Zum Gali Gali lyrics
& sheet music

Zum Gali Gali lyrics, chords, and easy sheet music for piano and voice. (I will be adding guitar and lead sheets by and by.)

Hebrew song Zum gali gali for intermediate piano, and for singing

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Page 2 of Zum Gali Gali for piano and voice, showing the fancy ending

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Most of this melody is repetitious enough, and confined enough, that it is pretty easy!

But the combination of the left hand and right hand together makes for a much trickier piece.  Fortunately, the left hand is mostly unchanging.

A close-up look at page one:

Close-up look at Zum Gali Gali page 1, for piano and voice.

My melody employs one additional note that isn't always found in other versions online: the final "D" in the melody in measure two.  

That is how I learned the song as a girl, and I must say that I prefer it to the version most often encountered, where the note is just another "E."  With the "D," there is the opportunity for an additional chord, and therefore a bit of harmonic energy.

Below, a closeup of page two... the parallel thirds may look hard, but they are confined within the five finger hand position, so they are pretty easy to play.


What is the meaning of "zum gali gali?"  Are they just nonsense syllables?

Probably not.  "Zum" is the German contraction "zu dem" - "to the".  And in Yiddish - so I read - "Zum Gali Gali" could be "To Galilee." Galilee (Galil) is where a lot of the early Zionist pioneers settled.

How about the rest of the lyrics?

"Hechalutz lema'an avodah, avodah lema'an hechalutz" means 
"Pioneers all work as one, Work as one all pioneers."

And "Hashalom lema'an ha'amin, Ha'amin lema'an hashalom" means "Peace shall be for all the world, All the world shall be for peace."

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE READ - if you know different, you may offer your opinion here.





The link for the piano music:


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