Personalize Your Seder – a Welcome Song

I wrote these lyrics as a welcome song to our Seder one year when we had a wonderfully eclectic mix of family and friends – some of whom could teach Jewish history and some of whom were brand new to a Seder.

Because I handed out a song sheet to everyone, we were all able to raise our voices together from the beginning, setting a relaxed and participative tone.

That year, my husband and I were also studying banjo and guitar, so we brought that personal element to the evening, strumming along with this song and several others.

Feel free to swap out the word “bluegrass” for a word that is meaningful to your family.   Examples: “our family Seder” “our first ever Seder”  “our 2012 Seder”

BLUEGRASS SEDER LYRICS

[To the tune of “You Are My Sunshine”]

Thank you for coming

To our bluegrass Seder,

Wouldn’t be as much fun

If you weren’t here.

We love being with you

To share this Pesach.

So sit back, relax and draw near.

 

We’ll tell the story

Of leaving Egypt.

We’ll eat some matzah,

But drink no beer.

We’ll open the door for

Prophet Elijah,

If he enters

We might quake in fear.

 

Around the table

You’ll see Seder symbols,

Like plagues and bowls filled

With salty tears,

A cup of red wine for

Prophet Elijah,

And Miriam’s cup with

Water so clear.

 

Thank you for coming

To our bluegrass Seder,

Wouldn’t be as much fun

If you weren’t here.

We love being with you

To share this Pesach.

So sit back, relax and draw near.

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