A Special Friend Named Barney is the theme song for Our Special Friend Barney debuting in the 5th episode of the third season (With rerurns of the previous two seasons having the theme edited in replacing the standerd theme song) It's sung to the tune of "Yankee Doodle Dandey"
We have a special friend named Barney that's something we want you to know.
He shows us how to use our imaginations and what to do when we grow.
We play lots of games together the fun never ends at the hangout.
Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination
And he is a friend to us all
We have a special friend named Barney
He has special friends of his own Baby Bop, BJ, Riff and Rickey they come to play with him and you
He can do lot's of real cool tricks he does it with such ease
Barney comes to play with us whenever we may need him.
And he'll be there if you make believe him.
- The Barney Says segments in seasons 3 and 4 have this song as a beginning instrumental.
- Dispite this overhaul the original theme song is still heard as an underscore in the episodes as well as still used in home videos (International edits of the show still has the original theme song as well)