Julie Andrews Changes Her Tune at 70

Julie Andrews and My Favourite Things

To celebrate her recent 70th birthday Julie Andrews of The Sound of Music fame gave a surprise performance at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

And as might be expected, one of the numbers performed was ever-popular ‘My Favourite Things’.

What wasn’t so expected though was the new lyrics the famous Septuagenarian substituted! As listed here:


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.

Cadillac’s  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.


And the audience’s response to her tongue-in-cheek improvisation?

Those who were present at the night report that Ms. Andrews received a four minute standing ovation, plus multiple encore requests!

See below for video of original version (with original lyrics):

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