And near the end of the play, Seguin offered an allusion to fiddler on the Roof, yelling, “Sunrise, sunset!”
Almost all involved with the creation of fiddler on the Roof had familial ties to the world Sholem Aleichem described.
Those who listened could always catch the squeaking of the fiddler, who went on playing across the fields.
Borghild lifted her eyes, and they met those of the fiddler.
Smote him yet the fiddler / such a mighty blow, That 'fore the feet of Etzel / sheer on the floor his head fell low.
"I don't care a fiddler's damn where you sent the horse," replied the hunchback.
"I thought so," said the fiddler; and then he gave over kicking.
I carry that just as a fiddler carries his fiddle—ready for a tune at any moment.
It goes on to embrace more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in the fiddler's or in any other artist's philosophy.
"I guess I will take my coat off this time," said the fiddler.