Passover Song Parodies
Mostly Matza (Sung to W.A. Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) © by Randi and Murray. Spiegel, Passover 2001 Notes: Do not repeat the music, as in the original Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Punctuation is provided only to help sing phrases and is not gramatically correct. Recommended starting note is E and not G as in the original music. Moses followed all of G-d's commands, helped the Jews escape from Pharaoh's hands. Egypt was where the Jews all lived, and happy with their lives, until the Pharaoh came, and made them slaves; he worked them night and day, and held them all at bay, they had to get away.
Moses, saw a bush, burning bright, G-d appeared, told him he must save the Jews. "Moses, you must go to Egypt speak to Pharaoh tell him I am not amused. Yes you must go, and tell him tell him he must let the Hebrews go yes he must let my people go. Their pleas I can't ignore, they will be slaves no more. You tell Pharaoh he will be punished if he doesn't listen and won't let my people go."
Moses went to Egypt land, went to see old Pharaoh. Threatened him on G-d's behalf. Instead it, just made Pharaoh laugh. He said "I will not free them, they are my slaves forever. So go back where you came from, give up on your endeavor. I am strong. You are weak, so turn around go on home and stay there 'cause I never will give in."
So Moses said to Pharaoh, "I have my G-d behind me. You will release my people, or you'll be very sorry. Plagues will come, horrid plagues so be aware what'll happen to you if you don't release the Jews. I've warned you for the very last time the plagues will come and G-d won't be kind as you will soon find." Pharaoh said "I have not changed my mind."
This is where the tale gets really good. First, God changed the water into blood* * rhyme with "good" :) "A trick," said his magicians, endorsed Pharaoh's position. But Pharaoh hadn't reckoned, that God would send a second. Frogs hopped around the city, the picture wasn't pretty. The people were surrounded, the croaking noise resounded. Well Pharaoh still resisted, what Moses had insisted. A third plague was enlisted, and so the lice persisted. It seemed as if the Jews could never leave, Pharaoh's land. It seemed, as if they'd never leave, but, they knew, they'd just have to believe.
All of, a sudden it looked bleak, with wild beasts ev'rywhere, the people ran and shrieked. The cattle all died where they had been grazing and the boils were torture they could not endure. People, were in pain, they agreed, that the Jews, should be free from slavery. Pharaoh, would not listen to them Moses said a seventh plague had been decreed. The hail came down, down from the sky in torrents, hail fell down so hard. And such was Pharaoh's fate, God sent plague number eight the swarms of locusts filled the sky to terrify. Soon the sun's rays were suppressed. Egypt was in darkness. Then the tenth plague was begun, and Pharaoh, at last was, undone.
"Put lamb's blood on your doorposts," the Jews were all instructed. Egyptians did not know this, an awful plague erupted. Death appeared, at their door and ev'ry first-born in Egypt died including Pharaoh's fav'rite child. The Jews all followed Moses, they made a swift departure. But Pharaoh's armies followed, intending to recapture. Just ahead, was the sea so Moses stretched out his hand to part it and they walked through carefully. The armies followed foolishly, the waters closed the soldiers were drowned the Jews were then free.
Now, we celebrate our freedom ev'ry Passover and this, is why we dine on mostly matza, pasta we do not, ingest. Consuming mostly matza which the rabbis blessed. We tell this story all about the Hebrews' quest, at, this matza fest.