SOME PASSOVER SONGS

  • Our Passover Things
    (Sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music)

    Cleaning and cooking and so many dishes
    Out with the hametz, no pasta, no knishes
    Fish that’s gefillted, horseradish that stings
    These are a few of our Passover things.

    Matzah and karpas and chopped up haroset
    Shankbones and kiddish and yiddish neuroses
    Tante who kvetches and uncle who sings
    These are a few of our Passover things.

    Motzi and maror and trouble with Pharoahs
    Famines and locusts and slaves with wheelbarrows
    Matzah balls floating and eggshell that clings
    These are a few of our Passover things.

    When the plagues strike
    When the lice bite
    When we’re feeling sad
    We simply remember our Passover things
    And then we don’t feel so bad.

    Elijah
    (Sung to the tune of “Maria”)

    Elijah!
    I just saw the prophet Elijah.
    And suddenly that name
    Will never sound the same to me.
    Elijah!
    He came to our seder
    Elijah!
    He had his cup of wine,
    But could not stay to dine
    This year–
    Elijah!
    For your message all Jews are waiting:
    That the time’s come for peace and not hating–
    Elijah–
    Next year we’ll be waiting.
    Elijah!

    The Seder Plate Song
    (Sung to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
    (By Dan Ochman)

    Shank bone on my Seder plate
    Helps to make the Seder great
    Charoset and some wine to sip
    Don’t forget the greens to dip
    Bitter herbs and an egg complete
    our Seder plate so now let’s eat!

    Pharoh, Pharoh
    (Sung to the tune of “Louie, Louie”)

    CHORUS:

    Pharaoh, Pharaoh
    Oh baby! Let my people go! HUH!
    Oy oy oy oy oy oy!
    Pharaoh, Pharaoh
    Oh baby! Let my people go! HUH!

    A burnin’ bush told me just the other day
    That I should come over here and stay.
    Gotta get my people outta Pharaoh’s hands
    Gotta lead my people to the Promised Land.

    CHORUS

    The Nile turned to blood! There were darkened black skies!
    Gnats and frogs! There were locusts and flies!
    The first born died, causing Egypt to grieve,
    Finally Pharaoh said, “Y’all can leave!”

    CHORUS

    Me and my people goin’ to the Red Sea
    Pharaoh’s army’s comin’ after me.
    I raised my rod, stuck it in the sand
    All of G-d’s people walked across the dry land.

    CHORUS

    Pharaoh’s army was a comin’ too.
    So what you think that I should do?
    Well, I raised my rod and I cleared my throat
    And all of Pharaoh’s army did the dead man’s float.

    CHORUS

    Coda:
    Pharaoh, Pharaoh
    Oh baby! Let my people go! HUH!
    Oy oy oy oy oy oy!
    Pharaoh, Pharaoh
    Oh baby! Let my people go! HUH!
    I said, we gotta go.
    I said, we gotta go now.
    Let’s go!

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  • Posted on April 5, 2012, in 2012, April, Events, Joke, Judaism 101, Ram's Horn and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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