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I saw this quote attributed to Arthur Miller, folks posting inspirational thoughts.

I’m inspired by it, definitely.  But I can’t find online where the quote can be definitively attributed to Arthur Miller, like in a magazine article or as a sentence from something he wrote.

Nonetheless, I like the thought.  It’s about the immortality of the actor, but I think it is true, too, of singers of songs (crafting and acting the songs, too),

There is a certain immortality involved in theater, not created by monuments and books, but through the knowledge an actor keeps to his dying day that on a certain afternoon, in an empty and dusty theater, he cast a shadow of a being that was not himself, but the distillation of all he had ever observed; all the unsingable heartsong that the ordinary man may feel but never utter, he gave voice to. And by that he somehow joins the ages.

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Relates Posts

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INFO AND THINKING ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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

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

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

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

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Terri Allen’s Online Presence

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

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

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Terri Allen’s Videos for the 2010 United States Census

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

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

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

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DC Cabaret Network

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

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

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

In Memory of Terri Allen

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

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

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

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

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Terri and I performed in many shows together, including:

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

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

July & August 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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Related Posts

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

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Addendum 8/21/21014

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

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

Some things I learned from the video:

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

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

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

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Related Posts

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

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

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

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

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

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FLAG DAY, JUNE 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’ve been working to create song sheets for each of the songs that use the most familiar twinkly tune and assembled links to each on in a single post to serve like a catalog:
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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This post is an addendum to the post:
ZYXs an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/zyxs-an-illustrated-song/

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This song sheet for the ZYXs has a lot going for it, embodying much history and information.  It’s fun to explore something seemingly simple which opens many doors!

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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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Related Posts

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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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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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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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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SONG/BOOK SETS

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY VIDEO SERIES

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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LULLABIES: ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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5 Songs, 1 Tune: a Set of Illustrated Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/sbwe-singable-picture-book-set-5-songs-1-tune/

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ABCs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/abcs-an-illustrated-song/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ah-vous-dirais-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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Baa Baa Blacksheep, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/baa-baa-blacksheep-an-illustrated-song/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-a-singable-translation-and-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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Scintillate Globule Vivific, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/scintillate-scintillate-globule-vivific-an-illustrated-song-sheet/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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ZYXs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/zyxs-an-illustrated-song/

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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/

2014 08 14 garden by epg 4 GOODBYE SUMMER 2

I wrote a poem (using my very best handwriting) at the beginning of second grade.
My mom framed it and put it up in my room and I still have it (thanks mom),

Goodbye, summer.
I had fun with you.
The sun was always shining,
And the sky was always blue.
Goodbye, summer.

That would have been 1976.  

It took me 38 years to write this teeny-tiny song, but it sure felt sweet to find this little tune today.

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Random Thoughts:

  • One of my cabaret mentors is Lena Koutrakos.  Ms. Koutrakos wrote a song with the lyric, “I don’t need nothin’ that ain’t already mine.”  What a marvelous thing say, recognizing that we have, right within us, everything we need.  With this in mind, I was thinking about making an illustrated song sheet for GOODBYE SUMMER and started to plan the clip art and what it would look like when I glanced over and saw a beautiful picture my daughter had painted…it was exactly what I wanted and captures the song perfectly…I already had exactly what I needed.
  • When I think of this song, two people come to mind, my mom and my second grade teacher Mrs. Barnett.  Mrs. Barnett had the class write poems when we got to school that year.  I’m still amazed at my 2nd grade handwriting, which is much better than what I scrawl out these days!  My mom liked the printing and the poem so much that she had the sheet framed and it always hung in my room.

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GARDEN by Eloise Gleichenhaus
Eloise made his picture and poem to go with it as a gift to me for 2014 Mother’s Day. What a marvelous present!

2014 08 14 garden by epg 4 GOODBYE SUMMER 2

Garden, by Eloise Gleichenhaus, 2014

Garden
By Eloise Gleichenhaus

In my garden bright,
a pretty lily I sight,
pink yellow and white.

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goodbye summer by eleg 4 sbwe
Goodbye, Summer Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words and Music by 
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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Related Posts

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SUMMER CELEBRATION
Songs for Summer, a List of Summery Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/songs-for-summer-and-goodbye-summer/

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

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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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PROJECT PUT: PICK UP TRASH (and put it where it belongs in the recycle or designated trash receptacle)
http://projectput.wordpress.com/

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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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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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A FUNNY, SCINTILLATING, CONFOUNDING OBFUSCATION
It was fun to find this online and decipher the obfuscation of the famous TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

Read the original TWINKLE poem (first published in 1806 by Jane Taylor) on the Poetry Foundation website:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171955

It will be fun to sing, too!

SCINTILLATE SCINTILLATE GLOBULE VIVIFIC
Obfuscation of Traditional Words and Tune

Scintillate, scintillate, globule vivific
Fain would I fathom thy nature specific
Loftily poised in the ether capacious
Strongly resembling a gem carbonaceous!

When torrid Phoebus removeth his presence
Ceasing to lamp us with fierce incandescence
Then you illumine the regions supernal
Scintillate, scintillate semper nocturnal.

The traveler on lusterless peregrination
Gratefully hails your minute coruscation
He could not determine his journey’s direction
But for your bright scintillating protection.

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Google Searches for Vocabulary Definitions

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OBFUSCATE
Verb, render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. To deliberately make something confusing.

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SCINTILLATE
Verb, to emit flashes of light; sparkle.

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GLOBULE
Noun, a small round particle of a substance; a drop.

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VIVIFIC
Adjective, imparting spirit or vivacity

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FAIN
Adverb, with pleasure; gladly.

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FATHOM
Verb, understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought.

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LOFTILY
Adjective, extending high in the air.

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POISED
Adjective, having a composed and self-assured manner, or having a graceful and elegant bearing.

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ETHER
Noun, literary meaning: the clear sky; the upper regions of air beyond the clouds.

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CAPACIOUS
Adjective, having a lot of space, roomy.

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CARBONACEOUS
Adjective, (chiefly of rocks or sediments) consisting of or containing carbon or its compounds (ie, “like a diamond”).

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TORRID

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PHOEBUS

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INCANDESCENCE

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SUPERNAL

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SEMPER

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LUSTERLESS

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PEREGRINATION

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CORUSCATION

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This (and slightly altered versions) are found line, here is a reference:
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1943JRASC..37..294C
(Pages 294 and 295)

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Interesting info about the parody, here:
http://quezi.com/4889

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The page from HOUSEHOLD WORDS, p. 280, dated 1883, Edited by Charles Dickens, which contains the TWINKLE STAR obfuscation:
http://books.google.com/books?id=6zQ-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA280&lpg=PA280&dq=household+words,+dickens,+scintillate&source=bl&ots=ThrqXyKxTo&sig=uDsViNQw4n0TcD1SrTArdrRSvG0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4wDlU4zNAZCdygS714KIDg&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=scintillate&f=false

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Related Posts

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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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SING ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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SONG/BOOK SETS

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY VIDEO SERIES

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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LULLABIES: ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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5 Songs, 1 Tune: a Set of Illustrated Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/sbwe-singable-picture-book-set-5-songs-1-tune/

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ABCs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/abcs-an-illustrated-song/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ah-vous-dirais-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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Baa Baa Blacksheep, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/baa-baa-blacksheep-an-illustrated-song/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-a-singable-translation-and-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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Scintillate Globule Vivific, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/scintillate-scintillate-globule-vivific-an-illustrated-song-sheet/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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ZYXs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/zyxs-an-illustrated-song/

Ah vous dirais-je Maman 3

Ah vous dirai-je Maman is the French nursery song from which time has extracted the tune for TWINKLE LITTLE STAR.

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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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TEXT OF THE FRENCH NURSERY SONG A VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN

Ah ! vous dirai-je, Maman
Ce qui cause mon tourment
Papa veut que je raisonne
Comme une grande personne
Moi je dis que les bonbons
Valent mieux que la raison.

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An Translation to English from:
http://www.fact-index.com/t/tw/twinkle_twinkle_little_star.html
Ah! I would tell you, Mom
what causes my torment
Papa wants me to reason
Like an adult
Me, I say that candy
Is worth more than reason

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EMILY’S ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Since I could not find a translation that rhymed, I made one up myself:

OH MOTHER DEAR PLEASE LISTEN UP
Sing to the Tune of Twinkle Little Star
Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Adapted from Ah vous dirai-je Maman
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

Oh Mother dear please listen up
I’ll tell you what just drives me nuts
Dad says grown ups know what’s best
But adults make the world a mess
Ms. Antoinette, she had it right
Let’s all eat cake and say goodnight.

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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 dirai-je Maman
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Hear the song en Francais:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTP4F2xV4WE

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A grown up sings French song with Mozart wig:

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

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Some great images of this song in illustrated music books for French children:

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/taffeta/2702661306/

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http://www.royalacademyprints.com/image/781900/louis-maurice-boutet-de-monvel-petit-ah-vous-dirai-je-maman-from-vieilles-chansons-pour-les-petits-enfants-avec-accompagnements-de-ch-m-widor-1884

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http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,244135485,var,ANCIENNE-IMAGE-CHROMO-PUB-CHOCOLAT-DELESPAUL-HAVEZ-RARE-ILLUSTRATION-CHANSON-PARTION-AH-VOUS-DIRAI-JE-MAMAN,language,F.html

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http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,195185124,var,1–alcool-de-menthe-RIICQLES—-illustration-Gerbault——ah-vous-dirai-je-maman,language,F.html

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I was listening to Leonard Bernstein’s recording for The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns and love that Bernstein points out that Saint-Saëns writes a musical allusion to this nursery rhyme into the The Carnival of the Animals section on FOSSILS.

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Listen for Ah vous dirai-je Maman in Saint-Saëns’ FOSSILS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TSkIG9lFvY

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Carnival of the Animals wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carnival_of_the_Animals

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Related Posts

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CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
Carnival of the Animals (not necessarily singable, but with music, pictures, and poems)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/carnival-of-the-animals-not-really-singable-but-with-music-pictures-and-poems/

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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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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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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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SONG/BOOK SETS

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY VIDEO SERIES

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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LULLABIES: ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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5 Songs, 1 Tune: a Set of Illustrated Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/sbwe-singable-picture-book-set-5-songs-1-tune/

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ABCs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/abcs-an-illustrated-song/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ah-vous-dirais-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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Baa Baa Blacksheep, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/baa-baa-blacksheep-an-illustrated-song/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-a-singable-translation-and-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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Scintillate Globule Vivific, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/scintillate-scintillate-globule-vivific-an-illustrated-song-sheet/

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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
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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ZYXs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/zyxs-an-illustrated-song/


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