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Some of the songs at the end of the seder have an obvious connection to what has come before. Adir Hu is about praising God, which we've been doing all night; Eliyahu HaNavi makes sense because Eliyahu is part of the seder; Bashana Haba'ah fits with our desire to be in Eretz Yisrael next year. And then there are the two progressive songs, one about a goat and one that counts up various important things, none of them about Pesach in particular. Why were these songs chosen for the seder?

I am aware of this similar question about Echad Mi Yodea. The comments and answer there are basically "to keep busy", but that doesn't answer the question of why these songs in particular.

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Cuz they are fun to sing and entertaining. Children (and people in general) love to memorize sequential songs such as these and recite them. –  Baal Shemot Tovot Apr 18 '12 at 2:00
Well, I mean, the goat is the Korban Pesah. –  Seth J Apr 18 '12 at 2:24
@SethJ, how do you account for the cat? –  Monica Cellio Apr 18 '12 at 14:03
@MonicaCellio Have you been to Israel? –  Seth J Apr 18 '12 at 14:10
@MonicaCellio I think that's why the dog got so upset... –  Seth J Apr 18 '12 at 15:05
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One interpretation is it's an allegory to the exile and the affliction of all the nations on the Jews (the goat - Yosef etc) and we end the Seder with Hashem redeeming them.

Its allegorical so there are as many interpretations as you are willing to find

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