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Lich’vod HaChanukah

Lyrics: Haim Nachman BIALIK
Music: THE WESTERN WIND

I-mi nat-na le-vi-vah li
Le-vi-vah cha-mah u-me-tu-ka
Le-vi-vah cha-mah u-me-tu-ka
Yod’im atem lich-vod mah
Yod’im atem lich-vod mah
Yod’im atem lich-vod mah
Lich-vod ha-Chanukah

A-vi hid-lik nerot li
Ve-sha-mash lo a-vou-kah
Ve-sha-mash lo a-vou-kah
Yod’im atem lich-vod mah
Yod’im atem lich-vod mah
Yod’im atem lich-vod mah
Lich-vod ha-Chanukah

.en translation

IN HONOR OF CHANUKAH

My mother baked me a levivah
A crisp and brown levivah
A crisp and brown levivah.
Oh do you know what it’s for?
Oh do you know what it’s for?
Oh do you know what it’s for?
It’s in honor of Chanukah.

My father lit the candles high
With the shammash’ fiery light
With the shammash’ fiery light.
Oh do you know what it’s for?
Oh do you know what it’s for?
Oh do you know what it’s for?
It’s in honor of Chanukah.

Yodim Atem
Folk / H.N. BIALIK

Li Avi hidlik nerot
v’shmash lo avukah
v’shmash lo avukah

Chorus:
Yodim atem lichvod ma
Yodim atem lichvod ma
Yodim atem lichvod ma
Lichvod ha-Chanukah

Li imi natna l’viva
l’viva chama u’mitukah
l’viva chama u’mitukah

Chorus

Father lights the Chanukah candles
The shamash burns so bright
The shamash burns so bright

Chorus:
Do you know why we light them?
Yes, I know why we light them.
Do you know why we light them?
Because it’s Chanukah.

Mother bakes the potato latkes
Latkes so warm and sweet.
Latkes so warm and sweet.

OTHER VERSIONS:

LICH’VOD HACHANUKAH

Avi hidlik nerot li
veshemesh lo avukah.
Yod’im atem lich’vod mah?
Lich’vod hachanukah.

Mori natan sevivon li
ben – oferet yetzukah.
Yod’im atem lich’vod mah?
Lich’vod hachanukah!

Imi natnah levivah li,
levivah chamah, metukah.
Yod’im atem lich’vod mah?
Lich’vod hachanukah.

Dodi natan t’shurah li,
prutah achat s’chukah.
Yod’im atem lich’vod mah?
Lich’vod hachanukah.

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