The Eight Days of Hanukkah: A Chanukah Song


Written by the Barkley/Levenson Family, © 1995, 1999 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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[Sung to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Please note that the Frederic Austin arrangement of "Twelve Days" is still under copyright, managed by Novello & Co. of London, England.


Access the PDF of the lyrics by clicking here.


Click here to access an MP3 of a performance of the song by students of McKinley Elmentary School, Beaverton, Oregon in October, 1999. (Performance waiver & releases on file.)


There aren't a lot of songs for Hanukkah. Sure, there's Adam Sandler's song, but after that, except for about five folk songs, there just isn't that much. Really, how many times can you hear I Have a Little Dreidel; Chanuka, Chanuka; or Chanuka, oh Chanuka? So, my family (at the time) created a new song for the Jewish holiday. Enjoy The Eight Days of Hanukkah and sing it during the holiday season. If you make a recording of it, submit it for inclusion in our growing collection. Eventually, we hope to have the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing a version. Nah, probably not.

Contact information:
   Charlie Levenson
   Portland, Oregon