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Honeyky Hanukah, an Illustrated Song Writen by Woody Guthrie, Illustrated by Dave Horowitz

Posted on: November 25, 2014

A song by Woody Guthrie, Illustrated by Dave Horowitz and recorded by the Klezmetics!

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honeyky hanukah
Honeyky Hanukah
Words by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Dave Horowitz
With CD Recording by The Klezmatics

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YouTube of the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX6gvpYXbEo

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HONEYKY HANUKKAH
Song by Woody Guthrie

It’s Honeyky Hanukah ’round and around,
Honeycake Hanukah, eat them down,
Latkes and goody things all over town,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, shaky my hand,
My candles are burning all over this land,
To light the dark for the man passing by,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, kissy my cheek,
The light in the window, it burns for a week,
I’ll open my present and take a little peek,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, makes me feel glad,
This box for Mother and this box for Dad,
For sister and brother, nice ribbons I’ll tie,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, huggy me tight,
It’s Hanukah day, and it’s Hanukah night,
If you’ve got no money, well, that’s all right,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, kiss me some more,
We’ll sing and go dancing around on the floor,
Your kiss is nicer than cakes from the store,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, brush my hair,
Let’s dance a big hora and jump in the air,
You look lots pettier to me every year
At Honeyky Hanukah time.

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Interesting info about Woody Guthrie, his family and how the song came to be recorded, here:
http://hipquotient.com/woody-guthries-yiddishe-mama/

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The lyrics on Woody Guthrie website:
http://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Honeyky_Hanukah.htm

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Illustrator Dave Horowitz’s webpage for Honeyky Hanukah:
http://www.horowitzdave.com/hanukah.html

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Nice review by Kirkus:
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/woody-guthrie/honeyky-hanukah/

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Publisher Random House’s webpage for HONEYKY HANUKAH:
http://www.randomhousekids.com/books/detail/234554-honeyky-hanukah#.VHUJB4vF-Sq

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Publisher’s Weekly writes about the book:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-385-37926-7

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Related Posts

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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Sing Books With Emily’s Top 10 Favorite Illustrated Songs of 2014 (and a few others, too)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/sing-books-with-emilys-top-10-favorite-illustrated-songs-of-2014-and-a-few-others-too/

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