08 December 2007

Chanukah song for our Friends

All of us loved singing the dreidel song at Asta's Pawty the other night. Here is a special version for my friends and buddies.


Axel has a dreidel

He made it out of clay

When it was dry and ready

Then dreidel he did play


CHORUS

Oh dreidel dreidel dreidel

They made it out of clay

When it was dry and ready

Then dreidel he did play


Jakey has a dreidel

It's made of stuffy stuff

And when he tries to play with it

Just Harry he gets rough


Chorus

Oh Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel

It's made of stuffy Stuff

When Jake tries to play with it

Just Harry he gets rough


I like to play with dreidel

It loves to dance and spin

I chase it round the corner

And then we start again


CHORUS

Oh Dreidel Dreidel Driedel

I watch it dance and spin

I Chase it round the corner

And then we start again


I chase it cross the kitchen

I chase it down the stairs

We run under the table

We’re really quite a pair


CHORUS

Oh Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel

I like to chase that thing

I chase it nearly everywhere

We're really quite a pair


It never says it’s tired

It never wants to stop

It is the perfect toy for me

My lovely dreidel top


CHORUS

Oh dreidel dreidel dreidel,

The perfect toy for me

It never wants to stop and rest

My lovely dreidel top


So every year at Hanukkah

We play this lovely game

A lovely game for wirey boys

And dreidel is its name.


Chorus

Oh Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel

A game for wirey boys

Of clay or stuffy, or of wood

Still dreidel is its name.

12 comments:

Snowball said...

You sure know JH well. He just sounds like the type to play the way you have described in the song.

Luv,
Snowball

Stanley said...

Gussie & Muzzer!!

That is very sweet of you to write that song for our Jewish doggie friends. I'm sure Axel and Jake & Just Harry especially appreciate the references to them.

Goober love,
Stanley

Maggie & Mitch said...

Another top ten winner, Gussie! What an artist you are!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

Stanley, I know lots of other doggies were helping us learn this song at Asta's pawty, but I don't remember all the names....must be the funny juice Joey brought.

Patience-please said...

We love that song - good job, Gus! We are going to substitute the word "squirrel" for the word dreidel. He he he hehe har har how much fun is that? We do it to the song "White Christmas" and sing it "white bunny" har ha ha ah-roooo! it makes us hysterical.

thanks for the holiday cheer-
the naughty whippet waggle

Peanut said...

Oh that is another great song Gus. We love coming to read your songs.

Jackson said...

Hey Gus, another top tune! J x

Véronique (Faya's Mom) said...

Thank you Gus for your kind words and support.... I feel much better.
Kisses, Véronique (Faya's mom...)

Jake of Florida said...

Hey Gussie,

Mom was going for O Holy Night, her favorite Christmas carol -- but we love the dreidel song you wrote especially for us and Axel and all of our pals who celebrate Chanukah.

We'll be singing it for the last three nights of the Festival!!

And then we like the whippets idea of substituting squirrel. (JH treed a squirrel this morning and will be writing about it in a bit.)

Your pals,

Jake and Just Harry

Joe Stains said...

what a great song for the chanukah festival! we want a dreidel now it sounds like a lot of fun!

Asta said...

Gussie
WEre going to all be humming all the way to the new yew so many fabulous songs..I bet Ax and Jake and Just Hawwy will love this too..I'm singing it !
smoochie kisses
asta

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we like this version much much better!! Love A+A