Daily Israel Report

Maccabeats Rock Chanukah with New Music Clip

Watch "Candlelight" - the new Chanukah music video clip by Maccabeats, the young Jewish acapella group.
By Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 11/29/2010, 12:35 AM / Last Update: 12/2/2010, 11:27 AM

Chanukah is a time to rejoice, and every year musicians come out with new songs and video clips.  Below, the Jewish acapella group, Maccabeats (a name suitable for Chanukah) introduces its new song - Candlelight.

Israel National News TV presents the clip and lyrics. Happy Chanukah!

 

 

Lyrics:
 
I’ll tell a tale
Of Maccabees in Israel
When the Greeks tried to assail
But it was all to no avail
 
The war went on and on and on
Until the mighty Greeks were gone
 
I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel
Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles
 
We say Al HaNissim
Oh yeah for all eight nights
Then we play dreidel
By the candlelight
 
And I told you once
Now I told you twice
'Bout the miracle
Of the candlelight
 
They took the field
The rivals thought “are they for real?"
But those Maccabees they’d never yield
They charged ahead with sword and shield
 
The war went on and on and on
Until the mighty Greeks were gone
 
I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel
Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles
 
We say Maoz Tzur
Oh yeah for all eight nights
Then we play dreidel
By the candlelight
 
And I told you once
Now I told you twice
'Bout the miracle
Of the candlelight
 
And the great menorah
For eight days it kept on burning
What a celebration
A great return to Torah learning
 
Cuz I can feel it
And Ay-ay-ay
Nes gadol, nes gadol
Nes gadol hayah sham
 
I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel
Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles
 
We say Al HaNissim
Oh yeah for all eight nights
Then we play dreidel
By the candlelight
 
And I told you once
Now I told you twice
'Bout the miracle
Of the candlelight