My Favorite Things – Woody Boater Version

At some point during the holidays you may hear the popular song “My Favorite Things” the show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.

In the spirit of the holidays, we thought it would be fun re-work the lyrics and do a Woody Boater version of “My Favorite Things” – It may not make the America’s Top 40 but here goes.
Caution this is NOT the Julie Andrews version.
If you would like some background music for effect, you have to Hummm

Pinstripes on deck seams and fresh scent of varnish,

Old plated bow lights with no sign of tarnish,

Bright coloured Rivas built mostly for Kings,

These are a few of my favorite things!

Blond colored Chris-Crafts with red Kapok cushions,

Old wooden Gar Woods with tin combinations,

Wild sounding hydros with spray on their wings,

These are a few of my favorite things!
Centurys in yellow with period correct dashes,

Smooth water mornings with little or no splashes,

White painted Sportsmans open for wingdings,

These are a few of my favorite things!

When the dog bites,

When the bee stings,

When I am feeling sad,

I simply remember my favorite things…

And then I don’t feel so bad!!!!!

Lake Dora In March – Wooo Hooooooo!!
Many of the boat show photos for this story are courtesy of
Fellow Woody Boater Chad Durren.
Happy Holidays from Woody Boater!
12 replies
  1. Martin
    Martin says:

    Nice idea, but please…no apostrophes for plurals!! And "seams" isn't spelled "seems".
    Call me pedantic, but the spelling is the ONLY thing that can spoil WoodyBoater.

    BTW, what's that amazing chrome topped thing?


  2. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    But Martin, his spelling is part of the very fabric of WoodyBoater, his unique application of punctuation (or lack thereof) is as much a part of WoodyBoater as WoodyBoats are. These things are as much a part of his success right here as his unique stories, don't you think?

    It wouldn't be nearly as much fun if all of this were perfect.

    By the way, great lyrics!

  3. Rick
    Rick says:

    Nice job and keep the misspellings coming. It's part of what makes us smile in the mornings. Gotta go now and give my boat a hug.

  4. Texx
    Texx says:

    Thanks Martin, repears have been made and seam to work better.

    The amazing chrome topped thing is the custom bow light from from Alan Thomle's 1921 Yandt 33' Gentlemans Raceboat "Greyhound" from Seattle, WA. You can see a full size shot of "Greyhound" above.

  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

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    Phip/ Nu Zeeland

  6. rdapron
    rdapron says:

    As part of my usually routine, I opened Woodyboater with my cup of coffee this morning and I have since had the tune of “My favorite things” in my head all day long. Thanks Matt.


  7. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    Ooops!!! I just noticed this was posted by Texx. Well, in that case, I can understand the desire for the corrections! Good observation, Martin.

    Rob, I too have been humming that tune. I think it should become the WoodyBoater Theme Song.

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