Lyrics

Want to know the real words to all the tunes on our CDs? Here they are!

 

ENOUGH ALREADY ®2014

1. Greasy Coat

2. Looking For Love

3. Adonai S’fatai Tiftach

4. Three Days A Year

5. Morton’s Kosher Salt Spring

6. We Remember Them

7. If I Had My Way

8. The Second Time She Said Shalom

9. Oh, Chanukah

10. Big Water

11. Mordecai

12. Saying Kaddish At The Roadkill Café

13. Slivovitz Before Shacharit

14. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen

 

BUPKES

1. Sweet As Honey

2. High Holy Days

3. American Psalm

4. Shalom Aleichem

5. Hallelujah

6. Atheists Don’t Have No Songs

7. Od’Cha

8. I Will Have My Portion

9. Mah Nishtana

10. Come When I Call You

11. Al Shlosha D’varim

CHUTZPAH

1.   R’tzei

2.   Jews Don’t Camp

3.   Y’hiyu L’Ratzon

4.   St. Timothy’s Niggun

5.   I’m In It for the Food

6.   L’Dor Vador

7.   Hariu

8.   Yom Kippur Blues

9.   Hallelujah/Kol Haneshama

10.  Who by Fire

11.  Thank God I’m A Jewish Boy

12.  Hinei Matov

 

 

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ENOUGH ALREADY LYRICS:

1. Greasy Coat (2:09)

Words: Traditional (Updated By Rocky Mountain Jewgrass)
Music: Traditional Fiddle Tune

 I don’t drink and I don’t smoke and I don’t wear no greasy coat

< instrumental >

I don’t lie and I don’t cheat and I don’t mix my milk and meat

< instrumental >

I don’t take cod’s name in vain and I suggest you do the same

< instrumental >

Now all you girls don’t be surprised that this here boy is circumcised

< instrumental >

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2. Looking for Love (2:09)

Words And Music: Wanda Mallette, Bob Morrison And Patti Ryan

I spent a lifetime looking for you, Temple Mixers and my mother’s advice were never true
Playing a fool’s game, hoping to win, tellin’ those sweet lies, and losing again

CHORUS
I was looking for love in all the wrong places
Signed up for J-Date, checked out the faces
Searching their eyes, looking for traces
Of what I was dreaming of
Hoping to find a Shayna Maydle, at my age not looking to rob the cradle
(2nd Chorus: Hoping to find a Shayna Maydle with some bedroom skills who’ll make me soup with knadle)
Looking for love, MMM, looking for love

And I was alone then, no love in sight,
I did everything I could, to get me through the night
Don’t know where it started or where it might end,
I turned to the Shadchan (matchmaker) just like a friend

CHORUS

Then you came along, my Beshert at heart’s door, you were everything I’d been looking for

No more looking for love in all the wrong places, closed my J-Date account, no more checking the faces
Not searching their eyes, or looking for traces, of what I was dreaming of
Now that I found a Shayna Maydle, a goddess with mileage, not a babe from the cradle
No more looking for love, MMM, no more looking for love, no more looking for love, MMM, no more looking for…
Love

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3. Adonai S’fatai Tiftach (3:11)

Words: Sabbath Liturgy
Music: Saul Rosenthal

Adonai, s’fatai tiftach, ufi yagid t’hilatecha
Help me open my lips, help me open my heart
So that I may express my true praise

Adonai, s’fatai tiftach, ufi yagid t’hilatecha
In those moments of doubt, I feel so far from You
Help me open my lips and my heart

Elohai n’tzor l’shoni mei-rah, u’sfatai mi-dabeir mir-mah
Keep my tongue from evil my lips from lies
Keep me humble before all I meet

Aseh l’ma-an sh’mecha, Aseh l’ma-an y’mi-necha
Aseh l’ma-an k’dushatecha, aseh l’ma-an toratecha
Aseh l’ma-an yi-decha

Elohai n’tzor l’shoni mei-rah…

Adonai, s’fatai tiftach, ufi yagid t’hilatecha
Help me open my lips, help me open my heart
So that I may express my true praise…
To you

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4. Three Days A Year (2:20)

Words And Music: John Lennon And Paul Mccartney
(Parody Lyrics By Saul Rosenthal)4. Three Days a Year

Ooh I need your love God, Guess you know it’s true
Hope you hear my words God, Cause I sure like you
Hear me, love me, Hear me, love me
Ain’t got nothin’ but love for God, three days a year

Love you those three days, God, You’re mostly on my mind
Because there is a chance, God, I’ll leave this world behind
Hear me, love me, Hear me, love me
Ain’t got nothin’ but love for God, three days a year

CHORUS
Three days a year, that’s when I come to see you
Three days a year, is just enough to show I care

Have you heard me call God, when I need help from you
Hope you’ll hear me call God, ‘cause if not I’m screwed
Hear me, love me, Hear me, love me
Ain’t got nothin’ but love for God, three days a year

CHORUS

Well I need to go God, glad we had this chat
See you in a year, God, I’d bet no sooner than that
Hear me, love me, Hear me, love me
Ain’t got nothin’ but love for God

Three days a year (3x)

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5. Morton’s Kosher Salt Spring (3:24)

Words: Josh Nelson
Music: Traditional Fiddle Tune

Instrumental: Salt Spring

Hava, hava-nashira shir hallelujah, shir hallelujah

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6. We Remember Them (4:02)

Words: Sylvan Kamens And Jack Riemer
Music: Saul Rosenthal

We remember them at the rising of the sun
We remember them, as it goes down
We remember them at the blowing of the wind
We remember them in the chill of winter

CHORUS

As long as we live they too shall live
For they are now a part of us
As long as we live they too shall live
For they are now a part of us
We remember them

We remember them at the blueness of the skies
We remember them in the warmth of summer
We remember them at the beginning of the year
We remember them, when it ends

CHORUS

We remember them when we are weary and in need of strength
We remember them when we are lost and sick at heart
We remember them when we have things we must decide
We remember them when we have joy to share

ach tov vachesed yird’funi kol y’may chayai
v’shavti b’vayt adonai l’orecha yamim. ach tov vachesed yird’funi kol y’may chayai
v’shavti b’vayt adonai l’orecha yamim.

CHORUS

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7. If I Had My Way (2:45)

Words And Music: Rev. Gary Davis

You read about Sampson,you read about his birth
He was the strongest man that ever lived on earth.
One day old Sampson was walking alone
He looked down on the ground and he saw an old jaw-bone.
He lifted up that jaw-bone and he swung it over his head,
And when he got to moving ten thousand was dead.

CHORUS
If I had my way,
If I had my way in this wicked world,
If I had my way I would tear this building down.

Sampson and the lion got in attack
Sampson he crawled up on the lion’s back
You read about this lion – he killed a man with his paw
Sampson he got his hands around the lion’s jaw
And he ripped that beast till the lion was dead
And the bees made honey in the lion’s head.

CHORUS

Delilah was a woman, she was fine and fair
She had lovely looks, God knows, and cold black hair
Delilah she climbed up on Sampson’s knee
And said “tell me where your strength lies, if you please”
She talked so fine, she talked so fair,
Sampson said “Delilah, cut off my hair,
Shave my head just as clean as your hand
And my strength will be like a natural man.”

CHORUS

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8. The Second Time She Said Shalom (3:32)

Words And Music: Saul Rosenthal

I first met her at the deli, she was picking up corned beef
Her cart was full of frozen kosher food
When i gently touched her hand, i knew that this was the real thing
We’ve been married ever since and it was good

CHORUS
I thought I was among the chosen people, ‘til she said – I’ve chosen somebody else
Every night I sit alone and gently cry
The second time she said ‘shalom,” she meant goodbye

As I look back on what happened, there were clues – I should have known
She’d been talkin’ crazy in her sleep since my best friend came to town
He’s the head of Jews for firearms, didn’t know she had a gun
She’s the lox my bagel’s missin’ now our love is through and done

CHORUS
I thought I was among the chosen people, ‘til she said – I’ve chosen somebody else
Since she bought that waterbed we’ve slowly drifted apart
The second time she said ‘shalom,” she broke my heart

When she walked out the door I asked what I had done
In Jewish style she said where do I start the list?
We traded questions for an hour never answered a single one
She waived goodbye, I closed the door and here I sit

CHORUS
I thought I was among the chosen people, ‘til she said – I’ve chosen somebody else
I thought she’s out jogging, when she was running ‘round on me
The second time she said ‘shalom,” she set me free

My parents said I should have married someone Jewish
I wasn’t sure she was or maybe she was not
Her cousin Christian Jesus Goldstein went to Brandeis
And after all, this woman simply put was – hot

REFRAIN:
I thought I was among the chosen people, ‘til she said – I’ve chosen somebody else
She made toothpicks out of the timber of my heart
The second time she said ‘shalom,” meant we must part

I thought I was among the chosen people, ‘til she said – I’ve chosen somebody else
I don’t know if I should die – or just go bowling
The second time she said ‘shalom,” she meant goodbye

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9. Oh, Chanukah (2:44)

Words And Music: Traditional Jewish Folks Songs

Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah, come light the Menorah
Let’s have a party, we’ll all dance the Horah
Gather round the table, I’ll give you a treat
Sivivon (Dreidels) to play with and latkes to eat

And while we are dancing, the candles are burning bright
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

Sevivon Sov Sov Sov, Chanukah Hu Chag Tov
Chanukah Hu Chag Tov, Sevivon Sov Sov Sov

Chag Simcha hu la’am, Nes Gadol Haya Sham
Nes Gadol Haya Sham, Chag Simcha hu la’am

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10. Big Water (3:15)

Words And Music: Doug Cotler

My heart was hit by flood last year
Treasures washed away, dreams disappeared
Overwhelmed and in distress, tortured by unhappiness
Oh – Big Water coming down

Love uprooted rivers overflow
Lost my footing to the undertow
Tore in sweeping cold and swift, left me dark, alone, adrift
Oh – Big Water coming down

Is there a rainbow on the hill
Till my dove I’m waiting still
You know I will

Where’s the rainbow on the hill
‘Til my dove I’m waiting still
You know I will

Is there some innocence to save
Any reason for me to be brave
Oh the moon is lost to sight
What brought on this starless night?
Oh – Big Water coming down
Oh – Big Water coming down
Oh – Big Water coming down

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11. Mordecai (3:42)

Words And Music: Josh Nelson

We’d see him in the distance on the trail along the rim
His silver head against the mountain sky
My Grandma’s face would open up when she saw that it was him
And she’d say “daddy grab a chair it’s Mordecai”

And it seemed to me he brought a country store there on his back
As he laid it all before us on the ground
And I knew he’d finally reach into that ragged old backpack
For the candy that he always brought around

CHORUS
He said, “my papa was a wandering Jew and it’s my fate to be one too
I’ll roam these mountain trails until I die
Perhaps one day I’ll see my home,”
then he smiled and turned to go
And we all said goodbye to Mordecai

One evening when he stayed with us I saw him at his prayers
As the last light trickled through the cabin door
He stood before the little yellow candle burning there
Softly speaking words I’d never heard before

And I told him how my grandma said it troubled her mind so
Such a fine man wasn’t washed in the blood of the lamb
He smiled and said tell Grandma if it pleases her to know
That she and I both pray to the God of Abraham

CHORUS

It’s been so long now since I left that hillside far behind
For a place I’ve never truly called my home
And more and more these days I see him walking in my mind
Through the misty mountain distance all alone

Mordecai was a wandering Jew in my own way I am one too
I hope to make it home before I die
And if I finally find my way I’ll light a candle at his grave
And say one more goodbye to Mordecai

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12. Saying Kaddish At The Roadkill Café (2:34)

Words And Music: Saul Rosenthal

Down in Prescott Junction, where Route 66 did start
Jesse Seligman arrived with ambition and with heart
He helped to build the railroads, brought new people to the town
Pretty soon the local café had acquired some renown

CHORUS
They’re serving up remains of your highway accident
Whatever you bring in, well you’ll get no argument
If you kill it they will grill it, fry it up or sauté
Then you’ll be saying kaddish at the roadkill café

Jesse came to be known and the town now bears his name
His reputation attracted a whole new ball game
They serve a seasoned splattered platter and a special highway hash
Have the swirl of squirrel, they take credit or your cash

CHORUS

If you eat and drink too much they have a nice clean motel
Near the OK Saloon and the territorial jail
Don’t forget to check the gift shop for some western souvenirs
A color portrait of your dinner that was once a nice live deer

CHORUS

Yes, you’ll be saying Kaddish at the Roadkill Café
yitgadal vi’yitkadash sh’mei rabah

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13. Slivovitz Before Shacharit (4:23)

Words And Music: Albert E. Brumley (I’ll Fly Away)
Arrangement: Bennett Cohen

Instrumental: Whiskey Before Breakfast

Some bright morning when this life is over,
I’ll fly away
To that home on God’s celestial shore,
I’ll fly away

CHORUS
I’ll fly away oh glory
I’ll fly away (in the morning)
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone,
I’ll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I’ll fly,
I’ll fly away

CHORUS

Just a few more weary days and then,
I’ll fly away
To a land where joys will never end,
I’ll fly away

CHORUS

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14. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (2:15)

Words And Music: Shalom Secunda, Jacob Jacobs, Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn

Bei mir bist du schoen, please let me explain
Bei mir bist du schoen means you’re grand

Bei mir bist du schoen, again i’ll explain
It means you’re the fairest in the land

I could say “bella, bella”, even wunderbar”
each language only helps me tell you – how grand you are

Bei mir bist du schoen, again I’ll explain
It means that you’re the fairest in the land

I could say “bella, bella”, even “wunderbar”
each language only helps me tell you – how grand you are

I’ve tried to explain, bei mir bist du schoen
So kiss me and say you understand

I could say “bella, bella”, even say “wunderbar”
each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I’ve tried to explain, bei mir bist du schoen
So kiss me and say you understand
So kiss me and say you understand
So kiss me and say you understand

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BUPKES LYRICS:

1. Sweet As Honey

Words: Traditional prayer

Music: ©Dan Nichols

 

Sweet as honey, sweet as honey, sweet as honey on our tongue (4x)

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, asher kid’shanu,

B’mitzvotav v’tzi-vanu, la-a-sok b’divrei Torah, la-a-sok b’divrei Torah

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2. High Holy Days

Words and Music: ©Saul Rosenthal

In Colorado when you don’t feel good

There’s a way that you can change your mood

Have a doctor write the order that will ease your pain

And get yourself some legal Mary Jane

CHORUS

Make every day a High Holy Day

Not only in the month of Tishrei

You can smoke it you can bake it, you can have it your own way

Cause every day’s a High Holy Day

If your condition is you feel so sad

Or your back and neck they hurt so bad

Got indigestion or gout, or just feel the need to pout

A dispensary’s just minutes away

CHORUS

So if you’re feeling that the time is here

And you can overcome your doubts and fears

Find a dealer – that’s a clinic – yes, on that I am a cynic

Have High Holy Days each day throughout the year

CHORUS x2

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3. American Psalm

Words and Music: ©Rabbi Larry Milder

Chorus:
Take me down, take me down
To the banks of the river’s shore
Take me down, take me down
I won’t see her face no more.

You can take this old guitar
Hang it high upon that tree
Wood and steel carried from afar
It don’t play anymore for me…

Chorus

I can’t sing the songs I knew
Can’t forget how I left you there
They all say, “Play a lonesome tune.”
They don’t know, they don’t really care…

Chorus

My right hand don’t feel the same
Been so long that I’ve been gone
Mouth is dry when I call your name
But my right hand still holding on…

Chorus
I won’t see her anymore…

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4. Shalom Aleichem

Words: Kabbalat Shabbat liturgy
Music: Hazzan Mike Stein

Shalom Aleichem, mal’achei hasharet, mal’achei elyon.

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim, Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bo’achem leshalom, mal’achei hashalom, mal’achei elyon

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim, Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Shalom Aleichem…

Bar’chuni leshalom, mal’achei hashalom, mal’achei elyon

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim, Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Shalom Aleichem…

Tzetchem leshalom, mal’achei hashalom,mal’achei elyon

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim, Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Shalom Aleichem…

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5. Hallelujah

Words and Music: ©Leonard Cohen

I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this: the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne and cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah …

Well, maybe there’s a god above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Is how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you hear at night
It’s not someone who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah…

You say I took the name in vain
But I don’t even know the name
And if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light in every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah…

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah…

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6. Atheists Don’t Have No Songs

Words and Music: ©Steve Martin, Graham Sharp & Woody Platt

Christians have, Christians have their hymns and pages, hymns and pages,

Hava Nagila’s for the Jews, for the Jews

Baptists have the rock of ages, rock of ages

Atheists just sing the blues.

Romantics play, Romantics play,

Claire de Lune, Claire de Lune

Born agains sing He is risen,

But no one ever wrote a tune,wrote a tune,

For godless existentialism.

For Atheists, there’s no good news,

They’ll never sing a song of faith.

In their songs they have a rule,

The “he” is always lowercase.

The “he” is always lowercase.

Some folks sing, some folks sing a Bach cantata, Bach cantata

Lutherans get Christmas trees,

Atheist songs add up to nada, Up to nada

But they do have Sundays free.

Pentecostals sing, Pentecostals sing , sing to heaven, sing to heaven

Coptics have the book of scrolls,

Numerologists count, numerologists count, count to seven, count to seven

Atheists have rock and roll.

For Atheists, there’s no good news,

They’ll never sing a song of Faith.

In their songs they have a rule,

The “he” is always lowercase.

The “he” is always lowercase.

Christians have, Christians have their hymns and pages, hymns and pages

Hava Nagila’s for the Jews, for the Jews

Baptists have the rock of ages, rock of ages

Atheists just sing the blues.

Catholics dress up for Mass,

And listen to, Gregorian chants.

Atheists just take a pass,

Watch football in their underpants.

Watch football in their underpants.

Atheists, Atheists, Atheists,
Don’t have no songs!

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7. Od’cha

Words: Psalm 118
Music: ©Saul Rosenthal

Od’cha ki anitani va’t’hi li, li’shua (4x)

Ehven ma-a-asu ha’bonim, hayta l’rosh pinah

Ehven ma-a-asu ha’bonim, hayta l’rosh pin

Od’cha ki anitani va’t’hi li, li’shua (2x)

May-ate Adonai, hayta zote, hee niflat b’ayneinu

Zeh hayom, asah Adonai, nagilah v’nis’m’cha vo

Od’cha ki anitani va’t’hi li, li’shua (4x)

Va’t’hi’li li’shua (3 x)

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8. I Will Have My Portion

Words and Music: ©Susan Werner

And some would say,

the time has passed me by

Some would say, that the wells have all run dry

Some would say, that’s how it has to be

So some would say, but I beg to disagre
‘Cause, I know good fortune,
waits for me somewhere

I will have my portion, I will have my share

I’ll keep my feet in motion, ‘til they carry me there
I will have my portion, I will have my share

 

‘Cause, I do believe, there’s a harvest in the field
I do believe, there’s truth to be revealed
I do believe, there’s treasure to be found
And I do believe, there’s enough to go around

‘Cause, I know good fortune…

‘Cause somewhere there’s blessing that will bear my name

Soon or late it’s coming to me just the same

I can’t wait to see, what’s set aside for me

With every new sunrise, I’m gonna keep my eyes wide open

 

Cause, I know – Cause, I know – Cause, I know

I know good fortune, waits for me somewhere
I will have my portion, I will have my share
I’ll keep my feet in motion, ‘til they carry me there
I will have my portion, I will have my share
I will have my portion, I will have my share

Oh, yes, I will

 

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9. Mah Nishtana

Words and Music: ©Saul Rosenthal

Mah nishtana halylah hazeh
Mah nishtana halylah hazeh , Halylah hazeh

Why is matzah so dry?

Why does chrain make you cry?

Why do we eat so much?

Why is the seder so long?

Mah Nishtana…

Why can’t the children sit still?

Why can’t we drink cabernet?

Why won’t my matzah balls float?

Why is there a second day?

Mah Nishtana…
Who wrote Chad Gad Ya? (And why?)

What’s with gefilte fish?

Why not sushi instead?

When can I go to bed?
Mah Nishtana… (2x)

 

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10. Come When I Call You

Words: ©Woody Guthrie & Lorin Sklamberg
Music: ©Klezmatics

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.

I’ll call you at half-past one!
One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.

I’ll call you at half-past two.

Two’s for the love of me and you.
One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.

I’ll call you at half-past three.

Three’s for these warships at sea.

Two’s for the love of me and you.

One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.

I’ll call you at half-past four.

Four’s for the guns of this war.

Three’s for these warships at sea.

Two’s for the love of me and you.

One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.
I’ll call you at half-past five.

Five’s for the warplanes that fly.

Four’s for the guns of this war.

Three’s for these warships at sea.

Two’s for the love of me and you.

One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.

I’ll call you at half-past six.

Six for the cities all wrecked.

Five’s for the warplanes that fly.

Four’s for the guns of this war.

Three’s for these warships at sea.

Two’s for the love of me and you.

One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.
I’ll call you at half-past seven.

Seven for the continents blowed up.

Six for the cities all wrecked.

Five’s for the warplanes that fly.

Four’s for the guns of this war.

Three’s for these warships at sea.

Two’s for the love of me and you.

One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.
I’ll call you at half-past eight.

Eight for my eight billion graves.

Seven for the continents blowed up.

Six for the cities all wrecked.

Five’s for the warplanes that fly.

Four’s for the guns of this war.

Three’s for these warships at sea.

Two’s for the love of me and you.

One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.
I’ll call you at half-past nine.

Nine for the crippled and blind.

Eight for my eight billion graves.

Seven for the continents blowed up.

Six for the cities all wrecked.

Five’s for the warplanes that fly.

Four’s for the guns of this war.

Three’s for these warships at sea.

Two’s for the love of me and you.

One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

 

Oh, will you come when I call you

I’ll come when you call me.
I’ll call you at half-past ten.

Ten for the atom bomb loose again.

Nine for the crippled and blind.

Eight for my eight billion graves.

Seven for the continents blowed up

Six for the cities all wrecked.

Five’s for the warplanes that fly.

Four’s for the guns of this war.

Three’s for these warships at sea.

Two’s for the love of me and you.

One’s for the pretty little baby that’s

born, born, born and gone away.

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11. Al Shlosha D’varim

Words: Pirkei Avot 1:2
Music: ©Steve Dropkin

Al shlosha d’varim, al shlosha d’varim ha-olam omeid

Al shlosha d’varim, ha-olam, ha-olam omeid (repeat both lines))

Al ha-Torah, v’al ha-avodah, v’al g’milut chasadim (2x)

Al shlosha d’varim, al shlosha d’varim ha-olam omeid

Al shlosha d’varim, al shlosha d’varim ha-olam omeid

Al shlosha, al shlosha d’varim

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CHUTZPAH LYRICS

1.    R’tzei
Words:   Traditional prayer
Music:  ©Steve Dropkin

R’tzei Adonai Eloheinu
B’amcha Yisrael
R’tzei Adonai Eloheinu
U’vitfilatam B’ahava T’kabayl  (repeat 4 lines)

Can you hear our prayers
As we sing your praise and glory
And we’re gracious unto you

Take our souls in flight
On your wings and on them soaring
R’tzei Adonai Eloheinu

R’tzei…

Can you hear our prayers
As we sing your praise and glory
And we’re gracious unto you

Take our souls in flight
On your wings and on them soaring
R’tzei Adonai Eloheinu

R’tzei…

U’vitfilatam B’ahava T’kabayl (3x)

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2.    Jews Don’t Camp
Words and Music:   ©David Buskin

Well I was packin’ my gear after a festival appearance
The show had gone real good.
When a bunch of people with a kind of earthy smell
Said “We’re stayin’ out in these woods,”
They said, “We’d like for you to join us, got plenty of room
We got a nice big tent and there’s a big full moon,”
I stood upwind and said the only thing that I could…
I had to tell ’em…

Jews Don’t Camp,
If it hasn’t got a lobby I don’t want it for a hobby
It’s cold and damp,
Let me give you the news, Jews Don’t Camp.

Well now it’s really quite simple, a part of my tradition
Taught to me in my youth
After forty years in the desert the eleventh commandment says
Go to bed under a roof.
I’m pretty certain I could live without real bear hugs,
Ain’t keen to be cuisine for half a million bugs
Ten times out of ten I pick bagels over berries and roots.

That’s why I gotta say…

Jews Don’t Camp,
If it hasn’t got a kitchen and it isn’t air conditioned, where’s the
Exit ramp, get my walkin’ shoes, cause
Jews Don’t camp.

If I were a Gentile
I would love to fish and hunt and get my water from a stream
But until there’s seltzer in the brook
Or maybe a nice egg cream… hey!

Jews Don’t Camp
Using leaves instead of Charmin may be fine if you’re Mormon, but I’m
Not that stamp, so I gotta refuse,

Jews Don’t Camp … la la la. oy la la la   la la la. oy la la la
So if you’re tired of the diet come and meet me at the Hyatt, babe

Jews Don’t Camp

When you sit down to a seder no one there is wearing waders, no
Jews Don’t Camp
    I got a giant television, it’s a perk of circumcision, ’cause

Jews Don’t Camp!!

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3.    Y’hiyu L’Ratzon
Words:   Traditional Prayer
Music:   ©Dan Nichols

Y’hi’yu, l’ratzon, imrei, fi
V’hegyon libi l’fanecha
Adonai, tzuri, v’go-ali
Adonai, tzuri, v’go-ali

May the words, of my mouth
And the meditations of my heart
Be acceptable to you, O God,
My rock and my redeemer

Y’hi’yu, l’ratzon, imrei, fi
V’hegyon libi l’fanecha
Adonai, tzuri, v’go-ali
Adonai, tzuri, v’go-ali

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4.    St. Timothy’s Niggun
Words:   Niggun
Music:    Bill Wellington and Judi Morningstar

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5.    I’m In It for the Food
Words and Music:   ©Sandra L. Reay

Corned beef on pumpernickel, or sometimes barbequed
Pastrami, salami on light rye, I’m in it for the food
Roast chicken on Friday night, or like chinese, cashewed
Matzo balls in chicken soup, I’m in it for the food

Chassidic or Orthodox, Conservative, Reform
I’ve been a gastronomic Jew since the day that I was born
I’ve been a gastronomic Jew since the day that I was born

Mama made stuffed cabbage, with tomatoes it was stewed
Put raisins in her kugel, I’m in it for the food

Chassidic…

Lox on toasted bagel, with cream cheese it is glued
Slice a bermuda onion, I’m in it for the food

No crab or shrimp or lobster, those things are taboo’d
I don’t eat pork anyway, I’m in it for the food

Chassidic…

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6.    L’Dor Vador
Words and Music:   ©Josh Nelson

We are gifts and we are blessings – we are history in song
We are hope and we are healing – we are learning to be strong
We are words and we are stories – we are pictures of the past
We are carriers of wisdom – not the first and not the last

L’dor vador nagid   gad-  leh-cha – l’dor vador we protect this chain
From generation to gen – er-ation
L’dor vador these lips will praise your name

Looking back on the journey that we carried in our hearts
From the shadow of the mountain, to the waters that would part
We are blessed and we are holy, we are children of your way
And the words that bring us meaning, we will have the strength to say

L’dor vador…..

L’dor vador….  (twice)

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7.    Hariu
Words:   Psalm 100
Music:   ©Bruce Benson

Hariu l’adonai kol ha’aretz
Pitz’chu ve’ran’nu vezameru
Hariu l’adonai kol ha’aretz
Pitz’chu ve’ran’nu vezameru

Bachatzotzrot v’kol shofar
Hariu lifnei – hamelech adonai…
hariu l’adonai kol ha’aretz
(Repeat both sections)

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8.    Yom Kippur Blues
Words:   ©Saul Rosenthal
Music:      ©Alton Delmore

Let it rain, let it pour, let it rain a whole lot more
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues
Rosh Hashana came and went, now here comes the big event
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues

Every year it comes back through, make amends that’s what we do
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues
I know last year I promised You, that I’d become a better Jew
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues

We don’t eat, we don’t drink, we sit in shul and pray and think
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues
Cantor sings a soulful tune, the people pray it’s over soon
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues

The day is long, somber the mood, by 2 p.m. I think of food,
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues
My second wind kicks in, I’m glad, and then I don’t feel near as bad
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues

Break the fast, we made it through, all my friends and loved ones, too
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues
Yet, some will live and some will die, so be prepared to say goodbye
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues

Let it rain, let it pour, let it rain a whole lot more
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues
Rosh Hashana came and went, now here comes the big event
I’ve got them Yom Kippur blues

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9.    Hallelujah/Kol Haneshama
Words:   Psalm 150
Music:   ©Julie Silver

Kol Hanesham t’hallel ya , Kol Haneshama t’hallel ya
Kol Hanesham t’hallel ya, Kol Haneshama, hallelujah (repeat both lines)

Hallelu eil b’kadsho, hallelu birkea uzo
Hallelu, hallelu,hu, big’vu’rotav, hallelujah

Kol…

Hallelu kerov goodloh, hallelu beteka shofar
Hallelu, hallelu benevel v’chinor, hallelujah

Kol…

Hallelu betof umachol, hallelu beminim v’oogaz
Hallelu, hallelu, betzil’tzlei shema, betiltz’lei truah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Kol…

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10.    Who by Fire
Words and Music:   ©Leonard Cohen

And who by fire, who by water,
who in the sunshine, who in the night time,
who by high ordeal, who by common trial,
who in your merry merry month of may, who by very slow decay
and who shall I say is calling?

And who in her lonely slip, who by barbiturate,
who in these realms of love, who by something blunt,
and who by avalanche, who by powder,
who for his greed, who for his hunger,
and who shall I say is calling?

And who by brave assent, who by accident,
who in solitude,who in this mirror,
who by his lady’s command, who by his own hand,
who in mortal chains, who in power,
and who shall I say is calling?

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11.    Thank God I’m A Jewish Boy
Words:   ©Allan Lieberman
Music:   ©John Martin Sommers

When I was just a lad I went to Hebrew school
I learned about the Torah and the dietary rules
Taught me ‘bout the Pharoah and a couple other fools
Thank God I’m a Jewish boy

Go study your Haftorah said my father to his son
You’ll have a nice Bar Mitzvah and you’ll get a lot of bonds
Make your parents happy if you stay away from blondes
Thank God you’re a Jewish boy

I got my menorah and I’ve got a dreidle
When I’m feeling sick I eat soup with knaidels
There ain’t nothing better than a Yiddishe maidel
Thank God I’m a Jewish boy

Well Chanukah’s fun but there ain’t nothing greater
Than eaten ‘til you’re full at a Passover Seder
Pass the macaroons I’ll start the diet later
Thank God I’m a Jewish boy

Sandy Koufax, Albert Einstein,
Curly the Stooge and Brother Larry Fine
Neal Sedaka and designer Calvin Klein
Thank God they’re Jewish boys

I got my menorah…

When they take out the Torah I always like to kiss it
Like to go to shul and like to go to brisses
So much simcha at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Thank God I’m a Jewish boy

Shabbos is a day I like the best
Go to the Kiddush, bring home a guest
Eat a little cholent, take a little rest
Thank God I’m a Jewish boy

I got my menorah…

I read about Isaac, Jacob, Abraham
My mama’s name is Sarah and my daddy’s name is Sam
I’m so proud and happy who I am
Thank God I’m a Jewish boy

I got my menorah…

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12.    Hinei Matov
Words and Music:   Israeli folk tune

Hinei matov, u’ma’nayim
Shevet achim, gam yachad
Hinei matov, u’ma’nayim
Shevet achim, gam yachad  (repeat all 4 lines)

How good and pleasant it would be
If all people lived in love and harmony
How very marvelous it could be
If we all lived in love and harmony

Hinei matov, u’ma’nayim
Shevet achim, gam yachad

How very pleasant if could be
If brothers and sisters lived in love and harmony
How very special for you and me
If we all lived in love and harmony

How good and pleasant it would be
If we all lived in love and harmony
How very marvelous for you and me
If we all lived in love and harmony

Hinei matov, u’ma’nayim
Shevet achim, gam yachad
Hinei matov, u’ma’nayim
Shevet achim, gam yachad  (repeat all 4 lines)

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