My lil nephew used to break out singing this when he had the blues. Boy! Talk about blue! We used to giggle, but he was so serious!
Here's another comment:
1969. New York. So much racial tension goin' on. So Jim Henson asks "what can we do to help kids feel better about all this racial stuff?"... How about Kermit accepting his own color in front of them? Subtle, deep... effecting, soothing. This is the earliest version. There is a more famous version. But this one - so raw - so careful to be true to the children... this one makes me weep.