Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

This post is an addendum to the post
DO RE MI, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/do-re-mi-a-fun-song-to-sing-and-learn-a-little-about-music-too/

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Do Re Mi (Miriam Bos)
Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Miriam Bos
Published by  QuartoKnows

At the same time as I stumbled upon an adorable illustrated rendition of MY FAVORITE THINGS, I also found that QuartoKnows.com had published a beautiful version of the song DO RE ME.  Both of these illustrated songs are part of a series, promisingly called “Broadway Baby.”  I hope QuartoKnows publishes a lot more titles for that series!

The illustrations by Miriam Bos are rendered in gorgeous colors, all done in a retro, Tyrolean feel as they dash around, play, and sing in an alpine setting. The book is charming beyond belief and it is will be great fun to use it for sharing this marvelously sing-alongable ditty from the Great American Songbook.

I especially love that the children are purposefully multiculural.  There are children from many cultural backgrounds in the classrooms I visit and this has made me keenly aware of the images of children depicted in the books I sing.  It’s been difficult to find illustrations in which the children depicted were anything but white.  But with QuartoKnows publications of MY FAVORITE THINGS and DO RE ME, every kid I sing with will be able to find a character in the books with whom they can identify.

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Illustrator Miriam Bos’ webpage for this book:
https://miriambos.com/do-re-mi-broadway-baby/

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

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Do Re Mi, a fun song to sing and learn a little about music, too
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/do-re-mi-a-fun-song-to-sing-and-learn-a-little-about-music-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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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
https://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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Do Re Me Rainbow Bells Code Sheets by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/do-re-me-rainbow-bells/

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2017 Illustration for DO RE ME
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/2017-illustration-for-do-re-mi-from-the-sound-of-music/

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This post is an addendum to the post
MY FAVORITE THINGS, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/my-favorite-things-a-singable-picture-book/

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I stumbled upon an adorable illustrated rendition of MY FAVORITE THINGS, published in 2017 by QuartoKnows.com.  MY FAVORITE THINGS (and another title DO RE ME) is part of a series, promisingly called “Broadway Baby.”  I hope QuartoKnows publishes a lot more titles for that series!

The illustrations are graphical, retro looking, and boldly colorful.  I really appreciate that the characters are multi-cultural.  It’s exciting to find new illustrated songs, but often I find myself cringing that the characters are all white.  No worries with this one.  Every kid will find a character in the book to identify with.

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

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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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
https://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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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

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

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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2017 Illustration for MY FAVORITE THINGS

This post is an addendum to the post
Ah vous dirai-je Maman, an Illustrated Song Sheet by ELEG for SBWE for the Cute French Nursery Song from which Came the Tune for Twinkle Little Star
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-an-illustrated-song-sheet-by-eleg-for-sbwe-for-the-cute-french-nursery-song-from-which-came-the-tune-for-twinkle-little-star/

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This morning, while performing morning duties and listening to WETA, my local NPR classical music station, the announcer came on to introduce the 3rd movement of Theador von Schacht’s clarinet concerto in B-Flat Major, which plays with variations on the tune written for the old French nursery rhyme “AH, VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN.

The third movement beings at around 16 minutes and 27 seconds.  Listen for the familiar tune, and enjoy the masterful clarinetist!

What I love about the tune and rhyme is that they are the basis for a whole bunch of nursery songs we know and love, including TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR.

I so, enjoy sharing the whole set of songs that use this tune with children because you can draw on an incredible menu of culture, music, and literature to engage the kids.  Enjoying this set really drives the point that something seemingly simply can often hide clues to things deeply profound.

I call the set, MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE.

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one twinkly tune many songs cover only
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BINDER COVER
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs cover & edge

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one twinkly tune many songs brief history
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BRIEF HISTORY
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history

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

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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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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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SONG/BOOK SETS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/twinkle-twinkle-little-bat-a-singable-poem-with-pictures-and-a-play-on-a-classic/

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY VIDEO SERIES

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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SINGABLE PLACEMATS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/singable-placemats/

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ANIMAL ALPHABET, AN ILLUSTRATED MUSIC VIDEO BY KEY WILDE & MR. CLARK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/illustratedvideoswildeclark/

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

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Using TWINKLE LITTLE STAR to Earn Girl Scout Performer Badge
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/using-twinkle-little-star-to-earn-girl-scout-performer-badge/

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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK WITH MRS. G AND FRIENDS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/girl-scout-songbook-w-mrs-g-friends/

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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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“Ah vous dirai-je, Maman” in a clarinet concerto (into my heart, and jumps off the Sing Books page)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/ah-vous-dirai-je-maman-in-a-clarinet-concerto-into-my-heart-and-jumps-off-the-sing-books-page/

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more-we-get-together cantata
The More We Get Together (Cantata Learning)
Retold by Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
Published by Cantata Learning

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Video of vocal music that comes on CD with the book (or available via download) by Cantata Learning

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Instrumental video of the same song, so you can sing solo!

 

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Cantata Learning web page for THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER
https://cantatalearning.com/products/the-more-we-get-together/

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Cantata Learning provides beautifully produced musical tracks (both vocal and instrumental) to accompany their books.  These are perfect for a kid enjoying the book solo or sitting on a parent’s lap.

These accompaniments don’t always work very well for my purposes in sharing these songs with a classes of kids sitting before me on the carpet.  In these situations, I have to absolutely keep things moving.  And, though beautifully produced, with terrific vocals and arrangements, often, the length of these arrangements (with lots of instrumental breaks, for example, between verses), the instrumentals are too long to hold the attention of 50 plus kids.  And, besides keeping things moving, experience has taught me when to keep things simple, too.  To this end, I assembled the words with some simple guitar chords.  I can play the whole song through and kids can sing along. This is a terrific little song to remind kids about working together and being kind to one another, and this simple song sheet with guitar chords allows us to enjoy that theme, sing along, keep things moving, and keep it all nice and simple.

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More We Get Together (Cantata) w chords
The More We Get Together (Cantata Learning w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Intended to accompany illustration published by Cantata Learning
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (Cantata) w chords

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CANTATA LEARNING ILLUSTRATED SONGS
This collection is compiled on a board in the Sing Books with Emily Pinterest account
https://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/cantata-learning-illustrated-songs/

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THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/the-more-we-get-together-an-illustrated-song/

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The More We Get Together, Published by Cantata Learning, and a Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/the-more-we-get-together-published-by-cantata-learning-and-a-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
In honor of Tuckahoe Elementary 2017/2018 School Year Theme, “Kindness is Contagious,” I assembled these songs from my repertoire, celebrating this important idea
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/kindness-is-courageous-in-illustrated-song/

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FRIENDSHIP
A collection of songs celebrating friendship (and the things that make it possible)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/friendship-in-illustrated-song/

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What’s It All About?
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/whats-it-all-about/

 

The little song, THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, fits nicely into the Kindness is Contagious theme, that I’m working to share with children. I didn’t have accompaniment for singing it, so I decided such a sweet little song was perfect for accompanying myself.  To this end, I created these little song sheets, that I hope you will enjoy, too.

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More We Get Together (SBWE) w chords

The More We Get Together (for SBWE w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (SBWE) w chords

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More We Get Together (SBWE) no chords
The More We Get Together (for SBWE no Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (SBWE) no chords

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KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
In honor of Tuckahoe Elementary 2017/2018 School Year Theme, “Kindness is Contagious,” I assembled these songs from my repertoire, celebrating this important idea
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/kindness-is-courageous-in-illustrated-song/

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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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FRIENDSHIP
A collection of songs celebrating friendship (and the things that make it possible)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/friendship-in-illustrated-song/

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What’s It All About?
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/whats-it-all-about/

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THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/the-more-we-get-together-an-illustrated-song/

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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/

The simplicity of a song like Dreidel Song can be deceptive.  A song like this one can give a window into, and appreciation for, another way to look at the world. Sharing songs that celebrate traditions other than the ones most kids practice increases tolerance and curiosity. And it’s fun!  Kids love to sing the Dreidel Song because it is sweet and easy to memorize. The game is fun to play, too.

There are a few illustrations and I finally got around to creating song sheets with easy guitar chords for sharing the ones on my shelf.

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Dreidel Song w chords for SBWE - 2
The Dreidel Song for SBWE (with guitar chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Dreidel Song w chords for SBWE – 2

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Dreidel Song for SBWE - 2 (no chords)
The Dreidel Song for SBWE (no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Dreidel Song for SBWE – 2 (no chords)

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This version is an expanded adaptation for the tune.  It sings about a night of family fun for Hanukkah.  The family gathers, makes latkes, lights the menorah candles, and plays dreidel.  The back of the book has a recipe for latkes, instructions for playing dreidel, and music for singing the song.

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I Have a Little Dreidel

Traditional Tune
Words by Maxie Baum
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

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Dreidel Song w chords for SBWE - 2 - (Baum)
Dreidel Song /  I Have a Little Dreidel
Traditional Tune
Song Adapted and Expanded by Maxie Baum
Intended to accompany book by Maxie Baum, Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
To view or print this page, click here:
Dreidel Song w chords for SBWE – 2 – (Baum)

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS
(Hanukkah, Hanukah, Chanukah, Hannukah, Hannukkah, Channukah)

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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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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LITTLE SONGS: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-little-songs/

Sing Books got to make a special visit to Fairfax Villa Elementary School on 12/7/2017.  Organized by friend and teacher Lin Eib, it was great fun to sing illustrated songs with all the Kindergarten classes assembled in the Library.

Here are the illustrated songs we sang, listed randomly:

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take me home country roads
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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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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frosty the snowman wade zahares
Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares

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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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Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem by Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Post for this special illustration:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/a-new-ride-over-the-river/

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one twinkly tune many songs cover only
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BINDER COVER
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs cover & edge

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To help keep track of what was written and when, I assembled this brief history which you can put in the binder with the other sheets:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BRIEF HISTORY
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history

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ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Card Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this card, click here:
ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

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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
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS TWINKLE LITTLE BAT w chords

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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 star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for SBWE

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SBWE SBS twinkle little star w chords
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS twinkle little star w chords

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Twinkle Little Star
Traditional Tune
From the Poem by Jane Taylor
To view or print this book, click here:
twinkle little star eleg sbwe

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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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baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe cover
Baa!  Baa!  Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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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
To view or print this sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords

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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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Jingle Bells for SBWE w chords complete
Jingle Bells (for SBWE w chords, complete poem)
Poem by James Pierpont
Traditional Tune
Guitar Chords Assembled by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Jingle Bells for SBWE w chords complete

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Jingle Bells for SBWE no chords complete
Jingle Bells (for SBWE no chords, complete poem)
Poem by James Pierpont
Traditional Tune
Guitar Chords Assembled by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Jingle Bells for SBWE no chords complete

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jingle bells susan jeffers.jpg
Jingle Bells
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional  Tune
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers

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Jingle Bells SBWE w chords Jeffers

Jingle Bells (w chords for SBWE 1)
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional  Tune
Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
Intended to Fit Rendition Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
To view or print this page, click here:
Jingle Bells SBWE w chords Jeffers

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my favorite things warhola
My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

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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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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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KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
In honor of Tuckahoe Elementary 2017/2018 School Year Theme, “Kindness is Contagious,” I assembled these songs from my repertoire, celebrating this important idea
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/kindness-is-courageous-in-illustrated-song/

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