Doe A Deer

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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.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

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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20 July 2014 at 7:57am


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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

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19 September 2013 at 9:58pm

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19 September 2013 at 9:34pm

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Bob Ross lover, United States

19 September 2013 at 9:33pm

The people singing it sound weird

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Amani, Egypt

25 August 2013 at 4:32pm

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Peter Pan, Malawi

12 March 2013 at 1:16am

Nice. Wasn't it from "The Sound of Music?"

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Fenwick Lumen, India

9 March 2013 at 1:15pm

It's an incredible song

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Homer Simpson, United States

13 January 2013 at 4:05pm

D'oh! A deer! A female deer!

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27 October 2012 at 4:00am

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Dariann, Canada

25 October 2012 at 11:37pm

Pretty nice

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Thomas And Paul, United Kingdom

15 October 2012 at 6:18pm

It is a very good ryhme

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14 October 2012 at 7:25am

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Wienny, Philippines

14 October 2012 at 7:21am

so nice i wanna sing that

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9 October 2012 at 1:35pm

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Kate;), Ireland

7 October 2012 at 7:31pm

I LOVE this song one day the teacher taught us a song and she asked us did we know the song Doe A Deer.I didn't and I wanted to join,in so after school I found this website and now I know this song perfectly without any lyrics! I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!

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Michael, United States

20 April 2012 at 3:07pm

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4 March 2012 at 5:31pm


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19 February 2012 at 4:11pm

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