ZOOM seasons 1-3 (1972-1974) casts: The Cat Came Back and various folk songs


See also (on Songbook):


ZOOM, original cast — from season 1 (1972) of the educational TV show ZOOM, produced by WGBH-TV in Boston and aired on PBS; possibly from the 9 January 1972 series premiere

original season 1 (1972) cast members: Nina Lillie, Kenny Marshall Pires, Jon Reuning, Tracy Tannebring Schulman, Joe Shrand, Nancy Tates, Tommy White

season 1 numbers:

  • The Cat Came Back – 2 versions
  • Rise and Shine (Give God Your Glory)


The Cat Came Back (Harry S. Miller) — published in 1893



(below) alternate version, evidently from a later season 1 (1972) episode, featuring “other ways of getting rid of the invincible cat” that had been sent in by Zoom viewers who had seen the above version


Rise and Shine (Give God Your Glory)



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

Froggie Went a-Courtin’Frog Went a Courtin', illus_036

“Frog Went a-Courtin'” links:



season 3 (1973-1974), cast 1 of 2: Danny McGrath, Edith Mooers, Lori Boskin, Neal Johnson, Donna Moore, Mike Dean, Timmy Pruce

season 3, cast 1 of 2 numbers:

  • Buffalo Gals
  • John Henry

Buffalo Gals




John Henry


ZOOM links: Wikipedia, Zoom Wiki, Zoomers Wiki

series music department:

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. musicdoc1
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 16:58:38

    the traditional song from which the popular version was evidently derived



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