Monday, October 25, 2010

My Favorite Things, Updated

From my email Inbox today, one that has been making the rounds for years, 
now edited for relevancy. Read the update after the pics !

Julie Andrews turned 75 on Oct 1, 2010

Six years ago she was honored by the AARP at NYC's Radio City Music Hall 
where she performed one of her signature classics - with updated lyrics for her
elderly audience and herself, a Stage Classic featured in 'The Sound of Music' :

My Favorite Things

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 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, plus
thunderous multiple Encores.

My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things on MP3

The Sound of Music (Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Special Edition) 
The Sound of Music 
(Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Special Edition)

1 comment:

  1. This is one lady who has maintained her old charm and grace.
    Have seen this movie (Sound of Music) umpteen times, the first time at Regal theater (Bombay) when it was released in 1964.