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Anything Can Happen is a giant production number from the Musical Adaptation of Mary Poppins. The song begins with Mary Poppins, Jane and Michael Banks explaining the philosophy to Mrs. Banks, then follows as Mr. Banks decides to quit his job before the entire company finally joins Mary, Bert and the children under Mary's giant umbrella.


Mary Poppins: Anything can happen if you let it,
Sometimes things are difficult,
But you can bet it doesn't have to be so,

Jane: Changes can be made,

Michael: You can move a mountain,
If you use a larger spade,

Mary Poppins: Anything can happen it's a marvel,

Jane: You can be a butterfly,

Michael: Or just stay larval,

Jane and Michael: Stretch you're mind beyond fantastic,
Dreams are made of strong elastic,

Mary Poppins: Take some sound advice,
And don't forget it,

Jane, Michael, Mrs. Banks
Anything can happen if you let it!

(Spoken) Mrs. Banks: I wonder...

Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael: Anything can happen if you let it

Mary Poppins: You won't know a challenge until you've met it

Jane: No one does it for you

Mary Poppins: No one but yourself
Vascillating violets get left up on the shelf

Anything can happen just imagine
That should be my epitaph
I wear the badge in
Honour of this world's free thinkers

Mrs. Banks: Those who see beyond their blinkers

Jane, Michael: Jelly isn't jelly

Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael: 'til you set it

Mary Poppins, Mrs. Banks, Jane, Michael: Anything can happen if you let it.

Mary Poppins: Anything can happen if you let it
What good is a whistle

Bert: Unless you wet it

Mary Poppins, Bert: Broaden your horizons

Bert: Open different doors

Mary Poppins, Bert: You may find a you there
That you never knew was yours

Bert: Anything can happen

Mrs. Corry: Raise the curtain
Things you though impossible

Mrs. Corry, Bert: Will soon seem certain
Though at first it may sound clownish
See the world more
Turn it on it's head
Then pirouette it
Anything can happen if you let it.

Mary Poppins: If you reach for the stars
All you get are the stars
But we've found a whole new spin
If you reach for the heavens

All: You get the stars thrown in.

If you reach for the stars
All you get are the stars
But we've found a whole new spin
If you reach for the heavens
You get the stars thrown in.

Anything can happen if you let it
Life is out there waiting
So go and get it
Grab it by the collar
Seize it by the scruff
Once you've started living life
You just can't get enough!

Anything can happen it's official
You can choose the super or the superficial
Sally forth the way we're steering
Obstacles start disappearing
Go and chase your dreams you won't regret it
Anything can happen
Anything can happen
Anything can happen
If you let it.

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Films: Mary Poppins (video/soundtrack) • Mary Poppins Returns (video/soundtrack) • The Cat That Looked at a KingMusicalThe Legacy CollectionPractically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders
Disney Parks
Garden of the Twelve FriendsMary PoppinsThe Great Movie Ride

Entertainment: Disney Adventure Friends CavalcadeDisney's BelieveDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicFollow Your DreamsMickey's Magical Music WorldOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives OnOnce Upon a Mouse
Restaurants: Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
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Fireworks: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsDisney Dreams!Disney Movie MagicDisneyland ForeverFantasy in the SkyMagical
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Mary Poppins: Mary PoppinsBertGeorge BanksWinifred BanksJane BanksMichael BanksPenguin WaitersFoxAdmiral Boom and Mr. BinnacleUncle AlbertMr. Dawes Sr.Katie NannaMrs. BrillEllenMr. Dawes Jr.Constable JonesThe Pearly BandMiss LarkChimney Sweeps

Mary Poppins Returns: William Weatherall WilkinsJackTopsyThe Balloon LadyClydeShamusJohn BanksAnnabel BanksGeorgie BanksAngusHamilton Gooding and Templeton FryeThe Park KeeperPenny FarthingLamplighters
The Cat That Looked at a King: CatKing
Musical: Miss Andrew

LondonCherry Tree LaneEnglish Countryside Painting
Mary Poppins: Sister SuffragetteThe Life I LeadThe Perfect NannyA Spoonful of SugarSobre las OlasJolly HolidaySupercalifragilisticexpialidociousStay AwakeI Love to LaughFeed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)A British BankFidelity Fiduciary BankChim Chim Cher-eeStep in TimeA Man Has DreamsLet's Go Fly a Kite

Mary Poppins Returns: (Underneath the) Lovely London SkyA ConversationCan You Imagine That?The Royal Doulton Music HallA Cover is Not the BookThe Place Where Lost Things GoTurning TurtleTrip a Little Light FantasticNowhere to Go But Up
Musical: Temper, TemperPractically PerfectAnything Can HappenBrimstone and TreaclePlaying the GameBeing Mrs. BanksGood for NothingCherry Tree LanePrecision and Order
Deleted Songs: The Anthropomorphic ZooThe ChimpanzooThe Right SideThe Land of SandAdmiral BoomMary Poppins' MelodyYou Think, You BlinkThrough The Eyes of LoveWest WindTiki TownThe North Pole Polka