About the Song
This melody is also known as the Rostover Nigun or the Rebbe Rashab's Nigun.
A nigun (plural "nigunim") is wordless song sung by Jews as a means of elevating the soul to God. Because they lacked words, the nigunim were felt to move the singer beyond the sensual and rational toward mystical closeness to God. Such songs were spontaneously extemporized by a rabbi or one of his disciples in Hassic Judaism with the entire group of men in the congregation repeating the song in unison. Melodically, the songs are strongly influenced by Slavic folk song but are freer in rhythm.
"Haida Haida" is another example of a nigun which is in Rise Up Singing.