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Sing After Me

words by Tony Geiss
music by Sam Pottle
as sung by Madeline Kahn and Grover
redone by several other human/muppet couples

Sing what I sing, sing after me
Be my echo if you can be
Sing tra la la (tra la la)
Mi mi mi (mi mi mi)
Ha ha ha (ha ha ha)
Hee hee hee (hee hee hee)
Pick a peck of peppers (pick a peck of peppers)
Fiddle diddle dee (fiddle diddle dee)

Be my echo (be my echo)
Sing what I sing (sing what you sing)
Follow the leader and sing after me (sing after me)

Sing what I sing, sing after me
Be my echo if you can be
Sing dee dee dee (dee dee dee)
Do do do (do do do)
Hi hi hi (hi hi hi)
Lo lo lo (lo lo lo)
Pick a peck of peppers (pick a peck of peppers)
Fiddle diddle dee (show off!)

Be my echo (be my echo)
Sing what I sing (sing what you sing)
Follow the leader and sing after me (sing after me)
Sing...after...me...(sing...after.. MEEEEEEE!)

Transcribed by Andrea Sunderland


Oscar's version

kids voices in brackets

(spoken) Hit it, Dave. (piano starts)
Sing what I sing, sing after me
Be my echo if you can be
Sing yuck, yuck, yuck
(music stops as Telly interrupts)
(spoken) Telly: Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait ... yuck, yuck, yuck?!

Oscar: Telly ... I'm the leader now and you have to sing after me. Now, come on everybody here! (chuckles)
(sung)
Sing yuck, yuck, yuck
(the kids and Telly sing, less than enthused: yuck, yuck, yuck)
Blech, blech, blech (blech, blech, blech)

(spoken) Awwww ... hey, come on! You can do better than *that* ...

(sung) Sing blech, blech, blech
(with a little more heart: blech, blech, blech)
Feh, feh, feh (feh, feh, feh)
Yech, yech, yech (yech, yech, yech)
Squooshy, wooshy worm food (squooshy, wooshy worm food)
Rotten as can be (rotten as can be)
A pair of soggy socks (a pair of soggy socks)
Smelly fish stuffed in a box (smelly fish stuffed in a box)

(spoken) Here comes a hard one ...

(sung) A chocolate ice-cream sundae with spinach and sardines on top of Nova Scotia lox!

Telly and the kids: Ewwwwww!

Telly: That's disgusting, AND it's impossible to say!

(sung) Be my echo (be my echo)
Sing what I sing (sing what I sing)
Follow the leader and sing after me (sing after me)
Sing yucky! (yucky!)
Mucky! (mucky!)
Fooooood! (fooooood!)

Transcribed by your loyal webmistress Tiny Dancer


Madeline Kahn and Grover's version originally released on the album

The Stars Come Out On Sesame Street (1979)

available on

Sing Along

Sing Along (DVD)
and Video

available on the 3-CD Box Set

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music