Mary Poppins the musical - A Man Has Dreams / A Spoonful of Sugar (reprise)

2006 Broadway
Mary Poppins the Musical - A Man Has Dreams/ A Spoonful of Sugar (reprise) Lyrics

George (spoken)
I used to dream that when I grew up I'd learn everything
there was to know about the stars.
It's funny, I haven't thought about all that in years.
I'm not usually sentimental.

Bert (spoken):
S' good to look back sometimes.

George: (spoken):
Is it? I'm not so sure

A man has dreams of walking with giants
To carve his niche in the edifice of time
Before the mortar of his zeal
Has a chance to congeal

The cup is dashed from his lips
The flame is snuffed aborning
He's brought to rack and ruin in his prime

Bert (spoken):
Life's a rum go, Guv'nor, and that's the truth.

George (spoken):
Do you know what I think? It's Mary Poppins! From the moment
she stepped into the house, things began to happen to me!
Bert (spoken):
Mary Poppins eh?

George (spoken):
Yes, yes, of course!

My world was calm, well ordered, exemplary
Then came this person, with chaos in her wake
And now my life's ambitions go with one fell blow
It's quite a bitter pill to take

It's that Poppins woman! She's responsible for all this!

Bert (spoken):
I know the very person. 'Ere, what's the thing she's always saying?

A spoonful of sugar that is all it takes
It changes bread and water into tea and cakes

George (spoken):
There you see, that's exactly what I mean! Changing bread and water
into tea and cakes indeed! No wonder everything's coming unstrung
around here!

A spoonful of sugar goes a long, long way
'Ave yourself a 'ealthy 'elpin' ev'ry day

George (spoken):
A healthy helping of trouble if you ask me!

Bert (spoken):
Like you say, Guv'nor.

You've got to grind, grind, grind
At that grindstone
Though child'ood slips like sand through a sieve
And all too soon they've up grown
And then they've flown
And it's too late for you to give
Just that spoonful of sugar
To 'elp the medicine go down
The medicine go down, the medicine go down.

Well good luck, Guv'nor.

George (spoken):
Thank you, Bert. And good luck to you too.

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Temper, Temper
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Let's Go Fly A Kite
Good For Nothing/ Being Mrs Banks (reprise)
Brimstone and Treacle (part 2)
Step In Time
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Anything Can Happen
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