Learn to sing Sevivon – Dreidel

Sevivon Sov Sov Sov and I Have a Little Dreidle

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The dreidl is that spinning top with the four Hebrew letters Nun, Gimel, Hey and Shin (Peh in Israel) on it. They stand for “Nes gadol haya sham (poh, in Israel). Translation: A great miracle happened there (here). The legend is that the Maccabee fighters would whip out a dreidl and play if the Greek soldiers came upon their hideaways.

The Words

Translation


Sevivon sov sov sov
Hanukkah hu chag tov
Hanukkah hu chag tov
Sevivon sov sov sov
(for Israel)
Sov na sov koh vachoh
Nes gadol haya poh
(for the diaspora)
Yom simcha hu la'am
Nes gadol haya sham
 
I have a little dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready
Oh dreidel I shall play
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready
Oh dreidel I shall play


Dreidel, spin, spin, spin
Hanukkah is a good holiday
Hanukkah is a good holiday
Dreidel, spin, spin, spin
(for Israel)
Spin around this way and that
A great miracle happened here!
(for the diaspora)
A day of joy for the people
A great miracle happened there

 

The Jewish Music Recordings

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Sevivon – Dreidel Popular Recordings

Sevivon – Dreidel Sevivon Sov, Sov, Sov: Love this swing!! Thanks Kenny Ellis and the big band. Yes!
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Sevivon – Dreidel Acapella choral tale by the Boston Zamir Chorale.
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Sevivon – Dreidel I Have A Little Dreidl: New age electronic arrangement by Stephen Lawrence.
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Sevivon – Dreidel I don't know what this is! The Ferschlugginer Phantoms have a “Halloween version?”
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