If I Were A Rich Man Uke tab by Fiddler On The Roof

14 Chords used in the song: A, A7, Dm, Am, E, E7, G7, C, G, D#, D, F, Bb, Gm

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Original tuning : -1.5 step(s) [ ? ]
A A                                                                  A7 A7
If I were a rich man, Ya ba dibbie dibbie, doobie dibbie dibbie dibbie dum
Dm Dm Am Am E E E7 E7
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum, if I were a wealthy man
A A A7 A7
I wouldn't have to work hard, Ya ba dibbie dibbie, doobie dibbie dibbie dibbie dum
Dm Dm Am Am E E E7 E7 A A
If I were a biddy biddy rich, idle-deedle-didle-didle man


Dm Dm G7 G7 C C Am Am
I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen, right in the middle of the town
Dm Dm G G A A (A7 A7)
A A fine tin roof with real wooden floors below
Dm Dm G G C C Am Am
There would be one long staircase just going up, and one even longer coming down,
Dm Dm B7 B7(D# D#) E7 E7
and one more leading nowhere, just for show


D D G7 G7
I'd fill my yard with chicks and turkeys and geese
C C Am Am
and ducks for the town to see and hear
Dm Dm G G A A (A7 A7)
Squawking just as noisily as they can
Dm Dm G G
And each loud "cheep" and "squawk" and "honk" and "quack"
C C Am Am
Would land like a trumpet on the ear,
Dm Dm B7 B7(D# D#) E7 E7
As if to say, "Here lives a wealthy man"

(Chorus)

Dm Dm G7 G7 C C Am Am
I see my wife, my Golde, looking like a rich man's wife with a proper double chin
Dm Dm G G A A (A7 A7)
Supervising meals to her heart's delight
Dm Dm G G C C Am Am
I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock—Oh what a happy mood she's in
Dm Dm B7 B7(D# D#) E7 E7
Screaming at the servants, day and night
E7 E7 G G F F C C Bb Bb A A
The most important men in town would come to fawn on me!
Dm Dm
They would ask me to advise them,
Bb Bb
Like a Solomon the Wise.
Gm Gm
"If you please, Reb Tevye..."
Gm Gm
"Pardon me, Reb Tevye..."
A7 A7
Posing problems that would cross a rabbi's eyes!


Dm Dm G7 G7 C C A7 A7
And it won't make one bit of difference if i answer right or wrong.
Dm Dm B7 B7(D# D#) E7 E7
When you're rich, they think you really know!
D D G7 G7
If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack
C C Am Am
To sit in the synagogue and pray.

Dm Dm G G A A (A7 A7)
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.

Dm Dm G G C C A7 A7
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
Dm Dm B7 B7(D# D#) E7 E7
That would be the sweetest thing of all.


A A A7 A7
If I were a rich man, Ya ba dibbie dibbie, doobie dibbie dibbie dibbie dum
Dm Dm Am Am E E E7 E7
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum, if I were a wealthy man
A A A7 A7
I wouldn't have to work hard, Ya ba dibbie dibbie, doobie dibbie dibbie dibbie dum
Dm Dm Am Am
Lord, who made the lion and the lamb
Dm Dm Am Am
You decreed I should be what I am
Dm Dm Am Am
Would it spoil some vast eternal plan
Dm Dm E7 E7 A A
If I were a wealthy man

 

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dovi avatar
Enjoyed this a lot.

Thanks
04 Jan 2021
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how can I print this song? or any song?
06 Mar 2019
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