Pinwheel of Death

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Original Broadway Cast


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune, Standard, Marriage, Family

Recorded 1961

Lyrics female lyrics:
MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
MAKE ME A CATCH
MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
LOOK THROUGH YOUR BOOK
AND MAKE ME
A PERFECT MATCH.
MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
I'LL BRING THE VEIL,
YOU BRING THE GROOM,
SLENDER AND PALE
BRING ME A RING,
FOR I'M LONGING
TO BE
THE ENVY
OF ALL I SEE.

FOR POPPA,
MAKE HIM A SCHOLAR,
FOR MAMA,
MAKE HIM RICH
AS A KING.
FOR ME, WELL,
I WOULDN'T HOLLER
IF HE WERE AS HANDSOME
AS ANYTHING.

MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
MAKE ME A MATCH,
FIND ME A FIND,
CATCH ME A CATCH
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
IN THE DARK I'M ALONE,
SO STRIKE ME A MATCH
OF MY OWN.

MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
YOU KNOW
THAT I'M STILL VERY YOUNG,
PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME
UP TO THIS MINUTE,
I MISUNDERSTOOD
THAT I COULD BE
STUCK FOR GOOD.

DEAR MAMA,
SEE THAT HE'S GENTLE,
REMEMBER
YOU WERE ALSO A BRIDE.
IT'S NOT THAT
I'M SENTIMENTAL,
IT'S JUST THAT
I'M TERRIFIED.

MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
PLAN ME NO PLANS,
I'M IN NO RUSH,
MAYBE I'VE LEARNED
PLAYING WITH MATCHES
A GIRL CAN GET BURNED.
SO BRING ME NO RING,
GROOM ME NO GROOM,
FIND ME NO FIND,
CATCH ME NO CATCH
UNLESS
HE'S A MATCHLESS
MATCH!

male lyrics:
MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
MAKE HER A MATCH,
FIND HER A FIND,
CATCH HER A CATCH
MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
LOOK THROUGH YOUR BOOK
AND MAKE HER
A PERFECT MATCH.
MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
WE'LL BRING THE VEIL,
YOU BRING THE GROOM,
SLENDER AND PALE
BRING HER A RING,
FOR SHE'S LONGING
TO BE
THE ENVY OF ALL
SHE'LL SEE.

FOR ME, PLEASE,
MAKE HIM A SCHOLAR,
FOR MAMA,
MAKE HIM A KING.
FOR ME, WELL,
SHE WOULDN'T HOLLER
IF HE WERE AS HANDSOME
AS ANYTHING.

MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
MAKE HER A MATCH,
FIND HER A FIND,
CATCH HER A CATCH
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
IN THE DARK SHE'S ALONE,
SO FIND HER A MATCH
OF HER OWN.

MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
WE'LL BRING THE VEIL,
YOU BRING THE GROOM,
SLENDER AND PALE
BRING HER A RING,
FOR SHE'S LONGING
TO BE
THE ENVY OF ALL
SHE'LL SEE.

FOR ME, PLEASE,
MAKE HIM A SCHOLAR,
FOR MAMA,
MAKE HIM A KING.
FOR NOT THAT
I'M SENTIMENTAL.
IT'S JUST THAT
I'M TERRIFIED.

MATCHMAKER,
MATCHMAKER,
PLAN ME NO PLANS,
I'M IN NO RUSH,
MAYBE I'VE LEARNED
PLAYING WITH MATCHES
A GIRL CAN GET BURNED.
SO BRING HER A RING,
GROOM HER A GROOM,
FIND HER A FIND,
CATCH HER A CATCH
AND MAKE HER
A MATCHLESS
MATCH!
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1964

Lyrics IS THIS THE LITTLE GIRL
I CARRIED?
IS THIS THE LITTLE BOY
AT PLAY?
I DON'T REMEMBER
GROWING OLDER,
WHEN DID THEY?
WHEN DID SHE GET
TO BE A BEAUTY?
WHEN DID HE GROW
TO BE SO TALL?
WASN'T IT YESTERDAY
WHEN THEY WERE SMALL.

SUNRISE, SUNSET,
SUNRISE, SUNSET,
SWIFTLY FLOW THE DAYS;
SEEDLINGS TURN OVERNIGHT
TO SUNFLOW'RS,
BLOSSOMING
EVEN AS WE GAZE.
SUNRISE, SUNSET,
SUNRISE, SUNSET,
SWIFTLY FLY THE YEARS;
ONE SEASON FOLLOWING ANOTHER,
LADEN WITH HAPPINESS AND TEARS.

NOW IS THE LITTLE BOY
A BRIDEGROOM,
NOW IS THE LITTLE GIRL
A BRIDE.
UNDER THE CANOPY
I SEE THEM,
SIDE BY SIDE.
PLACE THE GOLD RING
AROUND HER FINGER,
SHARE THE SWEET WINE
AND BREAK THE GLASS;
SOON THE FULL CIRCLE
WILL HAVE COME TO PASS.

SUNRISE, SUNSET,
SUNRISE, SUNSET,
SWIFTLY FLOW THE DAYS;
SEEDLINGS TURN OVERNIGHT
TO SUNFLOW'RS,
BLOSSOMING
EVEN AS WE GAZE.
SUNRISE, SUNSET,
SUNRISE, SUNSET,
SWIFTLY FLY THE YEARS;
ONE SEASON FOLLOWING ANOTHER,
LADEN WITH HAPPINESS
AND TEARS.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune, Standard, Family

Recorded 1964

Lyrics Tevye:
TO LIFE,
TO LIFE,
L'CHAIIM.
Tevye
& Lazar:
L'CHAIIM,
L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE.
Tevye:
HERE'S TO THE FATHER
I'VE TRIED TO BE.
Lazar:
HERE'S TO
MY BRIDE TO BE.
both:
DRINK,
L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE,
TO LIFE,
L'CHAIIM.
L'CHAIIM,
L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE.
Tevye:
LIFE HAS A WAY
OF CONFUSING US,
Lazar:
BLESSING
AND BRUISING US.
both:
DRINK L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE.

Tevye:
GOD WOULD LIKE US
TO BE JOYFUL,
EVEN WHEN
OUR HEARTS LIE
PANTING ON THE FLOOR.
Lazar:
HOW MUCH MORE
CAN WE BE JOYFUL
WHEN THERE'S REALLY
SOMETHING
TO BE JOYFUL FOR?

both:
TO LIFE,
TO LIFE,
L'CHAIIM.
Tevye:
TO TZEITEL,
MY DAUGHTER,
Lazar:
MY WIFE.
IT GIVES YOU
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT --
Tevye:
SOMETHING TO DRINK ABOUT.
both:
DRINK,
L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE!

all:
TO LAZAR WOLFE,
Tevye:
TO TEVYE.
all:
TO TZEITEL,
YOUR DAUGHTER,
Lazar:
MY WIFE.
all:
MAY ALL YOUR FUTURES
BE PLEASANT ONES --
NOT LIKE
OUR PRESENT ONES.
DRINK,
L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE,
TO LIFE,
L'CHAIIM.
L'CHAIIM,
L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE.
IT TAKES A WEDDING
TO MAKE US SAY:
LET'S LIVE
ANOTHER DAY.
DRINK,
L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE.

WE'LL RAISE A GLASS
AND SIP
A DROP OF SCHNAPPS
IN HONOR OF THE GREAT,
GOOD LUCK
THAT FAVORED YOU.
WE KNOW
THAT WHEN GOOD FORTUNE
FAVORS TWO SUCH MEN,
IT STANDS TO REASON
WE DESERVE IT TOO.
TO US
AND OUR GOOD FORTUNE!
BE HAPPY,
BE HEALTHY,
LONG LIFE!
AND IF OUR GOOD FORTUNE
NEVER COMES,
HERE'S TO
WHATEVER COMES.
DRINK,
L'CHAIIM,
TO LIFE!

Russian:
AH!
ZA VA SHA ZDAROVIA,
HEAVEN BLESS YOU BOTH,
NAZDROVIA.
TO YOUR HEALTH
AND MAY WE LIVE TOGETHER
IN PEACE.
Russians:
HEY!
MAY YOU BOTH BE FAVORED
WITH THE FUTURE
OF YOUR CHOICE.
MAY YOU LIVE TO SEE
A THOUSAND REASONS
TO REJOICE.
ZA VA SHA ZDAROVIA.
HEAVEN BLESS YOU BOTH,
NAZDROVIA.
TO YOUR HEALTH
AND MAY WE LIVE TOGETHER
IN PEACE.
HEY!
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune, Standard, Family

Recorded 1964

Lyrics Fathers:
WHO, DAY AND NIGHT
MUST SCRAMBLE FOR A LIVING,
FEED A WIFE AND CHILDREN,
SAY HIS DAILY PRAYERS?
AND WHO HAS THE RIGHT
AS MASTER OF THE HOUSE
TO HAVE THE FINAL WORD
AT HOME?
THE PAPA,
THE PAPA --
TRADITION.
THE PAPA,
THE PAPA --
TRADITION.

Mothers:
WHO MUST KNOW THE WAY
TO MAKE A PROPER HOME,
A QUIET HOME,
A KOSHER HOME?
WHO MUST RAISE A FAMILY
AND THE RUN THE HOME
SO PAPA'S FREE
TO READ THE HOLY BOOK?
THE MAMA,
THE MAMA --
TRADITION.
THE MAMA,
THE MAMA --
TRADITION.

Sons:
AT THREE
I STARTED HEBREW SCHOOL,
AT TEN
I LEARNED A TRADE.
I HEAR
THEY PICKED A BRIDE
FOR ME,
I HOPE --
SHE'S PRETTY.
THE SONS,
THE SONS --
TRADITION.
THE SONS,
THE SONS --
TRADITION.

Daughters:
AND WHO DOES MAMA TEACH
TO MEND AND TEND AND FIX --
PREPARING ME TO MARRY
WHOEVER PAPA PICKS?
THE DAUGHTERS,
THE DAUGHTERS --
TRADITION.
THE DAUGHTERS,
THE DAUGHTERS --
TRADITION.

TRADITION,
TRADITION --
TRADITION.
TRADITION,
TRADITION --
TRADITION.