The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135869 Message #330940
Posted By: Mark Cohen
31-Oct-00 - 12:08 AM
Thread Name: ADD: The Apples and Bananas Song
Subject: RE: Tune Add: THE APPLES AND BANANAS SONG
As the season is approaching, I'll share a Hanukkah version I made up a few years ago for my stepson's preschool:
I like to eat, eat, eat, applesauce and latkes....
(Then, ayplesauce and laytkays, eeplesauce and leetkees, and so on...)
For the uninitiated, latkes are potato pancakes traditionally eaten on Hanukkah, or Chanukah, or Hanukka, with applesauce. The oil they are cooked in is supposedly meant to signify the oil that lasted for eight days in the Temple, though I've always assumed that's just an excuse for making them. In Israel, the traditional Chanukah food is doughnuts called Sufganiyot; also made with oil, of course.
(I did this song for my daughter's school in Boulder two weeks ago and they still loved it!)