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Chords: The Song of the Count from sesame street

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Subject: Chord Req: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 11:17 AM

I found a recording of "The Song of the Count" and I think it is a really fun kinda song and want to play it, but I cannot find the chords anywhere and though I tried, I cant figure them out my self. Any one around here play it, or know the chords or know where I can find them?

"My name is count the count,
Because I really love to count.
I can sit and count all day
But sometimes i get carried away...

I count slowly slowly slowly getting faster
Once I start up counting its very hard to stop
Faster Faster it is so exciting
Boy I love counting whatever the amount...

Thats the first verse and the chorus as best as I can remember.


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Subject: Req: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 01:56 PM

Do you have the full lyrics to the song? I'd love to see them. Sorry, can't help with chords, but maybe somebody else can.

We had a Sesame Street tape in the 1970's, and the kids and the ex and I played it over and over again and sang along with it. There was one Count song that we really liked, and it would be nice to see the lyrics. Here's what I recall:

    Two bats flying in the belfry
    da-da, da-da, da-da-daa (another bat comes in)
    That makes three bats, WONDERFUL...

That's all my failing memory can recall. Can somebody set me straight, and help with the chords request for the first message?

The Count was my favorite Sesame Street character.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Song of the Count from sesame stree
From: Acme
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 02:17 PM

We were particularly fond of "Doing the Batty Bat." I found sites online that have the words to Sesame Street songs--but I don't recall if the chords were there also. You can do an advanced search in Google, but be patient. There are a lot of closed down sites and broken links in the area of children's song lyrics!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Chords: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 03:16 PM

Thanks for the inspiration, SRS. I found this page (click) of Count of Count songs.
Wow!!
-Joe Offer-

Bats In My Belfry

sung by The Count


One bat hanging in the steeple
One bat flies in through the door
That makes two bats in my belfry
WONDERFUL!
(spoken) But wait, there's more ...



Two bats hanging in the steeple
One bat flies in through the door
That makes three bats in my belfry
WONDERFUL!
(spoken) But wait, there's more ...



(goes on and on, 'till you fall out of your belfry :-)



Transcribed by Perry Hynes



Originally released on the album Bert & Ernie Sing-Along (1975) Children's Records of America


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Subject: RE: Chords: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 03:52 PM

Yep those are the lyrics! I have been thinking about it some more and the chord changes sound rather straight forward, I just dont know what the chords are...

Is there anyone around who knows "standard" chord progressions for eastern european folk/tradional music which the count song is clearly based on? Kind of like the standard set of chords (G D C em)in folk/traditional western european/american music?


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Subject: RE: Chords: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 10 - 03:49 PM

It's mainly Bm, then F#MAJ, switches to a E at some point can't quite figure it out. But I am positive about the Bm and F# here is what I got with the lyrics

F#
You know that I am called the Count
Bm                      F#
Because I really love to count
E(?)
I could sit and count all day
F#
Sometimes I get carried away

       Bm                            F#
I count slowly, slowly, slowly getting faster
F#                                           Bm
Once I've started counting it's really hard to stop
Bm                      F#
Faster, faster. It is so exciting!
E(?)                                 F#
I could count forever, count until I drop

Bm             F#
1! 2! 1! 2! 3! 4!
E             F#
1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4

(Repeat progression through out the rest of song)

I count the spiders on the wall...
I count the cobwebs in the hall...
I count the candles on the shelf...
When I'm alone, I count myself!

I count slowly, slowly, slowly getting faster
Once I've started counting it's really hard to stop
Faster, faster. It is so exciting!
I could count forever, count until I drop

1! 2! 3! 4!
1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, I love counting!
That's the song of the Count!


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Subject: RE: Chords: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: GUEST,frufru
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 03:33 PM

I don´t think E does the trick. Works for me with Emi, though. Like this:

Bm                        F#
You know that I am called the Count
F#                      Bm
Because I really love to count
Emi                      Bm
I could sit and count all day
F#                      Bm
Sometimes I get carried away

       Bm                            F#
I count slowly, slowly, slowly getting faster
F#                                           Bm
Once I've started counting it's really hard to stop
Bm                        Emi
Faster, faster. It is so exciting!
Emi            Bm      F#             Bm
I could count forever, count until I drop.

He?


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Subject: RE: Chords: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: GUEST,Malks
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 06:50 PM

Here is the correct chord progression I learned by ear and using some of the chords provided by the posts above. The song is divided into 3 different sections where the progs are different.

The Song of The Count

You know that I am called the Count (Bm/F#)
Because I really love to f**k (F#Maj7/Bm)
Sometimes I sit and f**k all day (BMaj7/Em)
But sometimes I get carried away (F#/Bm)

I f**k slowly, slowly, slowly getting faster (Bm)
Once I've started f**king it's really hard to stop (F#/Bm)
Faster, faster! It is so exciting! (Bm/BMaj7/Em)
I could f**k forever, f**k until I drop! (Em/F#/Bm)

1! 2! 3! 4! (Em)
1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4 (Bm)
1-2, I love f**king (F#)
Whatever the amount! (Bm)
1! 2! 3! 4! (Em)
Heyehyehyeh, Heyehyehyeh, (Bm)
1-2-3-4-1-2 (F#)
That's the song of the Count! (F#/Bm)

I f**k the spiders on the wall… (Bm/F#)
I f**k the cobwebs in the hall… (F#Maj7/Bm)
I f**k the candles on the shelf… (BMaj7/Em)
When I'm alone, I f**k myself! (F#/Bm)

I f**k slowly, slowly, slowly getting faster (Bm)
Once I've started f**king it's really hard to stop (F#/Bm)
Faster, faster! It is so exciting! (Bm/BMaj7/Em)
I could f**k forever, f**k until I drop! (Em/F#/Bm)

1! 2! 3! 4! (Em)
1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4 (Bm)
1-2, I love f**king (F#)
Whatever the amount! (Bm)
1! 2! 3! 4! (Em)
Heyehyehyeh, Heyehyehyeh, (Bm)
1-2-3-4-1-2 (F#)
That's the song of the Count!(F#/Bm)


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Subject: RE: Chords: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 02:06 PM

Looking for the Chords for the Batty Bat song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TKeG2fgqxqs

In old Transylvania when I was a lad
Our castle was poor but we never were sad

We learned to be happy

We'd dance round the hall

And learning to count was the key to it all

By counting each count I knew just where to start

And one special step has stayed close to my heart
One two three, spread out the cape

One two three, twirl round the floor

One two three, left foot you swing

One two three, then start to sing

One two three, loud as you please

One two three, counting with ease

One two three, doing the batty bat

Batty batty bat batty bat batty bat batty bat

One two three count

Batty batty bat batty bat batty bat batty bat

Won't you dance with me doing the batty bat
So now in my own castle I can enjoy

This wonderful dance that I learned as a boy

I see just how wise was my whole family

They taught me to count and so now look at me

I'm counting and dancing and I swear that it's true

If you do the same you will be happy too
One two three, spread out the cape

One two three, twirl round the floor

One two three, left foot you swing

One two three, then start to sing

One two three, loud as you please

One two three, counting with ease

One two three, doing the batty bat

Batty batty bat batty bat batty bat batty bat

One two three count

Batty batty bat batty bat batty bat batty bat

Won't you dance with me doing the batty bat
Songwriters

RAPOSO
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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

Read more: Sesame Street - The Batty Bat Lyrics | MetroLyricsI


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Subject: RE: Chords: The Song of the Count from sesame street
From: Thompson
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 01:31 PM

VUN tvo three four
VUN tvo three four
VUN tvo three four
VUN tvo three four
VUN tvo three for
HOW I luff to count, HEY!

Probably why all those eastern Europeans found a kindly welcome before them when they flooded into Ireland just before their countries' accession to the EU, and why they were puzzled by the slight hidden smiles every time they opened their mouth to speak, from people who'd grown up lying on their tummies before the black-and-white TV and then getting up and racing around in circles shouting "HOW I luff to count, HEY!"


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