Sound of Music Do-Re-Mi

Guess the lyrics that go with each note in the scale.
Quiz by fullmoon11
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
First submittedAugust 6, 2012
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Average score85.7%
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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 23
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 51
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 65
Jun 6, 2016
Me, where the beer all goes Fa, how long I have to run
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Level 89
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 70
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 28
Feb 7, 2014
That just sounds like ignorance speaking.
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Level 65
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 20
Sep 10, 2021
wow, you're so cool and unique because you're unfamiliar with a popular movie. do you feel special? you should feel special.
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Level 90
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 32
Nov 5, 2018
It is set in Austria
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Level 89
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 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 55
Aug 25, 2021
they try to escape to switzerland though..
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Level 22
Sep 12, 2012
FINALLY a quiz that makes me feel smart !
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Level 65
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 23
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 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 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 56
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 83
Feb 23, 2017
Why is calm always one directional? Can't somebody calm up if they choose?
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Level 68
May 30, 2019
Everybody, calm up!
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Level 78
May 30, 2019
Maybe it should be calm down and *clam* up
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Level 6
Apr 5, 2013
damn! a had a longer way to run for "fa"
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2020
Me too!
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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 50
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 87
Oct 23, 2019
Maybe Dame Julie Andrews is just too American for you English folks.
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Level 41
Nov 23, 2020
I've never heard "a song I like to sing" and I'm British. It's always been "A note to follow so" in the song. :/
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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 86
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 70
Aug 23, 2021
When I was a kid I thought it was "a drink with German bread" ;-)
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Level 82
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 86
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 67
Jul 23, 2015
I am very happy someone else thought of this immediately as well.
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Level 54
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 75
Jul 23, 2015
Why is there a picture of the Swiss cross when the Von Trapp family was Austrian?
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Level 78
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 83
Feb 23, 2017
I believe they fled to Botswana.
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Level 78
May 30, 2019
I was going to say Swaziland and then remember it doesn't exist anymore :(
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Level 90
Aug 23, 2021
*Eswisstini
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Level 69
Jul 23, 2015
Ti - A drink with german bread... Wait, that wasn't right.
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Level 54
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 77
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 61
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 61
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 33
Jul 23, 2015
Shouldn't the answer for La be "a note to follow Sol" ?
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2015
It says Sol instead of So
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Level 83
Feb 23, 2017
Sol what?
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Level 87
Oct 23, 2019
It's time to mend and sol up our differences with people who don't know what a needle pulling thread means.
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Level 21
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 83
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 76
May 30, 2019
No.
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2020
Yeah right, Don.
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Level 53
Dec 17, 2020
Captain's log

Stardate 12845.9

A Bhutanese family has been beamed up in result of a following war between the Cardssians and the Humans.

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Level 68
Aug 25, 2021
Captain's log - Amend

They started to sing and dance through the bridge, so they are now in the torpedo tubes ready to travel back to earth.

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Level 39
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 71
Feb 6, 2016
Never heard of this film
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2019
It's a classic.
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Level 83
Apr 5, 2016
dang it....tried "a note that follows Sol" close but no cigar
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Level 61
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 83
Feb 23, 2017
Finally, the voice of reason!
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Level 47
Dec 27, 2016
I LOVE THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
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Level 44
Jan 12, 2017
This is too easy. 7/7
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Level 87
Jul 18, 2018
Seamstresses must work in solariums.
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Level 63
Sep 3, 2018
I don't get the everlasting hype about this movie. Please don't hate me. :)
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Level 83
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 83
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 83
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 69
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 76
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 76
May 30, 2019
Not a lazy as the lyrics of many modern songs
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Level 76
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 83
May 30, 2019
Sol - what's left when you are dead
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Level 73
May 31, 2019
nvm
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Level 87
Oct 23, 2019
This is the most typing for a 7 answer quiz on JetPunk.
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Level 76
Nov 23, 2019
Should the lyric be changed from 'So' to 'Sol'?
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Level 73
Nov 29, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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Level 60
Jan 24, 2020
is says

TEA

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Level 76
Apr 3, 2020
Why is the flag that of Switzerland when the von Trapp family and the film (both of them in fact) are from Austria?
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Level 66
Jan 30, 2021
Second that!
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2020
My life is a lie! I thought it was "Fa, a LONGER way to run"!
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2020
Aced this, almost the easiest 5 points on JetPunk, but the Winnie the Pooh quiz was easier. It doesn't really matter what the quiz is. As long as I get points for it, I'm fine.
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Level 41
Nov 23, 2020
As I've seen a few other people point out, even though correct spelling is "Sol" it doesn't make sense in the context of the song considering she is singling about sewing causing "Sol" to ruin that line. It should be changed back and if you're worried about people moaning just add it into the description for reasoning and if you look up the lyrics of the song it says "so".
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Level 61
May 9, 2021
Hahaha...Funny quiz!
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Level 61
Aug 23, 2021
Since the Swiss flag is still up here on a movie that takes place in Austria, will these countries become permanent type-ins for each other on the website? ;)
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Level 60
Aug 23, 2021
It's also been sang by The Tartan Army ever since Scotland travelled to Austria for World Cup 1998 qualifiers. Hampden Park with 50000 Scots (many in kilts) regularly bounces to this tune
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Level 75
Aug 23, 2021
Please accept “I drink with German bread”… it makes just as much sense when you think about it…
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Level 71
Aug 23, 2021
Sol doesn't fit with the lyrics, and the Swiss flag doesn't fit with the quiz 🤷
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Level 65
Aug 23, 2021
i used to love playing on piano when i was litle
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Level 39
Aug 23, 2021
I never saw So spelled Sol but I typed it as it was in the questions - not a correct answer.

Please amend this, quizmaster

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Level 70
Aug 24, 2021
Why the Swiss flag? Salzburg is in Austria, they were Austrian.
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Level 48
Aug 25, 2021
I've never heard of any of these before, maybe I'm just stupid...