Doe A Deer

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Let's start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A-B-C
When you sing you begin with do-re-mi

Do-re-mi, do-re-mi
The first three notes just happen to be
Do-re-mi, do-re-mi

(Maria)
Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti

(spoken)
Let's see if I can make it easy

Chorus
Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)

(Everyone sings the Chorus twice)

(Maria)
Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do
So-do!

(spoken by Maria)
Now children, do-re-mi-fa-so and so on
are only the tools we use to build a song.
Once you have these notes in your heads,
you can sing a million different tunes by mixing them up.
Like this.

So Do La Fa Mi Do Re

(spoken)
Can you do that?

(Children sing)
So Do La Fa Mi Do Re

(Maria sings)
So Do La Ti Do Re Do

(Children sing)
So Do La Ti Do Re Do

(spoken by Maria)
Now, put it all together.

(Everyone sings)
So Do La Fa Mi Do Re, So Do La Ti Do Re Do

(spoken by Maria)
Good!

(spoken by Brigitta)
But it doesn't mean anything.

(spoken by Maria)
So we put in words. One word for every note. Like this.

When you know the notes to sing
You can sing most anything
[spoken]
Together!

(Everyone sings)
When you know the notes to sing
You can sing most anything

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
Do Ti La So Fa Mi Re

(Children sing)
Do Mi Mi
Mi So So
Re Fa Fa
La Ti Ti
(Maria sings the chorus while the children sing the verse above 4 times)

(Maria sings)
When you know the notes to sing
You can sing most anything

(Everyone sings)
Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to

(Everyone sings)
Do . . . So Do
Re . . . La Fa
Mi . . . Mi Do
Fa . . . Re
So . . . So Do
La . . . La Fa
Ti . . . La So Fa Mi Re
Ti Do - oh - oh Ti Do -- So Do

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Information About Doe A Deer

The official name is "Do-Re-Mi,' from the 1959 Rogers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music. ' The song is sung when Maria is teaching the Von Trapp children how to sing and introducing them to the notes of the major musical scale. Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein set the song so that each note of the scale is sung at the pitch it names.

Maria begins with the introduction: "We'll start at the very beginning. It's a very good place to start. When you read you begin with A-B-C. When you sing you begin with Do-Re-Mi".

The Doe a Deer song comes in the first act of the musical, helping Maria to break the children's wariness toward a new governess and overcome the gloom imposed by Captain Von Trapp on the household since the death of his wife. Mary Martin played the role of Maria in the Broadway musical, earning a Tony award for best actress, and the original cast recording is still available on CD. Most people are more familiar with the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews.

A popular cover of the Doe a Deer song was done by Alvin and the Chipmunks in the 1965 album "The Chipmunks Sing with Children".

The Julie Andrews recording is used for one of the most famous flash mobs ever staged at the train station in Antwerp, Belgium on March 23, 2009. The performance was a promotional stunt by a Belgian television station seeing someone to play Maria in a "The Sound of Music" production. It's said to have been done with only two rehearsals.

"The Sound of Music" remains the third highest grossing movie of all time among films in North America and fifth place worldwide, with earnings adjusted for inflation.

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This is a more condensed version

Let's start at
the very beginning,
A very good place to start.
When you read you begin with A-B-C;
When you sing you begin with do-re-mi.
Do-re-mi, do-re-mi -
The first three notes just happen to be
Do-re-mi, do-re-mi -

Doe, a deer, a female deer;
Ray, a drop of golden sun;
Me, a name I call myself;
Far, a long, long way to run!
Sew, a needle pulling thread;
La, a note to follow Sew;
Tea, a drink with jam and bread;
That will bring us back to Do (o -o -o)!

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62 Comments

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Ishani Pabasara, Sri lanka

28 August 2015 at 1:06am

api hari asai me sinduwata

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Ogade, Kumasi, Ghana

22 July 2015 at 2:37pm

Love it so much... very nice in every aspect

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Aghayemi Micki, Delta,Nigeria

20 July 2015 at 8:57pm

Wonderful song for a start of music lecture,GREAT!!!

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Veena Saxena, India

16 July 2015 at 3:16pm

I am singing this song from my very childhood... love it !!! I learnt it in Nazareth Academy, Gaya, India.

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SUGY, Malaysia

23 June 2015 at 2:11am

One of my favourite song during my chilhood...:-D

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MICKY MOUSE PHILIPPINES, United States Minor Outlying Islands

4 May 2015 at 11:55pm

When i first saw it was awesome and funny. The characters are cute with their bulging eyes.

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camille 12, United States

2 May 2015 at 5:45pm

by the way i love this song so much and the hole family love it!

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sadeem ayman, United States

1 May 2015 at 7:08pm

i like this song and all my sisters love it i repeat it again and again

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ramala Pariyar, darjeeling

28 March 2015 at 6:44am

Awesome rhymes loved it

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dorothy maneja, philippines

22 November 2014 at 6:18am

doe a deer like tamod

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bruce asto, tae

22 November 2014 at 6:17am

i love to sing

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anla boun, Pakistan

9 November 2014 at 7:29am

lovely

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sunita, india

7 November 2014 at 12:02am

Love to sing and my baby also love to hear.

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CHARLES, GHANA

26 September 2014 at 12:39pm

IT'S SIMPLY WOW! IT REALLY CONNECTS...

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Robyn ., Yanjiao, Hebei. PR China. Cambridge Primary School.

22 September 2014 at 5:03am

I am a lvl 1primary English language teacher , so glad to have found this classic here. Thank you so much!

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jhai tanangonan, Philippines

7 September 2014 at 2:20am

i love to sing!

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yasmin, 23 willham close

25 July 2014 at 10:16am

i love it i also sing this in my choir at school bye

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nehal, Hong Kong

20 July 2014 at 7:57am

Good

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Nandana . raj, India

5 November 2013 at 1:01pm

i learnt it in english

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nandana . raj, India

5 November 2013 at 12:59pm

the best tune

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