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"Oprah Winfrey" Reunion of "Sound of Music" Cast to Be Rebroadcast
By Andrew Gans, 23 Dec 2010
 
The Oct. 28 broadcast of the syndicated "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which featured the entire cast of the Academy Award-winning movie musical "The Sound of Music," will be rebroadcast Dec. 27.


 


 



 
 
Stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, along with fellow cast members Charmian Carr (Liesl), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Heather Menzies-Urich (Louisa), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl) appeared on the hour-long broadcast of the chat show.
"Together for the first time in nearly half a century," press notes state, "the cast shares secrets from the set, reminiscences about their time together and what their lives have been like in the years since the movie was released.  Finally, the von Trapp Children — a singing group featuring members of the real von Trapp family — pay their own special tribute to the film that made their family name known throughout the world."
Robert Wise directed Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the film, which is based on the Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical and which won the Oscar for Best Picture.



 


 
The Sound Of Music reunion on The Oprah Winfrey Show on
 
* Thursday October 28th! *

 





 
I'd fallen in love with her in My Fair Lady on Broadway, so I'd had a crush for forever, but when we did meet she had just had a child, so I had to stay at arm's length. Arm's? What am I talking about? It was full-length away from her, but it was sort of like an awful tease.  
 
– Christopher Plummer
 
Well, I was in awe of this gentleman. I mean, a very, very famous dramatic actor, and here I was just a musical songstress, and honest to god, that's the way I felt.

- Julie Andrews




The Cast of the Sound of Music 28 October 2010

1965 Kym Karath, Debbie Turner, Angela Cartwright Duane Chase Heather Menzies Nicholas Hammond Charmian Julie Andrews en Christopher Plummer

The cast of the Sounf of Music in 1965

It was The Sound of Music love-in on The Oprah Winfrey Show Thursday as Winfrey brought together the entire cast who played the family in the beloved musical.

Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, who played Capt. Von Trapp and Julie Andrews, who played Maria, were reunited for the first time in 45 years with all seven of the children who played their family.

Winfrey recapped incidents from the filming and people such as Rosie O'Donnell talked about what the film had meant in their lives. 

 

 

Plummer took an irreverent approach to the reunion, recalling that he was reluctant to take the role of the authoritarian Capt. Von Trapp.

 

 

"I wanted to do a musical and that was what attracted me. The role left something to be desired," he said, recounting how disappointed he was at doing the film version instead of the original stage show.

 

 

Plummer, who blew his whistle in Capt. Von Trapp style to call the children — now all adults — to Oprah's show, thought there wasn't much scope for acting in such a stiff role.

 

"It wasn't human enough. There wasn't enough humour in it," he said, adding that he joked about calling it The Sound of Mucus. 

 

 

"It could have gone overboard and become sentimental. And there were all these nuns around and it made you want to be irreverent," he said waggishly. 

 

 

Andrews agreed that there was always the danger of the film becoming too sentimental.


She said she was 28 and just making her way on Broadway when she was cast in the role of Maria.
 

 

 

"I was in awe of this gentleman, a great dramatic actor and I was just a musical songstress," she said of Plummer.

 
Andrews recalled shooting the opening scene in which she sings in an Austrian meadow.

 

 

"I remember it vividly. I walked across the fields at one end and the helicopter came from the other end," she said. "What I didn't realize was that every time the helicopter came round it would knock me down," she added, noting that it took multiple takes before director Robert Wise was happy with it.

 

 

Wise chose the seven children from among more than 700 actors, including a young Mia Farrow, who turned out for auditions.

 

 

The children — Charmian Carr as Liesl, Heather Menzies as Louisa, Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich, Angela Cartwright as Brigitta, Debbie Turner as Marta, Duane Chase as Kurt and Kym Karath as Gretl — all became stars.


 

 

They recalled their hijinks in the straight-laced Austrian hotel where they were staying, including switching shoes left outside the doors to be cleaned and changing everyone's breakfast order.

 

 

They spent nine months together during the shoot and became very close, they said.

 

 

"We are family. I feel it all the time. We get in touch at Christmas and holidays," Andrews said.


 

Plummer demurred, saying he had refused to agree to a reunion before this. But he told the story of being forced to watch the film 10 years later with a group of children and finding it was actually good.

  

 

"After about 10 minutes I was totally lost and I realized it was just about the best musical from a stage play that was ever filmed," he said.


 

Hammond told Winfrey they have plans for a book to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the musical, which is soon to be issued on Blu-ray. 

 

 

"We realized that we have this treasure trove of memorabilia home movies and stories," he said. "People for 45 years have asked us about the film and what it was like and we thought now is our chance to tell them."



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 



 
Crazy fan rush for Sound of Music 45-year reunion on Oprah's show    
"It made my career really, it was that big a movie," she said.
     
Published: Saturday, Oct 2, 2010, 22:25 IST
Place: London | Agency: ANI
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fans are in a mad rush to get tickets for the ‘The Sound of Music’ reunion, which will see the entire cast of the film reunited for the first time in 45 years.
 
 
Dame Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and the seven actors who played the Von Trapp children in the Oscar-winning movie, have agreed to appear together on the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Oct 29.
 
 
It could be the only time all nine of them ever appear together in public and fans have inundated the show with desperate pleas to be in the audience.
 
 
"Someone please help. I may actually fly there and camp at the door and beg to be let in! I'll clean toilets, shampoo carpets, do anything," The Telegraph quoted one fan as saying.
 
 
Canadian, Shakespearean stage actor Plummer, now 80, declined to attend a reunion on the 40th anniversary in 2005 but, earlier this year, he embraced the film as "a really good movie of its kind" and Dame Julie's best.
 
 
"It is not a film which I detest. The press have always got that wrong. I didn't hate the movie at all. I just didn't think my role was terribly exciting,” he said.
 
 
In the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, he played the anti-Nazi widower Captain Georg von Trapp, who hires a mischievous trainee nun called Maria, played by Dame Julie, as a governess in pre-war Austria.
 
 
Charmian Carr, who played eldest daughter, Liesl, is now a grandmother of two, recalled how it rained non-stop during filming in Salzburg, and Dame Julie kept being blown over by a helicopter carrying the camera as she danced in the hills for the opening scene.
 
 
Carr also described how five-year-old Kym Karath, who played Gretl, the smallest Von Trapp, ate so much chocolate while filming that it was nearly impossible to carry her upstairs at the end of the "So long, farewell" number.
 
 
Karath later grew up into what Dame Julie described as a "gorgeous looking Monroe-esque young lady", while Heather Menzies, who played Louisa, also appeared in a series of television roles, and in Playboy magazine.
 
 
Angela Cartwright, the English-born actress who played Brigitta von Trapp, went on to star in the television series ‘Lost in Space’ and Nicholas Hammond, who played Friedrich, played Spiderman on US television before moving to Australia.
 
 
Two of the child actors abandoned show business shortly after ‘The Sound of Music’ came out in 1965.
 
 
Debbie Turner, who was Marta, went back to school and then opened a successful floral design company.
Duane Chase, who starred as Kurt, pursued a degree in geology and now lives in Seattle with his wife, a former Austrian nanny.



 

Family von Trapp 45 years later

 
 



'Sound of Music' cast reunites on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for film's 45th anniversary

To mark the 45th anniversary of the film version of "The Sound of Music," Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and the rest of the cast of the 1965 musical are reuniting on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
The thespians and now-grown child stars who played the Von Trapp children will discuss their Oscar-winning classic set in pre-war Austria and how their lives have changed in the past forty years.
Plummer, who played paterfamilias Captain Von Trapp, has agreed to talk about his role in the film for the first time in years. In the past the 80-year-old actor has refused to revisit what he reportedly nicknamed "The Sound of Mucus" and "S&M," because he is sick of his character.
"It is not a film which I detest," he recently told the UK Telegraph. "The press has always got that wrong. I didn't hate the movie at all. I just didn't think my role was terribly exciting."
Neither he nor Andrews will sing on Oprah's show. However, the Von Trapp Children, a singing group featuring members of the real Von Trapp family - upon whom the musical was based - will be performing.
The musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein revolves around a naughty nun named Maria (Andrews) who is hired as a governess for Captain Von Trapp's seven children.



 
 

Everything you need to know about the heart-warming 'Sound Of Music' combined with videos, trivia and much more! Find out fun facts about the cast including where they are now and what they've done since the movie! Sound of Music Interactive offers an abundance of information ranging from the musical history, to books reviews, video's, interviews and a blog to keep you up to date! 



 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 




Production

Darryl and Richard D. Zanuck originally asked Robert Wise to do the film, but he turned it down because it was "too saccharine". They then approached Stanley Donen, Vincent Donehue, Gene Kelly, and George Roy Hill, but they all turned it down. Zanuck next asked William Wyler to direct the film. Because he was suffering from a loss of hearing that affected his ability to appreciate music fully, Wyler felt he was the wrong man for the job, but he agreed to fly to New York and see the Broadway production. Feeling many of the songs did not evolve organically from the plot, he remained undecided and wrote to the producer of Die Trapp-Familie, a 1956 non-musical film about the von Trapps starring famous German screen star Ruth Leuwerik, to ask his advice. "This cannot fail," he responded, and Wyler accepted the assignment.

Wyler had seen the original Broadway production of My Fair Lady and had been impressed by Julie Andrews, who was in the process of filming Mary Poppins. He met with her on the set and asked Walt Disney if he could see some of the dailies. Convinced she was perfect for the role of Maria, he signed her to a contract.

Wyler returned to New York and met with Maria von Trapp, then he and screenwriter Ernest Lehman and their wives flew to Austria to begin scouting locations in the Tyrolean Alps. There they visited the convent where von Trapp had been a novice, and Wyler discussed the possibility of filming scenes there with the Mother Superior. He then met with the mayor of Salzburg. Wyler was concerned that the presence of a film crew shooting German troops parading before buildings draped with the Nazi flag would be a harsh reminder of the Anschluss for those who had experienced it. The mayor assured him the residents had managed to live through it the first time and would survive it again.

Wyler returned to Hollywood and began pre-production work on the film, but his wife realized his heart clearly was not in it. Then he was approached by Jud Kinberg and John Kohn, neophyte film producers who had purchased the rights to the John Fowles novel The Collector prior to its publication. They had a commitment from Terence Stamp to star in the film and a first draft screenplay by Stanley Mann. Wyler was impressed with the script and, feeling an affinity with the project he did not with The Sound of Music, he asked the Zanucks to release him from his contract. They agreed, and Robert Wise, who became available due to delays in production of The Sand Pebbles, was hired to replace Wyler.


 


Historical accuracy

Both the musical and the film present a history of the von Trapp family, albeit one that is not completely accurate. The following are examples of the dramatic license taken by the filmmakers:

1.Georg Ludwig von Trapp was indeed anti-Nazi and opposed to the Anschluss, and did in fact live with his family in a villa in a district of Salzburg called Aigen; however, the residence depicted in the film greatly exaggerated their standard of living. Georg had lost most of the family fortune, inherited through his first wife Agathe Whitehead, in a failed Austrian bank leaving the von Trapps virtually bankrupt.

2.Georg is referred to as Baron von Trapp however his actual title was "Ritter" (German for "knight"). Ritter is a hereditary knighthood closer to the British "baronet" than "baron". Furthermore the Austrian nobility was legally abolished in 1919 so the use of the title was only by courtesy.

3.Maria had been hired only to be a tutor to young Maria Franziska ("Louisa" in the movie), who had come down with scarlet fever and needed her lessons at home.

4.Maria and Georg were married in 1927 not in 1938 as depicted in the film. The couple had been married for 10 years before the Anschluss and had two of their three children together before that time.

5.Georg had been offered a position in the Kriegsmarine but this occurred before the Anschluss. He was being heavily recruited by the Nazis because he had extensive experience with submarines and Germany was looking to expand its fleet of U-boats. Unlike in the film, Georg seriously pondered the offer before turning it down. His family was in desperate financial straits and he had no other marketable skills other than his training as a naval officer. He eventually decided that he could not serve a Nazi regime. Rather than threaten arrest the Nazis continued to try to woo him.

6.Georg was never in serious danger of being arrested by the Nazis. He had turned down the Kriegsmarine commission before the Nazis had taken over Austria so they could not have arrested him even if they had wanted. In fact he and the family visited Austria and stayed for several months in 1939 before leaving again for good without incident. This was nearly a year after their emigration and after the Anschluss when the Nazis could have easily detained him.

7.The Anschluss occurred in March, and the Salzburg Music Festival is held in June; therefore, the family could not have escaped after their festival performance before the borders closed.

8.The bell cord on the real Nonnberg Abbey is strictly a prop and rings nothing. The nuns liked it anyway, and asked that it be left by the film crew.

9.The film shows the von Trapp family hiking over the Alps from Austria to Switzerland, but from Salzburg this would be impossible. Salzburg is only a few kilometers away from the Austrian–German border and is much too far from either the Swiss or Italian borders for a family to reach by walking. In fact, a hike over the mountain from Salzburg would put them in the German town of Berchtesgaden and virtually within sight of Hitler's vacation cottage at Obersalzberg.

10.Georg von Trapp was born in the Austrian city of Zara (now Zadar, Croatia), which was part of Italy after World War I. Therefore, he was an Italian citizen and so were all his family, including Maria. Therefore, they simply walked to the local train station and boarded a train to Italy. From there, they traveled to London and, ultimately, the United States.

11.Friedrich (the second oldest child in the film version) was based on Rupert (the oldest of the real von Trapp children). Liesl (the oldest child in the film) was based on Agathe von Trapp, the second oldest in the real family. The names and ages of the children were changed, in part because the third child (who would be portrayed as "Louisa") was also named Maria.

12.The film takes some liberties with the facts but much of it was filmed in the city and county of Salzburg and Upper Austria, including sites such as Nonnberg Abbey, and St. Peter Cemetery. Leopoldskron Palace, Frohnburg Palace, and Hellbrunn Palace were some of the locations used for the Trapp estate in the film.

The opening scene and aerial shots were filmed in Anif (Anif Palace), Mondsee, and Salzkammergut (Fuschl am See, St. Gilgen and Saint Wolfgang).

Hohenwerfen Castle served as the main backdrop for the song "Do-Re-Mi". At the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Maria and the children sing "Do-Re-Mi", dancing around the horse fountain and using the steps as a musical scale.




All songs have music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II unless otherwise noted. Instrumental underscore passages were adapted by Irwin Kostal.

1."Prelude and The Sound of Music"

2."Overture" (Main Titles, consisting of "The Sound of Music", "Do-Re-Mi", "My Favorite Things", "Something Good" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain") segué into the Preludium

3."Preludium: Dixit Dominus", "Morning Hymn" (Rex admirabilis and Alleluia, based on traditional songs)

4."Maria"

5."I Have Confidence" (@ 18:04) (lyrics and music by Richard Rodgers)

6."Sixteen Going on Seventeen" (@ 37:22)

7."My Favorite Things" (@ 47:42)

8."Salzburg Montage" (instrumental underscore based on "My Favorite Things")

9."Do-Re-Mi" (@ 54:55)

10."The Sound of Music" (reprise)

11."The Lonely Goatherd" (@ 1:15:38)

12."Edelweiss" (@ 1:21:36)

13."The Grand Waltz" (instrumental underscore, based on "My Favorite Things")

14."Ländler" (instrumental based on "The Lonely Goatherd")

15."So Long, Farewell" (@ 1:29:43)

16."Processional Waltz" (instrumental underscore)

17."Goodbye Maria/How Can Love Survive Waltz" (instrumental underscore, incorporating "Edelweiss" and the deleted song "How Can Love Survive?")

18."Edelweiss Waltz" (instrumental, Act 1 Finale, based on "Edelweiss")

19."Entr'acte" (instrumental, consisting of "I Have Confidence", "So Long, Farewell", "Do-Re-Mi", "Something Good" and "The Sound of Music")

20."The Sound of Music" (Sad Reprise Incomplete)

21."Climb Ev'ry Mountain"

22."My Favorite Things" (reprise)

23."Something Good" (lyrics and music by Rodgers)

24."Processional" (instrumental) and "Maria"

25."Sixteen Going On Seventeen" (reprise)

26."Do-Re-Mi" (Salzburg Folk Festival reprise)

27."Edelweiss" (Salzburg Folk Festival reprise)

28."So Long, Farewell" (Salzburg Folk Festival reprise)

29."Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (reprise)

30."End Titles"

"Edelweiss", thought by some to be a traditional Austrian song or even the Austrian national anthem, was written expressly for the musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Originally unknown in Austria, it has been promoted heavily there ever since, especially in Salzburg.

The songs "How Can Love Survive?", "An Ordinary Couple", and "No Way to Stop It" were not used in the film version. The omission of those songs had to be approved through Richard Rodgers.

There were four extra children singing with the main ones to add more effect to their voices, including Darleen Carr, Charmian Carr's younger sister. However, these were uncredited. Darleen Carr sang Kurt's high voice, during the reprise and "sad" versions of the title song, as well as the high "Bye" in the song "So Long, Farewell", and later for Gretl in its reprise towards the end of the film.

The film premiered March 2, 1965, in the United States, briefly displacing Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all-time; taking re-releases into account, it ultimately grossed $286 million internationally. Adjusted to contemporary prices it is the third highest-grossing film of all-time at the North American box office, behind Gone with the Wind and Star Wars.

The soundtrack album on the RCA Victor label has sold over 11 million copies worldwide, and has never been out of print. The soundtrack album was included in the stockpile of records held in 20 underground radio stations of Great Britain's Wartime Broadcasting Service, designed to provide public information and morale-boosting broadcasts for 100 days after a nuclear attack.

Despite the enormous popularity of the movie, most critics were unimpressed. Walter Kerr of the New York Herald Tribune had written the one negative review of the stage musical by calling it "not only too sweet for words but almost too sweet for music"; similarly, noted film critic Pauline Kael blasted the film by calling it "the sugar-coated lie people seem to want to eat," and "we have been turned into emotional and aesthetic imbeciles when we hear ourselves humming the sickly, goody-goody songs."This review allegedly led to Kael's dismissal from McCall's magazine.

Controversy surrounded the film's release in Germany and Austria, where the film had to compete with the much-loved Die Trapp-Familie (1956), which provided the original inspiration for the Broadway musical, and its sequel Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika (1958), which are regarded in German-speaking Europe as the authoritative von Trapp story. According to a 1994 documentary titled From Fact to Phenomenon: The Real Story of the von Trapp Family Singers, which was narrated by Claire Bloom and included on the 30th Anniversary Laserdisc box set of the film, "...the film's Nazi overtones brought about the unauthorized cutting of the entire third act," which begins directly after Maria's wedding to the Captain and contains images of post-Anschluss Austria. This version, ending at the church altar, did passably well at the box office, but when the American studio forced the third act to be restored to the German release, audience attendance plummeted. Austrian filmgoers in particular resented the way Naziism in their country was depicted. Other offenses in the Austrians' eyes were the way the family's kindly manager, Father Wasner, was transformed into a sleazy huckster; changing the family's genre of music into show tunes; and a contrived (and fictional) climactic flight over the mountains to Switzerland, which does not border Salzburg. As a result, in Austria and Germany the movie is widely ignored.

The Sound of Music is credited as the film that saved 20th Century Fox, after high production costs and low revenue for Cleopatra nearly bankrupted the studio.



 



The Sound of Music (1965) Memorable quotes 






 

Max: How many have I had?

Maid: Two.

Max: Make it an uneven three.

 

 

 

Captain von Trapp: Fraulein, is it to be at every meal, or merely at dinnertime, that you intend on leading us all through this rare and wonderful new world of... indigestion?

Max: He’s got to at least pretend to work with these people. You must convince him.

Maria: I can’t ask him to be less than he is.

The Baroness: Somewhere out there is a lady who I think will never be a nun. Auf Wiedersehen, darling.

Captain von Trapp: It’s the dress. You’ll have to put on another one before you meet the children.

Maria: But I don’t have another one. When we entered the abbey our worldly clothes were given to the poor.

Captain von Trapp: What about this one?

Maria: The poor didn’t want this one.

 

 

 

Mother Abbess: Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live.

Kurt: I wonder what grass tastes like.

Max: I hope you appreciate the sacrifice I’m making.

Captain von Trapp: You have no choice.

Max: I know... That’s why I’m making it.

 

 

 

Captain von Trapp: Oh, there’s nothing wrong with the children. Only the governesses.

Captain von Trapp: You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.

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Maria: I can’t seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what’s worse, I can’t seem to stop saying things - anything and everything I think and feel.

Mother Abbess: Some people would call that honesty.

Maria: Oh, but it’s terrible, Reverend Mother.

 

 

 

Sister Margaretta: After all, the wool from the black sheep is just as warm.

Captain von Trapp: The first rule of this household is discipline.

Frau Schmidt: The Von Trapp children don’t play. They march.

Herr Zeller: Perhaps those who would warn you that the Anschluss is coming - and it is coming, Captain - perhaps they would get further with you by setting their words to music.

Captain von Trapp: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.

Herr Zeller: You flatter me, Captain.

Captain von Trapp: Oh, how clumsy of me - I meant to accuse you.

Herr Zeller: I’ve not asked you where you and your family are going. Nor have you asked me why I am here.

Captain von Trapp: Well, apparently, we’re both suffering from a deplorable lack of curiosity.

The Baroness: Why didn’t you tell me?

Max: What?

The Baroness: To bring along my harmonica.

 

 

 

Kurt: Only grown-up men are scared of women.

Maria: Kurt, how are you?

Kurt: Hungry.

 

 

 

Max: The Von Trapp Family Singers. Here are your names: Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Brigitta, Kurt, Marta and Gretl.

Gretl: Why am I always last?

Max: Because you are the most important.

 

 

 

Maria: When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.

Max: What’s going to happen’s going to happen. Just make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

Captain von Trapp: Max. Don’t you ever say that again.

Max: You know I have no political convictions. Can I help it if other people do?

Captain von Trapp: Oh yes, you can help it. You must help it.

Captain von Trapp: You are the twelfth in a long line of governesses who have come here to look after my children since their mother died. I trust you will be an improvement on the last one. She stayed only two hours.

Maria: There were times when we would look at each other - oh Mother, I could hardly breathe.

Maria: Gretl, what happened to your finger?

Gretl: It got caught.

Maria: Caught in what?

Gretl: Friedrich’s teeth.

 

 

 

Captain von Trapp: Now, when I want you, this is what you will hear.

[blows whistle]

Maria: Oh, no, sir. I’m sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children and definitely not for me. It would be too... humiliating.

Captain von Trapp: Fraulein, were you this much trouble at the Abbey?

Maria: Oh, much more, sir.

Captain von Trapp: Hmm.

[starts walking away. Maria blows her whistle & he turns around]

Maria: Excuse me, sir. I don’t know your signal

 

 

 

Captain von Trapp: Maria, there isn’t going to be any Baroness anymore.

Maria: I don’t understand.

Captain von Trapp: Well, we called off our engagement, you see, and...

Maria: Oh, I’m sorry.

Captain von Trapp: Yes. You are?

Maria: Mm-hmm. You did?

Captain von Trapp: Yes. Well, you can’t marry someone when you’re in love with someone else... can you?

The Baroness: There’s nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who’s in love with him.

The Baroness: Darling, haven’t you ever heard of a delightful little thing called boarding school?

Captain von Trapp: Fraulein Maria, did I or did I not say that bedtime is to be strictly observed in this household?

Maria: Yes, well the children were scared of the thunderstorm and... You did, sir.

Captain von Trapp: And do you or do you not have trouble following these simple instructions?

Maria: Only during thunderstorms, sir.

Gretl: It’ll be my first party, father.

Maria: [singing] Silver white winters that melt into springs, these are a few of my favorite things

Marta: The least they could have done is to let us say hello.

Captain von Trapp: [after pulling the gun from Rolfe] You’ll never be one of them.

Rolfe: Lieutenant! Lieutenant, they’re here! They’re here, Lieutenant!

[blows whistle]

Liesl: How else are we supposed to get Father’s attention?

Brigitta: Yes.

Maria: Well, we’ll have to think about that one.

 

 

 

The Baroness: You’re far away. Where are you?

Captain von Trapp: In a world that’s disappearing, I’m afraid.

[talking about pink lemonade]

The Baroness: Not too sweet, not too sour.

Max: Just too, uh... pink.

 

 

 

Liesl: I’m Liesl. I’m sixteen years old and I don’t need a governess.

Marta: Why don’t we ever get to see the baroness?

Kurt: Why would she want to see you?

 

 

 

Marta: Can we really keep the puppet show, Uncle Max?

Max: Of course. Why else do you think I had Professor Cohen send the bill to your father?

Max: Hold on. What’s so funny?

Captain von Trapp: You are, Max. Expensive, but very funny.

Max: Friedrich, Gretl, why don’t you sing?

Gretl: I can’t, I’ve got a sore finger.

 

 

 

Max: I like rich people. I like the way they live. I like the way I live when I’m with them.

Maria: You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we’ve had a disagreement? Well, lately I’ve taken to kissing the floor whenever I see her coming, just to save time.

Sister Margaretta: Reverend Mother, I have sinned.

Sister Berthe: I, too, Reverend Mother.

Mother Abbess: What is this sin, my children?

[the nuns look at each other, then reveal from under their robes the distributor and coil they have removed from the Germans’ cars]

Kurt: I haven’t had so much fun since the day we put glue on Fräulein Josephine’s toothbrush.

Maria: Why didn’t you children tell me you could dance?

Kurt: We were afraid you’d make us all dance together. The von Trapp Family dancers.

[spins]

Liesl: [singing with the children at the Villa] So long, farewell, au revoir, auf Wiedersehen! I’d like to stay and taste my first champagne. Yes?

Captain von Trapp: No!

[singing starts somewhere inside]

Captain von Trapp: What’s that?

Maria: It’s singing.

Captain von Trapp: Yes, I realize it’s singing, but who?

Maria: The children.

Captain von Trapp: The children?

Maria: I taught them something to sing for the Baroness.

 

 

 

Marta: I’m Marta, and I’m going to be seven on Tuesday, and I’d like a pink parasol.

Maria: Well, pink’s my favorite color, too.

Louisa von Trapp: I’m Brigitta.

Maria: You didn’t tell me how old you are... Louisa.

Brigitta: I’m Brigitta, she’s Louisa. She’s thirteen years old, and you’re smart! I’m ten, and I think your dress is the ugliest one I ever saw!

[Maria finds a frog in her pocket]

Frau Schmidt: You’re lucky. With Fraulein Helga, it was a snake!

Captain von Trapp: Now, Fraulein. I want a truthful answer from you.

Maria: Yes, Captain?

Captain von Trapp: Is it possible - or could I have just imagined it - have my children by any chance been climbing trees today?

Maria: Yes, Captain.

Captain von Trapp: I see. And where, may I ask, did they get these... ummm...

Maria: Play clothes.

Captain von Trapp: Oh, is that what you call them?

Maria: I made them. From the drapes that used to hang in my bedroom.

Captain von Trapp: Drapes?

Maria: They still have plenty of wear left. The children have been everywhere in them.

Captain von Trapp: Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?

Maria: Mmm-hmmm. And having a marvelous time!




Captain: Is it possible, or could I have just imagined? Have my children by any chance been climbing trees today?Maria: Yes, Captain.Captain: I see. And where, may I ask, did they get these, uhm, these…Maria: Playclothes.Captain: Oh, is that what you call them?Maria: I made them, from the drapes that used to hang in my bedroom…They still had plenty of wear left. The children have been everywhere in them.Captain: Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?!Maria: (affirming) Umm, hmm, and having a marvelous time.


Friedrich von Trapp: I’m Friedrich. I’m fourteen. I’m impossible!

Maria: [laughing] Really? Who told you that, Friedrich?

Friedrich von Trapp: Fraulein Josephine, four governesses ago.

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Max: I shall miss all of you. I shall miss the money I could have made with you!

Captain von Trapp: My fellow Austrians, I shall not be seeing you again perhaps for a very long time. I would like to sing for you now... a love song. I know you share this love. I pray that you will never let it die.

Brigitta: I think your dress is the ugliest one I ever saw!

Kurt: Brigitta, you shouldn’t say that!

Brigitta: Why not? Don’t you think it’s ugly?

Kurt: Of course, but Fraulein Helga’s was ugliest.

 

 

 

Rolfe: [narrating a “telegram” for Liesl] Dear Liesl, I would like to tell you how I feel about you STOP Unfortunately, this wire is already too expensive Sincerely, Rolfe

Liesl: [sounded offended] Sincerely?

Rolfe: Cordially?

Liesl: [turning away] Cordially?

Rolfe: Affectionately?

[Liesl smiles and throws her arms around his neck]

 

 

 

Maria: [saying her bed time prayers] I forgot the other boy. Oh, what’s his name? Oh, well, God bless What’s-his-name.

Maria: [Friedrich and Kurt run into Maria’s room during a thunderstorm] You boys weren’t scared, too, were you?

Friedrich von Trapp: No. We just wanted to be sure that you weren’t.

Maria: That was very thoughtful of you, Friedrich.

Friedrich von Trapp: It wasn’t my idea. It was Kurt’s.

Maria: Kurt! That’s the one I left out. God bless Kurt!

 

 

 

The Baroness: My dear, is there anything you can’t do?

Maria: Well, I’m not sure I’ll make a very good nanny.

The Baroness: If you have any problems, I’ll be happy to help you.

 

 

 

[first lines]

Maria: [singing] 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.

Captain von Trapp: I don’t care to hear anything further from you about my children.

Maria: I am not finished yet!

Captain von Trapp: Oh, yes, you are, Captain!

[pauses]

Captain von Trapp: Fraulein.

 

 

 

Maria: What is it?

Captain von Trapp: Berlin. They’ve offered me a commission. I’ve been requested to accept immediately and report to their naval base at Bremerhaven tomorrow.

Maria: I knew this would happen. I didn’t think it would be so soon.

Captain von Trapp: To refuse them would be fatal for all of us. And joining them would be unthinkable.

Maria: I’d like to thank you all for the precious gift you left in my pocket today.

Captain von Trapp: What gift?

Maria: It’s meant to be a secret between the children and me.

Captain von Trapp: Then I suggest you keep it, and let us eat.

Maria: Knowing how nervous I must have been, a stranger in a new household, knowing how important it was for me to feel accepted, it was so kind and thoughtful of you to make my first moments here so warm and happy and pleasant.

Maria: Dear Father, now I know why You sent me here. To help these children prepare for a new mother. And I pray this will become a happy family in Thy sight. God bless the captain. God bless Liesl and Friedrich. God bless Louisa, Brigitta, Marta and little Gretl. And I forgot the other boy. What’s his name? Well, God bless what’s-his-name. God bless the Reverend Mother and Sister Margaretta and everybody at the abbey. And now, dear God, about Liesl. Help her know that I’m her friend and help her tell me what she’s been up to.

Liesl: Are you going to tell on me?

Maria: Help me to be understanding so I may guide her footsteps. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

Liesl: I was out walking and somebody locked the doors early. I didn’t want to wake everybody, so when I saw your window open. You’re not going to tell Father, are you?

Maria: How in the world did you climb up here?

Liesl: It’s how we always got in to play tricks on the governess. Louisa can make it with a whole jar of spiders in her hand.

Maria: Spiders? Liesl, were you out walking all by yourself? If we wash that dress tonight, nobody would notice it tomorrow. You could put this on. Take your dress and put it to soak in the bathtub. Come back here and sit on the bed, and we’ll have a talk.

Liesl: I told you today I didn’t need a governess. Well, maybe I do.

Maria: I’d like to thank each and every one of you for the precious gift you left in my pocket today.

Captain von Trapp: Um, what gift?

Maria: It’s meant to be a secret, Captain, between the children and me.

Captain von Trapp: Uh-huh. Then I suggest that you keep it, and let us eat.

Maria: Knowing how nervous I must have been, a stranger in a new household, knowing how important it was for me to feel accepted. It was so kind and thoughtful of you to make my first moments here so warm and happy and... pleasant.

[All the while, the children look guilty. Marta starts to cry]

Captain von Trapp: What is the matter, Marta?

Marta: Nothing.

[Louisa, Brigitta and Gretl join in, while Liesl, Friedrich and Kurt continue to look guilty]

Captain von Trapp: Uh, Fräulein... is it to be at every meal, or merely at dinnertime, that you, uh, intend leading us all through this rare and wonderful new world of... indigestion?

Maria: Oh, they’re all right, Captain. They’re just happy.

[All of the girls, except Liesl, continue to cry out of guilt]

 

 

 

Maria: Children can’t do all the things they’re supposed to if they have to worry about spoiling their precious clothes.

Captain von Trapp: They haven’t complained yet.

Maria: Well, they wouldn’t dare! They love you too much. They fear you too much!

Captain von Trapp: I don’t wish you to discuss my children in this manner.

Maria: Well, you’ve got to hear from someone! You’re never home long enough to know them.

Captain von Trapp: I said I don’t want to hear anymore from you about my children!

Maria: I know you don’t, but you’ve got to! Now, take Liesl.

Captain von Trapp: [hesitatingly] You will not say one word about Liesl, Fraulein.

Maria: She’s not a child anymore, and one of these days, you’re going to wake up and find that she’s a woman. You won’t even know her. And Friedrich, he’s a boy, but he wants to be a man and there’s no one to show him how.

Captain von Trapp: Don’t you dare tell me about my son.

Maria: Brigitta could tell you about him if you let her get close to you. She notices everything.

Captain von Trapp: Fraulein...

Maria: And Kurt pretends he’s tough not to show how hurt he is when you brush him aside,

Captain von Trapp: That will do!

Maria: the way you do all of them. Louisa I don’t even know about yet,

Captain von Trapp: I said that will do!

Maria: but somebody has to find out about her, and the little ones just want to be loved. Oh, please, Captain, love them! Love them all!

Captain von Trapp: I don’t care to hear anything further from you about my children.

Maria: I am not finished yet, Captain!

Captain von Trapp: Oh, yes, you are, Captain!

[pauses, then corrects himself]

Captain von Trapp: Fraulein! 

 












 














 

 

 



The Sound of Music Lyrics

The Sound of Music

sung by Maria

 

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've heard before

My heart will be blessed with the sound of music

And I'll sing once more

 

 

 

 

 

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Maria

sung by the Nuns

 

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

 

 

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

How do you find a word that means Maria?

A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-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?

 

 

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 outpester any pest

Drive a hornet from its 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 pin it down?

How do you find a word that means Maria?

A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-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?

 

 

 

 

 

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I Have Confidence in Me

sung by Maria

 

What will this day be like? I wonder.

What will my future be? I wonder.

It could be so exciting to be out in the world, to be free

My heart should be wildly rejoicing

Oh, what's the matter with me?

 

 

I've always longed for adventure

To do the things I've never dared

Now here I'm facing adventure

Then why am I so scared

 

 

A captain with seven children

What's so fearsome about that?

 

 

Oh, I must stop these doubts, all these worries

If I don't I just know I'll turn back

I must dream of the things I am seeking

I am seeking the courage I lack

 

 

The courage to serve them with reliance

Face my mistakes without defiance

Show them I'm worthy

And while I show them

I'll show me

 

 

So, let them bring on all their problems

I'll do better than my best

I have confidence they'll put me to the test

But I'll make them see I have confidence in me

 

 

Somehow I will impress them

I will be firm but kind

And all those children (Heaven bless them!)

They will look up to me

 

 

And mind me with each step I am more certain

Everything will turn out fine

I have confidence the world can all be mine

They'll have to agree I have confidence in me

 

 

I have confidence in sunshine

I have confidence in rain

I have confidence that spring will come again

Besides which you see I have confidence in me

 

 

Strength doesn't lie in numbers

Strength doesn't lie in wealth

Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers

When you wake up -- Wake Up!

 

 

It tells me all I trust I lead my heart to

All I trust becomes my own

I have confidence in confidence alone

(Oh help!)

 

 

I have confidence in confidence alone

Besides which you see I have confidence in me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sixteen Going on Seventeen

sung by Rolf and Liesl

 

Rolf: 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

 

Liesl: To write on

 

 

Rolf: 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 roues and cads

Will 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 need someone older and wiser

Telling you what to do

I am seventeen going on eighteen

I'll take care of you

 

 

Liesl: I am sixteen going on seventeen

I know that I'm naive

Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet

And willingly I believe

 

 

I am sixteen going on seventeen

Innocent as a rose

Bachelor dandies, drinkers of brandies

What do I know of those

 

 

Totally unprepared am I

To face a world of men

Timid and shy and scared am I

Of things beyond my ken

 

 

I need someone older and wiser

Telling me what to do

You are seventeen going on eighteen

I'll depend on you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Favorite Things

sung by Maria

 

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things

 

 

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels

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

 

 

(Repeat all verses)

 

 

 

 

 

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Climb Ev'ry Mountain

sung by Mother Abbess

 

Climb ev'ry mountain

Search high and low

Follow ev'ry by-way

Every path you know

 

 

Climb ev'ry mountain

Ford ev'ry stream

Follow ev'ry rainbow

'Till you find your dream

 

 

A dream that will need

All the love you can give

Everyday of your life

For as long as you live

 

 

Climb ev'ry mountain

Ford ev'ry stream

Follow ev'ry rainbow

'Till you find your dream

 

 

A dream that will need

All the love you can give

Everyday of your life

For as long as you live

 

 

Climb ev'ry mountain

Ford ev'ry stream

Follow ev'ry rainbow

'Till you find your dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lonely Goatherd

sung by Maria and the Children

 

Maria: High on a hill was a lonely goatherd

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo

Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd

Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Folks in a town that was quite remote heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo

Lusty and clear from the goatherd's throat heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

 

 

The children: O ho lay dee odl lee o, o ho lay dee odl ay

O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay

 

 

Maria: A prince on the bridge of a castle moat heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo

 

Kurt: Men on a road with a load to tote heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

 

 

The children: Men in the midst of a table d'hote heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo

 

Maria: Men drinking beer with the foam afloat heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

 

 

Maria: One little girl in a pale pink coat heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo

 

Brigitta: She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd

Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

 

 

Maria: Soon her Mama with a gleaming gloat heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo

What a duet for a girl and goatherd

Maria and the Children: Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

 

 

Maria and the Children: Ummm (ummm) . . .

Odl lay ee (odl lay ee)

Odl lay hee hee (odl lay hee hee)

Odl lay ee . . .

. . . yodeling . . .

 

 

Child: One little girl in a pale pink coat heard

Maria: Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hoo hoo

Child: She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd

Maria: Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

 

 

Maria: Soon her Mama with a gleaming gloat heard

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hmm hmm

What a duet for a girl and goatherd

Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

 

 

Maria and the children: Happy are they lay dee olay dee lee o . . .

. . . yodeling . . .

Soon the duet will become a trio

Maria: Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

 

 

Maria and the Children: Odl lay ee, old lay ee

Odl lay hee hee, odl lay ee

Odl lay odl lay, odl lay odl lee, odl lay odl lee

Odl lay odl lay odl lay

 

 

The children: HOO!

 

 

 

 

 

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Do-Re-Mi

sung by Maria and the children

 

Maria: Let's start at the very beginning

A very good place to start

When you read you begin with (Gretl) A-B-C

When you sing you begin with do-re-mi

 

 

(children) Do-re-mi,

Do-re-mi

The first three notes just happen to be

Do-re-mi, (children) do-re-mi

 

 

Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti

(spoken) Oh, let's see if I can make it easier

 

Doe, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

Sew, a needle pulling thread

La, a note to follow Sew

Tea, a drink with jam and bread

That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)

 

 

Maria and Children:

(Repeat above verse twice)

 

Maria: Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do

So-do!

 

Maria: (spoken) Now children, do-re-mi-fa-so and so on are only the tools we use to build a song. Once you have these notes in your heads, you can sing a million different tunes by mixing them up. Like this.

 

So Do La Fa Mi Do Re

(spoken) Can you do that?

Children: So Do La Fa Mi Do Re

Maria: So Do La Ti Do Re Do

Children: So Do La Ti Do Re Do

Maria:(spoken) Now, put it all together.

 

 

Maria and Children: So Do La Fa Mi Do Re, So Do La Ti Do Re Do

Maria: (spoken) Good! Brigitta: (spoken) But it doesn't mean anything.

Maria: (spoken) So we put in words. One word for every note. Like this.

 

When you know the notes to sing

You can sing most anything

 

(spoken) Together!

 

 

Maria and Children:

When you know the notes to sing

You can sing most anything

 

 

Doe, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

Sew, a needle pulling thread

La, a note to follow Sew

Tea, a drink with jam and bread

That will bring us back to Do

 

 

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do

Do Ti La So Fa Mi Re

 

 

Children: Do Mi Mi

Mi So So

Re Fa Fa

La Ti Ti

(Repeat above verse 4x as Maria sings)

 

Maria: When you know the notes to sing

You can sing most anything

 

 

Maria and Children: Doe, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

Sew, a needle pulling thread

La, a note to follow Sew

Tea, a drink with jam and bread

That will bring us back to

 

 

(sung at the same time by Maria and the children:)

 

Maria:

Do . . .

Re . . .

Mi . . .

Fa . . .

So . . .

La . . .

Ti . . .

Ti Do - oh - oh

 

 

children:

So Do

La Fa

Mi Do

Re

So Do

La Fa

La So Fa Mi Re

Ti Do --So Do

 

 

 

 

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Something Good

sung by Maria and the Captain

 

Maria: Perhaps I had a wicked childhood,

Perhaps I had a miserable youth.

But somewhere in my wicked, miserable past

There must've been a moment of truth.

For here you are, standing there,

Loving me.

Whether or not you should.

So, somewhere in my youth or childhood

I must have done something good.

Nothing comes from nothing

Nothing ever could

So somewhere in my youth or childhood

I must have done something good

 

 

Captain: So here you are standing there loving me

Whether or not you should

 

 

Maria: So, somewhere in my youth or childhood

I must have done something good

 

 

Both: Nothing comes from nothing

Nothing ever could

 

 

Maria: So somewhere in my youth...

 

 

Captain: ...Or childhood

 

 

Maria: I must have done something...

 

 

Both: ...Something good.

 

 

 

 

 

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Edelweiss

sung by the Captain, Maria, the Children and Chorus

 

 

 

 

Edelweiss...

Edelweiss...

Every morning you greet me

Small and white, clean and bright

You look happy to meet me

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow

Bloom and grow forever...

Edelweiss...

Edelweiss...

Bless my homeland forever...

Small and white, clean and bright

You look happy to meet me

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow

Bloom and grow forever...

Edelweiss...

Edelweiss...

Bless my homeland forever...

 

 

 

 

 

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So Long, Farewell

sung by the Children

 

 

 

 

Children: There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall

And the bells in the steeple too

And up in the nursery an absurd little bird

Is popping out to say "cuckoo"

Marta, Gretl, Brigitta: Cuckoo, cuckoo

 

 

Children: Marta, Gretl, Brigitta: Regretfully they tell us Cuckoo, cuckoo

 

But firmly they compel us Cuckoo, cuckoo

To say goodbye . . .

Marta, Gretl, Brigitta: Cuckoo!

Children: . . . to you

 

 

Children: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night

I hate to go and leave this pretty sight

 

 

Children: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu

Friedrich: Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu

 

 

Children: So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen

Liesl: I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne

 

 

Children: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

Kurt: I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye -- Goodbye!

Brigitta: I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie

Louisa: I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly

Gretl: The sun has gone to bed and so must I

 

 

Children: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

 

 

Guests: Goodbye!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 









Academy Awards

 

The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning in four categories.

Best Picture (Won)

Best Director – Robert Wise (Won)

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Julie Andrews (Nomination)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Peggy Wood (Nomination)

Best Art Direction (Nomination)

Best Costume Design (Nomination)

Best Sound (James Corcoran, Fred Hynes) (Won)

Best Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment (Won)

Best Cinematography (Nomination)

Best Film Editing (Won)

Golden Globe Awards

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Won)

Best Director of a Motion Picture (Nomination)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Julie Andrews (Won)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Peggy Wood (Nomination)

 


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