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Thread #4835   Message #29567
Posted By: kiwi
28-May-98 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: Do re mi (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
Subject: RE: Do re mi
rosebrook -

Actually, the original, the way way way back when original is from a monastic chant, "Ut Queant Laxis". Gave us all the syllables up to "la" - I had to sing it for my school choir two years ago -

Ut queant laxis
Resonare fibris
Mira gestorum
Famuli tuorum
Solve polluti
Labii reatum
Sancte joanes

Some of the spelling's a little iffy, but there you have it.