This entry is part of the Lexicon of Klezmer Terminology (LKT). The LKT compiles a wide array of source materials that shed light on the historical and contemporary state of knowledge about klezmer music. Each entry includes a number of citations from primary and secondary sources that include or refer to the term in question. It also indicates whether musical notation or sound recordings are included in the source. By clicking on the bibliographic hyperlink at the end of each citation, you get the full reference.
“From Shabbat until Wednesday... each evening there came music, and for the bride ‘guten Abend,’ a ‘dobri wetscher’ played, and every morning we heard the ‘guten-Morgen-Standchen,’ ‘dobri dsen,’ and we danced happy little dances.” [Brest Litovsk, Poland, 1848]. Wengeroff 1913, I, pp. 182-83.
“The day of the wedding the klezmer had to arrive early in the morning to play a gut-morgn for the parents of the bride and groom.” [Vilna, c. 1870s-1880s]. Zizmor 1922a, p. 874.