Sunday, June 06, 2010

A Controversy of a Very Serious Nature


So Greg and I are debating an extremely important problem that is pertinent to the generation before us, as well as any generations that will succeed us after we are gone.

The question is this:

In the song "Do a dear" from "The Sound of Music", there is one line whose meaning has become a source of great contention between Greg and myself, as found out this morning as I was brushing my teeth:

"La...a note to follow So"

Greg is under the impression (I say wrongfully), that the word "note" pairs with "La" in that law can be reinterpreted as "Law". Therefore, the line means that La is (within the context of the song), a law to be followed in a certain way (so).

I, however, believe that the line is actually rather lame, and has no other "special" meaning other than what it says, because obviously a law is not a "note". Money, yes. Laws? No. I am thinking the writers couldn't come up with anything more clever than one note following another.

Thoughts? We are having a very difficult time with this one. Lawyers.. can the word "law" be synonymous with the word, "note"? (Please say no because I'd so love to be right on this one).

2 comments:

Rachel Ann said...

Do re mi fa so la ti do.

La comes immediately after so. Thus it is "la...a note that immediately follows the note so."

The end.

Rachel Ann said...

PS Simply because I think the writers weren't capable of being more philosophical than that. Tell Greg to forget his Biola days. Philosophy appears very little in the real world.