Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Barenaked Hanukkah?!

Yes No, that is isn't how LK and I plan to celebrate this year. The Barenaked Ladies have a Hanukkah song! I am so downloading that MP3, just as soon as I figure out how to do that. Of course, I'll need an MP3 player...oh wait, my phone is an MP3 player, but then I have no idea how to upload songs to it.

In the meantime, Princess and I will stick to singing the dreidel song! For those of you who want to sing along, here are the words.

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

(Chorus)
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready
Then dreidel I shall play!

It has a lovely body
With legs so short and thin
And when my dreidel's tired
It drops and then I win!

(Chorus)

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

(Chorus)

Today we read The Hanukkah Story by Marilyn Hirsh, which recounts the Hanukkah story. We loved it so much we ordered a copy of our own. It is out of print, but we found an old copy on Amazon.




5 comments:

Frau said...

Love the dreidel song! I was talking about Hanukkah to my German teacher and she was all what's Hanukkah I don't know this! I was are you kidding me so I gave her my best description and told her to google it. Hello how does someone in this world not know Hanukkah. Question how come it has two spellings with a C and without?

Shady Lady said...

Seriously?! I am stunned that a woman in Germany doesn't know what Hanukkah is! Things must have changed a lot since my friend at Such Lovely Freckles grew up there.

So the reason for the spelling difference...
You know how in German you have that sound in the throat, kind of like at the end of blech when something tastes horrible? Well, the Hebrew pronunciation of Hanukkah has that CH sound in the throat. Instead of starting it with a 'H' sound, you start it with the 'CH' sound. Man that's hard to explain without saying it out loud. Did that make any sense?

t.t. millers said...

So very cute! I don't know much about MP3s and always have my boys do that kind of stuff for me.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Barenaked Ladies rock.

Shady Lady said...

Tami, maybe I should ask Princess to help me out. ;)

Yes, SMT, Barenaked Ladies do rock! LK keeps telling me there is so much more music we need to aquire. I guess he's right. I'll add Barenaked Ladies to the list.