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Sherman Brother’s A to Z: F is for Feed the Birds

When selecting posts for things like the A to Z Challenge, I tend towards over analysis and rigidity. Like when I did super heroes a few years ago, I worked really hard almost too hard to make sure 1/2 were Mar,vel and half were DC. With The Sherman Brothers I wanted to bring the point home that they wrote songs for a plethora of different movies. This idea somehow morphed into a rule that said I had to include 6 different movies each week. Well up to this point, I have included a different film each of the first 5 letters but I cant bring myself to the point of missing the best f song possible just to satisfy a rule nobody else even knew about.

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.”


Other Sherman songs beginning with the letter F are Fidelity Fiduciary Bank – Also from Mary Poppins, Fundamental Friendability from Snoopy Come Home and Fortuosity from The Happiest Millionaire.