Who Sang Big Bird? The B‐52s

The B‐52s Whammy! cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson
Release Date: 1983-4
length: 4:14
producer: Steven Stanley
trumpet: David Buck
engineer: Steven Stanley
saxophone: Ralph Carney
Some other versions of "Big Bird"

Lyrics
There's a big bird over my house
Go away, go away
There's a big bird flying over my house
And it looks like it's decided to stay
It's making a mistake... a big mistake
Big bird
Big bird
Big bird
Big bird

[Chorus:]
I pinch myself
I think I'm not dreamng
I'm not
I hear screaming!
See'mon! Get it out now
Wants to use me to feather its nest
Now it wants the rest

It's swooping from the branch
It's swooping from the sky
Spreadin' its feathers
Cuttin' out-flying

There's a big gray bird flying over my house
What do you think I am?
I'm not a louse!

There's a big bird over my house
There's a big, big, big bird
Over my house

What's it doing?
What does it want?

[Chorus]

It's swooping from the branch
Swooping from the sky
Spreadin' its feathers
Cuttin' out-flying

There's a big gray bird circling
'Round my house
Circling 'round and 'round
Circling 'round my house

There's a big bird over my house
There's a big, big, big bird
Over my house

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Legal Tender
  • 2 Whammy Kiss
  • 3 Song for a Future Generation
  • 4 Butterbean
  • 5 Trism
  • 6 Queen of Las Vegas
  • 7 Don't Worry
  • 8 Big Bird
  • 9 Work That Skirt

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin