How a 'Spoonful' of vaccine led to a tuneful of 'Mary Poppins'
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Posted by: WaymanWong 01:14 pm EST 01/08/21

On NPR, Jeffrey Sherman reveals how getting a polio vaccine as a kid inspired his father, Robert A. Sherman, to write a ''Mary Poppins'' classic.

Jeffrey says his dad and uncle Richard had written a song for ''Mary Poppins'' called ''The Eyes of Love,'' but Disney wanted them to write another.

This was 1962. Jeffrey was 5 and had just come home from getting an oral polio vaccine at school. His father asked if it hurt.

To hear Jeffrey's answer and what happened next, just click below to the story, which includes the delightful, 3-minute audio clip.
Link NPR's StoryCorps: His Vaccine Story Inspired His Father to Write a Disney Classic

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