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CAPTAIN:
Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever.

CAPTAIN, MARIA, THE CHILDREN AND CHORUS:
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever



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    UnregisteredOct 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    This song always makes me think of the Sound of Music ♫ I loved watching that movie when I was a kid. It brings back a lot of nostalgia. I remember the days where my piano teacher and I sat on the black piano bench, her little tiny dog snuggling on top pof our feet, as we bent in towards the music book, and she patiently helped me learn it! Afterwards we'd celebrate with a regal tea party. :) Doesn't childhood seem so sweet in retrospect? Bless my homeland forever!
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 3:14 am
    Just to add to the queue, the song takes on significant additonal meaning in the movie because it is also a symbol of austria nationalism and patriotism and is a none-too-subtle reminder to their new german (nazi) friends that the austrians aren't completely happy with the cozy new arrangement with hitler. By singing this song, the von trapp family is bravely standing up to the germans in a very "passive resistance" way.
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    UnregisteredMay 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    I think this is the most mindful anthem lyrics there are put together with a beautiful melody. In the sound of music scene where captain sings with his family, when their very safety is at hand, due to oppressive nazi forces, his whole being portrays loyalty to family, way of life, and country.
    If we could extend this loyalty to the whole world and act in the same manner, then we would have peace on earth.
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    UnregisteredDec 3, 2011 at 6:08 am
    "edelweiss" is a show tune from the 1959 rodgers and hammerstein musical the sound of music. It is named after the edelweiss, a white flower found high in the alps. It is sung by captain georg ludwig von trapp and his family during the concert near the end of act ii as a defiant statement of austrian patriotism in the face of the pressure put upon him to join the navy of nazi germany. In the 1965 film adaptation, the song is also sung by the captain earlier in the film as he rediscovers music and a love for his children. And imho, one of the most beautiful little songs ever written.
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    UnregisteredJan 5, 2012 at 8:26 am
    This song means sooo much to me. My father used to sing this son to me when was really little. Back then I think my dad meant that I was edelweiss and I looked happy to meet him every morning. But besides from that I absolutely love this song because it shows the meaning of true love and devotion to the country you live in, despite it's inhabitants and well being.

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