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Listen to WAV, Media Player and RealAudio files of Hanna-Barbera's 1975 New Tom & Jerry Show,
and their component series, Grape Ape & Mumbly!


THE (NEW) SHOW'S MAIN TITLE THEME
Words and Music by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Hoyt Curtin;
published by Anihanbar Music, Inc. (BMI)

Set your dial for a while!
Have a laugh, wear a smile!
It's The Tom & Jerry Show!
You'll begin with a grin
When you first tune us in
On The Tom & Jerry Show!

Introducing that world-famous cat...TOM!
And that magnificent mouse...JERRY!

(instrumental solo)

Lots of zing, lots to sing!
Everything's gonna swing!
So, get ready—here we go!
Big or small, short or tall,
You will all have a ball
On The Tom & Jerry Show!

 

Mark Yurkiw provides us with info on the lyrics to the original 1975 theme from The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show.

The original New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show theme was the same melody that was heard at the top of the cartoons when they were later shown alongside the classic T&J cartoons in syndication, but the line "It's The Tom & Jerry Show" originally was "The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!". When Mumbly was added, they dubbed in a spoken voice after this line, saying "And Mumbly, too!" I don't remember if there were any different lyrics, but there may well have been. Also, there was a spoken part before the instrumental break, and I don't remember the exact wording, but it was something like "Introducing that famous cat and mouse, Tom and Jerry, and (something something something) The Great Grape Ape!" Don't quote me on that, it's not verbatim. This, of course, was changed on the reruns.

 

And here's Darryl Heine's $0.02 on the lyrics.

Here are details about the New Tom &  Jerry/Grape Ape lyrics: "The Tom & Jerry Show" is substituted as "New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show". In the instrumental background: As Grape Ape walks around - "There it is, it's The Grape Ape" "I am, I am, Grape Ape, Grape Ape" "Love that Tom & Jerry". After the "here we go" is sung, Beegle Beagle says "HERE WE GO!"

Now, let's compare the two, shall we?

The Tom & Jerry Show
Syndicated/Cable (1977—Current)
The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show
Original (ABC, 1975—76)

Set your dial for a while!
Have a laugh, wear a smile!
It's The Tom & Jerry Show!
You'll begin with a grin
When you first tune us in
On The Tom & Jerry Show!

Introducing that world-famous cat...TOM!
And that magnificent mouse...JERRY!

(instrumental solo)

Lots of zing, lots to sing!
Everything's gonna swing!
So, get ready—here we go!
Big or small, short or tall,
You will all have a ball
On The Tom & Jerry Show!

Have a laugh, wear a smile!
Stick with us for a while!
It's The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!
(Beegle Beagle: "GO GET 'EM!")
You'll begin with a grin
When you first tune us in

On The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!
(Beegle Beagle: "WE GOT 'EM!")

Introducing TOM & JERRY!
And that big, big, big star... THE GREAT GRAPE APE!
(Beegle Beagle: "With that groovy Grape Ape beat! YOW!!")

(Beegle Beagle: "HERE HE IS!")
HE'S THE GREATEST!
(GRAPE APE: "I am, I am! Grape Ape, Grape Ape!")
(Beegle Beagle: "MISTER GIGANTUS!")
HE'S THE LATEST!!
(GRAPE APE: "Love that Tom and Jerry!")

Lots of zing, lots to sing!
Everything's gonna swing!
So, get ready—here we go!
(Beegle Beagle: "HERE WE GO!")
Big or small, short or tall,
You will all have a ball
On The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!
(GRAPE APE: "Grape Ape, Grape Ape!")


Main Title in WAV Format (330 KB)


Main Title in RealAudio Format (119 KB)



Main Title in Media Player-3 Format (1.24MB)

 


Karaoke Closing Theme
(with MGM lion roar) in WAV Format (936k)


Spanish-dubbed version of the
Main Title in Media Player-3 Format (951.41 KB)

 



Main Title in WAV Format (577 KB)


Main & End Title
in Media Player-3 Format (888.08 KB)



Main Title in Media Player-3 Format (1022.31 KB) 


End Title in Media Player-3 Format (744.73 KB)


Main Title in WAV Format (614 KB)



Main Title in Media Player-3 Format (937.71 KB) 


End Title in Media Player-3 Format (604.12 KB)



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