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“The Sound of Music (The Hills Are Alive…)”

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In this excerpt, Maria gets fired after lecturing Captain von Trapp about his own children. As this is going on, he hears his children singing “The Sound of Music” beautifully for his new fiancée and is compelled to join them while Maria watches in the background.
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[Captain von Trapp]: You will pack your things and return to the abbey as soon as you can.

[Maria]: I'm sorry.

[Maria]: I shouldn't have said those things in the way I said them.

[Captain von Trapp]: After you've gone now... What is that?! [Maria]: Singing.

[Captain von Trapp]: Who's singing?

[Maria]: The children.

[Captain von Trapp]: My children singing?

[Maria]: I wanted them to sing for Frau Schräder when they met her.

[children singing The Sound of Music]: The hills fill my heart with the sound of music [children singing The Sound of Music]: my heart wants to sing ev'ry song it hears [children singing The Sound of Music]: My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds [children singing The Sound of Music]: That rise from the lake to the trees [children singing The Sound of Music]: My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies [children singing The Sound of Music]: From a church on a breeze [Captain von Trapp]: I go to the hills [Captain von Trapp]: When my heart is lonely [Captain von Trapp]: I know I will hear [Captain von Trapp]: What I've heard before [Captain von Trapp]: My heart will be blessed [Captain von Trapp]: With the sound of music [Captain von Trapp]: And I'll sing once more