Dvorah-Leah’s Song

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Sweet Suzy from Queens
(to the tune of Sweet Betsey from Pike)

Oh don’t you remember sweet Suzy from Queens
The one on Kibbutz with the holes in her jeans ?
On a free weekend, she went to the Wall
Where Reb Meir Schuster said “You ain’t seen all.”

Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.

They went to a class on the 48 ways.
Reb Meir said “Try learning 20 more days.
With 70 faces, the Torah is blessed.”
They got on the bus and they went to O.S. *
(*Ohr Somayach College for Women – now merged with Neve Yerushalayim)

Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Without Meir Schuster, what would we do ?
Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.

With all her possessions, her passport, her pack,
Sue goes up the stairs, but she wants to turn back.
She opens the door and she sees with a glance
That only the rabbis are wearing the pants.

Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
We’re learning the Mitzvot, there’s so much to do.
Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.

But Sue won’t sit down, ‘cause she feels like a fool.
The place, it reminds her of her Hebrew School.
“Show me a guy who has something to say !”
They go to the office to meet Rabbi A. **
(** Rabbi Dovid Abramov – Founder  and Rosh Yeshivah of Ohr Somayach College for Women)

Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do
You’re beaming your light to each wandering Jew.
Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.

Sue puts out her hand  – – – but he says with a bow,
‘What does Ha Kodesh Borachu want from you now ?”
Suzy looks puzzled. That name sounds so weird.
Could that be the guy in the hall with the beard ?

Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.

Suzy’s first Shabbos, the candles look fine
Especially after a few cups of wine.
But after Havdala the atmosphere falls.
She runs to the closet for her over-alls.

Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Send us some light to shine down on Sweet Sue.
Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.

Three months go by and sweet Sue’s learning fast.
She’s davening Shachris, she’s moved up a class.
Her thinking is deep. She grows stronger by far.
From wrestling with the old Yetzah Hara.

Singing  Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
We’re reading the Rashi ‘til we’re turning blue
Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.

Six months go by and sweet Sue’s changed her looks.
She’s heading for home with her pack full of books.
She smiles and wonders at how that man knew
The joy that she’d find just to live as a Jew.

Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.
May all of your children soon come back to you.
Singing Torah, sweet Torah, we love you we do.

With love from Dvorah-Leah
(Ohr Somayach  1978 – 1984 … and always)