If I were a rich man! Clip from
Fiddler on the Roof - song sung by Topol
If I were a rich man, Daidle, deedle, daidle, diguh diguh deedle daidle dum, All day long I'd biddy biddy bum, If I were a wealthy man. Wouldnt have to work hard, daidle deedle daidle diguh, diguh deedle daidle dum If I were a biddy, biddy rich diguh, diguh, deedle daidle man. I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen Right in the middle of the town. A fine tin roof with real wooden floors below. There would be one long staircase just going up and one even longer coming down. And one more leading nowhere - just for show! I'd fill my yard with chicks and turkeys and geese And ducks for the town to see and hear. Squawking just as noisily as they can. And each loud quack and cluck and gobble and honk Will land like a trumpet on the ear As if to say here lives a wealthy man I see my wife my Golde looking like a rich mans wife with a proper double chin Supervising meals to her hearts delight. I see her putting on airs and struuting like a pea-cock Oy! What a happy mood she's in. Screaming at the servants day and night. The most important men in town will come to fawn on me They will ask me to advise them Like a Solomon the wise If you please Reb Tevye pardon me Reb Tevye Posing problems that would cross a rabbis eyes Boi boi boi boi boi boi boi boi boi And it wont make one bit of difference If I answer right or wrong. When you're a rich man they think you really know If I were a rich man I'd have the time I lack To sit in the synagogue and pray And maybe have a seat by the eastern wall. And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men seven hours evry day. This would be the sweetest thing of all. IF I WERE A RICH MAN, Daidle deedle daidle diguh diguh deedle daidle dum All day long I'd biddy biddy bum If I were a wealthy man Wouldnt have to work hard daidle deedle daidle diguh diguh deedle daidle dum Lord who made the lion and the lamb You decreed I should be what I am Would it spoil some vast eternal plan If I were a wealthy man!!!