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Chanukah Songs: Popular Favorites

Chanukah Songs: Popular Favorites

Sing along with these classic Chanukah tunes!

by Staff

Click on the song titles to sing along with Aish alumnus Brad Schachter.

Chanukah, Oh Chanukah
Maoz Tzur
I Have A Little Dreidel
Sivivon, Sov, Sov, Sov
Chanukah Chanukah


Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah, come light the Menorah
Let's have a party, we'll all dance the hora
Gather round the table, we'll all have a treat
Sivivon 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.


Maoz tzur yeshua-si
Lecha na-eh li-sha-beyach
Tikone bais ti-fee-lasi
Vi-sham todah ni-za-beyach.

>Li-ase ta-chin mat-beyach
Mee-tzar ham-na-beyach
Az eg-more vi-sheer meez-mor
Chanukas ha-meez-beyach
Az eg-more vi-sheer meez-mor
Chanukas ha-meez-beyach.

O Rock of my salvation, with delight we praise You.
Restore the Temple where we will bring offerings.
When You will eliminate our enemies,
Then I shall sing at the rededication.


I have a little dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready
Then dreidel I shall play!

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready
Then dreidel I shall play!

It has a lovely body
With legs so short and thin
And when my dreidel's tired
It drops and then I win!


My dreidel's always playful
It loves to dance and spin
A happy game of dreidel
Come play now, let's begin!



Sivivon, sov, sov, sov
Chanukah, hu chag tov
Chanukah, hu chag tov Sivivon, sov, sov, sov!

Chag simcha hu la-am
Nes gadol haya sham
Nes gadol haya sham
Chag simcha hu la-am.

Dreidel, spin, spin, spin.
Chanukah is a great holiday.
It is a celebration for our nation.
A great miracle happened there.


Chanukah, Chanukah
Chag yafeh kol kach
Ohr chaviv, mi-saviv
Gil li-yeled rach.

Chanukah, Chanukah
Sivivon, sov, sov
Sov, sov, sov! Sov, sov, sov!
Ma nayim vi-tov.


Chanukah is a great holiday.
Surrounded with lovely light.
Fun for little children.
Dreidel, spin, spin, spin.
How wonderful!

Published: December 1, 2004

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Visitor Comments: 37

(34) rooseveltkuhn, May 29, 2015 7:18 AM

I loved this song. and i love to sing this songs. I think the lyrics are so impressible. Hope this website helpful find some many isreel details

(33) Hinda Cohen, December 8, 2014 8:12 PM


Lovely songs. We will play them pG at our Chanukah family party.

(32) charles, December 7, 2014 8:42 PM

these are awesome songs

i love the you keep the menorah lit all winter long

(31) Anonymous, November 29, 2013 2:56 AM

I know these songs in Hebrew, but i's nice to see them in English!!!!!!!!!!!!

(30) Barry Sovel, November 1, 2012 6:59 PM

Thank you so much for having such great downloadable and accessible mp3's of these songs.

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