Mary Poppins : The Life I Lead

Songteksten info
Title: The Life I Lead
Movie / DVD / Musical: Mary Poppins
Songwriter(s): Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Composer(s): Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed By: Davind Tomlinson (George Banks)
Year: 1963
Language: Engels
Lyrics
I feel a surge of deep satisfaction
Much as a king astride his noble steed
When I return from daily strife to
hearth and wife

How pleasant is the life I lead!

W: "Dear it's about the children"
G: "Yes yes yes..."

I run my home precisely on schedule
At 6:01, I march through my door
My slippers, sherry, and pipe are
due at 6:02
Consistent is the life I lead!

W: "George they're missing!"
G: "Splendid, splendid"

It's grand to be an Englishman
in 1910
King Edward's on the throne
it's the age of men
I'm the lord of my castle
the sov'reign, the liege!
I treat my subjects: servants,
children, wife
With a firm but gentle hand
Noblesse oblige!
It's 6:03 an the heirs to my dominion
Are scrubbed and tubbed and
adequately fed
And so I'll pat them on the head
and send them off to bed
Ah! Lordly is the life I lead!

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!

G: "You getting this Winifred?"
W: "Oh yes every word!"

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, you have a ghastly mess!