Chad gadya – aramaic for one kid (goat) – is a cumulative song that is sang at the end of the passover seder.

You can find the translated lyrics for the original chad gadya here https://pjlibrary.org/getmedia/2b5c15cc-e949-44fd-9435-05134c69e445/Chad-Gadya-Song-Sheet-English.pdf

Someone wrote a version for the corona virus. It gets a bit long but I love the idea of it.


In the Pesach spirit:

Chad gadya. 
Chad gadya 

There once was a bat who caught a virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came a Pangolin who devoured the bat that caught the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came a Chinese man, who ate the pangolin, who devoured the bat that caught the virus.  Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came an Italian, who shook hands with the Chinese, who ate the pangolin who  devoured the bat that had the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came a Frenchie who kissed the Italian, who shook hands with the Chinese, who ate the pangolin who devoured the bat that had the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came a Brit that drank a pint with the Frenchie, who kissed the Italian, who shook hands with the Chinese, who ate the pangolin that devoured the bat that had the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came a American that hugged the Brit that had a pint with the Frenchie who kissed the Italian, who shook hands with the Chinese, who ate the pangolin that devoured the bat that had the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came a long flight with 300 passengers and the American that hugged the Brit that had a pint with the Frenchie who kissed the Italian, who shook hands with the Chinese, who ate the pangolin that devoured the bat that had the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came a Global pandemic that freaked out the whole world including the 300 passengers and the American that hugged the Brit that had a pint with the Frenchie who kissed the Italian, who shook hands with the Chinese, who ate the pangolin that devoured the bat that had the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw. 

Along came a Global Rush on toilet paper and mandated home offices with children homeschooling in a pandemic that freaked out the whole world including the 300 passengers and the American that hugged the Brit that had a pint with the Frenchie who kissed the Italian, who shook hands with the Chinese, who ate the pangolin that devoured the bat that had the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw.

Along came GOD – The Holy One, Blessed Be He, King of Heaven, Master of the Universe – Who reassured us that family closeness, shared meals, slowing down, being still, grateful and compassionate, and praying together, even if by video, is itself a blessing and exactly what the world needs right now, which calmed the Global Rush on toilet paper in mandated home offices with children homeschooling in a pandemic that freaked out the whole world including the 300 passengers and the American that hugged the Brit that had a pint with the Frenchie who kissed the Italian, who shook hands with the Chinese, who ate the pangolin that devoured the bat that had the virus. Chad gad yaw. Chad gad yaw!

22 thoughts on “Chad gadya – Corona virus

  1. Yes, that is certainly one way to understand the spread of this virus. Yes, we can have some rest days, family days, duvet days! I feel for the key workers though, unrelenting, especially if restocking loo rolls.

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  2. I hope we can learn from this chain reaction, like ripples in the water originating from throwing a rock. We need to stop throwing rocks, calm down and stay home. God help us learn. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I loved it 🙂 though I did see the ending coming, coz in chad gadya the end is that along came god. As in, we think others are in control, and it is this, that, or the other, and even if it’s not, there’s a higher power.
      I hope you are doing okay…
      Take care of yourself
      Love, light, and glitter

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  3. Very clever, Elia kindly linked it to my collection of jovial material for those needing a cheer up!

    Thanks heaps for your humour … and the moral of the story is be careful who you fly with 🙂

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    1. I’ll remember to be careful! I love the premise of this though it was a but long winded for me. Tomorrow is my next quotes post… I feel like maybe I should have spaced them out not to be so often, but oh well.

      Love, light, and glitter

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