David Melech Yisrael

דָוִד מֶלֶךְ יְשׂרָאֵל

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David, melech Yisrael, chai chai v'kayam!
דָוִד מֶלֶךְ יְשׂרָאֵל חַי חַי וְקַיָם


David, King of Israel, lives forever!
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Sometimes combined with Siman Tov.

The tune below sung by Adam Fisch (the one combined with Siman Tov) was written by Shlomo Carlebach. Recording below is an amateur recording and may not be an accurate representation of the tune as written by Rabbi Carlebach. The tune is used with permission from copyright owner Neshama Carlebach. Neshama Carlebach has granted permission to the Zemirot Database to offer interactive streams and downloads of cover versions of the tune.

Among children, like at summer camps, hand motions are associated with its singing: first two drums on the table/one's lap, then two claps, hands waved over each other horizontally twice, fists tapped twice and then reverse and twice again, and lastly an instance of waving each cupped hand whose elbow rests in the other.


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