“A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be.” This song was famously sung by a fictional, English chimney sweep. Masters Services, which is located at 11245 Goodnight Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229, and can be contacted at (972) 877-4650, will likely never have a Dallas TX chimney sweep sing this song while sweeping your chimney, especially in such a jolly tone as was the original. However, after you have Masters Services sweep your chimney, you may feel compelled to sing it because of Masters Services no mess guarantee.
Dick Van Dyke as Bert sang the song in the 1964 film Mary Poppins. In the film, Bert could be seen in four different jobs: a one-man band, a chimney sweep, not a Dallas chimney sweep, but a chimney sweep nonetheless, a screener, or pavement chalk artist, and a kite seller. Although it was never shown to be true on-screen, it was hinted that Bert also sold hot chestnuts throughout the film.
The Sherman Brothers, Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman wrote the song, which was sung by a non-native of Dallas chimney sweep. The Sherman Brothers are known for writing songs and scoring many movies, this being the first and last song about chimneys but not the last of their songs to be featured while near a chimney. The largest number of songs and scores they produced were used for films created by Disney. 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 plethora film scores, we’re involved with nine screenplays and twenty-three stage musicals. Of the twenty-three musicals, twelve, over half, are various international versions of Marry Poppins, including Sweden, Australia, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Mexico, Hungary, and Estonia. Mary Poppins’ non-resident of Dallas chimney sweep, Bert, sang 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.