They’re on your block! Unlock your lock and beat the clock

[COMMUNICATED] Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are

When I was quite young

And quite small for my age

I met an old man in Shul, quite the sage

And he told me a vort, I will never forget

At least well I haven’t forgotten it yet


When you think things are bad

When you feel sour and blue

When you start to get mad

You should do what I do

Just tell yourself this:

You’re really quite rich!

Some people are much more…

Oh, ever so much more…

Oh, muchly much-much more

Needy than you!


Think of the friends who don’t have what you have

You have pants or a skirt

And a new polo shirt

You have shoes that don’t hurt

Even socks with no dirt


Think you have it hard?

Just look in your backyard.

Your neighbor is having it harder than hard

But we won’t leave him scarred

We will fill up his card

And the faster he gets it, the faster he spends it

And Yom Tov is coming! It’s time to dispense it


You, yes YOU!

You ought to be thankful a whole heaping lot,

For the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!

When your block rep knocks it is time to allot

So give a donation with all that you’ve got.


Be grateful today you are not in their shoes

‘Cause their situation’s not something they choose

The bills are too big and it’s hard to refuse

But your bills are paid, you’re a fortunate guy

You ought to be shouting, “How lucky am I!”


You ought to be reading this message in rhyme

And just like a rhyme joins two different lines

Let’s donate today so we get there in time

With Ahavas Tzedakah our forces combine!


…Together, let’s all rhyme for a reason

With Ahavas Tzedakah this Yom Tov season!


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