Sherman Brothers A to Z: P is for Pooh

Winnie The Pooh is one of the most beloved children’s literary characters for a reason. In 1977 The many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, The Disney compilation of 3 previously released featurettes combined with new material to make a feature film, made the beloved bear a film star as well. The theme song and the opening sequence forever pair the cinematic version and the literary version. This has as much to do with the Sherman song as it does with the animation.

Deep in the hundred acre wood, where Christopher Robin plays You’ll find the enchanted neighborhood, of Christopher’s childhood days

A donkey named Eeyore is his friend, and Kanga and little Roo, (and Tigger too!) There’s Rabbit and Piglet, and there’s Owl But most of all, Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff He’s Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh Willy nilly silly old bear

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff He’s Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh Willy nilly silly old bear


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Sherman Brother’s A to Z. O is for O’malley.







I did not realize it when I planned out the songs for this week, that a different animal was being feutured each day. Monday we had a monkey in the title. No Dogs were allowed in yesterday’s post. Today we are featuring Thomas O’Malley Cat form Disney’s 1972 gem, The Aristocats? Any guessed what animals may round out our week?

Thomas O’Malley

I like cheech-a-cheech-chee-roni

Like they make at home

Or a healthy fish with a big backbone

I’m Abraham DeLacey

Giuseppe Casey

Thomas O’Malley

O’Malley the alley cat!

I’ve got that wanderlust

Gotta walk the scene

Gotta kick up highway dust

Feel the grass that’s green

Gotta strut them city streets

Showin’ off my éclat, yeah

Tellin’ my friends of the social elite

Or some cute cat I happen to meet

That I’m Abraham DeLacey

Giuseppe Casey

Thomas O’Malley

O’Malley the alley cat!

Duchess: Why, monsieur, your name seems to cover all of Europe!

O’Malley: Well of course. I’m the only cat of my own kind.

I’m king of the highway

Prince of the boulevard

Duke of the avant-garde

The world is my backyard

So if you’re goin’ my way

That’s the road you wanna seek

Calcutta to Rome or

Home Sweet Home in Paris…

Magnifique, you all!

Toulouse: Oh, boy! An alley cat!

Marie: Shh! Listen.

O’Malley

I only got myself

And this big old world

But I sip that cup of life

With my fingers curled

I don’t worry what road to take

I don’t have to think of that

Whatever I take is the road I make

It’s the road of life make no mistake, for me

Yeah, Abraham DeLacey

Giuseppe Casey

Thomas O’Malley

O’Malley the alley cat

That’s right

And I’m very proud of that

Yeah!


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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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Sherman Brother’s A to Z. J is for Just say Yes I can.

Yesterday I didn’t write anything Sherman Brother’s related and wrote a brief post for my anniversary instead. Today, I am posting Sherman J and then Sherman K in a little while and will be back to normal tomorrow.

In the inaugural year of the Disney Channel there was a show called Welcome to Pooh corner which ran original episodes in the first few seasons of the then fledgling channel. I have only seen a few episodes of this show, seen is really too strong of a word. My friends children were watching the show a few times when I was a house guest there, It seems the Sherman brother’s wrote special songs for each of the show’s main characters that would play near the end of the program when that character was featured in the episode, I won’t say no is Eeyore’s song.

When there’s a hill

I have to climb

Although it seems too high

I hide my doubt

And start right out

And here’s the reason why

I won’t say no

I won’t say can’t

I won’t say I won’t try

I just say yes I can

And I get there by and by

I just say yes I can

And I get there by and by

When something new

Looks hard to do

I’m not afraid to start

I just begin

And lose or win

I try with all my heart

I won’t say no

I won’t say can’t

I won’t say I won’t try

I just say yes I can

And I do it by and by

I just say yes I can

And I do it by and by

I won’t say maybe

I won’t say no, not I

I may be slow

But this I know

I’m not afraid to give it a try

Give it a try, give it a great big try

So every time

You seek a prize

That seems too hard to win

The hardest part

Is how to start

Stop worrying

And just begin

And don’t say no

And don’t say can’t

And don’t say I won’t try

Just say yes I can

And you just might win that prize

Just say yes I can

Because a winner always tries

Spoken: Thank you for singing along with me.


https://the-sherman-brothers.fandom.com/wiki/Just_Say,_%22Yes_I_Can%22

What if anything is your favorite Disney Channel show? Is it easy for you to give up on something or someone?

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