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Lyrics to Feed the Birds in Mary Poppins

Feed The Birds is a song in the Disney film, Mary Poppins (1964).
Written By The Richard and Robert Sherman, who also
wrote all the songs in Mary Poppins.

Feed the Birds
Sung by: Julie Andrews in 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."

Mary Poppins.... Feed The Birds

In the movie, the new nanny, Mary Poppins appears on
the doorstep of Mr. and Mrs. Bank's home in the year 1910.
Their previous nanny quit the job after becoming vexed
at the Bank's children, Jane and Michael.

When Mr. Banks goes looking for a new nanny, Jane and
Michael write their own advertisement which dad promptly
tears up and throws into the fireplace. Mysteriously
the advertisement floats up to a cloud where Mary Poppins
reads it.

The song, Feed the Birds is sung to the children by
Mary Poppins as she tries to explain the benefits of
giving to charity.

Pamela Travers wrote Mary Poppins.

Other songs in the movie Mary Poppins:

Overture Orchestral medley of several of the songs from
the film, including Feed the Birds, A Spoonful of Sugar,
Chim Chim Cher-ee and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Jolly Holiday
Sister Suffragette
The Life I Lead
The Perfect Nanny
A Spoonful of Sugar
Jolly Holiday
Stay Awake
I Love to Laugh
Feed the Birds"
Fidelity Fiduciary Bank
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Step in Time
A Man Has Dreams
Feed the Birds
Let's Go Fly a Kite

See Also:

List of Famous Birds

Songs about Birds

Quotes about Birds

Nursery Rhymes about Birds

Magnificent Plush Stuffed Birds

Cheerful Bird Calendars


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