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CIRCUMLOCUTION OF THE TETRAGRAMMATON

In the spirit of Weird Al's  new #1 album, The Dogma Dogs offer a parody song that copyright issues make un-recordable. But think "Cinderella" and you'll figure it out... and you can use it to teach your kids about why we don't use "Yahweh" liturgically and why Jews often write G-d out of reverence.

Y-H-V-H
How can you say the name of the Lord?
His name is too holy to say.
Circle around it and say something else--
Circumlocution's the way!

Try Adonai, or use Elohim
Or pause in a reverent way
Circle around it -- you'll sound so devout!
Circumlocution's the way!

Moses received God's name
He told him, "I Am Who Am."
But saying the actual words would be bold!
What's the way out of this jam?

Y-H-V-H, or, if you know Hebrew,
Spell it yod-heh, vav-heh
Circle around it -- they'll figure it out.
Circumlocution's the
Circumlocution's the
Circumlocution's the way!


Are you interested in playing Dogma Dogs songs on your own instrument? Write to us to inquire about obtaining lead-sheet versions of the songs, with melodies, words and chords.

Liturgical Groove Productions
P.O. Box 6569 | Cincinnati, OH 45206 | 1-513-221-6147 | info@thedogmadogs.com