My seven-year-old grandson, Judah Files, recently lost a friend. Izzy, a therapy horse who had patiently taught Judah and many other children to ride, passed away after a lifetime of patient service to others. This past week Judah was among those present at a memorial service for Izzy. One of the speakers at that event made a reference to another much-loved horse, television's "Mister Ed" of many years ago.
It hard for those of us of a certain age to hear the name "Mister Ed" without connecting it to the catchy theme song that accompanied the program.
Judah, here is a nice song about a funny horse. I used to sing it when I wasn't much older than you. Ask your Mama to sing it to you - and have a wonderful day! Love, Pa Rock.
Mister Ed Theme Song
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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 of 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.