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Written by Joe Raposo
Date 1970
Publisher Jonico Music, Inc. and Green Fox Music Inc.
Oscar's Bein' Green

Oscar's version

Oscar's Bein' Green (Sesame Street)02:24

Oscar's Bein' Green (Sesame Street)

"Bein' Green," originally titled "Green," is one of Kermit the Frog's best-known songs. It was written in 1970 by Joe Raposo for season 1 of Sesame Street, and has since become an American standard.

In the song, Kermit expresses his ambivalence about his color, noting that green "blends in with so many other ordinary things" and wishing that he were some other color instead. During the bridge, Kermit realizes that there are some powerful associations with the color -- "green can be big, like a mountain, or important, like a river, or tall like a tree." In the end, he decides that he's happy to be green -- "it's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be."

In episode 4105 of Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch sang his own version of "Bein' Green" with altered lyrics.

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