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Chanukah Songs: Popular Favorites

Chanukah Songs: Popular Favorites

Sing along with these classic Chanukah tunes!

by Aish.com 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

CHANUKAH, OH 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.

MA'OZ TZUR




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.

(Translation)
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 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!

(Chorus)

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

(Chorus)

SIVIVON, SOV, SOV, SOV, SOV




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.

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

CHANUKAH, CHANUKAH




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.

(Translation)

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: 33

(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.

(29) Marvin Kravetsky, December 22, 2011 3:44 AM

The good ol'chanukah songs

Thank you for putting on the melodies of chanukah as I learnt them in kinergarten. But how much more beautiful would they be if you sprung for a proper chorus and orchestra. The melody llines are simply beautiful but wih chorus and orchestra they are absolutely awsome!

someone, December 23, 2011 11:38 AM

very nice

(28) Anonymous, December 16, 2011 7:08 PM

love this

like the songs yo

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