Purim Songs

Chag Purim

Chag Purim, Chag Purim, Chag gadol layeladim! Masechot, ra’ashanim, shirim verikudim.
Hava narishah – rush, rush, rush, (3x) Bara’ashanim.

Purim day, Purim day. What a happy holiday! Wear a mask, wear a crown. Dancing all around.

Round go the groggers, rush, rush, rush! (3x) On Purim day!

חג פורים, חג פורים, חג גדול ליהודים
מסכות, רעשנים, שיר וריקודים


Purim Song

(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

If you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet. (stomp feet twice) repeat
If you hear the name of Haman, if you hear the name of Haman, if you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet (stomp feet twice)
If you hear the name of Esther clap your hands……
If you hear the name of Ahasuerus turn around…..
If you hear the name of Mordecai shout hooray…


Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’Simcha!

Mishe (8x) Mishenichnas Adar / (2x)
Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’Simcha (2x)
(Once the month of Adar arrives, our joy increases!)

משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה


Ani Purim

Ani Purim, ani Purim, Sameach Umvadeyach. Halo rak pa’am bashana Avo lehitareyach. La, la, la…
My name is Purim and I come great fun and frolic bringing . Just once a year I visit you to cheer you with my singing. La la la…

אני פורים, אני פורים שמח ומבדח
הלא רק פעם בשנה אבוא להתארח. לה לה לה.


My Hat Has Three Corners

My hat it has three corners, three corners has my hat,
and had it not three corners, it would not be my hat!

La kova sheli shalosh pinot, Shalosh pinot la kova sheli.
Lu-ley hayu lo shalosh pinot, Lo haya ze ha kova sheli.

לכובע שלי שלוש פינות, שלוש פינות לכובע שלי
לולא היו לו שלוש פינות, לא היה זה הכובע שלי.


A Wicked Wicked Man (Folktune)

Oh once there was a wicked, wicked man and Haman was his name
He lied and lied about the Jews though they were not to blame.
Chorus: Oh today we’ll merry, merry be (3x) (You can shake your grogger on the word “merry.”)
And nosh some hamantashen.

And Esther was the lovely queen of King Ahashvarosh
When Haman said he’d hurt us all oh my how he did scare us. Chorus
Esther had a cousin and his name was Mordechai
He asked her, “Can you help us?” And she said, “Of course, I’ll try.” Chorus

When Esther speaking to the king of Haman’s plot made mention
“Ah hah, said he,” oh no he won’t, I’ll spoil his bad intention.” Chorus
In spite of Haman’s wicked plan and the scare he gave us
Esther was so brave and strong she knew just how to save us. Chorus

So Haman got his just desserts and we had won the day
And Esther we will ne’er forget and on this day we say. Chorus