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Voltn mir nor fun Mitsrayim Gliklekh oysgeleyzt gevorn Nor der yam zikh nit geshpoltn - Dayenu. Volt der yam zikh shoyn geshpoltn Nor im durkhgeyn in der trukn Volt undz demolt nit gegoltn - Dayenu. Voltn mir im shoyn ariber Nit gekent nor iberkumen Fertsik yor in groysn midber - Dayenu. Voltn mir di fertsik yor shoyn In dem midber durkhgekumen Un keyn man dort nit gefunen - Dayenu. Voltn mir dort man gefunen Nor dem shabes nit bakumen Un tsum Sinay nit gekumen - Dayenu. Voltn mir tsum Sinay kumen Nor di toyre nit bakumen S'folk fun toyre nit gevorn - Dayenu.
Would we not from Egypt Joyfully freed And the Sea did not divide Dayenu-Would have been enough Would he sea have divided And gone through it dry We the would not it would have been enough Would we already have gone over Not been able to overcome Forty years in the great desert it would have been enough Would we the forty years already In the desert coming through And no man there not found Dayenu Would we have found a man And the Sabbath And not to the Sinai come Dayenu would to the Sinai we come But not got the torah Would we not have become the people of the Torah Dayenu
Reprinted from the e-mail list Mendele: Yiddish literature and language , vol4.395 This version has lyrics by Lukovsky, but there is another version in Yiddish, simpler, for kids that the Workmen's Circle also uses. Maybe I'll post it someday. Lorele from Tamara Selden, just translated words above. Also know a brief on from Sholem Aleichem Folkshule, New York. Arois Gegangen fun Mitrayim Oif a leben, oif a fryen Oif a leben, oif a fryen Dayenu Going out from Egypt On a free life On a free life Dayenu On
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