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Sound of Music Do-Re-Mi

Guess the lyrics that go with each note in the scale.
Quiz by fullmoon11
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First submittedAugust 6, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 4, 2018
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Lyrics
Do
A deer, a female deer
Re
A drop of golden sun
Mi
A name I call myself
Fa
A long long way to run
Sol
A needle pulling thread
La
A note to follow So
Ti
A drink with jam and bread
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level 25
Aug 30, 2012
how did you get that picture in the corner
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level 33
Aug 30, 2012
I didn't lol, it just appeared
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level ∞
Aug 30, 2012
I put the picture in, since this quiz is due to be featured on the front page. Front page = you get a picture!
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level 2
Nov 4, 2013
I wish my quizzes had pictures:( PUT ME ON FRONT PAGE!!!
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level 51
Feb 15, 2014
I wish I had a front page quiz.....check mine out please
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level 58
May 6, 2016
LOL manchester you now have 4
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level 25
Aug 30, 2012
do you know the best quiz you have taken on here
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level 33
Aug 30, 2012
I wouldn't say the "best" but my favourite is the Countries of the World
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level 2
Nov 4, 2013
I tried that one. Turns out, I don't know all the countries!!!
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level 43
Sep 12, 2012
D'oh, I think I need more beer Ray, the guy who sells me beer...
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level 38
Oct 3, 2015
LOL
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level 58
Jun 6, 2016
Me, where the beer all goes Fa, how long I have to run
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level 78
May 31, 2019
So, I'll have another beer, La, I'll have another beer, Tea, no thanks, I'm having beer... And I think the first one is "Dough the stuff that buys me beer", right? These should definitely be type-ins.
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level 68
Sep 12, 2012
I'm relieved, happy nay delighted that I knew none of these
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level 10
Sep 12, 2012
Ugh people like you do not understand good music! :( shame on you
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level 2
Nov 4, 2013
I LOVE THIS SONG!!!
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level 28
Feb 7, 2014
That just sounds like ignorance speaking.
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level 61
Jul 3, 2019
Is it shameful to know music from a classic like The Sound of Music? I can see not wanting to know all of the lyrics to a Justin Bieber song, but this one is a classic.
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level 84
Sep 12, 2012
Why a Swiss flag?
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level 33
Sep 12, 2012
I don't know why the Swiss flag... If I'm not mistaken, it takes place in Germany?
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level 23
Nov 5, 2018
It is set in Austria
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level 78
May 31, 2019
they are trying to escape there. Interesting fact they tell you on the tour, If they did go West over the mountains from where they are, they would have reached the German border and a large Nazi outpost. The real family took didn't go anywhere near the hills as they went south first.
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level 25
Sep 12, 2012
I'd always thought for Re it was "a tropi-golden sun". Good to know the lyrics finally! :P
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level 2
Nov 4, 2013
Amen!!!
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level 50
Jun 13, 2014
I thought it was 'a drop of falling sun'. Silly me.
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level 15
Sep 12, 2012
Sound of Music took place in Austria, change the flag please!
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level 2
Nov 4, 2013
I KNOW!!!
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level 22
Sep 12, 2012
FINALLY a quiz that makes me feel smart !
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level 61
Sep 14, 2012
Done with 1:23 to spare!
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level 18
Sep 14, 2012
1:25 left!! Yeah! Could have done it faster if i was a better typer.
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level 20
Nov 13, 2012
Just singing the song in my head XD!
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level 6
Apr 5, 2013
same!!
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level 2
Nov 4, 2013
Same for me too!
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level 36
Dec 27, 2012
The names of the notes are taken from solfège (also solfeggio or sol-fa). It isn't So, it's Sol.
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level 2
Nov 4, 2013
Really? Odd...
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level 46
Feb 13, 2013
"So" should be changed to "Sol." The movie, and the real life story on which it is based, took place in Salzburg, Austria. The family escaped Austria to Switzerland, and ultimately ended up in America.
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level 58
Jul 23, 2015
Why hasn't anyone pointed out that, regardless of the correct spelling of Sol in the Solfege scale, it must be So in the song lyrics because "Sol - a needle pulling thread" doesn't make any sense! It must be So because it has to sound like Sew. Please change it back!
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level 70
Feb 23, 2017
Why is calm always one directional? Can't somebody calm up if they choose?
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level 59
May 30, 2019
Everybody, calm up!
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level 71
May 30, 2019
Maybe it should be calm down and *clam* up
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level 41
Mar 26, 2013
Just sang this the whole way through. I love it !!
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level 6
Apr 5, 2013
damn! a had a longer way to run for "fa"
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level 44
Apr 28, 2013
How did so many people miss "La?" Also, the other people commenting on this are correct, by proper solfege spellings, it ought to be "sol."
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level 43
Feb 12, 2014
people are missing La because they're probably British like me and tried "A song I like to sing." rather than "A note to follow So." I personally had never heard the second version, I'm assuming its an American thing. Great Quiz though.
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level 72
Jul 18, 2018
Maybe Julie Andrews is too American for them.
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level 15
Jul 14, 2013
Got 100%. :¬)
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level 15
Aug 31, 2013
Sol is the correct way to do it, but If I'm not mistaken (which I might well be, I've only seen it once), in the movie they actually say "so". (Unless the ´l´ is supposed to be silent, in which case, please disregard this.)
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level 67
Sep 18, 2017
This is the first time I've ever seen it as "sol."
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level 34
Dec 16, 2013
Hm, and I had always thought it was 'a longer way to run'.
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level 66
May 14, 2014
How many people sang this song as they typed the lyrics in? :D
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level 76
Jul 23, 2015
Probably everyone who knows the song.
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level 80
Apr 9, 2015
When I was a kid, I always thought that "ti" was "a drink with Jan and Fred." Never could figure out who they were.
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level 76
Jun 18, 2015
Looking into it, it seems that the "official" spellings of many of the note names depends on whom you ask. (Look up 'Tonic sol-fa,' and 'Solfege' for a lot more than you probably ever cared to know.) Sol also sometimes is rendered so or soh, while Do is sometimes rendered doh. And, there are a number of other variations...
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level 79
Jul 23, 2015
No, no, no...you have the lyrics all wrong. This is what it's supposed to be; DO...... the stuff... that buys me beer... RAY..... the guy that sells me beer... ME...... the guy... who drinks the beer, FAR..... a long way to get beer... SO...... I'll have another beer... LA...... I'll have another beer... TEA..... no thanks, I'm drinking beer... That will bring us back to... (Looks into an empty glass) D'OH!
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level 61
Jul 23, 2015
I am very happy someone else thought of this immediately as well.
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level 49
Oct 25, 2017
Made me laugh so hard it made me cry.
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level 56
May 30, 2019
These are the only lyrics I could think of, lol!
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level 68
Jul 23, 2015
Why is there a picture of the Swiss cross when the Von Trapp family was Austrian?
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level 72
Dec 9, 2016
I wonder what country they escaped to from Austria, if only someone would write it in the comments.
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level 70
Feb 23, 2017
I believe they fled to Botswana.
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level 71
May 30, 2019
I was going to say Swaziland and then remember it doesn't exist anymore :(
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level 63
Jul 23, 2015
Ti - A drink with german bread... Wait, that wasn't right.
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level 56
Jul 23, 2015
It really should not be the Swiss Flag as the family came from Austria and the film takes place there. It is only at the end that they reach the Swiss border but the entire film is all about AUSTRIA.
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level 76
Jul 23, 2015
A long, long way to run. Run. Run. NOT go, NOT walk, NOT trod, NOT travel...and that brings me back to d'oh!
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level 59
Jul 23, 2015
Can you please make it so that those of us who type in "Sol" get the same credit as those who type in "So" for the second to last line ? The "L" at the end of "Sol" is silent and should be spelled properly as "Sol" I believe. thanks
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level 62
Apr 7, 2016
It makes no difference. To type "Sol" you have type "So", so you'll get the answer before you hit the L.
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level 34
Jul 23, 2015
Shouldn't the answer for La be "a note to follow Sol" ?
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level 58
Jul 24, 2015
It says Sol instead of So
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level 70
Feb 23, 2017
Sol what?
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level 20
Jul 25, 2015
its just so not sol
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level 13
Jul 25, 2015
Why is there a Swiss flag? Aren't the from Austria🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹
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level 70
Feb 23, 2017
Actually, the family was from Bhutan, but the film takes place in the Kamchatka region of Russia. At the end, they all get beamed up to the Starship Enterprise, which flies directly over Swiss airspace. Hence, the flag of Switzerland. (I can't believe I have to explain this stuff)
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level 56
May 30, 2019
No.
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level 40
Jul 26, 2015
Isn't the Sound of Music Austrian?
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level 24
Aug 12, 2015
1:25 to spare :D
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level 69
Feb 6, 2016
Never heard of this film
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level 62
Jun 4, 2019
It's a classic.
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level 77
Apr 5, 2016
dang it....tried "a note that follows Sol" close but no cigar
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level 62
Apr 7, 2016
The modern spelling is more commonly So. But the main thing that annoys me is that the word is spelt differently in both places in the quiz. Just burn the whole website down and start again.
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level 70
Feb 23, 2017
Finally, the voice of reason!
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level 18
Apr 18, 2016
a drink with jam and bread (and jam and jam and bread and bread and jam and bread and jam and bread and jam, jam and bread and bread and jam)
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level 70
Feb 23, 2017
I thought it was "spam and bread". Dang! Confused Sound of Music with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Honest mistake anybody could make.
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level 45
Dec 27, 2016
I LOVE THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
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level 39
Jan 12, 2017
This is too easy. 7/7
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level 72
Jul 18, 2018
Seamstresses must work in solariums.
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level 61
Sep 3, 2018
I don't get the everlasting hype about this movie. Please don't hate me. :)
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level 65
Oct 24, 2018
The Sound of Music takes places in Austria, so I am confused as to why the Swiss flag is there. The family was seen going to Switzerland in the end of the film adaptation, but most of the Sound of Music is set in Austria, including the scene with this song in it.
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level 77
May 30, 2019
I would change Sol back to So. Who cares if the notes are taken from "solfege," isn't this based on the lyrics from the film? The lyrics are clearly "So" not "Sol" and "Sol" does not sound like "sew" so it's confusing.
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level 77
May 30, 2019
and why can't the L sound just go with the beginning of "la" and not the end of "so/sol"?
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level 77
May 30, 2019
and googling to subject reveals that both are in common use and not just in the lyrics of the song in the film, but on musical sites about teaching notes and intervals, as well. So, it would make sense to change it back.
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level 62
May 30, 2019
I love the song, but I've always thought that the lyrics for la were originally just a placeholder. The songwriter got stumped on la, but the lyric for ti almost wrote itself. So the songwriter wrote down "a note to follow sol" and figured inspiration might hit later, but it never did.
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level 70
May 30, 2019
"La, a note to follow sol" is just about the laziest lyric writing there could be. Love the song, love the movie, that line cracks me up every time.
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level 56
May 30, 2019
Not a lazy as the lyrics of many modern songs
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level 56
May 30, 2019
I love the Sound of Music - I went to Salzburg, Austria a few years ago and visited many of the actual locations where the musical was filmed. One of the most beautiful places I have been to! :):)
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level 77
May 30, 2019
Sol - what's left when you are dead
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level 42
May 31, 2019
nvm