A Cover Is Not the Book (From “Mary Poppins Returns”)


It is my great
honor to introduce this
evening’s renowned guest, the one, the only,
Mary Poppins! [audience cheering] Oh! Thank you.
Thank you very much. Yes, thank you. Come on! No, no, no. Come on up. Silly chap. [cheering] Thank you. Sing for us, Mary Poppins! Sing! Sing! Sing for us! No. No, no, no. Come on. Have a go. No. I haven’t sung
in years. Sing for us, Marry Poppins. Please! Please! Oh, no.
I couldn’t possibly. D-flat major. ♪♪♪ ♪ Uncle Gutenberg
was a bookworm ♪ ♪ And he lived
on Charing Cross ♪ ♪ The memory of his volumes
brings a smile ♪ ♪ He would read me
lots of stories ♪ ♪ When he wasn’t
on the sauce ♪ [laughter] ♪ Now I’d like
to share the wisdom ♪ ♪ Of my favorite bibliophile ♪ ♪ He said ♪ ♪ A cover is not the book
so open it up and take a look ♪ ♪ ‘Cause under the covers
one discovers that
the king may be a crook ♪ ♪ Chapter titles
are like signs ♪ ♪ And if you read
between the lines ♪ ♪ You’ll find your
first impression was mistook ♪ ♪ For a cover is nice
but a cover is not the book ♪ ♪ Ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ra-ta-ta-ta,
ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ra-ta-ta-ta ♪ Mary Poppins, could you
give us an example? Certainly. Mm! ♪ Nellie Rubina
was made of wood
but what could not be seen ♪ ♪ Was though her trunk
up top was barren ♪ ♪ Well, her roots
were lush and green ♪ ♪ So, in spring
when Mr. Hick’ry ♪ ♪ Saw her blossoms
bloomin’ there ♪ ♪ He took root
despite her bark ♪ ♪ And now there’s
seedlings everywhere ♪ ♪ Which proves a cover
is not the book
so open it up and take a look ♪ ♪ ‘Cause under the covers
one discovers that
the king may be a crook ♪ ♪ Chapter titles
are like signs ♪ ♪ And if you read
between the lines ♪ ♪ You’ll find your first
impression was mistook ♪ ♪ For a cover is nice
but a cover is not the book ♪ [cheering] Shall we do the one
about the wealthy widow? Oh, by all means. Always loved that one. Oh, go on, then. ♪ Lady Hyacinth Macaw ♪ ♪ Brought all her treasures
to a reef ♪ ♪ Where she only wore a smile ♪ ♪ Plus two feathers
and a leaf ♪ ♪ So no one tried to rob her
’cause she barely
wore a stitch ♪ ♪ For when you’re in
your birthday suit ♪ ♪ There ain’t much there
to show you’re rich ♪ ♪ Oh, a cover is not the book
so open it up and take a look ♪ ♪ ‘Cause under the covers
one discovers that
the king may be a crook ♪ ♪ Ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ru-ra-la,
ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ra-ta-ta ♪ ♪ You’ll find your first
impression was mistook
Ya-da-da-da ♪ ♪ For a cover is nice
but a cover is not the book ♪ Give us the one
about the dirty rascal,
why don’t you? Isn’t that one a bit long? Well, the quicker
you’re into it, the quicker
you’re out of it. ♪ Once upon a time
in a nursery rhyme ♪ ♪ There was a castle with a king
hiding in a wing ♪ ♪ ‘Cause he never went to school
to learn a single thing ♪ ♪ He had scepters and swords
and a parliament of lords ♪ ♪ But on the inside
he was sad, egad ♪ ♪ Because he never had
a wisdom for numbers,
a wisdom for words ♪ ♪ Though his crown
was quite immense, his brain
was smaller than a bird’s ♪ ♪ So the queen of the nation
made a royal proclamation ♪ ♪ “To the missus
and the messers,
the more or lessers ♪ ♪ Bring me all the land’s
professors”, then she went
to the hairdressers ♪ ♪ And they came from the east
and they came from the south ♪ ♪ From each college
they poured knowledge from
their brains into his mouth ♪ ♪ But the king couldn’t learn,
so each professor
met their fate ♪ ♪ For the queen
had their heads removed
and placed upon the gate ♪ ♪ And on that date
I state ♪ ♪ Their wives all got a note
their mate was now
the late great ♪ ♪ But then suddenly one day
a stranger started in to sing ♪ ♪ He said
“I’m the dirty rascal and I’m
here to teach the king” ♪ ♪ And the queen
clutched her jewels,
for she hated royal fools ♪ ♪ But this fool had some rules
they really ought
to teach in schools ♪ ♪ Like you’ll be a happy king
if you enjoy
the things you’ve got ♪ ♪ You should never try to be
the kind of person
that you’re not ♪ ♪ So they sang and they
laughed, for the king
had found a friend ♪ ♪ And they ran onto a rainbow
for the story’s perfect end ♪ ♪ So, the moral is you mustn’t
let the outside be the guide ♪ ♪ For it’s not
so cut and dried ♪ ♪ Well, unless it’s Dr. Jekyll ♪ ♪ Then you better hide
Petrified ♪ ♪ No, the truth
can’t be denied
as I now have testified ♪ ♪ All that really counts
and matters
is the special stuff inside ♪ [cheering] He did it! ♪ Oh, a cover is not the book
so open it up and take a look ♪ ♪ ‘Cause under the covers
one discovers
that the king may be a crook ♪ ♪ So, please listen
to what we’ve said ♪ ♪ And open a book tonight
in bed ♪ ♪ So one more time,
before we get the hook ♪ Sing it out strong! ♪ A cover is nice ♪ ♪ Please take our advice ♪ ♪ A cover is nice ♪ ♪ Or you’ll pay the price ♪ ♪ A cover is nice
but a cover is not the book ♪ ♪ Ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ru-ra,
ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ru-ra ♪ ♪ Ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ru-ra,
la-la-la ♪ [audience cheering]

100 thoughts on “A Cover Is Not the Book (From “Mary Poppins Returns”)

  1. Uncle Gutenberg was a bookworm
    And he lived on Charing Cross
    The memory of his volumes brings a smile
    He would read me lots of stories
    When he wasn't on the sauce
    Now I'd like to share the wisdom
    Of my favourite bibliophile
    He said a-
    Cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    Chapter titles are like signs
    And if you read between the lines
    You'll find your first impression was mistook
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!
    Mary Poppins, could you give us an example?
    Certainly!
    Nellie Rubina was made of wood
    But what could not be seen was though
    Her trunk up top was barren
    Well, her roots were lush and green
    So in Spring when Mr Hickory saw her blossoms blooming there
    He took root despite her bark
    And now there's seedlings everywhere
    Which proves
    A cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    Chapter titles are like signs
    And if you read between the lines
    You'll find your first impression was mistook
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Should we do the one about the wealthy widow?
    Oh, by all means!
    Always loved that one
    Well, go on then!
    Lady Hyacinth Macaw
    Brought all her treasures to a reef
    Where she only wore a smile
    Plus two feathers, and a leaf
    So no one tried to rob her
    'Cause she barely wore a stitch
    For when you're in your birthday suit
    There ain't much there to show you're rich!
    Oh, a cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king maybe a crook
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la, ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta!
    You'll find your first impression was mistook (Ya-da-da-da)
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Oh, give us the one about the dirty rascal, why don't ya?
    Isn't that one a bit long?
    Well, the quicker you're into it, the quicker you're out of it
    Once upon a time
    In a nursery rhyme
    There was a castle with a king
    Hiding in a wing
    'Cause he never went to school to learn a single thing
    He had scepters and swords
    And a parliament of lords
    But on the inside he was sad
    Egad!
    Because he never had a wisdom for numbers
    A wisdom for words
    Though his crown was quite immense
    His brain was smaller than a bird's
    So the queen of the nation
    Made a royal proclamation:
    "To the Missus and the Messers
    The more or lessers
    Bring me all the land's professors"
    Then she went to the hair dressers
    And they came from the east
    And they came from the south
    From each college they poured knowledge
    From their brains into his mouth
    But the king couldn't learn
    So each professor met their fate
    For the queen had their heads removed
    And placed upon the gate
    And on that date
    I state their wives all got a note
    Their mate was now the late-great
    But then suddenly one day
    A stranger started in to sing
    He said, "I'm the dirty rascal
    And I'm here to teach the king"
    And the queen clutched her jewels
    For she hated royal fools
    But this fool had some rules
    They really ought to teach in schools
    Like you'll be a happy king
    If you enjoy the things you've got
    You should never try to be
    The kind of person that you're not
    So they sang and they laughed
    For the king had found a friend
    And they ran onto a rainbow for
    The story's perfect end
    So the moral is you musn't let
    The outside be the guide
    For it's not so cut and dried
    Well unless it's Dr. Jekyll
    Then you better hide, petrified!
    No, the truth can't be denied
    As I now have testified
    All that really counts and matters
    Is the special stuff inside
    He did it!
    Oh, a cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    So please listen to what we've said
    And open a book tonight in bed
    So one more time before we get the hook
    Sing it out strong!
    A cover is nice
    Please take our advice!
    A cover is nice
    Or you'll pay the price!
    A cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la, la, la!

  2. I'm probably one of the few people who've seen this without ever seeing the original film. I've heard it was great, but I've never gotten a chance to see it. I must admit, my interest in this film was initially piqued when I heard of Lin's involvement. I'm not exaggerating when I say I've never seen anything he was involved in without absolutely loving it. What can I say? The man's talented! While I must admit that his performance is awfully charming, the musical numbers are what really blew me away. The atmosphere of the set, the upbeat tunes, the wordplay, and not to mention the return of 2D animation, all of it astounded me. This scene was hands down the highlight of the film for me. Emily and Lin are both incredibly charming!

    My point is, even someone who came into the film purely because of their love of Lin's work can come out of it appreciating the film's imaginative imagery.

  3. The film as a whole felt rather like a parody or an homage rather than a continuation, but I have to say that this song tickled me with its catchiest lines and nod to supercalifragalisticexpialidocious.

  4. I love lin as Jack and the movie is great! Also the dirty rascal story gives me Hamilton vibes on how its sung!

  5. I was a bit skeptical about watching this movie at first but I’m so glad I did the music was really good and the movie was so fun to watch I was fully invested in it! Sometimes sequels aren’t the best but this movie was amazing!!!

  6. did Mary Poppins Killed her sister before doing this musical number? and did she go to jail and sang a Disney Version of Cell Block Tango?????

  7. This film deserved so much better than it got. Frankly, there could’ve been no other way to follow up the original!

  8. 3:05 When singing my shot in the shower comes in handy. They chose the most perfect actor for his role, he poured all he has it made me smile

  9. I'm guessing that The line in the cinema was long and everyone screaming Inside because They Saw alexander Hamilton Playing a British character

    Angelica:I CAME AS SOON AS I HEARD

  10. Uncle Gutenberg was a bookworm
    And he lived on Charing Cross
    The memory of his volumes brings a smile
    He would read me lots of stories
    When he wasn't on the sauce
    Now I'd like to share the wisdom
    Of my favourite bibliophile
    He said a-
    Cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    Chapter titles are like signs
    And if you read between the lines
    You'll find your first impression was mistook
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!
    Mary Poppins, could you give us an example?
    Certainly!
    Nellie Rubina was made of wood
    But what could not be seen was though
    Her trunk up top was barren
    Well, her roots were lush and green
    So in Spring when Mr Hickory saw her blossoms blooming there
    He took root despite her bark
    And now there's seedlings everywhere
    Which proves
    A cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    Chapter titles are like signs
    And if you read between the lines
    You'll find your first impression was mistook
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Should we do the one about the wealthy widow?
    Oh, by all means!
    Always loved that one
    Well, go on then!
    Lady Hyacinth Macaw
    Brought all her treasures to a reef
    Where she only wore a smile
    Plus two feathers, and a leaf
    So no one tried to rob her
    'Cause she barely wore a stitch
    For when you're in your birthday suit
    There ain't much there to show you're rich!
    Oh, a cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king maybe a crook
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la, ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta!
    You'll find your first impression was mistook (Ya-da-da-da)
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Oh, give us the one about the dirty rascal, why don't ya?
    Isn't that one a bit long?
    Well, the quicker you're into it, the quicker you're out of it
    Once upon a time
    In a nursery rhyme
    There was a castle with a king
    Hiding in a wing
    'Cause he never went to school to learn a single thing
    He had scepters and swords
    And a parliament of lords
    But on the inside he was sad
    Egad!
    Because he never had a wisdom for numbers
    A wisdom for words
    Though his crown was quite immense
    His brain was smaller than a bird's
    So the queen of the nation
    Made a royal proclamation:
    "To the Missus and the Messers
    The more or lessers
    Bring me all the land's professors"
    Then she went to the hair dressers
    And they came from the east
    And they came from the south
    From each college they poured knowledge
    From their brains into his mouth
    But the king couldn't learn
    So each professor met their fate
    For the queen had their heads removed
    And placed upon the gate
    And on that date
    I state their wives all got a note
    Their mate was now the late-great
    But then suddenly one day
    A stranger started in to sing
    He said, "I'm the dirty rascal
    And I'm here to teach the king"
    And the queen clutched her jewels
    For she hated royal fools
    But this fool had some rules
    They really ought to teach in schools
    Like you'll be a happy king
    If you enjoy the things you've got
    You should never try to be
    The kind of person that you're not
    So they sang and they laughed
    For the king had found a friend
    And they ran onto a rainbow for
    The story's perfect end
    So the moral is you musn't let
    The outside be the guide
    For it's not so cut and dried
    Well unless it's Dr. Jekyll
    Then you better hide, petrified!
    No, the truth can't be denied
    As I now have testified
    All that really counts and matters
    Is the special stuff inside
    He did it!
    Oh, a cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    So please listen to what we've said
    And open a book tonight in bed
    So one more time before we get the hook
    Sing it out strong!
    A cover is nice
    Please take our advice!
    A cover is nice
    Or you'll pay the price!
    A cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la, la, la!

  11. I didn't find this movie intrusting until it arrived on Netflix and i really didn't regret watching it the movie was great!!! I loved the part of the 2D animation!

  12. When I first saw this movie and saw the 2d animation for the first time, I screamed
    I haven’t seen hand drawn animation on a Disney movie in sooooo long

  13. Mary Poppins: No I haven't sung in years

    Literally just sang a song that gave a dog chills like three minutes ago

  14. I love Merry Poppins, she’s mature yet she’d help people act like children again which I think this movie has such a powerful message… Grownups are so caught up work, acting like robots and they forget how to have fun.

  15. I LUV BNHA (also this song) also….. I HOPE THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON THAT LIKES IT and if i am not the only person please REPLY or hit the thumbs up button😢😢😢

  16. no one:
    absolutely no one:
    me: why does disney draw the trombones with the bell and slide pointing up?????

  17. listening to this song hmm. He sounds familiar starts telling the long story HOLY SH*T OMG ITS HIM

  18. I’m sorry but this is stupidly bad, They are portraying her to be a really British chav and not a polite lady. I’m definitely not going to watch this version because it just isn’t Mary popping

  19. Penguin:marry poppies can you give us an example?
    1964 marry popping:ITS… SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

  20. I love how the penguins help through most of the song! Seeing 2D animation done like this again is simply refreshing to see. But the song doesn’t beat Supercali! And Emily & Lin have chemistry with a capital C.

  21. Uncle Gutenberg was a bookworm
    And he lived on Charing Cross
    The memory of his volumes brings a smile
    He would read me lots of stories
    When he wasn't on the sauce
    Now I'd like to share the wisdom
    Of my favourite bibliophile
    He said a-
    Cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    Chapter titles are like signs
    And if you read between the lines
    You'll find your first impression was mistook
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!
    Mary Poppins, could you give us an example?
    Certainly!
    Nellie Rubina was made of wood
    But what could not be seen was though
    Her trunk up top was barren
    Well, her roots were lush and green
    So in Spring when Mr Hickory saw her blossoms blooming there
    He took root despite her bark
    And now there's seedlings everywhere
    Which proves
    A cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    Chapter titles are like signs
    And if you read between the lines
    You'll find your first impression was mistook
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Should we do the one about the wealthy widow?
    Oh, by all means!
    Always loved that one
    Well, go on then!
    Lady Hyacinth Macaw
    Brought all her treasures to a reef
    Where she only wore a smile
    Plus two feathers, and a leaf
    So no one tried to rob her
    'Cause she barely wore a stitch
    For when you're in your birthday suit
    There ain't much there to show you're rich!
    Oh, a cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king maybe a crook
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la, ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta!
    You'll find your first impression was mistook (Ya-da-da-da)
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Oh, give us the one about the dirty rascal, why don't ya?
    Isn't that one a bit long?
    Well, the quicker you're into it, the quicker you're out of it
    Once upon a time
    In a nursery rhyme
    There was a castle with a king
    Hiding in a wing
    'Cause he never went to school to learn a single thing
    He had scepters and swords
    And a parliament of lords
    But on the inside he was sad
    Egad!
    Because he never had a wisdom for numbers
    A wisdom for words
    Though his crown was quite immense
    His brain was smaller than a bird's
    So the queen of the nation
    Made a royal proclamation:
    "To the Missus and the Messers
    The more or lessers
    Bring me all the land's professors"
    Then she went to the hair dressers
    And they came from the east
    And they came from the south
    From each college they poured knowledge
    From their brains into his mouth
    But the king couldn't learn
    So each professor met their fate
    For the queen had their heads removed
    And placed upon the gate
    And on that date
    I state their wives all got a note
    Their mate was now the late-great
    But then suddenly one day
    A stranger started in to sing
    He said, "I'm the dirty rascal
    And I'm here to teach the king"
    And the queen clutched her jewels
    For she hated royal fools
    But this fool had some rules
    They really ought to teach in schools
    Like you'll be a happy king
    If you enjoy the things you've got
    You should never try to be
    The kind of person that you're not
    So they sang and they laughed
    For the king had found a friend
    And they ran onto a rainbow for
    The story's perfect end
    So the moral is you musn't let
    The outside be the guide
    For it's not so cut and dried
    Well unless it's Dr. Jekyll
    Then you better hide, petrified!
    No, the truth can't be denied
    As I now have testified
    All that really counts and matters
    Is the special stuff inside
    He did it!
    Oh, a cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    So please listen to what we've said
    And open a book tonight in bed
    So one more time before we get the hook
    Sing it out strong!
    A cover is nice
    Please take our advice!
    A cover is nice
    Or you'll pay the price!
    A cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la, la, la!

  22. The movie is awesome, the 2d animation is awesome, the music is awesome, the lines are awesome, the penguin abuse is awesome, the acting is awesome, the actors are awesome, LIN is awesome

  23. It's my pleasure to explain the lessons that Mary's drunken uncle taught to her (Please bear in mind that I'm ONLY being HONEST about what is ALREADY presented in this video): 1.) If you sleep with a king, he will steal your physical innocence away before you're married. 2.) Women who at first SEEM infertile may still be able to conceive. 3.) If you barely wear anything, people will assume that you're both cheap and poor. 3.) All that really counts and matters is the special stuff inside. 4) The quicker you're into it, the quicker you're out of it. 5.) You should sleep with books.

  24. Hhhhhh I honestly watched the movie because the linnamon roll was in it but I found an amazing movie and now this is one of my favorite songs!

  25. Uncle Gutenberg was a bookworm
    And he lived on Charing Cross
    The memory of his volumes brings a smile
    He would read me lots of stories
    When he wasn't on the sauce
    Now I'd like to share the wisdom
    Of my favourite bibliophile
    He said a-

    Cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    Chapter titles are like signs
    And if you read between the lines
    You'll find your first impression was mistook
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book

    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!

    Mary Poppins, could you give us an example?

    Certainly!

    Nellie Rubina was made of wood
    But what could not be seen was though
    Her trunk up top was barren
    Well, her roots were lush and green
    So in Spring when Mr Hickory saw her blossoms blooming there
    He took root despite her bark
    And now there's seedlings everywhere

    Which proves
    A cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook
    Chapter titles are like signs
    And if you read between the lines
    You'll find your first impression was mistook
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book

    Should we do the one about the wealthy widow?

    Oh, by all means!

    Always loved that one

    Well, go on then!

    Lady Hyacinth Macaw
    Brought all her treasures to a reef

    Where she only wore a smile

    Plus two feathers, and a leaf

    So no one tried to rob her
    'Cause she barely wore a stitch

    For when you're in your birthday suit

    There ain't much there to show you're rich!

    Oh, a cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king maybe a crook
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la, ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta!

    You'll find your first impression was mistook (Ya-da-da-da)
    For a cover is nice
    But a cover is not the book

    Oh, give us the one about the dirty rascal, why don't ya?

    Isn't that one a bit long?

    Well, the quicker you're into it, the quicker you're out of it

    Once upon a time
    In a nursery rhyme
    There was a castle with a king
    Hiding in a wing
    'Cause he never went to school to learn a single thing

    He had scepters and swords
    And a parliament of lords
    But on the inside he was sad
    Egad!
    Because he never had a wisdom for numbers
    A wisdom for words
    Though his crown was quite immense
    His brain was smaller than a bird's
    So the queen of the nation
    Made a royal proclamation:
    "To the Missus and the Messers
    The more or lessers
    Bring me all the land's professors"
    Then she went to the hair dressers

    And they came from the east
    And they came from the south
    From each college they poured knowledge
    From their brains into his mouth
    But the king couldn't learn
    So each professor met their fate
    For the queen had their heads removed
    And placed upon the gate
    And on that date
    I state their wives all got a note
    Their mate was now the late-great

    But then suddenly one day
    A stranger started in to sing
    He said, "I'm the dirty rascal
    And I'm here to teach the king"
    And the queen clutched her jewels
    For she hated royal fools
    But this fool had some rules
    They really ought to teach in schools

    Like you'll be a happy king
    If you enjoy the things you've got
    You should never try to be
    The kind of person that you're not
    So they sang and they laughed
    For the king had found a friend
    And they ran onto a rainbow for
    The story's perfect end

    So the moral is you musn't let
    The outside be the guide
    For it's not so cut and dried
    Well unless it's Dr. Jekyll
    Then you better hide, petrified!
    No, the truth can't be denied
    As I now have testified
    All that really counts and matters
    Is the special stuff inside

    He did it!

    Oh, a cover is not the book
    So open it up and take a look
    'Cause under the covers one discovers
    That the king may be a crook

    So please listen to what we've said

    And open a book tonight in bed

    So one more time before we get the hook

    Sing it out strong!

    A cover is nice

    Please take our advice!

    A cover is nice

    Or you'll pay the price!

    A cover is nice

    But a cover is not the book

    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la
    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la, la, la!

  26. (late) lyrics:

    Uncle Gutenberg was a bookworm

    And he lived on Charing Cross

    The memory of his volumes brings a smile

    He would read me lots of stories

    When he wasn't on the sauce

    Now I'd like to share the wisdom

    Of my favourite bibliophile

    He said a-

    Cover is not the book

    So open it up and take a look

    'Cause under the covers one discovers

    That the king may be a crook

    Chapter titles are like signs

    And if you read between the lines

    You'll find your first impression was mistook

    For a cover is nice

    But a cover is not the book

    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!

    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta-ta!

    Mary Poppins, could you give us an example?

    Certainly!

    Nellie Rubina was made of wood

    But what could not be seen was though

    Her trunk up top was barren

    Well, her roots were lush and green

    So in Spring when Mr Hickory saw her blossoms blooming there

    He took root despite her bark

    And now there's seedlings everywhere

    Which proves

    A cover is not the book

    So open it up and take a look

    'Cause under the covers one discovers

    That the king may be a crook

    Chapter titles are like signs

    And if you read between the lines

    You'll find your first impression was mistook

    For a cover is nice

    But a cover is not the book

    Should we do the one about the wealthy widow?

    Oh, by all means!

    Always loved that one

    Well, go on then!

    Lady Hyacinth Macaw

    Brought all her treasures to a reef

    Where she only wore a smile

    Plus two feathers, and a leaf

    So no one tried to rob her

    'Cause she barely wore a stitch

    For when you're in your birthday suit

    There ain't much there to show you're rich!

    Oh, a cover is not the book

    So open it up and take a look

    'Cause under the covers one discovers

    That the king maybe a crook

    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la, ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ra-ta-ta!

    You'll find your first impression was mistook (Ya-da-da-da)

    For a cover is nice

    But a cover is not the book

    Oh, give us the one about the dirty rascal, why don't ya?

    Isn't that one a bit long?

    Well, the quicker you're into it, the quicker you're out of it

    Once upon a time

    In a nursery rhyme

    There was a castle with a king

    Hiding in a wing

    'Cause he never went to school to learn a single thing

    He had scepters and swords

    And a parliament of lords

    But on the inside he was sad

    Egad!

    Because he never had a wisdom for numbers

    A wisdom for words

    Though his crown was quite immense

    His brain was smaller than a bird's

    So the queen of the nation

    Made a royal proclamation:

    "To the Missus and the Messers

    The more or lessers

    Bring me all the land's professors"

    Then she went to the hair dressers

    And they came from the east

    And they came from the south

    From each college they poured knowledge

    From their brains into his mouth

    But the king couldn't learn

    So each professor met their fate

    For the queen had their heads removed

    And placed upon the gate

    And on that date

    I state their wives all got a note

    Their mate was now the late-great

    But then suddenly one day

    A stranger started in to sing

    He said, "I'm the dirty rascal

    And I'm here to teach the king"

    And the queen clutched her jewels

    For she hated royal fools

    But this fool had some rules

    They really ought to teach in schools

    Like you'll be a happy king

    If you enjoy the things you've got

    You should never try to be

    The kind of person that you're not

    So they sang and they laughed

    For the king had found a friend

    And they ran onto a rainbow for

    The story's perfect end

    So the moral is you musn't let

    The outside be the guide

    For it's not so cut and dried

    Well unless it's Dr. Jekyll

    Then you better hide, petrified!

    No, the truth can't be denied

    As I now have testified

    All that really counts and matters

    Is the special stuff inside

    He did it!

    Oh, a cover is not the book

    So open it up and take a look

    'Cause under the covers one discovers

    That the king may be a crook

    So please listen to what we've said

    And open a book tonight in bed

    So one more time before we get the hook

    Sing it out strong!

    A cover is nice

    Please take our advice!

    A cover is nice

    Or you'll pay the price!

    A cover is nice

    But a cover is not the book

    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la

    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la

    Ta-ru-ra-lee, ta-ru-ra-la-la, la, la!

  27. Mary Poppins: No, no, I couldn’t possibly…. d flat major
    Me: we can tell it’s d flat major because she didn’t say D FLAT MINOR

  28. The first time i watched this i thought Jack rapping sounded familiar,then i read the comments and immediately realized He's Lin Manuel Miranda

  29. Me and my best friend literally did this together 😂😂 in some parts she was Mary and I was jack and in some parts I was Mary and she was jack

  30. i thought the chimney guy in this movie was cute. i wanted to kiss him the whole time. I love how he sings and was pleased with his performance.

  31. Mary Poppins returns on a KITE on the being in da movie soooooo xD shouldn't the title should be "Mary Poppins Returns …. ON A KITE??? XD (jk) I love this part of the movie xD :3

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