Hysterical ‘old timers’ lyrics to “My Favourite Things”

Jun 06, 2020
Julie Andrews (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

This is an ‘old timers’ version of  ‘My Favourite Things’ from the legendary movie ‘Sound Of Music’. Some witty person has adapted the lyrics to give us all a giggle.   [Sing along to the tune and get into the groove of it.]  

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 favourite 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 favourite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite 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 favourite 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 favourite 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.

Rumours abound that Julie Andrews sang this herself – but that just isn’t true.  Smile and know it was just a great urban myth.  

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