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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