Fiddler on the Roof - Tevye's Dream Lyrics

2015 Broadway Revival
Fiddler on the Roof the Musical - Tevye's Dream Lyrics

"Tevye's Dream" is a song from Fiddler on the Roof performed by Danny Burstein, Jessica Hecht, Lori Wilner, Adam Grupper, Jessica Vosk & 2016 Broadway Cast.

TEVYE: (spoken) AAAh! help help!

GOLDE: Tevye? Tevye wake up

(Tevye screams)

What's the matter with you?
Why are you howling like that?

TEVYE: Where is she? Where is she?

GOLDE: Where is who?
What are you talking about?

Fruma Sarah, the butcher's first wife.
She was standing there a minute ago!

What's the matter with you Tevye?
Fruma Sarah's been dead for years!
You must have been dreaming.
Tell me what you dreamed
and I'll tell you what it meant.

All right, only... don't be frightened! In the beginning
I dreamt that we were having a celebration of some kind.
Everybody we knew was there. Musicians too.
Suddenly, in comes your grandma Tzietl, may she rest in peace.
Naturally, I went up to greet her, and she said:

A blessing on your head
(Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov)
To see a daughter wed
(Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov)
And such a son-in-law
Like no-one ever saw
The tailor Motel Camzoil

GOLDE: (spoken) Motel?

A worthy boy is he
(Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov)
Of pious family
(Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov)
They named him after my
Dear uncle Mordachai
The tailor Motel Camzoil

GOLDE: (spoken) A tailor?
She must have heard wrong.
She meant a butcher.

TEVYE: (sung)
You must have heard wrong Grandma
There's no tailor
You mean the butcher Grandma
By the name of Lazer-Wolfe

I mean a tailor Tevye
My great-grandchild
My little Tzietl who you named for me
Motel's bride was meant to be!

For such a match I prayed
(Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov)
In heaven it was made
(Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov)
A fine upstanding boy
A comfort and a joy
The tailor Motel Camzoil

GOLDE: (spoken)
But we announced it already!
We made a bargain with the butcher!

TEVYE: (sung)
But we announced it Grandma
To our neighbors
We made a bargain Grandma
With the butcher Lazer-Wolfe

Noooo No!
So you announced it Tevye
That's your headache
And as for Lazer-Wolfe I say to you
Tevye, that's your headache too!

A blessing on your house
Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov
Imagine such a spouse
Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov
And such a son-in-law
Like no-one ever saw
The tailor Motel Camzoil

TEVYE: (spoken) But he's a butcher!

COMPANY: (sung) The tailor Motel Camzoil

TEVYE: (spoken) His name is Lazer-Wolfe

COMPANY: (sung) The tailor Motel Camzoil

TEVYE: The tailor Motel Camzoil

COMPANY: Sha! Sha!

Look who is this? Who is this?
Who comes here?
What woman is this?
By righteous and is shaking

Could it be?
Yes it could!
Why not?
Who could be mistaken?

It's the butcher's wife come from beyond the grave
It's the butcher's dear, darling, departed wife
Fruma Sarah
Fruma Sarah
Fruma Sarah
Fruma Sarah
Fruma Sarah
Fruma Sarah
Fruma Sarah

Tevye!! Tevye!!!!!
What is this about your daughter marrying my husband?

COMPANY: He's her husband!

Would you do this to your friend and neighbor Fruma Sarah?
(Fruma Sarah!)

Have you no consideration for a woman's feelings?
(Woman's feelings!)

Handing over my belongings to a total stranger!
(Total stranger!)

How? How can you let your daughter to take my place?
Live in my house
Carry my keys
And wear my clothes

How can you allow your daughter to take her place? (Pearls!)
House! (Pearls!)
Keys! (Pearls)
Clothes (Pearls!)

Such a learned man as Tevye wouldn't let it happen!
(Let it happen!)
Tell me that it isn't tue and then I wouldn't worry!
(Wouldn't worry!)
Say you didn't give your blessing to your daughter's marriage
(Daughter's marriage)
Let me tell you what would follow such a fataled wedding
(fataled wedding!)

If Tzietl marries Lazer-Wolfe
I pity them both!
She'd live with him three weeks
And when three weeks are up
I'll come to her by night
I'll take her by the throat and
This I'll give your Tzietl
That I'll give your Tzietl
This I'll give your Tzietl
That I'll give your Tzietl

Here's my wedding present if she marries Lazer-Wolfe!

(Company and Tevye scream)
Aye Aye
Aye Aye

Such a dark and evil spirit!Let it fall into the river,
Let it sink into the earth!
Such a dark and horrible dream!
And to think, it was brought on by that butcher!
If my grandma Tzietl, may she rest in peace,
Took the time to come all the way from the other world to tell us
About the tailor all I can say is that it's for the best.
And couldn't possibly get any better. Amen.


GOLDE: (sung)
A blessing on my head
Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov
My Grandma Tzietl said
Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov
We'll have a son-in-law
Like no-one ever saw
The tailor Motel Camzoil

We haven't got the man
(Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov)
We had when we began
(Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov)
But since your grandma came
She'll marry... what's his name?

GOLDE: The tailor, Motel Camzoil

BOTH: The tailor Motel Camzoil (repeats up to 12x)

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