At Her Very Best Album

Artist(s): Julie Andrews

Tracklist

The Sound of Music

length: 5:08
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Angela Morley
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers

The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears

My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds
that rise from the lake to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
from a church on a breeze
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls over
stones on its way
To sing through the night like a lark who is learning to pray

I go to the hills when my heart is lonely
I know I will hear what I´ve heard before
My heart will be blessed with the sound of music
And I´ll sing once more

Getting to Know You

length: 4:42
conductor: John Mauceri
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
orchestrator: Robert Russell Bennett
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.
Getting to know you, putting it my way,
But nicely,
You are precisely,
My cup of tea.

Getting to know you,
Getting to feel free and easy
When I am with you,
Getting to know what to say
Haven't you noticed
Suddenly I'm bright and breezy
Because of all the beautiful and new
Things I'm learning about you
Day by day.

Sharing your spirit,
Sharing your tears and your laughter
Hoping it goes on,
Hoping it lasts endlessly
Getting to know you, putting it my way,
But sweetly,
You are completely,
My friend you see.

Telling you my dreams,
Getting to feel that you're with me
Making our own fun,
Knowing we know how to play
Now that I've met you
Suddenly I'm mostly happy
I've found a new pal, beautiful and true
Yes I'm talking about you
Friends Today

My Fair Lady Suite

length: 12:29
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
choir vocals: Ambrosian Singers
composer: Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe
lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner
Instrumental

I Wish I Were in Love Again

length: 3:34
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Billy Byers
lyricist: Lorenz Hart, Lorenz Hart
composer: Richard Rodgers, Richard Rodgers
The sleepless nights, the daily fights
The quick toboggan, when you reach the heights
I miss the kisses, and I miss the bites
I wish I were in love again

The broken dates, the endless waits
The lovely loving, and the hateful hates
The conversation, with the flying plates
I wish I were in love again

No more pain, no more strain
Now I'm sane, but I would rather be punched, drunk

The pulled out fur, of cat and cur
The fine mismating, of a him and her
I've learned my lesson, but I wish I were
In love again

The furtive sigh, the blackened eye
The words: "I love you, 'til the day I day"
The self deception, that believes the lie
I wish I were in love again

When love congeals, it soon reveals
The faint aroma, of performing seals
The double-crossing, of a pair of heals
I wish I were in love again

No, no more care, no, no despair
Now I'm all there (now), but I'd rather be punch-drunk

Believe me sir, I much prefer
The classic battle, of a him and her
I don't like quiet, and I wish I were
In love again, in love again, in love again

A Cockeyed Optimist

length: 4:27
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Billy Byers
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
When the skies are brighter canary yellow
I forget ev'ry cloud I've ever seen,
So they called me a cockeyed optimist
Immature and incurably green.

I have heard people rant and rave and bellow
That we're done and we might as well be dead,
But I'm only a cockeyed optimist
And I can't get it into my head.

I hear the human race
Is fallin' on its face
And hasn't very far to go,
But ev'ry whippoorwill
Is sellin' me a bill,
And tellin' me it just ain't so.

I could say life is just a bowl of Jello
And appear more intelligent and smart,
But I'm stuck like a dope
With a thing called hope,
And I can't get it out of my heart!
Not this heart...

Bewitched

length: 4:57
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Eddie Karam
composer: Richard Rodgers
lyricist: Lorenz Hart
She's a fool and don't I know it
But a fool can have her charms
I'm in love and don't I show it
Like a babe in arms

Love's the same old situation
Lately I've not slept a wink
Since this crazy situation
Has me on the blink

I'm wild again, beguiled again
A whimpering, simpering child again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - am I

Couldn't sleep, wouldn't sleep
Love came and told me, shouldn't sleep
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - am I

I lost my heart, but what of it
She is cold I agree
She might laugh, but I love it
Although the laugh's on me

I'll sing to her, bring spring to her
And long, for the day when I'll cling to her
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - am I

Hello Young Lovers

length: 3:13
conductor: John Mauceri
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
orchestrator: Robert Russell Bennett
When I think of Tom
I think about a night
When the earth smelled of summer
And the sky was streaked with white
And the soft mist of England
was sleeping on a hill

I remember this
And I always will
There are new lovers now
on the same silent hill
Looking on the same blue sea
And I know Tom and I
are a part of them all
And they're all a part of Tom and me

Hello Young lovers whoever you are
I hope your troubles are few
All my good wishes go with you tonight
I've been in love like you

Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star
Be brave and faithful and true
Cling very close to each other tonight
I've been in love like you

I know how it feels to have wings on your heels
And to fly down a street in a trance
You fly down a street on a chance that you'll meet
And you meet not really by chance

Don't cry young lovers whatever you do
Don't cry because I'm alone
All of my memories happy tonight
I've had a love of my own
I've had a love of my own like yours
I've had a love of my own

Crazy World

length: 3:22
conductor: Ian Fraser
lead vocals: Julie Andrews
lyricist: Leslie Bricusse
composer: Henry Mancini
Crazy world,
Full of crazy contradictions like a child;
First you drive me wild
And then you win my heart with your wicked art;
One minute tender, gentle,
Then temp'remental as a summer storm.
Just when I believe your heart's getting warmer
You're cold and you're cruel
And I like a fool try to cope,
Try to hang on to hope.
Crazy world, ev'ry day the same old roller coaster ride;
But I've got my pride
I won't give in
Even though I know I'll never win;
Oh, how I love this crazy world.

Living in the Shadows

length: 3:30
conductor: Ian Fraser
lead vocals: Julie Andrews
composer: Frank Wildhorn
lyricist: Leslie Bricusse
Living in the shadows,
Hiding from the sunlight,
Hiding from the one light that might help to guide you.
Hiding from tomorrow,
Hiding from the day,
Only brings a sorrow
That won't go away
Wand'ring in the darkness,
Living ev'ry midnight,
Doesn't ever rid night of nightmares as love might.
Life is full of dangers,
Strangers ev'ry turn.
Living in the shadows,
That's no way to learn...
The more you learn,
The more you seek,
The more you find,
The more you care,
The more the world is kind.
One thing I can tell you:
Life should be your lover,
Help you to discover your reason for being.
Soon you will be seeing
What you're all about.
Living in the shadows,
You'll never find out.
Living in the shadows
I'll never find out...

Camelot Suite

length: 9:10
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
choir vocals: Ambrosian Singers
lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner
composer: Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe, Frederick Loewe
How to handle a woman,
There`s a way said a wise old man,
A way know by every woman,
Since the whole rigmarole began!

Do I flatter her, I begged him answer,
Do I threaten or cajole or plea,
Do I brood or play the gay romancer?
Said he, smiling, "No, indeed!"

"How to handle a woman,
Mark me well, I will tell you sir!
The way to handle a woman,
Is to love her, simply love her,
Merely love her, love her,
Love her!"

Edelweiss

length: 3:54
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Angela Morley
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers

Edelweiss Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white
Clean and bright
You look happy to meet me

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever

I Whistle a Happy Tune

length: 2:27
composer: Richard Rodgers
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
orchestrator: Robert Russell Bennett

My Funny Valentine

length: 3:33
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Ian Fraser
lyricist: Lorenz Hart, Lorenz Hart
composer: Richard Rodgers, Richard Rodgers
Behold the way our fine feathered friend
His virtue doth parade
Thou knowest not, my dim-witted friend
The picture thou hast made
Thy vacant brow, and thy tousled hair
Conceal thy good intent
Thou noble upright truthful sincere
And slightly dopey gent, you are...

My funny valentine, sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable, un-photographable
Yet, you're my favorite work of art

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?

But, don't change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine, stay
Each day is Valentine's Day

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?

But, don't change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine, stay
Each day is Valentine's Day

Shall We Dance?

length: 4:25
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
orchestrator: Robert Russell Bennett
We've just been introduced,
I do not know you well,
But when the music started
Something drew me to your side.

So many men and girls,
Are in each others arms.
It made me think we might be
Similarly occupied.

Shall we dance?
On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?
Shall we dance?
Shall we then say "Goodnight and mean "Goodbye"?
Or perchance,
When the last little star has left the sky,
Shall we still be together
With are arms around each other
And shall you be my new romance?
On the clear understanding
That this kind of thing can happen,
Shall we dance?
Shall we dance?
Shall we Dance?

[Dialogue]

Shall we dance?

KING

One, two, three and?

ANNA

On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?

KING

One, two, three and?

ANNA

Shall we dance?

KING

One, two, three and?

ANNA

Shall we then say "Goodnight and mean "Goodbye"?

KING

One, two, three and?

ANNA

Or perchance,
When the last little star has left the sky,
Shall we still be together
With are arms around each other
And shall you be my new romance?
On the clear understanding
That this kind of thing can happen,

BOTH

Shall we dance? Shall we dance? Shall we Dance?

I Have Dreamed

length: 4:37
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Eddie Karam
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
orchestrator: Robert Russell Bennett
I have dreamed that your arms are lovely
And I have dreamed what a joy you'll be
I have dreamed every word you'll whisper
When you're close, close to me

How you look in the glow of evening
I have dreamed and enjoyed the view
In these dreams I've loved you so
That by now I think I know
What it's like to be loved by you
I will love being loved by you

In these dreams I've loved you so
That by now I think I know
What it's like to be loved by you
I will love being loved by you

On a Clear Day

length: 3:38
lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner
composer: Burton Lane
On a clear day, rise and look around you
And you'll see who you are
On a clear day how it will astound you
That the glow of your being outshines every star

You'll feel part of every mountain, sea, and shore
You can hear from far and near a world you've never heard before

And on a clear day, on that clear day
You can see forever and ever more

You can hear from far and near a world you've never heard before

And on that clear day, on that clear day
You can see forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and evermore!

Here I'll Stay

length: 4:24
composer: Kurt Weill
lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner
There's a far place, I'm told,
Where I'll find a field of gold,
But here I'll stay with you;

And they say there's an isle deep with clover,
Where your heart wears a snile all day through.

But I know well they're wrong,
And I know where I belong,
And here I'll stay with you.

For that land is a sandy illusion,
It's the theme of a dream gone astray;
And the world others woo
I can find loving you,
And so here I'll stay.

For that land is a sandy illusion,
It's the theme of a dream gone astray;
And the world others woo
I can find loving you,
And so here I guess I'll stay.

If I Loved You

length: 3:59
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Angela Morley
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II, Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers, Richard Rodgers
If I loved you,
Time and again I would try to say
All I'd want you to know.
If I loved you,
Words wouldn't come in an easy way
Round in circles I'd go!
Longin' to tell you,
But afraid and shy,
I'd let my golden chances pass me by!
Soon you'd leave me,
Off you would go in the mist of day,
Never, never to know how I loved you
If I loved you.

Waltz Medley

length: 15:01