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Subject: Muppet Music
From: Matt Logan
Date: 27 Jul 98 - 08:03 PM

Hi Everyone I'm looking for some lyrics to some songs that the Muppets sang in their movie and on the show. The three songs are Rainbow Connection, Movin' Right Along, and Bein' Green. I would appreciate any leads anyone might have.

Thanks Matt Logan


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: BSeed
Date: 27 Jul 98 - 08:22 PM

The whole title of Bein' Green is "It's Not Easy Being Green," and is of course a Kermit song. I don't know the lyrics, so I guess I'm no help. My favorite bit of Muppet musical nonsense came in the early days of Sesame Street, maybe only the first year: a wimpy little human muppet singing "Lulu's Back in Town" in a tone of desperation, explained when Lulu shows up, a Terminator-type Lulu.


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: alison
Date: 28 Jul 98 - 12:54 AM

Hi,

Look in the links for "Jen's lyrics" or "International lyrics server". They have an entire section on Sesame street /Muppet type songs.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAINBOW CONNECTION
From: Moira Cameron
Date: 28 Jul 98 - 06:30 PM

Here's one for you. I don't know the lyrics to the others.

RAINBOW CONNECTION

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions—
Rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
But I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
When wished on a morning star.
Somebody thought of it, and someone believed it—
Look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us star-gazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

BRIDGE:
All of us under its spell,
We know that it's probably magic.

Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice must be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm s'posed to be—
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

La la la la la la la,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 29 Jul 98 - 07:23 PM

The Muppet hillbilly band also did a great rendition of "I'm My Own Grampa".


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Kathleen
Date: 04 Aug 98 - 03:59 PM

Does anybody know the words for "Nobody's Business"? It's a funny song, but I only remember one part of it. Another good one is "To Morrow" (I set off on a journey just about a year ago, to a little town called Morrow in the state of Ohio. . .)

I will take any Muppet lyrics anyone has that they know the comlete songs. I know most of the words on a bunch of songs. I have always been a Muppet nut. In fact, I wanted to be a Muppeteer until my dad said that he wouldn't pay tuition for me to college for that.

Well. Thanks!

Later,

Kathleen


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Roger Himler
Date: 04 Aug 98 - 05:46 PM

Kathleen,

I believe you will find both songs in the Digital Tradition. Go to the upper right hand corner where you will find a search block. Type in {Nobody's business] and find two songs, then come back and type [to morrow] and the journey will be yours. Be sure to use the brackets, they make it search for that specific phrase. Otherwise you'd get every song that said business and worse yet, every song that had the word "to" in it. Welcome to the Mudcat.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 04 Aug 98 - 07:12 PM

I'm My Own Grampa is also in the database. Can't recall who did the original -- two old comedy guys. The muppet hillbilly band would show up on occasion to sing songs of that nature.

I liked some of the songs on Sesame Street too. The famous It's Not Easy Being Green, If I'd Known You Were Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake, and that eastern-European sounding song that The Count sang about, of course, counting.

I have a Christmas tree ornament of one of the old guys in the balcony. Wish I had the pair.:)


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Aug 98 - 08:57 PM

Ah, yes, and how can we forget "C Is for Cookie"??
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Kathleen
Date: 05 Aug 98 - 05:40 PM

The song "To Morrow" in the database is a slightly different version of the one I heard, but not enougth to speak of, really. I couldn't find the "Nobody's Business" that I know. It's a man and a woman singing back and forth to each other and the only part I can remember is:

"You've got a gal you love on Monday Then you've got another on Sunday-"

"Ain't nobody's business, but my own!"

Nobody's business Nobody's business Ain't nobody's business, but my own!

It's a silly song, but those are the best kind.

Later,

Kathleen


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Cuilionn
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 02:20 AM

The "C is for cookie" song... hmmm. I read a story somewhere a few years back that the song was originally created by a woman who worked with the Children's Television Workshop and had a developmentally delayed son. She was trying to come up with a way to teach him letter-recognition and reading, something the "EXPERTS" said couldn't be done. She made up the song, sang it to her son, and he not only understood the concepts, he consequently learned to read. Further proof of the cosmic whimsy and gracious genious that underlies all muppet work... I strongly suggest seeking out the recording that was made as a tribute to Jim Henson. Can't remember title, but it is filled with songs that Jim Henson's special characters would sing. Ernie, Kermit, and Captain Vegetable are my personal favorites...oh, wait: Did he do Grover too, or was that somebody else? Sigh. Anyway, I miss him.

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 05:22 PM

Kathleen, take a look at Rabid Squirrel's Jazz Archive for the lyrics to "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," which was recorded by Bessie Smith and more recently by Saffire: the Uppity Blueswomen.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 07 Aug 98 - 01:03 PM

Another suggestion is to look up the works of Joe Raposo, the recently deceased author of many of the Muppet/Sesame street classics, including Its Not Easy Bein Green, and others. His is another case where everyone knows the songs, but nobody knows the artist.


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: alison
Date: 08 Aug 98 - 03:29 AM

Hi,

Saw a Sesame Street episode the other day. all these farm animals were standing around sing that Bruce springsteen classic "Barn in the USA".

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Musicman
Date: 08 Aug 98 - 09:04 AM

the readers digest song book has a bunch of muppet/sesame street songs in it. I'm not sure which one's right now.


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: GUEST,AM
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 03:28 PM

Umm, I don't know if I'm of much help or not. I was just looking for this song myself, and coincidently my search led me here. Most likely whoever was looking for this has found it, since, good grief the last message was posted in 98...man. Ok, so this is probably pointless, but I guess I'll send it anyway in case it does save someone a search.

The following is reprinted from "The Sesame Street Book & Record". 'Green' is (c)1970 Jonico Music, Inc.

It's not that easy being green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold- or something much more colorful like that. It's not easy being green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water - or stars in the sky. But green's the color of Spring. And green can be cool and friendly-like. And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree. When green is all there is to be It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why wonder? I'm green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful! And I think it's what I want to be.


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 03:33 PM

AM - thank you - yes, we bother to post answers to even long ago questions - as it CAN help someone who is searching.

Thank you again.


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 04:32 PM

I did a search on Joe Raposo, who wrote many Muppet songs. It turns out all of the three songs requested are in a book found at this web site (and quite possibly many others). They are in a book called Favorite Songs From Jim Henson's Muppets and it says they are arranged for piano/vocal/guitar. Raposo wrote "Being Green" and Paul Williams wrote the other two, "Movin' Right Along" and "Rainbow Connection."

Contents:
   
AB-C-DEF-GHI - Written by: Joe Raposo and Jon Stone - © 1970
C Is For Cookie - Written by: Joe Raposo - © 1973
The Muppet Show Theme - Written by: Jim Henson and Sam Pottle - © 1976
Dream For Your Inspiration - Written by: Scott Brownlee - © 1984
The First Time It Happens - Written by: Joe Raposo - © 1981
Fraggle Rock Theme - Written by: Philip Balsam and Dennis Lee - © 1982
Green (Bein' Green) - Written by: Joe Raposo - © 1970
Happiness Hotel - Written by: Joe Raposo - © 1981
It's Up To You - Written by: Alan O'Day and Janis Leibhart - © 1984
Mah-Na, Mah-Na - Written by: Piero Umiliani - © 1966
Movin't Right Along - Written by: Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher - © 1979
Muppet Babies Theme - Written by: Hank Saroyan and Rob Walsh - © 1984
The Rainbow Connection - Written by: Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher - © 1979
Rubber Duckie - Written by: Jeffrey Moss - © 1970
Saying Goodbye - Written by: Jeff Moss - © 1984

SRS


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Amergin
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 04:53 PM

there is a cd out now of Muppet Show music....it looks interesting...


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Blackcatter
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 05:36 PM

Mah-Na, Mah-Na - doo doo, doo-doo-doo . . .


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 06:13 PM

Rolph "Evenin'... you look like you could use a drink"

Kermit "Ya... I'll have a grasshopper please"

LOL


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 04:58 AM

Ah, but is Oscar's "I Love Trash" on that CD(?)


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: muppett
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 05:16 AM

By eck I fogot I'd performed all these songs.


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Beardy
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 05:30 AM

Muppet, I thought this was going to be about you. A new song list or suggestions for your fertile mind. Oh well, see you at Moor & Coast if not before.

Stewart


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: muppett
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 05:39 AM

Well Beardy, funny you mention that, I am getting a bit pissed off with singing the same songs time and again and I'm looking for inspiration for news songs, so I'm open to any suggestions.


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Subject: RE: Muppet Music
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 10:37 AM

"Put Down the Ducky (If You Want to Play the Saxophone)" was a favorite around our house when the kids were little. :)


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