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Joe Offer Lyr Req: After something biblical and humouro (44) Lyr Add: A WICKED, WICKED MAN (Purim Song)^^ 10 Mar 01

Jerry & Bev Praver and others sang this seasonally appropriate song at our song circle this evening. They missed a verse or two, but I found it in a songbook. Fun song - they said they learned it as kids.
-Joe Offer-


1. Oh, once there was a wicked, wicked man
The Bible calls him Haman
He lied and lied about the Jews,
Whom he was always blamin'

Oh, today we'll merry, merry be,
Oh, today we'll merry, merry be,
Oh, today we'll merry, merry be,
And eat some Homentashen.

2. And Esther was the lovely queen
Of King Ahasuerus
When Haman said he'd kill us all,
Oh, my, how he did scare us.

3. But Mordecai, her cousin bold,
Said: "What a dreadful knave, Sir!
Our Esther is a clever queen,
Her people she will save, Sir!"

4. When Esther, speaking to the King,
Of Haman's plot made mention,
"Aha!" said he, "Oh no he won't!
I'll spoil his bad intention."

5. The Bible tells how God destroyed
All Haman's plans so clever;
And God preserved the Jews that day,
As He has done forever.

An alternate first verse:
1. O, once there was a wicked, wicked man
And Haman was his name, sir
He would have murdered all the Jews,
Though they were not to blame, sir.

Tune: Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl

A song for the Jewish feast of Purim.

Source: "Union Songster: Songs and Prayers for Jewish Youth" (1960)

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