Denver JCC ECC - Shabbat Sing Song List 1) Boker Tov (call and response) Bo Bo Bo Boker Tov (call/response) X2 Boker Tov to the (classroom names) saplings; Boker Tov to the saplings (response) Then the Saplings sing “Bo Bo Bo Boker Tov” The rest of the school responds the same and then the Saplings pick the next classroom Translation: Good Morning 2) Boi Kallah Boi kallah, boi kallah, boi kalla, boi kallah Lecha dodi, likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kaaaaaaaaaab’la. Translation: Welcome the bride. Come my beloved, my bride. 3) Lecha Dodi Lecha Lecha dodi, likrat likrat kalah penei penei shabbat nekabelah (X2) La, la…. Boom boom, instruments sounds, do do, whistling. Translation: Come, my Beloved, to meet the Bride; let us welcome the Shabbat. 4) Bim Bam Bim bam, bim bim bim bamBim bim bim bim bim bam! (X2) Shabbat Shalom, hey! Shabbat Shalom, hey! Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shalom (X2) Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shalom (X2) Shabbat Shalom, hey! Shabbat Shalom, hey! Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shalom. Translation: Bim Bam is a niggun which means the words have no meaning other than to support the melody. The second part, Shabbat Shalom means Sabbath Peace. 5) Zum Gali Gali Zum Gali Gali Gali, Zoom Gali Gali (X4) Shabbat Shabbat Shalom, Shabbat Shabbat Shalom (X4) (sung in parts) Translation: Zum Gali Gali is also a niggun and is the same in English. 6) These Shabbat Lights of Mine (To the tune of “This Little Light of Mine”) These Shabbat Lights of Mine, I’m gonna let ‘em shine (X3) Let ‘em shine, let ‘em shine, let ‘em shine All these friends of mine, I’m gonna let ‘em shine… These clappin’ hands of mine… This little voice of mine… These huggin’ arms of mine… etc. 7) I’ve got that Shabbat Feeling (To the tune of: “He’s got the whole world in his hands”) I’ve got that Shabbat Feeling in my hands (X3) I’ve got that feeling in my hands…in my feet, arms, head, body, fingers, etc. 8) Mah Yafeh Hayom Mah Yafeh Hayom, Shabbat Shalom (2X) Shabbat, Shabbat Shalom (3X) Shabbat Shalom Translation: How Beautiful is this day of Sabbath Peace. 9) Peace in my Fingers I’ve got, peace, peace, peace in my fingers See what I can do (snapping) I’ve got, peace, peace, peace in my fingers Peace for me and you. (peace in my feet, peace in my heart…) 10) Chicken in the Pot (to the tune of: London Bridges Falling Down) Put the chicken in the pot, stir it up, nice and hot Get it ready for Shabbat, for Shabbat. Put the ___________ (carrots, onions, ice cream, matzo balls, etc.) 11) There’s a Dinosaur There’s a Dinosaur knockin on my door Knockin’ 1,2, 3 There’s a dinosaur knockin on my door And he’s come to have Shabbat with me First we light the candles Then we drink the wine Then we eat the challah It always tastes so fine… There’s a dinosaur knockin at my door And he’s come to have Shabbat with me (There’s an alligator, wolf, grandparent) 12) Sim Shalom Sim, Sim, Sim Shalom (X3) Tovah Uvracha Repeat Lai, lai, lai, lai, lai, lai, lai, lai, lai (x4) Repeat: Sim, Sim, Sim Translation: Joy and Goodness and Blessing. 13) Shabbat is Here Shabbat is here. Shabbat is here. I'm so glad that Shabbat is here. Candles burning bright, it's a Friday night. I'm so glad that Shabbat is here. Shabbat shalom to (diff. classrooms, teachers, etc.) 14) We Sing Shabbat, We Sing Shalom Chorus: We sing Shabbat (clap, clap) we sing Shalom (clap, clap) Shabbat Shalom, Shabbat Shalom (X2) L’hadlik ner shel Shabbat, we bless the Sabbath lights (X2) …Chorus Borei pri hagafen, we bless the Sabbath wine (X2) ….Chorus Hamotzi lechem min ha-a-retz, we bless the Sabbath bread (X2) ….Chorus 15) Thank you God Baruch Atah Adonai, thank you God (X2) Thank you for my _________ And thank you for my ______________ Thank you for my _____________ And thank you for my _______________ Baruch Atah Adonai, thank you God (X2) 16) Mini Met (Refrain) Mini met, mini met, mini mini mini met Mini met, mini mini mini mooooh Mini met, mini met, mini mini mini met Mini met, mini mini mini mooooh Gili, gili, gili, gili good shabbat Good shabbat, good shabbat Gili, gili, gili, gili good shabbat Good shabbat! Gili, gili, gili, gili peaceful shabbat Good shabbat, peaceful shabbat Gili, gili, gili, gili peaceful shabbat Peaceful shabbat! Gili, gili, gili, gili happy shabbat Good shabbat, happy shabbat Gili, gili, gili, gili happy shabbat Happy shabbat! (It can be fun to go around the circle and let each child supply an adjective: quiet shabbat, silly shabbat, green shabbat ) 17) Oseh Shalom Oseh shalom bimromav Hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu V'al kol Yisrael V'imru, v'imru amen. Ya'aseh shalom, ya'aseh shalom Shalom aleinu v'al kol Yisrael Ya'aseh shalom, ya'aseh shalom Shalom aleinu v'al kol Yisrael Translation:May he who makes peace in high places, make peace for us and for all Israel, and let us say, amen.) 18) Cheri Bim Cheri Bam (call response) Cheri Bim (caller) Cheri Bam (response) Cheri Bam (call) Cheri Bim (response) All together: Cheri Bim Bam Bim Bam Bim Bam Cheri Bam (call) Cheri Bim (respone) Cheri Bim (call) Cheri Bam (response) All together: Cheri Bim Bam Bim Bam Bim Bam All together faster: Oh Cheri Biri Biri Bim Bam Bam (x3) Oh Cheri Biri Biri biri Bim – “FREEZE!” 19) Salaam Od yavo shalom aleinu (x3) v’al kulam (repeat whole thing 2x) Salaam aleinu v’al kol ha’olam salaam …Salaam (x2) Translation: Peace will yet come upon us Peace will yet come upon us, and upon everyone. *Salaam = “peace” in Arabic. Here are a few more that were requested: 1) Rise and shine Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory (X3) Children of the Lord The Lord said to Noah: There's gonna be a floody, floody (x2) Get those children out of the muddy, muddy Children of the Lord So Noah, he built him, he built him an arky, arky (x2) Built it out of hickory barky, barky Children of the Lord The animals, the animals, They came in by twosie, twosies (x2) Elephants and kangaroosie, roosies Children of the Lord It rained and poured For forty daysie, daysies (x2) Nearly drove those animals crazy, crazies, Children of the Lord The sun came out and dried up the landy landy (x2) Everything was fine and dandy, dandy Children of the Lord So…Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory (x3) Children of the Lord 2) Hallelu Hallelu, Hallelu, Halleluuuu Hallelu,Hallelu, Halleluuu (x2) Halleluyah, Halleluyah, Hallelu, Halleluya Halleluyah, Halleluyah, Hallelu, Halle luyah (slower/faster; softer/louder) 3) Shalom Chaverim Shalom chaverim, shalom chaverim! Shalom, Shalom. Le-hit ra-ot, le-hit-ra-ot Shalom, Shalom! Goodbye my friends, goodbye my friends Goodbye! Goodbye! I’ll see you again, I’ll see you again! Goodbye, Goodbye! 4) Hiney Ma Tov La, la,la, (clap clap) La, la, la, (clap clap) la, la, la, la, la, la, (X2) Hiney ma tov u ma naim Shevet achim gam yachad (x2) Translation: how pleasant it would be if all people could all live together in peace and harmony. To hear some of these songs check out: Shira Kline Ilana Jagoda Oy Baby and Oy Baby 2 Judy and David Craig Taubman Rick Recht Peter and Ellen Allard Debbie Friedman www.oysongs.com is a great resource to hear these songs from various artists.
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