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If I Were a Rich Man - Fiddler on the Roof - MP3 instrumental karaoke

This title is a cover of If I Were a Rich Man as made famous by Fiddler on the Roof
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If I Were a Rich Man - Fiddler on the Roof - Instrumental MP3 Karaoke Download

Tempo: variable (around 132 BPM)

In the same key as the original: D♭, C♯m, E, F♯m

This song ends without fade out

Duration: 04:57 - Preview at: 01:50

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About

Release date: 1964
Format: MP3 320 Kbps
Genres: Musicals & Broadway, In English
Songwriter: Sheldon M Harnick
Composer: Jerry Bock

All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music.

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Certain songs are embroidered on the fabric of popular culture, transcending their original context. Such is the case of "If I Were a Rich Man," a klezmer-style number originally included in the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. Written by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, the song is performed by Tevye, the musical's main protagonist, and it reflects on his ambitions of wealth and glory. Inspired by the Sholem Aleichem 1902 monologue Ven ikh bin Rothschild (If I were a Rothschild), "If I Were a Rich Man" makes extensive use of numerous Jewish slang and commonplaces and also introduces the main character to the audience. In the years after its debut, the song was covered by numerous artists including Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Chaim Topol, and Frankie Vaughan. It was also sampled by trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack on "Daydreaming" (1991) and was later remade into Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl"(2004), based on Louchie Lou & Michie One's 1993 version.

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4 comments
  • 2 years ago
    • has rated this track
    Very good arrangement.
  • 2 years ago
    • has rated this track
    Rich Man and Sunrise Sunset excellent arrangements and quality. Great to have the added option of + or - 4 too. This enables a greater range of songs from your library. Well done!
  • 2 years ago
    • has rated this track
    If I Were A Biddy Biddy Bum, Then I'd Be A Wealthy Man
  • rojuward 10 years ago
    Is it possible to purchase lyrics for the songs I want