Dreidel Songs and Lyrics

I Have a Little Dreidel

Music by Sam Goldfarb  Lyrics by Sam Goldfarb and Mikhl Gelbart

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

Chorus:

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

[Chorus]

It has a lovely body
With legs so short and thin
And when it is so 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]

Here are a few variations if you want to keep going.

 

I Have a Little Driedle - Yiddish Version

Lyrics by Sam Goldfarb

Ikh bin a kleyner dreydl, gemakht bin ikh fun blay
Kumt lomir aleh shpiln, in dreydl eyns tsvey dray.
Oy, dreydl, dreydl, dreydl, Oy, drey zikh, dreydl, drey
To lomir aleh shpiln, in dreydl eyns un tsvey.

Un ikh hob lib tsu tantsn, zikh dreyen in a rod
To lomir ale tantsn, a dreydl-karahod.
Oy, dreydl, dreydl, dreydl, oy, drey zikh, dreydl, drey
To lomir ale shpiln, in dreydl eyns un tsvey.

 

Sevivon, sov, sov, sov

 Author unknown

(Transliterated from Hebrew)

Sevivon, sov, sov, sov
Hanukkah, hu chag tov
Sevivon, sov, sov, sov!
Hanukkah, hu chag tov

Chag simcha hu la-am
Nes gadol haya sham (po)
Chag simcha hu la-am.
Nes gadol haya sham (po)

Translation:

Dreidel, spin, spin, spin.
Hanukkah is a great holiday.
Dreidel, spin, spin, spin.
Hanukkah is a great holiday.

It is a celebration for our nation. A great miracle happened
there (here).
It is a celebration for our nation. A great miracle happened
there (here).

 

The Hannukah Song
Performed by Adam Sandler on 03 Dec 1994 (Roseanne)

Chorus:

Put on your yamukah
Here comes Hannukah
So much funnukah
To celebrate Hannukah

Hannukah is: the festival of lights
Instead of one day of presents
We have eight crazy nights

When you feel like/the only kid in town
Without a Christmas tree
Here's a list of people that are
Jewish like you and me:

David Lee Roth
lights the menorah
So do Kirk Douglas, James Caan
and the late Dinah Shorah

Guess who eats together at
the Carnegie Deli?
Bowser from Sha-Na-Na
And Arthur Fonzarelli!

Paul Newman's half Jewish
and Goldie Hawn's half, too
Put them together,
What a fine looking Jew!

You don't need to Deck the Halls
Or Jingle Bell Rock,
'Cause you can spin the dreidel
With Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock!

[Chorus]

O.J. Simpson [not a Jew]
But guess who is? Hall of Famer Rod Carew [He converted]
We got Ann Landers and her
sister Dear Abby,

Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish
Not too shabby
Some people think Ebenezer Scrooge is
Well, he's not, but guess who is --
All three Stooges!

[Chorus]

So many Jews are in Show Biz
Tom Cruise isn't but I think his agent is

Tell your friend Veronica
It's time to celebrate Hanukkah
I hope I get a harmonica
On this lovely lovely Hanukkah
So drink your gin and tonica
But don't smoke marijuanica
If you really really wannika
Have a Happy Happy Happy Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hannukah Everybody!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah!

Here are guitar chords if you need them.

To see videos of live performances check out youtube.com or adamsandler.com.

 

The Dreidel Song - South Park Version

Lyrics won't do this one justice - watch it here.

 

 Additional Resources

Here is a list of Hebrew dreidel songs (sevivon songs).

 

 

 

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