Six13 - Bohemian Chanukah (a Queen adaptation)







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Is this just fantasy? No, it's our Chanukah tribute to one of the greatest and most epic songs of all time. Ready, Freddie? Kindle the lights, remember....

Is this just fantasy? No, it's our Chanukah tribute to one of the greatest and most epic songs of all time. Ready, Freddie? Kindle the lights, remember the Maccabees, and rock on. CHAG SAMEACH!

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Filmed at The Workmen's Circle School, East Meadow, NY


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 millions more at synagogues, religious schools, JCCs, fundraising events, B'nai Mitzvah and private affairs alike, received numerous awards for their seven 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

Michael Boxer



Based on "Bohemian Rhapsody", originally recorded by Queen
Original music and lyrics by Freddie Mercury

Adapted lyrics written by Elliot Olshansky, Mike Boxer and Mordy Weinstein

Arranged by Mike Boxer
Lead vocals (and backing vocals) performed by Jacob Spadaro, Mordy Weinstein, Josh Sauer, Eric Dinowitz, Mike Boxer, Nathaniel Ribner, Craig Resmovits, Phil Kaplan and Lior Melnick
Recorded by Mike Boxer, Jacob Spadaro, Mordy Weinstein, Craig Resmovits and Josh Sauer
Edited by Jeff Eames
Mixed by Alex Green
Mastered by Dave Sperandio
Produced by Mike Boxer for Six13

Directed by David Khabinsky and Jacob Spadaro
Video filmed and edited by David Khabinsky
Additional filming by Shuie Septimus
Lighting design / supervision by Scott Eckers

Special thanks to: our loving families, all the incredible audio and video production staff mentioned above, our alumni, the Resmovits home, Scott Eckers, Staci Davis, the Workmen's Circle School, and of course, Queen: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor.

Six13 is:
Mike Boxer | Eric Dinowitz | Phil Kaplan
Lior Melnick | Craig Resmovits | Nathaniel RIbner
Josh Sauer | Jacob Spadaro | Mordy Weinstein

(c) 2018 Six13



Is this the eighth night
We light with family?
Recall with great pride
Our escape from Greek tyranny?

Kindle the lights
Remember the Maccabees
How did those five boys
Lead us to victory?

Well, they stood up against mighty foes
With their oil running low

Now we sing while lights glow
Ma'oz tzur yeshuati

Judah, our faith was banned
Evil Antiochus said
No more Torah could be read
Judah, Mattathias' son
You would not throw our heritage away

(Nes gadol haya po)
Am Yisrael Chai
These miracles our people will recall

("Guitar" solo)

I spun a gimmel, now I've got a lot of gelt
Sevivon, sevivon, will you spin this clay dreidel?
Chanukiah lighting, presents are delighting me!
Chanukiah! Chanukiah!
Chanukah! Sevivon!

I light the candles with people who love me
He lights the candles with his whole family
Sharing the joy of our proud history!

Sevivon, sov, sov, sov
More sufganiyot?
More latkes...
Please more sufganiyot?

More latkes...
Please more sufganiyot?

More latkes...
Please more sufganiyot?
More sufganiyot?
Spinning, spinning, spinning, spinning sevivon!

Lo, lo, lo, lo, lo, lo, lo!
Oh aba, ema, aba, ema...
Aba, more sufganiyot?
We fry our food as we celebrate the Maccabees
We're free, we're free!

So you think you can serve latkes baked and not fried
But you know oil recalls those miraculous lights
Oh, bubbe
Can't do this to me, bubbe
Just gonna need more
Just gonna need more sour cream

Know what really matters
Like the Maccabees
Know what really matters
Thanks to G-d, our people are free

Nes gadol haya po...

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