Sevivon


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A popular Hebrew Hanukkah song, “Sevivon” or “S’vivon” (Hebrew: סביבון sevivon) is Hebrew for “dreidel”, where dreidel (Yiddish: דרײדל dreydl) is the Yiddish word for a spinning top. (source)


Lyrics (Transliteration)

Refrain
Sevivon, sov sov sov
chanukah hu chag tov
chanukah hu chag tov
sevivon, sov sov sov.

1. (outside of Israel)
Chag simcha hu la-am
Nes gadol haya sham
Nes gadol haya sham
Chag simcha hu la-am. Refrain

2. (inside of Israel)
Sov na sov ko va’cho
Nes gadol haya po
Nes gadol haya po
Sov na sov ko va’cho! Refrain

Hebrew

סֵבִיבוֹן סב סב סב
חנכּה הוא חג טוב
חנכּה הוא חג טוב
סֵבִיבוֹן סב סב סב

חַג שִׂמְחָה הוּא לַעָם
נֵס גָדוֹל הָיָה שָם
נֵס גָדוֹל הָיָה שָם
חַג שִׂמְחָה הוּא לַעָם

סב נא סב כה וכה
נס גדול היה פה
נס גדול היה פה
סב נא סב כה וכה

Translation

Refrain
Dreidel, spin, spin, spin
Chanukah is a great holiday.
Chanukah is a great holiday.
Dreidel, spin, spin, spin.

1. A holiday of happiness it is for the nation.
A great miracle happened there.
A great miracle happened there.
A holiday of happiness it is for the nation. Refrain

2. Spin, please, spin like this and that.
A great miracle happened here
A great miracle happened here
Spin, please, spin like this and that. Refrain


See also


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Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen



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