Lyrics - Transliteration

(Hebrew folk song)

Ugah, ugah, ugah
bema’agal nachugah
nis’tovevah kol hayom
ad asher nimtza makom
lashevet, lakum
lashevet, lakum
lashevet velakum.

English Translation - Circle*

Circle, circle, circle*
We’ll spin around in a circle
We’ll go around all day
Until we find a place
To sit, to get up
To sit, to get up
To sit and to get up

*It now literally means “cake,” but an old version of the word means “circle”

Hebrew – עוגה עוגה

עוגה, עוגה, עוגה
במעגל נחוגה
נסתובבה כל היום
עד אשר נמצא מקום
לשבת, לקום
לשבת, לקום
לשבת ולקום.

Game / Dance

Students stand, holding hands in a circle. As they sing, they circle right. On “La-she-vet,” they crouch down, and on “la-kum,” they stand on their tip toes as they continue to walk to the right. Repeat the song several times, each time getting faster.

See also


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