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Rodgers And Hammerstein – Edelweiss lyrics
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
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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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    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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    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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    I think its interesting that this song was written for the sound of music by oscar hammerstein in the final months of his life. The part about the homeland does not in any way say that nazi germany was a good thing. The flower is actually supposed to be the mark or a true warrior because the only way to get one is to climb into the alps above the treeline. However, in this connotation it is talking about austria as the "homeland. " in another sense, the real world meaning is that a brilliant writer and producer, named oscar hammerstein, wrote a final, beautiful, piece of music, while dealing with the fact that he had terminal cancer. Many of his shows dealt with heavy issues of hate and racism. It is only fitting that his final work would be for the play, "the sound of music," a play that stands for so much that he stood for. This is a song written by a dying man, about flowers blooming and growing forever, and greeting him every morning.
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    When I was a little girl my mother used to sing this song to me every night. I didn't know where it came from till just recently. Even knowing that though, to me it will always be my lullaby. I have so many fond memories of my mother singing this to me, I still can't hear it without crying. If I ever have children, this is what I will sing to them. It is just so close to my heart, no matter what else I hear this will forever be my favorite song. Thank you for reminding me of it, this has sent me right down memory lane, thank you.
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    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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    "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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    The song has at least two meanings relating the edelweiss flower to Captain von Trapp's current situation. The first is a straightforward sentiment about Captain von Trapp's feelings for his homeland in the face of the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany. The second meaning (more clearly seen in the movie version, when the Captain first sings the song to his children) relates to the Captain's feelings for his children and a rediscovery of their innocence, purity, and good nature ("small and bright, clean and white"). "Bloom and grow forever," and "Bless my homeland forever" are hopeful and powerful statement of what the Captain holds dear, in this case his family and his country, and put in context all of his actions through the story. "Edelweiss" is essentially Captain von Trapp's mission statement.
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    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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    This song symbolizes the perseverance of the flower which grows in places with severe conditions where other flowers wouldn't be able to grow but the edelweiss does. It is about how despite the unfavorable conditions this flower is still able to bloom and show its blossom of snow to us.
    This song takes an example of nature to help is people realize that we too even though we are small and perhaps insignificant can be happy and bright like the edelweiss. We still can be happy to meet and be with anyone in our way despite everything else, and all the unfavorable conditions and let people see the true beauty that starts within and shows on the outside as "a white clean and bright" portraying happiness.
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    The book The Desire of Ages in the chapter the outer Court the third and final time the voice of God Was Heard speaking to his son Jesus the savior when Jesus said he would glorify his father no matter how difficult in order to save the human race the melody of Edelweiss goes well with those paragraphs.
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