Musical Maggid: Whoda' Thunk It? Ha Lachma Anya!

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Maggid:  Ha Lachma Anya

Raise the tray with the matzot and say:

הָא לַחְמָא עַנְיָא דִי אֲכָלוּ אַבְהָתָנָא בְּאַרְעָא דְמִצְרָיִם. כָּל דִכְפִין יֵיתֵי וְיֵיכֹל, כָּל דִצְרִיךְ יֵיתֵי וְיִפְסַח. הָשַׁתָּא הָכָא, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּאַרְעָא דְיִשְׂרָאֵל. הָשַׁתָּא עַבְדֵי, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּנֵי חוֹרִין.

Ha lachma anya dee achalu avhatana b'ara d'meetzrayeem.

This is the bread of affliction, which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in need, come and share the Pesach meal. This year, we are here. Next year, in the land of Israel. This year, we are slaves. Next year, we will be free.

Who'da Thunk It?

(Music by Greg Brown; Words Modified by Rabbi Nadav Caine)

Used to say I could live on matzah, and we could and we did
Living in tents, Welcoming the stranger, In the wilderness!

Now we say we could live on matzah, but it's not true.
We can't live on matzah because we don't want to!
We want cake and cookies, artisan breads, don't give me macaroons!
We want cake and cookies, artisan breads, don't give me macaroons!
And I say Hey Hey Hey Hey, Who'da Thunk it?
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Ha Lachma Anya!

Used to say I could live without karpas, and we could and we did
We were slaves in Egypt, Ate the bread of affliction, And called on our God!

Now we say we could live without karpas, it's not true.
We can't live without karpas because we don't want to!
We want egg rolls and salad, tapas, guacamole, and I'm going to dip twice!
Egg rolls and salad, tapas, guacamole, and I'm going to dip twice!
And I say Hey Hey Hey Hey, Who'da Thunk it?
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Ha Lachma Anya!

Used to say I could live without reclining, and we could and we did
As long as we were together, on a wooden bench, what did it matter?
Now we say we could live without reclining but it's not true.
We can't live without reclining, no! Because we don't want to.
Get me a lazy boy, a sectional, and a home theater!
Get me a lazy boy, a sectional, that's where I'll eat dinner!
And I say hey hey hey hey, what happened to the maror?
And I say hey hey hey hey, Who'da thunk it?
And I say Hey Hey Hey Hey, Who'da Thunk it?
Hey Hey hey hey Ha Lachma Anya!
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Who'da Thunk it?
Hey Hey hey hey Ha Lachma Anya!

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