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Usually after the hectic week, Walt would ask us how we were doing, and we'd tell him what we were working on. Then he'd ask us to play it, and I'd sit down and play, and he'd look out the window and get wistful. Then he'd turn around and say, 'That's what it's all about, isn't it?'
Richard Sherman

"Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)" is a song featured in the 1964 film Mary Poppins, written by the Sherman Brothers, and sung by Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). It has an orchestral and choral reprise, played over George Banks' solitary walk to the bank at night. It is known to have been Walt Disney's favorite song.

It is also noted to be one of the only two from the film (the other being "Stay Awake") that P.L. Travers liked as well.

Lyrics

Early each day to the steps of St. 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."

(instrumental)

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."


v - e - d
Mary Poppins Logo
Media
Films: Mary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsThe Cat That Looked at a KingVideo

Music: SoundtrackMusical
Books: Big Golden BookLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Garden of the Twelve FriendsThe Great Movie Ride

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicDisney Movie Magic
Restaurants: Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Magic on ParadeDisney On Parade 100 Years of MagicDisney Stars 'n' CarsMickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disneyland Forever

Characters
Mary PoppinsBertGeorge BanksWinifred BanksJane BanksMichael BanksPenguin WaitersFoxAdmiral Boom and Mr. BinnacleUncle AlbertMr. Dawes Sr.Katie NannaMrs. BrillEllenMr. Dawes Jr.Constable JonesBird WomanAndrewThe Pearly Band
Locations
LondonNursery
Songs
Film: Sister SuffragetteThe Life I LeadThe Perfect NannyA Spoonful of SugarJolly HolidaySupercalifragilisticexpialidociousStay AwakeI Love to LaughFeed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)A British BankFidelity Fiduciary BankChim Chim Cher-eeStep in TimeA Man Has DreamsLet's Go Fly a Kite

Musical: Temper, TemperPractically PerfectAnything Can Happen
Deleted Songs: The ChimpanzooThe Right SideThe Land of SandAdmiral BoomMary Poppins' MelodyYou Think, You BlinkThrough The Eyes of LoveWest WindTiki TownThe North Pole Polka

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