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Play Along

sung by Gordon (Matt Robinson), Susan (Loretta Long), Mr. Hooper (Will Lee),
Ernie (Jim Henson), Bert (Frank Oz), and Big Bird and Oscar (Carroll Spinney)
Words and Music by Joe Raposo

Gordon: Hey, there's some music so why not play along with all of us here on Sesame Street.

Play Along!
Play Along!
Hey, pick up anything you find and play along!

Susan: Guess what, Gordon?
You can play it on an old tin pan!

G: You can play it anyway you can!

S+G: But we all got to play together, play along!

Oscar: I don't wanna sing or play!

G: Oh come on Oscar, you gotta get with it!

G+S Play along!

Big Bird: C'mon Oscar!

G+S: Play along!

O: Oh, this is silly!

G+S: Play it loud or play it soft but play along!

O: Oh, all right.
You can play it on a big bass drum.
BB: You can play it on your finger or your thumb.

G: Right, Bird!

All: But we all gotta play together, play along!

G: Listen!

G+S: People want to feel happy,
People want to feel free...

Mr. Hooper: If you sing that song and play along
That's the way it's gotta be!!!

G: You tell em Mr. Hooper!

G+S: Play along!
Play along!
Give it everything you got and play along!

Bert: Play it on your knuckles and your knees.

Ernie: Play it any way you please.

All: But we all gotta play together play along!

Ernie: Hey I'm playing along!

All: People wanna feel happy! (whoo-hoo!)
People wanna feel free! (Ernie laugh)
If you sing that song and play along,
That's the way it's gotta be!
Play along!

Susan: Everybody play along!

BB: Play it high!

B: Or play it low.

E: But play along!

G: You can play it on a big bass drum.

Mr H: You can Ha-ma-dumma-dumma-dumma-dumma-dum-dum.

All: But we all gotta play together, play along!
Everybody play along!
Everybody play along! Whoo!

Transcribed by the always playful Robert Moszenberg and by William Powell


Originally released on the album

Sesame Street 2 - Original Cast Sesame Street 2 - Original Cast

Sesame Street 2 - Original Cast (1971)
Children's Records of America (Out of print)

and on the album

Somebody Come and Play

Somebody Come and Play (1974)
Children's Television Workshop (Out of print)