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    Fiddler On The Roof / Lyrics

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    "Matchmaker" Lyrics

    Fiddler On The Roof

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    Hodel:
    Well, somebody has to arrange the matches,
    Young people can't decide these things themselves.

    Chava:
    She might bring someone wonderful----

    Hodel:
    Someone interesting----

    Chava:
    And well off----

    Hodel:
    And important---

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
    Make me a match,
    Find me a find,
    catch me a catch
    Matchmaker, Matchmaker
    Look through your book,
    And make me a perfect match

    Chava:
    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.

    Hodel:
    For Papa,
    Make him a scholar.

    Chava:
    For mama,
    Make him rich as a king.

    Chava and Hodel:
    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 find me match,
    Of my own.

    (spoken)

    Tzeitel:
    Since when are you in a match, Chava? I thought you had your eye on your books.

    (Hodel chuckles)

    Tzeitel con't:
    And you have your eye on the Rabbi's son.

    Hodel:
    Well, why not?
    We have only one Rabbi and he has only one son.
    Why shouldn't I want the best?

    Tzeitel:
    Because you're a girl from a poor family.
    So whatever Yenta brings, you'll take, right?
    Of course right!

    (throws scarf over her head, imitating Yenta)
    (singing)

    Hodel, oh Hodel,
    Have I made a match for you!
    He's handsome, he's young!
    Alright, he's 62.
    But he's a nice man, a good catch, true?
    True.

    I promise you'll be happy,
    And even if you're not,
    There's more to life than that---
    Don't ask me what.

    Chava, I found him.
    Won't you be a lucky bride!
    He's handsome, he's tall,
    That is from side to side.
    But he's a nice man, a good catch, right?
    Right.

    You heard he has a temper.
    He'll beat you every night,
    But only when he's sober,
    So you'll alright.

    Did you think you'd get a prince?
    Well I do the best I can.
    With no dowry, no money, no family background
    Be glad you got a man!

    Chava:
    Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
    You know that I'm
    Still very young.
    Please, take your time.

    Hodel:
    Up to this minute,
    I misunderstood
    That I could get stuck for good.

    Chava and Hodel:
    Dear Yenta,
    See that he's gentle
    Remember,
    You were also a bride.
    It's not that
    I'm sentimental

    Chava and Hodel and Tzeitel:
    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.
    This song was submitted on January 22nd, 2006 and last modified on January 26th, 2007.
    Thanks to kayla and AuDrea Nordak for the contribution to this song.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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