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The Lonely Goatherd

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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Date 1959
Source The Sound of Music (musical)
Publisher Williamson Music Co.

"The Lonely Goatherd," from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, is a yodelling song. In the film adaptation of the musical, it was performed by Julie Andrews with the von Trapp children during a puppetetry sequence conceived by Bil Baird.

Julie Andrews sang "The Lonely Goatherd" as the opening number on episode 217 of The Muppet Show. She was backed by a chorus of Muppets that included the Goat, Annie Sue, Gonzo, Miss Mousey, Rowlf, Baskerville, the Mutt and the Afghan Hound. The sketch was performed on the same set and with many of the same Muppets that would perform "Upidee" on episode 220.

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