1. snuffyuk

    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.
     
  2. Sheila

    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 :)
     
  3. connie

    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
     
  4. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    785
    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:
     
  5. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol
    "Always look on the bright side of life pfee pfee pfee pfee pfee!"
    Can't whistle!
     
  6. barraf

    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
     
  7. Norman

    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 :)
     
  8. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Let's sing!

    Dear Norman

    I always knew you could blow your own trumpet. ;)

    Barraf
     
  9. susie

    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
     
  10. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol

    Was that an icecream cornet?
     
  11. Brucie

    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?
     
  12. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Baraff
    it wasn't a trumpet it was a cornet,a solo cornet actually,before that a tenor horn.
    Norman :D
     
  13. 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
     
  14. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol
    Is the topping taken into account?

    snuffy
     
  15. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Was that a fresh cream horn with strawberries then? Love She. XX ;)
     
  16. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol
    am beginning to think we are all further down the road than those who we are caring for!
    snuffy
     
  17. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Nah Snuffy, just doing our best to lift your spirits! When is the next song coming out then?? Lotsaluv, She.XX :)
     

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