Music by Joe Raposo
Lyrics by Daniel Wilcox
Date 1972
Publisher Instructional Children's Music, Inc., Sesame Street, Inc.
First Episode 0406

"Everybody Sleeps" is a Sesame Street song from the early 1970's. It is sung by the composer, Joe Raposo.

The song is accompanied by a film showing people and animals sleeping in various ways. Some scenes were replaced in the late 1980s. The film originally had a shot of a man falling asleep in a chair, only to fall out of it, which was later replaced with a shot of astronauts sleeping. (First: Episode 2551)

In season 24, the segment was re-filmed entirely and the original song was remixed. This version uses an alternate vocal take from Raposo, with slightly different lyrics. (First: Episode 3026)

Alan performed the song in Episode 3807. The song was also remade as "Every Kitty Sleeps" for a Suzie Kabloozie cartoon. (First: Episode 3860)

A similar song called "Everybody Eats" uses the same tune, but has lyrics that pertain to food and eating.


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