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

Sevivon, sov sov sov
chanukah hu chag tov

chanukah hu chag tov
sevivon, sov sov sov.

Sov na sov, ko vacho,
nes gadol haya po/sham
nes gadol haya po/sham
sov na sov, ko vacho.

Translation

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

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.

Singable English lyrics

Spin the dreidel, spin, spin, spin,
(On) Hanukkah, the holiday.
(On) Hanukkah, the holiday,
Spin the dreidel, spin, spin, spin,

Holiday of great happiness,
Miracle that happened there.
Miracle that happened there,
Holiday of happiness.

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