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The song "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" is featured in the 1969 animated film of the same name. It is the first song, as opposed to piece of instrumental music, to be heard in the film The music and lyrics were written by Rod McKuen, who also performs the song in the film.

Lyrics

Like the shadows of the morning,
that climb up to the August afternoon,
Charlie has a way
Of picking up the day,
just by walking slowly in a room.
Maybe it's a kind of magic,
that only little boys can do,
but seeing Charlie smile,
can make you stop a while
and get you feeling glad you're you.
He's only a boy named Charlie, a boy named Charlie Brown.
He's just a kid next door, perhaps a little more.
He's every kid in every town.
The world is full of lots of people,
here and there, and all around.
But people after all,
start out as being small.
And we're all a boy named...
Charlie Brown!

Reprise

Now the shadows of the morning
Have gone beyond the August afternoon,
And Charlie's had his day,
His very special day,
His morning and his evening and his noon.
Maybe it's a kind of magic,
that only little boys can do,
but seeing Charlie smile,
can make you stop a while
and get you feeling glad you're you.
He's only a boy named Charlie, a boy named Charlie Brown.
He's just a kid next door, perhaps a little more.
He's every kid in every town.
The world is full of lots of people,
here and there, and all around.
But people after all,
start out as being small.
And we're all a boy named...
Charlie Brown!

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Sequence from the film that features the song.

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