“Early each day to the steps of Saint 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.”
– Julie Andrews, Feed the Birds, Mary Poppins
“Every so often Walt would call us up to his office on a Friday afternoon. We knew what he wanted. When we got there, he would say, ‘I just wanted to know what you boys were up to these days.’ Then he would turn around in his chair and stare out the window, like the first time we played it for him, and he would say, ‘Play it.’ And we would … And you could just see Walt thinking, ‘That’s what it’s all about, everything we do at Disney.'”- Robert Sherman, Co-writer of Feed the Birds