Ray Charles Beautiful Mornin
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Date 1943
Source Oklahoma! (musical)
Publisher Williamson Music Co.
First Episode 1077

"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" is the opening number from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!

Ray Charles performed the song on Sesame Street in 1977 (First: Episode 1077). The recording was later released on the album The Stars Come Out on Sesame Street, and the segment featured in The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z.


  • The Grouchytowners sing a homesick song in Episode 2538 of Sesame Street. Worby's verse ends with a brief musical reference to the song, noting how the "trash is as high as a screech monkey's eye."
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