Friday, 17 September 2010

My Favourite Inspiration

Just quickie tonight, I have lots of 'office work' and accounts to do.....aaagh!
My daughter sent me this alternative version of My Favourite Things ! It is funny if you sing it yourself!

It will appeal to any lady over the age of 50!

Interestingly, it was hearing Julie Andrews sing on the radio when I was 9 which gave me the inspiration to sing! That is absolutely true. I remember as if it were yesterday sitting on the floor in front of the Radiogram - blimey that ages me - and listening to The Lonely Goatherd, with all the vocal gymnastics, and feeling as if I had been hit by a hammer. I loved it so much, and then when subsequently buying the LP of the show I would play the said Austrian yodelling ditty over and over and over, and knowing in the far recesses of my heart and mind that I wanted that wonderful feeling for ever.

How lucky was I ?

I got my wish!

(Sing It!) If you sing it, its 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.
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1 comment:

  1. Ha!

    Snap - I was 9 when I first saw that too. I memorised it off the radio later. Something about that yodel just got me.
    viv in nz