Posted by jrjenks on Tuesday, April 7, 2009
My friends (and fellow Hump Night Thumpers) Fran and Skip are throwing a jug band Seder. They've asked us guests to take jug band songs and convert them to a Seder theme.
Here's my contribution.
Good Ol Seder Plate
Chorus: Oh, whats on the good ol Seder plate? Sit 'round and I'll give it to you straight With a tune and some verse That for better or worse Will explain the good ol Seder plate.
Weve all had some wine Now some karpas, dipped in brine, Should provoke an inquisitive state. Perhaps this unique ingestion Will lead to a question Thats why its on the Seder plate.
Some herbs are bitter, you bet, Like maror and chazeret. They really do not taste great. But dont be a quitter Recall that slavery was bitter So these herbs are on the Seder plate.
The slaves by the Nile Used mortar by the pile To build Pharaohs real estate. In remembrance of such We put just a touch Of charoset on the Seder plate.
In the old times they did Take a lamb or a kid And sacrifice it on a slate But we dont all eat meat So were using a beet As the zroa on the Seder plate.
It was a terrible cost When the temple was lost And our rituals had to wait. So please listen, I beg, And dont eat the egg! Leave the beitzah on the Seder plate.
We should answer the call To respect one and all And never discriminate. So we choose to in-clute A small piece of fruit: There's an orange on the Seder plate.
So that is our good ol Seder plate And thats all I have to relate. Youre all very dear And Ill see you next year In Jerusalem 'round our Seder plate.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 @7:34:30 AM
I've always wanted to hear a klezmer version of this - at least since you told us about this at last Sunday's Costello Jam.
Klezmer or not, please post a recording of this when you are able.
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