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Since there are many to choose from, my favorite IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT Singable Picture Book is published by Barefoot Books, Adapted by Anna McQuinn and Illustrated by Sophie Fatus.

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If You’re Happy and You Know It

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Anna McQuinn
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes with a CD, printed music and pages of interesting facts)
Published by Barefoot Books 

This book comes with a nicely produced and arranged vocal and instrumental track.  My only bugaboo with it is that the interlude between verses is not always consistent.  You’ll need to learn the vocal and where the interludes are more or less time before you can sing along with the instrumental.  The interlude after verse 1, 2, 3 is 4-counts.  The interlude after verse 4 is 8-counts. The interlude after verse 5, 6, 7 is 4-counts.  The interlude after verse 8 is 8-counts.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Anna McQuinn
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Barefoot Books Arrangement ends with a postlude rainbow of HELLO call and repeats in different languages:

Say:
Hello
Konnichiwa (Japanese)
Bonjour (French)
Privyet (Russian)
Ni Hao (Mandarin Chinese)
Kalimera (Greek)
Jambo (Swahili)
Hao (??)
Guten Tag (German)
Namaste (Sanskrit, spoken in India and Nepal)
Selam (Turkish)
Buongiorno (Italian)
Hola (Spanish)
Vaanga (??)

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Other Sweet Illustrations of IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT:

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If You’re Happy and You Know It (Sing-Along Storybook)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell

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If You’re Happy and You Know It (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Cyd Moore

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IIf You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands (a Pop-Up Book)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by David A. Carter

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Delightful Adaptations

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If You’re Hoppy
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by April Pulley Sayre
Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
ISBN 987-0-06-156634-9

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If You’re Happy and You Know It, Jungle Edition

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by James Warhola
Illustrations by James Warhola

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The Song Featured in Collections

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If You’re Happy and You Know it (Eighteen Story Songs Set to Pictures by Nicki Weiss)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Nicki Weiss

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MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES (ACTION SONGS)
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/

I grew up listening to this song at Christmastime, especially as sung by Johnny Mathis.  For Sing Books purposes, it’s a Winter Song and we can sing it well into each New Year,and nobody has to be of any particular religious persuasion to sing-along.  It is a delightful and engaging song.

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Winter Wonderland (Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?)

Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
1992, ISBN 0-0439-13657-1

This book is so teeny-tiny.  Just 5.5 inches square, and only published in a little paper booklet.  The pictures are beautifully painted.  Whey they didn’t choose to make a full size, hardcover version of this, I do not know.  The format is disappointing, though the rendering is not.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPrINX6KcoM
As soon as this intro plays, I’m transported back to my Indiana home, in the house where I grew up.  Relatives are about to arrive on Christmas Eve.  A fire is in the fireplace and the scent of the Christmas tree, wassail (which my dad is making in the Crock Pot) and my mom’s perfume (Chanel No. 5) are in the air.   This song (and the rest of this album) are playing off of a reel to reel tape player.  Excitement, magic, warmth and love are in the air.  I can feel it like it all happened yesterday.

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Winter Wonderland wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Wonderland

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I don’t exactly understand what this is, but a shimmeringly illustrated webpage with the lyrics to this song:
http://www.ezgeta.com/winter.html

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WINTER WONDERLAND
Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He’ll say, “Are you married”
We’ll say, “No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town.”

Later on, we’ll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we’ve made
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down.

When it snows, It’s so thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland.

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

 

This post is an addendum to the post
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/frosty-the-snowman-a-singable-picture-book/

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I had the idea to bring FROSTY THE SNOWMAN for the sing along at our Girl Scout meeting today, so updated the sheet I’d already made for the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR so it could be used for any purpose, including the GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK WITH MRS. G AND FRIENDS.

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Frosty the Snowman for SBWE
Frosty the Snowman Song Sheet
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Page Coordinated by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
Frosty the Snowman for SBWE

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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK WITH MRS. G AND FRIENDS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/girl-scout-songbook-w-mrs-g-friends/

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FROSTY THE SNOWMAN: A SING-ALONG UPDATE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/frosty-the-snowman-a-sing-along-update/

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HOLIDAY SONGS FOR EVERYBODY (Part 1)
This is a list of songs has the holiday spirit, but doesn’t mention any particular religion.  Themes celebrated include gratitude, love and joy.
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/sbwe-singable-picture-book-set-holiday-songs-for-everybody-part-1/

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-a-singable-picture-book/

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS 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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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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SBWE Singable Advent Calendar: Frosty the Snowman
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/sbwe-singable-advent-calendar-frosty-the-snowman/

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A NEW FROSTY THE SNOWMAN:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/a-new-frosty-the-snowman-for-the-collection-when-the-heat-hits-a-welcome-reminder-of-fun-on-a-cold-day/

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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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My daughter was reading a book of short stories and one of them was about a daughter of the Mad Hatter.  One of the other characters in the story was said to be singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Shrew,” though the author did not offer the lyrics.  Having studied, sung, adapted and performed a full collection of songs based on the Twinkle Tune, and being smitten with it, I took it as a sign to write a new verse:

TWINKLE LITTLE SHREW
Words Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Play as a Waltz

Twinkle twinkle little shrew
How I wonder what you do
When you sit in the tea pot
I wonder if it isn’t hot
Twinkle twinkle little shrew
How I wonder what you do

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twinkle little shrew sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
TWINKLE LITTLE SHREW
Words Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Play as a Waltz
twinkle little shrew sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE

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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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Marsupial Sue
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis
(This book includes a vocal and instrumental track on a sing-along CD as well as a printed music…GREAT!!)

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Someone made a video of the book with the music:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOQCwuY213Y

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Publisher Simon & Schuster’s webpage for this illustrated song:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Marsupial-Sue/John-Lithgow/9781416996149

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Marsupial Sue
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott

Marsupial Sue
A young kangaroo
Hated the hopping that kangaroos do
It rattled her brain
AND gave her migraine
A backache, sideache, tummyache, too.

One morning in May
Sue wandered away
Leaving her relatives grazing on hay
What did she see
Way up in a tree
Koalas, gaily at play.

And suddenly Sue was convinced she had found
A way to escape all that bouncing around
She climbed to the top
She heard a loud POP
And howling in pain fell again to the ground.

Marsupial Sue
A lesson or two
Be happy with who you are
Don’t ever stray too far from you
Get rid of that frown
And waltz up and down
Beneath a marsupial star
If you’re a kangaroo through and through
Just do what kangaroos do.

With summer at hand
The weather was grand
So Sue stole away from her kangaroo band
Combing the shore
She heard someone snore
A platypus asleep in the sand
“How cozy!” she said
Completely misled
Ignoring the probable trouble ahead.
“How perfect for me!
A life by the sea!
All snug in a watery bed!”
So she flopped in the mud with a thud and a shout
She swallowed a scallop, a shrimp and a trout
By quarter to two
The poor kangaroo
Had typhoid, pneumonia, colic and gout.

Marsupial Sue
A lesson or two
Be happy with who you are
Don’t ever stray too far from you
Get rid of that frown
And waltz up and down
Beneath a marsupial star
If you’re a kangaroo through and through
Just do what kangaroos do.

That autumn once more
Sue got to explore
A creature she’d never laid eyes on before
A version of her
In miniature
A wallaby, with cousins galore

Before very long
Sue joined in the throng
Flouncing and jouncing and bouncing along
Happy and free
She shouted with glee
“At last, I’m where I belong!”
Then she looked at the wallaby, sprightly and small
Exactly like her only not quite so tall
She widened her eyes
And cried with surprise
“A kangaroo’s life’s not so bad after all!”

Marsupial Sue
No longer so blue:
You’re happy with who you are.
You’ll never stray too far from you.
You’re rid of that frown
So waltz up and down
Beneath a marsupial star
You are a kangaroo through and through
So do what kangaroos do.

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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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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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GOOD ADVICE
A list of Illustrated Songs that convey really good ideas and great advice.
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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GSSB Make a Friend
MAKE A FRIEND (a Song for the Girl Scout Songbook with Mrs. G and Friends)
Words and Music by Robert E. (Buffalo Bob) Smith and Edward G. Kean
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
GSSB Make a Friend

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A YouTube so Girl Scouts can sing-along:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5xi0Qijx64

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MAKE A FRIEND
Words and Music by Robert E. (Buffalo Bob) Smith and Edward G. Kean

You can make a lot of money
Make a cake as sweet as honey
Make a list of things for Santa Claus to send
But no matter how long it may take
The greatest thing you’ll ever make is a friend

You can make your team a winner
You can make a pizza dinner
So delish you wish the meal would never end
But no matter how long it may take
The greatest thing you’ll ever make is a friend

And when things don’t go the way you planned
And your trouble mounts
If you have a friend at hand
That is all that counts

You can make a coc’late sundae
Big enough to last ’til Monday
But remember what’s important in the end:
That no matter how long it may take
The greatest thing you’ll ever make is a friend

And when things don’t go the way you planned
And your trouble mounts
If you have a friend at hand
That is all that counts

You can make a coc’late sundae
Big enough to last ’til Monday
But remember what’s important in the end:
That no matter how long it may take
The greatest thing you’ll ever make is a friend

Hi, friend!

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Sheet music and a CD with vocal and instrumental tracks for MAKE A FRIEND are featured in:

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Buffalo Bob’s Kids are Kids Songbook
Words and Music by Robert E. (Buffalo Bob) Smith and Edward G. Kean
ISBN 978-0897247535

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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK (w Mrs. G & Friends)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/girl-scout-songbook-w-mrs-g-friends/

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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK (Song Sheets Collected and Marked for Troop 2740)
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/girl-scouts-songs-troop-2740/

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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK W MRS. G & FRIENDS ON PINTEREST
http://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/girl-scout-songbook-w-mrs-g-friends-troop-2863/

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GOOD ADVICE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

Believe it or not, this JEWEL of a comedy/novelty song was written by the same two guys that brought us OVER THE RAINBOW, and another song I first learned on THE MUPPET SHOW RECORD:

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LYDIA THE TATTOED LADY 4SBWE cover only
Lydia the Tattooed Lady
Words by Yip Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen

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LYDIA THE TATTOED LADY 4SBWE dressed

Lydia the Tattooed Lady
Words by Yip Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen

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It’s true, you CAN learn a lot from LYDIA

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LYDIA THE TATTOOED LADY wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_the_Tattooed_Lady

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LYDIA THE TATTOOED LADY Muppet wiki
http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lydia,_the_Tattooed_Lady

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BATTLE OF WATERLOO wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo

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NAPOLEON CROSSING THE ALPS
1801 painting by Jacques-Louis David wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_Crossing_the_Alps

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WRECK OF THE HESPERUS
Poem by Henry Wadworth Longfellow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wreck_of_the_Hesperus

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SLOOP (detail)
By Robert Moak
http://www.wheelerfolk.org/sloop/s_photos/album.htm

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KANKAKEE, IL wiki:
http://www.citykankakee-il.gov/

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PARIS, FRANCE wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris

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WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE
1851 painting by Emanuel Leutze
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/11417

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ANDREW JACKSON wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson

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ANDREW JACKSON AND THE WAR OF 1812, BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Orleans

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Kermit sings LYDIA THE TATTOOED LADY

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHXZA_5XMJ4

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Groucho sings LYDIA THE TATTOOED LADY

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4zRe_wvJw8

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LYDIA THE TATTOOED LADY
Music by Harold Arlen
Words by E. Y. “Yip” Harburg
Written for the 1939 Marx Brothers film At the Circus
Originally Performed by Groucho Marx
These lyrics as sung by Kermit the Frog

Lydia O Lydia say have you met Lydia
Lydia, the tattooed lady
She has eyes that folks adore so
And a torso even more so

Lydia O Lydia that encyclopedia
Lydia the Queen of tattoo
On her back is the Battle of Waterloo
Beside it the Wreck of the Hesperus too
And proudly above the waves
The Red, White and Blue
You can learn a lot from Lydia

She can give you a view of the world
In tattoo if you step up and tell her where
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree
Or Washington crossing the Delaware

Lydia O Lydia, say have you met Lydia
Lydia, the tattooed lady
When her muscles start relaxin’
Up the hill comes Andrew Jackson
Lydia O Lydia that encyclopedia
Lydia, the champ of them all
She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat
And now the old boy’s in command of the fleet
You can learn a lot from Lydia

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LYDIA THE TATTOOED LADY is featured on THE MUPPET SHOW RECORD


Info about The Muppet Show album, here:
http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppet_Show_(album)

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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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PINTEREST
SINGABLE ART ON PINTEREST
this list on Pinterest displays images of Singable Art, works of art that are about songs, support a song, or the subject of a song:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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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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MUPPETS
ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF THE MUPPETS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/illustrated-songs-of-the-muppets/


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