But I Like You
sung by Ernie (Jim Henson) and Bert (Frank Oz)
The scene is Ernie and Bert's bedroom, well after bedtime
Ernie: Bert? Hey, Bert? Bert?
Bert: Ernie, what is it? I'm trying to sleep.
Ernie: Hey, Bert, did you ever think about all the things you like?
Bert: Well sure, Ernie, but not now, huh?
Ernie: Yeah but, just tell me something you like, Bert.
Bert: Ernie, I'm trying to sleep.
Ernie: Oh come on, Bert, just one. Just name one thing that you like okay? Name just one.
Bert: Alright, Ernie, I'll try.
I like paper clips
Ernie: Paper clips?
Bert: Paper clips!
I like bottle caps
Ernie: Bottle caps
Bert: Bottle caps!
I love pigeons, yeah
Bert: Love pigeons, oh, yes I do
Ernie: Well, Bert, you know
I don't really like any of those things
But I like you
Bert: Aw, Ernie
Ernie: I like playing jokes
Bert: Playing jokes.
Ernie: Playing jokes!
Love my rubber duck
Bert: Rubber duck.
Ernie: Rubber duckie!
Ernie: I like bubble gum
Bert: Bubble gum.
Ernie: Bubble gum! Yes I do
Bert: Well now, Ernie
I'm not crazy 'bout any of those things
But I like you
Ernie: I like to lie awake
In bed at night and talk to you
Bert: Yeah, I know
I like to say goodnight and go to sleep
Ernie: I like to go and see the big hippopotamus in the zoo
Bert: Hey, Ernie, you know what?
Ernie: What, Bert?
Bert: I like that, too!
Ernie: I like jelly beans
Bert: Jelly beans?
Ernie: Jelly beans!
Bert: I like lentil soup
Ernie: Lentil soup?
I like a marching band
Ernie: I like a music box
Both: Yes I do
Ernie: But though I don't always like everything
Bert: That I like
Both: Still I like you
Bert: Though I'm not too crazy about your rubber duckie
Ernie: Though I don't love pigeons
Both: Still we're awfully lucky
'Cause I like you
Transcribed by Jon Cooke
released on the album
Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration (1992)
Available on the album
Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits (CD) and Cassette
also available on the 3-CD Box Set
Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music