Funny you brought this up. I just found out I had to perform this song on Sunday at a wedding, and was very spooked by the MP3 I head to learn it. The "artist" is Eli Chait."Eagle Eared Avi" writes:
Yesterday, a reader, Michael, asked about a song he heard yesterday on Nachum Segal; he recognized it as a rip-off of the Beatles, the Word. This new and hardly-improved song is 'Shomer Yisroel,' track 3 from Eli Chait's debut album.Ouch!
It's a shame he didn't just rip off the song in its entirety, his improvised bridge and high part underscores the brilliance of the Beatles and Eli's own gaps as a songwriter.
Side point, track 1 is also a rip-off, lifted directly from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Down on the Corner.
I don't know if he gave credit for either.
Eagle Eared Avi