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Heart and Soul.  Terri Allen was saturated with Heart and Soul.  That is how she SANG sang and that is what she GAVE to everything she did and everyone she knew.

Terri Allen left this world on August 21, 2014.  I am going to miss her.

Terri supported and encouraged me.  She said nice things and gave me opportunities and pushed me to do more.

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This is Terri and I in 2006 at the DC Cabaret Network Member Showcase at the Arts Club of Washington when we worked together on the board of the DC Cabaret Network.

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Terri Allen’s Online Presence

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TERRI ALLEN’S WEBSITE
Terri Allen Singer & Actor
http://www.terriallen.net/
You can hear her sing at her site and see some beautiful pictures of her

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Terri’s Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/therese.allen.10

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Terri Allen’s Videos for the 2010 United States Census

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2010 United States Census, A New Portrait of America video:
Terri Allen worked with a team to produce this video.  The voice over artist is Terri and she wrote the lyrics of the beautiful song at the end (music by Todd Hahn):

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This one, too: Another 2010 United States Census, A New Portrait of America video:

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Addendum 8/25/2014
Maris, a wise mutual friend of Terri’s and mine, said of these videos, 
“The census videos are so beautiful…and it is a delight to hear Terri’s narrating voice. As always, she believes every word…”
It goes to how authentic Terri was.  Terri was the real deal.  She was never fake or untrue or dishonest.  She was 100% authentic.

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DC Cabaret Network

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Terri and I served together for many years on the board of the DC Cabaret Network.  She became its Executive Director.  She loved the DC Cabaret Network and worked very hard (and succeeded) to create a warm and inviting atmosphere to share and grow in song:
DC Cabaret Network Website:
http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/

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SongSpeak, the blog of the DC Cabaret Network
http://songspeak.wordpress.com/

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Lovely tribute from DC Cabaret Network to inform its members about Terri’s passing:

In Memory of Terri Allen

The DC Cabaret Network is heartbroken to share the news that Executive Director Terri Allen died unexpectedly on August 21.

Terri’s presence in Washington’s cabaret scene was unique and immeasurable. Her artistry, passion, and dedication encouraged countless singers to step up to a microphone and bare their souls through music. Her love for music and singers had no bounds.

We are working with Terri’s family to organize a memorial service, which will be announced in a second email. The September 15 Open Mic at the Warehouse Theatre will be in her memory.

Terri will be missed greatly as an artist, leader, and friend.

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Terri and I performed in many shows together, including:

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2013 06 Maggie's Milestones
A Magical Evening at Maggie’s, Milestones, June 2013

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The cast of the grown-up Contemporary Cabaret, “RUN AWAY WITH ME”
From Left:  Lonny Smith, Terri Allen, Emily Leatha Everson, Justin Ritchie

July & August 2010

Our blog page for RUN AWAY WITH ME, A CONTEMPORARY CABARET:
http://runawaywithmecabaret.wordpress.com/

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Cast of “Run Away With Me”  at Capital Fringe Festival 2010
(From Left:  Terri Allen, Justin Ritchie, Emily Leatha Everson, Lonny Smith)

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Psycho Cabaret, Capital Fringe Festival 2008
(From Left: George Fulginiti-Shakar, Emily Leatha Everson, Lonny Smith, Terri Allen, Arlene Hill, Judy Simmons, Chris Cochran, Michael Vitaly Sazonov)

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Naked Cabaret 2007 2 - Copy
Naked Cabaret II, Capital Fringe Festival 2007
L-R:  Lonny Smith, Emily Gleichenhaus, Terri Allen, George Fulginiti-Shakar

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Naked Cabaret, Capital Fringe Festival, 2006
L-R: George Fulginiti-Shakar, Judy Simmons, Lonny Smith, Emily Gleichenhaus, Steven Cupo, Terri Allen

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Related Posts

This information is an Addendum to the post:
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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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Addendum 8/21/21014

Thank Goodness it was re-broadcast recently or I might not have see it, a C-Span3 (American History Channel) broadcast of a 7/3/2014 panel lecture/presentation/discussion at the Library of Congress called MYTHS SURROUNDING THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER

To watch the video of the excellent, eye opening talk, click here:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?320280-1/myths-surrounding-starspangled-banner

Some things I learned from the video:

  • Francis Scott Key did not ride out the battle on a British Ship.  He was transferred to his own American ship, which was tethered to a British ship for the duration of the battle and for about 3 days after the battle while the British gathered themselves together to leave, after making arrangements with the British for the release of Key’s friend and client Dr. Beanes.
  • Francis Scott Key, like many Americans at the time knew it,  knew the tune to To Anacreon in Heaven and purposefully wrote his song (not poem) to the melodic structure of that existing tune.  This is something done all the time, even today, setting new words to familiar tunes, and Key did this on purpose after the Battle of Fort McHenry and while he waited on his own ship to be released by the British.

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Wiki for the song To Anacreon in Heaven, the tune for which Francis Scott Key wrote the words that became known as THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER and the USA National Anthem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Anacreon_in_Heaven

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Who is Anacreon?
Anacreon was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anacreon

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Related Posts

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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Star-Spangled Banner, Another Illustrated Rendition, this one from the Smithsonian Institution
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/star-spangled-banner-another-illustrated-rendition-this-one-from-the-smithsonian-institution/

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STAR SPANGLED BANNER ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/star-spangled-banner-on-antiques-roadshow/

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The Defense of Fort McHenry, written this day (September 14, 2010) 196 years ago by Francis Scott Key, became our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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FLAG DAY, JUNE 14

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/june-14-is-flag-day-celebrate-with-singable-picture-books/

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Singable Picture Books celebrating the Fourth of July
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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NATIONAL PARKS (and PRAISE for National Park Rangers)
Singable Picture Books that illustrate songs with origins in locations of United States history which are in the care of the National Park Service
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/in-praise-of-national-park-rangers/

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Smithsonian Magazine, November 2013, 101 Objects that Made America
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/smithsonian-magazine-november-2013-101-objects-that-made-america/

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Girl Scouts Songs for Troop 2740 Songbook Resources Page
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/girl-scouts-songs-troop-2740/

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SINGABLE SITES IN WASHINGTON DC – HISTORY
A list of song titles with links to posts of songs that will enrich your experience, or are directly related to, historical locations in (or near) Washington, DC
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/singable-sites-in-washington-dc-history/

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, a Patriotic Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-star-spangled-banner-a-patriotic-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

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MUSICIAN BADGE with Mrs. G for Girl Scout Juniors Troop 2740, the Singable Hike in Washington, DC
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/musician-badge-with-mrs-g-the-singable-hike-in-washington-dc/

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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, a Patriotic Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-gettysburg-address-a-patriotic-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

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MUSICIAN BADGE with Mrs. G, Meeting Activities, for Girl Scout Juniors Troop 2740: HOW TO SING A SONG FOR PERFORMANCE OR JUST FOR FUN
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/musician-badge-with-mrs-g/

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Washington DC Singable Hike #1: STAR SPANGLED BANNER (at SMAH) and GETTYSBURG ADDRESS  (at LM) 
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/washington-dc-singable-hike-1-star-spangled-banner-at-smah-and-gettysburg-address-at-lm/

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STAR SPANGLED BANNER POST ADDENDA, 8/21/2014
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/star-spangled-banner-post-addenda-8212014/

I was in my guitar lesson the other day and found myself spewing out all sorts of stream of consciousness and seeming non sequiturs…but this almost always happens.

It probably felt like a waste of the precious little time to my guitar teacher.  Ultimately it is embarrassing, since it is all so personal, but I can’t help it.  The songs and the making of music are all stories to me.  Every note, every word, every strum and chord MEANS something to me.  They all represent, remind, and inspire images, memories, and ideas…and I want to share those things, contribute to and interpret them, and make something new.

I know I should stick to the business at hand (the guitar playing), but I can’t help also feeling that the stories (images, memories and ideas) ARE the business at hand.  They are the fuel that drives everything.  If not for those, why bother to play the guitar, or sing, or act?  The playing of the right notes at the right time is the skill…but everything else (images, memories, ideas, and the need to share, contribute and interpret) is where the ART is.

I’m not saying I’m a good artist…but I’m saying that I try and that I WANT to be good.  And, in any case, I can’t really help myself…so I’ll just keep going (even if sometimes it is embarrassing)…

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Related Posts

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Info and Thinking about Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

I saw a meme posted on someone’s Facebook page that modified an acrostic poem and used the words math, language, history, reading and science to exemplify the educational and cultural enrichment that music offers:

MATH
LANGUAGE
HISTORY
READING
SCIENCE

It is not always easy to articulate for others what I do with my Sing Books work, or to help folks understand why music is so enriching (for EVERYONE…not just kids) I liked that music is math, language, history, reading and science meme so much, and since those words apply also to the illustrated songs in the Sing Books repertoire (and to the activity of singing of those songs), I’d make it my own.

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MUSIC IS poster ELEG 4 SBWE

MUSIC IS Poster for Sing Books with Emily
Music (and Sing Books with Emily) is Math, Language, History, Reading and Science

Please print this poster and give it to everyone you know!

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Related Posts

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily, Service Providers, Vendors, Audio and Video to help you SING-ALONG!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

In the 2013-2014 school year, I had the honor to share approximately 110, visiting the classes of Ms. Allen (2), Ms. Anctil, Mr. Grasso (3), Ms. Campbell (K), Ms. Coffman (3), Ms. Everett (K), Ms. Howard (2), Mr. Koppelman (2), Ms. Mason (K), Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Morgan (K), Miss Robin (Pre-K), Ms. Scackett (1), Ms. Torpy (4), Ms. Shorter (K), and Ms. Strickland (3) at Tuckahoe Elementary School, Claremont Elementary School, and Carlin Springs Elementary Schools in Arlington, VA.

It was such fun to add lots of great repertoire this year, many titles, including: Octopus’s GardenThe Gettysburg Address, When I Heard the Learn’d AstronomerBird LullabyTHE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE PRINTABLE SONG SHEET (WITH GUITAR CHORDS) and Smokey the Bear

We enriched our experience with a whole orchestra of instruments including guitar, foot tambourines, kazoos, limberjacks, train whistles, and glockenspiel.

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Any ABC book can be performed with American Sign Language ABCs!

ABCs with American Sign Language Alphabet 
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ABC card with American Sign Language Alphabet:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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ABCs

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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ABCs: Sign Language Alphabet (Painless Learning Placemats)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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Amoeba Hop
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney
This book features a study of amoeba life, printed music and a live recording of “Amoeba Hop” by the amazingly hilarious and talented singer/songwriter

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A My Name is ALICE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Jane Bayer
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

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Ants Go Marching (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Dan Crisp

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A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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A-You’re Adorable
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Baa!  Baa!  Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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beethoven's wig (read along symphony)
Beethoven’s Wig
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Words by Richard Perlmutter
Illustrated by Maria Rosetti

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Being Green

Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Etienne Delessert
Published by Western Publishing Company, Inc. in Conjunction with Children’s Television Workshop, 1973
A Golden Book
LOC Catalog Card No. 73-82468

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Benjamin Franklin Founding Father
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing to the Tune of “Ode to Joy” (by  Ludwig van Beethoven)
Illustrated with Online Images of Artwork by Various Artists
View or print a copy of this book, with my compliments, here:
Benjamin Franklin Founding Father Song Book by ELEG for SBWE

To hear how the song goes, here’s a little scratch recording of me singing the song (into my little digital recorder),

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/benjamin-franklin-founding

This book is intended for use at home or in the classroom only. 

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The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham
(This book is packaged with a CD with two recordings of the song!)

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BIG BEN TELLS TIME

Traditional Words and Tune
Sing the words to Big Ben’s clock chimes with Eloise, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/big-ben-tells-time-epg-2013-02
To view or print this page, click here:
big ben tells time

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Billy Boy
Traditional Words and Music
Verses Selected by Richard Chase
Illustrated by Glen Rounds

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Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of  birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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Blowin’ in the Wind
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Jon Muth

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Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker
ISBN 0-590-45668-7

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
SBWE Advent Calendar Candy Cane Song
Candy Cane Song
Poem by Eloise Pauline Gleichenhaus
Tune by Her Mother Emily
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Candy Cane Song” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Candy Cane Song
Sing along with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/candy-cane-song-poem-by-epg

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Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Tedd Arnold
Illustrated by Tedd Arnold
This book includes an afterward note from the author with some info about the song and fun ideas for singing it.  The last pages also feature printed music.

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The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Words and Music by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Illustrated by Doris Barrette

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The Continents Song
Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”)
Adapted Lyrics
Map created by ephotopix.com
Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Chelsea Morning
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Brian Froud

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The Circle Game
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Brian Deines

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C’mon an Swing in My Tree (The Sunflowers)
Words and Music by Michael Taylor Fontaine
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
To view or print this sheet, click here:
COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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Dites-Moi
Words (in English) by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated with Artwork by Student of Tuckahoe Elementary School
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this booklet, click here:
dites-moi SPB eng SBWE ELEG 07 2011

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Don’t Laugh at Me
Words and Music by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin
Afterword by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Glin Dibley
This book features printed music and a sing-along CD.

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Dry Bones (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Spiritual Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kate Edmunds

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Dry Bones (with Seraphine the Skeletine)
Traditional Words and Tune

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Easter Parade
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Published by HarperCollinsPublishers, New York
ISBN 0-06-029125-7

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The Erie Canal
Traditional Words and tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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Exaltation of Larks (Group Terms, Real and Fanciful, from the 15th to the 21st Centuries)
James Lipton
(Yes!  This is the same James Lipton that interview actors on the show Inside the Actor’s Studio)

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

 

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The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Fifty Nifty States 
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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The Fifty Nifty United States Map (by ELEG for Sing Books with Emily)
Map Colorized by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Words and Music by Ray Charles
To view or print this map, click here:
usa map by eleg

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Five Green and Speckled Frogs (Sing and Read Storybook)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo

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Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Traditional Words and Tune
Book Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this book, click here:
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Five Little Ducks (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Penny Ives

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Five Little Gefiltes

Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of “Five Little Ducks”)
Words Adapted by Dave Horowitz
Illustrated by Dave Horowitz

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Five Little Pumpkins

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier
Published by Dell Dragonfly Books, New York, 1961
ISBN 0-440-40829-6

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Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

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Frosty the Snowman

Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

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GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page
get on board eleg sbwe

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Get on Board (Holton) 2 - Copy
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Printed Music)
From: When I Met Robin
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Ralph Allan Dale
Illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia

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GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Partial Lyrics)
From: When I Met Robin
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Ralph Allan Dale
Illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia

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The Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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The Gettysburg Address (Famous Illustrated Speeches and Documents)
Speech by Abraham Lincoln
Book by Stuart A. Kallen
Illustrated by Terry Boles
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Illustrated  by Michael McCurdy
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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Gettysburg Address in Translation
Link to the Google Books rendering of this book, HERE
By Kay Melchisedech Olson
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Published by Capstone Press (2008)
ISBN: 978-1429628457
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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This is a print at the Library of Congress, a great image:

The Gettysburg Address
For original and highest quality downloadable images, click here:
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=rbpe&fileName=rbpe13/rbpe133/1330330f/rbpe1330330f.db&recNum=0&itemLink=r?ammem/rbpebib:@field(NUMBER+@band(rbpe+1330330f))&linkText=0

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The Gettysburg Address

By Abraham Lincoln
Published by Penguin Books Great Ideas (2009)
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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The Gettysburg Address (and Other Writings)
By Abraham Lincoln
Published by Fall River Press (2010)
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated
Book by Jack E. Levin
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Illustrated with archival period photographs by Various Artists
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
With Designs by James Daugherty
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS Song Sheet for Girl Scout Songbook
Gettysburg Address GSSLyrics
The Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Gettysburg Address GSSLyrics

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The Ghouls Come Haunting One by One
Traditional Tune: Sing to the Tune of “The Ants Go Marching” (which is an adaptation of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”)
Words Adapted by Tom McDermott
Illustrated by Liz McGrath

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Going to the Zoo

Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt
This book features printed music

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Grateful (A Song of Giving Thanks)
Words and Music by John Bucchino
Illustrated by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen

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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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Halfway Down
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustration by Various Artists

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Halfway Down
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustration by Leigh Grant
From Childcraft Poems and Rhymes, Volume 1 (1976), p. 172
This sheet is for home, library or classroom use only.

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Halfway Down
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustration by Ernest H. Shepard
To view or print this sing-along sheet, click here:
halfway down milne shepard color
This sheet is for home, library or classroom use only.

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Halfway Down
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustration by Tasha Tudor
From: Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
To view or print this Singable Poem, click here:
halfway down childcraft tasha tudor
This sheet is for home, library or classroom use only.

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Words and Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Illustrated by Liz Murphy
(This book comes with a CD with Bernadette Peters singing this classic Christmas song)

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Words by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis
(This wonderful novelty song is set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours.”)

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Words by Allan Sherman
Music Adapted from Amilcare Poncielli’s “Dance of the Hours” by Lou Busch
Illustrated by Syd Hoff
Published by Puffin Books, New York, 1964
ISBN 0-14-240638-4

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HELPING
P. 74 of Free to Be You and Me (Special 35th  Anniversary Edition)
Pgs. 104-105 Print the Music for this Song
Words and Music by Shel Silverstein
Illustrated by Monica Sheehan

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HEY HO NOBODY HOME (1)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Image in the Public Domain
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
hey ho nobody home sbwe sing along sheet 1

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HEY HO NOBODY HOME (45)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with 45 rpm Peter Paul and Mary Record Cover
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
hey ho nobody home sbwe sing along sheet 45

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The Hippopotamus Song
Words by Michael Flanders
Music by Donald Swann and Michael Flanders
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
ISBN: 0-316-28557-9
This book features printed sheet music

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HORSE SANG A SONG SONG EPG POSTER 2013
Horse Sang a Song, Song

Words by Eloise Pauline Gleichenhaus
Tune by Eloise’s Mom
Illustrated by Eloise Pauline Gleichenhaus
Sing along with Eloise’s Mom Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/horse-sang-a-song-song
To view or print this poem poster, click here:
HORSE SANG A SONG SONG EPG POSTER 2013

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile song sheet
Sing this song with Emily’s accompaniment, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/how-doth-the-little-crocodile

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE

Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile sheet folkard
Sing this song with Emily’s accompaniment, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/how-doth-the-little-crocodile

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by W. H. Walker
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile sheet WH walker
Sing this song with Emily’s accompaniment, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/how-doth-the-little-crocodile

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The Huron Carol
Words by Jean de Brébeuf (1643)
English Lyrics by Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926)
Set to an Adaptation of the 16th Century French Noel: “Une Jeune Pucelle” (“A Young Maid”)
Illustrated by Frances Tyrrell

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The Huron Carol
Words by Jean de Brébeuf (1643)
English Lyrics by Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926)
Set to an Adaptation of the 16th Century French Noel: “Une Jeune Pucelle” (“A Young Maid”)
Illustrated by Ian Wallace

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
Words by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow

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I Can Sing a Rainbow
Words and Music by Arthur Hamilton
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

This book is for home and classroom use only.

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I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Alison Jackson
Illustrated by Judy Schachner

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I LOVE TRASH
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Illustrations Collected from Various Sources

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I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

Words and Music by Frank Loesser
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
(This book includes a vocal and instrumental track on a sing-along CD as well as a printed music…TERRIFIC!!)

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I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog
Words and Music by Leslie Braunstein
Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet
ISBN 978-1-936140-37-4

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I’m Late
From Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Words by Bob Hilliard
Music by Sammy Fain
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

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I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago
Traditional Words and Tune (same tune as ”She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain“)
Words Adapted by Steven Kellogg
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
ISBN 0-688-13412-2

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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Jingle Bells

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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Oh, What fun it is to ride in a one…horse…o…pen…SLEIGH!
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Sing Jingle Bells with the Limberjack

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Jingle Bells, A Pop-up Holiday Song

Traditional Tune
Poem excerpt by James Lord Pierpont
Illustrated by Eren Blanquet Unten

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Jingle Bells (Sing and Read Storybook)
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional  Tune
Illustrated by Darcy May

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Last Song
Poem by James Guthrie
Music by Emily Gleichenhaus and Paul Raiman
Pictures Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this book, click here:
last song book eleg sbwe
Sing-Along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/last-song

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SBWE Advent Calendar Last Song
Last Song (A Lullaby)
Poem by James Guthrie
Music by Emily Everson Gleichenhaus and Paul Raiman
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Last Song
Sing-Along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/last-song

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Late for School

Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

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LITTLE BIRDIE
Words and Music by Mo Gleichenhaus
Picture assembled by Sing Books with Emily
View or print this page, here:
Little Birdie by MPG 2013
Listen to the scratch recording of LITTLE BIRDIE (by Mo Gleichenhaus), here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/little-birdie-by-mo-2013-02-03

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The Little Elf
Words by John Kendrick Bangs
Music by Various Artists, Including Ginger Sands
Illustrated by Unknown
To print and sing this sweet poem, click here:
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Little Goblins Ten
Sing to the Tune of “Over in the Meadow
Words Adapted by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Jane Manning

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Little Jack Horner
Traditional Words and Tune
Sing to the Tune of LITTLE MISS MUFFET
Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard in Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
 little jack horner childcraft for SBWE

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A LITTLE MADNESS IN THE SPRING
Selection from the Poem by Emily Dickinson
Sing to Little Tune by Emily
Sing this little tune with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/a-little-madness-in-the-spring
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
a little madness for the king

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A Little Nonsense Relished
Phrase by Roald Dahl
From the book CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR
From the movie WILLY WONKA  AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Sing to an Adaptation of Twinkle Little Star
Sing this little tune with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/a-little-nonsense-now-and-then
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
a little nonsense relished

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The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Linsay
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Priscilla Pointer
From: Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954) p. 96
Sing LITTLE TURTLE with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/there-was-a-little-turtle-eleg-2010

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Little Songs & Singable Poems for SBWE
Collected byEmily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Music, Words and Illustration by Various Artists

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Love Me Tender
Words Elvis Presley, Vera Matson (credited),  Ken Darby (uncredited)
Music by George R. Poulton
Illustrated by Tom Browning

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Mail Myself to You
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home and library use only.

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox
(This book is a far and away favorite with the Kindergarten set. It comes with a wonderful CD that has Tom Paxton singing on one track with a separate instrumental track, including a clearly played melody line, so you can sing solo…a wonderful edition!)

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Mary Had a Little Lamb
Traditional Tune
Words by Sarah Josepha Hale
Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

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Me and My Animal Friends
Words and Music by Ralph Covert
Illustrated by Laurie Keller

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Monster Mash
Words and Music by Bobby Pickett and Leonard Capizzi
Illustrated by David Catrow
ISBN 978-0545214797

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The Music is You
Music and Lyrics by John Denver
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This book is for classroom or home use only.

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My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

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New York State of Mind

Words and Music by Billy Joel
Illustrated by IZAK

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Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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Old Blue (You Good Dog You)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Mark Taylor
Illustrated by Gene Holton
Sing OLD BLUE with Emily:

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Old Blue (You Good Dog You) (Printed Music)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by Mark Taylor

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Our Abe Lincoln
Traditional Tune, Sing to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare
Words Adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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Over in the Hollow
Sing to the Tune of “Over in the Meadow
Words Adapted by Rebecca Dickinson
Illustrated by Stephan Britt

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Over in the Meadow (Barefoot Books)
Words by Olive A. Wadsworth
Words Adapted by Jill McDonald
Music by Mabel Wood Hill
Illustrated by Jill McDonald
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Over the Rainbow
Words and Music by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret
Published by Imagine Publishing Inc.
ISBN 978-1-936140-00-8

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Of course Grandma says, “Bring pie for everyone,” when the sleigh comes into view and they all holler “Hurray for the pumpkin pie,” at dinner.

Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem by Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Post for this special illustration:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/a-new-ride-over-the-river/

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Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem By Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Christopher Manson

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Words by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by James Marshall
(The poem has been set to music a few times. But, for a tune to sing along, I suggest the “Owl and the Pussycat,” vocal track by Lorraine Nelson Wolf on her album “Come Follow Me,” Track 16)
Sing “O&P” along with Emily: 

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/o-p-eleg-061909

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Preamble
Art by Mike Wilkins (1987)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://americanart.si.edu
Sing this ART with The Preamble Song” from Schoolhouse Rock”  (andFifty Nifty States, too!)
Additional Lyrics by
Music by Lynn Ahrens

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Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations and Layout Compiled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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PRESIDENTS NAME SONG
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations by Painless Learning Placemats
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody

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Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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ABC Sing-Along (Read, Sing, Play)
Words Adapted by Teddy Slater
Illustrated by Liisa Chauncy Guida

Letter A
to the tune of, “Down by the Station”:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/read-sing-play-abc-sing-along-a-singable-book-letter-a/
Letter B, C & D
to the tunes of, “Ninety-nine Bottles,” ”Do Your Ears Hang Low,” “Twinkle Little Star

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letters-b-c-and-d/
Letter E
to the tune of  “Yankee Doodle”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-e/
Letter F
to the tune of, “Alouette”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-f/
Letter G
to the tune of, “Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-g-tune-of-ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay/
Letter H
to the tune of, “Miss Lucy Had a Baby”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-h-tune-of-miss-lucy-had-a-baby/
Letter I
to the tune of, “Clementine”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-i-tune-of-clementine/
Letter J
to the tune of, “Frere Jacques”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-j-tune-of-frere-jacques/
Letter K
to the tune of, “Rockabye Baby”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-k-tune-of-%e2%80%9crock-a-bye-baby%e2%80%9d/
Letter L
to the tune of, “Ten Little Indians”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-l-tune-of-%e2%80%9cten-little-indians%e2%80%9d/
Letter M
to the tune of, “This Old Man”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-m-tune-of-%e2%80%9cthis-old-man%e2%80%9d/
Letter N
to the tune of, “The Old Gray Mare”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-n-tune-of-%e2%80%9cthe-old-gray-mare%e2%80%9d/
Letter O
to the tune of, “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-o-tune-of-%e2%80%9cmy-bonnie-lies-over-the-ocean%e2%80%9d/
Letter P
to the tune of, “Do You Know the Muffin Man?”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-p-tune-of-%e2%80%9cdo-you-know-the-muffin-man%e2%80%9d/
Letter Q
to the tune of, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-p-tune-of-%e2%80%9cold-macdonald-had-a-farm%e2%80%9d/
Letter R
to the tune of, “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-r-tune-of-%e2%80%9cshell-be-comin-round-the-mountain%e2%80%9d/
Letter S,
to the tune of, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-s-tune-of-%e2%80%9crow-row-row-your-boat%e2%80%9d/
Letter T
to the tune of, “Reuben, Reuben”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-t-tune-of-%e2%80%9creuben-reuben%e2%80%9d/
Letter U
to the tune of , “Eensy-Weensy Spider”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-u-tune-of-%e2%80%9ceensy-weesy-spider%e2%80%9d/
Letter V
to the tune of, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-v-tune-of-%e2%80%9ctwinkle-twinkle-little-star%e2%80%9d/
Letter W
to the tune of, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-w-tune-of-%e2%80%9cmary-had-a-little-lamb%e2%80%9d/
Letter X
to the tune of, “Camptown Races”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-x-tune-of-%e2%80%9ccamptown-races%e2%80%9d/
Letter Y
to the tune of, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-y-tune-of-%e2%80%9cif-youre-happy-and-you-know-it%e2%80%9d/
Letter Z
to the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-z-tune-of-%e2%80%9con-top-of-old-smokey%e2%80%9d/

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Rhode Island is Famous for You
Words by Howard Dietz
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

This book is for home and classroom use only.

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Rubber Duckie
Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily

This book is for home and classroom use only.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Words and Music by Johnny Marks
Published by World International Publishing Limited, Great Britain, 1989
ISBN #: 7235-8891-0
This is the only copy I’ve ever found of “Rudolph” the SONG.  All other Rudolphs I’ve found have been the original story book by Robert L. May (the story upon which the song is based).  It will be great fun to sing the song with the youngsters.  They are going to love it!

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Original Story by Robert L. May
Written for Montgomery Ward Department Store in 1939
Illustrated by Denver Gillen
Set to Music by Johnny Marks (1948)
(I created a sing-along book for Johnny Mark’s tune with the Denver Gillen Illustrations.  Fun to sing!)

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The Secret Sits
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune by  Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration Assembled by  Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
the secret sits robert frost sbwe
Sing the tune with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/secret-sits-robert-frost-tune

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Shake and Shake the Catsup Bottle
Poem by Richard Armour
Tune by Emily
To view or print this song sheet, click here:

shake and shake the catsup bottle
Sing along with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/shake-and

This song sheet is intended for home or classroom use only.

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She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Deborah Allwright

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She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Philemon Sturges
Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

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Sign Language Alphabet (Painless Learning Placemats)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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Silver Bells (a Musical Pop-Up Book)
Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Illustrated by Robert Steele, Iain Smyth, James Diaz

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Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Illustrated by Chris Raschka

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDARSIMPLE GIFTS
SBWE Advent Calendar simple gifts
Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Simple Gifts,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar simple gifts

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Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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Smokey the Bear (Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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Smokey the Bear (Conservation Pledge, Flip side of Smokey the Bear Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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Smokey the Bear (Illustrated Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Pictures Assembled from Resources Online
This book is for classroom use only.

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Snuggle Puppy

Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

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The Sparrow
Words and Music by Jill Leger
Illustrated by Jill Leger
Sing-Along on Youtube with a karaoke video of “The Sparrow”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlxqa-eXTVw
Hear Emily’s recording of “The Sparrow” on:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-sparrow-eleg-by-jill-leger

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Splash in the Ocean
Adapted by Mik Zopol
Illustrated by Richard Bernal

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Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Peter Spier
(When it comes to creating accurately detailed pictures that are fun to look at and respect the intelligence of children, you can’t find a better illustrator than Peter Spier.  This book features printed music and a detailed essay about the song.)

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Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music and historical information)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Poem by Robert Frost
Sing to the Tune of Greensleeves
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Sing along with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/stopping-by-woods-eleg-2010

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Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
Words by DuBose Heyward
Music by George Gershwin
Illustrated by Mike Wimmer

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Sunrise, Sunset

Words by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock
Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr
This song is from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”

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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words by John Denver
Music by John Denver, Mike Taylor & Dick Kniss
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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The Surrey with the Fringe on Top

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

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Sweet Suffolk Owl
Poem Attributed to an Anonymous Author
Music by Thomas Vautor (1619) (Thomas Vautor’s musical setting:www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkTP7NJXME )
Music by Richard Hundley (1981) (Richard Hundley’s musical setting:www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOijXQEeqk)
Illustrations Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
You can sing-along with this book I assembled, to view or print, click here:
sweet suffolk owl book for singing

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The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
ISBN 978-1897476482

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The Swing

Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Esther Friend, p. 132 of Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
To view or print this page, click here:
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Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and Music by  John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff
Words Adapted by Christopher Canyon
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
ISBN 978-1584690726

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon
This edition gets a GOLD STAR for including the FULL song (both verses and chorus) and a fabulous recording of Carly Simon and her delightful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.

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THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE PRINTABLE SONG SHEET (WITH GUITAR CHORDS)
TEDSOCRT, for Short
Rules by Students of Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, VA
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Tune by Emily Gleichenhaus
Accompaniment Track Prepared by Paul Raiman of www.MyRehearsalPianist.com
Sing along with the instrumental accompaniment:

To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune

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THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE (TEDSOCRT) PRINTABLE SHEET MUSIC
Rules by Students of Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, VA
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Tune by Emily Gleichenhaus
Accompaniment Track Prepared by Paul Raiman of www.MyRehearsalPianist.com
Sing along with the instrumental accompaniment:

To view or print the sheet music PDF, click here:
TEDSOCRT_rev_3_31

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The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4
(This is the large, trade paperback edition)

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Thanks a Lot
Words and Music by Raffi Cavoukian
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily
This book is for use in home, classroom or library only.

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There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
Music and Lyrics by Frederich H. Heider and Carl Kress
Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
ISBN 978-0-06-058022-3

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated and designed by Jeremy Holmes
(This version is sooooooooo cool!  The old lady’s eyes shut when you turn the last page)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZlj_Yszp3U

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There Was an Old Man with a Beard
Limerick by Edward Lear
Illustrated by Kelly Oechsli
Published in her book, “Limericks by Lear” (World Press, 1965) 
Sing the limerick tune with Emily, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/limerick-tune-there-was-an-old
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
there was an old man w a beard lear oechsli

This page is for home or classroom use only.

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There Was an Old Man with a Beard“ from the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
SBWE Advent Calendar There Was an Old Man with a Beard
There Was an Old Man with a Beard
SBWE SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
Limerick by Edward Lear
Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Published in her book, “Limericks by Lear” (World Press, 1965) 
Sing the limerick tune with Emily, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/limerick-tune-there-was-an-old

To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar There Was an Old Man with a Beard

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There was an Old Man with a Beard (Who Fed the Birds)
Original Limerick by Edward Lear
Additional Words by  Emily
Traditional Tune Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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The 13 Nights of Halloween
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of Twelve Days of Christmas)
Words Adapted by Guy Vasilovich
Illustrated by Guy Vasilovich

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This Jazz Man

Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of  “This Old Man”)
Words Adapted by Karen Ehrhardt
Illustrated by R. G. Roth

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This Land is Your Land

Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen
(This book, rich in detail, features printed music and a tribute to Woody Guthrie written by Pete Seeger.)

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Time to Rise
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
From A Child’s Garden of Verses
Tune by Various Artists including Joanie Bartles
Illustration by E. Mars and M. H. Squire

This illustration, found here:
http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/child_garden_verses/index.htm

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Time to Rise
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
From A Child’s Garden of Verses
Tune by Various Artists including Joanie Bartles
Illustration by Alice and Martin Provensen

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Time to Rise
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
From A Child’s Garden of Verses
Tune by Various Artists including Joanie Bartles
Illustration by Brian Wildsmith

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Time to Rise
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Poem from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Tune by Various Artists including Joanie Bartles
Illustration by Tomid dePaola
Illustration from Tomie’s Little Book of Poems

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To Market, To Market
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Anne Miranda
Illustrated by Janet Stevens

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Twelve Days of Christmas

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Bill Bolton

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Twelve Days of Summer

Traditional Tune (“Twelve Days of Christmas”)
Word Adaptations by Jan Andrews
Illustrated by Susan Rennick Jolliffe

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
Published in: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Traditional Tune, Same as “ABC Song” and “Baa Blacksheep
Words by Lewis Carroll
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the book:
twinkle bat book
Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/twinkle-little-bat-eleg-2010

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Twinkle Little Bat SBWE Sing-Along Poster Card
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
TWINKLE LITTLE BAT SBWE sing along card
Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/twinkle-little-bat-eleg-2010

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Poem by Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
(This gorgeously illustrated book gets a gold star for using the mostly unacknowledged FULL text of the poem)

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United States State Capitals Song
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

Sing Along with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/us-state-capitals-song-sbwe

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Waltzing Matilda
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Illustrated by Desmond Digby

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Waltzing Matilda (Refrain Poster Card)
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To print or view the above poster featuring the “Waltzing Matilda“ refrain lyrics, click here:
waltzing matilda refrain for book 7X7

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We the Kids (The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States)

Forward by David Catrow
Illustrated by David Catrow
Sing this book with “The Preamble Song” from “School House Rock”
Additional Lyrics by
Music by Lynn Ahrens
(More information about the song, here:http://www.schoolhouserock.tv/Preamble.html)

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When I First Came to This Land

Words and Music by Oscar Brand
Illustrated by Doris Burn
LOC Catalog Card Number: 74-77596
This book contains notes about the author and illustrator and printed sheet music.

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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
Words by Walt Whitman
Music by Various Artists
Pictures by Loren Long

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home (A Song About a Soldier’s Return)
Traditional Tune
Words by Patrick S. Gilmore
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music, historical information and activities)

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When You Wish Upon a Star
Music by Ned Washington
Words by Leigh Harline
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Hear the song and sing-along with Emily at this link:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-is-on-the-us-money-song

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or leave a comment to this post.

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Who is on the United States Money Song with  PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS (Money)
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Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS
Hear the song and sing-along with Emily at this link:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-is-on-the-us-money-song

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WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND (with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1
To view or print the SBWE Singable Poster Sheet with Chords for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR,
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND (by ELEG for SBWE  Singable Advent Calendar)

Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind

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WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND (Song Sheet by ELEG for SBWE)
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1
To view or print the SBWE Singable Poster Sheet for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
Who Has Seen the Wind ELEG SBWE

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WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustration by Marion H. Matchitt
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1
To view or print the SBWE Singable Poster Sheet with Illustration by Marion H. Matchitt for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
Who Has Seen the Wind Matchitt SBWE

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WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustration by Eric Kincaid
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1

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WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustration by Gyo Fujikawa
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1

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WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustration by Eloise Wilkin
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1

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Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Introduction by Alice Provensen
Illustrated by Melanie Hall
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)

(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” “Owl Song,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Yankee Doodle (A Song from the American Revolution)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music, a page of song history, and activity ideas)

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Yankee Doodle
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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Yankee Doodle, Declaration of Independence verse, Poster
Painting by John Trumbull, 1818
Poster Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this poster, click here:
yankee doodle 1776 verse eleg sbwe

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You’re a Grand Old Flag
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Illustrated by Warren Kimble

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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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Zeal of Zebras
Words and Art by Woop Studios
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups (and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary) this artful book explores an alphabet full of animal group names (like “an ostentation of peacocks” or “an embarrassment of pandas”)

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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

Words by Lloyd Moss
Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
(You can sing “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” to the tune of “Reuben, Reuben”)

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 ZYXs, a Singable Picture Book
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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 ZYXs

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ZYX card:
zyx’s sbwe sing along card
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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 ZYXs with American Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ZYX card with American Sign Language Alphabet:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY’S UPCOMING PERFORMANCES, SUMMER 2014

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EMILY’S UPCOMING (AND PAST) PERFORMANCES
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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CLASSIC BOOKS WITH HOLES
The Singable Picture Books of Classic Books with Holes
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/the-singable-picture-books-of-classic-books-with-holes/

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COUNTING

Counting (and math) in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/counting-and-math-in-singable-picture-books/

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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FAVORITE SINGABLES ON PINTEREST
Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices, this list onPinterest displays the top blockbuster favorite Singable Picture Books that we warble together at Sing Books visits:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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JONI MITCHELL
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JONI MITCHELL
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/joni-mitchell-in-singable-picture-books/

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LLOYD MOSS
3 by Lloyd Moss, Music Appreciation in Singable Verse
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/3-by-lloyd-moss-music-appreciation-in-singable-verse/

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PINTEREST
FAVORITE SINGABLES ON PINTEREST
Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices, this list on Pinterest displays the top blockbuster favorite Singable Picture Books that we warble together at Sing Books visits:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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PINTEREST
SING WITH ME SONGBOOK FOR SINGBOOKS WITH EMILY (ON PINTEREST)
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/sing-with-me-songbook-sing-books-with-emily/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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SANDRA BOYNTON

The Singable Picture Books by Author, Illustrator, Songwriter Sandra Boynton:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/sandra-boyntons-singable-picture-books/

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SINGABLE PLACEMATS

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/singable-placemats/

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SONGS BY EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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TOLERANCE AND COMPASSION
Singable Picture Books Celebrating Tolerance and Compassion (another list inspired by Nikki)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/singable-picture-books-celebrating-tolerance-and-compassion-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

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TOM PAXTON

The Singable Picture Books of Tom Paxton
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-singable-picture-books-of-tom-paxton/

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SONGS WE SANG AT TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ESCUELA CLAREMONT IN 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/the-songs-we-sang-at-tuckahoe-elementary-and-escuela-claremont-in-the-2012-2013-school-year/

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CHILDCRAFT
The singable poems in Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/childcraft-poems-of-early-childhood-a-singable-collection-of-poetry/

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MUCH MORE INFO AND MANY MORE LISTS, HERE:
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

I was musing about WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER and thought PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON would make a terrific song companion.  I decided to sing the two songs together as they both seem to be driven by the same underlying philosophy.

I brought the two books into a class two weeks ago and tried to simply and clearly articulate why these two songs go together, when a child raised her hand and said,

“They both mean DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC.”

A kindergartner managed to sum up, simply and clearly what I was trying to say.  I was so struck by it, that it has slipped my mind exactly which child said it.  I hope she reminds me sometime that it was her so that I can properly give her credit.

These two songs made a terrific complimentary song set. WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER is an American Art Song with words by Walt Whitman music by a contemporary Art Song composer David Mesler.  PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON is a beloved folk song by Peter Yarrow and famously sung by Peter Paul & Mary, written during the great folk music revival of the 1960’s.  

Both can be summed up with DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC

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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
Words by Walt Whitman
Music by Various Artists
Pictures by Loren Long

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Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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On the same theme as DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC, a couple other songs spring to mind.

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The Music is You
Music and Lyrics by John Denver
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This book is for classroom or home use only.

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PURE IMAGINATION
From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,
Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ-uV72pQKI

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“We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

Arthur O’Shaughnessy

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Addendum, 7/4/2014

There is a lot of “Don’t Lose the Magic” in this THINK LIKE A CHILD podcast from Freakonomics:

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Think Like a Child: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

http://freakonomics.com/2014/05/22/think-like-a-child-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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Peter Yarrow and “The Folk Process”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/the-folk-process/

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Two Books Participating in “The Folk Process”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/two-books-participating-in-the-folk-process/

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ILLUSTRATED COLLECTIONS OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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Greenwich Village (music that defined a generation), a terrific, inspiring documentary
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/greenwich-village-music-that-defined-a-generation-a-terrific-inspiring-documentary/

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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK SERIES

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/puff-the-magic-dragon-a-singable-picture-book/

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WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/when-i-heard-the-learnd-astronomer-a-singable-poem-by-walt-whitman/

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ILLUSTRATED SONG/BOOK SETS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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PUFF AND THE ASTRONOMER: DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/puff-and-the-astronomer-dont-lose-the-magic/

This is a list of songs for a Garden Sing-Along as well as song-related suggestions for outdoor garden activity sessions (or classes) for any group of children from K-5.

TEDSOCRT BIRDS

This list was originally made for Tuckahoe Elementary School Expeditions.  Each of my Expeditions consisted of two one-hour sessions over two Fridays.  I did both sets in April and May of 2014, with two different groups of kids from 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades.  I will have two, one hour sessions with each group of kids.

I think these plans (or some permutation of them) would work great for any group of elementary students to have a wonderful musical experience outdoors in a garden.

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SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN, MISSION

My goal for the singing and musical activities is to help us make a strong connection to nature and the the outdoor classroom garden spaces at Tuckahoe (or anyplace anyone would engage in these activities in any green space).

TEDSOCRT BIRDS

SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN ACTIVITY ONE:
Sing Inch by Inch (the Garden Song) and Plant a Sunflower Seed in a Cup

To make a strong connection with the ideas expressed in Inch by Inch (The Garden Song), we planted sunflower seeds in a cups.  We gave the seeds a little water and covered with foil to seal the cup for the ride home and packaged each one in a zip lock bag with each child’s name.  I made sure to buy sunflower seeds for a shorter variety of flower and hope the children will watch the seed spout and then re-plant each germinated seed in the ground where it will gets lots of sun.  And, of course, I hope the children will each put the packaging in the recycle.  We had some time left over so we filled that with wonderful songs from the GARDEN SING ALONG LIST (below).

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Singable Expeditions in the Garden, April 2014 Session One on 4/4/2014
Here is the detailed post about exactly what we did and the songs we ended up singing:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/singable-expeditions-1-at-tuckahoe-elementary-school-activities-and-the-songs-we-sang/

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Singable Expeditions in the Garden, May 2014 Session One on 5/2/2014
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/singable-expeditions-may-2014-session-1-at-tuckahoe-elementary-school-activities-and-the-songs-we-sang-522014/

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SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN, ACTIVITY TWO:
Sing The Sparrow and Explore Other Illustrated Books and Sources of Collective Nouns and Make Up Some Collective Nouns of Your Own

The central feature of the second session was to explore the wonderful world of COLLECTIVE NOUNS, as captured in friend Jill Leger’s song, THE SPARROW.  The song is about a sparrow who travels and has adventures all over the world meeting groups of animals and learning their group names.  Not only is learning and discovering group names (also called collective nouns, collective terms, group nouns, group terms) a fun and interesting way to explore the marvelous creatures of the world, but it is also an excellent way to increase and revel in vocabulary!  I love to tell kids that one of the MANY fun things about singing songs is that you get to say/sing/use/explore fabulous words that we don’t use in our every day language.  And the words used in COLLECTIVE NOUNS can be descriptive, hilarious, thought provoking, fascinating, witty, joyous and gorgeous!

I took a marvelous list of Collective Noun Terms that I found on Wikipedia and highlighted the garden related ones on the list.  And went through the beautifully illustrated books A ZEAL OF ZEBRAS (Woop Studios), and WILD ANIMALS (Brian Wildsmith) and BIRDS (Brian Wildsmith) to find gorgeous illustrations of Collective Nouns.  We enjoyed going through these lists and books, finding (or imagining) these items, birds, flowers, animals in our immediate surroundings.  Then we made note of certain garden items that we saw for which group names were not listed.  For these, we cam up with some marvelous ideas.  I would encourage any caregiver or educator to replicate this activity.  It was fun, thought provoking, creative and vocabulary building.

For the remainder of the time, we enjoyed a GARDEN SING-ALONG in the outdoor space.  We rehearsed THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE so the kids can help teach the song to their classmates (and so everyone knows the rules and behavioral expectation in the outdoor spaces) and then we sang a bunch of songs culled from my list of GARDEN SING-ALONG SONG CHOICES.

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Singable Expeditions in the Garden, April 2014 Session Two on 4/11/2014
Here is the detailed post about exactly what we did and the songs we ended up singing:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/singable-expeditions-session-2-at-tuckahoe-elementary-school-activities-and-the-songs-we-sang/

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Singable Expeditions in the Garden, May 2014 Session Two on 5/9/2014
Here is the detailed post about exactly what we did and the songs we ended up singing:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/singable-expeditions-may-2014-session-2-at-tuckahoe-elementary-school-activities-and-the-songs-we-sang-592014/

TEDSOCRT BIRDS

SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN, ACTIVITY THREE:
Sing Blowin’ in the Wind and Write New Verses for the Song from an Environmental Perspective

I’d been thinking about that song and the messages it conveys and the questions it so poetically asks and thought that the children might enjoy writing some lyrics of their own from an environmental perspective, since, it seems to me, the values that motivate anyone to grow and maintain a garden are basically environmental values.  We talked about how, “the answer is blowing in the wind,” can mean that the answer is as obvious as the wind blowing in your face or that it can mean that the answer to the question is as illusive as the wind.  Maybe the questions have answers or maybe the questions are unanswerable.

I asked the children, when it comes to the environment, what is important to you?

Here are some examples that children in one of the sessions came up with:

  • Trees in the forest
  • Clean, not polluted water
  • Animals preservation
  • Sustainable crops, growing wheat
  • Against littering and trash
  • Habitat for animals

We took these ideas and wrote up a new lyric for BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND:

How can we grow the wheat in the field
To feed all the people on earth?

How Many trees must a man cut down
Before we can’t breathe the air?

How many roads must we build before
The animals have nowhere to go?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

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Singable Expeditions in the Garden, May 2014 Session Two on 5/9/2014

TEDSOCRT BIRDS

SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN, ACTIVITY FOUR:
Garden Song Sing-Along

There are many songs that would be appropriate, but these are the ones I feel will help us really love, appreciate and enjoy our time outside.

I will encourage the participants to really listen to the words and then look around them and observe the natural world.  Notice plants, creatures and landscape features mentioned in the songs.  I will encourage them, also, to use their imaginations to “see” creatures who might be there when we aren’t looking or nocturnal creatures that roam these very spaces at night.  I will encourage them to use their noggins and think about what the natural world means to them and how best to support and sustain the beautiful gifts of nature.

To spur discussion, critical thinking and personal connections between the song and garden environment, you can ask these questions (and any others that you might come up with) about each song:

  • What living things (plants and animals) in the song can you identify in your immediate surroundings?
  • What do you know about these living things?
  • What would you like to know about these living things?
  • Did anything in the song remind you of an experience you’ve had?
  • Did anything in the song spark your imagination as related to your garden surroundings?
  • What words did you like in the song?
  • What words would you need to look up to find out what they mean?
  • Does anything about the song influence your thinking on people’s responsibility to the earth?
  • What does the song make you think about the garden?
  • Did the song give you any interesting thoughts and ideas?

The essence of this activity is captured in a lyric from Inch by Inch (The Garden Song) which says,

Tune by body and my brain/To the music from the land.

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jachimael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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Ants Go Marching (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Dan Crisp

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All Things Bright and Beautiful
Words by Cecil F. Alexander
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
(This wonderful rendition of pictures from cut paper, includes a page of info about Mrs. Cecil Francis Alexander and printed music)
Click here for the Sing Books with Emily “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Refrain Poster Card:
all things bright and beautiful – refrain poster

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Amoeba Hop
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney
This book features a study of amoeba life, printed music and a live recording of “Amoeba Hop” by the amazingly hilarious and talented singer/songwriter

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
To sing with me, just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/bear-went-over-the-mountain

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Being Green

Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Etienne Delessert

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I’m putting this one in the list, not because of the content of the song, but for the wonderful way the illustrations depict the life cycle of butterflies and moths.

Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker
ISBN 0-590-45668-7

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Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of  birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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FLOWER CAROL
“Tempus adest floridum”
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print a copy of the BOOKLET, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo
To view or print a copy of the ONE PAGER, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo one pager
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier
Published by Dell Dragonfly Books, New York, 1961
ISBN 0-440-40829-6

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Hey, Little Ant
Sing to the Tune of “Five Little Ducks”
Words by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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A House is a House for Me
Words by Mary Ann Hoberman
Music by Fred Penner
Illustrated by Betty Fraser

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Hush, Little Baby

Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Sylvia Long
Illustrated by Sylvia Long
(This adaptation has a wonderful “non-material” theme where the mother offers the gift of viewing  lovely things in nature)

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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Little Birdie by MPG
LITTLE BIRDIE
Words and Music by Mo Gleichenhaus
Picture assembled by Sing Books with Emily
View or print this page, here:
Little Birdie by MPG 2013
Listen to the scratch recording of LITTLE BIRDIE (by Mo Gleichenhaus), here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/little-birdie-by-mo-2013-02-03

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The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Linsay
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Priscilla Pointer
From: Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)p. 96
This poem is printed and illustrated in many books of poetry for children, including:
A Children’s Treasury of Poems
A Family of Poems (My Favorite Poetry for Children)
Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Sing LITTLE TURTLE with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/there-was-a-little-turtle-eleg-2010

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Me and My Animal Friends
Words and Music by Ralph Covert
Illustrated by Laurie Keller

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Morning Has Broken

Music from Traditional Hymn, “Bunessan”
Poem by Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Sing-along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/morning-has-broken-eleg-2010

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Over in the Meadow
Based on the Original Version by Olive A. Wadsworth
Words by Olive A. Wadsworth
Music by Mabel Wood Hill
Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

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The Sparrow
Words and Music by Jill Leger
Illustrated by Jill Leger
Sing-Along on Youtube with a karaoke video of “The Sparrow”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlxqa-eXTVw
Hear Emily’s recording of “The Sparrow” on:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-sparrow-eleg-by-jill-leger

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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words and Music by John Denver
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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Sweet Suffolk Owl
Poem Attributed to an Anonymous Author
Music by Thomas Vautor (1619) (Thomas Vautor’s musical setting:www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkTP7NJXME )
Music by Richard Hundley (1981) (Richard Hundley’s musical setting:www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOijXQEeqk)
Illustrations Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
You can sing-along with this book I assembled, to view or print, click here:
sweet suffolk owl book for singing

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The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
ISBN 978-1897476482
Sing “The Swing” with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbwe

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The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4

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Thanks a Lot
Words and Music by Raffi Cavoukian
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily
This book is for use in home, classroom or library only.

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Twelve Days of Summer

Traditional Tune (“Twelve Days of Christmas”)
Word Adaptations by Jan Andrews
Illustrated by Susan Rennick Jolliffe

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Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune
THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE PRINTABLE SONG SHEET (WITH GUITAR CHORDS)
TEDSOCRT, for Short
Rules by Students of Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, VA
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Tune by Emily Gleichenhaus
Accompaniment Track Prepared by Paul Raiman of www.MyRehearsalPianist.com
Sing along with the instrumental accompaniment:

To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR,
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?

Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind

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BRAINSTORM IDEAS:

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Garden Sing-Along Song Scavenger Hunt
This would be a scavenger hunt to identify or find items or creatures mentioned in the songs.

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ONCE I KNOW THESE SONGS, THEY WOULD BE GOOD:

  • FROGGIE WENT A-COURTIN
  • A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME
  • MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS
  • THERE ARE FAIRIES AT THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN
  • TURN TURN TURN
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
  • WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER

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Books that Feature Collective Noun Terms

I tell the children that if they are interested in expanding vocabulary, a great place to start is with the words used for animal groupings:

  • An AMBUSH of tigers
  • A SHREWDNESS of apes.
  • A WEDGE of swans.
  • An OSTENTATION of peacocks.
  • A TROUBLING of hummingbirds.
  • A SHIVER of sharks.

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Brian Wildsmith’s BIRDS
Text by Brian Wildsmith
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary). This artful book explores bird group names like “a stare of owls.”

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Brian Wildsmith’s WILD ANIMALS
Text by Brian Wildsmith
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary). This artful book explores bird group names like “an ambush of tigers.”

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Exaltation of Larks (Group Terms, Real and Fanciful, from the 15th to the 21st Centuries)
James Lipton
(Yes!  This is the same James Lipton that interview actors on the show Inside the Actor’s Studio)

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Zeal of Zebras
Words and Art by Woop Studios
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups (and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary) this artful book explores an alphabet full of animal group names (like “an ostentation of peacocks” or “an embarrassment of pandas”)

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Buy limited prints of Woop Studios Art Posters depicting Collective Noun Groups
http://www.woopstudios.com/shop/templates/product_listing.aspx?category_id=2&category=limited-edition-prints

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Other Sources for COLLECTIVE NOUNS (also called COLLECTIVE TERMS):

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A wiki article, Appendix: Glossary of collective nouns by subject
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary_of_collective_nouns_by_subject

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A list on Wikipedia of Collective Nouns in English:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collective_nouns_in_English

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A wiki explaining what a collective noun is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_noun

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Related Posts

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GARDEN SING-ALONG
A list of songs to inspire us to look around us in a garden and enjoy, observe, appreciate and preserve the natural world around us

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/garden-sing-along-song-choices-for-singable-expeditions-at-tuckahoe-elementary-or-for-any-garden-sing-along/

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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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BRIAN WILDSMITH
The Singable Picture Books of Brian Wildsmith
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/the-singable-picture-books-of-brian-wildsmith/

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MISS RUMPHIUS AND MAKING SOMETHING LASTINGLY BEAUTIFUL

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/miss-rumphius-and-making-something-lastingly-beautiful/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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ACTIVITIES:  SINGABLE ACTIVITIES
This is a list of activities that parents, caregivers and educators can use to find fun way to incorporate Illustrated Songs and Music into their everyday lives and classroom curriculum
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/singable-activities/

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JACK PRELUTSKY
The Singable Picture Books of Jack Prelutsky
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/singable-picture-books-of-jack-prelutsky/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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JOHN LANGSTAFF: SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JOHN LANGSTAFF
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-langstaff/

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JOHN LITHGOW
The Singable Picture Books of John Lithgow
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-lithgow/

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JONI MITCHELL
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JONI MITCHELL
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/joni-mitchell-in-singable-picture-books/

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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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NATIONAL PARKS (and PRAISE for National Park Rangers)
Singable Picture Books that illustrate songs with origins in locations of United States history which are in the care of the National Park Service
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/in-praise-of-national-park-rangers/

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NOAH’S ARK

A List of Singable Picture Book Songs about Noah’s Journey with an Ark Full of Animals
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/noahs-ark-in-singable-picture-books/

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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/songs-of-the-oceans-and-seas/

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OVER IN THE MEADOW, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
As one of the most illustrated and adapted songs, “Over in the Meadow” deserves its own list

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/over-in-the-meadow-a-singable-picture-book/

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PETE SEEGER
The Singable Picture Books of Pete Seeger
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/pete-seeger-the-power-of-song/

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PETER SPIER
The Singable Picture Books of Peter Spier
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/singable-picture-books-of-peter-spier/

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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK SERIES

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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PLACES EMILY LOVES

Singable Picture Books related to some of my favorite places on earth!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/places-i-love-a-collection-of-links-to-spb-posts-featuring-some-of-my-favorite-places-on-earth/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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SONGS BY EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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Singable Expeditions Session 1 at Tuckahoe Elementary School, Activities and the Songs We Sang (4/4/2014)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/singable-expeditions-1-at-tuckahoe-elementary-school-activities-and-the-songs-we-sang/

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Singable Expeditions Session2 at Tuckahoe Elementary School, Activities and the Songs We Sang (4/11/2014)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/singable-expeditions-session-2-at-tuckahoe-elementary-school-activities-and-the-songs-we-sang/


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