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For the past several weeks, fans of All Things Considered have e-mailed and sung (in the form of recorded phone messages) their lyrical suggestions for our theme song. The results of our finalists were announced this week — and now we have a winner.

MELISSA BLOCK, host:

Well, in just over a month, there were nearly 1,000 submissions, four finalists and now, one winning choice.

MICHELLE NORRIS, host:

Back in August, we asked you to send in your ideas for lyrics to our theme song. Then on Tuesday, we announced the four finalists and invited you to go to our Web site to vote for one of the four or to keep the song lyric-free.

BLOCK: The votes are in. And to announce the winner, we've called upon listener Peter Laity(ph) of Madison, Wisconsin. His lyrics did not make the final cut, but he graciously agreed to reveal the contest winner in song.

(Soundbite of music)

Mr. PETER LAITY (Madison resident): (Singing) When I do consider all things. Chief among them is your theme. I can hear it while I'm driving if my radio is on. All day long it's in my head. I tap my foot like Larry Craig. Sometimes words can add more meaning, but in this case, let it be. Just leave well enough alone and keep the theme song lyric-free.

NORRIS: That's right. By a large margin, you, the listeners, have voted to keep our theme song free of lyrics. We will, however, be sending ATC coffee mugs to our four finalists.

BLOCK: Meanwhile, you can hum along when our theme song comes on or keep on making up your own lyrics, maybe a new verse every day.

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