Hebrew Songs #39

Echad Mi Yode’a? (Who Knows One?)

Echad Mi Yodea? (Who Knows One?): Hebrew Lyrics, Part 1
Echad Mi Yodea? (Who Knows One?): Hebrew Lyrics, Part 2
Echad Mi Yodea? (Who Knows One?), Part 3
Echad Mi Yodea? (Who Knows One?): Hebrew Lyrics, Part 4
Echad Mi Yodea? (Who Knows One?): Hebrew Lyrics, Part 5

English Translation:

Who knows one?

Who knows one? I know one:
One is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows two? I know two:
Two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows three? I know three:
Three are the fathers,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows four? I know four:
Four are the matriarchs,
three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows five? I know five:
Five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs, three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows six? I know six:
Six are the orders of the Mishnah,
five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs, three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows seven? I know seven:
Seven are the days of the week,
six are the orders of the Mishnah,
five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs, three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows eight? I know eight:
Eight are the days until circumcision,
seven are the days of the week,
six are the orders of the Mishnah,
five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs, three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows nine? I know nine:
Nine are the months of pregnancy,
eight are the days until circumcision,
seven are the days of the week,
six are the orders of the Mishnah,
five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs, three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows ten? I know ten:
Ten are the commandments,
nine are the months of pregnancy,
eight are the days until circumcision,
seven are the days of the week,
six are the orders of the Mishnah,
five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs, three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows eleven? I know eleven:
Eleven are the stars (in Joseph’s dream),
ten are the commandments,
nine are the months of pregnancy,
eight are the days until circumcision,
seven are the days of the week,
six are the orders of the Mishnah,
five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs, three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows twelve? I know twelve:
Twelve are the tribes (of Israel),
eleven are the stars (in Joseph’s dream),
ten are the commandments,
nine are the months of pregnancy,
eight are the days until circumcision,
seven are the days of the week,
six are the orders of the Mishnah,
five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs, three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

Who knows thirteen? I know thirteen:
Thirteen are the attributes (of G-d’s mercy),
twelve are the tribes (of Israel),
eleven are the stars (in Joseph’s dream),
ten are the commandments,
nine are the months of pregnancy,
eight are the days until circumcision,
seven are the days of the week,
six are the orders of the Mishnah,
five are the books of the Torah,
four are the matriarchs,
three are the patriarchs,
two are the tablets of the covenant,
and one is our G-d in the heavens and the earth.

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