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Passover Songs

Take Us Out Of Egypt

-Author Unknown

Sing to the tune of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.” Quick, easy and fun! First line: Take us out of Egypt, free us from slavery. Last line: For it’s ten plagues, down and you’re out at the Pesach game…

There's No Seder Like Our Seder

-Author Unknown

Sing to the tune of “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” Guaranteed to have everyone at the table smiling. First line: There’s no Seder like our Seder, like no Seder I know. Last line: Let’s go on with the show!…

A Passover Song

-Author Unknown

Sing to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music. First line: Cleaning and cooking and so many dishes. Last line: We simply remember our Passover things and then we don’t feel so bad…

Passover Round

-Randi Spiegel

Sing to the tune of “Frère Jacques.” Do it in a round just like in fifth grade French class! First line: Roasted shankbone. Last line: Bitter herbs…

Pharaoh Pharaoh

-Author Unknown

A true crowd-pleaser! Sing to the tune of “Louie, Louie.” This one has really fun hand motions too. Google them!

First line: Pharaoh, Pharaoh! Oh baby! Let my people go! Last line: Let my people go! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!…

Dayeinu

-Author Unknown

This traditional Passover song that has been around for generations. It commemorates the long list of miraculous things God did to liberate the Israelites from slavery, any one of which would have been pretty amazing just by itself. Dayeinu, translated liberally, means, “Thank you, God, for overdoing it.”

First line: One of most beloved songs in the Passover Seder is “Dayeinu.” Last line: Ilu na-tan, na-tan la-nu, Na-tan la-nu et-ha-Sha-bat, Na-tan la-nu et-ha-Sha-bat, Da-ye-nu!…

Just A Tad Of Charoset

-Author Unknown

Sing to the tune of “A Spoonful of Sugar.” Everyone loves this song and you’ll all be humming it for weeks.

First line: Oh, back in Egypt long ago, the Jews were slaves under Pharaoh. Last line: Just a tad of charoset helps the bitter herbs go down, in the most disguising way…

Chad Gadya (One Little Goat)

-Author Unknown

Yeah, this traditional Passover song is a little dark. But, let’s face it, Judaism isn’t exactly a laugh a minute either. It’s fun to do in English and Hebrew/Aramaic, singing faster as you go, ideally trying to sing each paragraph in one breath. Basically go around the table taking turns reading the paragraph in English and then everyone sing the Chad Gadya part together. There are a few different interpretations of the meaning. Some think it’s the story of the Jewish people, and others say it’s a representation of the lifelong journey of self-development we’re all on. We have no f*#king idea. Google the melody if you don’t know it.

First line: Chad gadya, chad gadya, Dizabin aba bitrei zuzei, Chad gadya, chad gadya. Last line: Then came the Holy One, blessed be He! And destroyed the angel of death, Then came the angel of death and slew the butcher, Then came the butcher and killed the ox, Then came the ox and drank the water, That quenched the fire that burned the stick, That beat the dog that bit the cat, That ate the kid, My father bought for two zuzim, Chad gadya, chad gadya…

I Could Have Eaten More

-Irvine Sobelman, Jenny Sobelman, and Martha Ackelsberg

Sing to the tune of “I Could Have Danced All Night.”

First line: I could have eaten more, I could have eaten more, but it’s afikomen time. Last line: How good to share this meal with you!

This Is How We Jew It

-Lyrics by David Maldoff 

Sing to the tune of “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan. Imagine how long this took to write? Props to David.

First line: This is how we Jew it. Last line: Let’s all lean back, get right and relax. This is how we Jew it…

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