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Small People

sung by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
with Prairie Dawn (Fran Brill) and Big Bird (Caroll Spinney)
Written by Ziggy Marley


(spoken)

Prairie: Oh, hmm.

Big Bird: Oh, hi, little Prairie, how are you doing?

Prairie: Oh, oh, hi, Big Bird. Oh, look at how big Big Bird is, and how small I am.
I am the smallest person on Sesame Street I bet. Oh, and I do not like it!

Melody Makers: She doesn't like it.

Prairie: Oh, it's Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers here to make me feel better.

(music starts)

Melody Makers: She doesn't like it.

(sung)

Ziggy: Small people (Small people) won't stay small for long
Today you're still a little one
Tomorrow you'll grow up strong
And if you think you're not big enough, well you are wrong

Don't care how short or tall you are
Don't care how large or small you are
The most important thing by far
What's inside you, oh yeah!

Walkin' down the street
Different size people you meet
Some are huge just like a house, yes
And tiny like a mouse

But you know the big surprise is
Don't matter what your size is
Who cares if you're large or small?

Prairie: Who cares if I am short or tall?

Ziggy: The only thing that counts at all

Prairie: Is what's inside me, oh yeah!

Ziggy: Livin' in this world
One thing I've learned is true
Your size means less to others
Than what you say and do
The strongest tallest giant
Was a baby at the start
It's not how big you are that counts
It's what's inside your heart

What did you say?
We never hear what you say
A little while ago

Prairie: It's what's inside me, oh hey -

That's how we like it

Prairie: That's how we like it

Ziggy: Small people (Small people)

Big Bird: And big people too -

Ziggy: Once we were quite small ourselves
Look at how we grew

Hey, everyone's important
You and you and you
Small people - time to show your pride
Tall people - what you got inside
All people - let your heart be your guide
All people - make the world go 'round
The world go 'round
Make the world go 'round
The world go 'round - 'round - around

Small people, tall people, all people the future's up to you.

The world go 'round
The world go 'round

Transcribed by CookieCountDawn via the Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music box set


available on the 3-CD Box Set

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music