Feed the Birds (Song)

Last Updated on: May 25th, 2024

Feed the Birds disney song music“Feed the Birds” is a song from the 1964 Disney musical film “Mary Poppins“. The music was composed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with lyrics by Robert B. Sherman.

In the film, the song is sung by the character of an old beggar woman, who sits on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, offering breadcrumbs to the birds in exchange for tuppence (a British coin worth two old pence). The melody is simple and poignant, with a gentle waltz-like rhythm that captures the peaceful scene of the birds fluttering about the old woman.

The lyrics of “Feed the Birds” carry a message of kindness and compassion, urging listeners to take care of those who are less fortunate, as well as the small and seemingly insignificant creatures around us. The song became one of the most beloved and enduring songs from the film, and has been covered by many artists over the years.

“Feed the Birds” has also become a popular song choice for funerals and memorial services, due to its message of compassion and its association with the character of the old woman, who is seen as a symbol of selflessness and kindness.


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  • Song Written By: Sherman Brothers
  • Song Performed By: Julie Andrews
  • Year Released: 1964

Related Movie(s):

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