|From the episode:||Chris Cross|
|Singers:||Stewie Griffin, Anne Murray|
|Voices:||Seth MacFarlane, Anne Murray|
"Snowbird" is a song by the Canadian songwriter Gene MacLellan. Though it has been recorded by many performers including Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley, it is best known through Anne Murray's 1970 version, which launched her into a long career of international exposure. It was a #2 hit on Canada's pop chart and went to #1 on both the Canadian adult contemporary and country charts. The song reached #8 on the U.S. pop singles chart, spent six weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart, and became a surprise Top 10 U.S. country hit as well. It was certified as a gold single by the RIAA, the first American Gold record ever awarded to a Canadian solo female artist.
After Stewie and Brian travel to Canada to meet with Murray and find out the true meaning of "Snowbird" following a disagreement. She gives them both credit along with her own explanation but after Brian heads to use the restroom, Anne admits to Stewie that they should have really consulted the song writer, Gene. Taken aback, Stewie ties up Anne and holds her at gunpoint while pronouncing her a fraud despite Brian's assurance that it is standard industry practice. Still angry, Stewie forces Anne to sing “Snowbird” while gagged.
Stewie: Spread your tiny wings and fly away
Stewie: Come on Anne, sing along. You know it. You didn't write it but you know it, bitch.
Together (with Anne still mumbling): The one I love forever is untrue
And if I could you know that I would
Fly away with you