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The Best Of Broadway: Sound Of Music album at Amazon.com
Cast of 'The Sound of Music''s, "How Can Love Survive?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I cannot die like a meal for you
The Real Lyrics:
I cannot die like Camille for you.
The Story: This really grossed me out when I was a kid. How does cannibalism figure into The Sound of Music? - Submitted by: Carol
Cast of 'The Sound of Music''s, "So Long, Fairwell"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So long, fairwell, are we to say good night?
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
So long, fairwell, are we to say Nadieu?
Nadieu, nadieu, to yeu and yeu and yeu
So long, fairwell, oh what are we to say?
I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne?
So long, fairwell, are we to say goodbye?
I lee vand hee va siyandsay goodbye -- Goodbye!
The Real Lyrics:
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodnight
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 -- Goodbye!
The Story: I always loved this song, but when I was little, (and before I learned French or had any understanding of languages other than English), I was sure that these were the words. It wasn't until the internet came along and I started hunting for the lyrics to my favorite songs that I discovered I was wrong!
I had no idea that what I thought was "are we to say" was actually "auf wiedersehen", and German for goodbye! - Submitted by: Tammy

There are more Cast of 'The Sound of Music' misheard lyrics available.

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