Just Happy To Be Me

Written by Gail Sky King
1993 Sesame Street, Inc. (ASCAP)

this version sung by Kingston Livingston III (Puppet Coordinator, Kevin Clash)

Iím Kingston Livingston the Third, as in three
Named after my dad, and his dad before me
But Iím an original, one of a kind, unique
So kick back and listen up while I speak

I watch all my friends flip their caps to the back
But I kept mine to the front because I like it like that
Not trying to be different, just doing my own thing
So come on, clap your hands and sing

Be yourself, easy as ABC
Canít be no one else
Just happy to be me

I went to a party just the other day
With all my friends from school and around the way
The music was playing they all jumped to their feet
But I danced to a drummer with a different kind of beat
My friends want to know why I donít move like them
I said, your dance is cool, but I dance like Kingston
I like your style, but Iíve got my own thing
So come on, and clap your hands and sing

Be yourself, easy as ABC
Canít be no one else
Just happy to be me

I was reading a book one day at home
When I heard the ring-ring of the telephone
It was a couple of friends inviting me out to play
But I said Iím kind of busy, maybe later today
You see, right now Iím exercising my imagination
Iíd rather read than skate, I said without hesitation
Not trying to be different, just doing the Kingston thing

So come on, clap your hands and sing
(When heís cooking up a meal)
I do it my way
(When heís got a base to steal)
I do it my way
(When heís riding a bike)
I do it my way
(When heís going for a hike)
I do it my way
(When heís picking clothes to wear)
I do it my way
(When heís combing out his hair)
I do it my way
(When he wants to just cool)
I do it my way
(When itís time to go to school)
You know I do that the right way!

Be yourself, easy as ABC
Canít be no one else
Just happy to be me
Just happy to, happy to be me
Me!

Transcribed by Andrea Sunderland


Just Happy To Be Me

Written by Gail Sky King
Additional Lyrics by the Fugees
1993 Sesame Street, Inc. (ASCAP)

Be yourself
Easy as ABC
Can't be no one else
Just happy to be me

Hey, yo, the A's
For achievement
Hey, yo, the B's
For beneficent
And the C's
For commitment
And the D's
For diligence
What about the E
The F, the G, the H
The I, the J
I'm in my pj's
I'm drinkin' oj

Yo, the big city
Just like I pictured it
Millions of people
Rushin' around
Real quick
Each one's original
One-of-a-kind
Unique
So kick back and
Listen while
L Boogie speaks
Not tryin' to be
Different, just doing
Their own thing
So, come on
Everybody, clap
Your hands and sing

Be yourself
Easy as ABC
Can't be no one else
Just happy to be me

Be yourself
Easy as ABC
Can't be no one else
Just happy to be me

Hey, yo, the K, the L
The M, the N, the O
The P for Prakazrel
In the place to be
Hey, yo, the Q is
For quiet
And the R for riot
The S, the T, the U
The V's for vowel
The W, X, the Y
The Z's for Zorro
See you tomorrow
Fly like an eagle
When it's the Fugees
On Sesame
Clap your hands
Do the dance
With L Jiggy

Now Snuffy and
Big Bird are
Havin' a good time
They're walking and
Walking and trying to
Talk to a mime here
In the square where
They've just seen it all
But they ain't never
Seen a yellow bird
Seven feet tall!

Be yourself
Easy as ABC
Can't be no one else
Just happy to be me

Be yourself
Easy as ABC
Can't be no one else
Just happy to be me

Transcribed from the lyrics insert from "Elmopalooza!" by the archive's webmistress Tiny Dancer


original version available on the album
Platinum Too
Platinum Too (CD)
and on Cassette

The Fugees' version available on
Elmopalooza!
Elmopalooza! (CD)


also available on Video, Cassette and even DVD

also available on the 3-CD Box Set (Fugees' version)

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music