The Sound of Music

Maria
My day in the hills has come to an end, I know
The sun has come out to tell me it's time to go
But deep in the dark green shadows
Are voices that urge me to stay
So I pause and I wait and I listen
For one more sound, for one more lovely thing
That the hills might say...

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


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 chappel 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 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
O 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 can 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 and 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
O how do you solve a problem like Maria
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand


I Have Confidence

Maria
What will this day be like, I wonder
What will my future be, I wonder
It could be so exciting
To be out to the world, to be free
My heart should be wildly rejoicing
Oh, what's the matter with me
I've always long for adventure
To do the things I've never dared
And here I'm pleasing adventure
Then why am I so scared
A captain with seven children
What's so fearsome about that

Oh, I must stop this doubts, all this 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'm almost certain
Everything will turn out find
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's healthy
All I trust I leave 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


Sixteen Going on Seventeen

Rolf
You wait little girl on an empty stage
For fate will 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 rogues 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'm 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


My Favourite Things

Maria
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittensv Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things
Cream coloured ponnies and crisp apple streudles
Doorbells and slaybells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favourite things
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winter that melts into spring
These are a few of my favourite things
When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad


Do Re Mi

Maria
Let's start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with

Gretl
A B C

Maria
When you sing you begin with Do Re Mi

Children
Do re mi

Maria
Do Re Mi
The first three notes just happen to be
Do Re Mi

Children
Do Re Mi

Maria
Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti
Oh, let's see if I can make it easier...mmm...

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 so
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

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 so
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

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 so
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

Maria
Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, So Do

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
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
Good...

Brigitta
But it doesn't mean anything

Maria
So we put in words
One word at every note, like this...
When you know the notes to sing
You can sing most anything
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 so
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

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

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 so
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

Maria
Do
Re
Mi
Fa
So
La
Ti
Ti Do...o...o
Children
So Do
La Fa
Mi Do
Re
So Do
La Fa
La So Fa Mi Re
Ti Do... So Do


The Sound of Music

Children
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

Captain Von Trapp
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 musicv And I'll sing once more


The Lonely Goatherd

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

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

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
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 . . .

Brigitta
One little girl in a pale pink coat heard

Maria
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hoo hoo

Brigitta
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
Soon the duet will become a trio

Maria
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Maria and the Children
Odl lay ee, odl 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

Children
Hoo


Edelweiss

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


So Long, Farewell

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
Regretfully they tell us
But firmly they compel us
To say goodbye
To you...
Marta, Gretl, Brigitta
Cuckoo, cuckoo
Cuckoo, cuckoo
Cuckoo

Children
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night

Marta
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
Yes?

Captain
No!

Children
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good bye

Kurt
I leave and heave a sigh and say good bye
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, good bye
Good bye, good bye, good bye...

Guests
Goodbye...


Climb Every Mountain

Mother Abbess
Climb every mountain
Search high and low
Follow every by-way
Every path you know

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every 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 every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your dream


Something Good

Maria
Perhaps I had a wicked childhood
Perhaps I had a miserable youth
But somewhere in my wicked, miserable past
There must have been a moment of truth
For here you are, standing there, loving me
Whether or not you should
But 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
For 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

Maria and Captain
Nothing comes from nothing
Nothing ever could

Maria
So somewhere in my youth

Captain
Or childhood

Maria
I must have done something...

Maria and Captain
Something good

Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Reprise)

Maria
You are sixteen going on seventeen
Waiting for life to start
Somebody kind who touches your mind
Will suddenly touch your heart

Liesl
When that happens, after it happens
Nothing is quite the same
Somehow I know I'll jump up and go
If ever he calls my name

Maria
Gone are your old ideas of life
The old ideas grow dim
Lo and behold you're someone's wife
And you belong to him
You may think this kind of adventure
Never may come to you
Darling sixteen going on seventeen
Wait a year...

Liesl
I'll wait a year...

Maria
Just wait a year

Maria and Liesl
Or two...


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