|Music by||Paul Jacobs|
|Lyrics by||Josh Selig|
|Publisher||Sesame Street Inc.|
The "Ballad of the Sad Café" is a Sesame Street song performed by some Anything Muppet cowboys, horses and cows about a western saloon that the cowpokes hang out when they feel sad. Once they get a good cry out, they all decide to head over to the Happy-Cow Lounge.
- Performers include Jerry Nelson, Louise Gold, Martin P. Robinson (Buster the Horse), David Rudman, Pam Arciero and Camille Bonora.
- The song shares a name with the short story "Ballad of the Sad Cafe" by Carson McCullers.
- Some of the Muppets in this segment also appeared in Tall Tale.
- Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown (1998)