sung by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), who else?!
[Scene: A room with a desk, which Kermit is sitting at, doing some sort of paperwork.
Another frog enters.]
Frog: A frog? At a front desk? Doing office work?
[Exits, laughing loudly.]
This frog has to go his own way
This frog doesn't care what the other frogs say
This frog wants to be happy, and this frog has to try
This frog is gonna make it or know the reason why
I'm not gonna sit here like some dumb old bump on a log
That isn't me!
I'm gonna be this frog!
This frog has a song to be sung
This frog isn't gonna spend his life in a swamp, catchin flies with his tongue
This frog may slip and stumble, but this frog tries again
This frog never will grumble, but fall to rise again
This frog is staying with it, like a tick sticks to a dog
I'm gonna win!
You're gonna love this frog!
(This winning frog....)
This frog has some climbing to do
This frog has some dreams that he's makin come true
This frog never will falter, no not through slush or fog
This frog will not wear a halter, cause nothing halts this frog!
I made myself a promise as a young green pollywog:
I'll be on top!
Nothing can stop (Nothing can stop) THIS FROG!
(THIS FROG! THIS FROG! THIS FROG)
Transcribed by Denise, with help from Silvery Shoe
Originally released on the album
Aren't You Glad You're You? (1977)
and on the album
Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration (1992)
The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street (Video)
also available on the 3-CD Box Set
Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music