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My favourite things

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mr_hippo, 11 Nov 2007.

  1. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    It would be funny if it wasn't so true...To commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favourite Things" from the legendary movie "Sound Of Music." I know you remember! Unfortunately, most can relate....Here are the lyrics she used:

    Maalox 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 favourite things.


    Cadillac's and cataracts, and 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 favourite things.

    When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad,

    I simply remember my favourite things, And then I don't feel so bad.

    Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,

    No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,

    Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
    These are a few of my favourite things.

    Back pains, 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 favourite 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.


    (Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.) Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humour with others who would appreciate it - and I'll bet that you cannot stop this tune from going around your head now :-)
     
  2. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Is this for real? I seem to recall her discussing the fact that she was no longer able to sing at all after throat cancer some years ago.
     
  3. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Just done a quick search - some say it's true, others false!
     
  4. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I thought she was dead?
     
  6. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Even if she wasn't responsible for the piece, I find it amusing as I'm starting to enter that territory myself :blush: