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"The Perfect Nanny" is a song in the film, Mary Poppins sung by the children, Jane and Michael Banks.

Lyrics

Jane Banks [Spoken] :Wanted a nanny for two adorable children

[Sung]

If you want this choice position

Have a cheery disposition

Rosy cheeks, no warts

Michael Banks [Spoken]:

That's the part I put in

Jane Banks [Sung]:

Play games, all sorts

You must be kind, you must be witty

Very sweet and fairly pretty

Take us on outings, give us treats

Sing songs, bring sweets

Never be cross or cruel

Never give us castor oil or gruel

Love us as a son and daughter

And never smell of barley water

Michael Banks [Spoken]:

I put that in, too

Jane Banks [Sung]:

If you won't scold and dominate us

We will never give you cause to hate us

We won't hide your spectacles

So you can't see

Put toads in your bed

Or pepper in your tea

Hurry, Nanny!

Many thanks

Sincerely,

Jane and Michael Banks:

Jane and Michael Banks.

Later reference

In 2018, Karen Dotrice made a cameo appearance in Mary Poppins Returns, asking directions of Jane Banks, now an adult and played by Emily Mortimer. Her response, "Many thanks, sincerely," is a quotation from this song.


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Mary Poppins Logo
Media
Films: Mary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsThe Cat That Looked at a KingVideo

Music: Mary PoppinsMusicalThe Legacy CollectionMary Poppins Returns
Books: Big Golden BookLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Garden of the Twelve FriendsMary Poppins RideThe Great Movie Ride

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicOne 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 Easter WonderlandDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney 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

Characters
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

Locations
London
Songs
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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