Our home is alive with “The Sound of Music.” As in S. (3 1/2) imagining that he is the latest incarnation of Miss Julie Andrews, complete with spinning around the living room with his arms out, a la the opening scenes of the movie.
Maybe you were so lucky as to be serenaded with “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria” in the ladies’ room at the Museum of Fine Arts the other day.
Which leads to the latest in the misheard lyrics file. Everyone knows the number, “So Long, Farewell,” where the annoyingly sweet von Trapp children sing goodnight to the grownups at the party in impossibly perfect harmony and sugary cuteness (which weirdly leads to the adults all singing back “goodniiiiiiiight” in impossibly perfect and synchronized harmony).
And they are so clever, they sing “goodnight” in multiple languages, “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodnight . . .”
My little Julie Andrews was running around the house the other day singing,
So long, farewell, and Peter says goodnight.
Okay, so maybe “auf wiedersehen” isn’t the easiest word to understand.