Re: Cohousing Songs to share?
From: Richard Gravrok (
Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 15:46:58 -0700 (PDT)
Hello, as we get older, this is one to share from Julie Andrews...

"My Favourite Things" - A Parody by Julie Andrews

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 favourite things.

Cadillac's 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 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 pains, 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.


When actress/vocalist Julie Andrews turned 69 on October 1, 2004, (born
1935) she commemorated her birthday with a special appearance at Manhattan's
Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical
numbers she performed was a parody of "My Favourite Things" from the
legendary movie "The Sound Of Music."

Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four
minutes and repeated encores. Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and
humour with others who would appreciate it.

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]> wrote:

> Hi all!
> Over the years some really cool cohousing songs have been written to
> popular tunes e.g. "There's no housing like cohousing..." set to the
> music of "There's no business like show business..."  There's also one
> out there somewhere set to the music of "'Tis a Gift to Be Simple."
> I have an upcoming event for which I want folks to sing various
> cohousing songs.  Do you have the lyrics to either of the songs
> mentioned above OR do you have another cohousing song?  Love to have
> the lyrics and the tune!
> I searched the archives because I thought this had come up in the past
> but the search did not produce anything.
> Anyone out there with any cohousing tunes to share?
> Best --
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church VA
> 703 663 3911
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