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Lyr Add: Dreidel Song / Dreydl Song

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Subject: Lyr Add: Dreidel Song / Dreydl Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 03:32 AM

This was buried in another thread, and likely to get lost:

Thread #15909   Message #145487
Posted By: Áine
06-Dec-99 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Calling All Smart Arses
Subject: ADD: The Dreidel Song

Here ya go BB -- I hope this is the song you want:

THE DREIDEL SONG

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

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
I made it out of clay,
And when it's dry and ready,
Now dreidel I shall play.



Hey, and this song was recorded by Barenaked Ladies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bJlxarxA4c


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dreidel Song / Dreydl Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 03:34 AM

And another...

Thread #41943   Message #607232
Posted By: Jeanie
10-Dec-01 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: HAPPY (C)HANUKKAH
Subject: ADD: The Dreydl Song

Here's a really lovely postscript to my earlier post ! I was feeling rather sad after reading the Chanukkah posts and putting in my own. It's already dark over here in England. My daughter and I love Chanukkah and I was missing her: I'm divorced and she is spending this week with her dad. I was just sitting here thinking we'd only have two nights together lighting the candles and singing the songs. THEN there was a knock on the door .. it was my daughter. Her dad is caught in traffic and she'd come here to wait and have her tea. So, we've had the first night of Chanukkah together after all !! That old "King of the Universe" is very, very kind.

The first night of Chanukkah is always so special because it's the only night when we say the blessing that God has given us life, lifted us up and brought us to this season. Saying that always means so much to me - and this year He has shown just how He is always there, and always lifting us up.

We've just been singing THIS song (and spinning around!)

    I have a little dreydl, I made it out of clay / And when it's dry and ready, then dreydl I will play./ O dreydl, dreydl, dreydl, I made it out of clay / O dreydl, dreydl, dreydl, now dreydl I shall play.

    It has a lovely body with leg so short and thin / And when it is all tired, it drops and then I win ...

    My dreydl's always playful, it loves to dance and spin / A happy game of dreydl, come play, let's now begin !

Thank you, King of the Universe, for looking after us.

L'Chaim !

With Love, Jeannie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dreidel Song / Dreydl Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 03:37 AM

And here's a version from http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=ihavealittledreidel

I HAVE A LITTLE DREIDEL
MY DREIDEL


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

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
I made it out of clay
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
Now dreidel I shall play

It has a lovely body
With a leg so short and thin,
And when it gets all tired
It drops and then I win!

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
With a leg so short and thin,
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
It drops and then I win.


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Subject: ADD: Ikh Bin A Kleyner Dreydl
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 03:40 AM

One more from http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=mydreidel

IKH BIN A KLEYNER DREYDL

Ikh bin a kleyner dreydl,
gemakht bin ikh fun blay.
Kumt lomir ale shpiln,
in dreydl – eyns tsvey dray.

Oy, dreydl, dreydl, dreydl,
Oy, drey zikh, dreydl, drey.
To lomir ale 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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dreidel Song / Dreydl Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 03:48 AM

The Barenaked Ladies have a third verse (WHO KNEW?), so I'd better post it:

THE DREIDEL SONG

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

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

It has a lovely body
With legs so short and thin
And when it gets all tired
It drops and I will win.

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

My dreidel is so playful
It loves to dance and spin
A happy game of dreidel
Come play now, let's begin.

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

Written by Ed Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Sam S. Grossman, Samuel E. Goldfarb, Steven Page, Tyler Stewart • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dreidel Song / Dreydl Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Dec 17 - 02:20 AM

I got a nice email from somebody who had trouble finding this thread, and he made some worthwhile comments:
    I figured it could be spelling or title issues?. Thanks.

    I am glad to know there?s a yiddish version?and it seems to be the original. I say this since the english is nonsenss. A clay dredle can?t be made so that it can spin with equal chance of landing on any of the four sides. To get the weight that even seems impossible.. If in yiddish ?bla? means ?lead? however I have seen such a dreydel?and it did spin well. It was two intersecting planes that made an ?X.? They are rare in these days of plastic. Also back to the english, a dreydel has no ?legs? thick or thin?it?s a top.

    There are traditions that have grown where Dreydel becomes a ?zipper? song. Each verse mentions a different material, fanciful or literal, from which the dreydel is made. And then the a fourth line is made to rhyme with it.. wood...good, dust?bust?etc The refrain then simply repeats the additions ?Oh dreydel dreydel dreydel/ I made it out of ?../ ?Oh dreydel dreydel dreydel/ It??..?

    Quite a catchy tune?. it can be sung in descant to ?dashing through the snow? by the way?if you skip the ?jingle bells? part.


I always thought that the "leg" (singular) was the point that the dreydl spins on.

-Joe-

P.S. Hanukkah is Dec 12-20 in 2017, so light your menorahs!


18 Dec 2017
Hey Joe,

As a follow up on the dreydel song today I asked my grandkids how they sing it. Already they’re being taught it as a zipper. I was surprised.

One of the six year olds said he made his out of “diamonds” and after spinning it he was “blinded.” His twin then wentt further and said hgis dreydel was “diamond” too but he said spinning it cut the “tabble”. !!!!! He explained that diamond are ver sharp…. sharp enough like a true literalist. to break a rhyme I guess or even a near rhyme.


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