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Cherry Tree Lane (Part 1)

Cherry Tree Lane (Part 1) lyrics

Cherry Tree Lane (Part 1)

Mrs Brill:
Katie Nanna!
And who gets stuck with the children with no nanny in the house?
Me! That's who!

Katie Nanna:
I've said my say, Mrs. Brill, and that's all I'll say,
I've done with this house forever!

Mrs. Brill:
Well good riddance, then!

Winifred:
Katie Nanna!
Gone? Are you quite sure...

Mrs. Brill:
Gone! And is it any wonder?

Winifred:
Choosing the right nanny - I keep drawing blanks
Do you really think I made another blunder
What on earth am I to say to Mr. Banks?
George, dear
I'm feeling so bereft dear,
Every nanny goes
We're unlucky I suppose.

Winifred, Mrs. Brill, Jane, Michael & Robertson Ay:
We are never going to find the perfect nanny

George:
Nonsense!
Precision and order
That's all that I ask
The running of a household
A straightforward task
The children, the servants,
They're all your domain
Whilst I remain the sovereign of Cherry tree lane.
Coat!

Mrs. Brill
Coming sir.

George:
The simple truth is you've engaged six nannies over the last four months,
and they've all been unqualified disasters!
A nanny should govern,
A nanny should rule
A nanny is a paragon who suffers no fool
A nanny's stalwart
Our children would gain
By having such a nanny in cherry tree lane.

Winifred:
Of course, George, but...

George:
So take control of situations
Show your authority when interviewing staff
You know your role, They know their stations,
Efficiency and forethought cut the jobs in half
Briefcase!

Winifred:
I thought Katie Nanna would be firm with the children.
She always looked so cross.

George:
Winifred, never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.

Winifred:
Clear thinking
Sound judgment.

George:
That's how to advance

Winifred and George:
Then things will run like clockwork.

George:
Leave nothing to chance
When nannies go missing
The answer is plain
Our children must be monsters.

Winifred:
Oh how can they be monsters

Winifred and George:
in Cherry Tree Lane.

George:
Umbrella!

Winifred:
If only we could find someone like your old nanny.

George:
I'm afraid that's not realistic, my dear.
Few women alive could manage Miss Andrew's standards of efficiency.
Besides, we could never afford someone of her caliber.

Mrs. Brill and Robertson Ay:
Precision and order
He wants nothing less

Robertson Ay:
It's like an army barracks

Mrs. Brill:
Yes and we're in the mess

Mrs. Brill and Robertson Ay:
No wonder the Nannies are driven insane
We're living in a madhouse in Cherry Tree Lane.

George:
Now place an advertisement in the Times stating that Jane and Michael Banks
require the best possible nanny at the lowest possible wage.

Jane:
Father, we've written our own advertisement.

George:
What!

Winifred:
Please, George. I think we should hear it.

Jane:
Wanted. A nanny. For two adorable children.

George:
Adorable? Well, that's debatable, I must say.

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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