Hanukkah, Nes Gadol

by David Berkenbilt

recorded live at Shalshelet’s 2nd International Festival, 2006

 

> Hanukkah, Hanukkah, Light the lights of Hanukkah
Oil enough for just one night, burned for eight so full and bright
Nes Gadol Haya Sham, Freedom’s lights a healing balm
Light the lights on the menorah, Then we all can dance the hora
Singing, dancing through the night, Celebrating freedom’s light

> Hanukkah, Hanukkah, give the gifts of Hanukkah
Chocolate coins and steaming latkes, Playing with our brand new chochkes
Nes Gadol Haya Sham, Every one is having fun
Latkes pouring from the ladle, Giving gifts and playing dreidle
Lots of food and lots of fun, Hanukkah has just begun

> Hanukkah, Hanukkah, celebrate our Hanukkah
Heros struggle through the night, Fought for justice fought for right
Nes Gadol Haya Sham, Now we’re the ones who carry on
Sing for Judah Maccabeus, Conq’ring hero helped to free us

 

YOU AND I WILL CARRY ON!