Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Tom Dunsmuir
Date 1981

"I Wish I Could Tell When to Ring This Bell" is a Sesame Street song performed by Telly Monster in Episode 1592.

Telly prepares to ring a large fire bell to perform a street-wide fire drill, only every time he tries to ring it, someone passes by and ruins the surprise effect. He vents his frustrations over the situation through song, wishing he knew when the time would come when he could ring the bell.

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