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My Favorite Things 

My Favorite Things - Julie Andrews
Maria Portia Nelson, Irwin Kostal, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Julie Andrews, Marni Nixon

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels;
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles;
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes;
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes;
Silver-white winters that melt into springs;
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

The Hoax Urban Legend Parody Version:

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.

Cadillacs 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 heat pads and hot meals they bring, These are a few of my favourite 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.

 

I much prefer the original Rodgers & Hammerstein version, though I witnessed people who had enough 'ails' from the parody version.  My favorite things:

  • Justice and righteousness.
  • Imagination and creativity.
  • Swinging like a child from a tree swing, laying back and watching the sky as the swing moves me forward and back.
  • Sunlight as it filters through leaves on trees.
  • Hiking through State Game Lands (but not during hunting season).
  • Pictures of The Northern Lights.
  • Pictures of fantastic scenes from outer space.
  • Pictures of glaciers and wilderness.
  • Law & Order (any of their series).  The old Perry Mason TV series.
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This page was last updated on Sunday, December 20, 2015 05:26


Judith Ann Florian
Girard, Ohio 44420

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