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This entry is part of an online exhibit entitled: "Hava Nagila: From Idelsohn to Belafonte & Beyond," prepared by Eva Heinstein with help from the JMRC staff. To view the exhibit in its entirety click on the link above.
Bob Dylan released a piquant version of Hava Nagila entitled “Talkin’ Hava Nageila Blues,” in his album The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (1963). The song is forty-three seconds in all, with the following lyrics: Here's a foreign song I learned in Utah Ha-va-ne-gei-lah O-de-ley-e-e-oo-