Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

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Aunt Samantha Hat Collage
By Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
Created for: Americana Folk Heritage Songs in Singable Picture Books List on Sing Books with Emily blog
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/americana-folk-heritage-in-illustrated-song/

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FIRESIDE SONGBOOKS
Fireside Song Compilations: Singable Picture Books with Wonderful Vintage Illustrations
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/fireside-song-compilations-singable-picture-books-with-wonderful-vintage-illustrations/

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AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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Americana Folk Heritage Songs in Singable Picture Books 

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/americana-folk-heritage-in-illustrated-song/

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AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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I’ve gotten the wonderful opportunity to Sing Books at Mary Riley Styles Library once a month for a year.  Each visit has been a delight.  The staff has always been incredibly welcoming, friendly, and helpful. My last visit in this round will be July 27, 2019.

Until then, we’ve got a host of terrific Singable memories, including the songs we sang on 6/15/2019. I often arrive and get set up a little early, which provides an opportunity for a little “pre show.”  Some little friends, parents, and caregivers had gathered, so I got to sit on the floor and sing a few songs with the folks already there. When 11am arrived, I invited kids to pick books which resulted in a nice stack of enough illustrated songs to last more than our allotted 30 minutes.  After we sang through the stack, I invited anyone who could stay to gather round again to sing a few Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and little folk songs. We had a lot of fun and sing some fantastic songs.

These are the illustrated songs we sang, listed in no particular order:

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

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backwards birthday party
The Backwards Birthday Party
Music and Lyrics by Tom Chapin and John Forster
Illustrated by Chuck Groeninck

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FIREFLY
Poem by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Tune by Emily Gleichenahus for Sing Books with Emily

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Firefly (for SBWE, w chords)
Words by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Tune and Chords by Emily Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
firefly (by EMR and ELEG 4 SBWE)

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Firefly (for SBWE, no chords)
Words by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Tune and Chords by Emily Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
firefly (by EMR and ELEG 4 SBWE) no chords

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm (for SBWE, w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Song Sheet and Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
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Old MacDonald Had a Farm (for SBWE, no Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Song Sheet and Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
old macdonald for SBWE no chords

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Star Spangled Banner, 2014 Reissue
Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Words by Francis Scott Key
Traditional Tune
Ukulele Chords Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus
Drawing by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Words by Francis Scott Key
Traditional Tune
Ukulele Chords Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus
Drawing by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
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STAR SPANGLED BANNER: OUR FLAG IS STILL THERE
Book supplement for essay
To accompany the singing of STAR SPANGLED BANNER
By Emily Gleichenhaus

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ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of “On Top of Old Smoky“)
Lyrics Adapted by Tom Glazer
Illustrated by Art Seiden

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ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI (for SBWE)
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of “On Top of Old Smoky“)
Lyrics by Tom Glazer
Chords Adapted for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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I Know a Wee Piggy
Sing to the Traditional Tune, I Know an Old Lady 
Words Adapted by Kimberly Norman
Illustrated by Henry Cole

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My Favorite Things
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Daniel Roode
Published by QuartoKnows

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up up up
Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

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The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer (Classic Books with Holes)
Classic Books with Holes Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Dan Crisp

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Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
Published in: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Traditional Tune, Same as “ABC Song” and “Baa Blacksheep
Words by Lewis Carroll
Book Assembled by ELEG for SBWE

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Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet SBWE Songbook Series 
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS TWINKLE LITTLE BAT no chords

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London Bridge is Falling Down (w guitar chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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London Bridge is Falling Down (no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
london-bridge-sbwe-no-chords

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by McLoughlin Bros. and by Various Other Artists

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket by ELEG for SBWE SBS
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket by ELEG for SBWE SBS (no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Illustrated Songs set up and waiting for the kids, parents, and caregivers to arrive at Mary Reilly Styles Library in Falls Church, VA. We had a lot of fun today! Let’s sing together again at MRSPL on July 27, 2019. To find more info and materials for Sing Books with Emily, visit the link in this posting or type the song title into the search box of the Sing Books with Emily blog: http://SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Come Sing Books with Emily #SingBooksWithEmily #IllustratedSong #Enrichment #PictureBookSong #GroupSinging #BuildCommunity #Music #Sing #ShareCulturalHeritage #EducationalEnrichment #CulturalEnrichment #MusicConnectsUs #Literacy #FunWithMusic #PictureBook #MusicInTheClassroom #ReadAcrossAmerica #SingAcrossAmerica #Poetry #ChildrensLiterature #KidLit #littlecitylibrary @MRSPL #MRSPL ‪@mrsplfc‬ @Mary Riley Styles Public Library #MaryReilyStylesPublucLibrary

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Illustrated Songs set up and waiting for the kids, parents, and caregivers to arrive at Mary Reilly Styles Library in Falls Church, VA. We had a lot of fun today! Let’s sing together again at MRSPL on July 27, 2019.

To find more info and materials for Sing Books with Emily, visit the link in this posting or type the song title into the search box of the Sing Books with Emily blog:
http://SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com

Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on
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#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#MusicConnectsUs
#Literacy
#FunWithMusic
#PictureBook
#MusicInTheClassroom
#ReadAcrossAmerica
#SingAcrossAmerica
#Poetry
#ChildrensLiterature
#KidLit
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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY Saturday, June 15, 2019 11-11:30am Mary Riley Styles Library 120 N Virginia Ave Falls Church, VA 22046 (703) 248-5030 More information, here: http://www.fallschurchva.gov/424/Library To find more info and materials for Sing Books with Emily, visit the link in this posting or type the song title into the search box of the Sing Books with Emily blog: http://SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Come Sing Books with Emily #SingBooksWithEmily #IllustratedSong #SingToKids #Enrichment #SingToChildren #ChildrensMusic #PictureBookSong #Music #Sing #ShareCulturalHeritage #EducationalEnrichment #CulturalEnrichment #MusicConnectsUs #ChildrensBook #EarlyLiteracy #FunWithMusic #KitLit #KidsBook #PictureBook #MusicInTheClassroom #ReadAcrossAmerica #SingAcrossAmerica #ChildrensLiterature #littlecitylibrary @MRSPL #MRSPL ‪@mrsplfc‬ #MaryReilyStylesPublicLibrary

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Saturday, June 15, 2019
11-11:30am
Mary Riley Styles Library
120 N Virginia Ave
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 248-5030

More information, here:
http://www.fallschurchva.gov/424/Library

To find more info and materials for Sing Books with Emily, visit the link in this posting or type the song title into the search box of the Sing Books with Emily blog:
http://SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com

Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on
Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Come Sing Books with Emily
#SingBooksWithEmily
#IllustratedSong
#SingToKids
#Enrichment
#SingToChildren
#ChildrensMusic
#PictureBookSong
#Music
#Sing
#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#MusicConnectsUs
#ChildrensBook
#EarlyLiteracy
#FunWithMusic
#KitLit
#KidsBook
#PictureBook
#MusicInTheClassroom
#ReadAcrossAmerica
#SingAcrossAmerica
#ChildrensLiterature
#littlecitylibrary
@MRSPL
#MRSPL
@mrsplfc
#MaryReilyStylesPublicLibrary

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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SONGBOOK SERIES BY SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

 

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1814 STAR SPANGLED BANNER FLAG COLLAGE
by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily

June 14 is Flag Day. Celebrate with Illustrated Songs!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/june-14-is-flag-day-celebrate-with-singable-picture-books/

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Photo by Matt Howe

Sing Books with Emily’s
Sing Rhymes Workshop For Grown Ups

MISSION
Conduct a workshop to encourage grownups to sing rhymes with kids. The workshop will help grownups (parents, caregivers, grandparents, educators) to sing the rhymes, offer ideas for what to sing, provide materials (and resources) to sing with, and explain why engaging in this activity is such a good idea.

MATERIALS INCLUDED

  • Sing Books with Emily’s Song Book Series
    https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series
  • Handouts for each of the curriculum points
  • A song sheet for each rhyme we learn with guitar/ukulele chords (featuring a picture for kids to color and space to decorate the page)
  • A song sheet with just lyrics of each rhyme (featuring a picture for kids to color and space to decorate the page)
  • A CD with vocal and instrumental of the rhymes learned in each session

WORKSHOP CURRICULUM
Each workshop includes:

  • Quick, very basic, voice lesson 
  • A few tips on the craft of singing songs
  • A brief rundown on why singing rhymes is so good for you and so incredibly beneficial to the children in your care
  • Depending on time, 5-10 rhymes (probably based on a theme)
    • Interesting background about the rhyme
    • Get song sheets for each rhyme (with and without guitar/ukulele chords) that you can keep and sing with children and use to build a songbook
    • Sing each rhyme with Emily (with ukulele) enough times to get a basic familiarity and feel comfortable singing
    • Activity suggestions for movements while singing, art to create, or further learning
    • Access to Emily’s online resources for that rhyme to remember the tune, print more copies, learn more about the rhyme (etc)
    • An art activity for some or all of the rhymes

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT EMILY 

Emily Gleichenhaus (aka Miss Emily or Mrs. G) is a professional performer with a background in Music Theater and Cabaret.  Emily grew up in Indianapolis, IN and went to Indiana University where where she studied and performed Theater Arts and Music. After school, Emily performed professionally at Indianapolis Starlight Musicals and Indiana Repertory Theater. Emily lived in New York City for most of the 1990s and studied at HB Studios where she was selected to perform in her first group cabaret under the direction of Charles Nelson Reilly and Donna McKechnie. After moving to Washington, DC (and then Arlington, VA), Emily started a family and continued to practice the art of cabaret, was selected for the prestigious Cabaret Conference at Yale University, and created and performed a number of solo (and group) cabaret shows including a project funded by an Individual Artist Spotlight Grant from the Arlington County Commission for the Arts. Emily received a 2016 Honored Citizen Award from Arlington County Public Schools for her Sing Books work. The seeds for Sing Books with Emily program began in 2007 with monthly visits to (now closed) Aladdin’s Lamp Bookstore in Arlington, VA and has continued since then expanding repertoire and venues many classrooms, libraries, bookstores, farmer’s markets, workshops, adult classes, and private functions. Emily had been performing Sing Books with Emily and writing about the wonderful world of Illustrated Song (in her blog SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com) for over 10 years, including many thousands of performances.  The magic of music is endlessly astounding. Come Sing Books with Emily and experience the magic for yourself.

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY’S REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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How to Sing a Song for Performance or Just for Fun (a Primer)
By Emily Gleichenhaus, Sing Books with Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/how-to-sing-a-song-for-performance-or-just-for-fun-a-primer-by-emily-gleichenhaus-mrs-g/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES HOST PAGE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Holidays
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/12/06/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-holidays/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Many Songs, One Twinkly Tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-for-the-very-young-many-songs-one-twinkly-tune/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Lullabies
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-lullabies/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Poetry
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-poetry/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Little Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-little-songs/

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

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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Sing Books with Emily Photo Gallery
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/photogallery/

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Sing Books with Emily’s Sing Rhymes Workshop For Grown Ups
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/sing-books-with-emilys-sing-rhymes-workshop-for-grown-ups/

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Emily’s Performance History
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-performance-history/

This post is an addendum to the post:

SHE’LL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/read-sing-play-abc-sing-along-a-singable-book-letter-r-tune-of-shell-be-comin-round-the-mountain/

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I created a Franken-Version of SHE’LL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN.  You will have to forgive me, but I was desperate.  I grew up singing that song and I always loved it. There are a number of illustrations and they all have their merits, but each book had some kind of problem that kept me from singing it.

The biggest problem I ran into is that most versions are too long.  The song is hilarious and fun, but the music is repetitive.  So, with too many verses going on and on, you lose the kids after a while.  Or I may not have liked the subject matter. Or I may not have liked that the version accumulates the sounds.

I COULD play ukulele for the song.  However, if it’s possible to have instrumental music that is better.  I like playing ukulele for shorter rhymes.  The challenge for the ukulele is that I need a volunteer to hold this book and turn pages.  This is fine, but most people really don’t want to do that, so I need to limit the number of songs I ask for this help in each performance.  And it’s better if I’m asking help for short songs.  My other challenge at the moment is that I don’t currently have a collaborator to work with making new instrumentals. The person I’d worked with previously stopped doing that work.  This was a huge blow to me. But this loss DID drive me to ultimately settle on the ukulele, which has greatly expanded my musical abilities and repertoire into rhymes and folk songs.  But, again, this cycles back to the challenge of accompanying myself and needing help with the books. I’m looking for a new arranger/collaborator to make new instrumentals, but this person has not been revealed yet.  There really are lots of available instrumentals for this familiar folk song, but as I said, most of them are too long.

As luck would have it, there was one terrific country sounding arrangement of this song that was NOT too long.  But the book it went with has a subject matter that I am not comfortable with.  The main character is a rodeo clown.  The illustrations are adorable, but I just have a bit of a problem with animal cruelty in rodeos that I can’t abide even if the clown in these pictures is really cute.

I absolutely love the pictures that New Zealand illustrator Jenny Cooper made for this song:

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She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Jenny Cooper
Sung by The Topp Twins

Jenny Cooper’s illustration was hard to find, as her books are not published in the United States.  I found the pictures in a compilation of songs she illustrated in collaboration with The Topp Twins (a hilarious comedy duo also from Down Under) and ordered it from an Australian bookseller.

As I said, I love these pictures, but this version is too long.

So this is what I did: I pieced a bunch of things together.  I scanned pictures of the pages I wanted from this version and to fit the number of verses in the instrumental I liked that came with the book which had a subject matter I did not like. I fitted these pages into a sheet protectors and into a folder with prongs.  This made a handy little book.

The production quality is not what I would ultimately want, but it is good enough to enjoy the illustrated song and sing it with kids who otherwise might not get to sing it!

To finish it off, I devised some responses.  This tune has got space in it for responding to what the main character of the song does:

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SHE'LL BE COMIN' (cooper cropped) response and motion sheet
She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain (SBWE Cooper Cropped) Response Sheet
Traditional Words and Tune
Responses Devised by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
SHE’LL BE COMIN’ (cooper cropped) response and motion sheet

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SHE’LL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/read-sing-play-abc-sing-along-a-singable-book-letter-r-tune-of-shell-be-comin-round-the-mountain/

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SHE’LL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN: a response sheet and Sing Books with Emily’s abridged Franken-Version
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/shell-be-coming-round-the-mountain-a-response-sheet-for-sing-books-with-emilys-abridged-franken-version/

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A cute version of SHE’LL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN from Classic Books with Holes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/a-cute-version-of-shell-be-coming-round-the-mountain-from-classic-books-with-holes/

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CHILD’S PLAY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
Child’s Play and their Classic Books with Holes Series = a Treasure Trove of Great Songs and Sing-Along Arrangements
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/childs-play-and-thier-classic-books-with-holes-series-a-treasure-trove-of-great-songs-and-sing-along-arrengements/

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“Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along,” A Singable Book, Letter R (tune of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-r-tune-of-%E2%80%9Cshell-be-comin-round-the-mountain%E2%80%9D/

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STEVEN KELLOGG
The Singable Picture Books of Steven Kellogg
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/singable-picture-books-of-steven-kellogg/

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GIRL SCOUT SONGS FOR TROOP 2740 RESOURCES PAGE
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/girl-scouts-songs-troop-2740/

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I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago, a Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/i-was-born-about-ten-thousand-years-ago-a-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/
(Lyric page available at this link)

It’s so much fun to visit Prince William Country Public Libraries this summer!  It was a sweet trip to Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library, and to see Lynn Casey the Library Supervisor.  These neighborhood libraries in PWC are snug little spots, but they provide such a wonderful service to their community.  We had a lovely crowd in the Children’s section, with the visitors all very engaged and singing along.

These are the illustrated songs we sang, listed in no particular order:

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

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted and Illustrated by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

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ITSY BITSY / EENSY WEENSY SPIDER (for SBWE, songsheet w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Raffi and Michael Creber
To view or print this page, click here:
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eensy weensy w raffi verse (no chords)
ITSY BITSY / EENSY WEENSY SPIDER (for SBWE, song sheet no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Raffi and Michael Creber
To view or print this page, click here:
eensy weensy w raffi verse (no chords)

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big rock candy mountains cantata
Big Rock Candy Mountains (Cantata Learning)
Retold by Drew Temperante
Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
Music Arranged by StevenCMusic

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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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The Grand Old Duke of York (for SBWE, w Chords in D)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here
grand old duke of york for SBWE in D

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grand old duke of york for SBWE no chords
The Grand Old Duke of York (for SBWE, no Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here
grand old duke of york for SBWE no chords

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The Grand Old Duke of York (for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE

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SMILE SONG
Traditional Words and Tune
Words and Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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Smile Song w chords SBWE
SMILE SONG Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words and Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Smile Song w chords SBWE

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Smile Song no chords SBWE
SMILE SONG Song Sheet (no Chords) for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words and Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Smile Song no chords SBWE

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bear went over the mountain dorenkamp
The Bear Went Over the Mountain (Children’s Favorite Activity Songs)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Michelle Dorenkamp
“Favorite” Series by ChildsWorld

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Bear Went Over the Mountain for SBWE in C

The Bear Went Over the Mountain for SBWE w Chords
Traditional Words and Tune
Song Sheet Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
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Bear Went Over the Mountain for SBWE in C

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Bear Went Over the Mountain for SBWE (no chords)
The Bear Went Over the Mountain for SBWE no Chords
Traditional Words and Tune
Song Sheet Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
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Bear Went Over the Mountain for SBWE (no chords)

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SBWE SBS old king cole w chords Dm

Old King Cole Sing Along Sheet SBWE w Chords Dm
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Assembled by Sing Books with Emily
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SBWE SBS old king cole w chords Dm

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SBWE SBS old king cole (no chords)
Old King Cole for SBWE SBS (no chords)

Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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old king cole book for sbwe cover only
Old King Cole Sing Along Booklet for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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i'm late sbwe book cover for blog
I’m Late
From Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Words by Bob Hilliard
Music by Sammy Fain
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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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

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SBWE SBS TWINKLE LITTLE BAT w chords
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
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SBWE SBS TWINKLE LITTLE BAT w chords

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SBWE SBS ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
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SBWE SBS ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait

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SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
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SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

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ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE
AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
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ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE

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SBWE SBS ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords
AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN W CHORDS FOR SBWE SONGBOOK SERIES
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
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SBWE SBS ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords

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SBWE SBS ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait

ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alph & Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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SBWE SBS ZYX letters caps w sign no chords
ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alph for SBWE Songbook Series

Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
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SBWE SBS ZYX letters caps w sign no chords

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SBWE SBS baa baa blacksheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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up up up
Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

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five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2
Five Little Owls w chords for SBWE Songbook Series (Updated) 

Rhyme by Anonymous
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
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five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

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Bat Hat Johnstone small
Bat, Bat Come Under My Hat
Traditional Mother Goose Nusery Rhyme
Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
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bat bat come under my hat w chords C

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bat bat come under my hat w chords C

Bat, Bat Come Under My Hat (for SBWE w chords in C)
Traditional Mother Goose Nusery Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
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bat bat come under my hat w chords C

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bat bat come under my hat (no chords)
Bat, Bat Come Under My Hat (for SBWE no chords)
Traditional Mother Goose Nusery Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print the song sheet, click here:
bat bat come under my hat (no chords)

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I had a terrific time at the Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library in Woodbridge, VA this morning! A lovely crowd, very engaged. We sang a lot of illustrated songs kids can add to their summer reading or 1000 Books before Kindergarten. I’ll post the list very soon. While I was at this library, I picked up this handy little flyer with all the dates I’ll get to Sing Books in Prince William County this summer. Come sing with me! We will have a wonderful time! *********** Save the dates for Sing Books at Prince William Public Libraries! Dale City: Wed, June 26, 10:30 a.m. Independent Hill: Wed, July 17, 10:30 a.m. Montclair: Sat, 7/20, 10:30 a.m. Tokens will be issued 30 mins before the program. Nokesville: Wed, 7/24, 10:30 a.m. Potomac: Wed, 7/24, 2:00 p.m. *********** To find more info and materials for Sing Books with Emily, visit the link in this posting or type the song title into the search box of the Sing Books with Emily blog: http://SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Come Sing Books with Emily #SingBooksWithEmily #IllustratedSong #SingToKids #Enrichment #SingToChildren #ChildrensMusic #PictureBookSong #Music #Sing #ShareCulturalHeritage #EducationalEnrichment #CulturalEnrichment #MusicConnectsUs #ChildrensBook #EarlyLiteracy #FunWithMusic #KitLit #KidsBook #PictureBook #MusicInTheClassroom #ReadAcrossAmerica #SingAcrossAmerica #ChildrensLiterature @PWCGOV #PrinceWilliamPublicLibrary #pwpls @pwpls @PrinceWmLibrary

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I had a terrific time at the Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library in Woodbridge, VA this morning! A lovely crowd, very engaged. We sang a lot of illustrated songs kids can add to their summer reading or 1000 Books before Kindergarten. I’ll post the list very soon. While I was at this library, I picked up this handy little flyer with all the dates I’ll get to Sing Books in Prince William County this summer. Come sing with me! We will have a wonderful time!

Save the dates for Sing Books at Prince William Public Libraries!
Dale City: Wed, June 26, 10:30 a.m.
Independent Hill: Wed, July 17, 10:30 a.m.
Montclair: Sat, 7/20, 10:30 a.m. Tokens will be issued 30 mins before the program.
Nokesville: Wed, 7/24, 10:30 a.m.
Potomac: Wed, 7/24, 2:00 p.m.

To find more info and materials for Sing Books with Emily, visit the link in this posting or type the song title into the search box of the Sing Books with Emily blog:
http://SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com

Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on
Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Come Sing Books with Emily
#SingBooksWithEmily
#IllustratedSong
#SingToKids
#Enrichment
#SingToChildren
#ChildrensMusic
#PictureBookSong
#Music
#Sing
#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#MusicConnectsUs
#ChildrensBook
#EarlyLiteracy
#FunWithMusic
#KitLit
#KidsBook
#PictureBook
#MusicInTheClassroom
#ReadAcrossAmerica
#SingAcrossAmerica
#ChildrensLiterature
@PWCGOV
#PrinceWilliamPublicLibrary
#pwpls
@pwpls
@PrinceWmLibrary

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COLORS!  CELEBRATE COLOR IN ILLUSTRATED SONGS
The songs in this list extol the joys of color
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/colors-in-illustrated-song/

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EMILY’S SING BOOKS REPERTOIRE
The Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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EMILY’S UPCOMING (AND PAST) PERFORMANCES
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 10:30am, Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library

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