August 21, 2009

Lyrics to "To Life!"

Here are the lyrics I like best from the beloved Jewish musical, "Fiddler on the Roof" --

Here's to our prosperity, our good health and happiness, and most important ...

To life, l'chaim,
L'chaim, l'chaim, to life,
Life has a way of confusing us,
Blessing and bruising us,
Drink l'chaim, to life!

God would like us to be joyful,
even when our hearts lie
panting on the floor.

How much more can we be joyful,
when there's really something to be joyful for?

We'll raise a glass and sip a drop of schnapps
in honor of the great good luck that favors you,

We know that when good fortune favors two such men,
it stands to reason, we deserve it too!

To us and our good fortune!
Be happy, be healthy, long life!
And if our good fortune never comes,
Here's to whatever comes,

Drink l'chaim, to life!


  1. Anonymous10:14 PM

    oNe oF mY 5 toP MusicaLs 2
    i cry aNd celebraTe eVerytiMe i sEE/heaR iT

  2. Anonymous1:44 PM

    You look terrific! Here's to life -- your life!

    With every good wish,

    A cancer Mom