Chanukah Songs

Sweeping Up The Temple

Sweeping up the temple, got my broom and mop

Come on everybody now hop, hop, hop

Sweeping up the temple, got no time to stop

Come on everybody now hop, hop, hop

Sweeping up the temple, from the bottom to the top

Come on everybody now hop, hop, hop

 

Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah
Oh Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah, come light the menorah,
Let's have a party, we'll all dance the Horah,
Gather round the table, I'll give you a treat,
S'vivon (dreidels) 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.

 

Sivivon, 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
 

Five Little Latkes

Five little latkes were sizzling in the pan (wiggle 5 fingers)
One jumped out, said catch me if you can! (put 1 finger down, use finger on other hand to run away)
And it jumped and it ran all around the kitchen floor,
(continue finger running)
When I turned around it ran right out the door!
(running finger behind back)
Now, there's 4 little latkes.   3, 2, 1...

 

Oh Dreidel

Oh Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
I made you out of clay
and when you're dry and ready
oh dreidel I shall play

 

I Have a Little Dreidel

With legs so short and thin

And when it gets all tired

Oh dreidel I shall win

 

Maoz Tzur
Maoz tzur y’shuati
l’cha naeh l’shabeach
Tikon beit t’filati
v’sham todah n’zabeach.

L’eit tachin matbeach
mitzar hamnabeach
Az egmor b’shir mizmor
chanukat hamizbeach
Az egmor b’shir mizmor
chanukat hamizbeach.

 

How Many Candles?

How many candles, how many candles,
How many candle do we light?  

On our chanukiah, on our chanukiah,

On The [first] Chanukah night?
 

One...one…[One] little candle, [one] little candle
One little candle we do light.
On our chanukiah, on our chanukiah,

The [first] Chanukah night…

 

(Continue until 8 candles)
 

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