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The Sound of Music Let’s Sing through the Film… Xiao Xi Introduction PLOT: An exceptionally successful film in the 60s The sentimental, entertaining musical is Maria, A good-natured, flighty novitiate, Nominated for ten Academy Awards, and unforgettable also because of her lovely is hired to with five major wins came awaycare for the seven children of a singing voice, glorious, and melodic, militaristic, icy, widowed Austrian captain. The number one box tunes, with memorable sing-alongoffice hit of all time. She ultimately wins the heart of the The high-point of the views of the on-location travelogueHollywood musical children - and the captain, but their lives beautiful nature in Austria… are threatened by Nazis… Songs The Sound of Music Maria I Have Confidence in Me My Favorite Things Sixteen, Going on Seventeen Do-Re-Mi Edelweiss So Long, Farewell Climb Ev'ry Mountain A Lonely Goatherd Something Good “The Sound of Music" With a sweeping aerial view, the film opens with a left-to-right camera pan through the clouds and across rocky, snow-covered mountains. The camera dips into a green, wooded valley with steep cliffs that descend into a snow-fed lake. Reflections of the hills are viewed in the mirror- like images on the water's surface. As the camera moves over the European landscape and village, it discovers an open, green area nestled between the peaks. It moves closer and zooms into the green field, where it suddenly finds a happy and joyous Maria (Julie Andrews), a novice Salzburg Austrian nun, walking across the wide expanse of land. With open-armed appreciation of the beauty of the surrounding majestic peaks and vistas of the Austrian Alps, she twirls and sings the title song... To singThe hearthills Iwhenasingwiththesongis beforeflies pray like a aknowwants heartofrom more… is lonely With Ibrook,theyto singsung,theheard of of music Myheart fill be heart, When myfalls over music. through the night, it withlikeIwho thousand trees My heart theblessed What asound to stones hills heart I'll like a and chime wings To laughMy Of IsongsAndonhills tripslarkfor heartlearning toon its way From thewillmy thatto sighbeatthealake hears. years. The birdswillhave once likesound the My wantswants every sound that the of music, church rise breeze go to are alive, With it The sound of music The hills are alive With the sound of music, With songs they have sung, For a thousand years. The hills fill my heart, With the sound of music. My heart wants to sing every song it hears. My heart wants to beat like the wings Of the birds that rise from the lake To the trees. My heart wants to sigh Like a chime that flies From a church on a breeze, To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls Over stones on its way, To sing through the night, Like a lark who is learning to pray. I go to the hills When my heart is lonely. I know I will hear What I heard before. My heart will be blessed With the sound of music And I'll sing once more… Maria In Maria's nunnery, the nuns walk to chapel chanting, praying, but Maria is nowhere to be found the Mistress of Novices, is uncertain of the future of the independent-minded, spirited nun-in training From the viewpoint of Sister Sophia"...she always seems to be in trouble, doesn't she?" The nuns gossip about the young novitiate's unusual behavior with the song "Maria": She climbs a tree And scrapes her knee Her dress has got a tear. She waltzes on her way to mass And whistles on the stair. And underneath her wimple She has curlers in her hair! I even heard her singing in the abbey. She's always late for chapel, But her penitence is real. She's always late for everything, Except for every meal. I hate to have to say it But I very firmly feel Maria's not an asset to the abbey! I'd like to say a word in her behalf. Maria makes me laugh! When I'm with her I'm confused, Out of focus and bemused, And I never know exactly where I am. Unpredictable as weather, She's as flighty as a feather, She's a darling, She's a demon, She's a lamb. She'd out-pester any pest, Drive a hornet from his nest, She could throw a whirling dervish Out of whirl. She is gentle, She is wild, She's a riddle. She's a child. She's a headache! She's an angel! She's a girl. How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you catch a cloud and bring it down? How do you find a word that means Maria? A flibbertigibbet! A willo' the wisp! A clown! Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her, Many a thing she ought to understand. But how do you make her stay And listen to all you say, How do you keep a wave upon the sand? Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand? My Favorite Things Raindrops on roses, And whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles And warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages Tied up with string, These are a few of my favorite things. Cream colored ponies, and crisp apple strudel. Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles, Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, These are a few of my favorite things. Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favorite things. When the dog bites, When the bee stings, When I'm feeling sad. I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad! You Are Sixteen, Going On Seventeen You wait, little girl, on an empty stage For fate to turn the light on Your life little girl is an empty page That men will want to write on (To write on…) You are sixteen going on seventeen. Baby, it's time to think Better beware...be canny and careful. Baby, you're on the brink You are sixteen going on seventeen. Fellows will fall in line Eager young lads and rogues and cads, offer you food and wine Totally unprepared are you to face a world of men Timid and shy and scared are you, of things beyond your ken You'll need someone older and wiser, telling you what to do, I am seventeen going on eighteen. I'll take care of you! Climb Ev'ry Mountain Climb ev'ry mountain Climb ev'ry mountain Search high and low Ford every stream Follow every byway Follow every rainbow Every path you know. Till you find your dream Climb ev'ry mountain A dream that will need Ford every stream All the love you can give Follow every rainbow Every day of your life Till you find your dream. For as long as you need Climb ev'ry mountain A dream that will need Fold every stream All the love you can give Follow every rainbow Every day of your life Till... you... find... For as long as you live. your...dream! Do-Re-Mi Let's start at the very beginning Do - a deer a female deer A very good place to start Re - a drop of golden sun When you read you begin with ABC Mi - a name I call myself When you sing you begin with Do Fa - a long long way to run Re Mi So- a needle pulling thread Do Re Mi, Do Re Mi, The first three notes just happen La - a note to follow so to be Ti - a drink with jam and Do Re Mi, Do Re Mi, Do Re Mi Fa bread So La Ti That will bring us back to Let's see if I can make it easier Do Do - a deer a female deer Do - a deer a female deer Re - a drop of golden sun Re - a drop of golden sun Mi - a name I call myself Mi - a name I call myself Fa - a long long way to run Fa - a long long way to run So- a needle pulling thread So- a needle pulling thread La - a note to follow so La - a note to follow so Ti - a drink with jam and bread Ti - a drink with jam and bread That will bring us back to That will bring us back to Do Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do So Do So Do La Fa Mi Do Re Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do So Do La Ti Do Re Do Do Ti La So Fa Mi Re Do Mi Mi, Mi So So, Re Fa Fa, La Ti Ti Now let's put it all together Do Mi Mi, Mi So So, Re Fa Fa, La Ti Ti When you know the notes to When you know the notes to sing sing You can sing most anything You can sing most anything Do - a deer a female deer Do - a deer a female deer Re - a drop of golden sun Re - a drop of golden sun Mi - a name I call myself Fa - a long long way to run Mi - a name I call myself So- a needle pulling thread Fa - a long long way to run La - a note to follow so So-a needle pulling thread Ti - a drink with jam and bread La-a note to follow so That will bring us back to Ti-a drink with jam and bread So Do La Fa Mi Do Re So Do La Fa La So Fa Ti Re Ti That will bring us back to Do Do So Do Edelweiss... Edelweiss... Every morning you greet me Small and white, Clean and bright You look happy to meet me Lonesome and slowly You bloom and grow Edelweiss Bloom and blow forever... Edelweiss... Edelweiss... Bless my homeland forever... So Long, Farewell There's a sad sort of So long, farewell, auf clanging from the clock in Wiedersehen, good night the hall I hate to go and leave this And the bells in the steeple too pretty sight And up in the nursery an So long, farewell, auf absurd little bird Wiedersehen, adieu, Is popping out to say adieu, adieu, to yieu and "cuckoo“Cuckoo, cuckoo Regretfully they tell us yieu and yieu Cuckoo, cuckoo So long, farewell, au But firmly they compel us revoir, auf wiedersehen Cuckoo, cuckoo I'd like to stay and taste To say goodbye . . . Cuckoo! . . . to you my first champagne So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye -- Goodbye! I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly The sun has gone to bed and so must I So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye, Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye Goodbye! A Lonely Goatherd High on a hill was a lonely goatherd Laiodelaiodelahi hoo Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd Laiodelaiodeloo Folks in a town that was quite remote heard Laiodelaiodelahi hoo Lusty and clear from the goatherd's throat heard Laiodelaiodeloo Ho ho Ladiodeliho Ho Ho ladiodelay Ho ho ladiodeliho ladiodelideliholay A prince on the bridge of a castle moat heard Laiodelaiodelahi hoo Men on a boat with a load to tote heard Laiodelaiodeloo Men in the mists of a chapel dote heard Laiodelaiodelahi hoo Men drinking beer with the foam afloat heard Laiodelaiodeloo One little girl in a pale pink coat heard Laiodelaiodelahi hoo She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd Laiodelaiodeloo Soon her mama with a gleaming gloat heard Laiodelaiodelahi hoo What a duet for a girl and goatherd Laiodelaiodeloo MMMMMMMM odelayhi odelayhihi odelayhi Oh Oh Oh Oh Ladiodeliho Oh oh ladiodelay Oh Oh Oh Oh ladiodeliho ladiodeliholay One little girl in a pale pink coat heard Laiodelaiodelahi hoo She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd Laiodelaiodeloo Soon her mama with a gleaming gloat heard Laiodelaiodelay mmm mmm What a duet for a girl and goatherd Laiodelaiodeloo Happy are they ladio ladiliho oh ladioladilayhihoo Soon their duet will becoma a trio ladiodelaiodeloo odelayhi odelayhi odelayhihi odelayhi odelayiodelay odelayiodelay odelayiodelay odelayiodelayiodelay Wooo! Something Good Perhaps I had a wicked childhood, So somewhere in my youth or childhood Perhaps I had a miserable youth. I must have done something good But somewhere in my wicked, So here you are standing there loving me miserable past Whether or not you should There must've been a moment of truth. So, somewhere in my youth or childhood For here you are, standing there, I must have done something good Loving me. Nothing comes from nothing Whether or not you should. Nothing ever could So, somewhere in my youth or So somewhere in my youth... childhood ...Or childhood I must have done something good. I must have done something... Nothing comes from nothing ...Something good. Nothing ever could I Have Confidence in Me Oh, I must stop these doubts, All these worries What will this day be like? I wonder. If I don't I just know I'll turn back! What will my future be? I wonder. I must dream of the things I am seeking. It could be so exciting... I am seeking the courage I lack. The courage to serve them with reliance, To be out in the world...to be free! Face my mistakes without defiance. My heart should be wildly rejoicing. Show them I'm worthy Oh, what's the matter with me? And while I show them I've always longed for adventure, I'll show me! To do the things I've never dared. So, let them bring on all their problems, I'll do better than my best. Now here I'm facing adventure I have confidence Then why am I so scared? They'll put me to the test! A captain with seven children... But I'll make them see What's so fearsome about that? I have confidence in me.
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