the wrong side of the bed

Thursday, July 21, 2005

while i am posting about the alphabet...

ABC-DEF-GHI - sung by Big Bird, but written by Joe Raposo* & Jon Stone

ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
It's the most remarkable word I've ever seen
ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
I wish I knew exactly what I mean
It starts out like an "A" word as anyone can see
But somewhere in the middle it gets awful "QR" to me
ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
If I ever find out just what this word can mean
I'll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen!

It might be kind of an elephant
Or a funny kind of kazoo
Or strange, exotic turtle
You never see in a zoo
Or maybe a kind of a doggie
Or particular shade of blue
Or maybe a pretty flower
Naah, not with a name like that, Uh uh!

ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
It's the most remarkable word I've ever seen
ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
I wish I knew exactly what I mean
It starts out like an "A" word as anyone can see
But somewhere in the middle it gets awful "QR" to me
ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
If I ever find out just what this word can mean
I'll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen!


* this dude also wrote the theme to three's company!
2:35 PM

4 Comments:

Relevant passages from my parody of "Baby Got Back" entitled "Big Bird Got Beak"...

"Hey kiddies? YEAH! Kiddies? YEAH! You wanna sing Raposo ditties? YEAH!"

...

"So you can say the alphabet? Well, you should hear Big Bird do that. Cause he took all the letters and he made 'em one word. Now that's my kinda bird."
Blogger Henry, at 3:46 PM  
If memory serves it actually goes more like this:
ab-c-def-ghi-jkl-mnop-qr-stuv-w-xyz
Blogger islander, at 4:06 PM  
yeah, islander, you are right. i just grabbed the lyrics from the first site i found. i should have been more careful.

henry, i would love to post "big bird got beak" on my blog. may i?
Blogger dorotha, at 4:10 PM  
sure.
Blogger Henry, at 4:50 PM  

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