False but Funny

julieSomething showed up on my Facebook page today regarding Julie Andrews’ 79th birthday.  To commemorate her birthday, it said, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall. One of the musical numbers she performed was ‘My Favorite Things’ from the legendary movie ‘Sound Of Music’. Here are the lyrics she used: (Sing It!) – If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!   My still occasionally functioning memory recalled that Andrew’s voice had been ruined by a surgical procedure gone awry, so I consulted my favorite hoax-debunking site, snopes.com.   Indeed, a medical accident in the removal of a polyp cost us one of the loveliest voices in the world … and cost the medical profession a reported $30 million dollars.  So much for the false (but not funny) part.

The blue-hair version of My Favorite Things actually appeared anonymously on a news group at USENET, the worldwide internet discussion system, in 2001.  Though we’ll never get to hear Ms. Andrews sing it, it is hilarious in its own right … and perfect as a Reflection from and Older Perspective

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.

Keep Smiling.

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2 Comments on “False but Funny”


  1. I do totally enjoy reading (and singing in my mind along too) the lyrics to this number. Much truth in those words!

  2. SandySays1 Says:

    Never saw that version before before. LOL but so true —


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