Count It Higher

sung by Chrissy (Christopher Cerf w/Richard Hunt)
& The Alphabeats (Richard Hunt and others)

You told me you could count
You said thereís nothing to it
Well, if youíre so good at counting
Let me hear you do it
1 ... 2 ... 3 ...
Mercy, is that the best you can do?

Youíve got to count it higher (count it higher)
Iíd like to know who told ya you could stop at 3
Youíve got to count it higher (count it higher)
Baby, if you want to count with me

Let me hear you count again now
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... higher!
4 ... higher!
5 ... Agh!

Youíve got to count if higher (count it higher)
5 just isnít good enough at all you see
Youíve got to count it higher (count it higher)
Baby, if you want to count with me

Now, letís just try it one last time
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... 9 ... 10

You went and counted higher (counted higher)
You really went and counted all the way to 10
You went and counted higer (counted higher)
Now go back to 1 and start to count again
Are you ready?
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... 9 ... 10

You went and counted higher (counted higher)
You counted counted counted higher
You counted counted counted, huh!
You counted counted counted higher
You really are so good at counting!

Transcribed by Andrea Sunderland


Originally released on the album

Letters ... And Numbers, Too

Letters ... And Numbers, Too (1974)
Children's Television Workshop

and on the album

The Count Counts! The Count's Countdown Show from Radio 1-2-3

The Count Counts! The Count's Countdown Show from Radio 1-2-3 (1975)
Children's Records of America

available on the album

Born To Add

Born To Add (CD)


available on the CD-ROM

Sesame Street: Numbers

and on the video

Sesame Steet's 25th Birthday

Sesame Street's 25th Birthday
and DVD