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Sherman Brothers A to Z: A Spoonful of Sugar

Today. I begin sharing songs from the Sherman Brother’s Catalog of movie songs they have written over the years. I am doing this for A to Z Challenge, So i’ll be sharing them in alphabetical order on a daily basis. All the lyrics were written by the Sherman Brothers and I have pulled all the lyrics from pages of The Sherman Brothers Wiki at Fandom. Since the A to Z people take off Sundays and since not all of you may know a lot about the Sherman Brothers each Sunday I will be posting a little about them. Click here to see yesterdays post about them.

Today we start with A Spoonful of Sugar from the 1964 film Mary Poppins. Since I also started in 1964, I thought this would be a good place to begin.

Mary Poppins: [spoken] 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 [sung] 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!

[Interlude]

The honey bee 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 ev’ry flower that they sip And hence (and hence), They find (they find) Their task is not a grind.

Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h ah!

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!

The link to the lyrics page at the Sherman Brother’s Wiki can be found here you can see an excerpt from the film by clicking here.