"African Alphabet" is a Sesame Street song performed by Kermit the Frogand a group of Anything Muppets voiced by the South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The AM group is made up of five different patterns: Fat Blue, Lavender, Pumpkin, Purple, and Reddish Magenta. The creatures of the savanna, including numerous frogs andbirds, sing along as well.
Rather than simply recounting the letters of the alphabet, the song tells a short story in which each word begins with a consecutive letter of the alphabet.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo also performed the song with Paul Simon, this time appearing as themselves on-screen. (EKA: Episode 2480)
A worm parody of the group, "Wormsmith Black Mambazo," sang the song in a 1996 episode.
Tribe: A, B, C, D, E, F, G.
H, I, J, K, L, M, N-O-P (as one quick triple note forgot what they're called)
Q, R, S, T, U, V, W. (With breaths in between)
X, Y, Z.
Kermit the Frog: (singing the same letters in the same tone as the African Anything Muppets)
Kermit the Frog: Amazing (and this is how the rest of the song's dialogue proceeds)
Kermit the Frog: In my
Kermit the Frog: How
Kermit the Frog: I do
Jump like the
Kudu as I
Listen to the
Nicely Organ Played.
The Vinetree by the
And X marks the spot
'Neath the Yellow moon
Where the Zulu chief and I did hide.
Tribe: Unandi, unandi hey kami kachey. Rrrrrrrr. Hey K'man.