21.6.09

Julie Andrews and Favorite Things

A friend sent me this in an E-Mail and I am sure that if you are old enough (like me) to remember the legendary movie, Sound of Music, you will enjoy this as much as I did. I think Julie Andrews is a beautiful lady and I am still a fan of hers to this day.

To celebrate her 69th birthday (can you believe it?) she made a special benefit appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favorite Things" from "Sound Of Music". She used the following lyrics and it is much better if you sing it out loud to yourself. (I can fully identify with these new Favorite Things.


Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunion s,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.



It is reported that she received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. I am not surprised and can you believe she still looks like fifty?

5 comments:

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Very nice! I shared it with my whole office.

Jo said...

I LOVE Julie Andrews. That is just priceless, and I can just hear her doing it.

Wonderful...!

willow said...

Julie Andrews and I are simpatico. Let's just say she is "one of my favorite things". So, of course, I adored this post.

DUTA said...

Wonderful lyrics, and all people over fifty could easily identify with them.

PhilipH said...

I saw The Sound of Music - the stage version - in a London theatre back in the 1960s. It was an exhilarating evening. The film was brilliant but live performances are so much more vibrant and emotional, in my opinion.

To see and hear all those people on stage, acting, singing and dancing never fails to astound me.

The sheer energy gets right into my psyche, my soul and all those inner thoughts. It can make me feel quite weepy; frequently does.

It's the same when I go to a classical concert. All those musicians striving to make beautiful music somehow brings tears to my eyes.