My favorite things

My Favorite Things is a popular show tune, originally from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

My Favorite Things (Sound of Music)


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song: My favorite things
  • Album: Chinese Wall
  • Published: 1959
  • Genre: Musical
  • Composer: Richard Rodgers
  • Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II

Interesting information about the song

The story of Maria Augusta von Trapp served as an inspiration for the musical. The lyrics to the song are a reference to things Maria loves, such as "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens". These are the things she selects to fill her mind with when times are bad.

The video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Expressions that may be useful to students:

  • Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favorite things
  • When the dog bites
    When the bee stings
    When I'm feeling sad
    I simply remember my favorite things
    And then I don't feel so bad.

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here