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This is a list of songs for a Garden Sing-Along as well as suggestions for 2 one-hour long outdoor garden activity sessions (or classes) for any group of children.

This list was originally made for Tuckahoe Elementary School Expeditions.  Each of my Expeditions consisted of two one-hour sessions over two Fridays.  I did both sets in April and May of 2014, with two different groups of kids from 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades.  I will have two, one hour sessions with each group of kids.

I think these plans (or some permutation of them) would work great for any group of elementary students to have a wonderful musical experience outdoors in a garden.

SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN SESSION ONE (One Hour)
In the first session we learned THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE and then sing Inch by Inch (The Garden Song).  To make a strong connection with the ideas expressed in Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)  we planted sunflower seeds in a cups.  We gave the seeds a little water and covered with foil to seal the cup for the ride home and packaged each one in a zip lock bag with each child’s name.  I made sure to buy sunflower seeds for a shorter variety of flower and hope the children will watch the seed spout and then re-plant each germinated seed in the ground where it will gets lots of sun.  And, of course, I hope the children will each put the packaging in the recycle.  We had some time left over so we filled that with wonderful songs from the GARDEN SING ALONG list (below).

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I conducted my first Singable Expeditions in the Garden Session One on 4/4/2014. 
The session went wonderfully well!  We had a terrific time.
Here is the detailed post about exactly what we did and the songs we ended up singing:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/singable-expeditions-1-at-tuckahoe-elementary-school-activities-and-the-songs-we-sang/

SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN, SESSION TWO (One Hour)
The central feature of the second session was the idea of the wonderful world of COLLECTIVE NOUNS, as captured in friend Jill Leger’s song, THE SPARROW.  The song is about a sparrow who travels and has adventures all over the world meeting groups of animals and learning their group names.  Not only is learning and discovering group names (also called collective nouns, collective terms, group nouns, group terms) a fun and interesting way to explore the marvelous creatures of the world, but it is also an excellent way to increase and revel in vocabulary!  I love to tell kids that one of the MANY fun things about singing songs is that you get to say/sing/use/explore fabulous words that we don’t use in our every day language.  And the words used in COLLECTIVE NOUNS can be descriptive, hilarious, thought provoking, fascinating, witty, joyous and gorgeous!

I took a marvelous list of Collective Noun Terms that I found on Wikipedia and highlighted the garden related ones on the list.  And went through the beautifully illustrated books A ZEAL OF ZEBRAS (Woop Studios), and WILD ANIMALS (Brian Wildsmith) and BIRDS (Brian Wildsmith) to find gorgeous illustrations of Collective Nouns.  We enjoyed going through these lists and books, finding (or imagining) these items, birds, flowers, animals in our immediate surroundings.  Then we made note of certain garden items that we saw for which group names were not listed.  For these, we cam up with some marvelous ideas.  I would encourage any caregiver or educator to replicate this activity.  It was fun, thought provoking, creative and vocabulary building.

For the remainder of the time, we enjoyed a GARDEN SING-ALONG in the outdoor space.  We rehearsed THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE so the kids can help teach the song to their classmates (and so everyone knows the rules and behavioral expectation in the outdoor spaces) and then we sang a bunch of songs culled from my list of GARDEN SING-ALONG SONG CHOICES.

SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN, MISSION
My goal for the singing and musical activities is to help us make a strong connection to nature and the the outdoor classroom garden spaces at Tuckahoe (or anyplace anyone would engage in these activities in any green space).

THIS LIST OF GARDEN SONGS, AS THEY ADVANCE THE MISSION OF THE SINGABLE EXPEDITIONS IN THE GARDEN 
There are many songs that would be appropriate, but these are the ones I feel will help us really love, appreciate and enjoy our time outside.

I will encourage the participants to really listen to the words and then look around them and observe the natural world.  Notice plants, creatures and landscape features mentioned in the songs.  I will encourage them, also, to use their imaginations to “see” creatures who might be there when we aren’t looking or nocturnal creatures that roam these very spaces at night.  I will encourage them to use their noggins and think about what the natural world means to them and how best to support and sustain the beautiful gifts of nature.

To spur discussion, critical thinking and personal connections between the song and garden environment, you can ask these questions (and any others that you might come up with) about each song:

  • What living things (plants and animals) in the song can you identify in your immediate surroundings?
  • What do you know about these living things?
  • What would you like to know about these living things?
  • Did anything in the song remind you of an experience you’ve had?
  • Did anything in the song spark your imagination as related to your garden surroundings?
  • What words did you like in the song?
  • What words would you need to look up to find out what they mean?
  • Does anything about the song influence your thinking on people’s responsibility to the earth?
  • What does the song make you think about the garden?
  • Did the song give you any interesting thoughts and ideas?

The essence of this activity is captured in a lyric from Inch by Inch (The Garden Song) which says,

Tune by body and my brain/To the music from the land.

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jachimael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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Ants Go Marching (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Dan Crisp

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All Things Bright and Beautiful
Words by Cecil F. Alexander
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
(This wonderful rendition of pictures from cut paper, includes a page of info about Mrs. Cecil Francis Alexander and printed music)
Click here for the Sing Books with Emily “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Refrain Poster Card:
all things bright and beautiful – refrain poster

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Amoeba Hop
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney
This book features a study of amoeba life, printed music and a live recording of “Amoeba Hop” by the amazingly hilarious and talented singer/songwriter

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
To sing with me, just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/bear-went-over-the-mountain

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Being Green

Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Etienne Delessert

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I’m putting this one in the list, not because of the content of the song, but for the wonderful way the illustrations depict the life cycle of butterflies and moths.

Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker
ISBN 0-590-45668-7

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Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of  birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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FLOWER CAROL
“Tempus adest floridum”
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print a copy of the BOOKLET, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo
To view or print a copy of the ONE PAGER, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo one pager
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier
Published by Dell Dragonfly Books, New York, 1961
ISBN 0-440-40829-6

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Hey, Little Ant
Sing to the Tune of “Five Little Ducks”
Words by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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Hush, Little Baby

Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Sylvia Long
Illustrated by Sylvia Long
(This adaptation has a wonderful “non-material” theme where the mother offers the gift of viewing  lovely things in nature)

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

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Little Birdie by MPG
LITTLE BIRDIE
Words and Music by Mo Gleichenhaus
Picture assembled by Sing Books with Emily
View or print this page, here:
Little Birdie by MPG 2013
Listen to the scratch recording of LITTLE BIRDIE (by Mo Gleichenhaus), here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/little-birdie-by-mo-2013-02-03

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The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Linsay
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Priscilla Pointer
From: Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)p. 96
This poem is printed and illustrated in many books of poetry for children, including:
A Children’s Treasury of Poems
A Family of Poems (My Favorite Poetry for Children)
Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Sing LITTLE TURTLE with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/there-was-a-little-turtle-eleg-2010

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Me and My Animal Friends
Words and Music by Ralph Covert
Illustrated by Laurie Keller

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Morning Has Broken

Music from Traditional Hymn, “Bunessan”
Poem by Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Sing-along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/morning-has-broken-eleg-2010

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Over in the Meadow
Based on the Original Version by Olive A. Wadsworth
Words by Olive A. Wadsworth
Music by Mabel Wood Hill
Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

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The Sparrow
Words and Music by Jill Leger
Illustrated by Jill Leger
Sing-Along on Youtube with a karaoke video of “The Sparrow”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlxqa-eXTVw
Hear Emily’s recording of “The Sparrow” on:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-sparrow-eleg-by-jill-leger

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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words and Music by John Denver
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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Sweet Suffolk Owl
Poem Attributed to an Anonymous Author
Music by Thomas Vautor (1619) (Thomas Vautor’s musical setting:www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkTP7NJXME )
Music by Richard Hundley (1981) (Richard Hundley’s musical setting:www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOijXQEeqk)
Illustrations Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
You can sing-along with this book I assembled, to view or print, click here:
sweet suffolk owl book for singing

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The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
ISBN 978-1897476482
Sing “The Swing” with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbwe

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The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4

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Thanks a Lot
Words and Music by Raffi Cavoukian
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily
This book is for use in home, classroom or library only.

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Twelve Days of Summer

Traditional Tune (“Twelve Days of Christmas”)
Word Adaptations by Jan Andrews
Illustrated by Susan Rennick Jolliffe

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Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune
THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE PRINTABLE SONG SHEET (WITH GUITAR CHORDS)
TEDSOCRT, for Short
Rules by Students of Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, VA
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Tune by Emily Gleichenhaus
Accompaniment Track Prepared by Paul Raiman of www.MyRehearsalPianist.com
Sing along with the instrumental accompaniment:

To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR,
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?

Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind

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BRAINSTORM IDEAS:

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Garden Sing-Along Song Scavenger Hunt
This would be a scavenger hunt to identify or find items or creatures mentioned in the songs.

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ONCE I KNOW THESE SONGS, THEY WOULD BE GOOD:

  • FROGGIE WENT A-COURTIN
  • A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME
  • MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS
  • THERE ARE FAIRIES AT THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN
  • TURN TURN TURN
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
  • WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER

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Books that Feature Collective Noun Terms

I tell the children that if they are interested in expanding vocabulary, a great place to start is with the words used for animal groupings:

  • An AMBUSH of tigers
  • A SHREWDNESS of apes.
  • A WEDGE of swans.
  • An OSTENTATION of peacocks.
  • A TROUBLING of hummingbirds.
  • A SHIVER of sharks.

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Brian Wildsmith’s BIRDS
Text by Brian Wildsmith
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary). This artful book explores bird group names like “a stare of owls.”

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Brian Wildsmith’s WILD ANIMALS
Text by Brian Wildsmith
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary). This artful book explores bird group names like “an ambush of tigers.”

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Exaltation of Larks (Group Terms, Real and Fanciful, from the 15th to the 21st Centuries)
James Lipton
(Yes!  This is the same James Lipton that interview actors on the show Inside the Actor’s Studio)

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Zeal of Zebras
Words and Art by Woop Studios
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups (and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary) this artful book explores an alphabet full of animal group names (like “an ostentation of peacocks” or “an embarrassment of pandas”)

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Buy limited prints of Woop Studios Art Posters depicting Collective Noun Groups
http://www.woopstudios.com/shop/templates/product_listing.aspx?category_id=2&category=limited-edition-prints

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Other Sources for COLLECTIVE NOUNS (also called COLLECTIVE TERMS):

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A wiki article, Appendix: Glossary of collective nouns by subject
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary_of_collective_nouns_by_subject

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A list on Wikipedia of Collective Nouns in English:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collective_nouns_in_English

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A wiki explaining what a collective noun is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_noun

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Related Posts

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GARDEN SING-ALONG
A list of songs to inspire us to look around us in a garden and enjoy, observe, appreciate and preserve the natural world around us

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/garden-sing-along-song-choices-for-singable-expeditions-at-tuckahoe-elementary-or-for-any-garden-sing-along/

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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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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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BRIAN WILDSMITH
The Singable Picture Books of Brian Wildsmith
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/the-singable-picture-books-of-brian-wildsmith/

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MISS RUMPHIUS AND MAKING SOMETHING LASTINGLY BEAUTIFUL

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/miss-rumphius-and-making-something-lastingly-beautiful/

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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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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/

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JACK PRELUTSKY
The Singable Picture Books of Jack Prelutsky
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/singable-picture-books-of-jack-prelutsky/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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JOHN LANGSTAFF: SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JOHN LANGSTAFF
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-langstaff/

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JOHN LITHGOW
The Singable Picture Books of John Lithgow
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-lithgow/

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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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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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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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NOAH’S ARK

A List of Singable Picture Book Songs about Noah’s Journey with an Ark Full of Animals
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/noahs-ark-in-singable-picture-books/

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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/songs-of-the-oceans-and-seas/

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OVER IN THE MEADOW, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
As one of the most illustrated and adapted songs, “Over in the Meadow” deserves its own list

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/over-in-the-meadow-a-singable-picture-book/

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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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PETER SPIER
The Singable Picture Books of Peter Spier
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/singable-picture-books-of-peter-spier/

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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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PLACES EMILY LOVES

Singable Picture Books related to some of my favorite places on earth!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/places-i-love-a-collection-of-links-to-spb-posts-featuring-some-of-my-favorite-places-on-earth/

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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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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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

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Singable Expeditions Session 1 at Tuckahoe Elementary School, Activities and the Songs We Sang (4/4/2014)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/singable-expeditions-1-at-tuckahoe-elementary-school-activities-and-the-songs-we-sang/

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Singable Expeditions Session2 at Tuckahoe Elementary School, Activities and the Songs We Sang (4/11/2014)

I got to share a selection of these songs in the classes of Ms. Morgan (K), Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Torpy (4), Ms. Sackett (1), Mr. Koppelman (2), Mr. Grasso (3), Ms. Coffman (3) and Ms. Strickland (3).

These are just songs in a list.  I could not find words to express what goes on when we sing them.  The children and I are fully engaged and our experience together (and by ourselves alone, individuals in the group) transcends everything about the list.  That’s what music does.  Music engages and transcends.  The experience is inexplicable magic and pure joy.  And, heaven willing, it will last and last and then children will pay it forward and pass it along.

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Ants Go Marching (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Dan Crisp

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A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker
ISBN 0-590-45668-7

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Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Tedd Arnold
Illustrated by Tedd Arnold

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The Circle Game
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Brian Deines

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We sang FIFTY NIFTY STATES with

Preamble
Art by Mike Wilkins (1987)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://americanart.si.edu
Sing this ART with The Preamble Song” from Schoolhouse Rock”  (and Fifty Nifty States, too!)
Additional Lyrics by
Music by Lynn Ahrens

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Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

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We sang this while I played guitar…
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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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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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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

Words and Music by Frank Loesser
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

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I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog
Words and Music by Leslie Braunstein
Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet
ISBN 978-1-936140-37-4

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My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

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Over the Rainbow
Words and Music by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret
Published by Imagine Publishing Inc.
ISBN 978-1-936140-00-8

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Preamble
Art by Mike Wilkins (1987)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://americanart.si.edu
Sing this ART with The Preamble Song” from Schoolhouse Rock”  (and Fifty Nifty States, too!)
Additional Lyrics by
Music by Lynn Ahrens

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The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

Sing this with The Preamble Song” from Schoolhouse Rock” 
Additional Lyrics by
Music by Lynn Ahrens
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
From: The Constitution of the United States of America (With Benjamin Franklin’s Address to the Delegates Upon the Signing of the Constitution)

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

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We sang this while I played guitar…
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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Old Blue (You Good Dog You) (Printed Music)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by Mark Taylor

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Over the Rainbow
Words and Music by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret
Published by Imagine Publishing Inc.
ISBN 978-1-936140-00-8

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

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Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and Music by  John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff
Words Adapted by Christopher Canyon
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
ISBN 978-1584690726

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon
This edition gets a GOLD STAR for including the FULL song (both verses and chorus) and a fabulous recording of Carly Simon and her delightful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.

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We sang this while I played guitar…
A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR,
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?

Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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You’re a Grand Old Flag
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Illustrated by Warren Kimble

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Related Posts

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BASEBALL SONGS
The Singable Picture Books of Baseball
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/the-singable-picture-books-of-baseball/

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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/

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CARLY SIMON
The Singable Picture Books of Carly Simon
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-singable-picture-books-of-carly-simon/

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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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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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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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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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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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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/

I admit to being a train lover, and a few of these songs with trains in them are among my very favorites to share with kids:

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“The Bee”

(Also titled “The Level Bee” or first line “Like trains of cars on tracks of plush”)
The Bee” is Printed and Illustrated (by Jessie Wilcox Smith) on pgs. 32-33 of
An Illustrated Treasury of Read-Aloud Poems for Young People
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists
Published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, New York (2003)

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canadian railroad trilogy
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Words and Music by Gordon Lightfoot
Illustrated by Ian Wallace

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Dog Train

Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

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Elizabeth’s Song
Words and Music to the Song “Freight Train” by Elizabeth Cotten
Story by Michael Wenberg
Illustrated by Cornelius Von Wright

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Follow the Drinking Gourd (the Story of the Underground Railroad)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Bernardine Connelly
Illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan

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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 get on board eleg sbwe

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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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I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD, is featured in:

A Children’s Treasury of Songs
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Linda Bleck

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio
(This book features printed music, pages of information about the song and railroads, and activity ideas.)

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (an American Classic)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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i've been working on the railroad jill weber
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (let’s sing a song)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by

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i've been working on the railroad jim becker
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by

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i've been working on the railroad smithsonian
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (Smithsonian American Favorites)
Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Laura Gates Galvin
Illustrated by Daniel Brown

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLWya3o8rTY
Singable Picture Book Video from Speakaboos.com
Speakaboos Youtube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/speakaboos

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Magic Train Ride
Words by Saly Crabtree
Illustrated by Sonia Esplugas
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, features a sing-along CD)
Published by Barefoot Books

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The Runaway Train
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Lucy Barnard

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There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
Music and Lyrics by Frederich H. Heider and Carl Kress
Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
ISBN 978-0-06-058022-3

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The Train of States
Written and Illustrated by Peter Sis
Though not singable, this book is an excellent companion to both Fifty Nifty States  and United States State Capitals Song. The states, each depicted as a train car are assembled in the order in which they were ratified. 

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Train Song

Poem by Diane Siebert
Illustrated by Mike Wimmer
Sing to the Tune of “ABC”

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transportation songs twin sister productions
Transportation: Boats and Planes and Traveling Trains!
Words and Music by Various Artists, including Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
Illustrated by Mark Paskiet
ISBN: 1-882331-84-2

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Related Posts

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TRAINS
Train Songs in Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/train-songs-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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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/

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas…

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Bobby Shafto’s Gone to Sea
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Mark Taylor
Illustrated by Graham Booth
LOC Catalog # 76-119068

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Bozo Under the Sea (Capitol Record-Reader)
Music by Billy May

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Down at the Sea Hotel 
Words and Music by Greg Brown
Illustrated by Mireille Levert
This book, published by The Secret Mountain, includes additional lyrics, sing-along tracks, and CD with songs by John Gorka, Eliza Kilkyson, Lucy Kaplansky, Guy David, Lynn Miles and The Wailin’ Jennys

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Fishing for a Dream (Ocean Lullabies and Night Verses)
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Collected and Illustrated by Kate Keisler

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A Fishy Named Stan
Limerick by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Traditional Tune
Sing this limerick along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/fishy-named-stan-by-eleg-for

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Hector Protector and As I Went over the Water
(Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

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A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea (Barefoot Books)
Based on Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Jessica Law
Illustrated by Jill McDonald
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
Traditional Tune
New Lyrics by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney
ISBN 978-097264878-3

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt

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Jennifer’s Rabbit

Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Wallace Tripp

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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean is printed on page 60 of:

A Treasury of Children’s Songs: Forty Favorites to Sing and Play
Illustrated with Art from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
Music Arranged and Edited by Dan Fox

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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean is featured in:

Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along
Words Adapted by Teddy Slater
Illustrated by Liisa Chauncy Guida

Letter O
to the tune of, “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/%e2%80%9cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%e2%80%9d-a-singable-book-letter-o-tune-of-%e2%80%9cmy-bonnie-lies-over-the-ocean%e2%80%9d/

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Over in the Ocean (In a Coral Reef)
Sing to the Tune of “Over in the Meadow”
Words Adapted by Marianne Berkes
Illustrated by Jeannette Canyon

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Port Side 
Pirates
Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Oscar Seaworthy
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
Published by Barefoot Books 
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, includes a CD, pages of historical info, fun facts, and printed music)
Sing-along YouTube, here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qAngsMJD3I
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books

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She Sells Seashells, World Class Tongue Twisters
Traditional words
Illustrated by Seymour Chwast

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed the Sea (Classic Books with Holes)
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Child’s Play (International) Ltd
Illustrated by Pam Adams
ISBN 9781846430732

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Water Sings Blue

“Song of the Boat” from WATER SINGS BLUE
Poems by Kate Coombs
Illustrated by Meilo So
Melody by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Arrangement by Paul Raiman of www.MyRehearsalPianist.com
Track Prepared by Paul Raiman of www.MyRehearsalPianist.com

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Sing the SONG OF THE BOAT tune with melody line included, here:


http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/song-of-the-boat-with-melody

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Sing the SONG OF THE BOAT with accompaniment, here:


https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/song-of-the-boat-accompaniment

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Capital Ship (or The Walloping Window-blind)
Poem by Charles Edwin Carryl
Traditional Irish Tune
Illustrated by Paul Galdone

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The Walloping Window-Blind
Poem by Charles Edwin Carryl
Traditional Irish Tune
Illustrated by Ted Rand

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The Walloping Window-Blind
Poem by Charles Edwin Carryl
Traditional Irish Tune
Illustrated by Jim LaMarche

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We’re Sailing to Galapagos (A Week in the Pacific)

Traditional Tune
Words by Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by Grazia Restelli
(Published by Barefoot Books, this beautifully illustrated book features pages of information about the creatures that inhabit the Galapagos Islands, about the islands themselves and about Charles Darwin)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by David McPhail

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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Related Posts

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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/

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BAREFOOT BOOKS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books and Singable Picture Book Videos put out by Barefoot Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/singable-picture-books-and-singable-picture-book-videos-from-barefoot-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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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/songs-of-the-oceans-and-seas/

Sometimes I’m singing a song and think, ‘Now, that’s some good advice!”

As with all my curated lists of songs, this one will be constantly evolving as I stumble upon this and that and am blessed with EUREKA moments not and again, but here are the songs I’ve found so far that give good counsel:

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BOTH SIDES NOW advises “Don’t give yourself away…”

Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker
ISBN 0-590-45668-7

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Don’t Laugh at Me
Words and Music by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin
Afterword by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Glin Dibley
This book features printed music and a sing-along CD.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Words and Music by Bobby McFerrin
Illustrated with art by Alexander Calder

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Hey, Little Ant
Sing to the Tune of “Five Little Ducks
Words by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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

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I Whistle a Happy Tune
 from

Getting to Know You
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Published by HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2002
ISBN 0-06-626845-5

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I Whistle a Happy Tune (second verse poster card)
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From the Musical THE KING AND I
Illustrated with Artwork by Students at Tuckahoe Elementary
To view or print this card, click this link:
whistle second verse card

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MY FAVORITE THINGS
A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR

SBWE Advent Calendar My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “My Favorite Things,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar My Favorite Things

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My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

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Related Posts

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

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

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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

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

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ROSEMARY WELLS
The Singable Picture Books of Illustrator Rosemary Wells
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/the-singable-picture-books-of-illustrator-rosemary-wells/

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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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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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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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Related Posts

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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/

I’m gearing up to lead a “Singable Hike” in Washington, DC for my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop and am excited to give the Smithsonian Folkways recorded musical setting of THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS a try.  I’d like for the girls, other parents and I to sing this musical setting of the great speech after visiting the Lincoln Memorial (and the inscription of THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS which festoons one of the interior walls of the memorial) somewhere in the vicinity of the memorial, depending on the rules of the National Park Service.

In preparing for this event, my friend Paul transcribed and played the accompaniment and melody line so we can learn the song:

Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

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

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I created a Girl Scout Songbook sing-along lyric sheet for our Girl Scout Troop (or anyone else who would like to print this marvelous speech so that they can sing it, too),

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS Song Sheet for Girl Scout Songbook
Gettysburg Address GSSLyrics
The Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Gettysburg Address GSSLyrics

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I found another illustration of the speech that is perfect for singing the musical setting:

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
With Designs by James Daugherty
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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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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Related Posts

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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/

I love Aurelius Battaglia’s pictures.

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Fireside Book of Favorite American Songs

Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected and Edited by Margaret Bradford Boni
Arranged for the Piano by Norman Lloyd
Illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia
Introductions by Anne Brooks
Forward by Carl Van Doren

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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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Add the few editions of Mother Goose

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Aurelius Battaglia wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurelius_Battaglia

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Images from a whole bunch of Battaglia’s books, here:
http://goldengems.blogspot.com/search/label/Aurelius%20Battaglia

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Interesting blog article (with lots of art examples and film clips by him, including the “Pink Elephants on Parade” segment from DUMBO and a short film called “The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy”) about Aurelius Battaglia
http://fishinkblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/aurelius-battaglia-disney-illustrator-creating-midcentury-artwork/

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Blog post of Aurelius Battaglia images
http://hootpinter.wordpress.com/tag/aurelius-battaglia/

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Related Posts

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WOODY GUTHRIE
The Singable Picture Books of Woody Guthrie
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/the-singable-picture-books-of-woody-guthrie/

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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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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes with Individually Illustrated Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/mother-goose-and-nursery-rhymes-with-individually-illustrated-singable-picture-books/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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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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