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Raposo, Joe, Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: GTM-141028

Content Description

Autograph music manuscripts for songs. Music by Raposo, lyrics by Eric Bentley. Titles include: Song of Scum; Little Bill; Galy Gay’s Song; The Song of God; Song of the Ganges; Widow Begbick’s Man’s Man; The Recruiting Song; Barrel Song.


  • 1964

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Biographical / Historical

Joseph (Joe) Guilherme Raposo, OIH (February 8, 1937 – February 5, 1989) was an American composer, songwriter, pianist, television writer and lyricist, best known for his work on the children's television series “Sesame Street”, for which he wrote the theme song, among many others, including “Bein Green”, and "C Is For Cookie". He also wrote music for television shows such as “The Electric Company”, “Shining Time Station”; and theme songs for the sitcoms “Three's Company” and The Ropers”. In addition, Raposo composed extensively for three Dr. Seuss TV specials in collaboration with the DePatie-Freleng Enterprises: “Halloween Is Grinch Night” (1977),” Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?” (1980), and “The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat” (1982). Source: Wikipedia


0.21 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case (letter size) Titles include: "Barrel Song" "Song of Scum" "Little Bill" "Galy Gay's Song" "Song of the Ganges" "Widow Begbicks Man's a Man" "The Recruiting Song")

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Jeanette L. Casey for Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2014.

Related Materials

See also: Joseph Raposo papers GTM980701

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Repository Details

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