The first time I heard the term “la” I was entranced. It was within a song that completely captivated me at the tender age of five, and has continued to enchant me ever since. On New Year’s Day, my gorgeous Jack humoured me by hosting me and some friends of ours for the BBC showing of “The Sound Of Music”. How I love him!
Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: LA. I could not really go without mentioning how I first discovered the “la” – could I?
Is it embarrassing that at a moment’s notice I could sing the entire score of “The Sound Of Music”? As can most of my family and a core group of my friends I grew up with!
This particular track has wonderful scenes where they mix up the “Do-Re-Mi” theme and in delightful harmony an eruption of joyful singing cascades around the streets of Saltsburg. I know every word off by heart.
Even now, the thought of that gorgeous film makes happiness ripple through me! They just do not make films like they used to. But I don’t mind that. It is an utter pleasure to sit down and anticipate the opening bars from one of the most gorgeous films ever produced. (Although, I will admit, we do not stay on the sofa for long, we jump to our feet and sing and dance whenever impelled.)
Hollywood, although I despise you in so many ways, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for “The Sound Of Music”.
DO – a deer, a female deer
RE – a drop of golden sun
MI – a name, I call myself
FA – a long long way to run
SO – a needle pulling thread
LA – a note to follow SO
TI – a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to DO
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 would bring us back to DO!
Do, a deer, a female dear
RE, a drop of golden sun
MI, a name, I call myself
FA, a long long way to run
SO, a needle pulling thread
LA, a note to follow SO
TI, a drink with jam and bread
That would bring us back to DO…
Written By: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein (2nd)