Help me find lyrics of Knee Play 4 from “Einstein on the Beach” by Philip Glass
September 10, 2012 4:41 AM   Subscribe

What words are the chorus singing beginning here in Knee Play 4 of Philip Glass's “Einstein on the Beach”? Alas much googling has failed me.
posted by nfg to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Best answer: I think it's "Fa Sol La Mi", if I recall correctly.

I'll see if I can find my copy, I think the original booklet contained the lyrics...
posted by Gorgik at 5:38 AM on September 10, 2012

Do Re Mi Fa Sol, actually.
posted by jph at 8:03 AM on September 10, 2012

Best answer: Oh, it didn't start at the right place for me, sorry. The link was wonky and it restarted from the beginning, which is Do Re Mi Fa Sol. Fa Sol La Mi, indeed.
posted by jph at 8:06 AM on September 10, 2012

Why are you both adding the "l" to "So"? I've always seen (and heard, thanks to The Sound of Music) Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do. Is it a dialect thing?
posted by juiceanddoom at 9:16 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

juiceanddoom: more than you ever wanted to know about solfège.
posted by judith at 9:25 AM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

Indeed, I just looked at the Wikipedia article. I had left the "l" off when I first wrote the answer...
posted by Gorgik at 1:38 PM on September 10, 2012

Hmm - ok, but now "sol, a needle pulling thread" doesn't really work does it?

As an even more asidey but perhaps interesting aside, I first encountered this Philip Glass fellow through djbc's rendition of Einstein on the Beach which mashes it with the Beastie Boys.
posted by juiceanddoom at 4:54 PM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

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