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These are a few of my favorite things–by Julie Andrews at 70

/ 04:43 AM October 14, 2012

JULIE Andrews

To celebrate her 70th birthday, Julie Andrews (“Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins”) had a special performance at Manhattan’s Radio  City  Music Hall for the benefit of the American Association for Retired Persons.

One of the numbers she sang was “My Favorite Things” from the “Sound Of Music.”

Her lyrics have been a hit in the Internet, and forwarded in e-mail:


Botox 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, 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 pads 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 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.

It is written that she got a standing ovation that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.

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