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A British Bank

Mr. Banks:
A British bank is run with precision
A British home requires nothing less!
Tradition, discipline, and rules must be the tools
Without them – disorder! Chaos!
Moral disintegration!
In short, we have a ghastly mess!

Mary Poppins:
I quite agree!

Mr. Banks:
The children must be molded, shaped and taught
That life’s a looming battle to be faced and fought

If they must go on outings
These outings ought to be
Fraught with purpose, yes and practicality!
These silly words like superca…
Superca… superca…

Mary Poppins:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mr. Banks:
Yes, well done, you said it!

And popping through pictures
Have little use, fulfill no basic need!
They’ve got to learn the honest truth
Despite their youth
They must learn…

Mary Poppins:
About the life you lead!

Mr. Banks:
Exactly!

Mary Poppins:
They must feel the thrill of totting up a balanced book
A thousand ciphers neatly in a row
When gazing at a graph that shows the profits up
Their little cup of joy should overflow!

Mr Banks:
Precisely!

Mary Poppins:
It’s time they learned to walk in your footstep

Mr Banks:
My footsteps!

Mary Poppins:
To tread your straight and narrow path with pride

Mr Banks:
With pride!

Mary Poppins:
Tomorrow, just as you suggest pressed and dressed
Jane and Michael will be at your side.

May 8, 2009 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

A Spoonful Of Sugar


From Mary Poppins
Written by Robert B. Sherman

In ev’ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
you find the fun and snap!
The job’s a game

And ev’ry task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree!
It’s very clear to see
That a…
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way
A robin feathering his nest
Has very little time to rest
While gathering his
Bits of twine and twig

Though quite intent in his pursuit
He has a merry tune to toot
He knows a song
Will move the job along

For a…
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

May 3, 2009 at 4:44 am Leave a comment

Wanted a nanny for two adorable children


From Mary Poppins
Written by Robert B. Sherman

If you want this choice position
Have a cheery disposition
Rosy cheeks, no warts!
Play games, all sort

You must be kind, you must be witty
Very sweet and fairly pretty
Take us on outings, give us treats
Sing songs, bring sweets

Never be cross or cruel
Never give us castor oil or gruel
Love us as a son and daughter
And never smell of barley water

If you won’t scold and dominate us
We will never give you cause to hate us
We won’t hide your spectacles
So you can’t see
Put toads in your bed
Or pepper in your tea
Hurry, Nanny!
Many thanks

Sincerely,
Jane and Michael Banks.

May 3, 2009 at 4:26 am Leave a comment

Let’s Go Fly a Kite


From Mary Poppins
Written by Robert B. Sherman

With tuppence for paper and strings,
you can have your own set of wings.
With your feet on the ground,
you’re a bird in flight!
With your fist holding tight,
to the string of your kite!

Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let’s go fly a kite
And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

When you send it flying up there,
all at once your lighter than air!
You can dance on the breeze,
over ‘ouses and trees!
With your fist ‘olding tight,
to the string your kite!

Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let’s go fly a kite
And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

Lyrics & Audio: NIEHS

September 22, 2008 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

Stay Awake


From Mary Poppins
Written by Robert B. Sherman

Stay awake, don’t rest your head
Don’t lie down upon your bed
While the moon drifts in the skies
Stay awake, don’t close your eyes

Though the world is fast asleep
Though your pillow’s soft and deep
You’re not sleepy as you seem
Stay awake, don’t nod and dream
Stay awake, don’t nod and dream

September 22, 2008 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment


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