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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, hello #Chanukah! Our last homage to a Piano Man went so well, we thought we`d celebrate one of our most joyous holidays with a tribute to another timeless entertainer, the great Sir @EltonJohn himself. #ChagSameach!

You don`t have to be a #LatkeMan to join in — just grab your Tiny Dreidel, put the Candles in the Window, and declare to the world along with us: We`re Still Standing!

All Six13 songs are created with nothing but the human voice.

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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 at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama, and ten of thousands more at synagogues, religious schools, JCCs, fundraising events, B`nai Mitzvah and private affairs alike. They’ve received numerous awards for their eight best-selling CDs, been selected as finalists for casting in NBC`s “The Sing-Off”, and garnered more than 20 million views online.

Based on the music of Elton John:
0:00 Intro: “Spin A Gimmel” (“Hold Me Closer”)
0:08 “Tiny Dreidel” (“Tiny Dancer”)
1:00 “Our Rock” (“Crocodile Rock”)
1:41 “Latke Man” (“Rocket Man”)
2:24 “Candles In The Window” (“Candle In The Wind”)
2:53 “We`re Still Standing” (“I`m Still Standing”)

Music by Elton John
Original lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Six13’s lyrics by Elliot Olshansky, Rachel Mazor, Lior Melnick, Mike Boxer, Nathaniel Ribner and Josh Sauer
Arranged by Mike Boxer
Recorded by Six13
Edited by Jeff Eames
Mixed by Ed Boyer
Mastered by Dave Sperandio
Produced by Mike Boxer

Video filmed, directed, edited and produced by David Khabinsky, Daled Studios
Additional editing by Kristine Slipson

Special thanks to Hashem, our loving families, all our incredible audio and video production staff, our alumni, our amazing fans, all of our music teachers, the Sauer family, Manhattan Jewish Center, Cantor Dan Singer, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Scott Shannon and company, and of course the great Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Six13 is:
Mike Boxer | Carl Haber | Chaim Horowitz
Aaron Kohl | Lior Melnick | Craig Resmovits
Nathaniel Ribner | Josh Sauer | Mordy Weinstein

(c) 2022 Six13

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LYRICS

Jews are ready
Donuts with jelly
Latkes in the pan
Chanukiah,
We love to see ya
Tiny dreidels in our hands
Spin a gimmel, tiny dreidel
Count the eight lights burning brightly
Light the candles to remember
The miracles of yesterday

I remember when the Seleucids
Said we couldn’t circumcise our kids
Study Torah or keep kosher homes
It was all too much and Mattathias said “No!”
We gave Antiochus quite a shock
Fought back his army with spears and rocks
Now today, you’ll never find them on our block
And throughout all the ages, God has been our rock

Am Yisrael chai / עם ישראל חי (The People of Israel lives) (3x)

And I think it’s gonna be a long eight nights
To celebrate the Festival of Lights
Commemorate the miracle of oil
Oh, nes gadol / נס גדול (Great miracle)
I’m a latke man

Latke man, frying up this food of potato
Yes, I think we’re gonna have a real good time
I hope this recipe will come out right
I’ve never made sufganiyot at home
Oh, no, no, no
I`m a latke man…

And the Maccabees, they lit their lights
Like the candles in the window
Always knowing they’d see victory
When the Greeks came in
And although the Great Menorah
Is no longer lit
The oil burned out long ago
Traditions never did

We can never know what it’s like
Only having oil left for just one night
Just a tiny little light that shined so true
But then a miracle occurred:
It burned for eight nights through
Don’t you know we’re still standing, each and every Yid
‘Cause the Jews are true survivors
Yeah, we beat the Seleucids
Yeah, the oil kept burning, after all eight nights
Like Judah and the Maccabees who wouldn’t give up on the fight
We’re still standing (4x)