THE SONGS

The Mary Poppins stage musical features a mix of songs old and new; along with the Sherman brothers songs that became classics thanks to the Disney film, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe composed some new toe-tappers that merge into the new production.

On this page I've listed out the song list of the original London production, and the lyrics below that are from the original London cast album. The lyrics of some of these songs have been changed as the productions evolved, so they may not match what's being staged right now.

  1. Chim Chim Cher-ee (prologue): Bert
  2. Cherry Tree Lane part 1: Mr. Banks, Mrs. Banks, Mrs. Brill and Robertson Ay
  3. The Perfect Nanny: Jane and Michael Banks
  4. Cherry Tree Lane part 2: Mr. Banks, Mrs. Banks, Mrs. Brill and Robertson Ay
  5. Practically Perfect: Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael
  6. Chim Chim Cher-ee: Bert
  7. Jolly Holiday: Bert, Mary Poppins, Jane and Michael
  8. Cherry Tree Lane (reprise) / Being Mrs Banks / Jolly Holiday (reprise): Mr. Banks, Mrs. Banks, Jane and Michael
  9. A Spoonful of Sugar: Mary Poppins, Jane and Michael, Robertson Ay, Mrs. Banks
  10. Precision and Order: Bankers
  11. Feed the Birds: Mary Poppins and the bird woman
  12. Supercalifragilisticexpidalidocious: Mary Poppins, Bert, Mrs. Corry, Jane, Michael and shoppers
  13. Chim Chim Cher-ee: Bert
  14. Temper Temper: Nursery toys
  15. Chim Chim Che-ree (rooftop duet): Mary Poppins and Bert
  16. Cherry Tree Lane part 3: Mrs. Banks, Mr. Banks, Jane, Michael, Mrs. Brill, Robertson Ay
  17. Brimstone and Treacle part 1: Miss Andrew
  18. Let's Go Fly a Kite: Bert and chorus
  19. Good for Nothing / Being Mrs Banks (reprise): Mr. Banks and Mrs. Banks
  20. Brimstone and Treacle part 2: Mary Poppins vs. Miss Andrew
  21. Practically Perfect (reprise): Jane, Michael and Mary Poppins
  22. Chim Chim Cher-ee: Bert, chimney sweeps
  23. Step in Time: Bert, Mary Poppins and the chimney sweeps
  24. A Man Has Dreams / A Spoonful of Sugar (reprise): Mr. Banks and Bert
  25. Anything Can Happen: Full cast
  26. A Spoonful of Sugar (finale) / A Shooting Star: Mary Poppins

CHIM CHIM CHEREE (PROLOGUE)

[BERT]
Wind's in the east, there's a mist comin' in
Like somethin' is brewin' and 'bout to begin
Can't put me finger on what lies in store
But I feel what's to 'appen all 'appened before

A father, a mother, a daughter, a son
The threads of their lives are all wrapped in and done
Somethin' is needed to twist 'em as tight
As a string you might use when you're flying a kite

Chim chiminy chim chim cheree chim cheroo

CHERRY TREE LANE PART 1

[MRS BRILL]
Katie Nana! Who gets stuck with the children with no nanny in the house? Me, that's who!

[KATIE NANA]
I've said my say, Mrs Brill, and that's all I'll say. I've done with this house forever!

[MRS BRILL]
Well, good riddance, then.

[WINIFRED]
Katie Nana!
Gone? Are you quite sure

[MRS BRILL]
Gone! And is it any wonder?

[WINIFRED]
Choosing the right nanny I keep drawing blanks
Do you really think I made another blunder
What on earth am I to say to Mr Banks?

George, dear
I'm feeling so bereft, dear
Another nanny's left, dear
Every nanny goes
We're unlucky, I suppose

[WINIFRED, MRS BRILL, JANE, MICHAEL & ROBERTSON AY]
We are never going to find the perfect nanny

[GEORGE]
Nonsense!

Precision and order
That's all that I ask
The running of a household
A straightforward task
The children, the servants
They're all your domain
Whilst I remain the sovereign
Of Cherry Tree Lane
Coat!

[MRS BRILL]
Coming, sir.

[GEORGE]
The simple truth is youíve engaged six nannies over the last four months and theyíve all been unqualified disasters.

A nanny should govern
A nanny should rule
A nanny is a paragon
Who suffers no fool
A nannyís a stalwart
Our children would gain
By having such a nanny
In Cherry Tree Lane

[WINIFRED]
Of course, George but--

[GEORGE]
So take control of situations
Show your authority
When interviewing staff
You know your role
They know their stations
Efficiency and forethought
Cut the jobs in half
Briefcase.

[WINIFRED]
I thought Katie Nana would be firm with the children. She always looked so cross.

[GEORGE]
Winifred, never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.

[WINIFRED]
Clear thinking, sound judgement

[GEORGE]
Thatís how to advance

[GEORGE & WINIFRED]
Then things will run like clockwork

[GEORGE]
Leave nothing to chance
When nannies go missing
The answer is plain
Our children must be monsters

[WINIFRED]
Oh how can they be monsters?

[GEORGE & WINIFRED]
In Cherry Tree Lane

[GEORGE]
Umbrella.

[WINIFRED]
Oh, if only we could find someone like your old nanny.

[GEORGE]
Iím afraid thatís not realistic, my dear. Few women alive could manage Miss Andrewís standards of efficiency. Besides, we could never afford someone of her calibre.

[MRS BRILL & ROBERTSON AY]
Precision and order
He wants nothing less

[ROBERTSON AY]
Itís like an army barracks

[MRS BRILL]
Yes, and weíre in a mess

[MRS BRILL & ROBERTSON AY]
No wonder the nannies are driven insane
Weíre living in a madhouse
In Cherry Tree Lane

[GEORGE]
Now, place an advertisment in the Times stating that Jane and Michael Banks require the best possible nannyÖ At the lowest possible wage.

[JANE]
Father, weíve written our own advertisment.

[GEORGE]
What?

[WINIFRED]
Oh please, George, I think we should hear it.

[JANE]
Wanted. A nanny for two adorable children.

[GEORGE]
Adorable? Well, that's debatable, I must say.

THE PERFECT NANNY

[JANE]
If you want this choice position
Have a cheery disposition
Rosy cheeks, no warts

[MICHAEL]
That's the part I put in.

[JANE]
Play games, all sorts
You must be kind, you must be witty
Very sweet and fairly pretty

[GEORGE]
Of all the ridiculous--

[WINIFRED]
Oh, George, please.

[JANE]
Take us on outings, give us treats

[MICHAEL]
Sing songs, bring sweets
Never be cross or cruel
Never feed us castor oil or gruel

[JANE]
Love us as a son and daughter

[MICHAEL]
And never smell of barley water
I put that bit in, too.

[JANE]
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

[MICHAEL]
Put toads in your bed, or pepper in your tea

[JANE]
Hurry nanny, many thanks

[JANE AND MICHAEL]
Sincerely

[JANE]
Jane

[MICHAEL]
And Michael

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Banks

CHERRY TREE LANE PART 2

[GEORGE]
That is quite enough tommy rot for one day. Would you please go upstairs and let me get to work!
I might have guessed
The wind is blowing
And itís an easterly
Itís bound to bring a chill
Iím underdressed
I must be going
Fetch my gloves and scarf
Or Iíll be later still
Whereís my hat? Heís brushed it with boot polish!

[ALL]
Precision and order
Thatís all that (he asks/I ask)
The running of a household
A straightforward task
The children, the servants
Theyíre all (your/my/her) domain

[GEORGE]
Whilst I remain the sovereign
Mind you, use your day well.

[WINIFRED]
You remain the sovereign

[GEORGE]
I shall be home at six oíclock sharp.

[ALL]
He remains the sovereign
Of Cherry Tree Lane

PRACTICALLY PERFECT

[MARY POPPINS]
By the time the wind has blown
The weather vane around
Iíll show you, if I can
No matter what the circumstance
For one thing Iím renown
My character is spit-spot spic and span

Iím practically perfect
In every way

[JANE]
Practically perfect?

[MARY POPPINS]
So people say

Each virtue virtually knows no bound
Each trait is great and patently sound

Iím practically perfect from head to toe
If I had a fault it would never dare to show
Iím so practically perfect
In every way

Both prim and proper and never too stern
Well-educated yet willing to learn
Iím clean and honest, my manner refined
And I wear shoes of the sensible kind

I suffer no nonsense and whilst I remain
Thereís nothing else I feel I need explain

Iím practically perfect in every way
Practically perfect, thatís my forte
Uncanny nannies are hard to find
Unique, yet meek, unspeakably kind

Iím practically perfect, not slightly soiled
Running like an engine thatís just been freshly oiled
Iím so practically perfect
In every way

Well, those are my credentials. Perhaps you have a few questions?

[MICHAEL]
Not temperamental?

[MARY POPPINS]
Never.

[MICHAEL]
Not grouchy or gruff?

[MARY POPPINS]
Oh, the very thought.

[JANE]
Will you stay tender
When the going gets tough?

[MARY POPPINS]
Quite the contrary.

[MICHAEL]
Do you read stories
Without a big fuss?

[MARY POPPINS]
Mmm-hmm.

[JANE]
Or have objections
To playing with us?

[MARY POPPINS]
Oh, I like games, but I choose them.
Some minor improvements may not go amiss
But at all times you must remember this

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Youíre practically perfect
In every way

[MARY POPPINS]
I guarantee

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Practically perfect
We hope youíll stay

[MARY POPPINS]
No flies on me

Each virtue virtually knows no bound
Each trait is great

[JANE & MICHAEL]
And patently sound

[MARY POPPINS]
Patently sound
Spit-spot! Jane, put your toys away, please.

[JANE]
Do I have to?

[MARY POPPINS]
Yes. Michael, tidy your things.

[MICHAEL]
Itís not fair!

[MARY POPPINS]
I didnít say I was fair. I saidÖ
Iím practically perfect, and hereís my aim
By the time I leave here you both will be the same
Youíll be practically perfect

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Practically perfect

[MARY POPPINS, JANE & MICHAEL]
You (We) will be practically perfect
In every way

JOLLY HOLIDAY

[BERT]
All that it takes is a spark
Then something, plain as a park
Becomes a wonderland

All you have to do
Is look a-new
Then youíll understand

Why itís a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your heart so light

[MARY POPPINS]
Oh, really.

[BERT]
When the day is grey and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright

[MARY POPPINS]
You do talk nonsense, Bert.

[BERT]
Oh, 'appiness is blooming all around 'er
The daffodils are smiling at the dove

[MARY POPPINS]
I havenít the faintest idea what youíre talking about.

[BERT]
When Mary holds your 'and

[MARY POPPINS]
Bert.

[BERT]
You feel so grand
Your 'eart starts beatin'
Like a big brass band

[MARY POPPINS]
Youíve got enough brass for all of us.

[BERT]
Oh, itís a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that itís Mary that we love
Come along, you two.

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Boring, just like other nannies
Thinking parks are good for us
Itís just statues, ducks and grannies
I donít understand all the fuss

[JANE]
Is she doing it to spite us?

[MICHAEL]
We could lose her for a lark

[JANE]
Perhaps itís all a plot

[MICHAEL]
Iíll tell you what
She seems so different

[JANE & MICHAEL]
But I bet sheís not
There is nothing to excite us
In the park

[JANE]
Who are you?

[NELEUS]
Iím Neleus, and I thought Mary Poppins would never let me get down from this plinth!

[BERT]
Ainít it a glorious day
Right as a morning in May

[NELEUS]
I feel like I could fly
Have you ever seen
The grass so green?

[MARY POPPINS]
Oh, Bert.
Or a bluer sky?

[BERT & NELEUS]
Oh, itís a jolly holiday with Mary

[BERT]
Bad days Iíve never known
You can ask the passing statuary

[STATUES]
Nothingís ever set in stone

[BERT]
Youíre looking tip-top from top to toe. If I may say so.

[MARY POPPINS]
Thank you, Bert. And you may.

[STATUES]
Oh itís a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that itís Mary that we love

[BERT]
Oi! Do you think Neleus is lookin' a bit timid today?

[MICHAEL]
No. Why?

[BERT]
I knew him when he was a little bolder. A little boulder, ha ha!
To see a statue dance like that
You canít believe your eyes
You fear youíve lost your marbles
But the thinker thinks youíre wise
So you should hasten, call a mason
Tell him what youíve seen
If he knows his craft heíll think youíre daft
But weíll know what you mean

[MALE STATUES]
Oh itís a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that itís Mary that we love

[BERT]
Now Notre Dame can cause alarm
And Iíve me own hunch why
Those gargoyles need to gargle
ĎCos their throats get rather dry
And just between us, I know Venus
Has a vice that shocks
She often drinks with a sphinx who winks
It's neat and on the rocks

[STATUES]
Oh, itís a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that itís Mary that we love

[BERT]
Letís go for jaunty saunter
You are bound to make your mark
Looks like all of you were all born to
Take a promenade in the park
With those finely-chiselled features
You can look down from above
Each man out with his dog would stand agog
To see a statue take a gentle jog

[BERT & STATUES]
Itís (it's) no (no) wonder that itís Mary
That (that) we (we) love

[STATUES]
Love love love
Love love love

[BERT]
No wonder that itís Mary that we love

[MARY POPPINS]
Itís a jolly holiday with you, Bert
Gentlemen like you are few
Though youíre just a diamond in the rough, Bert
Underneath, your blood is blue

[STATUES]
Your blood is blue

[MARY POPPINS]
Youíd never think of pressing your advantage
Forbearance is the hallmark of your creed
A lady neednít fear when you are near
Your sweet gentility is crystal clear

[STATUES]
Itís crystal clear

[MARY POPPINS & FEMALE STATUES]
Oh, itís a jolly holiday with you, Bert

[STATUES & STATUES]
Itís a jolly holiday

[MARY & STATUES]
A jolly, jolly holiday with you

[STATUES]
With you

[JANE, MICHAEL & FEMALE STATUES]
Oh itís a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your heart so light
When the day is grey and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright
Oh happiness is blooming all around her
The daffodils are smiling at the dove

[BERT & MALE STATUES]
Letís go for jaunty saunter
We are bound to make our mark
Looks like all of us were all born to
Take a promenade in the park
With our finely-chiseled features
We can look down from above

[BERT, JANE, MICHAEL & STATUES]
When Mary holds your hand
You feel so grand
Your heart starts beating
Like a big brass band

[BERT, JANE, MICHAEL & FEMALE STATUES]
Oh itís a jolly holiday with Mary

[MALE STATUES]
It's no wonder that it's Mary that we love

[BERT, JANE, MICHAEL & STATUES]
No wonder that itís Mary that we love

CHERRY TREE LANE (REPRISE) / BEING MRS BANKS / JOLLY HOLIDAY (REPRISE)

[GEORGE]
What good are rules if you can bend them?
We need a nanny who is disciplined and stern
With boys and girls you donít befriend them
I fear that Mary Poppins has a lot to learn

Precision and order
Our credo for life
Itís always been a comfort to me
And my wife

But now in our midst thereís
Well, I canít explain
But something is unsettling
In Cherry Tree Lane

[WINIFRED]
Being Mrs Banks
Should be an easy role
And yet itís one
Which I donít seem to good at
On the whole

I have a comfy home
I have a simple life
I have a name which tells the world
Iím someone elseís wife

Being Mrs Banks
What does that entail?
Facing tests of character
I always seem to fail

And as for his Ďbestí people
Well, Iíd like to say ďno thanksĒ
Theyíre not exactly my idea
Of being Mrs Banks

[JANE]
I still feel as if Iím dreaming

[MICHAEL]
So much fun in just one day

[JANE & MICHAEL]
When Mary holds your hand
You feel so grand
Your heart starts beating
Like a big brass band

[JANE]
Do look! Neleus is beaming!

[MICHAEL]
Letís hope she will stay

[JANE]
Good night, Neleus.

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Letís hope she will stay

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR

[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 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, medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

My point exactly.

A robin feathering his nest
Has very little time to rest
Whilst 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

[MARY POPPINS, JANE & MICHAEL]
For a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down, medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

[MARY POPPINS]
Spit spot!
The honey bees that fetch the nectar
From the flowers to the comb
Never tire of ever buzzing to and fro
Because they take a litle nip
From ev'ry flower that they sip
Mmm, rum punch! My favourite.
And hence

[ROBERTSON AY]
And hence

[MARY POPPINS]
They find

[ROBERTSON AY]
They find

[MARY POPPINS & ROBERTSON AY]
Their task is not a grind

[MARY POPPINS]
Just a spoonful of sugar
Helps the medicine go down

[WINIFRED]
The medicine?

[MARY POPPINS]
Go down
Medicine

[WINIFRED]
Go down

[MARY POPPINS, JANE & MICHAEL]
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

[WINIFRED]
So just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

[ROBERTSON AY]
The medicine go down

[WINIFRED]
Medicine go down

[WINIFRED, JANE & MICHAEL]
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

[MARY POPPINS]
In a most delightful way

[ALL]
In a most delightful way
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down, medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way
In a most delightful way
In a most delightful way

FEED THE BIRDS

[BIRD WOMAN]
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag

[MARY POPPINS]
Early each day to the steps of St. Paul's
The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she calls

[BIRD WOMAN]
Come buy my bags full of crumbs
Come feed the little birds
Show 'em 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

[MARY POPPINS]
"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 them
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

[BIRD WOMAN]
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag

[MARY POPPINS & BIRD WOMAN]
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag

[BIRD WOMAN]
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

[MARY POPPINS]
Super... calif... ragil... istic... expialid... ocious!

[MICHAEL]
That's not a word.

[MARY POPPINS]
Of course it's a word. And unless I'm very much mistaken, I think it's going to prove a rather useful one.
When trying to express oneself it's frankly quite absurd
To leap through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word
A little spontaneity keeps conversation keen
You need to find a way to say precisely what you mean

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

[MARY POPPINS, BERT, MRS CORRY & CUSTOMERS]
Um-diddle-diddle-diddle-um-diddle-ay
Um-diddle-diddle-diddle-um-diddle-ay

[JANE]
But it doesn't mean anything!

[BERT, MRS CORRY & CUSTOMERS]
Um-diddle-diddle-diddle-um-diddle-ay
Um-diddle-diddle-diddle-um-diddle-ay

[MARY POPPINS]
It can mean exactly what you want it to.
When stone age men were chatting simply grunting would suffice

[BERT]
Though if they'd heard this word they might 'ave used it once or twice

[MARY POPPINS]
That's right.

[MRS CORRY]
I'm sure Egyptian pharoahs would have grasped it in a jiff
Then every single pyramid would bear this heiroglyph
Oh supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Say it and wild animals would not seem so ferocious

[MARY POPPINS]
Add some further flourishes it's so rococcococious

[MRS CORRY]
Ah

[MARY POPPINS]
Ah

[BERT]
Ah ah ah ah

[ALL]
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

[BERT]
The druids could have carved it on their mighty monoliths

[MARY POPPINS]
Oh, yes.

[MRS CORRY]
The Ancient Greeks I'm certain would have used it in their myths

[MARY POPPINS]
I'm sure the Roman Empire only entered the abyss
Because those Latin scholars never had a word like this

[ALL]
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

[MARY POPPINS]
If you say it softly the effect can be hypnotious

[BERT]
Check your breath before you speak in case it's halitotious

[MARY POPPINS]
Oh, Bert!

[ALL]
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]
Of course, you can say it backwards, which is suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus.

[BERT]
She may be tricky, but she's bloody good.

[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

[BERT]
Just pick out those eighteen consonants and sixteen vowels as well
And put them in an order which is very 'ard to spell

[MARY POPPINS]
S. U. P. E. R.

[BERT]
R.

[MARY POPPINS]
C. A. L. I. F.

[BERT]
F.

[MARY POPPINS]
R. A. G. I. L.

[BERT]
L.

[JANE & MICHAEL]
I. S. T. I. C. E. X. P. I. A. L. I. D. O. C. I. O. U. S.

[BERT]
Clever clogs.

[ALL]
S. U. P. E. R. C. A. L. I. F. R. A. G. I. L. I. S. T. I C. E. X. P. I. A. L. I. D. O. C. I. O. U. S.
S. U. P. E. R. C. A. L. I. F. R. A. G. I. L. I. S. T. I C. E. X. P. I. A. L. I. D. O. C. I. O. U. S.
S. U. P. E. R. C. A. L. I. F. R. A. G. I. L. I. S. T. I C. E. X. P. I. A. L. I. D. O. C. I. O. U. S.

[BERT]
Here we go!

[ALL]
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilistic

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Supercalifragilistic

[ALL]
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

TEMPER TEMPER

[JANE]
Whatís happening? I donít understand!

[VALENTINE]
Iím sure you donít, Jane. You and Michael think you have nothing to learn but you donít understand the simplest things.

[MICHAEL]
Why are you all so big?

[WILLIAM]
You'll find out.

[VALENTINE]
Children who lose their temper will lose everything else in the end.

[TOYS]
Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper

[VALENTINE]
Temper, temper
Caught you at last
Your quick temper
Went a bit fast
This is a place of woe

[TOYS]
This is a place of woe

[VALENTINE]
This a place where all

[TOYS]
Wicked children go

[MICHAEL]
But this is our nursery!

[VALENTINE]
No, this is *our* nursery.

[TOYS]
Temper, temper, that was your crime
Weíve been watching you for some time
We knew that you'd appear (That you'd appear)
We knew your temper tantrums would lead you here

[JANE]
Stop! Leave us alone!

[WILLIAM]
Pray silence for the judge!

[MICHAEL]
What judge?

[WILLIAM]
All rise.

[MR PUNCH]
Temper, temper, silence in court
Is this not the story you thought?
You have to stand on trial

[TOYS]
Stand on trial

[MR PUNCH]
You will not see your parents
For quite some time

[VALENTINE & WILLIAM]
Children who refuse to learn

[TOYS]
Will not return
Children who refuse to learn
Will not return

[MR PUNCH]
Are you Jane and Michael Banks?

[JANE]
Yes, and we live at Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane.

[MONKEY 1]
Not anymore, you donít. Youíre at destinyís crossroads.

[MR PUNCH]
You stand accused of the wanton lost of a most important commodity. Namely, your temper!

[VALENTINE]
Call the first witness!

[MONKEYS]
Call the first witness!

[WILLIAM]
Call the first witness!

[DOLL]
Temper, temper, think of the cost
Of a temper, once itís been lost
You cannot get it back

[TOYS]
Cannot get it back

[DOLL]
Itís no excuse to say

[TOYS]
That your mood was black

[VALENTINE]
Call the surprise witness!

[MONKEYS]
Call the surprise witness!

[WILLIAM]
Call the surprise witness!

[JACK-IN-A-BOX]
Surprise! Yes, I saw them, your Honour. They were fighting over Valentine.

[MR PUNCH]
Go on.

[JACK-IN-A-BOX]
AndÖ And tore his arm! Again!

[TOYS]
Children who refuse to learn
Will not return

Children
Children who refuse to learn
Return
Will not return

Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper
Temper, temper

[MR PUNCH]
What is your verdict?

[TOYS]
Guilty!

[JUDGE]
You stand there bold as brass
You face the stiffest sentence this court can ask

[TOYS]
Children who refuse to learn
Will not return
Children who refuse to learn
Will not return
Children who refuse to learn
Will not return

Temper, temper!

CHIM CHIM CHEREE (ROOFTOP DUET)

[BERT]
Up where the smoke is all billowed and curled
ĎTween pavement and stars is the chimney sweepís world
Where thereís hardly no day nor 'ardly no night
Thereís things half in shadows and halfways in light
On the rooftops of London, coo, what a sight

[MARY POPPINS]
Oh, youíre a sweep now, are you?

[BERT]
Best view in the world, eh? And who gets to see it? The birds, the stars and the chimney sweeps. Nothing to beat it, eh?

Now as the ladder of life has been strung
You may think a sweepís on the bottom-most rung
Though I spends me time in the ashes and smoke
In this whole wide world thereís no 'appier bloke

[MARY POPPINS & BERT]
Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim cheree
A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim cheroo

[MARY POPPINS
Good luck will rub off when he shakes hands with you

[BERT]
Or blow me a kiss

[MARY POPPINS]
Bert!

[BERT]
And thatís lucky, too
Does this mean youíre going?

[MARY POPPINS]
The windís changed.

[BERT]
Ah, but theyíre good kids, Mary.

[MARY POPPINS]
Would I be bothering with them, if they werenít? But I canít help them if they wonít let me, and no one is so hard to teach as a child who knows everything.

[BERT]
So?

[MARY POPPINS]
So, theyíve got to do the next bit on their own.

[MARY POPPINS & BERT]
Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim cheree

[MARY POPPINS]
When youíre with a sweep, youíre in glad company
Goodbye, Bert.

[BERT]
Chim chim chim chim cheree
When youíre with a sweep, youíre in glad company
Nowhere is there a more happier crew
Then themís what sings chim chim cheree chim cheroo
Chim chiminy chim chim cheree chim

[MARY POPPINS]
Cheerio, Bert! Keep an eye on them for me.

[MICHAEL]
Whatís happened? Mary Poppinsí things have gone.

[JANE]
The windís changed! Sheís left us.

[MRS BRILL]
What in the name of heaven are the two of you up to? Oh dear. Whereís Mary Poppins?

[JANE]
Sheís gone.

[MRS BRILL]
Gone? Well, if she doesnít have a heart of stone and no mistake.

[JANE]
She left us a note.

[MICHAEL]
What does it say?

[JANE]
Mrs Brill, what does au revoir mean?

[MRS BRILL]
Why?

[JANE]
Because thatís what sheís written on it. ďDear Jane and Michael, keep playing the games. Au revoir. Mary Poppins.Ē

[MRS BRILL]
Well, Iím not up on these foreign tongues but itís French, I know that. Now letís see. Does it mean God bless you? Or is it good luck? Oh, now I remember now. It means ďtil we meet againĒ. Now will you come on in before you catch your death!

BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE PART 1

[MISS ANDREW]
These children have been spoiled
Iíve arrived here just in time
By chance Iíve brought the punishment
That best befits the crime

Brimstone and treacle and cod liver oil
Liberal doses of each
These are the treats from which children recoil
The lessons Iím going to teach

Just follow my model
And donít molly-coddle
It may lead the irksome to irk
So seek satisfaction
From punitive action
Brimestone and treacle will work
Open!

[MICHAEL]
Does it taste as bad as it smells?

[MISS ANDREW]
Worse.

[MICHAEL]
Do I have to?

[MISS ANDREW]
Open!

Brimstone and treacle and carbolic soap
These are the tools of my trade
With spoonfuls of sugar you donít have a hope
Of seeing that changes are made

Where manners are chronic
My tincture's the tonic
Thatís certain to wipe off a smirk
Just pour out a ration
In matronly fashion
Brimstone and treacle will work

I wonít stand for simpering, whinging and whimpering
Sucking of thumbs is absurd
Observe every letter for children are better
When they can be seen and not heard

Your son will go to boarding school at once. As for the girl, I shall take charge of her myself.

To cosset and pamper
Will hinder and hamper
The child in whom bad habits lurk
First threaten to throttle
Then uncork the bottle
Brimstone and treacle will work
Brimstone and treacle will work

LET'S GO FLY A KITE

[BERT]
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

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

[BERT & PARK KEEPER]
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

[BERT, PARK KEEPER, JANE & MICHAEL]
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

[BERT]
Reel it in!

[MICHAEL]
I can't, it's stuck.

[JANE]
I'll help.

[PARK KEEPER]
Here, let me.

[MARY POPPINS]
Aaaah...

[KITE FLYERS]
Oh let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Oh let's go fly a kite

GOOD FOR NOTHING / BEING MRS BANKS (REPRISE)

[GEORGE]
When you realise your worst fears have been realised
And certainties now seem a bit less sure
Ideals that at one time one idealised
Now don't seem so ideal any more

Where once there was order
Chaos has been loosed
And home truths like chickens
Are coming home to roost

Illusions may shatter
But memories stay
The things that really matter
I lost on the way

The sovereign, the master
And long may he reign
The famous good-for-nothing
Of Cherry Tree Lane

[WINIFRED]
George, dear
I know it hurts your pride, dear
But you can't just run and hide, dear
Why can't you see that I'm here and I am on your side

Whenever you spoke of Miss Andrew
You showered the woman with praise
But now that I've met dear Miss Andrew
There are one or two things I'd rephrase

To think you were raised by that monster
And carried that burden through life
If only you had seen that you
Could share it with your wife

Being Mrs Banks
It's easy to forget
The way I felt that summer's day
The day that we first met

Being Mrs Banks
Being kissed by you
A man of dreams
Who made me feel
That wishes could come true

And now although you're lost
It's time that we closed ranks
I'll fight for the man who needs freeing
The real you no one is seeing
And you'll find a way of just being
Being Mister Banks

BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE PART 2

[MICHAEL]
Perhaps sheís killed everyone. Perhaps theyíre all dead.

[JANE]
Whatís that?

[MARY POPPINS]
Itís a caged bird!

Did she, well frankly, thatís not a surprise
Locked in this cage and not free in the skies
For two years?
How shameful
Yes, of course, thatís a field I know well
An hour, no longer
Your wings will grow stronger
Once you are free from this cell

[MICHAEL]
What kind of bird is it?

[MARY POPPINS]
A lark. You are seeing a lark in a cage for the first time, and the last. My pleasure. Oh, donít mention it.

[MISS ANDREW]
So, children. Youíve decided to come crawling back, have you? Well, I think we know whatís needed now.
Brimstone and treacle, my favourite liquor
That will make runaways stop
Impudent children respond so much quicker
When forced to drink every last drop

[MARY POPPINS]
Is this what youíre looking for?

[MISS ANDREW]
Who are you?

[MARY POPPINS]
Iím Mary Poppins.

[MISS ANDREW]
Mary Poppins? But you left. Without notice.

[MARY POPPINS]
And Iíve come back without notice.

[MISS ANDREW]
I see. And what do you expect me to do?

[MARY POPPINS]
Pack.

[MISS ANDREW]
Pack?!
Silly little girl with your new-fangled methods
I bring up children so they know their place
Standing for tradition I govern my charges

[MARY POPPINS]
Mishandled charges blow up in your face

[MISS ANDREW]
I brought up their father

[MARY POPPINS]
Well that I donít doubt
You must be so proud
At the way he turned out

[MISS ANDREW]
A shining example, a pillar

[MARY POPPINS]
A post
They all have their problems
But him more than most

[MISS ANDREW]
Youíve let my little lark out of his cage
Now you will bear the full brunt of my rage
Brimstone and treacle for you
Brimstone and treacle for you

[MARY POPPINS]
Just a spoonful of sugar

[MISS ANDREW]
Brimstone and treacle for you

[MARY POPPINS]
Just a spoonful of sugar

[MISS ANDREW]
Brimstone and treacle for you

[MARY POPPINS]
Just a spoonful of sugar
AhÖ

[MARY POPPINS vs MISS ANDREW]
AhÖ
AhÖ

[MARY POPPINS]
I recognise fully
That you are a bully
Who views cruel deeds as a perk
Well, now hereís a catch
Because youíve met your match
Brimstone and treacle

[MISS ANDREW]
Brimstone and treacle

[MARY POPPINS]
Brimstone and treacle

[MISS ANDREW]
Brimstone and treacle

[MARY POPPINS & MISS ANDREW]
Wonít work

STEP IN TIME

[SWEEPS]
Brush away the dirt and soot
Brush away your tears
Cobwebs that aren't swept away
Hang around for years

In all weathers, up all hours
We can see for miles
Our idea of heaven is
A night out on the tiles

We may look a motley crew
(We may look a motley crew)
Smudged with tar and grime
(Smudged with tar and grime)
But when you need a helping hand
(But when you need a helping hand)

We try to step in
Try to step in
Try to step in
Just in time

[BERT]
We will step in

[SWEEPS]
Step in time

[BERT]
We will step in

[SWEEPS]
Step in time

[BERT]
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme

[BERT & SWEEPS]
We will step in, step in time

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

Watch where you step but step in time
Watch where you step but step in time
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme
Watch where you step but step in time

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

[MARY POPPINS]
Childhood is a step in time
Parenthood's the same

[MARY POPPINS & BERT]
Never miss a chance to get it right

[BERT]
Don't it seem a perfect crime
Don't it seem a shame

[MARY POPPINS & BERT]
When the steps aren't going
As smoothly as they might

[SWEEPS]
That's when we step in, step in time
That's when we step step in time
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme
That's when we step in, step in time

Spin spin spin spin spin

Link your elbows, step in time
Link your elbows, step in time
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme
Link your elbows, step in time
Link your elbows, step in time

Step in time, step step in time

[MARY POPPINS]
Just remember when you're low
Feeling in the wars
Someone's up your chimney

[SWEEPS]
And it isn't Santa Claus
If you need us, if you don't
(If you need us, if you don't)
Doesn't make much odds
(Doesn't make much odds)
We'll be watching over you
(We'll be watching over you)
Brushes, brooms and
Brushes, brooms and
Brushes, brushes, brooms and

[BERT]
And rods

[SWEEPS]
Over the rooftops
Over the rooftops
Over the rooftops
Over the rooftops

Over the rooftops step in time
Over the rooftops step in time
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme

[BERT]
Over the rooftops step in time

[SWEEPS]
Link your elbows, step in time
Link your elbows, step in time
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme
Link your elbows, step in time

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

Oh step in time, step in time
Step step step
Step in time, step in time
Step step step
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme

If you kick your knees up
Kick your knees up
Kick your knees up
Kick your knees up

Step step step step step step step step step
Step step step step step step step step step
Never need a reason if you step in time

A MAN HAS DREAMS / A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR (REPRISE)

[GEORGE]
I used to dream that when I grew up I'd learn everything there was to know about the stars. It's funny, I haven't thought about all that in years. I'm not usually sentimental.

[BERT]
Ah, it's good to look back sometimes.

[GEORGE]
Is it? I'm not so sure.
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 aborning
He's brought to rack and ruin in his prime

[BERT]
Life's a rum go, guv'nor, and that's the truth.

[MR. BANKS]
Do you know what I think? It's Mary Poppins. From the moment she stepped into this house, things began to happen to me.

[BERT]
Mary Poppins, eh?

[GEORGE]
Yes, yes of course.
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
It's that Poppins woman! She's responsible for all this.

[BERT]
I know the very person. 'Ere, what's that thing she's always saying?
A spoonful of sugar, that is all it takes
It changes bread and water into tea and cakes

[GEORGE]
There, you see, that's exactly what I mean. Changing bread and water into tea and cakes, indeed. No wonder everything's coming unstrung around here.

[BERT]
A spoonful of sugar goes a long, long way
So 'ave yourself a healthy helping every day

[GEORGE]
A healthy helping of trouble, if you ask me.

[BERT]
Like you say, guv'nor.

You've got to grind, grind, grind at that grindstone
Though childhood slips like sand through a sieve
And all too soon they've up and grown
And then they've flown
And it's too late for you to give

Just that spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down
The medicine go down, medicine go down
Well, good luck, guv'nor.

[GEORGE]
Thank you... Bert. And good luck to you, too.

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN

[MARY POPPINS]
Anything can happen if you let it
Sometimes things are difficult but you can bet it
Doesn't have to be so

[JANE]
Changes can be made

[MICHAEL]
You can move a mountain if you use a larger spade

[MARY POPPINS]
Anything can happen, it's a marvel

[MICHAEL]
You can be a butterfly

[JANE]
Or just stay larval

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Stretch your mind beyond fantastic
Dreams are made of strong elastic

[MARY POPPINS]
Take some sound advice and don't forget it

[WINIFRED, JANE & MICHAEL]
Anything can happen if you let it

[WINIFRED]
I wonder...

[ALL]
Anything can happen if you let it

[WINIFRED]
You won't know a challenge until you've met it

[MICHAEL]
No one does it for you

[WINIFRED]
No one but yourself
Vacillating violets get left up on the shelf
Anything can happen, just imagine

[MARY POPPINS]
That should be my epitaph
I wear the badge in
Honour of this world's free thinkers

[WINIFRED]
Those who see beyond their blinkers

[JANE & MICHAEL]
Jelly isn't jelly

[WINIFRED, JANE & MICHAEL]
'Til you set it
Anything can happen if you let it

[MARY POPPINS]
Anything can happen if you let it
What good is a whistle

[BERT]
Unless you whet it

[MARY POPPINS & BERT]
Broaden your horizons

[BERT]
Open different doors

[MARY POPPINS & BERT]
You may find a you there that you never knew was yours

[BERT & MRS CORRY]
Anything can happen

[MRS CORRY]
Raise the curtain
Things you though impossible

[BERT & MRS CORRY]
Will soon seem certain
Thought at first it may sound clownish
See the world more upside-downish
Turn it on its head then pirouette it

[BERT, MRS CORRY & LAMP-LIGHTERS]
Anything can happen if you let it

[MARY POPPINS]
If you reach for the stars
All you get are the stars
But we've found a whole new spin
If you reach for the heavens
You get the stars thrown in

[ALL]
You get the stars thrown in

If you reach for the stars
All you get are the stars
But we've found a whole new spin
If you reach for the heavens
You get the stars thrown in

Anything can happen if you let it
Life is out there waiting so go and get it
Grab it by the collar, seize it by the scruff
Once you've started living life you just can't get enough

Anything can happen, it's official
You can choose the super or the superficial
Sally forth the way we're steering
Obstacles start disappearing
Go and chase your dreams you won't regret it
Anything can happen
(Anything can happen)
Anything can happen

[MARY POPPINS, JANE & MICHAEL]
Anything can happen

[ALL]
If you let it

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR (FINALE) / A SHOOTING STAR

[MARY POPPINS]
With every job when it's complete
There is a sense of bittersweet
That moment when you know the task is done
Though in your heart you'd like to stay
To help things on their way
You've always known
They must do it alone
There. Practically perfect, and I hope it remains so.

[WINIFRED]
Mary Poppins?

[MICHAEL]
Mary Poppins has gone.

[JANE]
She's gone because we don't need her anymore. And other families will.

[WINIFRED]
I wonder if she's right, George. And we really could do without a nanny from now on. What do you think?

[GEORGE]
I think you'd better come and dance with me.

[WINIFRED]
George, this is serious.

[GEORGE]
Look! Wasn't that a shooting star?

[MICHAEL]
You can borrow my telescope.

[GEORGE]
I was right. Wish on it, children. Winifred... My dearest love.

[JANE]
We won't forget you, Mary Poppins.

[MICHAEL]
We'll never forget.

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Though intent in his pursuit he has a merry tune to toot // He knows a song will move the job along - Mary Poppins