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The song was sung by Maria, when she tried to teach the children music.
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The lyrics teach the solfege syllables by linking them with English homophones (or near-homophones):
- Do refers to Doe, defined as the female of a deer or related animal, "a deer, a female deer."
- Re refers to Ray, defined as a thin line or narrow beam of light or other radiant energy, "a drop of golden sun."
- Mi refers to Me, the objective pronoun referring to the speaker, "a name I call myself."
- Fa refers to Far, defined as to or at the most distant or remote point, "a long long way to run".
- Sol (pronounced as So in the song and in popular culture) refers to Sew, to work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine, "a needle pulling thread." ('So' is an often-used spoken alternate for the actual corresponding syllable in the solfege system, Sol.)
- La lacks a satisfactory homophone (see below), and the line needs to rhyme with 'Do' because at the end it is 'That will bring us back to 'Do'. (oh-oh-oh), so it is simply "a note to follow so"
- Ti refers to Tea, a popular hot beverage made by steeping tea leaves in boiling water, "a drink with jam and bread."
As the song concludes, "When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything'".