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The Question Song

performed by Grover (Frank Oz) and A Little Girl
Written by Jerry Juhl and Jeffrey Moss

(spoken)
Little Girl: Now the letter is "Q".
And one word that begins with "Q" is "question."

(sung)
Now here is a question,
A question for you
Remember, the answer
Will start with a "Q".

(spoken)
Grover: What's a "Q"?

Girl: Is that you? Oh hi, Grover.

Grover: Hi.

Girl: "Q" is a letter of the alphabet that looks like an "O" with a little tail at the bottom.

Grover: Oh! Now I remember. You can start the song again.

Girl: Thanks, Grover.

Grover: You're welcome.

(sung)
Girl: Now here is a question,
A question for you.
Remember, the answer
Will start with a "Q".
Just think of a duck,
Be it white, brown, or black.
What sound does it make?
Why, a duckie goes...

(spoken)
Grover: Mooooooooooo!

Girl: No, Grover. A duckie goes "Quack!"
(sung)
"Quack" is a "Q" word.
The answer is "Quack."

(spoken)
Grover: Oh. O.K.

Girl: But Grover..

Grover: Hmm?

Girl: Try this one.

Grover: O.K.

(sung)
Girl: Now here is a question,
A question for you.
Remember, the answer
Will start with a "Q".
In stores, you find milk
In containers of sorts.
But what do you call them?
You call these things...

(spoken)
Grover: Cows.

Girl: No, that's not right! The answer is "Quarts"!
(sung)
"Quarts" is a "Q" word.
The answer is "Quarts."
(spoken)
Now what made you think of cows?

Grover: I don't know. I think I heard one go "Moo" a minute ago.

Girl: Grover..

Grover: Hmm?

Girl: Forget about the cows.

Grover: O.K.

(sung)
Girl: Now here is a question,
A question for you.
And once more, the answer
Begins with a "Q".
Remember a king
In a story you've seen.
To whom was he married?
He's wed to a...

(spoken)
Grover: Farmer.

Girl: No. The answer is "Queen."
(sung)
"Queen" is a "Q" word.
The answer is "Queen."

(spoken)
Grover: Gee! I thought it was a farmer.

Girl: What farmer?

Grover: You know, the one that brought the cow in here.

Girl: Grover..

Grover: Hmm?

Girl: I've had quite enough! I quit!

Grover: Hmm. Oh well. O.K. Come on, cow. Let's go home.

Cow (pulled by Grover) Mooooooooooooooooooooo!

Transcribed by Robert Moszenberg and William Powell


Originally released on

The Muppet Alphabet Album

The Muppet Alphabet Album (1971)
Children's Television Workshop

The same album was reissued in 1996 as

Sing The Alphabet

Sing The Alphabet (CD)
and on Cassette

also released on the album

Grover Sings The Blues

Grover Sings The Blues (1974)
Children's Records of America


available on the CD-ROM

Sesame Street: Letters