“Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey / Chim chim cher-ee! / A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be. / Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey / Chim chim cher-oo! / Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you.” This song is sung by a chimney sweep. Masters Services, which is located at 11245 Goodnight Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229, can be contacted at (972) 877-4650. The likelihood of hearing this sung by a Dallas chimney sweep when you contact Masters Services is very unlikely, but these lyrics were made famous by a fictional, English chimney sweep.
The lyrics were sung by Dick Van Dyke as Bert in the 1964 film Mary Poppins. In the film, Bert was featured in four different jobs: a one-man band, a chimney sweep, not a Dallas tx chimney sweep, but a chimney sweep nonetheless, a screener, or pavement chalk artist, and a kite seller. It was hinted throughout that Bert also sold hot chestnuts, but this was never shown on-screen.
The song, which was sung by a non-native of Dallas tx chimney sweep, was written by The Sherman Brothers, Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman. The Sherman Brothers are known for writing songs and scores for many movies. The majority of their movie music was for Disney movies. Their major motion picture scores include: The Parent Trap, 1961, A Symposium on Popular Songs, 1962, In Search of the Castaways, 1962, Summer Magic, 1963, The Sword in the Stone, 1963, Big Red, 1963, Mary Poppins, 1964, There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, 1964, The Happiest Millionaire, 1967, The Jungle Book, 1967, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, 1968, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1968, The Aristocats, 1970, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1971, Snoopy, Come Home, 1972, Charlotte’s Web, 1973, Tom Sawyer, 1973, Huckleberry Finn, 1974, The Slipper and the Rose, 1976, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977, The Magic of Lassie, 1978. Magic Journeys, 1982, Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore, 1983, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, 1992, The Mighty Kong, 1998, Seasons of Giving, 1999, and The Tigger Movie, 2000.
The Sherman Brothers, in addition to the myriad film scores, we’re involved with nine screenplays and twenty-three stage musicals. Of the twenty-three musicals, over half, twelve, are different international versions of Marry Poppins. Mary Poppins’ non-resident of Dallas chimney sweep, Bert, is the singer of what can be considered as The Sherman Brothers’ most famous song: Chim Chim Cher-ee. The Sherman Brothers won both an Oscar and a Grammy Award for their work on Disney’s Mary Poppins.
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