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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/

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/

Using the same straight forward chords for TWINKLE LITTLE BAT didn’t seem quite right.  It’s a little creepy this song, since it is sung at the slightly creepy and off kilter Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.  I decided to change a few of the chords put it off center a little, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it’s fun to sing for being slightly uncomfortable.

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This post is an addendum to the post:
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT: A Singable Poem with Pictures and a Play on a Classic
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 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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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/

This is an addendum for:
A FAIRY WENT A-MARKETING, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/a-fairy-went-a-marketing-a-singable-picture-book-a-singable-poem/

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A cute, vintage, musical setting by Dame Clara Butt,

This I found on Pinterest.

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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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Related Posts

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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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Sing Me a Story, an organization uniting the creative talents of children in need and songwriters around the world

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/sing-me-a-story-an-organization-uniting-the-creative-talents-of-children-in-need-and-songwriters-around-the-world/

It is fun to sing the ABC Song backwards, the ZYXs, and finish it off with “Next time let’s all go to Texas.”  The kids (and adults) always laugh!

It’s fun to “Start at the very beginning” (or the very ending) and sing the ZYX’s at “Sing Books with Emily” gatherings.

Click the following link for the Sing Books with Emily “ZYX’s Sing-Along” Poster Card:

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ZYXs Next Time Let’s All Go to Texas, Song Sheet by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this card, click here:
zyx’s sbwe sing along card
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

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

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

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

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

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Sing Books with Emily:  The ZYXs


www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqgXi_aR-lo
Recorded and directed by Judy Simmons
Related Post:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/the-sing-books-with-emily-youtube-channel-and-video-series-today-lets-sing-the-zyxs/

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Addendum, March 2011

After a conversation with the wonderful teacher Ms. Antil about using the American Sign Language Alphabet to help kids learn their ABCs and using the hand signs as an interesting activity I made poster cards to help kids learn their American Sign Language Alphabet with ABC and ZYX poster cards:

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

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

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ZYXs for the Troop 2740 Girl Scout Songbook
ZYX w ALS GSSLyrics
ZYXs with American Sign Language Alphabet, a song for Girl Scouts Troop 2740
To view or print this page, click here:
ZYX w ALS GSSLyrics
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

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

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ZYXs WITH ASL ALPHABET SIGNS AND GUITAR CHORDS

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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I first heard Ralph Covert sing the ZYX’s on his album “Ralph’s World,” at the end of the ABC song, Track 14.

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Addendum: 4/30/2012

I think it’s fun to tell the kids that, “We’re going to start at the very ending…” and then after we sing the ZYXs, I say, “OK, now we’re going to sing the ZYXs backwards. Can anyone tell me what that is?” And someone will say, “The ABCs” and they’ll think that is funny. I love it every time!

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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

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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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ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/zyx-sing-along-card-with-asl-alphabet-and-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

The ABC Song (Alphabet Song) shares its tune with many other songs, the first of which I could find is Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman (a French nursery song for which Mozart wrote 12 variations, that many think was written for Twinkle Little Star, an easy mistake to make since the nursery tune is the same).  It is so much fun to explore this seemingly simple song and find oneself strolling down paths of history, music, art, language, and culture.

But, as Maria says, let’s start at the very beginning, with the ABCs:

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ABC Sing Along Card by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Card Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this card, click here:
ABC’s sbwe sing along card

Or join me at a Sing Books gathering and sing-along with my ABC book,

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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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Whole shelves of libraries and bookstores are devoted to ABC books, but here are a few of my favorites:

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ABCs
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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Alphabet Cut-Out Letters ABC (by Eeboo)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
What a fun way to sing your ABC with these beautifully illustrated, colorful, cut-out letters! 

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Charley Harper ABC
Art by Charley Harper
Published by AMMO Books

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ABC, National Museum of American History
By Florence Cassen Mayers
Illustrated with items from Washington, DC’s National Museum of American History

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ABC3D
By Marion Bataille

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Ed Emberley’s ABC
See photo spread and details of the book, here:
http://www.lab-curio.com/book/ed/ABC.html

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G is for One Gzonk (ABC Flash Cards)
Sing to the Tune of “ABC Song
Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi (AKA Tiny DiTerlooney)

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The Handmade Alphabet
Sing to the Tune of “ABC Song
Written and Illustrated by Laura Rankin

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Museum ABC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Illustrated with details of artwork from the collections of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

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My Own ABC Book
Sing to the Tune of ABC Song
Illustrated by Lois Lenski
Published by Platt & Munk (1922)

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The Utter Zoo
Sing to the Tune of ABC Song
Poem by Edward Gorey
Illustrated by Edward Gorey

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SING ALPHABET SONG WITH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

After a conversation with the wonderful teacher Ms. Anctil in March 2011 about using the American Sign Language Alphabet to help kids learn their ABCs and using the hand signs as an interesting activity I made poster cards to help kids learn their American Sign Language Alphabet with ABC poster cards:

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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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OTHER ILLUSTRATED SIGN LANGUAGE ALPHABETS

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ABCs: Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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Sign Language Alphabet Card
By Hammerpress Letterpress

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Alphabet Song wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabet_song

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I Love this Madrigal ABC, Vintage Sesame Street.  Maybe a new tune to learn for singing the letters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDDFh7Un3Ps

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Madrigal ABCs, a Singable Picture Book Video (and possible alternate tune)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/madrigal-abcs-a-singable-picture-book-video-and-possible-alternate-tune/

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Addendum 9/12/2012
ABC SONG FOREVER

We sang the ABCs and ZYXs in Ms. Everett’s Kindergarten class this past week and afterwards a little boy raised his hand and said “Can I teach you how to sing the ABC Song forever?”  I said “Of Course!”  and he sang,

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Now I know my A B

C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Now I know my A B

(And on and on)

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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
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/

The rhyme “Baa, Baa Black Sheep” is a standard in most Mother Goose anthologies.  The rhyme, first published in the mid-1700’s, was written as  a complaint about the poor (as in the poor boy who lives down the lane) oppressed at the hands of the rich (giving up his wool to the king, the master, the dame).

You might have noticed that it uses the same tune as a number of other familiar songs:
MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE
Twinkle, ABC, Baa are only 3 of the many songs that use the same familiar tune
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

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

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Sing Books with Emily: Baa Baa Blacksheep


www.youtube.com/watch?v=d79HcTlpAgw
Recorded and directed by Judy Simmons
Related Post:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-sing-books-with-emily-youtube-channel-and-video-series-today-lets-sing-baa-baa-blacksheep/

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Baa Baa Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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Moo, Moo, Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk?
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of BAA BAA BLACKSHEEP)
Words Adapted by Phillis Gershatoe
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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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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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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GISELLE POTTER
The Singable Picture Books of Giselle Potter
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/giselle-potter-spbs/

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IZA TRAPANI
The Singable Picture Books of Iza Trapani
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/the-singable-picture-books-of-iza-trapani/

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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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/

I couldn’t find a translation that rhymed for Ah vous dirai-je Maman, the French nursery song from which time has extracted the tune for TWINKLE LITTLE STAR , so I made up my own and called it OH MOTHER DEAR PLEASE LISTEN UP!

It’s not an exact translation, but I think it captures the spirit.  Then I wanted to play it on the guitar, thus the song sheet with guitar chords adapted from TWINKLE LITTLE STAR:

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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
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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All about the French Nursery song AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN, HERE:
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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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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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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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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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/

I was searching around and serendipitous found lots of great stuff about TWINKLE LITTLE STAR.

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

This info has been added to:
TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, THE SONG, THE LIST
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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SOME HISTORICAL INFO ABOUT TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

The tune seems first to have been seen in print in 1770′s France, for singing a poem or nursery rhyme, “Ah vous dirai-je maman,” which translates to “Mom, I have something to tell you.”

TWINKLE ranks with the many wonderful old compositions that we use to suit our needs and musical desires (like the wish to sing a particular poem), among them the tunes we know as Greensleeves and the one used to sing Yankee Doodle.

Mozart famously wrote variations on this (Twinkle Twinkle Star/Twinkle Little Bat/Baa Blacksheep/Ah vous dirai-je maman/ABC/ZYX) tune.

Hear Mozart’s variations on Ah vous dirai-je maman here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeqSy1Av4lA

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GUITAR CHORDS TO PLAY TWINKLE LITTLE STAR IN MY FAVORITE KEY OF D MAJ.

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Music with guitar chords in my favorite key of D maj.
http://www.classicsforkids.com/teachers/lessonplans/pdfs/mozart/Twinkle%20in%20D/Twinkle_DMajorandChords.mus.pdf

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Interesting facts about this tune, here (including solfege):
http://www.fact-index.com/t/tw/twinkle_twinkle_little_star.html

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A FUNNY, SCINTILLATING, CONFOUNDING OBFUSCATION
It was fun to find this online and decipher the obfuscation.  It might 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 incandescense
Then you illumine the regions supernal
Scintillate, scintillate semper nocturnal.

The traveller on lustreless perigrination
Gratefully hails your minute coruscation
He could not determine his journey’s direction
But for your bright scintillitating protection.

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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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