Julie Andrews & her AARP version of ‘My Favorite Things’

These are a few of my favorite things...The words to the Sound of Music theme song are familiar to anyone my age as the film hit the theatres in 1965. I was eight years old and thought Julie Andrews was the prettiest girl in the world.

Flash forward 45 years.  Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Radio City Music Hall on her 69th birthday to share a version of the famous song but, rewritten so as to be more in tune with the AARP crowd. Julie Andrews fans were there for an AARP benefit. Yes, I would have written senior citizen across my forehead to get an opportunity to hear Ms. Andrews sing.

I agree with Karen from Red Hot Mammas. The song is even funnier if you sing it instead of just reading along. Go on. Double dog dare you.

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 ,and 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 hot 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 shrunken 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.

I found coverage of the event and the new lyrics in a article written by the President of Red Hot Mamas, Karen Giblin. I also subscribe to the RedHotMamas Newsletter. I highly recommend it. It is filled with information* important to us- red hot mamas. Can I be a hot pink mama? I love pink.
*Their newsletter is full of information we haven’t  already read in Publix check out line. I found out menopause affected eyes. I have been having a terrible time with my eyes.

LT tried to blame it on my addiction to Doodle Jump– which btw I have decked out in a space suit and we are whizzing up through the galaxies for our points.

I may have to add Doodle Jump to the list of MY favorite things.

photo courtesy of moviedataindex


  1. I love this aging song sung by Julie, is it possible to get a CD of this or even better a CDG for Karaoke, our 50th class reunion is coming up, we want to sing this, cannot do the words without the music. Will be anxious to hear from you, so hope you can help us out.


    Margaret Martin

  2. I already made a comment, would love to have this song on CD


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