Sherman Brothers A to Z: X is for xpialidocious

A to Z challenge is now 12/13th finished. There is almost nothing left to say. So why not take time for a word you say when you have nothing else to say?

Song: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Film : Mary Poppins

Year: 1964

Notable Lyrics:

But better use it carefully Or it could change your life.

For exemple, One night I said it to me girl, And now me girl’s my wife!

And What a lovely thing she is!

Full Lyrics are found here

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Sherman Brothers A to Z: V is for Veritable

Disclaimer: This post does not containy any endgame spoilers. I am writing this A to Z challenge post at 10:40 p.m. because I just watched Endgame tonight. So I could include endgame spoilers if I wanted. I personally think Templeton the Rat would gobbled them up before they could get spoiled.

Song; A Veritable Smorgasboard

Film: Charlotte’s Web

Year: 1973

Notable Lyrics: All. So I’ll break with my format for the week and put them all here.

Goose:

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord-orgasbord-orgasbord

After the crowds have ceased.

Each night, when the lights go out, it can be found, on the ground, all around,

Oh! What a rat-ly feast!

Templeton:

Will I find

Melon rinds and bits of hot dogs, cookie crumbs and rotten cotton candy,

Melted ice cream, mustard drippings, moldy goodies everywhere.

Goose: Yes! Yes!

Lots of popcorn, apple cores, banana peels and soggy sandwiches,

And gobs of gorgeous gook to gobble at the fair!

Goose: Yes! Yes! Yes!

Templeton and Goose:

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord-orgasbord-orgasbord

After the gates are shut.

Each night, when the lights go out, it can be found, on the ground, all around,

That’s where a rat can glut, glut, glut, glut!

– Reprise –

Templeton: 

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord-orgasbord-orgasbord

After the crowds have ceased.

Each night, when the lights go out, it can be found, on the ground, all around,

Oh! What a rat-ly feast!

Melon rinds and bits of hot dogs, cookie crumbs and rotten cotton candy,

Melted ice cream, mustard drippings, moldy goodies everywhere.

Lots of popcorn, apple cores, banana peels and soggy sandwiches,

And gobs of gorgeous gook to gobble at the fair!

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord-orgasbord-orgasbord

After the gates are shut.

Each night, when the lights go out, it can be found, on the ground, all around,

That’s where a rat can glut, glut, glut, glut!


https://the-sherman-brothers.fandom.com/wiki/A_Veritable_Smorgasbord


How I became familiar eith the work: I’m not sure if I read the book, heard the book read aloud at my school, or saw the film at my local library first. I know I did all of those in short order. I also remember watching the film on t.v. multiple times. I prefer the book to the film. But just by a thread, whisker or nose depending on what character I am thinking of at the time.

I have tried to emulate Charlotte by being a better friend than writer. I’m not much like Wilbur, because I’m quite a ham and he lived out his days without being butchered. Now that’s a spoiler!

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Sherman Brothers A to Z: U is for Up

If you are stopping by from the a to z challenge you are very welcome. If you are stopping by from somewhere else you are equally welcome. If you are not stopping by at all, you are neither my intended nor my actual audience yet you are welcome just the same.

Song : Up Down Touch The Ground.

Film: WInnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree

Year: 1966

Notable Lyrics:
I am short, fat and proud of that And so, with all my might I up, down and up and down To my appetite’s delight

How I became familiar with the work: Like The Aristocats, we had an 8 track tape of the Winnie The Pooh disney shorts. Unlike the Aristocats these shorts were sometimes played ontelevision. Oh the joys growing up in the era before videocassettes, cable or dvds. When our youngest was a baby there were small plush winnie the pooh characters thatt sang son when you pressed them Winnie sang this song.

This isn’t exactly the kind our daughter had, but you get the idea.

Sherman Brothers A to Z: T is for The

The River Song

This is about the time in the challenge where it becomes a challenge to not get behind in my posting. Busyness will do that to you. I wish I could take a relaxing raft ride down the river and forget all my cares and responsibilities. Oh wait, I sort of can.

Song: The River Song

Film : Tom Sawyer

Year: 1973

Notable Lyrics: The river song sings, “Travel on, Travel on” You blink away a tear, And the boy is gone

How I became familiar with the work: I remember seeing a Tom Sawyer movie in the theatre at about this time. I don’t remember Johnny Whittaker from Family Affair being in it and I don’t remember it being a musical. So if that wasn’t that one, I became familiar with it a few weeks ago when I was watching Buzr which is a non cable game show channel. I had stumbled on a mid 70’s remake of What’s my Line where a celebrity panel tries to guess the mystery guest and their occupation. In this case the mystery guest was actress Celeste Holm who mentioned that her most recent film was playing Aunt Polly in a musical version of Tom Sawyer. I googled it to find that The Sherman Brothers along with another movie music legend John Williams had collaborated on the score.

Links:

Lyrics

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Sherman Brothers A to Z: S is for Scales

Welcome to week 4 of the A to Z Challenge. Each week I like to change the format of my posts up just a little bit. This week I am not including the lyrics to the songs but will continue to put a link for the lyrics.

Song: Scales and Arpeggios

Film: Aristocats

Year:1970

Notable Lyric: Though at first it seem as if it doesn’t show

Like a tree ability will bloom and grow

How I Became Familiar with the work: In the 1970’s when I was growing up most our families music was on 8 track tapes. We had one for the Aristocats and my siblings and I would listen to it all the time before we ever saw the movie.

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