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Songs from the Muppet Show Music Hall (1978, UK)

Published 1978 by EMI Music. Songs from the Muppet Show Music Hall as recorded by Miss Piggy on PYE Records.

Here's a little song book based on the UK Muppet Show Music Hall 45 EP.

1. Don't Dilly Dally
2. The Boy in the Gallery
3. Waiting at the Church
4. Wotcher (Knocked 'Em in the Old Kent Road)

Rainbow Connection Sheet Music (1979)

Published 1979 by Welbeck Music Corp. Lyrics and Music by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher.

This sheet music features the most famous Henson song of all time, the Rainbow Connection. The picture on the front is also the same as the picture from the Muppet Movie album.

Other variants of this cover featured the entire Muppet gang and also a color photo of Kermit in the swamp.

The Muppet Movie Song Book (1979)

Published 1979 by Welbek Music Corp. By Jerry Houle. Lyrics and Music by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher. 64 pages.

This great song book features nine songs from "The Muppet Movie" along with many beautiful photos, including some scenes edited from the film, like Statler & Waldorf on a camel and a Sam Eagle sign. Both of these segments were originally part of "Movin' Right Along".

The picture on the front is also the same as the picture from the Muppet Movie album.

1. The Rainbow Connection
2. Movin' Right Along
3. Never Before, Never Again
4. I Hope that Somethin' Better Comes Along
5. Can You Picture That?
6. I'm Going to Go Back There Someday
7. America the Beautiful
8. Animal... Come Back Animal
9. The Magic Store

John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together Song Book (1979)

Published 1979 by Cherry Lane Music Co. 60 pages.

This holiday song book includes fourteen all-time favorites from the original 1979 special and the album soundtrack. The song book includes some fantastic rare photos from the television special.

1. The Twelve Days of Christmas
2. The Peace Carol
3. Christmas is Coming
4. A Baby Just Like You
5. Deck the Halls
6. When the River Meets the Sea
7. Little Saint Nick
8. Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913
9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
10. The Christmas Wish
11. Alfie, The Christmas Tree
12. Carol for a Christmas Tree
13. Silent Night, Holy Night
14. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The Great Muppet Caper Song Book (1981)

Published 1981 by Cherry Lane/ATV Music Publications. Edited by Milton Okun. Lyrics and music by Joe Raposo. 60 pages.

The Caper song book includes four pages of color photos from the movie and some posed promo shots. A section in the middle features the lyrics to the primary songs surrounded by illustrated versions of the characters. Many of the illustrations are black and white cartoon drawings of the main Muppet characters, with smaller drawings of the rats popping up in various places.

This is the only song book for many of these titles, especially the instrumental pieces from the film.

1. Summer Balloon
2. Hey A Movie!
3. The Big Red Bus
4. Happiness Hotel
5. Lady Holiday
6. Steppin' Out With A Star
7. Night Life
8. The First Time It Happens
9. Couldn't We Ride
10. Piggy's Fantasy (Miss Piggy)
11. The Great Muppet Caper (The Muppet Fight Song)
12. Finale: Hey A Movie!

Rowlf's Very First Book of Classic Scenes (1983)

Published 1983 by Cherry Lane Music Co. By Lynn Freeman Olson. Edited by Milton Okum and illustrated by Benjamin Alexander.

The neat song book features some of Rowlf's favorite piano compositions of all-time. The song book includes nice illustrations throughout.

1. Ode to Joy (from Symphony No. 9) by Beethoven
2. Waltz (from The Merry Widow) by Lehar
3. Theme from Marche Slave by Tchaikovsky
4. Overture (from William Tell) by Rossini
5. Morning (from Peer Gynt Suite) by Greig
6. Theme from Finlandia by Sibelius
7. Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor) by Borodin
8. Symphony No. 94 (Theme from) "Surprise" by Haydn
9. Evening Prayer (from Hansel and Gretel) by Humperdinck
10. Theme From The New World Symphony by Dvorak
11. To The Evening Star (from Tannhauser) by Wagner

The Muppet Show Sheet Music (1986)

Published 1986 by the Hal Leonard Corp. Administered by Muppet Music, Inc. (ASCAP) Written by Jim Henson and Sam Pottle.

This sheet music of the Muppet Show theme was arranged for piano, guitar, or vocals.

Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets (1986)

Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets (1986)Published 1986 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Paperback, 64 pages.

Piano scores for 16 songs from a variety of Henson productions, including Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Muppet Babies, Fraggle Rock, and the Muppet movies.

This songbook is a tie-in with the record releases of Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets, Volume One and Volume Two.

2. C is for Cookie
3. Dream for Your Inspiration
4. The First Time It Happens
5. Fraggle Rock Theme
6. Green (Bein' Green)
7. Happiness Hotel
8. It's Up to You
9. Mah-Na Mahna
10. Movin' Right Along
11. Muppet Babies Theme
12. The Muppet Show Theme
13. The Rainbow Connection
14. Rocket to the Stars
15. Rubber Duckie
16. Saying Goodbye

The Muppet Christmas Carol Songbook (1992)

Published 1992 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Words and Music by Paul Williams. Paperback, 64 pages.

This songbook includes color promo photos from the movie. All of the photos are posed versions of movie scenes created for advertising purposes, rather than actual movie stills. There are also several black and white cartoon drawings, including one of the Cratchit family and one of Gonzo as Charles Dickens.

Music for several cut songs from the film are included in this songbook. "Room in Your Heart" and "Chairman of the Board" were not used in the final film.

1. Room in Your Heart
2. Scrooge
3. One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
4. Marley and Marley
5. Chairman of the Board
6. When Love Is Gone
7. It Feels Like Christmas
8. Christmas Scat
9. Bless Us All
10. Thankful Heart
11. Finale

Selections from Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Published 1996 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Words by Cynthia Weil and music by Barry Mann. Paperback, 40 pages.

This songbook is illustrated with movie logos and one color promo photo of Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie in the ship's crows nest with Rizzo hanging on below.

This is the last official songbook for any Muppet project produced to date.

1. Shiver My Timbers
2. Something Better
3. Sailing For Adventure
4. Cabin Fever
5. A Professional Pirate
6. Love Led Us Here

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Section compiled by
Cindy Chapman and Phillip Chapman

With contributions from
Steve Parsons (Caper, Christmas Carol, and Treasure Island Songbooks)


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