"So Long, Farewell" is a song featured in the 1965 film The Sound of Music sung by the Von Trapp Children. Composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II, the song is a simple composition that effectively exploits the children's higher voices and innocent charm.

Lyrics

All Children:
There's a sad sort of clanking
From the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple, too
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say "cuckoo"
(Cuckoo! Cuckoo!)

Regretfully they tell us (cuckoo!)
But firmly they compel us (cuckoo!)
To say goodbye (cuckoo!)
To you...

So long, farewell
Auf wiedersehen, goodnight

Marta:
I hate to go
And leave this pretty sight

Remaining Children:
So long, farewell
Auf wiedersehen, adeiu

Friedrich:
Adieu, adieu
To yieu and yieu and yieu


Remaining Children:
So long, farewell
Au revoir, auf wiedersehen

Leisl:
I'd like to stay
And taste my first champagne

Remaining Children:
So long, farewell
Auf wiedersehen, goodbye

Kurt:
I leave, and heave
A sigh and say goodbye
Goodbye...

Brigitta:
I'm glad to go
I cannot tell a lie

Louisa:
I flit, I float
I fleetly flee, I fly

Gretl:
The sun has gone
To bed and so must I


All Children:
So long, farewell
Auf wiedersehen, goodbye

Goodbye...
Goodbye...
Goodbye...

Guests:
Goodbye

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