Passover Songs

Our Seder Plate

(to the tune of “This Old Man”)

Chorus: For it’s Pesach now, that’s how we celebrate.
See what’s on our Seder plate!
Parsley is number one, that’s ’cause springtime has begun. (Chorus)
Haroset is number two, sweet like freedom, good for you. (Chorus)
Maror is number three, bitter herb for slavery. (Chorus)
Shankbone is number four, lamb’s blood marking on the door. (Chorus)
Roasted egg is number five, it’s so good to be alive. (Chorus)
Orange takes up one more place, expanding who can share our space. (Chorus)

 

Pat-a-matzah

Pat a cake, Pat a cake, Matzah Man. Bake me a matzah as fast as you can!
Roll it, and roll it, and mark it with a “B” and throw it in the oven for baby and me!

 

The Work Song

Bang, bang, bang! Hold your hammer low.
Bang, bang, bang! Give a heavy blow.
For it’s work, work, work! Every day and every night.
For it’s work, work, work! When it’s dark and when it’s light.

Dig, dig, dig! Get your shovel deep.
Dig, dig, dig! There’s no time for sleep.
For it’s work, work, work! Every day and every night.
For it’s work, work, work! When it’s dark and when it’s light.

 

Making Bricks

(Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)

We work so hard in the desert sun,
Making bricks is not much fun.
Pharaoh let us go away,
We don’t really want to stay.
Moses lead us to the sea,
‘Cause we all want to be free.

 

Pharoah’s Song

Oh listen, Oh listen, Oh listen King Pharaoh! Oh listen, Oh listen, please let My people go!
They work so hard all day. They want to go away. Oh listen, King Pharaoh, what do you say?

NO, NO, NO! I will not let them go! NO, NO, NO! I will not let them go!

 

The Frog Song

One morning when Pharaoh awoke in his bed,
There were frogs in his bed, and frogs on his head!
Frogs on his nose and frogs on his toes. Frogs here, frogs there, Frogs were jumping everywhere!

 

Let My People Go!

When Israel was in Egypt land, Let My people go!
Oppressed so hard they could not stand, Let My people go!
Go down Moses way down in Egypt land, Tell all Pharaohs to let My people go!

 

The Matzah Making Song (and fingerplay)

(sung to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)

Roll, roll, roll your dough (one hand palm up, other hand above it, palm down making circular motions)
Make it nice and round (make a circle with fingers)
Make it flat (one hand palm up,slap other hand down on it)
Poke lots of holes (one hand palm up, with your fingers on the other hand pretend to poke holes in palm up hand)
And bake it till it’s brown (both hand palm up, touching on sides, move forward, as if putting a tray in the oven)

 

Moses Freed the Slaves

(to tune of London bridge)

Moses freed the Jewish slaves,
Jewish slaves, Jewish slaves,
Moses freed the Jewish slaves, On Passover.
He told the Pharaoh let them go,
let them go, let them go,
He told the Pharaoh let them go, On Passover.
Moses parted the Red Sea,
the Red Sea, the Red Sea,
Moses parted the Red Sea, So they could be free.
He led them safely to the shore,
to the shore, to the shore,
He led them safely to the shore,
Slaves they’ll be no more!

 

Halleluyah!

Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelu. Hodu laShem! (2x)
Hodu laShem, Halleluyah! (3x)
Hodu laShem!
[Sing praises, give thanks to God]