Friday, March 31, 2006

Julie Andrews does it again!

Found this entry in my email listing! Apparently this really
happened. Enjoy!

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 Favorite Things" from the
legendary movie "Sound Of Music". However, the lyrics
of the song were deliberately changed for the
entertainment of her "blue hair" audience. Here are
the lyrics she recited:


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
favorite things.

Cadillacs, cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident, 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 heat pads and hot meals they bring, These are a
few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no fear of 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
crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated


  • At 1:06 PM, Blogger Desiree said…

    I was looking up parodies of this song on google, and found your blog with your teacher one. It was really good. I did want to leave a quick comment regarding the Julie Andrews one. I found out via that the email is false, she didn't sing it at her 69th birthday. If you look it up at there is more detailed information about it, but the gist of it is that she had a surgery that didn't go well, and she doesn't really sing anymore, and that was before her 69th birthday. Apparently the lyrics here originated on some kind of newsgroup. It's a great story, but unfortunately, it isn't true. Best wishes and good luck with your teaching career.

    -Desiree, stay-at-home mom and soon-to-be homeschooling mom.


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