The Magnetic Fields – If I Were A Rich Man

The Magnetic Fields – If I Were A Rich Man (Chords)

Many of Stephin Merritt’s songs have a strong musical theatre style to them. He has put out an album of showtunes and has said that he wants to write 100 Hollywood musicals. So it’s no great surprise to hear The Magnetic Fields covering a song from Fiddler on the Roof.

The scratchy out of tune uke on this song gave me a few problems transcribing it. I’m fairly sure he’s playing with a capo on the third fret or tuned to Eb (Bb Eb G C), but I’ve written the chords out for standard C-tuning. If you want to simplify the song, feel free to play the open chord positions.

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