Roger Whittaker

If I Were A Rich Man

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'Dear God, you made many, many poor people.
I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor.
But it's no great honor either!
So, what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?'

If I were a rich man,
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Yidle-diddle-didle-didle 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.
And each loud 'cheep' and 'swaqwk' and 'honk' and 'quack'
Would land like a trumpet on the ear,
As if to say 'Here lives a wealthy man.'

If I were a rich man,
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.

I see my wife, my Golde, looking like a rich man's wife
With a proper double-chin.
Supervising meals to her heart's delight.
I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock.
Oy, what a happy mood she's in.
Screaming at the servants, day and night.

The most important men in town would come to fawn on me!
They would 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 rabbi's eyes!
And it won't make one bit of difference if i answer right or wrong.
When you're rich, they think you really know!

If I were rich, I'd have the time that 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, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.

If I were a rich man,
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.

If I Were A Rich Man de Roger Whittaker

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Anthology
2016

Grandes Éxitos
2015

Streets of London
2015

Streets of London Concert Performances
2014

What Love Is
2012

Hold On Vol. 2
2011

New World In The Morning Live
2011

Danke Deutschland - Meine größten Hits
2011

Roger Whittaker Live
2011

All Of My Life
2010

Roger Whittaker - The Final Farewell
2010

The Last Farewell In Concert
2010

Roger Whittaker Sings
2010

Now and Then: 1964-2004
2009

The Best, Live! (Live)
2008

Roger Whittaker - The Golden Age
2008

Einfach Leben - Live um die Welt - Best of (Live)
2007

Pop Masters Live: The Last Farewell
2005

The Very Best of Roger Whittaker
2002

Best of Roger Whittaker - Ultimative Hits
2000

On Broadway
1995

Greatest Hits Live
1993

The Best of Roger Whittaker
1985

The Best of Roger Whittaker (1967-1975)
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