I realize, of course, that its no shame to be poor

So, what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?

Id build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen

There would be one long staircase just going up

Id fill my yard with chicks and turkeys and geese and ducks

And each loud cheep and swaqwk and honk and quack

I see my wife, my Golde, looking like a rich mans wife

I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock

The most important men in town would come to fawn on me!

Posing problems that would cross a rabbis eyes!

And it wont make one bit of difference if I answer right or wrong

And Id discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day