My Favorite Things chords & lyrics

by Julie Andrews

Lyrics: Richard Rodgers / Music: Oscar Hammerstein

Music: Key of E Minor in 3/4 time at a lively animated tempo.

Chords: Em, Cmaj7, Am7, D7, G, C, B7, E, A, A7, D7b9

Video: Julie Andrews sings in the key of Eb Minor, so if you are playing with the video, you have a few choices:

  • You can de-tune each string down by 1 semitone and play along with the song sheet in the key of Em - the best solution in terms of playing easier chords OR you could place a capo on the 11th fret which is not ideal as this may be pitched too high, but if you are just practicing chords and have unrestricted movement over at least 16 frets, you are good to go.
  • If you don't want to de-tune your guitar or use a capo on the 11th fret, it would sound better to place a capo on the 1st fret and play in Dm.
  • We have included song charts for both keys - E Minor and D Minor.

Chords with capo: Dm, Bbmaj7, Gm7, C7, F, Bb, A7, D, G, G7, C7b9


My Favorite Things ft. Julie Andrews
The song starts at 0:15
     Em  E Cmaj7 A   A7 Am7 Am6  D7  G   C   B7 D7b9
e |--0---0---0---0---0---0---2---2---3---3---2---5--|
B |--0---0---0---2---2---1---1---1---0---3---0---4--|
G |--0---1---0---2---0---0---2---2---0---3---2---5--|
D |--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---5---1---4--|
A |--2---2---3---0---0---0---0-------2---5---2---5--|
E |--0-------------------------------3---3----------| 
                                                 B(mini-4)
  numbers on the grid indicate frets  
  0 means the string is played open
  B means barre chord
  B (mini-2) means mini barre on 2nd fret over strings 2,3,4
  B (mini-4) means mini barre on 4th fret over strings 2,3,4
  unmarked strings are not to be played

My Favorite Things - Em

    Em
1. Rain-drops on ros-es and whisk-ers on kit-tens
   Cmaj7
   Bright cop-per ket-tles and warm wool-en mit-tens
    Am7          D7         G              C
   Brown pa-per pack-a-ges tied up with strings
     G          C        Am6          B7   | Em  | Em  |
   These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things

    Em
2. Cream col-ored pon-ies and crisp ap-ple strud-els
   Cmaj7
   Door-bells and sleigh-bells and schnitz-el with noo-dles
   Am7             D7            G              C
   Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
     G          C        Am6          B7   | E  | E  |
   These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things.

    Em
3. Girls in white dress-es with blue sat-in sash-es
   Cmaj7
   Snow-flakes that stay on my nose and eye-lash-es
   Am7           D7             G            C
   Sil-ver white win-ters that melt in-to springs
     G          C        Am6          B7
   These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things

          Em                   Am6            B7
Refrain: When the dog bites___ When the bee stings
          Em                C
         When I'm feel-ing sad
            C                    A7
         I sim-ply re-mem-ber my fa-vor-ite things
              G   C  G   | C  G  / | D7b9 |
         And then I don't feel___ 
         D7 | G  | % | C  | % | G  | D7  | G  | G  - - |
         So  bad...
          

My Favorite Things - Dm

     Dm  D Bbmaj7 G   G7 Gm7 Gm6  C7  F   Bb  A7 C7b9
e |--1---2---1----3---1---3---3---0---1---1---0---3--|
B |--3---3---3----0---0---3---5---1---1---3---2---2--|
G |--2---2---2----0---0---3---3---3---2---3---0---3--|
D |--0---0---3----0---0---3---5---2---3---3---2---2--|
A |----------1----2---2---5---5---3---3---1---0---3--|
E |----------1----3---3---3---3-------1--------------|    
             B            B   B       B   B       B(mini-2)
    Dm
1. Rain-drops on ros-es  and whisk-ers on kit-tens
   Bbmaj7
   Bright cop-per ket-tles and warm wool-en mit-tens
    Gm7          C7         F              Bb
   Brown pa-per pack-a-ges tied up with strings
     F          Bb        Gm6         A7   | Dm  | Dm  |
   These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things

    Dm
2. Cream col-ored pon-ies and crisp ap-ple strud-els
   Bbmaj7
   Door-bells and sleigh-bells and schnitz-el with noo-dles
   Gm7             C7            F              Bb
   Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
     F          Bb       Gm6          A7   | D  | D  |
   These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things.

    Dm
3. Girls in white dress-es with blue sat-in sash-es
   Bbmaj7
   Snow-flakes that stay on my nose and eye-lash-es
   Gm7           C7             F            Bb
   Sil-ver white win-ters that melt in-to springs
     F         Bb        Gm6          A7
   These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things

          Dm                   Gm6            A7
Refrain: When the dog bites___ When the bee stings
          Dm                Bb
         When I'm feel-ing sad
           Bb                    G7
         I sim-ply re-mem-ber my fa-vor-ite things
              F   Bb  F   | Bb  F  / | C7b9 |
         And then I  don't feel___ 
       | C7 | F  | % | Bb  | % | F  | C7  | F  | F  - - |
         So  bad...
          
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My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
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...

External Links:

My Favorite Things Sheet Music - Download at OnlineSheetMusic.Comicon - Piano/Vocal/Chords - Playback, Transposable - Rogers & Hammerstein - E Minor

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