So Long Farewell from The Sound Of Music

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The first time this song appears on The Sound of Music it is the Von Trapp Family children singing goodnight to the guests at their party.

But later in the movie ‘So Long, Farewell’ is sang by Maria and The Captain when they have to part ways.

It is one of the last songs written by Oscar Hammerstein II, who died 9 months after the play opened.

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There´s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say “cuckoo”
Cuckoo, cuckoo
Regretfully they tell us Cuckoo, cuckoo
But firmly they compel us Cuckoo, cuckoo
To say goodbye
To you
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu
So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen
I´d like to stay and taste my first champagne
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye
I´m glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
The sun has gone to bed and so must I
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Songwriters: Oscar Ii Hammerstein / Richard Rodgers
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