SIMU SHEMEN

Simu shemen, shemen zayit,
Neirot hadliku, yehi or babayit!

Or lanu! Dror lanu!
Al kein na'irah, al kein nashirah
Sh'monah yamim shirat ha'or.

Eish hadliku, hatichu oferet,
Utz'ku na lanu s'vivon letif'eret.

Sov, sov lanu! Tov, tov lanu!
Al kein nasobah, al kein nirkodah
Sh'monah yamim rikud has'vivon!

POUR IN SOME OIL

Pour in some oil, olive oil,
Light candles, in our home let there be light!

We have light! We have freedom!
So let's make it bright and with delight
- Sing for eight days the song of light.

Light the fire - smelt the lead,
And cast us, please, a dreidel superb.

Spin, spin for us! It's so much fun!
So let's spin it round and dance along
- Eight days of the dreidel hop!

 

Hebrew words

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LYRICS
Yiddish: Mordechai Ravisman, Hebrew version: Levin Kipnis
MUSIC
Folk
SINGER
Kol Tzion Choir

Words transliterated and translated by Gila Ansell Brauner of Jerusalem, Israel.
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