The Smittens - Good Migrations (The Hanukkah Song)

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Why can’t there be Hanukkah in springtime?
Why’d they have to bury it in the snow?
Can’t be right we’re stuck with Hanukkah in winter.
I want to spin the dreidel in the arms of the sun’s warm glow.

Hey guess what when it’s freezing here it’s balmy.
And beautiful in the hemisphere below.
Yeah when we’re all suffering they’ll be making merry
In a festival of lights where the oil burns slow.

I want to move to Cape Town, I want to move to Melbourne, I want to move to Buenos Aires in the sun
I want to move to Auckland, I want to move to Durban, I want to move to Santiago have sun fun

When you feel the sun on your skin and a warm breeze through your hair you’ll never want to let the light go out.
Never want to let the light go out.

Why can’t there be Hanukkah in summer?
Why’d they have to slip it on the ice?
Come on let’s spin it in the opposite direction.
O a Hanukkah down south might have more spice.

I want to move to Cape Town, I want to move to Melbourne, I want to move to Buenos Aires in the sun
I want to move to Auckland, I want to move to Durban, I want to move to Santiago have sun fun

Cape Town baby, Melbourne maybe, Buenos Aires now,
Auckland would be, Durban could be, Santiago wow!

When you feel the sun on your skin and a warm breeze through your hair you’ll never want to let the light go out.
Never want to let the light go out.

Don’t let the light go out it’s lasted for so many years.
Don’t let the light go out let it shine through our love and our tears.

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from A Very Smitten Hanukkah, released December 19, 2003
Performed by the Smittens
Recorded by David Zacharis

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