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NEW YORK PIANO SOCIETY PRESENTS

THE UNTOLD STORY OF

PETER AND THE WOLF

AS REVEALED BY THE LITTLE BIRDIE

TO NANCY BACHRACH

Once upon a time,
Peter was just an ordinary boy

doing ordinary boyish things. . . .

Then one day he was tested.


It was no ordinary day.
It was a defining moment.­


Peter was warned by Grandfather not to wander out of his yard

"because of the Big Bad Wolf."
And what did Peter do with this wise counsel?
He defied it!


On this beautiful Spring morning, Peter threw the gate open

and skiiiiipped out into the big green meadow.
His pet Duck waddled along behind him.


Can you hear Peter frolicking

through the forbidden woods
and into the Unknown???

 

 

The Little Birdie chirped from a treetop

"All is well up here!"
He had a bird's eye-view
      but he was a lousy lookout.      
Instead of detecting danger
      the Bird dove down to the ground
and demeaned the Duck.


"What kind of bird are you if you can't fly?" the Bird badgered.
The Duck quacked back,  "What kind of bird are you if you can't swim?"
"You can't sing!"
"You can't quack!"


Back and forth they squawked,
      bickering about who was the bona fide bird,
      the birdier bird,  
      the fairest fowl of them all.


(This is what it means to be a birdbrain.)