Words & Music:

Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein III


Contrary to popular belief, this was written for the original Broadway production of "The Sound Of Music" and was never a "traditional Austrian folk tune".  Correspondent Tim set me straight.  Several discussion groups mention that the original stage recording is well worth getting and far better than the movie soundtrack.


G   D      Em  C

Edelweiss, Edelweiss.

G     Em          C     D [chromatically walk up the bass from G to Em chord]

Every morning you greet me.

G         D      Em        C

Small and white, clean and bright,

G        D        G

You look happy to meet me.


D                        G     G/F# Em

Blossom of snow, may you bloom and grow!

C         A7      D     D7

Bloom and grow forev -- er!

G   D      Em  C

Edelweiss, Edelweiss

G        D           G

Bless my homeland forever.




Blossom of snow, may you bloom and grow!

Bloom and grow forever!

Edelweiss, Edelweiss

Bless my homeland forever.



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