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Written by Tony Geiss
Date 1983
Publisher Ephemeral Music Company
Sesame Street Inc.
First Episode 1760

"When I Listen" is a Sesame Street song sung by Kermit the Frog.

Kermit sings about the lovely, quiet sounds that you can hear outside at night, including a bullfrog ("Hi, Uncle Ben"), a hoot owl and a mockingbird. At the end of the sketch, he starts to hear louder and more raucous sounds, and he ends up surrounded by a cat, a dog, a bear, and a tiger. It gets too much for Kermit, he decides to go find a quieter swamp.

ASCAP catalogues the song as "When I Listen" with an alternate title of "(When I Listen) In the Quiet of the Evening"[1] while Sesame Street scripts refer to the insert simply as "In the Quiet of the Evening".

Releases

Video
  • Quiet Time (1997, introduction, second verse and bridge cut)

See also

Sources

  1. ASCAP Work ID 531902415
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