The Dreydl Song

We went to a Hanukah party last night. My mother-in-law, Susan Pomerantz, played The Dreidel Song on the piano – so of course I asked her if I could record it! Here you can hear the tune of The Dreydl Song, with lots of party noise in the background…

MP3 of The Dreydl Song (or click the “PLAY” triangle below).

Here are the basic lyrics in English…

I Have a Little Dreydl

I have a little dreydl
I made it out of clay,
And when it’s dry and ready
Then dreydl I shall play.

Chorus
O dreydl, dreydl, dreydl
I made it out of clay,
And when it’s dry and ready
Then dreydl I shall play.

Happy Hanukah! Happy Kwanzaa and Merry Christmas!

-Lisa

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One Response to “The Dreydl Song”

  1. shimke (stanley) levine Says:

    The original (in Yiddish) was pretty close, but the dreydl speaks in the first person, at least in the version I remember: “ikh bin a kleyner dreydl, gemakht bin ikh fun blay…” [I am a little dreydl, I am made of lead…] NB: in Eastern Europe Jews played with home-made dreydls they made by pouring a bit of melted lead in a (clay?) cast.

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