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Sherman Brothers A to Z: L is for Lots in Common

In 1973 Charlotte’s Web an adaptation of EB White’s book hit the theaters. I remember seeing it and enjoying it very much. I remember how the songs really seemed to bring the story to life as much as the animation. What I didn’t realize then was that the same song writers responsible for my beloved Mary Poppins and Winnie The Pooh also wrote the songs for Charlotte. Click here to read an excellent retrospective review of the movie and and the sound track especially focusing on the work of the Sherman Brothers,

Well why not? Oh we’ve got

Lots in common where it really counts

Where it really counts, we got large amounts

What we look like doesn’t count an ounce

We’ve got lots in common where it really counts

(Wilbur) You’ve got feathers, I’ve got skin

But we both our outsides hold us in

(Calf) I’ve got hooves, you’ve got webbed feet

But we both stand up to eat

Cause we got

Lots in common where it really counts

Where it really counts, we got large amounts

What we look like doesn’t count an ounce

We’ve got lots in common where it really counts

(Wilbur) You’ve got a beak and I’ve a snout

But both of us can sniff about

(Horse) You’ll say quack and I’ll say neigh

But we’re talking either way

Oh we’ve got

Lots in common where it really counts

Where it really counts, we got large amounts

What we look like doesn’t count an ounce

We’ve got lots in common where it really counts

(Charlotte) You’re born to swim and I to spin

But we both love this world were in

We share the sun, the earth, the sky

And that’s the reason why

We’ve all got

Lots in common where it really counts

Where it really counts, we got large amounts

What we look like doesn’t count an ounce

We’ve got lots in common where it really counts

https://the-sherman-brothers.fandom.com/wiki/We%27ve_Got_Lots_in_Common

Finding things in common seems to be a lost art these days. Why do you think people focus more on differences thsn commonalities?

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K is for Keith and Kite

April is a busy moth for me. Shermanically speaking I have 26 songs and videos to put out for the A to Z challenge. It is often Easter, It is a busy month for our home school co-op and at the 2 church youth groups I work at. It is also the month of my wedding anniversary and the month my youngest brother died. The latter happened 10 years ago this month. For what ever reason I link the song Let’s go Fly A kite with Keith. I can remember him singing it. Keith is one of the few people who ever sang worse than I do so if you heard him sing it you’d probably remember too. I remember going Kite Flying on Easter Sundaya few days after he died. I took my 3 kids and Keith’s 2 kids and remember thinking that He would never be able to take his kids kite flying again. Shortly after that I wrote this.

Which brings us to our Sherman song of the day. Let’s go Fly a Kite.

Mr. Banks: 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 a 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: When you send it flyin’ up there,

All at once you’re lighter than air.

You can dance on the breeze Over ‘ouses and trees,

With your first ‘olding tight, To the string of your kite

Londoners: 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!


https://the-sherman-brothers.fandom.com/wiki/Let%27s_Go_Fly_a_Kite

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