This traditional Jewish folk song was first recorded in 1918 by A.Z. Idelsohn. Solomon King recorded the song in 1968. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Peter Sullivan. The recording features handclaps by Ringo Starr. The recording may also feature backing vocals and tambourine provided by Ringo Starr. Hava Nagila was released as a double A-side with Somewhere In The Crowd in 1968.