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1971 edition dust jacket front
Written by  Joe Raposo and Jeff Moss (words and music); Sy Oliver (arrangements)
Illustrator  Loretta Trezzo
Published  1971
Publisher  Simon & Schuster
ISBN  067121036X
1971 edition dust jacket back

The title of The Sesame Street Songbook covers several different editions of Sesame Street sheet music books of lyrics and music to Sesame Street songs, arranged for piano, voice, and guitar.

The Sesame Street Song Book (1971)

The first edition, titled The Sesame Street Song Book, contains 36 songs written by Joe Raposo and Jeff Moss. It was first published in 1971 by Simon & Schuster in hardcover, and later reissued in paperback in 1978, with a cover that matches the Bert & Ernie Sing-Alongalbum. Each song is accompanied by a simple line-drawing illustration. Although originally sold with a dust jacket, the cover-boards themselves are also illustrated.

Song listing

  1. Sesame Street
  3. Circles
  4. Five People in My Family
  5. J Jump
  6. I've Got Two
  7. Kids
  8. Right in the Middle of My Face
  9. Song of Five
  10. Up and Down
  11. What Makes Music?
  12. One of These Things
  13. The People in Your Neighborhood
  14. Everybody Wash
  15. Goin' for a Ride
  16. My Name
  17. Rub Your Tummy
  18. What Can I Do?
  19. Surprise!
  20. A Face
  21. High, Middle, Low
  22. What Do I Do When I'm Alone?
  23. Someone Nice
  24. Everyone Makes Mistakes
  25. Bein' Green
  26. Nearly Missed
  27. Picture a World
  28. I Love Trash
  29. Walk Down the Street
  30. Rain Falls
  31. Sing
  32. Someday, Little Children
  33. Special
  34. The Garden
  35. Rubber Duckie
  36. Somebody Come and Play

Other covers

The Sesame Street Songbook (1992)

Written by 
Illustrator  David Prebenna
Published  1992
Publisher  Scribner/MacMillan
ISBN  0025251414

In 1992, the book was completely revised, updated and retitled The Sesame Street Songbook. Some older songs were dropped, and newer ones were added, to become a book of 64 Sesame Street songs arranged for easy to moderate piano, voice, and guitar. The book includes a foreword by Joan Ganz Cooney and an introduction by Jeff Moss, discussing their memories of working on the show, and their thoughts on how music played a role in the educational content.

Song listing

  1. Sesame Street Theme
  2. Bein' Green
  3. Rubber Duckie
  4. C is for Cookie
  5. People in Your Neighborhood
  6. Sing
  7. I Love Trash
  9. I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
  10. Elmo's Song
  11. Octopus Blues
  12. We Are All Earthlings
  13. Somebody Come and Play
  14. Put Down the Duckie
  15. We All Sing with the Same Voice
  16. One of These Things
  17. Breakfast Time
  18. All By Myself
  19. Sing After Me
  20. Dance Myself to Sleep
  21. Frogs in the Glen
  22. Counting is Wonderful
  23. Skin
  24. Fuzzy and Blue
  25. Five People in My Family
  26. Captain Vegetable
  27. Let's Go Driving
  28. The Batty Bat
  29. One Fine Face
  30. What's the Name of That Song?
  31. The Grouch Song
  32. Imagine That!
  33. Opposite Song
  34. La, La, La
  35. New Way to Walk
  36. The Word is No
  37. Peanut Butter
  38. Muppets Rhyme in School
  39. Everyone Makes Mistakes
  40. Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons
  41. I Heard My Dog Bark
  42. Tall Enough
  43. Reach Your Hand Up High
  44. If Moon Was Cookie
  45. Proud to Be a Cow
  46. Ladybugs' Picnic
  47. What Do I Do When I'm Alone?
  48. I'm Going to Get My Hair Cut
  49. Imagination Song
  50. Monster in the Mirror
  51. Born to Add
  52. It Sure is Hot!
  53. On My Pond
  54. One Small Voice
  55. A Little Bit
  56. If I Were
  57. Doin' the Pigeon
  58. Pat Pat Patty Pat
  59. Caribbean Amphibian
  60. Honker Duckie Dinger Jamboree
  61. When Bert's Not Here
  62. Eight Beautiful Notes
  63. Keep Christmas with You
  64. True Blue Miracle

The Sesame Street Songbook (2007)

Written by 
Illustrator  Tom Brannon
Marybeth Nelson
Published  2007
Publisher  Hal Leonard
ISBN  1423413326

In 2007, a new edition of The Sesame Street Songbook was released by Hal Leonard Publishing, containing 40 songs from the 1992 edition. This edition retains the foreword by Joan Ganz Cooney and introduction by Jeff Moss, but contains new illustrations.

Song listing

  2. All By Myself
  3. Bein' Green
  4. Born to Add
  5. Breakfast Time
  6. C is for Cookie
  7. Captain Vegetable
  8. Caribbean Amphibian
  9. Counting is Wonderful
  10. Elmo's Song
  11. Everyone Makes Mistakes
  12. Five People in My Family
  13. Frogs in the Glen
  14. Fuzzy and Blue
  15. The Grouch Song
  16. I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
  17. If Moon Was Cookie
  18. I Love Trash
  19. Imagination Song
  20. Imagine That!
  21. It Sure is Hot!
  22. Keep Christmas with You
  23. La, La, La
  24. Monster in the Mirror
  25. Muppets Rhyme in School
  26. Octopus Blues
  27. One Fine Face
  28. One of These Things
  29. One Small Voice
  30. The Opposite Song
  31. Pat Pat Patty Pat
  32. Peanut Butter
  33. People in Your Neighborhood
  34. Put Down the Duckie
  35. Rubber Duckie
  36. Sesame Street Theme
  37. Sing
  38. Somebody Come and Play
  39. We Are All Earthlings
  40. What Do I Do When I'm Alone?

Alphabetical cross reference

For ease of reference, the following chart indicates which edition contains which songs.

Song 1971 edition 1992 edition 2007 edition
All By Myself
The Batty Bat
Bein' Green
Born to Add
Breakfast Time
C is for Cookie
Captain Vegetable
Caribbean Amphibian
Counting is Wonderful
Dance Myself to Sleep
Doin' the Pigeon
Eight Beautiful Notes
Elmo's Song
Everybody Wash
Everyone Makes Mistakes
A Face
Five People in My Family
The Frogs in the Glen
Fuzzy and Blue
The Garden
Goin' for a Ride
The Grouch Song
High, Middle, Low
The Honker Duckie Dinger Jamboree
I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
I Heard My Dog Bark
I Love Trash
If I Were
If Moon Was Cookie
I'm Going to Get My Hair Cut
Imagination Song
Imagine That!
It Sure is Hot!
I've Got Two
J Jump
Keep Christmas with You
Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons
La, La, La
Ladybugs' Picnic
Let's Go Driving
A Little Bit
Monster in the Mirror
Muppets Rhyme in School
My Name
Nearly Missed
New Way to Walk
Octopus Blues
On My Pond
One Fine Face
One of These Things
One Small Voice
The Opposite Song
Pat Pat Patty Pat
Peanut Butter
The People in Your Neighborhood
Picture a World
Proud to Be a Cow
Put Down the Duckie
Rain Falls
Reach Your Hand Up High
Right in the Middle of My Face
Rub Your Tummy
Rubber Duckie
Sesame Street
Sing After Me
Somebody Come and Play
Someday, Little Children
Someone Nice
Song of Five
Tall Enough
True Blue Miracle
Up and Down
Walk Down the Street
We All Sing with the Same Voice
We Are All Earthlings
What Can I Do?
What Do I Do When I'm Alone?
What Makes Music?
What's the Name of That Song?
When Bert's Not Here
The Word is No

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