Temper, Temper was a song from the musical adaptation of Mary Poppins that featured the nanny sending Jane and Michael to their room and bringing the toys to life. The toys then put the two misbehaving children on trial for the most wanton crime of losing their tempers! The song was infamous for scaring the younger audience members and was later replaced with "Playing the Game", a much tamer version of the lesson, focusing more on treating the toys with kindness, that featured Mary on stage as the ringleader yet also a buffer to the craziness as well.


What's Happening, I Don't Understand?

I'm sure you don't Jane,
You and Michael think you have nothing to learn,
But you don't understand the simplest of things!

Why are you all so big?

You'll find out,
Children who lose their temper,
Will lose everything else in the end!

Valentine and Other Toys
(chanting) Temper, Temper, Temper, Temper,
Temper, Temper, Temper, Temper,

(sung) Temper, Temper!
Caught you at last,
Your quick, Temper,
Went a bit fast!

Valentine and Other Toys
This is a place of Woe
(a place of woe)
This is a place
Where All Wicked Children Go!

(spoken) But this our Nursery!

Not anymore, this is our Nursery!

(sung) Temper, Temper,
That was your crime,
We've been watching,
You for some time,

We knew that you'd appear,
(That you'd appear)
We knew your,
Temper Tantrums would lead you here!

(spoken) Stop! Leave us alone!

Bailiff 1
Pray silence for the judge!

What judge?!?

Bailiff 2
All Rise!

(sung) Temper, Temper,
Silence, in court,
Is this not the story
You thought!

You have to stand on trial,
(Stand on trial)
You will not see your parents,
for quite some while!

Judge and Bailiffs
Children who refuse to learn,
Will not return,

Children who refuse to learn,

(spoken) Are you Jane and Michael Banks?

Yes, and we live at 17 Cherry Tree Lane!

Not anymore you don't,
You're at destiny's crossroad!

Call the first witness!
Call the first witness!
Call the first witness!

Rag Doll
(sung) Temper, Temper,
Think of the cost,
Of a Temper,
Once it's been lost,

Rag Doll & Toys
You cannot get it back,
(Get it back)
It's no excuse to say,
That you're mood was black!

(spoken) Call the surprise witness!
Call the surprise witness!
Call the surprise witness!


I saw them you're honor,
They were fighting over Valentine!

Go on!

And toys,
Oh no,
And games!

(sung) Children who refuse to learn will not return!
Children who refuse to learn,


What is your verdict?


You stand there cold as brass,
You face the stiffest sentence,
This court can pass!

Children who refuse to learn,
(Children who refuse to learn)
Children who refuse to learn,

Mary Poppins
(swinging the doors open to the nursery, causing everything to cease and desist) Temper-Temper!

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Films: Mary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsThe Cat That Looked at a KingMary Poppins (video)Mary Poppins Returns (video)

Music: Mary PoppinsMusicalThe Legacy CollectionMary Poppins Returns
Books: Big Golden BookLittle Golden BookPractically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders

Disney Parks
Garden of the Twelve FriendsMary PoppinsThe Great Movie Ride

Entertainment: Disney'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
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicDisney Stars on ParadeDisney Stars 'n' CarsDreaming Up!Happiness is Here ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Fireworks: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsDisney Dreams!Disney Movie MagicDisneyland ForeverFantasy in the SkyMagical
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring Promenade

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 Lark

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

Mary Poppins: Sister SuffragetteThe Life I LeadThe Perfect NannyA Spoonful of SugarJolly 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 Happen
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

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