Books and Sheet Music
Songs from the Muppet Show Music Hall (1978, UK)
Published 1978 by EMI Music. Songs from the Muppet Show Music Hall as recorded by Miss Piggy on PYE Records.
Here's a little song book based on the UK Muppet Show Music Hall 45 EP.
Rainbow Connection Sheet Music (1979)
Published 1979 by Welbeck Music Corp. Lyrics and Music by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher.
This sheet music features the most famous Henson song of all time, the Rainbow Connection. The picture on the front is also the same as the picture from the Muppet Movie album.
Other variants of this cover featured the entire Muppet gang and also a color photo of Kermit in the swamp.
The Muppet Movie Song Book (1979)
Published 1979 by Welbek Music Corp. By Jerry Houle. Lyrics and Music by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher. 64 pages.
This great song book features nine songs from "The Muppet Movie" along with many beautiful photos, including some scenes edited from the film, like Statler & Waldorf on a camel and a Sam Eagle sign. Both of these segments were originally part of "Movin' Right Along".
The picture on the front is also the same as the picture from the Muppet Movie album.
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together Song Book (1979)
Published 1979 by Cherry Lane Music Co. 60 pages.
This holiday song book includes fourteen all-time favorites from the original 1979 special and the album soundtrack. The song book includes some fantastic rare photos from the television special.
The Great Muppet Caper Song Book (1981)
Published 1981 by Cherry Lane/ATV Music Publications. Edited by Milton Okun. Lyrics and music by Joe Raposo. 60 pages.
The Caper song book includes four pages of color photos from the movie and some posed promo shots. A section in the middle features the lyrics to the primary songs surrounded by illustrated versions of the characters. Many of the illustrations are black and white cartoon drawings of the main Muppet characters, with smaller drawings of the rats popping up in various places.
This is the only song book for many of these titles, especially the instrumental pieces from the film.
Rowlf's Very First Book of Classic Scenes (1983)
Published 1983 by Cherry Lane Music Co. By Lynn Freeman Olson. Edited by Milton Okum and illustrated by Benjamin Alexander.
The neat song book features some of Rowlf's favorite piano compositions of all-time. The song book includes nice illustrations throughout.
The Muppet Show Sheet Music (1986)
Published 1986 by the Hal Leonard Corp. Administered by Muppet Music, Inc. (ASCAP) Written by Jim Henson and Sam Pottle.
This sheet music of the Muppet Show theme was arranged for piano, guitar, or vocals.
Published 1986 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Paperback, 64 pages.
Piano scores for 16 songs from a variety of Henson productions, including Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Muppet Babies, Fraggle Rock, and the Muppet movies.
The Muppet Christmas Carol Songbook (1992)
Published 1992 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Words and Music by Paul Williams. Paperback, 64 pages.
This songbook includes color promo photos from the movie. All of the photos are posed versions of movie scenes created for advertising purposes, rather than actual movie stills. There are also several black and white cartoon drawings, including one of the Cratchit family and one of Gonzo as Charles Dickens.
Music for several cut songs from the film are included in this songbook. "Room in Your Heart" and "Chairman of the Board" were not used in the final film.
Selections from Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Published 1996 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Words by Cynthia Weil and music by Barry Mann. Paperback, 40 pages.
This songbook is illustrated with movie logos and one color promo photo of Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie in the ship's crows nest with Rizzo hanging on below.
This is the last official songbook for any Muppet project produced to date.
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