Clip | Sound of Music - “Do-Re-Mi”

In one of her first duties as governess, Maria makes it her mission to teach the von Trapp children to sing. Watch as they sing the timeless classic, “Do-Re-Mi.”

Premieres Friday, November 9 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Streams Nov. 10 – 21 on PBS Passport, then again on Monday, Dec. 26 at pbs.org/gperf and on PBS apps.

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[Maria]: Let's start at the very beginning. a very good place to start, when you read you begin with A, B, C... When you sing you begin with do, re, mi do, re, mi, the first three notes just happened to be do, re, mi do, re, mi Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti [spoken] Come, I'll make it easier, listen Doe, a deer, a female deer Ray, a drop of golden sun Me, a name I call myself Far, a long, long way to run Sew, a needle pulling thread La, a note to follow Sew Tea, a drink with jam and bread That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh) Do!

a deer, a female deer Ray!

a drop of golden sun Me!

a name I call myself Far!

a long, long way to run [Maria and Children:] Sew, a needle pulling thread [Maria and Children:] La, a note to follow Sew [Maria and Children:] Tea, a drink with jam and bread [Maria and Children:] That will bring us back to doe [Maria and Children:] a deer, a female deer [Maria and Children:] Ray, a drop of golden sun [Maria and Children:] Me, a name I call myself [Maria and Children:] Far, a long, long way to run [Maria and Children:] Sew, a needle pulling thread [Maria and Children:] La, a note to follow Sew [Maria and Children:] Tea, a drink with jam and bread [Maria and Children:] That will bring us back to do [Maria and Children:] Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do-so-do