Friday, February 8, 2013

Quote of the Week: Ain't Gonna Work on Saturday

The Legend of Gedaliah Goomber
Ain't gonna work on Saturday!
Ain't gonna work on Saturday!
Double, double, triple pay,
Won't make me work on Saturday.
Ain't gonna work on Saturday;
It's Shabbat Kodesh!

I'm big Gedaliah Goomber
I'm not exactly small,
But really, not so very big,
Just seventeen feet tall!
I'm rigged for working,
For that, I'm very fit.
Six days a week, I'm at it
On the seventh day, I quit.

I once helped raise a building
And, on the hundredth floor,
I was carrying a load of bricks -
An easy ton or more.
But here, it's late on Friday,
I knew I'd have to stop.
So I yelled, "Watch out below!"
And I let the whole thing drop!

I turned to deep-sea diving,
And took an awful chance,
On a sunken steamer's deck -
I got caught by my pants.
And, trapped beneath the ocean,
I couldn't set myself free,
But, I went home for Shabbat -
And dragged that ship with me!

I once was an explorer -
To Africa, I went.
One Shabbat, hungry lions
Came roaring 'round my tent.
My assistant held my rifle,
"Go Goomber, shoot those pests."
But, I invited them to supper -
To be my Shabbat guests.

I dress my best on Shabbat,
Three meals, I feast me fine.
I make a royal Kiddush
On a barrel full of wine.
And, when I sing my songs
For a thousand miles, they know -
That I'm enjoying Shabbat,
For the Lord has told us so.

Shabbat Shalom!