Mister Ed
(Mr. Ed)


  • Theme song from the CBS television series Mister Ed, starring Alan Young as Wilbur Post and Allan Lane as the voice of Mr. Ed.
  • The track originally recorded as a demo by Jay Livingston became the actual track used for the television show.
  • Wilbur Post is a young architect from the city who moves to the country with his wife to get closer to nature. The show follows the klutzy Post and his horse Mr. Ed., a palomino who likes to talk but only to Wilbur.
  • The show first ran in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961 and then on CBS from October 1, 1961 to February 6, 1966.

Recording History
Karen Benjamin and Alan Chapman
Michael Feinstein, Livingston & Evans Songbook, Concord Records, FCD-3101-2, 2002
Impact, Global Records, #0101451, Doe Phillips
Jay Livingston, demo, TV version
Jay Livingston, demo
Jay Livingston, Jay Livingston Music Records, #JLM-101
Don Prado
The Strange
Scott Tennant
Tiny Tim and The Gloom Chasers, Mister Ed, single, Broken Records , #BR F 001, Big Bucks Burnett
Jon Weber, It's Never Quite the Same, Mood Records, MD-1111, 1998
A horse is a horse,
Of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse,
Of course
That is, of course,
Unless the horse
Is the famous Mister Ed!

Go right to the source
And ask the horse,
He'll give you the answer that you'll endorse;
He's always on a steady course.
Talk to Mister Ed!

People yakkity-yak a streak
And waste your time o' day;
But Mister Ed will never speak
Unless he has something to say!

A horse is a horse,
Of course, of course,
And this one'll talk ‘til his voice is hoarse.
You never heard of a talking horse?

Well, listen to this,
I am Mister Ed!
MISTER ED From the Filmways TV Series Mister Ed, starring Alan Young, Livingston and Evans, Inc., 1960. Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans (Special Picture Release)