Monday, 18 March 2013

Best (New) Passover Song I Know - To the Tune of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

Hallelujah for Matzah

(to be sung to the tune of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah Chorus)

Lyrics by Joshua March


There was a time, when we weren’t free

Trapped in bonded slavery

But the Lord and Moses came, to save us

Had the Lord not saved us

From Egypt

All our people would still be slaves

And so tonight we eat, Matzah

Matzah (x4)


Once God had sent the ten plagues

With nothing left of the Pharaoh’s rage

We finally had our moment, to leave

But we didn’t want to take a chance

And risk the Pharaoh saying we can’t

So we grabbed our dough and turned it into Matzah

Matzah (x4)


Now we’re free, to roam to world

With the story of Israel still to unfold

But billions still enslaved in war and poverty

So Hashem our Lord

Told us this day

Remember then, and think of now

Because the day of freeing the world is yet to come

Matzah (x4)



1 comment:

Vremmott said...

Wow, I love the repurposing of L Cohen's song for Passover and Matzah!

Also bemused by the (Freudian?) slip -- Cohen's song is called Hallelujah full stop. King David lived about 970 BCE.

The 'Hallelujah Chorus' comes in another much longer epic work by one GF Handel about someone who ate a Passover Seder meal about 2000 year ago.

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