NO EGYPT NO CRY

(Sung to the tune of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" with lyrics by Rabbi Nadav Caine. Guitar chords are verses C-G-Am-F and chorus is C-G-Am-F then C-F-C-G.)

No, Egypt, no cry (4x)

The wise one asks, "What are the laws
that God requires of thee?"
Tell him there's a Seder, and an Afikomen,
and in between we eat!
The wicked one says, “What's this mean to you”?
But not “to me”!
The simple one adds, “What's this mean at all?"
The fourth stares silently.

No Egypt No Cry (4x)

Said, I remember when we used to build
Towers and roads in Egypt
Oppression hurt like a bitter herb,
Our taskmasters they beat us..
Good friends we have, oh, good friends we've lost
Along the way
In this great future, you can't forget your past
So dry your tears, I say
No, Egypt, no cry
No, Egypt, no cry
'Ere, little darlin', don't shed no tears
No, woman, no cry

Said, God freed us, helped us cross the sea,
And drowned our oppressors,
Then Aaron would light the fire lights
As Miriam sang through the nights
Then we would cook our matzah
Of which I'll share with you
Our history is our purpose,
So we've got to push on through

Everything's gonna be all right...


haggadah Section: -- Four Children