Julie Andrews Turns 69

To commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist, 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 perform ed was ‘My Favorite Things‘ from the legendary movie ‘Sound Of Music‘. Here are the lyrics she used:
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(Sing It!)-If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

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 favorite 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 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 pad s 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 ac he, 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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(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please share Ms. Andrews’ clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it.)

3 thoughts on “Julie Andrews Turns 69

  1. She’s so adorable…I never get tired of watching her movies then and now. A true woman of GRACE, ELEGANCE. A very respectable woman in her field. I just wish I can see her in person.

  2. I am at this exact moment watching Mary Poppins on my dvd player and TV. If I could put time in a bottle and freeze it, I could love this woman forever. I never got tired of her pretty eyes, face and smile. And if I could be so bold, with all due respect, this lady was very sexy to me, and I am a normal red blooded male.

  3. This parody of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” from the Broadway musical and screen adaptation of The Sound of Music was never sung by Julie Andrews — indeed, it is quite possible she is not even aware of its existence. The actress/singer turned 69 on October 1, 2004, but she did not perform at Radio City Music Hall that year, nor at any publicized benefit for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Composed anonymously, the parody itself dates back to 2001 (at least), when variants popped up on the Internet prefaced with statements like “Imagine hearing Julie Andrews singing this.” It appeared in a Dear Abby column dated March 10, 2002 accompanied by the claim that Andrews had altered the lyrics herself and sang them at a concert for AARP, though the column predated the alleged 69th birthday performance by two years. “The rewritten lyrics are a hoot,” replied Abby, “but I doubt that Julie Andrews ever warbled them.”

    More to the point, Andrews lost her singing voice after undergoing throat surgery in 1997 and has rarely sung live in public since.

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