Sunday, March 20, 2011

שירון פורים/Purim Fairy Song Book! (perfect for next year!)

I know, I know… where was this post YESTERDAY???

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Well, about twenty seconds before my family was due to arrive for the Purim seudah this afternoon, Naomi requested that we all sing a particular song.  Well, if we were going to try to sing together, we’d need lyrics.

(also, wonderful, melodic voices, but let’s not push it – at least I can find lyrics on the Internet!)

So I sat down and put together a page of words for a few Purim songs.  Not that there aren’t songbooks out there, but I wanted translations and transliterations, just like we have in our Chanukah book.

Of course, I wasn’t able to throw much together in a few minutes, so I spent an hour or so just now putting a better song book together… just in time for next Purim!  (or Shushan Purim, if you live in an ancient walled city)

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Songs included (transliterations are Ashkenaz except Israeli songs):

  • Ani Purim (I am Purim) /אני פורים
  • Chag Purim /חג פורים
  • Venahafoch / ונהפוך
  • Shoshanas Yaakov / שׁוֹשַׁנַּת יַעֲקֹב
  • Al HaNissim / על הניסים
  • LaKova Sheli (My Hat) / לכובע שלי
  • Laytzan Katan (Little Clown)  / ליצן קטן
  • Nosh, Nosh (Hamentash Song)
  • Vayehi Biymei Achashveirosh  / ויהי, בימי אחשוורוש
  • A Wicked, Wicked Man
  • Utzu Eitzah  / עוצו עצה
  • Esther’s Day (ttto Yesterday)
  • Mishenichnas Adar / משנכנס אדר

Not all the Hebrew versions have vowels, but this is a basic attempt to provide Hebrew, English and transliterations wherever possible.  If I get a chance before next Purim, I may buff it up a bit.

Download it from my Limudei Kodesh printables page here – scroll down to the Purim section.

Of course, what you need to go along with something like this is audio tracks, and unfortunately, I cannot provide those.  Luckily, there’s YouTube and a bunch of other great resources.  Here are a few sites to try to find tunes (for some, you may need to be able to type and spell in Hebrew – sorry!):

Other Jewish and Hebrew music sites, in absolutely no order:

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