LYRIC

MY ZAIDY- Megama Duo- Sung & Composed By Moshe Yess- Megama 1 (1980)

My Zaidy lived with us in my parent’s home
He used to laugh – He’d put me on his knee
And he spoke about his life in Poland
He spoke, but with a bitter memory.

And he spoke about, the soldiers – who would beat him
And they laughed at him – they tore his long black coat
And he spoke about a synagogue that they burnt down
And the crying that was heard beneath the smoke.

CHORUS 1:
But, Zaidy made us laugh
Zaidy made us sing
And Zaidy made a Kiddush – Friday Night
And Zaidy oh my Zaidy – how I loved him so
And Zaidy used to teach me wrong from right.

His eyes lit up when he used to teach me Torah
And he taught me every line so carefully
And he spoke about our slavery in Egypt
And how G-d took us out to make us free.

But Winter went by
Summer came along
I went to Camp – to run and play
And when I came back home – they said “Zaidy’s gone”
and all his books were packed and stored away.

And I don’t know, how or why – it came to be
It happened slowly over many years
We just stopped being Jewish like my Zaidy was
And no one cared enough – to shed a tear.

CHORUS 2:
But Zaidy made us laugh
Zaidy made us sing
And Zaidy made a Seder – Pesach Night
And Zaidy oh my Zaidy – how I loved him so
And Zaidy used to teach me wrong from right.

And many Winters went by
And many Summers came along
And now my children sit in front of me
And who will be the Zaidy of my children
Who will be their Zaidy – if not me?

Who will be the Zaidy’s of our children
Who will be their Zaidys – if not we?

CHORUS 1:
But, Zaidy made us laugh
Zaidy made us sing
And Zaidy made a Kiddush – Friday Night
And Zaidy oh my Zaidy – how I loved him so
And Zaidy used to teach me wrong from right.