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ABC-DEF-GHI

sung by Big Bird (Carroll Spinney)
Music and Lyrics 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!

As transcribed by Jon Cooke and William Powell


Originally released on

The Sesame Street Book & Record - Original Cast The Sesame Street Book & Record - Original Cast

The Sesame Street Book & Record - Original Cast (1970)
Columbia

and on the album

Big Bird Sings!

Big Bird Sings! (1974)
Children's Records of America

and on the album

Sing The Hit Songs of Sesame Street

Sing The Hit Songs of Sesame Street (1974)
Children's Records of America

and on the album

Sing: Songs of Joe Raposo

Sing: Songs of Joe Raposo (1992)
Golden

available on the album

Platinum All-Time Favorites

Platinum All-Time Favorites (CD)
and Cassette

and on the album

The Bird Is The Word

The Bird Is The Word - Big Bird's Favorite Songs (CD)
and Cassette

and on the video

Big Bird Sings

Big Bird Sings (Video)
and on DVD

and on the DVD

Sesame Sings Karaoke

Sesame Sings Karaoke (DVD)
and on Video

and on the DVD

What's The Name Of That Song?

What's The Name Of That Song? (DVD)
and on Video

also available on the 3-CD Box Set

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music


Elmo's version available on

Sing The Alphabet

Sing The Alphabet (CD)
and Cassette

Original version available on the 3-DVD Set

Sesame Street - Old School, Vol. 1 (1969-1974)

Sesame Street - Old School, Vol. 1 (1969-1974) (2006)



In other words, no excuse for you NOT to have it! ;-)