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Music by Francesco Sartori
Mike Renzi (arrangement)
Lyrics by Emily Perl Kingsley
Date 2004
Publisher Sugar-Melodi, Inc. (ASCAP)
First Episode 4087

Alternate ending visuals found on Bedtime with Elmo

"Time to Say Goodnight" is a Sesame Street song that parodies "Con te partirò" (also known as "Time to Say Goodbye").

Andrea Bocelli sang most of the song to Elmo as a bedtime lullaby to help him fall asleep. The lyrics have been adjusted from the original (made famous as a duet by Bocelli and Sarah Brightman) to tell the story of Elmo's long, eventful day which has now come to an end. It also becomes a duet when Elmo sings a few lines as well. Unfortunately, Elmo's time in the dream world does not last long, as Bocelli's continued (albeit louder) singing awakens him.


  • Two different takes were filmed for the last two shots: one where Elmo has eyelids and another where he has no eyelids. The former eyelids variation can be found on Bedtime with Elmo.