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Here are the The Sound of Music lyrics to all the songs from the movie, in the order that they were sung, and by whom. If you are planning to hold your own Sound of Music Singalong Party,then it will help to have the Sound of Music movie lyrics printed and ready to give to your guests when they arrive.


The Sound of Music (Maria)
Maria (the Nuns)
I Have Confidence in Me (Maria)
Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Rolf and Liesl)
My Favorite Things (Maria)
Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Mother Abbess)
The Lonely Goatherd (Maria and the Children)
Do-Re-Mi (Maria and the Children)
Something Good (Maria and the Captain)
Edelweiss (the Captain)
So Long, Farewell (the Children)


Here are the Sound of Music words to all the songs in the movie:



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




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?





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!




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





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)




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




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!





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




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.




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...




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!


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