Written by Brad Mossman (arrangement)
Date 1988
Publisher Sesame Street, Inc.
First Episode 4712

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" is a traditional children's song based on the 1883 song "There Is a Tavern in the Town." The song identifies parts of the body, and is often accompanied with a dance in which children touch the part being sung.

On Sesame Street, the song was featured in the home video Big Bird's Favorite Party Games, led by Luis. Years later, an animated Abby Cadabby, a kid, a penguin, and a chicken performed the song in an animated music video. Oscar the Grouch also makes a cameo.

The music video first appeared on the DVD Elmo's World: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in 2015, and appeared on the show in episode 4712.


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Sesame Street Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

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