Written by Joe Raposo
Date 1971
Publisher Jonico Music
First Episode 0258

Pancho's version

"Over, Under, Around and Through" is a Sesame Street song performed by Grover as he demonstrates the differences between the prepositions in the song's title. While he's at it, he also explains the difference between near and far.

The song premiered on the second season of Sesame Street, in a sketch where Grover goes over, under, around, and through a set of swinging saloon doors. By the end of the song he is exhausted from his efforts.

Pancho Contreras performed this song in a Plaza Sésamo insert, ending with the same results.


  • Because the sketch was so visual, a separate recording was made for The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album, in which Grover encouraged the listener to look at the record as it went around and jumped over his cute, little hobby horse. This version has been used in all subsequent album releases, except for A Celebration of Me Grover, which used the broadcast version.


Audio (album version of original version)
Audio (broadcast version)

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