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Being Mrs. Banks is a song from the stage adaptation of Mary Poppins and is Winifred Banks' only solo number in the musical which replaces her solo number from the film, "Sister Suffragette".

In Act 1, is sung in tandem with a reprise of "Cherry Tree Lane" and "Jolly Holiday" where she reflects on her life of being a wife after being an actress prior to marriage. It is reprised in Act II after she realizes why George is the way he is thanks to his evil nanny Miss Andrew. She decides just being there for him is enough to be "Mrs. Banks".


Being Mrs. Banks
Should be an easy role
And yet it's one which I don't seem
Too good at on the whole

I have a comfy home
I have a simple life
I have a name which tells the world
I'm someone else's wife.

Being Mrs. Banks
What does that entail?
Facing tests of character
I always seem to fail
And as for his "best people"
Well I'd like to say no thanks
They're not exactly my idea
Of being Mrs. Banks

George, dear
I know it hurts your pride dear
But you can't just run and hide dear
Why can't you see that I'm here
And I am on your side.

Whenever you spoke of Miss Andrew
You showered the woman with praise
But now that I've met dear Miss Andrew
There are one or two things I'd rephrase
To think you were raised by that monster
And carried that burden through life
If only you had seen that you could share it with your wife.

Being Mrs. Banks
It's easy to forget
The way I felt that summers' day
The day that we first met

Being Mrs. Banks
Being kissed by you
A man of dreams
Who made me feel
That wishes could come true.

And now although you're lost
It's time that we closed ranks
I'll fight for the man who needs freeing
The 'real you' who no one is seeing
And you'll find a way of just being
Being Mister Banks.

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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

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