(spoken) Various voices: This way, come on, he's over here!, Oh, look, his stripes (??), come on everybody., It's a pigeon rally! Bert: Greetings, pigeon fanciers of America and guest pigeons! (voices of agreement and happiness) We are meeting in the park for a special reason. Everyone knows you should not throw papers and cans on the ground, because it makes a mess for people, right? (voices agree) Yeah, right, okay, but, but, but ... what about pigeons? (voices agree) Yeah, nobody thinks about them, man's best friend! (voices agree) You know, it makes a mess for them, too! (voices quietly agree) Yeah, and they live on the ground! (voices loudly agree) So, maestro ... (music starts) (sung) A boy in the park with a paper From a sandwich on which he had fed Was about to drop it on the sidewalk When a pigeon looked up and it said Please, keep the park clean for the pigeons. That is the right thing to do! Throw all your trash in the basket And we will say 'Thank Coo' to you! (patented-Bert-laugh) Keep the park clean for the pigeons, When you eat candy or gum Throw what is left in the trashcan Think of your small feathered chum. (spoken) Bert: Ever see a pigeon drop a soda can on the ground? Voices: No! Bert: No. And when pigeons see breadcrumbs on the sidewalk, do they just leave them there? Voices: No! Bert: No, no, no, they pick them up with their beaks! And not just because they're hungry, right? Voices: Right! Bert: Right, because pigeons hate a mess! (sung) When there is trash on the sidewalk They can't see breadcrumbs to eat Crackerjacks get in their feathers (awwww) Chewing gum sticks to their feet So put your trash in your pocket If there's no basket around Please, keep it to throw away later Remember that bird on the ground And .... people! background singers: Keep the park clean for the pigeons! Bert: Pigeons! pigeons cooing Bert: People! singers: Throw all your trash in the basket! Bert: Pigeons! pigeons cooing Bert: Everyone! Keep the park clean for the pigeons That is the right thing to do! Throw all your trash in the basket And they will say Thank Coo to you! Throw all your trash in the basket And they will say Thank Coo to you! (spoken) Bert: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Same time tomorrow everybody!