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Julie Andrews

Postby Barry » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:52 pm

To commemorate her birthday, 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 Thingsâ€￾ from “The Sound of Musicâ€￾. Here are the lyrics she used:

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.

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

(Try singing it – it’s even better!)
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Re: Julie Andrews

Postby kli » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:43 pm

I love her.

Have you seen the video where she was one of the guest spellers at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? It was a benefit performance for Kids' Night on Broadway, and she and her daughter were the guest spellers. The word they gave her was pretty darn tootin' funny.
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Re: Julie Andrews

Postby Barry » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:12 pm

oh thank you for that clip. I am indeed a smiling man after that. I'm not sure I could spell it either. Not without singing it at least.
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