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Oh, Chanukah, Oh, Chanukah!

Tzlil V’zemer Children’s Choir

Chanukah, oh Chanukah, come light the Menorah
Chanukah, oh Chanukah, come light the Menorah
Gather around the table and let’s have a treat
Happy songs we’ll sing and latkes we’ll eat

And while we are singing
The candles are burning bright
One for each night, they shed a sweet light
And remind us of days long ago

Oh Chanukah, oh Chanukah, a festival of joy
A holiday, a jolly day, for every girl and boy
Gather around the table and let’s have a treat
Happy songs we’ll sing and latkes we’ll eat

And while we are singing
We’ll think of those days long ago
And then we’ll tell the story of the miracles, glory
And dance by the candles burning low

December 15, 2009 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

Oh Chanukah


Wikipedia Lyrics:

Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah
Come light the menorah
Let’s have a party
We’ll all dance the horah

Gather round the table,
We’ll give you a treat
Dreidels (or Sevivon) to play with,
And latkes to eat

And while we are playing
The candles are burning bright
One for each night,
They shed a sweet light

To remind us of days long ago
One for each night,
They shed a sweet light
To remind us of days long ago.

Yiddish transliteration

Oy Chanukah oy Chanukah
A yontif a sheyner,
A lustiker a freylekher
Nisht do nokh azoyner
Ale nakht mit dreydlech shpiln mir,
Frishe heyse latkes, esn on a shir.

Geshvinder, tsindt kinder
Di Chanukah likhtlech on,
Zogt “Al Hanisim”, loybt Got far di nisim,
Un lomir ale tantsen in kon.
Zogt “Al Hanisim”, loybt Got far di nisim,
Un lomir ale tantsen in kon.

Yiddish literal translation

Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah
A beautiful celebration.
Such a cheerful and happy one,
There is none like it.
Every night with the dreidels we will play,
Fresh, hot latkes we will eat endlessly.

Come quickly children
Light the Chanukah candles
Say “Al Hanissim”, praise God for the miracles,
And we will all dance together in a circle!
Say “Al Hanissim”, praise God for the miracles,
And we will all dance together in a circle!

December 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment


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