Sesame Street: Paul Simon Sings Me & Julio

Sesame Street: Paul Simon Sings Me & Julio


[MUSIC PLAYING]
GIRL: [SINGING]
Dance, dance.
Dance, dance, dance,
all right.
Dance, dance, dance.
Everybody dance, everybody
dance.
Oh, you can dance with me.
You can dance with me.
Dance, dance, dance.
Dance, dance, dance,
all right.
Dance, dance, dance,
all right.
Everybody dance.
You can–
PAUL SIMON: [SINGING]
Mama pajama rolled out of bed,
she ran to the police station.
When the papa found out,
he began to shout.
He started the investigation.
And it’s against the law.
It was against the law.
What the mama saw, it
was against the law.
GIRL: [SINGING]
It’s against the law.
PAUL SIMON: [SINGING]
Ooh, Mama looked down and spit
on the ground every time my
name gets mentioned.
The papa said, oy, if I get that
boy, gonna stick him in
the house of detention.
Well, I’m on my way.
I don’t know where I’m going,
but I’m on my way.
I’m taking my time, but
I don’t know where.
Goodbye to Rosie,
queen of Corona.
See me and Julio down
by the schoolyard.
See me and Julio down
by the schoolyard.
[WHISTLING]
GIRL: [SINGING]
You could tell me.
PAUL SIMON: [WHISTLING]
GIRL: [SINGING]
You can tell me.
PAUL SIMON: [WHISTLING]
GIRL: [SINGING]
I can see the bird, big,
big, big song.
You can dance now.
You can dance now.
All right!
You can dance now.
Everybody dance, everybody!

PAUL SIMON: Whew!
[APPLAUSE]
BOY: Can I do it?

100 thoughts on “Sesame Street: Paul Simon Sings Me & Julio”

  1. It’s so great that Sesame Street introduced kids to great classic music. I remember this show as always having the best music.

  2. the upscale exclusive , not inclusive private schools that simon sent his kids too did not have children of color from poor communities, from low income homes….limousine liberal paul simon loves being around poor folks of color when it suits him…knowing…he can hop in a car and go to his mansion with security and walls in an upscale lilly white community FAR FAR FAR from the "hoods of America. FACT…

  3. I know some people here have asked about the little girl singing with Paul, well word is a few years ago she died from a bad does of chocolate chip cookies given to her by the cookie monster. She was found dead behind Mr. Hooper's store.

  4. At '1.24' I thought that little girl was starting too sing 'You can call me Al' years before he wrote it, come on simon credit where credits due.lol

  5. Little girl: "DANCE DANCE DAAAAANCE AROUND EEEEEEVERYBODY DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE YOU CA—"
    Paul Simon: "Meh, well, she's still better than Art."

  6. I last saw this when I was a little kid in the early 80's and I always had a slightly different memory of it. I always remembered it as Paul Simon asking the girl if she wanted to sing a song, and she sang her bit, then he said something like, "Okay, but how about this?" and sang his song. It's funny how memory is less reliable than we think.

  7. "Asking only workman's wages, I come looking for a job, but I get no offers, just a come-on from"…oops, wrong street…

  8. I love how a wholesome show like Sesame Street would have someone on it singing "Mama turned around and spit on the ground every time my name gets mentioned, Papa said Oi! If I catch that boy I'll stick him in a house of detention" Every time I hear this song, I imagine a teenaged Paul Simon and a teenaged Latino kid named Julio "down by the school yard"–cutting class. Reminds me of my own adventures in high school–mostly NOT being there!

  9. I love how back in the day they let kids be the best kid they could be not try and make them little perfect grown-ups. like you see in most productions out there.

  10. & "J " WHERE(WOLF) WOOD EYE BEE WITH OUTTA(HEAR) MY MIND EWE SOLID GOLD GUID ANCE. LOVE EWE
    " FRIEND"TILL THE…. YEP. U KNOE WENDY HAs STORMY EYES.

  11. I wonder where that little girl is now. I shamelessly watch old Muppet Show and Sesame Street clips often. Life felt so much better then.

  12. What did the mama really saw? and is it really appropriate for kids on sesame street to be hearing about it? Especially when the cops said it was against the law? What the mama saw?

  13. paul simon was just enthralled with her, you could see his admiration on his face while he strummed and let her do her thing. beautiful

  14. I absolutely LOVE it! I always watch this for a smile and that little girl was JAMMING!!! Awesome just sooo awesome.
    😜😝👍my favorite

  15. Is that little girl a very young Danelle Spencer from "What's Happening?". The eyes make me think so more than anything.

  16. What year did this air? Nothing beats Sesame Street's musical guests especially in its first decade or so.

  17. She also sang songs with the Beatles, the Eagles, America, and Elton John. Interestingly, the lyrics were always "Dance, dance, come and dance with me".

  18. Today's TV is so mechanised, if you exclude the tasteless world of reality TV. Where are the charming moments of magic like this?

  19. Osgar the Grouch used to Tell the kids " All you (ethnic slur) get the hell away from my garbage can.
    Sesame street. Start out to be a children show it aired on a p.m.

  20. ポールサイモン、アメリカでは結構バラエティー番組OKさんらしいですな。もちょっと出し惜しみすればいいのに。仕事を選ばないのね。日本で言うとさだまさし?。にしても、この弾き語りすんげーかっこええー

  21. There’s nothing easy or obvious about the riff she does at the end when Paul is whistling. The timing and phrasing is surprisingly sophisticated.

  22. Everything about that was wonderful. I hope they find this young girl and do a where is she now segment on her. Paul Simon handled her amazingness very well .

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