Mary Poppins - Original London Cast Recording : Cherry Tree Lane (part 1)

Songteksten info
Title: Cherry Tree Lane (part 1)
Movie / DVD / Musical: Mary Poppins - Original London Cast Recording
Songwriter(s): George Stiles & Anthony Drewe
Composer(s): George Stiles & Anthony Drewe
Performed By: David Haig, Linzi Hateley
Year: 2005
Language: Engels
Lyrics
MRS BRILL:
Katie Nanna!
And who gets stuck with the children with no nanny in the house?
Me! That’s who!

KATIE NANNA:
I’ve said my say, Mrs Brill, and that’s all I’ll say. I’ve done with this house forever!

MRS BRILL:
Well good riddance, then!

WINIFRED:
Katie Nanna!
Gone? Are you quite sure…

MRS BRILL:
Gone! And is it any wonder?

WINIFRED:
Choosing the right nanny – I keep drawing blanks
Do you really think I made another blunder
What on earth am I to say to Mr Banks?
George, dear
I’m feeling so bereft, dear
Another nanny’s left, dear
Every nanny goes
We’re unlucky I suppose

WINIFRED, MRS BRILL, JANE, MICHAEL & ROBERTSON AY:
We are never going to find the perfect nanny

GEORGE:
Nonsense!
Precision and order
That’s all that I ask
The running of a household
A straightforward task
The children, the servants
They’re all your domain
Whilst I remain the sovereign of Cherry Tree Lane
Coat!

MRS BRILL:
Coming sir

GEORGE:
The simple truth is you’ve engaged six nannies over the last four months, and they’ve all been unqualified disasters!
A nanny should govern
A nanny should rule
A nanny is a paragon who suffers no fool
A nanny’s a stalwart
Our children would gain
By having such a nanny in Cherry Tree Lane

WINIFRED:
Of course, George, but…

GEORGE:
So take control of situations
Show your authority when interviewing staff
You know your role, they know their stations
Efficiency and forethought cut the jobs in half
Briefcase!

WINIFRED:
I thought Katie Nanna would be firm with the children. She always looked so cross.

GEORGE:
Winifred, never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.

WINIFRED:
Clear thinking
Sound judgement

GEORGE:
That’s how to advance

GEORGE & WINIFRED:
Then things will run like clockwork

GEORGE:
Leave nothing to chance
When nannies go missing
The answer is plain
Our children must be monsters

WINIFRED:
Oh, how can they be monsters?

BOTH:
In Cherry Tree Lane

GEORGE:
Umbrella!

WINIFRED:
If only we could find someone like your old nanny

GEORGE:
I’m afraid that’s not realistic, my dear. Few women alive could manage Miss Andrew’s standards of efficiency. Besides, we could never afford someone of her calibre.

MRS BRILL & ROBERTSON AY:
Precision and order
He want nothing less

ROBERTSON AY:
It’s like an army barracks

MRS BRILL:
Yes and we’re in the mess

MRS BRILL & ROBERTSON AY:
No wonder the nannies are driven insane
We’re living in a madhouse in Cherry Tree Lane

GEORGE:
Now place an advertisement in The Times stating that Jane and Michael Banks require the best possible nanny at the lowest possible wage.

JANE:
Father, we’ve written our own advertisement.

GEORGE:
What!

WINIFRED:
Please, George. I thing we should hear it.

JANE:
Wanted. A nanny for two adorable children.

GEORGE:
Adorable? Well, that’s debatable, I must say.