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The Lonely Goatherd

This song is by Julie Andrews and appears on the movie soundtrack The Sound of Music (1965) by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Maria
High on a hill was a lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh

Folks in a town that was quite remote heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Lusty and clear from the goatherd's throat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh

Children
O ho lay dee odl lee o, o ho lay dee odl ay
O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay

Maria
A prince on the bridge of a castle moat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Kurt
Men on a road with a load to tote heard

Children
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh


Men in the midst of a table d'hote heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo

Maria
Men drinking beer with the foam afloat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh COUGHS

Maria
One little girl in a pale pink coat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Brigitte
She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh

Maria
Soon her Mama with a gleaming gloat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
What a duet for a girl and goatherd

Maria and Children
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh

Maria and Children
(Echoing):
Ummm (ummm)...
Odl lay ee (odl lay ee)
Odl lay hee hee (odl lay hee hee)
Odl lay ee...
(...Yodeling...)

Brigitte
One little girl in a pale pink coat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hoo hoo
Maria
She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh

Brigitte
Soon her Mama with a gleaming gloat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hmm hmm
Maria
What a duet for a girl and goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh

Maria and Children
Happy are they lay dee olay dee lee o...
(... Yodeling...)
Soon the duet will become a trio!
Maria
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-ooh

Maria and Children
(Yodeling):
Odl lay ee, old lay ee
Odl lay hee hee, odl lay ee
Odl lay odl lay, odl lay odl lee, odl lay odl lee
Odl lay odl lay odl lay

Children
HOO!

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