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Lyr/Chords req/ADD: Ladino Hanukkah Songs

DREMLEN FEYGL (Drowsing Birds)

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Subject: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: Genie
Date: 10 Dec 01 - 11:32 PM

I need some Ladino Hanukkah songs for a gig. I know "Ocho Kandelikas," (and can post the lyrics and chords if anyone wants them), but that's the only Ladino one I know for Hanukkah. Got any more? (MIDIs would be nice, but words and chords are fine, too.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: CarolC
Date: 10 Dec 01 - 11:46 PM

This thread seems to have a few.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: Genie
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 12:19 AM

Carol, Thanks for the Zemerl link! It looks like a great site. Problem is, I need to know which songs to look for. I'd like to choose three or four that are well known, easy to play, or just plain good songs. I can't tell that from a list of titles.

The Hanukkah songs I sing are O Chanukah, My Dreydl, Light One Candle, Sovivon (I think that's the title), Ocho Kandelikas, and Rock of Ages (Mo Oz Tzur). Only one is Ladino, and I'd like to add other Ladino songs that my Ladino clients (senior citizens) would know. Any suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: CarolC
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 12:44 AM

I'm afraid I don't know anything about it. I just remember seeing the thread a while back.

One thing you could try doing would be to post a question to the Zemerl forum at this link. It looks like you'll need to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to post your own question.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: CarolC
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 12:47 AM

Also, what if you asked your Ladino clients if they can tell you the names of some of the songs they remember?

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Subject: ADD: Ocho Kandelikas
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 03:05 AM

I thought I was going to have to type this one out, but I found it at Rhino Records (click), on the liner notes of a CD called To Life! Songs Of Chanukah And Other Jewish Celebrations. Rhino always does a good job on their reissue collections, and this one is particularly good.
-Joe Offer-


Hanukah Linda sta aki, ocho kandelas para mi,
Hanukah Linda sta aki, ocho kandelas para mi.

Una kandelika, dos kandelikas, tres kandelikas,
kuatro kandelikas, sintyu kandelikas,
seysh kandelikas, siete kandelikas, ocho kandelikas para mi.

Muchas fiestas vo fazer, con alegrias i plazer.
Muchas fiestas vo fazer, con alegrias i plazer.

Una kandelika, dos kandelikas, tres kandelikas,
kuatro kandelikas, sintyu kandelikas,
seysh kandelikas, siete kandelikas, ocho kandelikas para mi.

Los pastelikas vo kumer, con almendrikas i la miel
Los pastelikas vo kumer, con almendrikas i la miel Una kandelika, dos kandelikas, tres kandelikas,
kuatro kandelikas, sintyu kandelikas, seysh kandelikas, siete kandelikas, ocho kandelikas para mi.

Beautiful Chanukah is here, eight candles for me.

One candle, two candles, three candles, four candles, five candles, six candles, seven candles, eight candles for me.

Many parties will be held, with joy and with pleasure.

One candle . . .

I will cook pastelikos [a Sephardic delicacy] with almonds and honey.

One candle . .

Album notes:
While most people think of the German derived Yiddish as the lingua franca of the Jews in the Diaspora, Ladino is an old Jewish language used by the Jews of Spain and the countries of their later exile after the Inquisition in 1492. In fact, scholars today who wish to study Spanish texts from the time of Ferdinand and Isabella I, make frequent reference to Ladino dictionaries to find the meaning of archaic terms that have only been kept in use by Sephardic Jews.

This song, with its very Spanish-sounding melody, is also a reminder that much of what gives Spanish music its sound came from the music of the Sephardic Jews who brought their Moorish-sounding music and instruments to Spain during its Golden Age.

Not-so-traditional performance by Pink Martini:

Recording by Alisa Fineman:

A great performance by Flory Jagoda:

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: Genie
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 04:09 PM

Joe, Thanks for posting Ocho Kandelikas.  That's one I personally don't need, since I already sing it, but I was thinking of adding it at Mudcat, and you saved me the trouble!

When I sing it, I usually alternate these English verses (poetic license taken in some places for the sake of rhyme) with the Ladino ones.  It's a great sing-along.   I like to start the chorus v e r y  s l o w l y and then gradually speed up the tempo as we go from  "una kandelika" to "ocho kandelikas."   (Kinda like folks do with Hava Nagila.  Not a novel idea, but a lot of fun.)

Eight Little Candles (Ocho Kandelikas)

Beautiful Hanuka is here,
Eight candles burning bright and clear. (Repeat)

One little candle, two little candles, ...,
Eight candles burning bright and clear.

Many parties we will have
Filled with happiness and joy!  (Repeat)


Little pastries we will eat
With almonds and honey, oh, so sweet! (Repeat)


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Subject: Index: International Jewish Songbook
From: Genie
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 08:59 AM

Here is the book I was referring to in another thread above.  I wish I had a copy here in Seattle, because it has all these songs in it.

The International Jewish Songbook 

Songs Of Israel
 1. Am Yisrael Chai                                                 2. Am Yisrael Chai II                                               3. Artsa Alinu
 4. B'arvot Hanegev                                                5. Bashana Haba'a                                                   6. Chai
 7. Chorshat Ha'ekaliptus                                        8. David Melech Yisrael                                           9. Dodi Li
 10. El Ginat Egoz                                                  11. Erets Yisrael Yafa                                               12. Ere
 14. Hafinjan                                                          15. Hakotel                                                                16. Hal'luya
 17. Halicha L'kesaria                                            18. Hamilchama a'achrona                                       19. Hatikva
 20. Hava Nagila                                                    21. Hevenu Shalom Alechem                                    22. Hine Ma Tov
 23. Jerusalem of Gold                                           24. K'var Achare Chatsot                                         25. Lach Y'rushalayim
 26. Lo Yisa Goi                                                     27. Lu Y'hi                                                               28. Ma Avarech
 29. Machar                                                            30. Nolad'ti L'shalom                                              31. O-le -le
 32. Od Lo Ahavti Dai                                            33. Ose Shalom                                                        34. Rad Halaila
 35. Shir Hapalmach                                              36. Shiro hel Aba                                                      37. Sisu Et Y'rushalayim
 38. T'fila                                                               39. Tsena                                                                  40. Ush'avtem Mayim
 41. Y'rushalayim                                                  42. Zemer Atik.                                                        43. Al Kol Ele
Chassidic & Liturgical
 44. Ani Ma'amin                                                 45. Avinu Malkenu                                                46. Bilvavi
 47. Birkat Hamazon                                             48. Ele Chamda Libi                                            49. Eli Ata
 50. Esa Enai                                                         51. Ets Chayim Hi                                                52. Ki Mitsiyon
 53. Kol Ha'olam Kulo                                         54. Mashiach                                                        55. Mitsva G'dola
 56. Moshe Emet                                                   57. Nigun                                                             58. Nigun II
59. Nigun III                                                        60. Nigun IV                                                         61. Nye Zu Ritse Chloptsi
62. Od Yishama                                                   63. Od Yishama II                                                  64. Samchem
65. Shehecheyanu                                                66. Sheyibane Bet Hamikdash                               67. Shmelkie's Nigun
 68. Siman Tov                                                    69. Siyon                                                                70. Ufaratsta
71. Uva'u Ha'ovdim                                           72. V'haer Enenu                                                    73. Y'varech'cha
74. Yism'chu Hashamayim                                 75. Zara.                                                                 76. Shalom Rav
Sabbath & Holidays
77. Adir Hu                                                           78. Adon Olam                                                79. Ani Purim
80. Avadim Hayinu                                               81. Candle Blessings                                       82. Chad Gadya
83. Chag Purim                                                    84. Chanuka Ce                                                85. Dayenu
86. Echad Mi Yode'a                                            87. Eliyahu Hanavi                                          88. Eshet Chayil
89. Ha Lachma Anya                                            90. Hine Ba                                                      91. I Have A Little Dreydl
92. L'cha Dodi                                                      93. L'shana Haba'a                                         94. Ma Nishtana
95. Ma'oz Tsur                                                     96. Mi Y'malel                                                 97. S'vivon
98. Shabat Hamalka                                             99. Shabat Shalom                                          100. Shalom Alechem
101. Shir Hama'alot                                           102. Sisu V'simchu                                          103. Tsur Mishelo
104. Tu Bishvat                                                  105. V'hi She'amda                                         106. Y'did Nefesh
107. Y'me Hachanuka                                        108. Ya Ribon.
Sephardic & Oriental
109. Amen Shem Nora                                         110. Az Yashir Moshe                                   111. Cuando El Rey Nimrod
112. D'ror Yikra                                                   113. Durme Durme                                        114. Ets Harimon
115. Hamavdil                                                      116. Hiragut                                                   117. Kadesh Ur'chats
118. Ki Eshm'ra Shabat                                       119. Laner V'livsamim                                   120. Los Bilbilicos
121. Ma'oz Tsur                                                   122. Mipi El                                                   123. Mizmor L'david
124. Non Komo Muestro                                     125. Ocho Kandelikas                                    126. Quen Supiese
127. Scalerica D'oro                                             128. Ta'am Haman                                        129. Yigdal
130. Yitsmach Shalom                                         131. Yo M'enamori D'un Aire                       132. Yom Ze L'yisrael.
Song in English
133. Alef Bet                                                134. Dona Dona                                                135. Jerusalem Is Mine
136. L'chi Lach                                            137. Leaving Mother Russia                             138. Light One Candle
139. Momele                                                140. My Zedi.
Songs in Yiddish
141. A Brivele Der Mamen                         142. A Yidishe Mame                                              143. Bai Mir Bistu Shen
144. Belz                                                    145. Chiribim                                                           146. Choson Kala Mazel Tov
147. Der Rebe Elimelech                            148. Di Grine Kuzine                                               149. Di M'zinke
150. Eli Eli                                                 151. Eshes Chayil                                                     152. M'chuteniste Maine
153. Oifn Pripitchik                                   154. Papirossen                                                         155. Rezele
156. Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen                     157. Rumania                                                            158. Rumania
159. S'brent                                               160. Shen Vi Di L'vone                                             161. Shloimele Malkele
162. Tumbalalaika                                      163. Un Az Der Rebe Zingt                                      164. Vi Ahin ol Ich Gen
165. Yankele                                              166. Yome Yome                                                      167. Yossel
168. Yossel                                                169. Zog Nit Kenmol                                                170. Zol Shoin Kumen Di G'ulo.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 08:48 AM

Zemer Atik or Nigun Atik

Hebrew Lyrics
(English Translation)

Od nashuva el nigun atik
(Again we return to the ancient song)
Vehazemer ye'if v'yer'erav
(And the melody will linger on)
Od gav'a m'shumar nashik, nashik
(When we raise our glasses with a friend)
Alzei einayim v'eivav
(Our eyes will be as bright as our hearts)

Tovu, tovu ohaleinu
(How good, how good are our tents)
Ki machol hiftzi'a
(Because there's dancing there)
Tovu, tovu ohaleinu
(How good, how good are our tents)
Od nashuva el nigun atik
(Still we will return to the ancient song)

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: GUEST,Flory Fan
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 02:09 AM

Genie, you mentioned you had the chords to Ocho Kandelikas? Would be great if you could post them here. I'm hoping to perform it for friends around Januka time, and would be most grateful to you! Thank you very much.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: GUEST,Flory Fan
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 01:18 PM

Actually managed to find a copy of The International Jewish Songbook (my dear grandmother's!), which has Ocho Kandelikas, so no chords needed! Thanks all.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: GUEST,cath
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 04:25 PM

used to do "kita'l tas" with skyline... hannukah donuts!

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
Date: 09 Dec 14 - 07:40 PM

Hi, actually, it would be really helpful if someone could share the chords. Planning to sing this with a group this Sunday. Thanks!

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ladino Hanukkah Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 06:05 PM

Good time to refresh this with a delightful performance by Flory Jagoda:

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