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Thread #16107   Message #2805455
Posted By: Genie
06-Jan-10 - 11:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chanukka: 'the light burning low'
Subject: RE: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
I don't think anyone answered k.l.walker's question.   I think the song referred to is probably "O Hanukkah!" (or "O Chanuka!" depending on how you want to transliterate).
There are links to this song at the top of this page.

But here, basically, are the lyrics, in English (with a couple Hebrew or Yiddish words tossed into various verses).

O Hanukkah, o Hanukkah, come light the menorah!
Let's have a party, we'll all dance the hora!
Gather 'round the table, we'll give you a treat.
S'vivonim* to play with, levivot** to eat.

And while we are playing the candles are burning low,
One for each night; they shed a sweet light
To remind us of days long ago.
One for each night; they shed a sweet light
To remind us of days long ago.



*or "dreidls" (Yiddish) or "spinning tops"
** or "latkes" (Yiddish) or "pancakes"