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Julie Andrews Turning 79-------This one is beautiful in song.Honestly.Hee HEE

To commemorate her birthday,actress/vocalist,Julie Andrews made a special appearance on Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the bebefit of AARP.One of the musical numbers she performed was my 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound of Music,.

Here are the lyrics she used:

(SING IT) If you sing it,it's especially hysterical!!!


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 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 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.


Ms Andrews received a standing ovation from the audience that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.

Please sing Ms Andrews' clever wit and humour with others who may appreciate it!




Find a few of your favorite things at Breathe Easy

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6 Replies

I have actually read that singing it to the tune!

Lynne xx


This is brilliant - more like me than I care to think about!!


Singing and laughing at the same time, Terrific King. I missed Breathe Easy last week but hopefully I'll be back on Tuesday doing as Julie says, some of my favorite things. Drinking Tea and Eating Biscuits with a bit of exercise thrown in. :). The Malvern Hills will be alive with the sound of music and very very heavy breathing that day!


What a great piece,I think we can all relate to that!! Ha Ha

Wendells xx


KOTC Fabulous the incomparable Julie Andrews - I love the last verse " When the joints ache , when the hips ache" So very Brtish - thank you it cheered me up.


lovely king, i sang to the lyrics and laughing at the same time, at the same time it does age us as we saw the film many years ago



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