A change of pace blog.
Love the title…..It’s Tough To Be An Old Geezer.
Patricia Tedesco is a friend of 50 plus years. Knew each other back in Utica. Contemporaries age wise.
We had not seen each other in many years. She now lives in another State as do I. We met again on Facebook a year ago. A new relationship began.
Frailties inevitable for persons in their 80’s. Discussed frequently by seniors. Generally in a humorous fashion.
Julie Andrews a member of our generation. Pat sent me a take off on My Favorite Things from Sound of Music. Purportedly sung by Julie Andrews on the occasion of her 69th birthday on October 1, 2005 at Radio City Music Hall.
It’s funny! The spoof words true in every respect. The lyrics changed for the entertainment of Andrews’ “blue hair” audience. What I share will be most appreciated by them. It is their life!
Keep the tune My Favorite Things in mind as you read the words.
An admonition. Stay with this blog till the bitter end. Read every word. My comments at the end especially.
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, 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 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 sunken 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.
None of the introduction happened. All false. No Julie Andrews, no 69th birthday celebration at Radio City Music Hall, no singing by Julie Andrews.
The intro a complete and total falsehood. Yet many who read/hear of the reworded song and Julie Andrews believe it.
The truth. The song is a parody. Believed to have been written in 2001 by some aspiring humorist. Probably to cause a bit of comical mayhem. Well done. The rhythmic cadence consistent with These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things.
It was impossible for Julie Andrews to sing in 2005. She lost her ability to sing several years earlier in 1997. A simple surgery to remove a non cancerous polyp on her vocal cords went wrong. Her voice destroyed. Unable to sing again.
That my friends is the true story. Never the less, a great rendition of the song.
Thank you Pat for sharing.
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Enjoy your day!