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Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah

18 Dec 06 - 07:01 AM (#1912482)
Subject: Lyr Add: O Channukah, O Channukah
From: voyager

Since the Xmas parody thread has such a following,
I thought I'd start a parallel conversation
(just to get some notice)!

A new musical idea came early this holiday season!
Cheers & Joy to the Mudcat Community....
voyager

CHANNUKAH, OH CHANNUKAH
-----------------------
(tune of O Tannenbaum)

CHORUS -
O Channukah, O Channukah
How lovely are thy brunches

Pass the bagels, pass the lox
Open up, the gift-wrapped box

O Channukah, O Channukah
How lovely are thy brunches

Spin the dredle, win some gelt
Eat the chocolate before it melts
CHORUS

Have some latkes and applesauce
Save a plate for Santa Claus
CHORUS

Seven days and seven nights
Menorrah candless, burning bright
CHORUS

Remember all those Macabees
Who refused to bend their knees
CHORUS

Fill the house with Chaverim
Songs and laughter echoing
CHORUS

Kids drink lots of Martinellis
Apple cider fills their bellys
CHORUS

Sing a song for dear old Mom
Here's to CAROL TANNENBAUM

Oh Channukah, Oh Channukah
How lovely are thy brunches!

--------------------------- FIN ---------------------------------
(repeat until full)


18 Dec 06 - 06:03 PM (#1913069)
Subject: Chanukah, Oh Chanukah (O Hanukkah, O Hannukah)
From: Genie

Several threads about this song (and other Hanukkah songs)

HERE.


18 Dec 06 - 06:06 PM (#1913073)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: Genie

Oops! I see your Channukah song is a parody of O Tannenbaum, or at least a new song put to that melody.

Anyway, it's good to connect the Hanukkah/Chanuka/Channukah (or however you transliterate it) songs.

Genie :-D


18 Dec 06 - 06:28 PM (#1913091)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: katlaughing

Did anyone else hear The Leevees on npr the other day? They've written a bunch of new songs for Hanukah. Sounded great. You can read more about them and watch a video they made about how in the heck Hanukah is really supposed to be spelled. Just CLICK HERE.

kat


18 Dec 06 - 06:40 PM (#1913098)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: katlaughing

If you click just below the potato cake in the frying pan, on the left of their main page, you can hear their new Hanukah songs. Great stuff!!


19 Dec 06 - 10:39 AM (#1913657)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: EBarnacle

So, how do you spell it?


19 Dec 06 - 10:41 AM (#1913660)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: Paul Burke

חנוכה of couse


20 Dec 06 - 04:09 AM (#1914463)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: Genie

You can't pronounce it unless you khave a khold.

§;-D


20 Dec 06 - 06:38 PM (#1915197)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: voyager

Geez -

I still haven't heard whether anyone likes this tune or not.
Most Ch-omments are how Channukah, Hannukah, Chanukah is spelled.

Go figure.

voyager


20 Dec 06 - 08:31 PM (#1915276)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: Genie

Voyager, I can pretty much promise you that if I sang this parody at a Jewish retirement residence there would be some complaints because it's to the tune of a "Christmas song" and maybe even a couple because it's to a German tune.    Of course, younger audiences would probably not react that way.

I do think the lyrics are funny, though. §;-D

G


21 Dec 06 - 06:38 PM (#1916183)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: voyager

ERRATA -

Oops -
Seven days and seven nights
Menorrah candless, burning bright

Should be

Eignt nights of Hannukah light
Menorrah candles burning bright

Corrections by my shiksa wife!
Guess I loss some meter along the way.....

voyager


21 Dec 06 - 06:55 PM (#1916195)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: katlaughing

Sorry, voyager. I read your opening post incorrectly, I think. I didn't realise it was yours! Well-done!


21 Dec 06 - 09:44 PM (#1916329)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: EBarnacle

Did anyone else note that the menorim in th Leevees' video was short a branch?


19 Dec 07 - 05:55 AM (#2218789)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah (reprise)
From: voyager

Seasoned Greetings to the Mudcat Community of Warblers, Musicologists, Old Folkies, Cyber-songsters and such. Please enjoy this Seasonal Song (reprised for 2007 with the right number of Festival Lights!) - a joyful noise guaranteed to amuse some, offend some, and typically, be ignored by many.

Since the Xmas parody thread has such a following, I thought I'd start a parallel conversation (just to get some notice)!

Cheers & Joy to the Mudcat Community....
voyager

CHANNUKAH, OH CHANNUKAH
-----------------------
(tune of O Tannenbaum)

CHORUS -
O Channukah, O Channukah
How lovely are thy brunches

Pass the bagels, pass the lox
Open up, the gift-wrapped box

O Channukah, O Channukah
How lovely are thy brunches

Spin the dredle, win some gelt
Eat the chocolate before it melts
CHORUS

Have some latkes and applesauce
Save a plate for Santa Claus
CHORUS

A Celebration - eight long nights
Menorrah candles, burning bright
CHORUS

Remember all those Macabees
Who refused to bend their knees
CHORUS

Fill the house with Chaverim
Songs and laughter echoing
CHORUS

Kids drink lots of Martinellis
Apple cider fills their bellys
CHORUS

Sing a song for dear old Mom
Here's to CAROL TANNENBAUM

Oh Channukah, Oh Channukah
How lovely are thy brunches!

--------------------------- FIN ---------------------------------
(repeat until full)

PS - 'Thy despots heel is on thy shore....
      Maryland, O Maryland'!


19 Dec 07 - 08:08 AM (#2218843)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: GUEST,AggieD

'Did anyone else note that the menorim in th Leevees' video was short a branch? '

In the Diaspora we have an extra branch & the technical term is 'Chanukiah', while strictly speaking a 'Menorah' has one less branch & is used in Israel, where they light one less candle.


19 Dec 07 - 10:04 AM (#2218907)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: fretless

A menorah is a candelabrum. The one that was given to Moses had seven branches. That's the one depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome, which illustrates the sacking of the Temple in Jerusalem in 71. The nine-candle candelabrum used for the festival of Chanukah is technically a chanukiah. I'm finding it hard to imagine that Israel acknowledges on less day of miracle than the Diaspora.

On the other hand, dreidels in Israel have a different acronym than those in the rest of the world: A Great Miracle Happened Here, as opposed to a Great Miracle Happened There.


19 Dec 07 - 10:06 AM (#2218908)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: fretless

P.S. apoologies for the thread drift.

Have a wonderful holiday.


24 Dec 08 - 01:59 PM (#2523994)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: voyager

Seasonal Greetings to the MudCat Forum

voyager
'who has learned to count the candles'


24 Dec 08 - 02:08 PM (#2524004)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: Haruo

חנוכה is eight candles (plus the one you light 'em from) whether in Israel or the diaspora. Our menorah that we just made the other day is two hands of clay, with the thumbs overlapping. My wife found the instructions on some website for Jewish kids' craft projects.

I like your song, voyager, though I would call the tune "O Maryland" or "O Lutefisk" to stave off the complaints about Christmas and the Germans that someone mentioned.

Kwanzaa's right around the corner, and it uses candelabra, too. It also needs good new songs.

Haruo


17 Feb 10 - 04:08 PM (#2842273)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: SINSULL

Hanukah oh Hanukah
Come light the menorah.
Happy faces all about
We all dance the hora.


Learned from some Jewish friends in NYC.


17 Feb 10 - 11:15 PM (#2842617)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Channukah, Oh Channukah
From: mousethief

Latke, latke, latke
I made it out of wheat*
Latke, latke, latke
My latke I will eat.

*and potato


No offense intended

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