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May 13, 2006

My Favorite Things

I don't know the origin of this funny lyrics parody that Lou forwarded.

For the older crowd - much older than any of us, of course. Sung to the tune of the classic song from the movie The Sound of Music.

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 heat pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no fear of 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.

[Internet legend incorrectly claims that actress/vocalist Julie Andrews sang this at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP to commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, 2004. Ms. Andrews lost her ability to sing following unsuccessful surgery to remove a non-cancerous growth from her vocal chords in 1997.]

Posted by joke du jour at May 13, 2006 08:01 AM

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Don't know who provided the info in brackets about Julie Andrews, but she did not "lose her ability to sing" after that operation. It did take away the quality of her voice but she can still vocally produce music and in fact has sung in public. See
this biography for more information.

Posted by: annebanan at May 14, 2006 10:48 PM

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