Sunday, 22 December 2019

Rockin’ Around the Menorah by Naomi Elana Zener


Rockin' around the Menorah,
At the Chanukah party jam.
Latkes cooking for you to eat,
Chocolate gelt but there’s no ham.

Rockin' around the Menorah,
Let the Chanukah candles shine.
Later we’ll spin the dreidel fast,
And drink Manischevitz wine.

You will start to kvell and feel pride when you hear:
Nun! Gimel! Hey! Shin! I win!
Break out Chanukah tonic and gin!

Rockin' around the Menorah,
Eight days of party fun.
Lots of gifts but there’s no tree,
Or baby Jesus for anyone.

You will start to kvell and feel pride when you hear:
Nun! Gimel! Hey! Shin! I win!
Break out Chanukah tonic and gin!
Rockin' around the Menorah,
Let the Chanukah candles shine.
Later we’ll spin the dreidel fast,
And drink Manischevitz wine!


© 2019. Naomi Elana Zener. All Rights Reserved.

[Author's note: Did you know that some of Christmas’ greatest hit songs were written by Jews, including Johnny Mark’s Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. In honour of Chanukah, here’s a little parody for you to enjoy! Happy Chanukah!]

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