Lets sing!

snuffyuk

Registered User
Jul 8, 2004
188
Near Bristol
My favorite things


Betcha can't read this darn thing without doing it to the tune.of Julie
Andrew's hit song "Favorite Things" from the Sound of Music. Here are the
new words to this tune:

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 thinin,
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.
 

Sheila

Registered User
Oct 23, 2003
2,259
West Sussex
Oh Snuffy thats absolutely brilliant! Yes I did singalong to the tune with it, it's really great. Thanks for sharing it, hope all is well in your world,? Love She. XX :)
 

connie

Registered User
Mar 7, 2004
9,519
Frinton-on-Sea
Love it, love it. Just had alittle sing-a-long to myself, Lionel is safely tucked up in bed. Shall print it off and sing it to him tomorrow. Thanks, Connie
 

Nutty Nan

Registered User
Nov 2, 2003
787
Buckinghamshire
works like a charm

Thanks Snuffy: instant feel-good factor, puts a spring in your step ....
Don't know where we'd be without music!

"The sun will come out tomorrow ...."
Cheers, Carmen :cool:
 

barraf

Registered User
Mar 27, 2004
308
Huddersfield
Let's sing

Dear Snuffy

Very well written, so apt.

Music is wonderful.

When Margaret is being particularly difficult, and nothing I do is right, I usually start to sing some of the old songs ignoring her bad mood. More often than not she will eventually join in with the singing and the ill humour is forgotten for a while.

For the same reason I have almost 60 CD's in the car all 30's, 40's and 50's music and I play them in rotation while we are driving about every afternoon. She doesn't always join in, but often enough to make it well worth the effort.

Don't ever underestimate the power of music.

Cheers Barraf
 

Norman

Registered User
Oct 9, 2003
4,348
Birmingham Hades
Barraf
music invokes so many feelings doesn't it.
It can remind us of happy memories,sad memories and beautiful music can stir the emotions and render us to tears.
I have always wished that I could play the piano,it must be a great comfort to sit down and play,just to ones self.
I did play the cornet in a sea school band,not quite the same is it?
Norman :)
 

susie

Registered User
Nov 30, 2003
82
shropshire
Yes I sang along to it too and it all seemed so true .
After an hour digging on the allotment my knees and joints are creaking.
I shall have to print it off too.
If we can get anyone else to play along with normans cornet,we could have a talking point concert with choir!
Susie
 

snuffyuk

Registered User
Jul 8, 2004
188
Near Bristol
Norman said:
Barraf
music invokes so many feelings doesn't it.
It can remind us of happy memories,sad memories and beautiful music can stir the emotions and render us to tears.
I have always wished that I could play the piano,it must be a great comfort to sit down and play,just to ones self.
I did play the cornet in a sea school band,not quite the same is it?
Norman :)

Was that an icecream cornet?
 

Brucie

Registered User
Jan 31, 2004
12,413
near London
Good point Snuffy!

The Royal Academy of Music has guidelines that state that ice cream cornets are fine for short pieces, but become soggy at the mouth end when used for longer sections of music. Hayden's infamous "Mr Whippy" Concerto is a known minefield for [ice cream] cornet players.

In a Jazz context, ice cream is used at the business end as a form of mute, leading to some bizarre yet jazz-like notes, before the mute [a.k.a. ice cream] falls into the player's lap, often causing a sort of Mexican Wave through the band. The less energetic the piece of jazz, the longer the cornet stays in tune.

I expect that Norman served on ships that ventured into the polar regions, where his ice cream and cornet may have lasted for many jolly tunes.

Eh Norman?
 

Norman

Registered User
Oct 9, 2003
4,348
Birmingham Hades
Bruce
you only have the bear facts I note(no pun) it depends whether it is a double cornet,what flavour it is and does it have a flake?
Norman :D