Welcome to Seder Songs, a collection of Passover song parodies to enliven your Passover celebration at home, school or synagogue. I encourage you to share these songs with anyone who might enjoy them – your family, friends, congregation and other Jewish groups. The songs are available to everyone for free.
The song parodies are available in two formats – as an entire songbook and individual song sheets. The songbook is organized by parts of the seder and themes. Each song has its own number to make it easier for seder participants to follow along. You can get the songbook by clicking on the “Songbook” link.
Alternatively, click on “Song Index” to search the collection for just the right songs for your seder. Need a Beatles song or a Broadway favorite? It’s easy to find using the “sort” feature on the song index. Feel free to print out the songbook or individual song sheets for your seder guests.
The songs provide the right occasion for kids and adults to let out their inner divas. While some songs lend themselves to solos, others are just right for times when it’s okay for a group to get a little raucous. Your seder will never be the same after you’ve all performed “Sweet Kosher Wine” to “Sweet Caroline” or “Why You Are Here” to “YMCA.” (Just move the wine glasses out of the way!)
Many people have asked how this collection of song parodies came about. It got started in the late 1980’s at our family seder with the “Singin’ in the Rain” parody, performed by my two young daughters in rain slickers and boots. As my family grew, so did the song collection. Family members and a good friend have gotten into the act as lyricists.
The song collection has also grown in its reach. Randi Rose, my sister and a talented graphic designer, created the songbook and individual song sheets with their eye-catching graphics. She also created this website, which my son-in-law Ben Honey and more recently my husband Andy Pike has since taken over and enhanced. Thanks to their efforts and word of mouth, the songs have spread to many homes, schools and synagogues across the nation.
People often wonder about me. I’m a retired attorney living outside of Washington, DC. I have a terrific family – a husband, two daughters and sons-in-law, and two grandkids. I learned to play the piano from Andre Watts’ piano teacher. I lead singalongs for seniors in retirement centers and sing in my synagogue choir. When I grow up, I want to play jazz piano in a dimly lit lounge.
Happy Pesach, everyone!