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Mary Poppins


Sister Suffragette
The Life I Lead
The Perfect Nanny
A Spoonful Of Sugar
Pavement Artist
Jolly Holiday
Supercalifragilisticexpialidococious
Stay Awake
I Love To Laugh
A British Bank
Feed The Birds
Fidelity Fiduciary Bank
Chim Chim Cheree
Step In Time
A Man Has Dreams
Let's Go Fly A Kite


Sister Suffragette
Mrs. Banks

We're clearly soldiers in petticoats
And dauntless crusaders for women's votes
Through we adore men individually
We agree that as a group they're
rather stupid!

Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sing in grateful chorus
"Well done, Sister Suffragette!"

From Kensington to Billingsgate one
hears the restless cries!
From every corner of the land:
"Womankind, arise!"
Political equality and equal rights with men!
Take heart! For Missus Pankhurst has been
clapped in irons again!

No more the meek and mild subservient we!
We're fighting for our rights, militantly!
Never you fear!

Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sing in grateful chorus
Well done!



The Life I Lead
Mr. Banks

I feel a surge of deep satisfaction
Much as a king astride his noble steed
When I return from daily strife to
hearth and wife
How pleasant is the life I lead!

I run my home precisely on schedule
At 6:01, I march through my door
My slippers, sherry, and pipe are due at 6:02
Consistent is the life I lead!

It's grand to be an Englishman in 1910
King Edward's on the throne
it's the age of men
I'm the lord of my castle
the sovereign, the liege!
I treat my subjects: servants,
children, wife
With a firm but gentle hand
Noblesse oblige!

It's 6:03 and the heirs to
my dominion
Are scrubbed and tubbed and
adequately fed
And so I'll pat them on the head
and send them off to bed
Ah! Lordly is the life I lead!

A British nanny must be general!
The future empire lies within her hands
And so the person that we need to
mold the breed
Is a nanny who can give commands!

A British bank is run with precision
A British home requires nothing less
Tradition, discipline, and
rules must be the tools
Without them
disorder!, catastrophe! anarchy!
In short, you have a ghastly mess!



The Perfect Nanny
Jane & Michael Banks

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

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

Jane & Michael
Sincerely, Jane and Michael Banks



A Spoonful of Sugar
Mary Poppins, Jane & Michael

Mary Poppins
In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
you find the fun and snap!
The job's a game

And every task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree!
It's very clear to me

That a
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-own
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-own
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

The honeybees that fetch the nectar
From the flowers to the comb
Never tire of ever buzzing to and fro
Because they take a little nip
From every flower that they sip
And hence
and hence
They find
they find
Their task is not a grind
their task is not a grind

Mary Poppins, Jane & Michael
For a
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-own
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way



Pavement Artist
Bert

Chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-oo!
I does what I likes and I likes
what I do

Today I'm a screever and as
you can see
A screever's an artist of
'ighest degree
And it's all me own work
from me own memory

Chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-oo!
I draws what I likes and I likes
what I drew
No remuneration do I ask of you

But me cap would be glad of a
copper or two
But me cap would be glad of a
copper or two



Jolly Holiday
Bert & Mary Poppins

Bert
Ain't it a glorious day?
Right as a mornin' in May
I feel like I could fly
'Ave you ever seen
The grass so green?
Or a bluer sky?

Oh, it's a jolly holiday
With Mary
Mary makes your 'eart so light
When the day is gray
And ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright!

Oh 'appiness is bloomin'
All around 'er
The daffodils are smilin'
At the dove
When Mary 'olds your 'and
You feel so grand
Your 'eart starts beatin'
Like a big brass band
It's a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it's Mary that we love!

Farm Animals
Oh, it's a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your heart so light
When the day is gray and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright

Oh happiness is bloomin' all around her
The daffodils are smiling at the dove
When Mary holds your hand
you feel so grand
Your heart starts beatin' like a big brass band
It's a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it's Mary that we love

Mary
Oh, it's a jolly holiday
With you, Bert
Gentlemen like you are few
Though your just a diamond
In the rough, Bert
Underneath your blood is blue!

You'd never think of pressing
Your advantage
Forbearance is the hallmark
Of your creed
A lady needn't fear
When you are near
Your sweet gentility is crystal clear!
Oh, it's a jolly holiday with you, Bert
A jolly, jolly holiday with you!



Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Mary Poppins & Bert

It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Bert
Because I was afraid to speak
When I was just a lad
My father gave me nose a tweak
And told me I was bad
But then one day I learned a word
That saved me aching nose

Bert & Mary Poppins
The biggest word I ever heard
And this is how it goes:

Oh, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Mary Poppins
He traveled all around the world
And everywhere he went
He'd use his word and all would say
"There goes a clever gent"

Bert
When dukes and maharajas
pass the time of day with me
I say me special word
And then they ask me out to tea

Mary Poppins & Bert
Oh, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Mary Poppins
So when the cat has got your tongue
There's no need for dismay
Just summon up this word
And then you've got a lot to say
But better use it carefully
Or it may change your life

Man
For example - one night I said it to me girl
And now me girl's me wife
And a lovely thing she is too!

She's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!



Stay Awake
Mary Poppins

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...



I Love To Laugh
Uncle Albert, Bert & Mary Poppins

Uncle Albert
I love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
I love to laugh
It's getting worse ev'ry year

The more I laugh
The more I fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more I'm a merrier me
It's embarrassing!
The more I'm a merrier me!

Mary Poppins
Some people laugh through their noses
Sounding something like this
Some people laugh through their teeth
goodness sakes
Hissing and fizzing like snakes

Bert
Some laugh too fast
Some only blast
Others, they twitter like birds
Then there's the kind
What can't make up their mind

Uncle Albert
When things strike me as funny
I can't hide it inside
And squeak-hee the squeakelers do
I've got to let go with a ho-ho-ho
And a ha-ha-ha too!

Bert and Uncle Albert
We love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
We love to laugh
So ev'rybody can hear
The more you laugh
The more you fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more we're a merrier we!



A British Bank
Mr. Banks & Mary Poppins

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, you have a ghastly mess!

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..
super...supercal...
And popping through pictures
Have little use, fulfill no asic need!
They've got to learn the honest truth
despite their youth
They must learn...

Mary Poppins
About the life you lead

They must feel the totting of totaling
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!

It's time they learned to walk in your
footsteps
To tread your straight and narrow
path with pride
Tomorrow, just as you suggest
pressed and dressed
Jane and Michael will be at your side



Feed the Birds
Mary Poppins

Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul's
The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she calls
"Come, buy my bags full of crumbs
Come feed the little birds, show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry
Their nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you."

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
"Feed the birds," that's what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies

All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can't see it, you know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares

Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you:
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag."

Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you:
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag."



Fidelity Fiduciary Bank
Bert, Mr. Banks, Mr. Dawes Sr. & Bankers

Mr. Dawes Sr.
If you invest your tuppence
wisely in the bank
Safe and sound
Soon that tuppence, safely
invested in the bank
Will compound

And you'll achieve that sense
of conquest
As your affluence expands
In the hands of the directors
Who invest as propriety demands

Mr. Banks
You see, Michael, you'll be part of
Railways through Africa
Dams across the Nile
Fleets of ocean greyhounds
Majestic, self-amortizing canals
Plantations of ripening tea

Everyone
All from tuppence, prudently
fruitfully, frugally invested
In the, to be specific
In the Dawes, Tomes
Mousely, Grubbs
Fidelity Fiduciary Bank!

Mr. Banks
Now, Michael, when you
deposit tuppence in a bank account
Soon you'll see
That it blooms into credit of a
generous amount
Semi-annually

Everyone
And you'll achieve that sense of stature
As your influence expands
To the high financial strata
That established credit now commands

Mr. Dawes Sr.
You can purchase first and
second trust deeds
Think of the foreclosures!
bonds, chattels, dividends, shares
Bankruptcies! Debtor sales!

Opportunities!
All manner of private enterprise!
Shipyards! The mercantile!
Collieries! Tanneries!
Incorporations! Amalgamations! Banks!

Mr. Banks
You see, Michael

Everyone
Tuppence, patiently, cautiously
trustingly invested
In the, to be specific
In the Dawes, Tomes
Mousely, Grubbs
Fidelity Fiduciary Bank!



Chim Chim Cheree
Bert

Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky
As lucky can be

Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when
I shake 'ands with you
Or blow me a kiss
And that's lucky too

Now as the ladder of life
'As been strung
You may think a sweep's
On the bottommost rung

Though I spends me time
In the ashes and smoke
In this 'ole wide world
There's no 'appier bloke

Bert, Jane & Michael
Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky
As lucky can be

Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when
I shake 'ands with you

Bert
I choose me bristles
with pride, yes I do
A broom for the shaft
And a brush for the flue

Up where the smoke is
All billered and curled
'Tween pavement and stars
Is the chimney sweep world

When the's 'ardly no day
Nor 'ardly no night
There's things 'alf in shadow
And 'alf way in light
On the roof tops of London
Coo, what a sight!

Mary Poppins
Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee!
When you're with a sweep
You're in glad company

Bert
No where is there
A more 'appier crew

Mary Poppins & Bert
Than them wot sings
"Chim chim cher-ee
Chim cher-oo!"
On the chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee
Chim cher-oo!



Step In Time
Bert & Chorus

Step in time
Step in time
Step in time
Step in time
Step in time

Never need a reason
Never need a rhyme
Step in time
To step in time

Kick your knees up, kick your knees up
Step in time
Kick your knees up
Step in time

Never need a reason
Never need a rhyme
Kick your knees up
Step in time

Round the chimney, round the chimney
Step in time
Round the chimney
Step in time

Never need a reason
Never need a rhyme
Round the chimney
Step in time

Flap like a birdie, flap like a birdie
Step in time
Flap like a birdie
Step in time

Never need a reason
Never need a rhyme
Flap like a birdie
Step in time

Up on the railing, up on the railing
Step in time
Up on the railing
Step in time

Never need a reason
Never need a rhyme
Up on the railing
Step in time

Over the rooftops, over the rooftops
Step in time
Over the rooftops
Step in time

Never need a reason
Never need a rhyme
Over the rooftops
Step in time

Over the rooftops
Over the rooftops

Link your elbows, link your elbows
Step in time
Link your elbows
Step in time

Link your elbows
Link your elbows
Link your elbows

Step in time
Step in time
Step in time
Step in time
Step in time

Never need a reason
Never need a rhyme
Step in time
You step in time



A Man Has Dreams
Mr. Banks & Bert

Mr. Banks
A man has dreams of walking with giants
To carve his niche in the edifice of time
Before the mortar of his zeal
Has a chance to congeal
The cup is dashed from his lips
The flame is snuffed adorning
He's brought to wrack and ruin in his prime

My world was calm, well ordered, exemplary
Then came this person, with chaos
in her wake
And now my life's ambitions go
with one fell blow
It's quite a bitter pill to take

Bert
A spoonful of sugar that is all it takes
It changes bread and water
into tea and cakes
'Ave yourself a 'ealthy 'elpin' ev'ry day

You're a man of 'igh position
Esteemed by your peers
And when your little tykes are cryin'
You 'aven't time to dry their tears
And see them grateful little faces
Smilin' up at you
Because their dad, 'e always knows
just what to do

You've got to grind, grind, grind
at that grindstone
Though child'ood slips like sand through
a sieve
And all too soon they've up 
and grown and then
And it's too late for you to give
Just that spoonful of sugar to 'elp
the medicine go down
The medicine go dow-own, medicine go down



Let's Go Fly a Kite
Mr. Banks, Bert, Children & Mrs. Banks

Mr. Banks
With tuppence for paper and string
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
Oh, Oh, Oh
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
Let's go fly a kite!

The Banks Family
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

Bert
When you send it flying up there
All at once you're lighter than air
You can dance on the breeze
Over houses and trees
With your fist holding tight
To the string of your kite

Chorus
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