Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sentence of the Day- Tuppence

Posted by Heather at Tuesday, April 07, 2015
This morning, we were listening to Disney songs in the car, on the way to swim class. Mary Poppin's "Feed the Birds" came on. When the song came to, "...Feed the birds... tuppence a bag..." Lil' Miss asked me what a tuppence was. I explained that it was an old form of English money- something small, like a penny (my sister later informed me that it is actually the slang form of "two pence.").
Katy replied, "Well, then why didn't they just SAY so?!!"

Sassy little thing!

In case you were wondering, here are the lyrics to the song, "Feed the Birds";

"Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul's
The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she calls,
"Come, buy my bags full of crumbs;
Come feed the little birds,
Show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
The young ones are hungry
The nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds," that's what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies

All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can't see it, 
You know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares

Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"

That'll now be stuck in your head all day.... You're welcome.... I'm still humming it...10 hours later... HA!


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