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(tevye)
Is this the little girl I carried,
Is this the little boy at play?

(golde)
I don't remember growing older,
When did they?

(tevye)
When did she get to be a beauty,
When did he grow to be so tall?

(golde)
Wasn't it yesterday when they were small?

(men)
Sunrise, sunset (x2),
Swiftly flow the days.

(women)
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
Blossoming even as we gaze.

(everyone)
Sunrise, sunset (x2),
Swiftly fly the years,
One season following another,
Laiden with happiness and tears.

(tevye)
What words of wisdom can I give them,
How can I help to ease their way?

(golde)
Now they must learn from one another,
Day by day.

(perchik)
They look so natural together.

(hodel)
Just like two newlyweds should be.

(perchik and hodel)
Is there a canopy in store for me?

(everyone)
Sunrise, sunset (x2),
Swiftly fly the years,
One season following another,
Laiden with happiness,
And tears



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    Kathleen LeeJul 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    Although the movie was made in 1971, over 40 years ago, the songs in it still are inspiring and impressive. Especially, the lyrics of 'Sunrise, Sunset' really describe the time, swiftly flying, and life is so short.
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    Kim Hamilton GreenAug 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    reminds me of watching this when I was little with my mom.....I didn't get it then but now that I am 40 and have seen it over and over...I get it.
  • u
    +2
    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 1:11 am
    My dad always sang this song to me as a little girl. He passed a way two days ago. God bless you daddy. You were and are my sunshine. Rising and setting. I love you. *
  • u
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    UnregisteredNov 23, 2011 at 2:29 am
    How god intended a holy matrimonial ceremony with pure love with just one man one woman for a lifetime innocence together forever true to each other with god 's blessing.
  • u
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    UnregisteredApr 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    Time flys one moment your two litlle kids playin in mud then the next your teenagers in love then your married and have children of your own and in a blink of an eye their all grown

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