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Melinda’s Brew : Some of My Favorite Things

Melinda’s Brew : Some of My Favorite Things

Songwriting is a gift. Some people have it. Some don’t. I don’t. Parodying songs is a gift. Some people have it. Some don’t. I don’t. That doesn’t stop me from trying my hand at it, however. (Well, maybe it should πŸ˜‰ ) We find ourselves in the midst of the holiday season, and I couldn’t resist giving a parody a try — Star Wars Style. πŸ˜‰ I may have s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d some lines out a bit … all so they’d rhyme. (lol) It seems to me I need not reveal the tune to which my ditty should be “sung”, but if you need help figuring it out, simply refer to the first paragraph that follows my “rendition”.

Ewoks gathered ’round campfires and tall growing worshyyr trees,

The high-flying Falcon and speeders across the Dune Sea,

Then there is Luke on Dagobah, and watching him swing,

These are a few of my favorite things.

The Jedi, the Clones and even Jar Jar,

Their lightsabers, their blasters they take into war,

Don’t even get me going on fast-flying X-wings,

These are a few of my favorite things.

Sand grains on dewbacks and tall lumbering rontos,

Domed astromech droids and golden 3PO,

Deep frozen Hoth winters that don’t melt into spring,

These are a few of my favorite things.

When Vader appears; When interrogator droid needles sting;

When Palpatine is being oh-so-bad!

I simply remember my favorite things

And then I don’t feel so sad.

πŸ™‚

(I never claimed it would be good! πŸ˜‰ )

Thank you, thank you, thank you Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) for creating a memorable lilt that even I could parody … somewhat. πŸ˜‰ It is beyond my ken as to why “The Sound of Music’s” classic became a holiday song, but it now has found itself ensconced in holiday repertoires forever. Maybe the lines “brown paper packages tied up with string” and “snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes” have something to do with “My Favorite Things” working its way into the holiday music lineup. Who knows … but it is a good song. πŸ™‚

I woke up this morning with the jingle swimming around in my head, and started substituting Star Wars images for the classic lines. One thing led to another … and this is what I came up with. I hope all of you who have a love of music, Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals and/or are honest-to-goodness songwriters will forgive me my foray into this realm. I don’t think I’ll be trying this again anytime soon. πŸ˜‰ It was fun, however, and I thank you for humoring me. πŸ™‚

I hope you have been enjoying this very special holiday season. It isn’t over yet! Please have a safe, fun-filled New Year’s Eve, and may 2015 be filled with wonderful surprises! See you next year! πŸ™‚

Happy New Year!

MTFBWY πŸ™‚

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13 Comments

  1. Veerle
    December 30, 2014 at 16:15 Reply

    Hihi, just sang your lyrics out loud. Don’t stop now, this could be a thing! ‘Star Wars Sing-a-longs’ for everyone

    1. Melinda
      December 30, 2014 at 20:51 Reply

      Star Wars Sing-Alongs would be wonderful! But I’ll leave the songwriting to those who are more adept at it. lol

      Happy New Year, Veerle! And to your family, too! I hope 2015 will be magical for you all!

      MTFBWY πŸ™‚

      1. Veerle
        December 31, 2014 at 16:05 Reply

        Thank you, Melinda. And we wish you a wonderful 2015 as well, sparked with lots of Star Wars excitement of course

  2. Jon
    December 30, 2014 at 20:06 Reply

    Nice πŸ™‚

    1. Melinda
      December 31, 2014 at 15:42 Reply

      Thank you, Jon. πŸ™‚ I tried. πŸ˜‰

      Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  3. Kathy Griffee
    January 2, 2015 at 21:53 Reply

    I love it! And I was singing it too πŸ™‚

    1. Melinda
      January 5, 2015 at 08:23 Reply

      I heard you! And enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

      Thanks, Kathy!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Becca Benjamin
    January 4, 2015 at 18:31 Reply

    Now that made me smile, thank you! πŸ™‚
    Must admit, that’s one of my favorites as well and even more so now.

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday season πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

    1. Melinda
      January 5, 2015 at 08:26 Reply

      I’m glad my ditty brought a smile to your face, Becca. πŸ™‚

      It has been a happy holiday season — thank you for asking πŸ™‚ — and I’m looking forward to 2015. πŸ™‚

      MTFBWY πŸ™‚

  5. Randy Therio
    January 5, 2015 at 10:53 Reply

    Awesome idea! Made me want to get the guitar out and give it a whirl. Think I might try the same thing with “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. Or…..maybe not.

    1. Melinda
      January 7, 2015 at 10:07 Reply

      That would be so cool! πŸ™‚ I hope you do give it a try! πŸ˜€

  6. Tommy Mac aka "DJ Maul"
    January 9, 2015 at 17:43 Reply

    I always love a good song parody.

    And it’s nice to know I’m not the only human being on the plant that scratches their head and wonders when they hear “My Favorite Things” on the overhead at the mall during the holiday season.

    1. Melinda
      January 12, 2015 at 10:05 Reply

      I’m in good company, deej. πŸ™‚

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