Almost all involved with the creation of fiddler on the Roof had familial ties to the world Sholem Aleichem described.
And near the end of the play, Seguin offered an allusion to fiddler on the Roof, yelling, “Sunrise, sunset!”
Those who listened could always catch the squeaking of the fiddler, who went on playing across the fields.
The "fiddler," still in his fur-lined coat, was twisting a squash hat in his hands.
Smote him yet the fiddler / such a mighty blow, That 'fore the feet of Etzel / sheer on the floor his head fell low.
The fiddler walked in front with his violin, gay with ribbons in its pegs.
"I thought so," said the fiddler; and then he gave over kicking.
Beyond the man's former name and business as a fiddler she told me nothing.
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.
“You must have been drunk as a fiddler,” shouted the captain.