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This post is an addendum to the post
YANKEE DOODLE IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/little-house-songs-yankee-doodle/

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Yankee Doodle (Steven Kellogg’s)

Traditional Tune
Words by Edward Bangs
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

 

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A Song Sheet (with and without guitar chords) for Steven Kellogg’s illustration of Yankee Doodle

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YANKEE DOODLE IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

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This post features a version of “Yankee Doodle” that appears in “Little House in the Big Woods”

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LITTLE HOUSE SONGS: LAURA INGALLS WILDER – SONGS OF THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS
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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!
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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
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This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily, Service Providers, Vendors, Audio and Video to help you SING-ALONG!
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Happy Independence Day from Sing Books with Emily, and an addition to the Yankee Doodle Repertoire
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Text Poster for Yankee Doodle 1776 Verse
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YANKEE DOODLE FOR SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/yankee-doodle-for-sbwe-sing-along-page/

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LUCY LOCKET, A SINGABLE MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYME (same tune as YANKEE DOODLE)
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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
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FUN SONGS SERIES on SBWE
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KEEP ON SEWING BETSY ROSS, an Illustrated Song
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YANKEE DOODLE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
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STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
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September 2017

Thanks to Miss Robin for the picture!
a moment from singing
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

2017 09 14 SBWE PreK Miss Robin - Copy

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SBWE Photo Gallery

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/take-me-out-to-the-ballgame-a-singable-picture-book-with-a-sing-along-by-mo-playing-fife/

We started at the very beginning this morning with second graders at Tuckahoe Elementary School.

Thanks to Ms. Campbell for capturing the moment.

Sometimes Sing Books can be a little like singing as a sporting event.  It’s always fun and makes me sooooooo happy!

 

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This post is an addendum to the post
TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, in illustrated song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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I love Jerry Pinkney’s beautiful water color rendition of TWINKLE LITTLE STAR. 

It’s wonderful that he chose to illustrate the entire poem.  In doing this, Pinkney invented a captivating dreamscape, of a chipmunk’s journey through a night, to tell the story.

I decided that it would be nice to accompany myself on guitar to sing this and will request a helper to hold the book and turn the pages.  Such a delightful book deserves to get some freshly made music to go with it.

If you would like to sing and play this book, a free, printable PDF of Jane Taylor’s poem and the guitar chords to go with the song, is embedded below.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Poem by Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

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twinkle little star w chords complete pinkney
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star SBWE Songsheet w chords Pinkney
Poem by Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
twinkle little star w chords complete pinkney

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twinkle little star complete (no chords)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star SBWE Songsheet complete no chords
Poem by Jane Taylor
To view or print this poem, click here:
twinkle little star complete (no chords)

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

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Baa Baa Blacksheep, an Illustrated Song
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Scintillate Globule Vivific, an Illustrated Song
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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, an Illustrated Song

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, an Illustrated Song
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IZA TRAPANI
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ROSEMARY WELLS
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CHILDCRAFT
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JERRY PINKNEY
The Singable Picture Books of Jerry Pinkney
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A Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for Twinkle Little Star
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STARS
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Using TWINKLE LITTLE STAR to Earn Girl Scout Performer Badge
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MUSIC MAP 
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Two Twinklers for The Star
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Happy Play Music on the Porch Day 2017

As always, I’ve got a story to tell about the song.

I was driving home from a visit to Richmond, VA with my friend Cindy a few weeks ago and she reminded me of this song which she was reminiscing was part of a 1970’s theme medley she sang with other Mouseketeers when she was a performer at Disney World.

This song really brought me back to my childhood.  I assembled some chords for singing it, fixed up a simple arrangement for myself, and tinkered with a few of the lyrics to suit ideas a little better.  This seemed like an OK thing to do since every recording I researched used a slightly different set of lyrics.

I’m still pretty new to the guitar, so this has taken a lot of practice.  But I love the message and the them so much that I’m planning to sing it at the beginning of every Sing Books visit.  I BELIEVE every single word of this song.  It’s the perfect thing to set the stage and get us warmed up to revel in the joys and benefits of music together.

So, with that in mind, I decided to play it, sitting on my porch, for Play Music on Your Porch Day 2017.

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VIDEO
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228.
The Creature’s Twilight Fugue

Cicadas in the trees
Ratchet and shimmer
In a semi-synchronized
Frenzy of sound

Coming in waves of exaltation
They praise the glory of summer

In the ebbs
The birds get in a note or two
Of a crisp counterpoint

Then
Like a dervish with a prayer
A slow rolling buzz gathers
Into another cicadian whirl
Releasing bliss into the air

Until the light falls
And they put their instruments away
For the crickets’ turn
To rejoice in the miracle
Of
Now

(8/25/2017)

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This post is an addendum to the post
LUCY LOCKET LOST HER POCKET, a Singable, Illustrated Rhyme
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/lucy-locket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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At this video’s 2:17 mark (embedded in the following link’s article and depicting “A Reenactment of a Wealthy Woman Getting Dressed in 18th-Century England”), we get a demonstration of how Lucy Locket would have put on her pocket (and how she might have lost it).

http://www.slate.com/articles/video/video/2017/08/how_women_got_dressed_in_18th_century_england_video.html

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes with Individually Illustrated Singable Picture Books
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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES HOST PAGE
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