I'm Going To Get My Hair Cut

words and music by Jeff Moss
sung by Cookie Monster (Frank Oz) and a boy muppet, Jeffy

spoken parts in brackets

Jeffy: (Hi there, Cookie Monster.)

Cookie Monster: (Oh, hi little friend Jeffy. How you today?)

J: (I'm not feeling too good, to tell you the truth.)

CM: (Oh, what the matter?)

J: (Well, you see, today I'm going to do something that my Mom says I have to do. And I am gonna do it, it's just that, well, you see ...)

CM: (What is it, Jeffy? What wrong?)

J: (Well ...)
I'm going to get my hair cut.

CM: (Oh.)

J: I've never done that before.

CM: (Me understand now.)

J: I know I once cut my finger
I know I once cut my knee
If cutting my hair's gonna hurt like that
The barbershop's no place for me
But, I've gotta go get my hair cut

CM: (Oh, Jeffy.)

J: Mom says I'm going to look so nice
But when it's done I'll look on the floor
At the hair that was up on my head before
It'll be all gone, and I'll bet it'll never grow
I'm getting my haircut, but I don't wanna go!

(So you see, Cookie Monster, that's why I don't feel so great.)

CM: (Oh, Jeffy. That no reason to feel bad.)

J: (No?)

CM: (No, Jeffy. Do me a favor - look at me fur. It's pretty shaggy today, hmmm?)

J: (Hmmm, it does look a little shaggier than usual.)

CM: (Right, but me no like fur to get too shaggy, so you know where me going?)

J: (Where?!)

CM: Me going to get me fur cut

J: (Oh.)

CM: Me gone plenty of times before

J: (Really?)

CM: It not like cutting me finger
It not like cutting me knee
'Cuz cutting me fur doesn't hurt at all
The barber's gentle as can be

So me going to get me fur cut
Then me going to look so nice
Me look in mirror, and me see
A handsome monster - oh, it me!
Me always get me fur cut when it grow
Me getting me fur cut, and me so glad to go

(So you see, there no reason to be afraid to get haircut.)

J: (Gee, you mean you like it when you get your fur cut?)

CM: (Mmm hmmm.)

J: (Well, then maybe I'd like it too.)

CM: (Like it? You'll love it!)

Both: We'll look in the mirror and we'll see
A handsome person - oh, it's me!
It's fun to get your hair cut when it grows
We're getting our hair cut, and we're so glad to go!

J: (Oh, boy!)

Transcribed by Kathy Weatherford and Brian William