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Ken Burns was on MEET THE PRESS on Sunday, 4/13/2014 talking about THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS and his new documentary about THE ADDRESS and he’s got wonderful things to say:
http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/meet-the-press/ken-burns-new-documentary-on-the-address-225272387839

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There is also this, by Ken Burns, about THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS in his series THE CIVIL WAR

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCXUbQ4JjXI

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The Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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OUR ABE LINCOLN, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/our-abe-lincoln-a-singable-book/

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

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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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WHO IS ON THE UNTIED STATES MONEY SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/who-is-on-the-united-states-money-song-a-singable-picture-book/

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PRESIDENT’S NAME SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/the-presidents-name-song-a-singable-picture-book/

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SINGABLE HIKE FOR GIRL SCOUTS 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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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Abraham Lincoln in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/abraham-lincoln-in-singable-picture-books/

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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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Additions to THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, an Illustrated Song and One of America’s Greatest Speeches
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/additions-to-the-gettysburg-address-an-illustrated-song-and-one-of-americas-greatest-speeches/

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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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The Art and Craft of Singing a Song: Tell Me a Story! Sing Me a Song!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/the-art-and-craft-of-singing-a-song-tell-me-a-story-sing-me-a-song/

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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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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/the-gettysburg-address-a-great-speech-and-a-singable-picture-book/

SINGABLE HIKE PROGRAM
(Details below)

  1. Visit Smithsonian Museum of American History. Explore the flag exhibit and learn the story of the flag and the song.
  2. Sing THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER  (need permission to sing indoors)
  3. Hike to the Lincoln Memorial
  4. Arrive at  Lincoln Memorial, explore and read THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS inscribed on interior wall
  5. Sing THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS (permit  required to sing on the steps)

1: Explore The Star Spangled Banner exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History
Arrive at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Explore the flag exhibit and learn the story of the flag and the song.  An atmosphere of quite respect is maintained inside the exhibit.  You will see artifacts from the War of 1812. You will see the actual flag the original poem was written about, how it was made and who kept it after the battle was over.

2: Sing THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER  (need permission to sing indoors)
Stand outside of the exhibit and look at THE ABSTRACT FLAG and sing THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER in your head if you have not obtained permission to sing the song out loud.  You will need permission to sing out loud inside the museum.  As an alternative, you might exit the building and sing the song while standing outside the museum.

3: Hike to the Lincoln Memorial
The hike from the Smithsonian Museum of American History  to the Lincoln Memorial is about 1 mile.  Leave the museum through the doors on the  National Mall side of the building.  Walk up the paths down the center of the National Mall.  You will pass the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial and the Reflecting Pool.  Look straight ahead and you will see the  Lincoln Memorial.

4: Arrive at  Lincoln Memorial, explore and read THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS inscribed on interior wall
It is an awesome experience to walk up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and look into the interior of the memorial to see the huge marble sculpture of our great president.  I love to see his hands, one that looks very much to me like it is making the ASL sign for A while the other hand makes what looks like the ASL sign for L.  While facing the President Lincoln, look to your left.  The Gettysburg Address is engraved on the wall.  Sing or read it in your head, always being respectful of those around you.

5: Sing THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS (permit required to sing on steps)
Sing THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS.  You will need to obtain permission from the National Park Service to sing on the steps of the memorial (but never inside where an atmosphere of quiet respect is maintained).  You might like to walk down the steps stand by the Reflecting Pool and look up at the memorial to sing the song.

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As part of the SINGABLE HIKE in Washington, DC, on march 16, 2014, the families of Girl Scout Troop 2740 visited the Smithsonian Museum of American History flag exhibit and then had permission to sing THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.  It was wonderful and inspiring experience!

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Girl Scout Troop 2740 Families sing THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER at the Smithsonian Museum of American History on March 16, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyyjS4sKI8c

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The Gettysburg Address engraved on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial on 3/16/2014 as seen by the girls of Troop 2740 during the Singable Hike.
Gburg Adr @ Linc Mem 2014 03 16

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THE DEFENSE OF FORT MCHENRY (WHICH BECAME THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER), A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
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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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/the-gettysburg-address-a-great-speech-and-a-singable-picture-book/

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

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Abraham Lincoln in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/abraham-lincoln-in-singable-picture-books/

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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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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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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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ACTIVITIES:  SINGABLE ACTIVITIES
This is a list of activities that parents, caregivers and educators can use to find fun way to incorporate Illustrated Songs and Music into their everyday lives and classroom curriculum
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/singable-activities/

I accidentally pushed the WordPress PUBLISH button when I wasn’t quite ready.

But have decided not to UNpublish this clearly half-baked post.

The plan is, as is the plan, really, with every post in this blog, to keep adding to it as info, ideas and inspiration arise.

What’s fer sher is that this is a delightful song and kids would LOVE it…and get a little geography lesson too boot.

I’m going to find a way to make a book for this deeeeeeelightful song.

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As sung by the Glenn Miller Band

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I’VE GOT A GAL IN KALAMAZOO wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(I’ve_Got_a_Gal_In)_Kalamazoo

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I’VE GOT A GAL IN KALAMAZOO
Words and Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren 

Hi there Tex, how’s your new romance?
The one you met at the campus dance.

Wait until you see her you’ll agree,
My hometown gal’s the only one for me.

A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H I got a gal in Kalamazoo,
Don’t wanna boast,
But I know she’s the toast
Of Kalamazoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo.

Years have gone by, my, my, how she grew,
I liked her looks
When I carried her books
In Kalamazoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo.

I’m gonna send a wire,
Hoppin’ on a flyer,
Leavin’ today;
Am I dreamin’?
I can hear her screamin’,
“Hiya, Mister Jackson” ev’rything’s O-K-A-L-A-M-A-Z-O

Oh, what a gal, a real pipperoo;
I’ll make my bid
For that freckle-faced kid,
I’m hurryin’ to.
I’m goin’ to Michigan to see the sweetest gal in Kalamazoo.

A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H I got a gal in Kalamazoo,
Don’t wanna boast,
But I know she’s the toast
Of Kalamazoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo.

Years have gone by, my, my, how she grew,
I liked her looks
When I carried her books
In Kalamazoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo.

I’m gonna send a wire,
Hoppin’ on a flyer,
Leavin’ today;
Am I dreamin’?
I can hear her screamin’,
“Hiya, Mister Jackson” ev’rything’s O-K-A-L-A-M-A-Z-O

Oh, what a gal, a real pipperoo;
I’ll make my bid
For that freckle-faced kid,
I’m hurryin’ to.
I’m goin’ to Michigan to see the sweetest gal in Kalamazoo-zoo-zoo-zoo,
Zoo, Kalamazoo

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK WISHES 2 (SONGS THAT WISH TO BE ILLUSTRATED)

There songs are BEGGING to become Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/singable-picture-book-wishes-2-songs-that-wish-to-be-illustrated/

may the stars drip down
May the Stars Drip Down
Words and Music by Jeremy Chatelain
Music by the Band Cub Country
Illustrated by Nikki McClure

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A video of illustrator Nikki McLure on being an artist and making “May the Stars Drip Down”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRBGoraYG3M
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRBGoraYG3M

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This iTunes Books preview has some great images from the book
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/may-the-stars-drip-down/id804695910?mt=11

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You can hear the song and read the lyrics at this link:
http://cubcountry.bandcamp.com/track/the-stars-drip-down

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SINGABLE BOOKSHELF K-O
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/bookshelf-2-k-o/

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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/

I particularly love the sound of this song.

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hey ho nobody home sbwe sing along sheet 1
HEY HO NOBODY HOME (1)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Image in the Public Domain
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
hey ho nobody home sbwe sing along sheet 1

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hey ho nobody home sbwe sing along sheet 45
HEY HO NOBODY HOME (45)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with 45 rpm Peter Paul and Mary Record Cover
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
hey ho nobody home sbwe sing along sheet 45

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This song goes by a few different names:

  • Soul Cake
  • A’Soalin
  • Hey, Ho, Nobody Home

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO4u-N_VGJY

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SOUL CAKE wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_cake

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A’Soalin on the Peter Paul and Mary website
http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/music/02-12.htm

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HEY HO NOBODY HOME is featured in:
lets sing together yarrow
Let’s Sing Together
Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of Folk Songs, Illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

A bit of info about each song is in the back of the book, written by Peter Yarrow and he says about HEY HO NOBODY HOME:

“This very old song originally came from England and is called a round, which means that people can sing it by starting at different times.  At first, singing rounds takes concentration because you have to listen to yourself and also listen to the other parts…The more you play and sing folk music the more interesting it becomes and the more fun it gets.”

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ROUNDS

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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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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK SERIES

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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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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Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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OCTOPUS’S GARDEN
Words and Music by Ringo Starr

I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden in the shade
He’d let us in, knows where we’ve been
In his octopus’s garden in the shade

I’d ask my friends to come and see
An octopus’s garden with me
I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden in the shade

We would be warm below the storm
In our little hideaway beneath the waves
Resting our head on the sea bed
In an octopus’s garden near a cave

(Instrumental Break)

We would sing and dance around
Because we know we can’t be found
I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden in the shade

We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves
Oh what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they’re happy and they’re safe

We would be so happy you and me
No one there to tell us what to do
I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden with you

In an octopus’s garden with you

In an octopus’s garden with you

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Octopus’s Garden, wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus’s_Garden

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Publisher Simon and Schuster’s webpage for OCTOPUS’S GARDEN:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Octopuss-Garden/Ringo-Starr/videos?intcmp=ikids_bb&cp_date=ikids_bb_t1_February_OctopusGarden_SSVideo

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UK’s Daily Mail newspaper online post about OCTOPUS’S GARDEN:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2464129/Ringo-Starr-teams-childrens-illustrator-Ben-Cort-release-colourful-book-version-Octopuss-Garden.html

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Ringo shows you the new book:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr-3fOAb_sQ

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Official book trailer:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0suFdSHmxA

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Muppets sing “Octopus’s Garden” (The Muppet Show – S3 E12 P1/3 – James Coco)
The song begins about 1 minute 50 seconds into the video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf5InJqUfo0

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Ringo Starr’s recording (with animation), here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgPqmRNjoTE

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Raffi recorded OCTOPUS’S GARDEN with a Dixie Land flair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V_jyGNaY5g

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Hear Octopus’s Garden, here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUFcfXgW_dQ

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BEATLES: THE BEATLES IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
The Singable Picture Books of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/the-beatles-in-singable-picture-books/

Rudyard Kipling’s poem IF (a Father’s Advice to His Son) seems to introduce the saying, “Keep Calm and Carry On.”  Good advice, indeed.

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IF
Poem by Rudyard Kipling and
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Giovanni Manna

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IF (a father’s advice to his son)
Poem by Rudyard Kipling and
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated with Photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSng6Zjbnrg

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNaNKwGVkh0

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Joni Mitchell wrote music for Rudyard Kipling’s poem, too.  Though not a word for word translations, it seems as if the music could fit the exact words of the poem:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=omnHE6CvEX4

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Joni Mitchell’s recording, with lyrics

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m78cSts3tJw

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A video of the poem, spoken work narration, with marvelous typography visuals

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tTeZNfwesg#t=26

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IF on the Poetry Foundation website:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175772

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IF wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If%E2%80%94

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Nice poster image for this poem, here:
http://www.posterama.co/products/if-by-rudyard-kipling-1?gclid=COG44snCv7wCFXHxOgodxEEAYA

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Another marvelous poster image, here:
http://www.posterama.co/products/typography-if-rudyard-kipling-poster-2

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IF
BY RUDYARD KIPLING

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

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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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JONI MITCHELL
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JONI MITCHELL
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/joni-mitchell-in-singable-picture-books/

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Turn! Turn! Turn!
Words From Ecclesiastes (c. 250 BCE, Translated into English in 1607)
Arranged and adapted with Music by Pete Seeger (in 1961)
Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin (in 2003)
Sung by US, Today

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A video of Pete Seeger’s recording:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y7P4n2uT0w

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Pete Seeger wrote the music, the Byrds’ famous cover:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4

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I love this version (some very sweet additional word adaptations here)
Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkUldreCyZU

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Illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin’s Webpage for this song:
http://www.wendyhalperin.com/turn.html

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TURN TURN TURN wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn!_Turn!_Turn!

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TURN TURN TURN
Words From Ecclesiastes (c. 250 BCE, Translated into English in 1607)
Arranged and adapted with Music by Pete Seeger (in 1961)

To everything turn, turn turn
There is a season turn, turn turn
And a time to every purpose under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything turn, turn turn
There is a season turn, turn turn
And a time to every purpose under Heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To everything turn, turn turn
There is a season turn, turn turn
And a time to every purpose under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To everything turn, turn turn
There is a season turn, turn turn
And a time to every purpose under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late

To everything turn, turn turn
There is a season turn, turn turn
And a time to every purpose under Heaven

To everything turn, turn turn
There is a season turn, turn turn
And a time to every purpose under Heaven

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PETE SEEGER
The Singable Picture Books of Pete Seeger
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/pete-seeger-the-power-of-song/

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BACK TO SCHOOL

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

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

The other night my dear friend Caroline and I went to see THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.  It was an amazing one-man show about Paul Robeson, written and performed by Daniel Beaty.  The show takes the audience through Paul Robeson’s career as a performer and activist.  Near the beginning of the evening, Mr. Beaty sang GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN as a spiritual performed by Paul Robeson.  I’d never heard the song before that very day, but first heard it earlier in the day when I was researching the song that I didn’t know inside the pages of the book WHEN I MET ROBIN.  It’s funny how things work that way.  You’re introduced to something and, Bob’s Your Uncle, there it is again…or likely, it’s been there all along but, suddenly, you can recognize it.

Recognize it, I did.

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Get on Board (Holton) 2 - Copy
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Printed Music)
From: When I Met Robin
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Ralph Allan Dale
Illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia

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Get on Board (Holton) 1 - Copy
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Partial Lyrics)
From: When I Met Robin
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Ralph Allan Dale
Illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia

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GOSPEL TRAIN/GET ON BOARD wiki (includes audio file and printed music)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gospel_Train

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Info and lyrics for song on Songs for Teaching:
http://www.songsforteaching.com/blackhistorymonth/getonboardlittlechildren.htm

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Info about song on Kiboomu Kids Songs:
http://kiboomukidssongs.com/get-on-board-little-children-song-and-lyrics/

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GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

CHORUS 
(sing between each verse)
Get on board little children
Get on board little children
Get on board little children
There room for many more

The train of life is coming
I hear it close at hand
I hear the car wheels moving
A-rumbling through the land

CHORUS

The fare is cheep and all can go
The rich and poor are there
No second class aboard this train
No difference in the fare

CHORUS

Each rider on this train has something
Great to give the world
That makes the world a better place
For every boy and girl

CHORUS (x2)

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Paul Robeson sings

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4EY7XuxX80

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Shirley Temple sings

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1rEZ9TzD34

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Choir and soprano soloist

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vzq2ghAFYs

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GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN is featured in:
when i met robin
When I Met Robin
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Ralph Allan Dale
Illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia

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get on board eleg sbwe
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page
get on board eleg sbwe

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WHEN I MET ROBIN, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK WITH MUSIC AND ILLUSTRATED SONGS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/when-i-met-robin-an-illustrated-story-song-book-with-music/

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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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ILLUSTRATED SONGBOOKS AND COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
This list is populated by books that compile printed music and illustrations for children’s songs

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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AURELIUS BATAGLIA
The Singable Picture Books of Aurelius Bataglia
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/singable-picture-books-of-aurelius-battaglia/

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SPIRITUALS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

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

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Singable Picture Books Celebrating African American History Month with Songs, Poems and Illustrations by Prominent African American Artists as well as Musical Picture Books Celebrating Important African American Musical Artists
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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A Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for the song GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/a-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-for-the-song-get-on-board-little-children/

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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/

Old Blue Taylor Holton
Old Blue (You Good Dog You)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Mark Taylor
Illustrated by Gene Holton
Sing OLD BLUE with Emily:

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This books tells the sometimes funny and touching story of the song.  Individual pages might be assembled to illustrated the song lyrics.  Musical chart with guitar chords is in the back of the book with a set of lyrics.

Here’s the printed music from the book:

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Old Blue (You Good Dog You) (Printed Music)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by Mark Taylor

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OLE BLUE is featured in:

Sleepytime Songs

Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of lullabies, illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

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This is what Peter Yarrow says in the Peter Yarrow Songbook SLEEPYTIME SONGS about OLE BLUE:

One of the most beloved, endearing story songs I’ve ever sung for children, “Ole Blue” tells of the great love between a child and a dog.  We can sense how proud the child is that Blue responds whenever he hears the sound of the child’s horn, and the child’s delightful appreciation of Blue’s way of chasing a possum up a tree.  Particularly touching is the child’s confirmation that Blue is a really “good dog” and has, like all dogs, a place in heaven.

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As with many folk songs, the lyrics of this one vary from person to person, place to place and I’ve heard and read many a-lyric about OLD BLUE.  This simple set of lyrics, however, works for me.  My daughter has a sweet sensitivity to the death of an animal.  So, though most of the lyrics refer to the death of Old Blue, I’m gonna choose for this fact to be “implied” with the past tense and to remember some of the quirky wonderful habits of Good Ol’ Blue:

OLD BLUE
Traditional Words and Tune

I had a dog and his name was Blue
I had a dog and his name was Blue
I had a dog and his name was Blue
I betcha five dollars he’s a good dog, too

Cryin’, “Here Blue. You good dog you.”

Blue come a-runnin’ when I blow my horn
Blue come a-runnin’ when I blow my horn
Blue come a-runnin’ through the yella corn
Blue comea-runnin’ when I blow my horn

I’m a blowin’, “Here Blue. You good dog you.”

Blue chased a possum up a hollow limb
Blue chased a possum up a hollow limb
Blue chased a possum up a hollow limb
Old Blue growled, Possum grinned at him

He was grinnin’ “Here Blue. You good dog you.”

I had a dog and his name was Blue
I had a dog and his name was Blue
I had a dog and his name was Blue
I betcha five dollars he’s a good dog, too

Cryin’, “Here Blue. You good dog you.”

I’m-a cryin’, “Here Blue. You good dog you.”

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Old Blue (You Good Dog You)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Gene Holton

old dog blue holtan2
I had a dog and his name was Blue
I had a dog and his name was Blue

old dog blue holtan4
I had a dog and his name was Blue
I betcha five dollars he’s a good dog, too

old dog blue holtan1
Cryin’, “Here Blue, you good dog you”

old dog blue holtan6
Blue come a-runnin’ when I blow my horn
Blue come a-runnin’ when I blow my horn
Blue come a-runnin’ through the yellow corn
Blue come a-runnin’ when I blow my horn

old dog blue holtan3
I’m blowin’, “Here Blue, you good dog you”

old dog blue holtan9
Blue chased a possum up a hollow limb
Blue chased a possum up a hollow limb

old dog blue holtan8
Old Blue growled, Possum grinned at him

old dog blue holtan7
He was grinnin’, “Here Blue, you good dog you”

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I had a dog and his name was Blue
I had a dog and his name was Blue

old dog blue holtan10
I had a dog and his name was Blue
I betcha five dollars he’s a good dog, too

old dog blue holtan1
Cryin’, “Here Blue, you good dog you”

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My “OLD BLUES”

When I was a kid, we had many dogs, usually a couple at a time.  When I sing this song, I remember our Good Ol’ Dogs Grant (he was a Miniature Poodle), Nikki (she was a Black and Golden Labrador mix), Paddy (she was a Weatie), Tilly (a Standard Poodle) and Sadie (a Standard Poodle).  I love and miss them all.

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This song is known variously at OL’ BLUE, OLD BLUE, OLE BLUE, OLD DOG BLUE

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OLD BLUE wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Blue_(song)

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A bit of info and a different set of lyrics on Ballad of America website:
http://www.balladofamerica.com/music/indexes/songs/oldblue/index.htm

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OH, how I love love love James Taylor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss3JiGaFj3w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss3JiGaFj3w

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The Byrds sing OLD BLUE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbuQDqnMebk

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Here’s the Dillard’s bluegrass version, a different tune, but worth hearing it just for the story they tell before singing it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMw2Fdylb4E

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Old Blue, sung by Dave van Ronk (mighty fine guitar):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC6KQ8n-JlM

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Brooks Williams

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nypDOby2P3g

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I like this flickr photo of a dog’s eptitaph
WILMA RUDOLPH TUCKER, A Damn Good Dog:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/19944331@N03/2458444806/in/photostream/

I wonder if they named their dog after the great runner Wilma Rudolph.  When I was a kid, Wilma Rudloph lived up the street from us in Indianapolis for a couple years.

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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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Old Blue (You Good Dog You), a Picture Book with Music
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/old-blue-you-good-dog-you-a-picture-book-with-music/


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