Monday, February 20, 2006

Laugh Lines




On her 69th birthday,actor and singer Julia Andrews appeared at Manhattan's Radio city Music Hall for the bebefit of AARP. One of the songs she performed was "My Fav things" from the classic movie The sound of music but with new lyrics:-

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
walkers and hardrails and new dental fittings,
bundles of magazines tied up with strings,
These are the 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.........

when the pipe leakes,
when the bones creaks,
when the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so sad.

Back pain,confused brains,and no fear of sinning,
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinning,
and we don't mention our short shrunken frames ,
When we remember our favourite things.
When the jounts 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.

Courtsey: Harmony Magazine.

7 comments:

mehak said...

hi vandy...thanks for sharing this imp piece of info...fell in love with the movie sound of music...when i was in class 4th...recently my hubbby gifted me its DVD....ok now me going...to sing the song with the new lyrics at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/favorite.htm

vandy said...

Hi Mehak.
Long time..
By the way this was the first movie I watched with my hubby on VCR...and in "theatre Jo jita wo sikandar" in 'Payal'..Doon ...:-)

Tarun said...

I heard about this movie from lots of people but don't know why never pick when go to blockbuster

mehak said...

oye hoye...VCR ke din yaad aa gaye....ahaan Payal mein...n btw am a regular here but dont comment...

deepakjeswal said...

And they rehashed this tune into 'Jo mere dil mein hai tumko bata doon' for Junoon(new):-| That too in *horror horror* Anuradha Paudwal's voice!!!


Hv seen this film as a kid...forgotten most of it. Will hv to view it again :-)


Taj Mahal pic - beautiful! But u know the superstition, na? U dont keep Taj Mahal model at home !


Living and Non-Living things - hmm, tough choice. But I think i will go for the living ones only! :-D

vandy said...

@Tarun..
once at least u sh watch this movie.
Mehak..VCR ke din :-)


@DJ
Thank God I've not heard this song from "Junoon" yet.
But "Parichay" based on this movie is wonderful isn't it? Thanks to Gulzar the great.

Taj mahal..I didn't know abt the superstition
But when I went all the way to Agra to see it ...it really didn't give me a good feeling...and when I entered it the feeling was worse.
anyway..

Just read ur "new Post" :-)

The Peter Files Blog of Comedy said...

Yes, I saw that, that is why I commented yesterday on the one above!

I enjoyed it very much.

Did you know that in the US they are doing a Sing-a-long Sound of Music where people dress up as their favorite character and sing along with the movie a la the rocky horror picture show?