Passover Songs


Passover is coming up! Here are some Passover songs for the end of the seder!

1) New – Let My People Go

(Words by Sally Heckelman)

Sing to the tune of, “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”

The Jews were busy building cities
All the live long day,

The Jews were busy building cities
And they did it Pharaoh’s way,

Moses tried to get them out of Egypt
He said, “Let my People Go!”

But, stubborn Pharaoh wouldn’t listen,
He kept on saying, “No!”

Let my people go–No!
Let my people go–No!
Please let my people go, go, go!

Let my people go–No!
Let my people go–No!
Please let my people go!

2) Traditional Song – Chad Gadya

Start slow and end fast.

One small goat
Chad gadya, Chad Gadya
Papa bought for two zuzim
Chad gadya, Chad gadya!

A hungry cat
Ate up the goat
That papa bought for two zuzim
Chad Gadya! Chad Gadya!

Then came a dog
And bit the cat
That ate the goat
That papa bought for two zuzim
Chad Gadya, Chad Gadya!

Then came a stick
and beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that papa bought for two zuzim
Chad Gadya, Chad Gadya!

Then came a fire
and burnt the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that papa bought for two zuzim
Chad Gadya, Chad Gadya!

Then water came
and quenched the fire
that burnt the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that papa bought for two zuzim
Chad Gadya! Chad Gadya!

Then came an ox
and drank the water
that quenched the fire
that burnt the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that papa bought for two zuzim
Chad Gadya, Chad Gadya!

The butcher came
and slew the ox
that drank the water
that quenched the fire
that burnt the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that papa bought for two zuzim
Chad Gaya! Chad Gadya!

Then came Death
and took the butcher
that slew the ox
that drank the water
that quenched the fire
that burnt the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that father bought for two zuzim
Chad Gadya! Chad Gadya!

Eternity
Dissolves the Death
That took the butcher
that slew the ox
that drank the water
that quenched the fire
that burnt the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that papa bought for two zuzim
Chad Gadya! Chad Gadya!

Chad Gadya! Chad Gadya!

3) Traditional – Let My People Go

When Israel was in Egypt land, Let my People Go!
Oppressed so hard they could not stand, Let My People Go!
Go Down, Moses, Way down to Egypt Land,
Tell Old Pharaoh, Let my People Go!

Thus saith the Lord, bold Moses said, Let My People Go!
If not I’ll smite your people dead, Let My People Go!
Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt land,
Tell Old Pharaoh, Let My People Go!

As Israel stood by the water side, Let My People Go!
By God’s command it did divide, Let My People Go!
Go down, Moses, Way down to Egypt Land,
Tell Old Pharaoh, Let my People Go!

4) Go Tell It On The Mountain

Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go tell it on the mountain,
Let my people go!

Who are the people dressed in white?
Let my people go, go, go!
Must be the children of the Israelites,
Let my people go!

Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go tell it on the mountain,
Let my people go!

Who are the people dressed in red?
Let my people go, go, go!
Must be the people that Moses led,
Let my people go!

Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go tell it on the mountain,
Let my people go!

5) Eli Eli – My God, My God

O Lord, My God,
I pray that these things never end,
the sand and the sea,
the rush of the waters,
the crash of the heavens,
the prayer of the heart,
the sand and the sea,
the rush of the waters,
the crash of the heavens,
the prayer of the heart.


Click to download a copy of Julie’s free Passover Haggadah eBook with blessings, more passover songs, coloring pages and Passover recipes here.

Passover Coloring Pages

How to set the Passover Table

Passover Prayers for Your Seder – A Short Haggadah

Recipe for Homemade Passover Horseradish
Recipe for Matzah Ball Soup
Cousin Roberta’s Passover Brisket
Grandpa’s Breakfast Fried Matzah

4 Responses to Passover Songs

  1. Tracy Kitzman says:

    Thank you so much for putting this together! This is the first year we won’t be with our extended family for Pesach – looking forward to using this Haggadah to celebrate with just our kids.

  2. B Hoyt says:

    Thanks! I have been searching for this! :-) Have a blessed one!

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