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Hurry!  It’s Lovely Up Here
Words by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
From the Musical: ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
This book is for classroom use only.

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The original Daisy, Barbara Harris, sings HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TQxWrrzL-Y

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Barbara Streisand sings HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE in the 1970 movie adaptation

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l2fsxJWE88

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Audra McDonald sings HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wveqX6rpyVo

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Interesting to note that all these videos use a different set/combination of lyrics.

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I also ADORE Barbara Cook’s recording of this song (which includes the charming intro).  This recording is not represented on YouTube, but can be purchased on Amazon or iTunes.

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ON CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_a_Clear_Day_You_Can_See_Forever

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HURRY IT’S LOVELY UP HERE
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

Intro:
Talk to flowers right here.
We haven’t got a thing to fear.
What if someone should see?
There’s no one here but you and me.
We could talk just as if they were in this ground…

Hey buds below, up is where to grow
Up with which below can’t compare with
Hurry! It’s lovely up here
Life down a hole takes an awful toll
What with not a soul there to share with
Hurry! It’s lovely up here
Wake up, bestir yourself
It’s time that you disinter yourself
You’ve got a spot to fill, a pot to fill
And what a gift package of showers, sun and love
You’ll be met above everywhere with
Fondled and sniffed by millions who drift by
Life here is rosy, if you’re a posy
Hurry! It’s lovely up here.

Hey rhododen, courage little friend
Everything will end rhododandy
Hurry! It’s lovely up here.
Climb up geranium,
It can’t be fun subterran-ium
On the exterior, it’s cheerier
RSVP peonies, pollinate the breeze
Make the queen of bees hot as brandy
Push up azalea, don’t be a failure!
Come up and see the hoot we’re giving
Come up and see the grounds for living
Come poke your head out
Open up and spread out
Hurry! It’s lovely up here.

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Related Posts

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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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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/

This song is dedicated to a dear family friend, Linda Smith.

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Tomorrow
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE
For classroom use only.

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Favorite Lyric from
TOMORROW You’re Only a Day Away Poster 4 SBWE
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
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TOMORROW Poster 4 SBWE
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
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About Dear Family Friend Linda Smith

This song is dedicated to Linda Smith.  Linda and her family lived next door to my family during that late 1970’s and all the 1980’s.  I was obsessed with the ANNIE sound track and belted it out in my room over and over again.  Turns out, Linda could hear it in her house!  Linda passed away in 2001.  She was in hospice and knew she was going to transition soon. She called me to ask if I would sing TOMORROW at her funeral, which she heard me sing so often, through the walls of the houses.  She thought it would be a good message and a testament to her belief that though this life was over, there was more to come.  I was shocked at how matter of fact she was and at the time I didn’t know how soon she would be gone.  I did sing this at her funeral, but have always wished I could have done a better job, having been so grieved by losing her and having lost my own mom only a couple months before.  Forever, though, this song is for Linda.  She was a fantastic human being and a marvelous friend.

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I love this movie performance by Aileen Quinn because she SINGS the song, simply and sweetly, but does not SCREAM it like it is so often:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yop62wQH498

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Sing along here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PzL8aL6jtI

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ANNIE (the musical) wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_(musical)

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ANNIE Original Broadway Cast Album
How I loved this vinyl record, playing it over and over and over again.

In 2008, my great friend Jill Leger asked me to join the cast of a musical revue of her songs called GOOGLING MY EX.  When she asked me to sing her song ANNIE IN MY ROOM, I was floored, since it was like she was a fly on the wall of my bedroom making a documentary of my childhood when she wrote the song.  She didn’t know it, but in writing a song about herself as a child loving the musical ANNIE, she was also writing a song about me.  The whole thing was a lot of fun and I’m so glad my friend Jill invited me to join the team.

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“Annie in My Room”

Words and music by Jill Leger, for her revue “Googling My Ex,” June 2008, Joshua Rich on piano
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBPIWVQ59_s

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TOMORROW
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE

The sun’ll come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There’ll be sun

Justin thinking about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
Till there’s none

When I’m stuck with a day
That’s gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say

The sun’ll come out tomorrow
So you got to hang on till tomorrow
Come what may

Tomorow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You’re only a day away

The sun’ll come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There’ll be sun

Justin thinking about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
Till there’s none

When I’m stuck with a day
That’s gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say

The sun’ll come out tomorrow
So you got to hang on till tomorrow
Come what may

Tomorow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You’re only a day away

Tomorow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You’re only a day away

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Random thoughts about what I chose to put into the book I made for singing TOMORROW to children in classes:

  • I decided to use mostly sunflowers instead of suns because sunflowers are cheerful and beautiful. The sunflowers represent the sun and also represent the sun’s power to inspire hope and cause things to grow.
  • Sunflowers seek and follow the sun as it moves across the sky.
  • Into every life, some rain must fall.  But the rain is essential to our growth as it is essential to the growth of the sunflowers.
  • I love that rain and sun, both essential to this song, work together to make rainbows.  A rainbow is represented typographically in the book.

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Related Posts

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THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS (AND OTHER WORKS) OF JILL LEGER

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COLLECTIVE NOUNS
Jill Leger’s song THE SPARROW and an exploration of books that celebrate the marvelous world of Collective Nouns
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/the-sparrow-a-singable-book-an-interview-and-a-karaoke-sing-along-by-jill-leger/

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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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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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EMILY’S THEATER, MUSICALS AND VOCAL PERFORMANCES
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-performance-history/

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VIDEO
For videos featuring “Sing Books with Emily” and Emily’s cabaret performances, visit:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From the Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC
For classroom use only.

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Do Re Mi Poster for Sing Books
You can use this poster when singing Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
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DO RE MI (Poster by Andrea Loren)
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Poster by Andrea Lauren

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Related Books

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Do Re Mi – If you can Read Music, Thank Guido d’Arezzo
Written by Susan L. Roth (in association with Angelo Mafucci)
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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About the Song

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Do Re Me wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do-Re-Mi

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On the NIH Environmental Services music website for kids:
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/movies/doremimp3.htm
This link has the words and a midi-player to sing along

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A video of the movie soundtrack recording, sung by Julie Andrews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps52qEFiLbg

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A video of original Broadway soundtrack recording, sung by Mary Martin and Ensemble

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gv4FMlnCR8

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The song from live TV production in 2014, sung by Carrie Underwood and Ensemble
http://www.nbc.com/sound-of-music/video/do-re-mi/n43927

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This video of the flash mob dance to Do Re Mi in the Antwerp train station gives me shivers of joy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQLCZOG202k

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Related Posts

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

16 Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs Illustrated into a picture book by Rosemary Wells with links to posts about the songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

Singable Picture Books of Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

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Do Re Mi, a fun song to sing and learn a little about music, too
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/do-re-mi-a-fun-song-to-sing-and-learn-a-little-about-music-too/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

This information is addenda to the post:

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THE PREAMBLE SONG, ILLUSTRATED
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/preamble-1987-by-mike-wilkins-singable-art/

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Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 

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Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
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Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
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Note on my Preamble typography above:
I purposely typed the words as they are penned in the original document, with particular important words capitalized.  Click HERE to view the US National Archives scan of the original Constitution document.  You can zoom in to closely examine the beautiful penmanship of Jacob Shallus, A Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk.

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CONSTITUTION FACTS

Click the link to read some fascinating facts about the United States Constitution:
http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-amendments/fascinating-facts/

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SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE, SING ALONG WITH THE VIDEOS, WITH VOCALS OR INSTRUMENTAL

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The best part for me is that you can SING it!  Lynn Ahrens set “The Preamble” to music for SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK in 1976!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_NzZvdsbWI

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Sing-along with the PREAMBLE SONG backing track created for SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB7YZ7ZH68o

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Related Posts

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Schoolhouse Rock Singable Picture Books

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/school-house-rock-singable-picture-books-but-just-a-few/

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Preamble (1987) by Mike Wilkins, Singable Art…and We The Kids, a Singable Picture Book

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/preamble-1987-by-mike-wilkins-singable-art/

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Fifty Nifty States, a Singable Picture Book

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/fifty-nifty-states-a-singable-picture-book/

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Preamble Song, a Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/preamble-song-a-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF ILLUSTRATOR DAVID CATROW
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/the-singable-picture-books-of-illustrator-david-catrow/

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

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SAM FINK
The Singable Picture Books of Illustrator Sam Fink
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/the-singable-picture-books-of-sam-fink/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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This book features printed music and a page of information about the artwork and all 4 verses of the song.

America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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America the Beautiful
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Todd Ouren

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Wendell Minor
(This book features profiles on Ms. Bates and Mr. Ward as well as printed music, and illustrations of beautiful places in America.)

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America the Beautiful (A Pop-Up Book)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Robert Sabuda

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America the Beautiful (Together We Stand)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Various Artists

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O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

(America the Beautiful)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Art by Wayne Thiebaud
Edited by Sara Jane Boyers

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The story of AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL is featured in
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Stories of Our American Patriotic Songs
Words and Music by Various Artists
Book by Dr. John Henry Lyons
Illustrated by Jacob Landau
LOC # 42-24375

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America the Beautiful (a Collection of Best-Loved Patriotic Songs)
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Compiled and Arranged by Tom Glazer
Illustrated by Barbara Corrigan

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America the Beautiful in the Words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Illustrated by Various Aritsts
Music by Various Artists

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Song History

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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL wiki (includes song history, sheet music and audio files),
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful

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Sing-Along

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For sing-along, I like this track:
ProSound Karaoke Band, Alto
This link is to Amazon, but iTunes sells it, too.
The key is not too high and it includes music for all 4 verses of the song.

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Sing Along with this video instrumental (includes lyrics):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCUUrtnpA3E

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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Hymn Tune by Samuel A. Ward

O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain.

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness.

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

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Related Posts

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AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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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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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/

I loved Kristen Andreassen and Megan Downes’ song CRAYOLA DOESN’T MAKE A COLOR FOR YOUR EYES the first listen.  The patty-cake is irresistible.  The rhythm of the words is infectious and engaging.  The song mentions real colors you find in your box of Crayola crayons.  It’s a song sung to someone you love who lifts you up when you’re feeling blue.

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Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes
Words and Music by Kristin Andreassen and Megan Downes

This book is for classroom use only.

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Just in case you wanted to at least give try to color the eyes of the person you love, you can use this coloring page:

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Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes Coloring Page
To view or print this coloring page, click here:
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Coloring Page Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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Since life is a cabaret, I’ll share a few stories why this song means a lot to me.

In July 2002, I had been in labor with our son for 33 hours.  I’d done this with no pain medication, determined to test the limits of my endurance.  After such a long time, though, it was clear that a C-Section would be required.  We were not expecting this.  I was relieved to know there would soon be an end to the ordeal, but my husband was not quite prepared to be required in an operating room.  My husband’s eyes have a beautiful light aqua color, but they are deep set and not large, so you don’t always notice the color right away.  But being in a state of shock, his eyes were surprisingly WIDE open he was brought into the bright light of the operating room wearing light blue scrubs.  His eyes shone out like neon, so much so you could almost hear a buzz of electricity emanating from their color.  It’s one of the only things I remember most about the moments before our son’s birth, being delirious from so many hours of labor.  When I heard the song CRAYOLA DOENS’T MAKE A COLOR FOR YOUR EYES, I immediately thought of that moment when there would have been no crayon to match the color of my husband’s eyes in the moments before we met our baby boy.

Incidentally, I sang this in a Cabaret Master Class, round about 2008 or 2009 (maybe 2010), and did not do a great job with the song.  It’s not an easy song to sing solo.  It has lots of words and I’d not yet gotten a handle on how to approach it when I brought the song to the class.  The instruction and feedback I got about it was in most ways spot on.  But there is one thing that I still to this day do NOT agree with.  I’d set up the song, given my reason for singing it, with some trial patter that was a version of the story above.  I was told that the story I related had nothing to do with the song and was not a good reason for singing it.  Maybe I misunderstood what the Master Teacher was saying to me, but I really believe in my heart that the story above is a perfectly valid reason for singing the song and it is, in fact, MY principal reason for singing it, the thing which gave me the spark of recognition with the song and compelled me to want to learn it, absorb it and pass it along.  So in this, my reason for singing the song, I feel an authentic grasp on it, a spark of recognition that cannot be duplicated by anyone else, a reason to sing that is important…and mine.  And I claim it and proclaim it and thus will sing on for this very reason.

The other detail that flashes through my mind are my mother’s eyes.  My mom passed away in February of 2001.  She was a marvelous person.  She was hilarious and feisty and not your “every day” kind of person.  Her eyes were unusual, too, since one was green and the other was brown.  I always took it as a fact, did’t give it much thought.  But one doesn’t meet a person with different colored eyes every day.  This is why I made one eye green and the other eye brown for the cover of the CRAYOLA sing-along book.

It was great fun to sing the song with my friends Terri Allen, Lonny Smith and Justin Ritchie in our 2010 Capital Fringe Festival Show, RUN AWAY WITH ME CABARET.  We made a great group number out of the song and it was so fun to sing it in the show.

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CRAYOLA DOESN’T MAKE A COLOR FOR YOUR EYES video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EELEjeYzfjM

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Kristin Andreassen sings the song (with patty-cake) live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi6X-Q_Ki8I

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Live performance with a whistle solo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Exw7QAqP9Q

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Kristin Andreassen website (you can find sheet music for CRAYOLA on the MUSIC page)
http://kristinandreassen.com/music/

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You can listen to the recording of CRAYOLA on Kristin Andreassen’s MySpace page (Track 2, Crayola):
https://myspace.com/kristinandreassen

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CRAYOLA DOESN’T MAKE A COLOR FOR YOUR EYES won the 2007 John Lennon Songwriting Award for Best Children’s Song.

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Write Up about the song on Zooglobble.com
http://www.zooglobble.com/blog/2008/4/9/listen-to-this-crayola-doesnt-make-a-color-for-your-eyes-kri.html

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Related Posts

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Limberjack Rhythm Instrument (Song Ideas)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/limberjack-rhythm-instrument/

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A Limerick in Memory of My Mom Carole Jean Geisler Everson
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/a-limerick-in-memory-of-my-mom-carole-jean-geisler-everson/

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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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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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MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES
Get Movin’!  MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/get-movin-movements-finger-plays-and-dances-in-singable-picture-books/

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RUN AWAY WITH ME CABARET
http://runawaywithmecabaret.wordpress.com/

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VALENTINE’S DAY
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this collection of Singable Picture Books which express one person’s love for another.

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/singable-picture-books-celebrating-love-for-valentines-day/

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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

You might remember that Willy Wonka said,
“We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
The candy maker borrowed that from Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s poem, “Ode.”

It is true!  We ARE the music makers and we ARE the dreamers of dreams.  There is wonderful magic in music.  It is very exciting to share that magic (and watch it being made) when we sing together in the classrooms!

I visited the classrooms of Miss Robin (Pre. K), Ms. Harris (K), Ms. George (1), Ms. Resutek (1), Ms. Hissong (1), Ms. Sackett (1), Mr. Koppelman (2), Mr. Grasso (3), Ms. Coffman (3), Ms. Strickland (3) at Tuckahoe Elementary School and Timber Lane Elementary School.

A little bit of magic happened in Ms. Harris’ class.  We sang The Bird Lullaby in her class this week and when I was packing up an adorable little fella came up to me and said, “Mrs. G, will you please tell me about that bird song?  Because I am a scientist and I study birds.”

We sang a selection of songs from the following list (in mostly alpha order) in each class:

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ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE
AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tun
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE

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

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ABCs by ELEG for SBWE

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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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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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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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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COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe
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 book sbwe cover only

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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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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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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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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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 book sbwe cover only
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 childcraft tasha tudor - Copy
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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hush little baby (from talking like the rain) - Copy
Hush, Little Baby
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
From Talking Like the Rain (a First Book of Poems)

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

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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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octopus's garden starr cort
Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up by ELEG for SBWE
Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up Song Sheet avec Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Tune of Twinkle Little Star
Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Adapted from Ah vous dirais-je Maman
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up by ELEG for SBWE

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

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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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scintillate scintillate globule vivific by ELEG for SBWE
SCINTILLATE, SCINTILLATE ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
scintillate scintillate globule vivific by ELEG for SBWE

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Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE
Simple Gifts Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Guitar Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE

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sing raposo lichtenheld 2
Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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smart about the fifty states
Smart About the Fifty States (a Class Report)
Written and Illustrated by John Buller, Susan Schade, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Joan Holub, True Kennedy and Dana Regan
Not singable, but this book makes a terrific compliment to the song Fifty Nifty States

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smokey the bear song 1 - smaller
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 song 2 - smaller
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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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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swing, the (from talking like the rain) - Copy
The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
From Talking Like the Rain (a First Book of Poems)

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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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We sang various selections of illustrated singable poetry from:
talking like the rain, kennedy, dyer
Talking Like the Rain (a First Book of Poems)
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Selected by X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy
Illustrated by Jane Dyer

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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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time to rise - Copy
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

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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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old man beard (from talking like the rain) - Copy
There Was an Old Man with a Beard

Limerick by Edward Lear
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
From Talking Like the Rain (a First Book of Poems)
Sing the limerick tune with Emily, here:

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

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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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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE
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 (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe

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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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who has seen the wind (from talking like the rain) - Copy
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
From Talking Like the Rain (a First Book of Poems)
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
Musical Settings by Various Artists (Including Thomas Arne)
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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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
Words by Walt Whitman
Music by Various Artists
Pictures by Loren Long

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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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ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this Sing Along Card, click here:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

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

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Ms Anctil asked me to join them in a class sing-along.  My daughter Eloise had Ms. Anctil for Kindergarten and I still treasure Elois’s MY SONG AND POETRY NOTEBOOK that Ms. Anctil’s lucky students compiled throughout the year, and the lucky kids in her current class have just begun compiling theirs.

The page the children were working on was for a song called I AM SPECIAL to but sung to the tune of FRERE JACQUES.  Which is extra fun because any song set to the tune of FRERE JACQUES can be sun in a round, which is what I got to do with the class.

This is how it goes:

I AM SPECIAL
Sing to the tune of Frere Jacques

I am special,
I am special
If you look, you will see
Someone very special
Someone very special
It is me, it is me!!

This is an excellent example of using a song to spur emergent reading skills.  The words are easy to sing to the familiar tune and learn by listening, but then the child can match the words already known to the words seen printed on the page.

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Related Posts

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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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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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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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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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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THE SONGS WE SANG AT TUCKAHOE, CARLIN SPRINGS AND CLAREMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/the-many-marvelous-songs-we-sang-at-tuckahoe-claremont-and-carlin-springs-elementary-schools-in-arlington-va-in-the-2013-2014-school-year/

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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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ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Illustrated Singable Poems by Lewis Carrol in the ALICE books are found in the original books and in many volumes of illustrated poems for children
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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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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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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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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JACK NELSON AND STEVE ROLLINS
THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF STEVE NELSON AND JACK ROLLINS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-steve-nelson-and-jack-rollins/

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CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES

Most Robert Louis Stevenson’s book of poetry for children have been set to music
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/a-childs-garden-of-verses-singable-poems-by-robert-louis-stevenson/

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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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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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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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