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A British Bank is a song written by the Sherman Brothers for the 1964 Disney film, Mary Poppins.

LyricsEdit

A British nanny must be a gen'ral! The future empire lies within her hands. And so the person that we need to mold the breed Is a nanny who can give commands!

A British bank is run with precision, A British home requires nothing less! Tradition, discipline, and rules must be the tools, Without them - disorder! Catastrophe! Anarchy! - In short, we have a ghastly mess!


Mr. Banks: A British bank is run with precision, A British home requires nothing less! Tradition, discipline, and rules must be the tools, Without them - disorder! Chaos! Moral disintegration! In short, we have a ghastly mess!

Mary Poppins: I quite agree!

Mr. Banks: The children must be molded, shaped and taught, That life's a looming battle to be faced and fought.

If they must go on outings, These outings ought to be Fraught with purpose, yes and practicality! These silly words like superca... Superca... superca...

Mary Poppins: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mr. Banks: Yes, well done, you said it!

And popping through pictures, Have little use, fulfill no basic need! They've got to learn the honest truth, Despite their youth, They must learn...

Mary Poppins: About the life you lead!

Mr. Banks: Exactly!

Mary Poppins: They must feel the thrill of totting up a balanced book, A thousand ciphers neatly in a row. When gazing at a graph that shows the profits up, Their little cup of joy should overflow!

Mr Banks: Precisely!

Mary Poppins: It's time they learned to walk in your footsteps,

Mr Banks: My footsteps!

Mary Poppins: To tread your straight and narrow path with pride.

Mr Banks: With pride!

Mary Poppins: Tomorrow, just as you suggest, pressed and dressed, Jane and Michael will be at your side.

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