Adam Sandler’s ‘Hannukah Song’ was written by Adam Sandler, himself with Saturday Night Live writers Lewis Morton and Ian Maxtone-Graham. Hannukah song was first sung by Adam on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update on December 3, 1994.
Hanukkah Song Lyrics
Put on your yamaka, it’s time for Hanukkah
So much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah,
Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights,
Instead of one day of presents, we get eight crazy nights.
But when you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree, Here’s a list of
people who are Jewish, just like you and me:
David Lee Roth lights the menorah,
So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas, and the Weasel Pauly Shore-ah
Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli,
Bowzer from Sha-na-na, and Arthur Fonzerrelli.
Paul Newman’s half Jewish; Goldie Hawn’s half too,
Put them together–what a fine lookin’ Jew!
You don’t need Deck the Halls or Jingle Bell Rock
Cause you can spin a dreidel with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock–both Jewish!
Put on your yamaka, its time for Hanukkah,
The owner of the Seattle Super Sonic-ah celebrates Hanukkah.
O.J. Simpson– not a Jew!
But guess who is…Hall of Famer—Rod Carew–(he converted!)
We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby,
Harrison Ford’s a quarter Jewish–not too shabby!
Some people think that Ebeneezer Scrooge is,
Well, hes not, but guess who is: All three stooges.
So many Jews are in show biz–
Tom Cruise isn’t, but I heard his agent is.
Tell your friend Veronica, its time to celebrate Hanukkah
I hope I get a harmonica, on this lovely, lovely Hanukkah.
So drink your gin-a-tonic-ah, and smoke your mara-juanic-ah,
If you really, really wanna-kah, Have a happy, happy, happy, happy
Hanukkah……. HAPPY HANUKKAH!
The song was eventually added to some of Adam’s stand-up comedy routine. Hanukkah was based on the idea that Jewish children are not part of Christmas season despite the fact that they are surrounded by Christmas songs and Christmas decorations so he wrote the song as his way of sympathizing with the Jewish kids.
The song started with a few lines that rhymed with Harmonica and Hannukah, it says: “Instead of one day of presents, we get eight crazy nights!” ‘Eight crazy nights’ is usually shouted together with the crowd.
Though some lyrics of the song is adult-oriented it already have two more version since its original version on 1994. The Hannukah Song Lyrics – Part II was made known on 1999. On 2002, three years after another Hannukah Song Lyrics – Part III has surfaced. The English spelling of Hannukah is “Chanukkah” or “Chanukah”. Sandler used “Ch” in his version.
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