The song ends up a hit, and the schlemiel has done it again.
Do you call an ineffectual, hapless person a schlemiel, a shlemel, a shlemyel, or a schlemeyel?
Based on the leaked reports, he said, “a schlemiel could have done this.”
"awkward, clumsy person," 1868, from Yiddish shlemiel "bungler," from main character in A. von Chamisso's German fable "The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl" (1813), probably from Biblical name Shelumiel (Num. i:6), chief of the tribe of Simeon, identified with the Simeonite prince Zimri ben Salu, who was killed while committing adultery. (cf. schlemazel).