Do-Re-Mi

Album: The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965)
  • Let's start at the very beginning
    A very good place to start
    When you read you begin with A-be-see
    When you sing you begin with do-re-mi

    Do-re-mi, do-re-mi
    The first three notes just happen to be
    Do-re-mi, do-re-mi

    Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti
    Let's see if I can make it easy

    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)

    Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do
    So-do!

    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

    Can you do that?

    So Do La Fa Mi Do Re
    So Do La Ti Do Re Do
    So Do La Ti Do Re Do

    Now, put it all together

    So Do La Fa Mi Do Re, So Do La Ti Do Re Do

    Good!

    But it doesn't mean anything

    So we put in words
    One word for every note
    Like this

    When you know the notes to sing
    You can sing most anything
    Together!

    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

    Do Mi Mi
    Mi So So
    Re Fa Fa
    La Ti Ti

    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 So Do
    Re La Fa
    Mi Mi Do
    Fa Re
    So So Do
    La La Fa
    Ti La So Fa Mi Re
    Ti Do oh oh Ti Do So Do Writer/s: Oscar Ii Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 2nd 1965, the movie 'The Sound of Music' had its world premiere in New York City...
    The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five; 'Best Picture', 'Best Actress' {Julie Andrews}, 'Best Director' {Robert Wise}, 'Best Editing', and 'Best Musical Score'...
    On November 7th, 1965 the movie’s soundtrack album peaked at #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart…
    Three covered versions of songs from the film have made Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" by Tony Bennett {#74}, "Do-Re-Mi" by Mitch Miller {#70}, and "The Sound of Music" by Patti Page {#90}.
  • Cesarcosio from Guadalajara, Mexicoan excelent new version is now very popular trough youtube as a marketing promo at metro stations around the world
  • Cyberpope from Richmond, CanadaHomer Simpson's version:
    Dough. . . the stiff that buys me beer
    Ray. . . the guy who pous my beer
    Me. . . the guy who's drinking beer
    Fa. . . a long way rto go get beer
    So. . . I'll have another beer
    La. . . la la I'm drinking beer
    Tea. . . no thanks, I'm drinking beer
    . . .& that brings us back to (looks into empty beer mug) D'Oh!
  • Louise from Newcastle, United KingdomNot a huge fan of this musical, but this was cute.
  • Miguel from Guayaquil, South AmericaIt's not Guuido D'Abruzzo... It's Guido D'Arezzo. And it's not the Ode to Phyllis, it's the Saint John's Anthem...
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhIf the song is indeed used for music instruction, it's probably the only instructional song written by a major Broadway songwriting team. The copyrights must be interesting.
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