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"Jolly Holiday" is a song from the film Mary Poppins. It was written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. It is sung by Bert (Dick Van Dyke) and Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) in the pastel fantasy sequence before reaching the carousel. The Oscar winning music arranger Irwin Kostal provided the much lauded orchestration.

The song also appears in the musical, but it was changed to fit the story of Neleus from Mary Poppins Opens the Door.[citation needed]

The film takes place in 1910 (although the P.L. Travers books place the story in 1934) and the song is in the Music Hall style of the period.

The song has been parodied in Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act and the show's album, with the name "Jolly Holiday with Rudy," which made fun of the cleaning of Broadway at the time.

The Disney on Ice version was sung as "A Jolly Holiday in London".

Lyrics

Bert: Ain't it a glorious day?
Right as a mornin' in May
I feel like I could fly
'Ave you ever seen
The grass so green?
Or a bluer sky?

Oh, it's a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your 'eart so light
When the day is gray and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright!

Oh 'appiness is bloomin' all around 'er
The daffodils are smilin' at the dove
When Mary 'olds your 'and, you feel so grand
Your 'eart starts beatin' like a big brass band

It's a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it's Mary that we love!

Sheep: Oh, it's a jolly holiday with Mary
Lambs: Mary makes your heart so light
Horse: When the day is gray and ordinary
Cow: Mary makes the sun shine bright!

Ducks: Oh 'appiness is bloomin' all around 'er
Pig: The daffodils are smilin' at the dove Oink! Oink!
Farm Animals: When Mary 'olds your 'and, you feel so grand
Your 'eart starts beatin' like a big brass band

It's a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it's Mary that we love!

Mary: Oh, it's a jolly holiday with you, Bert
Gentlemen like you are few
Though you're just a diamond in the rough, Bert
Underneath your blood is blue!

You'd never think of pressing your advantage
Forbearance is the hallmark of your creed
A lady needn't fear when you are near
Your sweet gentility is crystal clear!

Oh, it's a jolly holiday with you, Bert
A jolly, jolly holiday with you!

Bert:
All that it takes is a spark
Then something, plain as a park
Becomes a wonderland
All you have to do
Is look a-new
Then you’ll understand

Why it’s a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your heart so light

Mary: 
Oh, really.

Bert: 
When the day is grey and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright

Mary:
You do talk nonsense, Bert.

Bert: 
Oh, 'appiness is blooming all around 'er
The daffodils are smiling at the dove

Mary:
I haven’t the faintest idea what you’re talking about.

Bert: 
When Mary holds your 'and

Mary:
Bert

Bert: 
You feel so grand
Your 'eart starts beatin'
Like a big brass band

Mary:
You’ve got enough brass for all of us.

Bert: 
Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it’s Mary that we love
Come along, you two.

Jane and Michael: 
Boring, just like other nannies
Thinking parks are good for us
It’s just statues, ducks and grannies
I don’t understand all the fuss

Jane:
Is she doing it to spite us?

Michael:
We could lose her for a lark

Jane:
Perhaps it’s all a plot

Michael:
I’ll tell you what
She seems so different

Jane and Michael:
But I bet she’s not
There is nothing to excite us
In the park

Jane:
Who are you?

Neleus:
I’m Neleus, and I thought Mary Poppins would never let me get down from this plinth!

Bert: 
Ain’t it a glorious day
Right as a morning in May

Neleus:
I feel like I could fly
Have you ever seen
The grass so green?

Mary:
Oh, Bert.
Or a bluer sky?

Bert and Neleus:
Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with Mary

Bert: 
Bad days I’ve never known
You can ask the passing statuary

Statues:
Nothing’s ever set in stone

Bert: 
You’re looking tip-top from top to toe. If I may say so.

Mary:
Thank you, Bert. And you may.

Statues:
Oh it’s a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it’s Mary that we love

Bert: 
Oi! Do you think Neleus is lookin' a bit timid today?

Michael:
No. Why?

Bert: 
I knew him when he was a little bolder. A little boulder, ha ha!
To see a statue dance like that
You can’t believe your eyes
You fear you’ve lost your marbles
But the thinker thinks you’re wise
So you should hasten, call a mason
Tell him what you’ve seen
If he knows his craft he’ll think you’re daft
But we’ll know what you mean

Male Statues:
Oh it’s a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it’s Mary that we love

Bert: 
Now Notre Dame can cause alarm
And I’ve me own hunch why
Those gargoyles need to gargle

Cos their throats get rather dry
And just between us, I know Venus Has a vice that shocks She often drinks with a
sphinx who winks It's neat and on the rocks

Statues:
Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it’s Mary that we love

Bert: 
Let’s go for jaunty saunter
You are bound to make your mark
Looks like all of you were all born to
Take a promenade in the park
With those finely-chiselled features
You can look down from above
Each man out with his dog would stand agog
To see a statue take a gentle jog

Bert and Statues:
It’s (it's) no (no) wonder that it’s Mary
That (that) we (we) love

Statues:
Love love love
Love love love

Bert: 
No wonder that it’s Mary that we love

Mary:
It’s a jolly holiday with you, Bert
Gentlemen like you are few
Though you’re just a diamond in the rough, Bert
Underneath, your blood is blue

Statues:
Your blood is blue

Mary Poppins:
You’d never think of pressing your advantage
Forbearance is the hallmark of your creed
A lady needn’t fear when you are near
Your sweet gentility is crystal clear

Statues:
It’s crystal clear

Mary and Female Statues:
Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with you, Bert
It’s a jolly holiday
A jolly, jolly holiday with you

Statues:
With you

Jane, Michael, and Female Statues:
Oh it’s a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your heart so light
When the day is grey and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright
Oh happiness is blooming all around her
The daffodils are smiling at the dove

Bert and Male Statues:
Let’s go for jaunty saunter
We are bound to make our mark
Looks like all of us were all born to
Take a promenade in the park
With our finely-chiseled features
We can look down from above

Bert, Jane, Michael, and Statues:
When Mary holds your hand
You feel so grand
Your heart starts beating
Like a big brass band

Bert, Jane, Michael, and Female Statues:
Oh it’s a jolly holiday with Mary

Male Statues:
It's no wonder that it's Mary that we love

Bert, Jane, Michael and Statues:
No wonder that it’s Mary that we love

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