Don’t throw away your shot to celebrate the miracles and the story of the (eight) nights! We’re big “Hamilton” fans, and so are the President and First Lady. We had the honor of performing this for them at the White House and we’ll never forget their reaction. Send this song as a PERSONALIZED VIDEO CHANUKAH CARD to your friends and family! http://www.six13.com/#!/sendcard Check out this and all Six13 songs on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/six13/id201843724 All Six13 songs are created with nothing but the human voice. Anchored by a strong Jewish identity and driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music, professional Jewish a cappella group Six13 are the originators of today’s Jewish a cappella sound. They’ve performed to rave reviews for millions of people — at synagogues, religious schools, JCCs, fundraising events, B’nai Mitzvah and private affairs alike, received numerous awards for their five best-selling CDs, and been selected as finalists for casting in NBC’s “The Sing-Off”. To find out more about bringing Six13 to your community for an event that’s truly unforgettable, visit http://www.six13.com. PRESS CONTACT: Michael Boxer 866.266.5613 firstname.lastname@example.org ====================== Credits: Based on “The Story of Tonight”, “Alexander Hamilton” and “My Shot” from “Hamilton: An American Musical” Music and original lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Adapted lyrics written by Elliot Olshansky Additional adapted lyrics by Mike Boxer Arranged by Mike Boxer Lead vocals performed by Mordy Weinstein, Jacob Spadaro, Craig Resmovits, Mike Boxer, Eric Dinowitz, and Rob Operman Recorded by Colin Egan, Marianne Cheng and Mordy Weinstein Edited by Jeff Eames Mixed by Ed Boyer Mastered by Dave Sperandio Produced by Mike Boxer for Six13 Videography by Greg Starr Video edited by Rachel Chalhoub Additional direction by Mike Boxer Additional filming by Josh Sauer & Gabi Resmovits Special thanks to: our loving families, all the incredible audio and video production staff mentioned above, our alumni, Phil Kaplan, Jacob Kraus, Josh Sauer, Dan Singer, the Cederbaum family, Marty Gasper, Industry Cooperative, Twillory, Barack and Michelle Obama, Chanan Weissman, Jamila Humphries, the White House staff, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Six13 is: Mike Boxer | Eric Dinowitz | Robert Operman Craig Resmovits | Jacob Spadaro | Mordy Weinstein (c) 2016 Six13 =========================== Lyrics: I tell the tale of those before me And of their victory in the fight And now our children tell the story They tell the story of the lights We’ll add another one each night Light a light to freedom, they tell the story of… How does a humble ragtag band full of boys from yeshiva, Rise up to triumph against unbelievable odds In a battle our people still remember, And celebrate with dreidels every year around December? The five pious and loyal sons of Mattathias Stood against bias, said, “You can’t deny us You disagree? Try us! Our God will supply us With strength to win, and then potato latkes we will fry us” For every day, while praying was being barred and made harder Our ways they tried to change, Antiochus sent his guard out Inside, our boys knew not to forget what they were part of Five brothers and their dad ready to win or die as martyrs Then the Greeks came, and Hellenization reigned Our people saw our future drip, dripping down the drain They entered into the Temple, and the altar they profaned Left a blood stain, our heroes got sick of the pain Well, they spread word around, we said, “This is insane, man, We Jews will not survive under Antiochus’ reign, man Let’s fight and send the Greeks right back from whence they came And our bravery will win us fame, say your name, man!” Judah, Judah Maccabee They call me Judah, Judah Maccabee And Antiochus says he’s number one But just you wait, just you wait… I am not throwing gelt in the pot (2x) I’m straight gimmel-spinnin’ while y’all are nun and shinnin’ And I’m not throwin’ gelt in the pot Make the menorah hot See, it isn’t all about presents Cause gratitude for miracles is Chanukah’s essence The Maccabees revolted, thwarted Greek plans Now a hora we dance, and we fry latkes in pans – we’re gonna make it hot Yeah, we give thanks for being free Because of the revolt led by Judah Maccabee They defied, do or die, you and I feel great And celebrate, as the lights we illuminate And I am not throwing gelt in the pot… Nes gadol Haya po (if you’re in Israel) Haya sham (if you’re anywhere) Light up, candles in the Chanukiah Light up, we remember Maccabees when we Light up, light up And I am not throwing gelt in the pot… Ma’oz Tzur Yeshu’ati (3x) Lekha na’eh leshabe’ah Happy, happy Chanukah Judah Maccabee, we sing of you And the odds you overcame When we’re playing our dreidel game Each night, we light those candles’ flames For the victories and miracles we celebrate… What ya say, boys? Happy, happy Chanukah!