“Send it to ZOOM” and SASE songs, 1972-1976, with lyric transcriptions

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“Send it to ZOOM” and SASE songs from the children’s TV series ZOOM (original series, 1972-1978), with lyrics, transcribed by doc (me):

  • Write ZOOM Z-double-O-M (m. Newton Wayland, w. unknown) – seasons 1 and 2
  • Send it to ZOOM (Newton Wayland) – season 2, cast 2 of 3
  • at least partly written by Newton Wayland:
    • Send it to ZOOM #2 – season 4
    • SASE song – season 4
    • SASE song – season 5

There are more (original series) ZOOM song lyric transcriptions by me in my ZOOM lyrics page.

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(above) original season 1 (1972) cast members, counter-clockwise from bottom left: Kenny Pires, Joe Shrand, Tracy Tannebring, Nancy Tates, Jon Reuning, Nina Lillie, Tommy White

Write ZOOM Z-double-O-M (m. Newton Wayland, w. unknown)

Season 1 (1972), full cast, in this order: Kenny, Tommy, Tracy, Nina, Joe, Nancy, Jon

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Season 2 (1972-1973), cast 1 of 3: Nancy Tates, Ann Messer, Kenny Pires, Maura Mullaney, David Alberico, Tracy Tannebring, Jay Schertzer

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(below) on the album Come On and ZOOM, A&M Records SP-3402, released in 1974 — The lyric is a little different in this version.

video posted on 3 August 2020, by Greg Ehrbar

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Write ZOOM Z-double-O-M (m. Newton Wayland, w. unknown) – The song is titled Address Song – Send It To Zoom!” on the 1974 album Come On and ZOOM.

lyric transcribed by doc (Jim Radcliff) on 27 July 2017, from the season 1 (1972) version; latest edit: 27 September 2017

Say you wake up in the middle of the night
You got an idea that’s outta sight

So you jump out of bed, look around your room
You gotta write it down and send it to ZOOM

Or say you’ve just seen something on this show
Or someone cool you just gotta know

Write it all down, don’t make a mess
And don’t forget your name and address

Include a stamp so we can drop you a card
Then dip your note in a bucket of lard

Joe doesn’t know what he’s talking about
You put it in an envelope, without a doubt

Then take your typewriter, pencil, or pen
And if you make a mistake you gotta do it again

Write ZOOM Z-double-O-M
Box 3-5-0
Boston MASS 02134

In the season 2, cast 1 of 3, version, line 11 is changed to “David doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” and in the version on the 1974 Come On and ZOOM album, which also features some other variations from the original lyric, lines 11 and 12 go

Lard’s what you use for soap, you dope
You put your note in an envelope

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Send it to ZOOM (Newton Wayland) —  I believe the number was introduced by the second cast of season 2, in the closing shown in the following video.

Season 2 (1972-1973), cast 2 of 3: Jay Schertzer, Luiz Gonzales, Ann Messer, Leon Mobley, Bernadette Yao, David Alberico, Maura Mullaney

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from the 1977 album ZOOM Tunes, Rounder Records ‎8005 (release date 1978 according to some sites)

posted on 4 August 2020, by Greg Ehrbar

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Send it to ZOOM (Newton Wayland) — The song is titled “Address Song #1” on the 1977 ZOOM Tunes album. However, I’ve decided to call it “Send it to ZOOM,” here, and elsewhere on the site.

lyric transcribed by doc (Jim Radcliff), 8 July 2020

You got an idea sitting on the shelf
Send it to ZOOM
Send it to ZOOM

Or a poem or a play that you wrote yourself
Send it to ZOOM
Send it to ZOOM

A story or a riddle that no one can guess
Or something for the barrel that’s a sure success
Well you write it all down with your name and address
‘Cause you still gotta send it to ZOOM
Whom?

Why, ZOOM Z-double-O-M
Box 3-5-0
Boston MASS 02134

Send it to ZOOM!

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(above) ZOOM season 4 (1974-1975) cast, left to right – Norman Christian, Carmen Hernandez, Andrae Neilsan, Tracey Dunlap, Tommy Schultz, Harvey Reed, Tishy Flaherty, Cate Wadsworth, David “Red” O’Brien, David Sales

Send it to ZOOM #2 – performed by the full cast

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Send it to ZOOM #2 – at least partly written by Newton Wayland; actual title unknown

lyric transcribed by doc (Jim Radcliff), 26 July 2020 (latest edit 30 Oct 2020)

Special idea?
Yeah.
Wow!
Write it yourself?
Yep.
Send it now!
Send it where?
Send it to ZOOM.
Send it to whom?

Poem or thought?
A play?
Whatever you got.
Take your time.
A story or game?
You bet!
A riddle, a feeling you get.
Now why don’t you send it to ZOOM?
Whom?

Name and address.
A stamp?
Yeah.
A SASE too?
Of course.
Now why don’t you send it to ZOOM?

Write ZOOM Z-double-O-M
Box 3-5-0
Boston MASS 02134.

Send it to ZOOM, yeah!

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SASE song (season 4) – performed by the full cast

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SASE song (season 4) – at least partly written by Newton Wayland; actual title unknown

lyric transcribed by doc (Jim Radcliff) on 23 October 2020

Here in the land of the Zooma tree
We’re waiting for you to send a SASE
‘Cause if you want ZOOM to send a ZOOM card to you
Then that’s the very thing that you have to do

Well, what the heck is a SASE?

If you don’t know now, don’t you give up hope
It’s a self-addressed stamped envelope
Self-addressed, that means addressed to yourself
Add a stamp, and then it will return itself

I get it, SASE means self-addressed stamped envelope.
But what the heck to you do with a SASE?

Take another envelope and a pencil or pen
In the upper left corner write your name again
Your number and your street and your city and state
And don’t forget the zip, so you won’t have to wait

Okay, okay, but what happens to the SASE?

Take whatever you want to send to ZOOM
And put it in the envelope, but leave some room
Now take your SASE and fold it right
And put it in the envelope and seal it tight

Then, on the envelope…

Write ZOOM Z-double-O-M
Box 3-5-0
Boston MASS 02134

Send it to ZOOM!

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(above) ZOOM season 5 (1976) cast: (clockwise, from top left) Jennifer Gold, Nell Cox, Arcadio Gonzales, Karen Wing, Ron Richmond, Levell Gethers, Chris Blackwell

SASE song (season 5) — performed by the full cast

video published by season 5 cast member Chris Blackwell

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(below) cheerleader version — performed by the full cast, featuring Jennifer Gold and Karen Wing

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SASE song (season 5) – at least partly written by Newton Wayland; actual title unknown

lyric transcribed by doc, 29 October 2020*

How many envelopes?
Send us two
A big one for ZOOM
And a small one for you

Put your name on the small one
Your house and your street
And your city and state
Hey, that’s neat!

But where’s the stamp?
You almost forgot
That’s very important
Yeah, thanks a lot

The bigger one’s easy
You know what to do
Drop everything in it
And then rush it to…

To ZOOM Z-double-O-M
Box 3-5-0
Boston MASS 02134

Send it to ZOOM!

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* In the “cheerleader” version of the number, the question “To whom?” is asked before the “To ZOOM Z-double-O-M” section.

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