A Horse is a Horse (Mr. Ed) TV Show

Information About A Horse is a Horse (Mr. Ed) TV Show

"Horse is a Horse" is the theme song for American TV show Mr. Ed, aired on CBS from 1961 to 1966. Mr. Ed was a palomino horse, who could talk, but only to his owner. Wilbur Post (played by Alan Young), was an architect who had his office in the same barn that stabled. Mr. Ed. Mr. Ed was voiced by Allan Lane, a country western star.

The song was written by songwriters Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and sung by Jay Livingston. The song was taken after a theme from EmileWaldterfel, a German Romantic era composer.

For the very first six episodes of the show only an instrumental version of the song was used, but when a professional singer could not be found, Livingston decided to sing the lyrics himself.

Mr. Ed was based on a short story, The Talking Horse, by 1930's author Walter R. Brooks. Reruns of the series can still be seen on a variety of stations that feature old shows from the 1960's.

The theme song, "Horse is a Horse,' continues to remain popular among young children, especially girls, who dream of someday owning their own pony or horse.

Visit Mr. Ed at his own scrapbook.

More about the Mr. Ed series and "A Horse is a Horse,' can be found on Wikipedia.

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YouLeecllucynkbestfrien, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

19 April 2014 at 6:09am

회사의 직장동료가 외국대학교에서 선물을 사다준적이 있습니다. 그 쇼핑백에 적혀있던 말이 뇌리에 박혔는데, 다음과 같았습니다. Education is not a preparation for life; edtaucion is life itself. 이 문장인데, 독서도 그렇고 배움도 삶과 함께 해야 하는 거로 이해하고 있습니다. 좋은 책 추천 감사합니다.

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jHxzuDXUhRppxfL, Senegal

28 January 2014 at 12:22am

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Karl, United States

18 March 2013 at 2:47am

Mr. Ed was directed by the same person who directed Francis the talking mile. The lips were moved by wires. The voices were by Chill Wills (Francisand Cowboy Lane was Mr. Eds voice. I have watched Mr. Ed when it was on prime time and got a kick out of it. On Green Acres Mr Haney sold a Mr. Fred

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Abby C., United States

14 March 2013 at 3:49pm

I love Mr. Ed, I watched him as a kid. ( I still like him ) I watch the show over and over again even though I'm 21! LOL

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Heidy, Cuba

3 November 2012 at 1:58pm

one of the best it ryhes a little it is so fun so good job rigting the song who ever wrote this

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Nicole, United States

12 October 2012 at 3:03pm

omg i see mister ed ever moring before i leave for school and i go all day singing the song.. it annoys my friends but its just so catchy and funny :) i freaking love that talking horse!

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Melissa, United States

15 April 2012 at 11:35pm

I love mister ed he is funny and i am only 10 and my mom told me about it it is very good and i enjoy it.

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Todd, United States

15 December 2011 at 1:05am

It reminds me of my young, childhood. The tune came into my head after 40 years. looked it up on youtube, and waalla, a throwback to a more innoncent time in my life and in the country. Love the song.

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Maddy, United States

19 October 2011 at 12:16am

Thanks so much! I needed this for a PE final, don't ask.

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John, United States

31 May 2011 at 6:46pm

There's a "spokeshores" for the Yonkers Raceway and Casino who my wife and I consider one of Ed's scions. While we don't believe he has an official name, we've given him one: Ed Trotter.

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Swift, Israel

28 May 2011 at 11:48am

the source is satan and if you hear the song clearly it shows that some one is singing this to satan , check out the reason why his million recorded album was burned by a group of teenagers at the church? long live ISR

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Eric, United States

13 April 2011 at 1:42pm

The other error is "yak a streak" not "street".

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Eric, United States

13 April 2011 at 1:41pm

These lyrics are wrong! One example: it ends "I AM Mr. Ed!" not "I'm Mr. Ed".

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Cassandra, Australia

11 March 2011 at 10:27pm

I <3 mr.ed the horase

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Rickster, United States

27 October 2010 at 6:18pm

I was somewhere age 3 to 8 watching Mr. Ed, and this song still cracks me up to sing it. I hope the author(s) did well by it, as it's really catchy. "Oh Wil ...lll ...lll..bur ... bur"

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Karen, West Haven

3 September 2010 at 7:45pm

I had the talking hand puppet that all the other kids wanted to play with, so being very young, I buried it in my yard and couldn't remember where. So no one got to play with it...not very bright

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Kayla, Kissimmee Us

30 July 2010 at 4:32pm

i love mr. ed he is my moms frend's horse and i ride him and give him baths all the time he is soo cute :)

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Terri, Franklin, Tn Usa

13 July 2010 at 8:53pm

who sang a horse is a horse

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Lauren Della Maddalena, Perth Australia

5 July 2010 at 2:00am

I love the horse of course but can he really talk.,...

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Ralf, Germany

2 July 2010 at 6:14am

I cann still remember Mr. Ed, but not very clear...was about 6 years old, when I saw it on TV. I remember my fathers and mothers laughing one evening, when they saw Mr. Ed. Of course it was translated to German language. That was helpfull, because my parents didn´t learn English at school, they had a few french lesseons and my mother just a few english lessons during the terrible times of world war II. ok, today I´m able to see Mr. Ed again on DVD, and nothing of the charme of Mr. Ed and the story is lost! ...and sometimes...our children...meanwhile 18 and nearly 21 are laughing too by seeing Mr. Ed.! Best to all Mr. Ed´s fans! Ralf

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.