Vervelen
Music by J.P. "Clous" van Mechelen
Lyrics by Paul Haenen, Wim T. Schippers

Bert en Ernie is Bert and Ernie's theme song from Sesamstraat. The song first appeared on Bert en Ernie Vervelen Zich Nooit... but was subsequently used to introduce the pair on many albums. In the song, they introduce themselves and explain that they are going to have a lot of fun. They ask the listener to gather up a bunch of items such as a pencil and paper, a newspaper, a pan, a comb and piece of tissue, a shoe box, etc. while they sing the song. They then repeat the introduction and list of items to gather. At the end of the song they ask who the listener is.

Notes

  • The lyrics were written by the Dutch voice actors for the two characters.
  • The ending was sometimes changed to introduce the next sketch/song on the album. For example, on the 1983 album Maak Er Wat Van!, Bert suddenly declares he needs to go to the bathroom.
  • This song was released as a promotional 45rpm single for the Sesamstraat Kijk-, Lees- & Doe-Club in 1986.

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