According to Billy Joel

OPENING SONG

“Piano Man”

What would happen if Ashuerus's 'kingdom' was a local restaurant?

It’s time tonight for the Purim Shpiel
The Megillah crowd shuffles in
There’s an old Jew praying next to me
Making crumbs with his Hamataschen
He says, “Son can hand me that Challah plate
I’m not really sure how it’s made
But it’s bread and it’s sweet and it makes me complete
When I slice a knife through its braid”

la la didi daa la la didi daa daa dum
Give us a shpiel, you’re the Purim cast
Give us a shpiel tonight
We’re all in the mood for a tasty treat
And this makes us always feel right
The guy with the hat is the evil one
He hates all the Jews for lifeUnknown
And he’s quick to say nope
Or to order some rope
And there’s someone that he’d rather be
He says, “King, I believe that is right for me”
As the smile ran away from his face
“Well, I’m sure that I would be a great king
And I could take over this place”

la la didi daa la la didi daa daa dum
The King is a little bit crazier
He’s never has time for his wife
And Mort’s sitting with Esther, Who he likes to test her
As he has for all of his life
And that’s Mordechai practicing torah tropes
As Haman’s men softly converse
And, they’re all in a play we call Purim Shpiel
But they’re funny and won’t ever curse.

Give us a shpiel, you’re the Purim cast
Give us a shpiel tonight
We’re all in the mood for a tasty treat
And this makes us always feel right
You’re a pretty good crowd for a Purim Shpiel
And so everyone gets a good laugh
And now you know the cast will retell the past.
And the food that you’ll eat in a awhile
And Queen Vashti moves like a gymnast
And the cast members sing like some birds
And they act like they care and talk loud so you’ll hear
And try hard to remember the words

la la didi daa la la didi daa daa dum
Give us a shpiel, you’re the Purim cast
Give us a shpiel tonight
We’re all in the mood for a tasty treat
And this makes us always feel right

Includes

SONGS INCLUDED IN THIS SHPIEL

  • Piano Man
  • Uptown Girl
  • Honesty
  • Just the Way you are
  • Allentown
  • Still Rock and Roll to Me
  • Entertainer
  • She’s Always a Woman
  • Tell Him About it
  • River of Dreams
  • For the Longest Time
  • Say GoodBye to Hollywood
  • You May Be Right

 

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