Tuesday, 20 August 2013

ABC Wednesday, F for Feed the birds from Mary Poppins



Mary Poppins
A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family. She changes the world for the two children whose father is a cold, businessman and whose mother has no time to look after them.

   Feed the birds....

 
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."



 We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words    beginning with F

37 comments:

sylvia kirkwood said...

What a great post for the F Day, Wil!! Thanks for the movie!! Hope you have wonderful week!!

Leslie: said...

Oh gosh Wil...I haven't heard that song for years! It almost brought tears to my eyes as Julie Andrew's voice is so pitch perfect and full of emotion. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week,

Leslie
abcw team

Kay said...

This has always been one of my favorite songs from Mary Poppins. I'll come back again just to listen to it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was so much fun to watch again.... I loved that movie.

And an original and lovely idea for the alphabet meme!

Roger Owen Green said...

Did you see the story about Dick van Dykes auto accident? I'lll steal this from Mark Evanier:

Dick Van Dyke entitled his autobiography, My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business. Here’s yet another example of why that was a good name…

Dick Van Dyke was pulled from his burning sports car Monday afternoon after it caught fire on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas, according to California Highway Patrol officials and his personal Twitter account.

Although the agency did not identify Van Dyke by name, he and his wife both tweeted photos of the scorched vehicle.

"He’s fine thank God!!" Arlene Van Dyke wrote.

CHP responded to a report of a burning vehicle on the right shoulder of the eastbound 101 Freeway near Parkway Calabasas about 2 p.m., according to the agency’s incident log. The log noted that the driver was still inside, possibly unaware that the vehicle was on fire.

And other reports say that Dick, who’s 87, went home right after and did not need medical attention. His Jaguar was totaled but he’s unharmed.

I’ve been hanging around this man lately because I admire him and his work so much and because he’s such a nice, funny man…and also because I like seeing him with Arlene, who’s a terrific spouse/partner for him. At least, that’s why I was hanging around him. From now on, it’s just because I’m hoping some of his luck will rub off on me. That’s how it works with chimney sweeps, you know.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love this song Wil - and I love the film too.

Arkansas Patti said...

I may be the only person who never saw Mary Poppins. Thanks for the reminder and video. Think I will correct that over sight now and head for Netflix.
The story about Dick Van Dyke"s accident is just this minute playing on the TV in the other room. Seems he is OK.

Ann said...

I had forgotten about this song in the movie, it doesn't stand out as much. Julie's sweet voice is wonderful.
Ann

Nanka said...

Lovely movie and a beautiful song!! I love all these (English Movie) musicals!! .......as we also have a parallel bollywood cinema here. :)

photowannabe said...

Oh, I really like that song and the artistry that goes with it. Mary Poppins is a Favorite of mine.
Thank you for reviving some good memories for me.

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love Mary Poppins!

Rajesh said...

I really like that song.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Enjoyed your post for F this week.

uberrhund said...

Lovely post full of happy childhood memories of seeing Mary Poppins and then asking to read the books over and over!

Hazel Ceej said...

Lovely! Nannies like Mary Poppins are wonder nannies. I rather like listening to "tuppence, tuppence a bag." :)

Hazel

Carver said...

I've always loved that song and scene from the movie.

Hildred said...

That was lovely, Wil. Thanks for posting it.

lotusleaf said...

I love the song.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

this was always one of my very favorite songs in Mary Poppins

magiceye said...

Lovely take on the theme!

Love the header!!

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Oh I loved that movie! Great "F" contribution. It's always loads of fun visiting. Have a great week.

MJ said...

Oh I love Mary Poppins. I grew up with this song. Oh the memories it has stirred up, all happy, of course! Hope all is well ♥

Norma Ruttan said...

I love that song sung by one of the most lovely voices in the world, Julie Andrews. bravo for sharing with us "FEED the Birds"!

Joy said...

Feeding the birds always brings rewards. Funnily enough I've never managed to seen Mary Poppins all the way through, although I have seen the beginning and the end.
Joy - ABC Team

Suzanne said...

Thank you for posting this,it was, and still is one of my favorites from Mary Poppins. Ahhhhh

Marie said...

I love this song, Wil! How neat that you shared it for F! I had seen the news report about Dick Van Dyke being pulled from the burning car...great of Roger Owen green to share that tidbit since it goes so well with your post.

Pheno Menon said...

Wonderful F and a wonderful movie too !

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Vagabonde said...

Merci d’avoir placé ce vidéo sur votre blog – qu’elle jolie chanson et la voix de Julie Andrews est si belle.

Lise said...

I love this song (the movie too)! What a perfect post for F, brought me back to so many childhood memories and my love of Julie Andrews:)

Jeanne Baney said...

I'm going back to listen, but I hear it in my head all the while I'm reading the lyrics and your comments. Everyone has special memories associated with this wonderful movie, as I do. It makes the day joyful. Thank you.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you Pheno Menon. Sorry, but I can't find your blog to comment on. Anyway it's nice you visited my blog!
Wil, ABCW Team

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Thanks for the good old movie.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Suzy said...

That brought back some childhood memories. A musical post is just fabulous. Loved it. Thanks for visiting my post.

Kalyan Panja said...

nice one.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I feed the birds everyday, I over estimate the rice I cook, and usually I always have extra rice left over.

Barbara Martin said...

Wil, a lovely reminder of a movie I haven't seen in some time. Nicely done.

Vicki Lane said...

Did someone say Mary Poppins? I adored the books as a child -- so much that I never wanted to see the Disney version. And I loved the old bird woman of St. Paul's. Thanks for the reminder, Wil -- I'm going to go get my books for a nice reread.