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This little song is based on another little song.  I wrote the poem in 2nd grade and a tune came for the little song about a month ago.  While practicing the guitar, this came along:

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goodbye terri by eleg
Goodbye, Terri

Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
goodbye terri by eleg

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The little song for Terri is based on this little poem that I wrote in 2nd grade and the tune I wrote about 40 years later:

Goodbye, Summer Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Art by Eloise Gleichenhaus
To view or print this sheet, click here:
goodbye summer by eleg 4 sbwe

Sing with Emily, here:

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This information is an addendum to the post:
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE

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This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily, Service Providers, Vendors, Audio and Video to help you SING-ALONG!
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Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up, a Singable English Translation/Adaptation of French Nursery Song, Illustrated Song Sheet avec Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, an Illustrated Song

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/twinkle-twinkle-little-bat-a-singable-poem-with-pictures-and-a-play-on-a-classic/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, an Illustrated Song
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ZYXs, an Illustrated Song
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IZA TRAPANI
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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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baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page
Baa Baa Black Sheep Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page

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This is an addendum to the post:

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Baa Baa Black Sheep, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/baa-baa-blacksheep-an-illustrated-song/

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This is for BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP and to meet my goal for making a song sheet with guitar chords for each song in the collection:
MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE
Twinkle, ABC, Baa are only 3 of the many songs that use the same familiar tune
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

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baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page
Baa Baa Black Sheep Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page

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MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE
Twinkle, ABC, Baa are only 3 of the many songs that use the same familiar tune
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Ah vous dirai-je Maman, an Illustrated Song Sheet by ELEG for SBWE for the Cute French Nursery Song, from which Came the Tune for Twinkle Little Star
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Scintillate Globule Vivific, an Illustrated Song
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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, an Illustrated Song

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/twinkle-twinkle-little-bat-a-singable-poem-with-pictures-and-a-play-on-a-classic/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, an Illustrated Song
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GISELLE POTTER
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IZA TRAPANI
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The items in this post are addenda to:

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There Was an Old Woman (Tossed Up in a Basket), a Singable Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/there-was-an-old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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I recently began collection information about the Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket, and it has stuck with me.

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by Ursula Koering
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by Ursula Koering
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Page Coordinated by ELEG
To view or print this page, click here:
tossed up in a basket eleg 4 sbwe

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Humming the song over and over in my head, I’ve slightly changed the lyrics to suit my own needs (that’s the FOLK WAY!),

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by Emily Gleichenhaus for SBWE

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket
Seventeen times as high as the moon
And what she was doing, I just had to ask it
For in her hand, she carried a broom

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” said I
“Whither O whither O whither so high?”
“To sweet the cobwebs out of the sky
And you can come with me
Aye, by and by.”

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Emily’s thoughts about what is going on:

The movie in my head goes like this, I’m walking along in the night when a shadow crosses the bright full moon and causes me to look up.  A friendly looking witch is up high in the air and she is waving around a broom.  I ask her, “What are you doing up there so high in the air?”  She responds, “I’m sweeping all these cobwebs (you might think they’re clouds) out of the sky so they won’t block the light of the moon.”  I tell her that what she is doing looks like fun and ask if I might have a go at it.”  She says, “You can come with me, aye, by and by.”

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More online image finds

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A marvelous THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET, Mother Goose Paper Doll cut out from newspaper 1900:
http://mostlypaperdollstoo.blogspot.com/2013_10_01_archive.html

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Great line drawing of OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET by W. W. Denslow
http://www.alephbet.com/pages/books/31919/original-art-there-was-an-old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-from-mother

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There Was an Old Woman (Tossed Up in a Basket), a Singable Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/there-was-an-old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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JACKIE MORRIS
Singable and Music Inspired Picture Books of Author/Illustrator Jackie Morris
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/singable-and-music-inspired-picture-books-of-authorillustrator-jackie-morris/

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WEE SING

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http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/wee-sing-singable-picture-books-on-many-themes-and-fabulous-sources-for-printed-music/

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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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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/

A simple Google search reveals lots of information about the singable Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET.

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by Ursula Koering
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Page Coordinated by ELEG
To view or print this page, click here:
tossed up in a basket eleg 4 sbwe

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
(Also called OLD WOMAN OLD WOMAN)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by Blanche Fisher Wright
From THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE

I love this illustration, by Blanche Fisher Wright for THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE

I’ll collect a few things here to remember it and sing it myself.

Sometimes the old woman is tossed up in a basket and sometimes a blanket.

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by Nancy Spence Klein
From Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by Ursula Koering
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)

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Lyrics as recorded in The Real Mother Goose

Like many rhymes, the words to this one vary a bit from place to place.

I like the way these, from The Real Mother Goose, fall together:

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET
(Also called OLD WOMAN, OLD WOMAN)
Traditional Words and Tune

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket,
Seventeen times as high as the moon:
But where she was going, no mortal could tell,
For under her arm she carried a broom.

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” said I
“Whither, oh whither, oh whither so high?”
“To sweep the cobwebs from the sky;
And I’ll be with you by-and-by.”

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Lyrics as recorded in Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
Traditional Words and Tune

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket,
Seventeen times as high as the moon;
And where she was going I couldn’t but ask it,
For in her hand she carried a broom.

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” said I
“Whither, oh whither, oh whither so high?”
“To sweep the cobwebs from the sky.”
“May I go with you?”
“Aye,  by and by.”

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MUSICAL SETTINGS

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I like Neva Eder’s recording of this little rhyme song:
http://www.amazon.com/There-Was-Woman-Tossed-Basket/dp/B001NGR1NY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409768590&sr=8-1&keywords=NEVA+EDER%2C+THERE+WAS+AN+OLD+WOMAN+TOSSED+UP+IN+A+BASKET

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This setting is easy to hear and easy to sing, too:
http://www.amazon.com/There-Was-Woman-Tossed-Basket/dp/B003AM53WU/ref=sr_1_12?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1409768710&sr=1-12&keywords=THERE+WAS+AN+OLD+WOMAN+TOSSED+UP+IN+A+BASKET

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Similar to them and easy to sing and hear is the Wee Sing version:
http://www.amazon.com/There-Was-an-Old-Woman/dp/B0052Q3G5S/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409768938&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=THERE+OLD+WOMAN+TOSSED+UP%2C+wee+sing

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Classical performance, here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CCZC4Q/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk24?ie=UTF8&qid=1409696627&sr=1-16%3C%2Fa%3E

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SONG HISTORY

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Mama Lisa’s webpage for this rhyme includes lyrics and song history:
http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=hes&p=1537

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The Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies book indicates that the words are English, written in 1765 and that the music is Irish, written in the 1600s.

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Addendum 9/8/2014

Humming the song over and over in my head, I’ve slightly changed the lyrics to suit my own needs (that’s the FOLK WAY!),

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by Emily Gleichenhaus for SBWE

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket
Seventeen times as high as the moon
And what she was doing, I just had to ask it
For in her hand, she carried a broom

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” said I
“Whither O whither O whither so high?”
“To sweet the cobwebs out of the sky
And you can come with me
Aye, by and by.”

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Emily’s thoughts about what is going on:

The movie in my head goes like this, I’m walking along in the night when a shadow crosses the bright full moon and causes me to look up.  A friendly looking witch is up high in the air and she is waving around a broom.  I ask her, “What are you doing up there so high in the air?”  She responds, “I’m sweeping all these cobwebs (you might think they’re clouds) out of the sky so they won’t block the light of the moon.”  I tell her that what she is doing looks like fun and ask if I might have a go at it.”  She says, “You can come with me,

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Collections that feature this Singable Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED is featured in:

Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)

Published by Field Enterprises Educational Corporation
Edited by J. Morris Jones
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED is featured in:

Lavender’s Blue (A Book of Nursery Rhymes)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Compiled by Kathleen Lines
Illustrated by Harold Jones

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED is featured in:
cat and the fiddle treasury jackie morris
The Cat and the Fiddle (A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Jackie Morris

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED is featured in:

The Real Mother Goose

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright
ISBN 978-0-7607-9425-8

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Illustration, words, melody and guitar chords for THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED are featured in:

Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies
Traditional Words and Tunes
Compiled, Adapted and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein

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More online image finds

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A marvelous THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET, Mother Goose Paper Doll cut out from newspaper 1900:
http://mostlypaperdollstoo.blogspot.com/2013_10_01_archive.html

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Great line drawing of OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET by W. W. Denslow
http://www.alephbet.com/pages/books/31919/original-art-there-was-an-old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-from-mother

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Related Posts

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes with Individually Illustrated Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/mother-goose-and-nursery-rhymes-with-individually-illustrated-singable-picture-books/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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JACKIE MORRIS
Singable and Music Inspired Picture Books of Author/Illustrator Jackie Morris
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/singable-and-music-inspired-picture-books-of-authorillustrator-jackie-morris/

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WEE SING

Wee Sing, Singable Picture Books on Many Themes and Fabulous Sources for Printed Music
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/wee-sing-singable-picture-books-on-many-themes-and-fabulous-sources-for-printed-music/

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HALLOWEEN

A list of spooky, fun, funny and evocative songs for our favorite October Holiday
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/halloween-singable-picture-books-ooooooooeeeeeeeee/

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There Was an Old Woman (Tossed Up in a Basket), an Illustrated Singable Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/there-was-an-old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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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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Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket, Great for Halloween and Slightly Tweaked by ELEG for SBWE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-great-for-halloween-and-slightly-tweaked-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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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/

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MOON
The moon in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/the-moon-in-singable-picture-books/

This post is an addendum to the post
TURN TURN TURN, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/turn-turn-turn-an-illustrated-song/

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Pete Seeger talks to SmithsonianFolkways and discusses how he came to write TURN TURN TURN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4wYiShPEyo

Pete Seeger says,

 …we realize this world has to stick together and music is one of the best ways to learn this.  A beautiful melody will leap language barriers or religious barriers or political barriers…Yes a beautiful melody will help tie this world together.  And sometimes extraordinary words will.  I didn’t realize when I improvised a melody to a short poem in the old testament that these few words would be some of the most important words I ever would latch onto…

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turn turn turn seeger halperin
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Words From Ecclesiastes (c. 250 BCE, Translated into English in 1607)
Arranged and adapted with Music by Pete Seeger (in 1961)
Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin (in 2003)
May be sung by anyone ( Today)

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Related Posts

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TURN TURN TURN, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/turn-turn-turn-an-illustrated-song/

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Pete Seeger talks to Smithsonian Folkways and discusses how he came to write Turn Turn Turn

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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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BACK TO SCHOOL

Celebrating a return to school day routine and nurturing the skills of getting along with others and good citizenship
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/singable-picture-books-for-back-to-school/

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

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/


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