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But I Like You is a Sesame Street song about how Ernie and Bert like each other despite having different likes and dislikes and even sometimes disliking each other's likes.

Sesame Street - But I Like You02:36

Sesame Street - But I Like You

Lyrics Edit

Bert: I like paperclips.

Ernie: Paperclips?

Bert: Paperclips, I like bottlecaps.

Ernie: Bottlecaps?

Bert: Bottlecaps. I like pigeons.

Ernie: Pigeons?

Bert: Love pigeons. Yes, I do.

Ernie: I don't really like any of those things but I like you. I like playing jokes.

Bert: Playing jokes?

Ernie: Playing jokes. Love my rubber duck.

Bert: Rubber duck? (shakes his head)

Ernie: Rubber duckie. I like bubblegum.

Bert (doubtful): Bubblegum?

Ernie: Bubblegum, yes I do.

Bert: I'm not crazy about any of those things but I like you.

Ernie: I like to lie awake in bed at night and talk to you.

Bert: I like to say "goodnight" and go to sleep.

Ernie: I like to go and see the big hippopotamus in the zoo.

Bert: You know what, Ernie?

Ernie: What?

Bert: I like that too.

Ernie: I like jellybeans.

Bert: Jellybeans?

Ernie: Jellybeans!

Bert: I like lentil soup.

Ernie: Lentil soup?

Bert: Yeah, I like a marching band.

Ernie: I like a music box.

Both: Yes, I do.

Ernie: But though I don't always like everything.

Bert: That I like.

Both: Still I like you!

Bert: Though I'm not too crazy 'bout your rubber duckie.

Ernie: Though I don't love pigeons.

Both: Still we're awfully lucky 'cause I like you!

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