sung by The Spin Doctors
along with Elmo, Telly and Zoe
spoken as they run onto a castle backdrop all decked out in fab royal outfits:
"Princess Zoe, I, your young Prince Telly beseech you, won't you please choose me as your playmate?"
"Princess Zoe, Prince Elmo beseech you to choose him as your playmate!"
"Okay, whatever shall I, Princess Zoe do?!"
sung by Christopher Barron (lead singer of The Spin Doctors, and hereupon called Chris)
If two princes ask you for a playdate
Let's have some fun now
Each one wants to be your only playmate
Says "I'm the one now", one prince says:
Telly: Hey my toys are so good, that you'll adore 'em
Chris: One says:
Elmo: That stuff he's got is no good, so just ignore him
Chris: This one says:
Telly: If you try my wagon, how glad you'll be now
Chris: That one says:
Elmo: Hey you know he's braggin', so please pick me now
Chris: One says he's got a tennis racket
Telly: And a pool now
Chris: One says:
Elmo: Hey dig my leather jacket, Prince Elmo's cool now
Chris: Then you had a really good idea you said:
Zoe: Can't you get this simple notion in your head?
Have either of you fellows stopped to think of whether
The three of us could all join up and play together?
All muppets: The three of us could all join up and play together
Chris: Both princes said:
Telly & Elmo: Hey you're really smart girl, we dig your scheme now
Chris: Since then you've learned to be more patient
Yeah, you're a team now
Three friends who've learned cooperation
Can lead to fun now
Let's give you three a big ovation
For what you've done now
Muppets: Yeah, yeah!
Chris: Cooperation, cooperation, cooperation
spoken, Zoe: We're cooperating
Telly: Princess Zoe, who were those guys?
Zoe: Those guys? Oh, they're my Royal Musicians. I think they call themselves The Spin Doctors.
Telly & Elmo: Oh!
Painstakingly transcribed by the archive Webmistress Tiny Dancer
available on the 3-CD Box Set
Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music