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Sesame Jamboree

sung by Alison Krauss and Union Station
with some help from The Count (Jerry Nelson)

Alison and the gang on the show

pic from Alison Krauss' official site


The scene is the street itself where the band is set up. The Count is dressed in what appears to be a brown leather cape with fringes (huge part going behind his head, the cowl, has massive studs) with a red bandana around his neck.

(spoken)

Count: Oh, hello there, it is I, Count von Count. And this is the wonderful singer Alison Krauss and her magnificent band, Union Station.

Alison: Well, hello, how are you?

Count: Oh ho ho ho, Alison, I am so excited that you're here today to count. We can count banjos, guitars, guitar strings, finger picks, flat picks, there are so many things, that's just the band ...

Alison: Unfortunately, Count, we're not here to count, we're here to sing.

Count: Oh, and I was so looking forward to counting with you.

Alison: Well, hold on, in the song we count to four, maybe you can count while we sing.

Count: Oh, I'm counting the seconds until we start. One ... two ... three ... four ...

Alison: Alright, well get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet to our "Sesame Jamboree".

Count: Heeeere we go.

(sung)

Come on everybody
Sing along, sing along
Everybody sing along with me
Dance to the music
Clap your hands and count to four

Count: One, two, three, four

Let's jamboree some more

Count: Clap your hands
Stamp your feet
1, 2, 3, 4
To the beat

Sesame Jamboree

Count: 1, 2, 3, 4
Count with me
Up to 4
One past 3

Sesame Jamboree

Count (spoken): Cue the chickens!

(four chickens dance onto the set clucking in time to the music and wearing little bandanas)

Alison (spoken): Wow, dancing chickens?

Count (spoken): Yes, let's count them. 1, 2, 3, 4, ha ha ha. We counted our chickens while they danced!

Sesame Jamboree
Come and see
Our country music show

Count: 1, 2, 3, 4
My toes are tapping on the floor

Sesame Jamboree

Count: 1, 2, 3, 4
There's more counting still in store

Sesame Jamboree

All: Come on everybody
Sing along, sing along
Everybody sing along with me
Dance to the music
Clap your hands, count to four

Count: One, two, three, four

Let's jamboree some more
Let's jamboree some more

(spoken)

Count: Oh, yes! If you ever want a backup singer, Alison, you can count on me, ha ha ha!

(lightning lights the sky and thunder rumbles as Alison and the band look worried)

Don't worry, it's not going to rain.

Transcribed by the archive's webmistress Tiny Dancer


Sesame Jamboree

sung by The Sesame Street O.K. Corral Chorus

Come on everybody
Sing along, sing along
Everybody sing along with me
Dance to the music
Clap your hands, count to three
Join our Sesame Jamboree

Cookie Monster: Circle left, circle right
Swing your cookie, take a bite!

Sesame Jamboree

Cookie Monster: Me and cookie, do-si-do
Eat it up and down it go!

Sesame Jamboree

Come on everybody
Sing along, sing along
Everybody sing along with me
Dance to the music
Clap your hands, count to three
Join our Sesame Jamboree

Sesame Jamboree
Come and see our country music show

The Count: One two three four
Hush my mouth, I'll count some more!

Sesame Jamboree

The Count: Five six seven eight
Country counting's really great!

Sesame Jamboree

Come on everybody
Sing along, sing along
Everybody sing along with me
Dance to the music
Clap your hands, count to three
Join our Sesame Jamboree

Sesame Jamboree
Come and see our country music show, oh

All: Come on everybody
Sing along, sing along
Everybody sing along with me
Dance to the music
Clap your hands, count to three
Join our Sesame Jamboree (Sesame Jamboree)
Join our Sesame Jamboree (Sesame Jamboree)
Sesame Jamboree!

Transcribed by Jogchem Jalink


Originally released on the album "Sesame Country" (1981)

Sesame Country

Re-released in 1992 on cassette

Sesame Country
Sesame Country


Alison Krauss' version available on the DVD

Kids' Favorite Country Songs
Kids' Favorite Country Songs (2007)