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Hava Nagila - Guitar Duet with TAB



Year of composition



Lisa Marie Gabriel




Easy (Grades 1-3)


3 minutes


World music



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Hava Nagila originates from Eastern Europe. There it was sung as a wordless melody (nigun) among the Sadigorer Hasidim, in Bukovina (present-day Ukraine). At some point around the turn of the last century, a group of Sadigorer Hasidim emigrated to Jerusalem and brought it with them.

The melody might have remained unknown if not for Avraham Zvi Idelsohn. He used a phonograph to record traditional melodies of Yemenite, Russian, German, Moroccan and other communities in Jerusalem.

He transcribed the Sadigorer melody in 1915, while serving in the Ottoman Army during World War I. In 1918 he selected the tune for a celebration after the British had defeated the Turks. Arranging the melody, Idelsohn added a Hebrew text derived from Psalms and gave the world Hava Nagila.

The song has gone on to become a favorite at Jewish and non-Jewish events worldwide. With its distinctive melody, Hava Nagila has been recorded hundreds of times by musicians ranging from Neil Diamond and Harry Belafonte to Ben Folds and Serbian Gypsy brass band legend Boban Marcovic.

This simple arrangement tries to capture some of its excitement with two guitars….

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