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#116549 - 10 Jul 11 17:46 Still Remember this Songs?

Still remember the movie "The Sound of Music"..? Well, here is the song Maria sang together with Captain Von Trapp's children on a hill.

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)


#116550 - 10 Jul 11 18:01 Re: Still remember This song? [Re: ]

And here is the Edelweiss song lyrics in two versions, Germany language and English...



Musik: Richard Rodgers
Text: Oscar Hammerstein
Deutsch: Unbekannt

Edelweiß, Edelweiß,
Du grüßt mich jeden Morgen,
Sehe ich dich,
Freue ich mich,
Und vergess' meine Sorgen.
Schmücke das Heimatland,
Schön und weiß,
Blühest wie die Sterne.
Edelweiß, Edelweiß,
Ach, ich hab dich so gerne.


Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein
Musical: "The Sound of Music"

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.

NOTE: The German and English versions of the "Edelweiss" song lyrics below are provided for educational use only. No infringement of copyright is implied or intended. The English lyrics below are the original Hammerstein version, not a translation of the German. The author of the German version is unknown to us.


Edited by Woinashi (10 Jul 11 18:05)

#116551 - 10 Jul 11 18:07 Re: Still remember This song? [Re: ]

The first thing you need to know about the song "Edelweiss" is that it is not an Austrian or German song. The only thing "German" about "Edelweiss" is its title and the Alpine flower itself.

The song was written and composed by two Americans: Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (words). Hammerstein did have a German heritage, but the song is strictly American. (Hammerstein's grandfather, Oscar Hammerstein I, was born in Sceczin, Pommerania in 1848, the eldest son of a German-speaking, Jewish family.)

In the film version, Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) sings an emotional version of "Edelweiss," which may have contributed to the false idea that it is the Austrian national anthem.

The second thing you need to know about the song "Edelweiss" is that it is virtually unknown in Austria, as is the classic film "The Sound of Music." Although Salzburg makes a good living by exploiting the film, the Austrian city's tourist customers for "The Sound of Music" tours include very few Austrians or Germans.


#116552 - 10 Jul 11 18:21 Re: Still remember This song? [Re: ]

I watched the movie six time when my age was 10 yearsold. I loved it so much... smile

#116553 - 10 Jul 11 18:30 Re: Still remember This song? [Re: ]

The Sound of Music Lyrics

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


#116554 - 10 Jul 11 18:36 Re: Still remember This song? [Re: ]

any original DVD of The Sound of Music in Indonesia...? How lucky to have it...

#116558 - 11 Jul 11 09:21 Re: Still remember This song? [Re: ]
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you have the original DVD for Titanic. isn't that enough? how many love stories can a person take?
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated

#116562 - 11 Jul 11 17:58 Re: Still remember This song? [Re: KuKuKaChu]

Quoting: KuKuKaChu
you have the original DVD for Titanic. isn't that enough?

The folder which keeps my Titanic original DVD seems with Arjuna presently.

Quoting: KuKuKaChu
how many love stories can a person take?

It's not about cupid, but about beauty, songs and a family's struggle for survive.

basically I love songs and chorus since my childhood.

And look at the hill. Can you imagine how feels being there? It must be great! The scene along Maria's way to von Trapp's mansion is so gorgeous also... a mountain with many conifers. So european and so clean. Gorgeous indeed. And the white gazebo where Liesl always met her lover Rolf in the house's yard is so beautiful with trees surrounding. Von Trapp's mansion has a great scene with a river (or lake?) on side and a big garden on other side.

I like best, the scene of a family's loving togetherness attached here.

I like best and so impressed with the constrict scene when Von Trapp's struggle to keep his wife and children survive from Germany's plan bombing their mansion cause of Rolf's betrayal as apparently he is a Germany spion skirted to the Austrian Captain family. So heartwarming... And I admired von Trapp indeed!

The best of all is that the movie is based on true story. It feels like I am eager to meet the von Trapp family in person...




#116572 - 14 Jul 11 17:33 Life Is Beautiful [Re: ]

It's great movie. Based on true story also. A heartwarming movie... the ending makes you drop your tears.

Guido Orefice, a young Italian Jew, arrives in Arezzo, where he plans to set up a bookstore, taking a job as a waiter at his uncle's hotel.

Dora, however, comes from a wealthy, aristocratic, non-Jewish Italian family. Dora's mother wants her to marry a well-to-do civil servant, but Dora falls instead for Guido where he ends up stealing her away at her engagement party from her aristocratic and arrogant fiancé.

Guido and Dora marry and have a son, Giosuè. Despite being surrounded by rampant misery, sickness and death in the World War II, Giosuè does not question this fiction because of his father's convincing performance and his own innocence.

Both the beginning and ending of the film are narrated by an older Giosuè recalling his father's story of sacrifice for his family.

I watched this movie once.


#116603 - 21 Jul 11 16:51 Re: Life Is Beautiful [Re: ]

the men are admirable. mostly men sacrifice his family for his own fun/lust. but they even tried their best for their family...

#117301 - 18 Jan 12 16:37 Morning Has Broken [Re: ]

As Sung by Cat Stevens
lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day


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