Drey Dreydele

Yiddish Homework

A freylekhn khanike! Happy Hanukkah! Enjoy this festive song by Moyshe Oysher and listen carefully – some of the words are missing from the lyrics. Once you’ve figured out what the words are, type them in Yiddish characters or in transliteration. If using the on-screen keyboard, click shift to see more letters.

Drey dreydele

Drey dreydele by Yiddish Book Center Audio

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‏דרײ, דרײדעלע

מוזיק און װערטער: משה אױשער

ברענג מיר ברױט און ברענג מיר װײַן,
װעלן מיר אַלע פֿרײלעך זײַן,
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

כ'האָב שױן לאַטקעס, פֿלײש און ,
און אַ װײַס געדעקטן טיש,
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

כ'האָב די ברכות שױן געמאַכט,
די מנורה שײַנט אַ פּראַכט,
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

טױזנט זונען יעדער ,
שטאָלץ בין איך מיר מיט מײַן שטאַם,
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

דרײ דרײדל פֿון נון צו געראָטן,
דרײ דרײדל צום געראָטן,
קומט די װאָך פֿון חנוכּה
איז אַלץ בײַ מיר געראָטן!

יעדעס ליכטל האָט אַ זין,
עס דערמאָנט מיר װער איך בין,
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

די מנורה איז אױספֿאַרשײַנט,
אַלע זײַנען מײַנע ,
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

אַפּיקורסים רוף אַרײַן
זאָל זײ ניט גערעכנט זײַן
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

זאָלן זײ טאַקע זען אַלײן
ס'איז אַ גרױסער געשען.
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

דרײ דרײדל פֿון נון צו געראָטן... ‏

װער האָט זיך אױף דעם גערעכנט,
אַז אַ שטיקל ברעקל ליכט
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ,

ברענען װעט אױף דורות לאַנג
און באַלײַכטן אונדזער גאַנג?
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

ברענג אַפֿילו שׂונאים מיט,
שרעק זײ, ג־ט, נאָר שטראָף זײ ניט;
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

אױ, ברענג מיר און ברענג מיר װײַן,
װעלן מיר אַלע פֿרײלעך זײַן.
אײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ דײַ.

דרײ דרײדל פֿון נון צו געראָטן... ‏

drey, dreydele

muzik un verter: moyshe oysher

breng mir broyt un breng mir vayn,
veln mir ale freylekh zayn,
ay day day day day day.

kh'hob shoyn latkes, fleysh un ,
un a vays gedektn tish,
ay day day day day day.

kh'hob di brokhes shoyn gemakht,
di menoyre shaynt a prakht,
ay day day day day day.

toyznt zunen yeder ,
shtolts bin ikh mir mit mayn shtam,
ay day day day day day.

drey dreydl fun nun tsu gerotn,
drey dreydl tsum gerotn,
kumt di vokh fun khaneke
iz alts bay mir gerotn!

yedes likhtl hot a zin,
es dermont mir ver ikh bin,
ay day day day day day.

di menoyre iz oysfarshaynt,
ale zaynen mayne ,
ay day day day day day.

apikorsem ruf arayn
zol zey nit gerekhnt zayn
ay day day day day day.

zoln zey take zen aleyn
s'iz a groyser geshen.
ay day day day day day.

ver hot zikh oyf dem gerekhnt,
az a shtikl brekl likht
ay day day day day day,

brenen vet oyf doyres lang
un balaykhtn undzer gang?
ay day day day day day.

breng afile sonem mit,
shrek zey, g-t, nor shtrof zey nit;
ay day day day day day.

oy, breng mir un breng mir vayn,
veln mir ale freylekh zayn.
ay day day day day day.

drey dreydl fun nun tsu gerotn...

Spin, Dreidel

Music and Lyrics: Moyshe Oysher
Translation: Asya Vaisman Schulman

Bring me bread and bring me wine,
We'll rejoice and we'll feel fine,
Ay day day day day day.
 
I've got latkes, fish, and meat,
The table covered in white, a treat!
Ay day day day day day.
 
All the blessings have been made,
The menorah's grace displayed,
Ay day day day day day.
 
Every flame shines so brightly,
I'm proud of my ancestry,
Ay day day day day day.
 
Spin, dreidel from "nun" 'til I win,
Spin, dreidel 'til I win,
When it's the week of Chanukah,
I win at everythin'!
 
So much meaning in each flame,
It reminds me whence I came,
Ay day day day day day.
 
See how the menorah shines,
Everyone's a friend of mine,
Ay day day day day day.
 
Let the heretics come in,
But don't judge them for their sins,
Ay day day day day day.
 
Let them see with their own eyes,
A great miracle took place,
Ay day day day day day.
 
Spin, dreidel from "nun" 'til I win…
 
Who could possibly have known
That this tiny flame alone
Ay day day day day day,
 
Would for generations last
And cast light upon our paths?
Ay day day day day day.
 
Bring along even your foes,
Scare them, God, but spare them woes,
Ay day day day day day.
 
Oh, bring me bread and bring me wine,
We'll rejoice and we'll feel fine!
Ay day day day day day.
 
Spin, dreidel from "nun" 'til I win…

Created by Dr. Asya Vaisman Schulman, Director of the Yiddish Book Center's Yiddish Language Institute.