Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mister Rogers' Songbook

Mister (Fred) Rogers ~ Pictures by Steven Kellogg ~ Arrangements by John Costa
Random House, 1970

Because I am having the happiest of days and this video still tickles me even though it is way way old news. Lord, I loved me some Mr. Rogers. What an incredibly fabulous person.

All the PBS remixes are fabulous. After watching it, if you are feeling musical and Mr. Rogersy, pick up a copy of Mister Rogers' Songbook and get down to classics like Won't You Be My Neighbor?...

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?...

 ... or Everybody's Fancy...

Some are fancy on the outside.
Some are fancy on the inside.
Everybody's fancy.
Everybody's fine.
Your body's fancy and so is mine.

Or Tree Tree Tree, Sometimes People Are Good or It's Such a Good Feeling. All your favorite hits of 1960s and 70s PBS television are here with themes of friends, family, and feelings. Piano arrangements aplenty and sweet little illustrations by Steven Kellogg.

Then after you've sung a dozen choruses or 12 of "You've Got To Do It" and still want the musical stylings of your favorite childhood stars, watch the remix of Reading Rainbow. Ssswawesome!

Also by:
Tell Me Mister Rogers About
Mysterious Tadpole
You Ought To See Herbert's House
There Was an Old Woman


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Leanne said...


Ariel S. Winter said...

These are gorgeous. Definitely emphasizes don't judge a book by its cover.

Allen Knutson said...

If you really want to see Reading Rainbow remixed, you've got to check out the The Doors version:

Unknown said...

i did love me some mr. rogers, but reading rainbow was my all time favorite pbs show as a kid. hands down. still makes me happy. xo

Becca said...

I love it! So many happy memories for those two shows, thank for making me think about them and smile:)

Jil Casey said...

I liked the song which had something to do with waiting and how hard that can be for kids. "Let's think of something to do while we're waiting..."

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