My Favorite Things

MyFaveThings

PROFILE
Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein
Year Written 1959
About My Favorite Things
“My Favorite Things” is, of course, from The Sound of Music. In the Broadway production, the song was introduced by Mary Martin and sung in the office of the Mother Abbess before Maria leaves to become governess for the von Trapp family. In the film, where it was sung by Julie Andrews, the song was moved to a scene with the children, when there is a storm and Maria sings the song to the children so that they won’t be too scared.

Lyrics

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 strudels
Door bells 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.

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 strudels
Door bells 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

Session / Album Information

1968

“My Favorite Things” was recorded on October 1, 1968 and released that year on the album Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album. It was arranged by Robert Farnon.

This recording released on:

  • 1968: Columbia 45: 4-44688
  • 1968: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9739 — Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album
  • 1969: CBS LP 12″: 63782 — Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album (UK)
  • 1969: CBS LP 12″: 63612 — Greatest Hits, Volume II (UK)
  • 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9814 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits, Vol. IV
  • 1970: Columbia 45: AE 28
  • 1972: Columbia Special Products LP 12″: P 11406 — Tony Bennett and His Friends “Over The Holidays”
  • 1976: Warwick LP 12″: PR 5021 — The Very Best Of Tony Bennett: 20 Greatest Hits [UK]
  • 1976: Warwick/CBS LP 12″: CBS 5021 — The Very Best Of Tony Bennett: 20 Greatest Hits [UK]
  • 1993: Columbia House Music Collection CD: 2C2 8221 — The Great American Composers: Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • 1994: Columbia CD: CK 66459 — Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album
  • 2002: Columbia/Legacy CD: 86634 — The Essential Tony Bennett
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 84779 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits Of The ’60s
  • 2008: Columbia/RPM/Legacy CD: 731397 — The Essential Tony Bennett [Limited Edition 3.0]
  • 2011: Disc #37 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK36) Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album

2000

“My Favorite Things” was recorded on December 21, 2000  with Vanessa Williams and Placido Domingo; it was released the following year on Our Favorite Things. It was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 2011: Disc #66 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK64) Our Favorite Things

2004

“My Favorite Things” was recorded in 2004 and released in 2008 for A Swingin’ Christmas. It was arranged by Bill Holman.

This recording released on:

  • 2008: RPM Records/Columbia CD: 732250 — A Swingin’ Christmas
  • 2011: Disc #73 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK71) A Swingin’ Christmas

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