Thursday, August 26, 2010

Danny and the Juniors and Shabbat

Danny and the Juniors big hit from 1958,“Let’s Go To the Hop,” is one of those tunes you just can’t get out of your head. A few years later a revisionist did a version called “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot.” For some reason, when I recently heard a rabbi lamenting the fact that a decreasing number of young Jewish people were attending Shabbat services, I thought maybe he’d benefit from a more imaginative use of popular music.

*Note to readers: I have no idea where this bit of composition comes from, or what it means.

Bah bah bah bah, bah bah bah bah
Bah bah bah bah, bah bah bah bah, at Shabbat!
When the dreidel starts a spinnin’ well the fun is just beginning at Shabbat.
You can read from the Torah, maybe light a menorah, at Shabbat.
Come on girls and boys, don’t act like all the goys,
Do the Judaic sensation that’s sweepin’ the nation at Shabbat.
Let's go to Shabbat, let's go to Shabbat (Oh baby)
Let's go to Shabbat, let's go to Shabbat...

1 comment:

Thomas said...

After your call, i took some time to check this out 7 really enjoyed it! Tom Friedman