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A fun spooky song that I found and adapted for your spooky enjoyment!

HALLOWEEN IS HERE.

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Halloween is Here SBWE w chords
Halloween Is Here (for SBWE w chords)
Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Tune of One Little, Two Little
To view or print this page, click here:
Halloween is Here SBWE w chords

Halloween Is Here (SBWE cover only)
Halloween Is Here (for SBWE book)
Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Tune of One Little, Two Little

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Halloween is Here SBWE no chords
Halloween Is Here (for SBWE no chords)
Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Tune of One Little, Two Little
To view or print this page, click here:
Halloween is Here SBWE no chords

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Related Posts

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HALLOWEEN

A list of spooky, fun, funny and evocative songs for our favorite October Holiday
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/halloween-singable-picture-books-ooooooooeeeeeeeee/

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

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As always it was great fun to visit the Reston Regional Library.  Such a wonderful staff they have. I got to meet Marcia, their resident storyteller, which was a real treat.  And, it was great to see friends old and new.

The theme for this visit was songs for Autumn and Halloween.  With the songs we sang, I tried, as always, to think outside the box a little bit.  We sang songs that are classic for the season (like FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS and FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT and OVER IN THE HOLLOW), but also those that might be a little weird as well as spooky, where events in the song are upside down or not quite right (BACKWARDS BIRTHDAY PARTY and TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT).

For a list of SING BOOKS’ UPCOMING VISITS TO RESTON REGIONAL LIBRARY, scroll to bottom of the post.  I hope to see you there!

These are the Illustrated Songs we sang, listed in random order:

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fox went out on a chilly night spier 2014
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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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
To view or print this page, click here:
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

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five little owls book for ELEG SBWE cover only
Five Little Owls

Rhyme by Anonymous
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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Five Little Pumpkins

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

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sweet suffolk owl book for singing book cover
Sweet Suffolk Owl
Poem Attributed to an Anonymous Author
Illustrations Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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SBWE SBS wise old owl w chords
Wise Old Owl Song Sheet w Chords SBWE SBS
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS wise old owl w chords

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wise old owl book eleg sbwe cover only
Wise Old Owl for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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octopus's garden starr cort
Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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

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Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE cover only
Aunt Flossie Waltzing with Bears
Song Adapted from the Song My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears (by Theodore Geisel)
Original Adapted Words and Music by Dale Marxem, Robert L. Force, Albert d’Oseche
Words, Tune and Chords Adapted for SBWE
Additional Lyrics by Emily Gleichenhaus

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Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE song sheet
Aunt Flossie Waltzing with Bears (song sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Song Adapted from the Song My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears (by Theodore Geisel)
Original Adapted Words and Music by Dale Marxem, Robert L. Force, Albert d’Oseche
Words, Tune and Chords Adapted for SBWE
Additional Lyrics by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE song sheet

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Over in the Hollow
Sing to the Tune of “Over in the Meadow
Words Adapted by Rebecca Dickinson
Illustrated by Stephan Britt

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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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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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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
To view or print this card, click here:
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
To view or print this card, click here:
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
To view or print this sheet, click here:
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
To view or print this sheet, click here:
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
To view or print this Sing Along Card, click here:
SBWE SBS ZYX letters caps w sign no chords

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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

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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 twinkle little star no chords
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet (no 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 no chords

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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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SBWE SBS TWINKLE LITTLE BAT no chords
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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SING BOOKS’ UPCOMING VISITS TO RESTON REGIONAL LIBRARY:

  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11-11:30am, Reston Regional Library, Celebrate 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten theme
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11-11:30am, Reston Regional Library,  Christmas/Hanukkah/Thanksgiving/Seasonal Songs Theme
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11-11:30am, Reston Regional Library,  Winter Theme
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11-11:30am, Reston Regional Library,  LOVE for Valentine’s Day Theme
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11-11:30am, Reston Regional Library,  Fun Song Grab Bag
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Saturday, April 4/7, 2018 at 11-11:30am, Reston Regional Library,  Spring Theme
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11-11:30am, Reston Regional Library,  Fun Song Grab Bag Theme

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Related Posts

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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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AUTUMN
Illustrated Songs to Celebrate Autumn
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/illustrated-songs-to-celebrate-autumn/

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HALLOWEEN

A list of spooky, fun, funny and evocative songs for our favorite October Holiday
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/halloween-singable-picture-books-ooooooooeeeeeeeee/

 

To my chagrin, the onset of a cold kept me from a few of the previously scheduled visits in this 2 week rotation.  I will look forward extra much to the next visits with friends who I missed in this round.

In each class, we sang a selection of the following illustrated songs (randomly listed):

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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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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

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

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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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mail myself to you cover only
Mail Myself to You
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home and library use only.

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Late for School

Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

 

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Shape Song Swingalong
Words and Music by SteveSongs
Illustrated by David Sim
Published by Barefoot Books 

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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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tomorrow 4 sbwe cover only
Tomorrow
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE
For classroom use only.

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

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

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SBWE SBS old king cole w chords
Old King Cole w Chords for SBWE SBS
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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yankee doodle 1776 verse text sbwe eleg w chords
Yankee Doodle for SBWE Sing Along Sheet with Guitar Chords
Traditional Words and Tune Slightly Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

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yankee doodle by Mary Blair - Copy
Yankee Doodle (Illustrated by Mary Blair)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Mary Blair
From: My First Sing-A-Song Book (71 Favourite Songs to Sing and Play)

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yankee doodle two 1776 verse text sbwe eleg portrait w title
Yankee Doodle Two 1776 verse for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune Slightly Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
yankee doodle two 1776 verse text sbwe eleg portrait w title

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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
To view or print this page, click here:
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

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five little owls book for ELEG SBWE cover only
Five Little Owls

Rhyme by Anonymous
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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SBWE SBS Little Turtle w chords
The Little Turtle Song Sheet w Guitar Chords
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Traditional Tune with Chords by ELEG for SBWE SBS
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Little Turtle w chords

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Little Turtle Kovalski 01 - Copy edit
The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

 

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

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i don't want to live on the moon - book cover only

I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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What a Wonderful World

Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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Love Me Tender
Words Elvis Presley, Vera Matson (credited),  Ken Darby (uncredited)
Music by George R. Poulton
Illustrated by Tom Browning

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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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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

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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 twinkle little star no chords
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet (no 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 no chords

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Poem by Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
(This gorgeously illustrated book gets a gold star for using the mostly unacknowledged FULL text of the poem)

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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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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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hickory dickory dock w chords bw (in D)
Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE w Chords (in D)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
hickory dickory dock w chords bw (in D)

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hickory dickory dock no chords bw
Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE (no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
hickory dickory dock no chords bw

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hickory dickory dock book cover only
Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords and Adaptation by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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Higglety pigglety pop w chords in D bw

Higglety Pigglety Pop (for SBWE, w chords) bw
Traditional Words
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Higglety pigglety pop w chords in D bw

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higgelty-pigglety-pop-johnstone-copy
Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Traditional Rhyme
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Illustration by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone

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Soft Kitty for SBWE (w chords)
SOFT KITTY (song sheet w chords)
Song by Edith Newlin
From: Songs for the Nursery School
Adapted from English Folk-Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Soft Kitty for SBWE (w chords)

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Soft Kitty Book (cover only)
SOFT KITTY (for SBWE)
Song by Edith Newlin
From: Songs for the Nursery School
Adapted from English Folk-Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE

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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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fox went out on a chilly night spier 2014
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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

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Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE cover only
Aunt Flossie Waltzing with Bears
Song Adapted from the Song My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears (by Theodore Geisel)
Original Adapted Words and Music by Dale Marxem, Robert L. Force, Albert d’Oseche
Words, Tune and Chords Adapted for SBWE
Additional Lyrics by Emily Gleichenhaus

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Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE song sheet
Aunt Flossie Waltzing with Bears (song sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Song Adapted from the Song My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears (by Theodore Geisel)
Original Adapted Words and Music by Dale Marxem, Robert L. Force, Albert d’Oseche
Words, Tune and Chords Adapted for SBWE
Additional Lyrics by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE song sheet

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don't laugh at me - glin dibley
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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A scene from FAIRY WENT A MARKETING with the classes of Ms. Campbell and Ms. Howard.  Thanks to Ms. Campbell for the Tweet!

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A scene from UP UP UP with the classes of Ms. Anctil and Mr. Mitchell.  Thanks to Ms. Anctil for the Tweet!

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KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS

Ms. Strickland at Tuckahoe Elementary School told me that the Tuckahoe Elementary School theme for this school year is KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS.  I love that!  In honor of this wonderful idea, I created an illustrated song list:

KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/kindness-is-courageous-in-illustrated-song/

When I peeked at Ms. Anctil’s Twitter feed (who was once a teacher at Tuckahoe, in fact, my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher, and who now teaches Kindergarten at Carlin Springs Elementary), she had a post that perfectly celebrates the idea that KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS.

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Tribute to Mr. Brian Allen, beloved custodian at Tuckahoe Elementary

Mr. Brian Allen, who was the custodian at Tuckahoe Elementary School the whole time my children attended that school passed away recently.  Mr. Allen always had a beautiful friendly smile and a kind greeting to give.  He was wonderful to the children, too.  He was a good man and much loved at Tuckahoe. I wrote him a little poem.

There was a man
Who worked at a school
He was a handsome and kind gentle giant

He kept the place nice
And fixed what was broken
And behaved like you’d hope a man might

Not long ago
He laid down his burden
And now his sweet soul takes flight

You were good to my son
You were good to my daughter
Thank you, good man, and sleep tight

(9/23/2017)

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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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IMPRESSIONS WHILE WALKING, MUSING, DAYDREAMING AND MAGICAL THINKING
Emily’s Poems: Taking walks, observing the world around me, and writing down what I see
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/kindness-is-courageous-in-illustrated-song/

 

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Put a Little Love in Your Heart (poster) ELEG SBWE - Copy
PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART (poster for SBWE)
To view or print this poster, click here:
Put a Little Love in Your Heart (poster) ELEG SBWE

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Put a Little Love in Your Heart (w chords for sbwe)
PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART (for SBWE)
Words and Music by Jackie DeShannon, Randy Myers, and Jimmy Holiday
Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Put a Little Love in Your Heart (w chords for sbwe)

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This past summer (2017) my daughter and I binge watched THE FLASH on Netflix.  One of the episodes was done as a musical.  This musical episode made use of the vocal talents of some of the lead characters, many of whom where characters, previously, on GLEE and those the likes of Victor Garber and Jesse L. Martin.  One of the musical numbers was a splashy, full cast, dance number version of PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART.  It was delightful.

But then I couldn’t get it out of my head.  I looked up the lyrics and they are perfect for this day and age we are living in.  The message could not be more pertinent.  Then I wondered about the guitar chord.  I found some in a key that I could play then adapted those and the arrangement for myself.  I just love singing and playing it.  PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART makes a nice medley along with I BELIEVE IN MUSIC.

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The video from THE FLASH

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The original recording by Jackie DeShannon

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Related Posts

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PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/put-a-little-love-in-your-heart-for-sbwe/

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

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SBWE VIDEO
For videos featuring “Sing Books with Emily” and Emily’s cabaret performances, visit:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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Emily’s WISDOM, INSPIRATION, AND GOOD ADVICE blog’s ALL POSTERS IN ONE PLACE page:
https://wisdominspirationgoodadvice.wordpress.com/all-poster-in-one-place/

We started the new school year all in wonderful illustrated song.  I visited the classes of Ms. Anctil (K), Miss Robin (PK), Ms. Bates (2), Ms. Bishop (K), Ms. Campbell (2), Ms. Carter (K), Ms. Chapman (K), Ms. Coffman (2), Ms. DiNardo (3), Ms. Downing (K), Ms. Everett (K), Ms. Fritz (PK), Ms. George (2), Ms. Howard (2), Ms. Kardos (1), Ms. Dolinsky (3), Ms. McLaughlin (PK), Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Morgan (K), Ms. Orr (2), Ms. Raubacher (1), Ms. Resutek (1), Ms. Sackett (1), Ms. Strickland (2), Ms. Torrence (1), Ms. Weaver (3), Ms. Yazdani (2), Ms. Youngman (3).

In each group, we sang a selection of the following songs (listed in random order for the creative thrill of it all):

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I Believe SBWE 2017 - smaller

I Believe in Music, I Believe in Love ELEG SBWE
Poster by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this poster, click here:
I Believe SBWE 2017

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i believe in music w chords (for sbwe)
I Believe in Music (w chords for SBWE)
Music and Words by Mac Davis
Arrangement and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
i believe in music w chords (for sbwe)

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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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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 (2010 hard cover edition), ISBN-13: 978-1623540449 (2014 boardbook edition)

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Space Song Rocket Ride
Words and Music by Sunny Scribens (using elements of the song AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND)
Illustrated by David Sim
CD Performance by Mark Collins
Published by Barefoot Books 

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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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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by Ursula Koering
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE SING ALONG BOOK 
Traditional Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Book Assembled for SBWE
Illustrations by Various Artists

This book is for classroom use only.

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SBWE SBS Hey Diddle w chords
Hey Diddle Diddle Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords and Adaptation by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE w Chords (in D)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
hickory dickory dock w chords bw (in D)

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Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE (no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
hickory dickory dock no chords bw

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Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Traditional Rhyme
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Illustration by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone

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Higglety pigglety pop w chords in D bw

Higglety Pigglety Pop (for SBWE, w chords) bw
Traditional Words
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Higglety pigglety pop w chords in D bw

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Higglety pigglety pop no chords bw


Higglety Pigglety Pop (for SBWE, no chords) bw
Traditional Words
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Higglety pigglety pop no chords bw

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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AMERICAN THE BEAUTIFUL (lyrics and chords for SBWE)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
To view or print this sheet, click here:
america the beautiful SBWE w chords

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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*
chelsea morning joni mitchell
Chelsea Morning
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Brian Froud

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

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both sides now mitchell
Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker

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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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Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From the Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC
For classroom use only.

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My Country tis of Thee for SBWE w chords
My Country Tis of Thee for SBWE w Chords
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune, Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
My Country tis of Thee for SBWE w chords

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My Country ’Tis of Thee (America)
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
This link is a PDF with all the words and chords for this book:
my-country-tis-of-thee-for-sbwe-w-chords-wds-4-bk

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Do All the Good You Can w Rainbow Song Sheet w Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
To view or print this poster, click here:
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Do All the Good You Can (book for song) by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE
Do All the Good You Can Poster by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
To view or print this poster, click here:
DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE

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River
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kate Spohn

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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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
To view or print this page, click here:
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

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Five Little Owls

Rhyme by Anonymous
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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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
To view or print this card, click here:
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

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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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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

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Poem by Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
(This gorgeously illustrated book gets a gold star for using the mostly unacknowledged FULL text of the poem)

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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, 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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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!  Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BINDER COVER
To view or print this page, click here:
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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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I saw a ship a-sailing Domanska, Janina
I Saw a Ship a-Sailing
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Janina Domanska

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I Saw a Ship a-Sailing for SBWE song sheet ELEG 2
I Saw a Ship a-Sailin (Long Version for SBWE)
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Tune, Arrangement, and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this songsheet, click here:
I Saw a Ship a-Sailing for SBWE song sheet ELEG 2

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Red Red Robin Lori Lee Stultz Cover
Red, Red Robin
Words and Music by Harry Woods
Illustrated by Lori Lee Stultz

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

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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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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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Mary Had a Little Lamb
Traditional Tune
Original Rhyme by Sarah Josepha Hale
Illustrated by Salley Mavor

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Mary Had a Little Lamb (for SBWE)
Traditional Tune
Words by Sarah Josepha Hale
Page and Arrangement Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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Mary Had a Little Lamb (for book)
Traditional Tune
Words by Sarah Josepha Hale
Page and Arrangement Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
mary-had-a-little-lamb-sbwe-for-book

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I Can Sing a Rainbow
Words and Music by Arthur Hamilton
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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I Can Sing a Rainbow
Words and Music by Arthur Hamilton
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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Hush Little Baby
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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Preamble Song

Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 

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The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK   (and FIFTY NIFTY STATES, too!)
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics 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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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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GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR (sing along book 4 SBWE)
Excerpt from The New Colossus
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Music by Irving Berlin
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Cover Picture by Eloise Gleichenhaus (2010)

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THE NEW COLOSSUS (song Give Me Your Tired Your Poor)
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Music by Irving Berlin
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
new-colossus-song-sheet-w-music-sbwe

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GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR (song sheet w chords 4 SBWE)
Excerpt from The New Colossus
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Music by Irving Berlin
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
give-me-your-tired-your-poor-sbwe-w-chords

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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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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:
on top of spaghetti for SBWE song sheet

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A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree (for SBWE, w chords A7)
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe A7

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A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
From: Dean’s Mother Goose Book of Rhymes (1977)

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Late for School

Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

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A scene from UP UP UP with the classes of Ms. Anctil and Mr. Mitchell (thanks to Ms. Anctil for the Tweet), September 2017

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A scene from TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME in Miss Robin’s Pre K (thanks to Miss Robin for the picture)
2017 09 14 SBWE PreK Miss Robin - Copy

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A scene from DO RE MI with Ms. Campbell and Ms. Howard Group, September 2017 (thanks to Ms. Campbell for the Tweet)

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A scene from TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS with Ms. Morgan and Ms. Bishop group (thanks to Ms. Morgan for the picture)
2017 09 Morgan Bishop

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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/

“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.”

Tom Petty

(Rest in Peace, Tom Petty)

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Related Posts

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Info and Thinking about Illustrated Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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I Believe in Music, I Believe in Love ELEG SBWE
Poster by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this poster, click here:
I Believe SBWE 2017

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i believe in music w chords (for sbwe)
I Believe in Music (w chords for SBWE)
Music and Words by Mac Davis
Arrangement and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
i believe in music w chords (for sbwe)

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The Little Girl at the Bus Stop Who Believes in Music (September 2017)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/the-little-girl-at-the-bus-stop-who-believes-in-music/

September 2017

I was close to home, finishing up a nice walk the other morning. I passed a bus stop where a little girl had arrived. She appeared to be about 5, standing there with an older woman (maybe a grandparent or a nanny) and her little brother in a stroller. I looked over and smiled. She said, “You’re that lady who came to our room to sing.” I said, “Oh, Sweetie, I’m so glad I got to sing with you,” and asked her what class she was in. We’d sung “I believe in Music” in her class. The song had sparked a lot of thought among the children that morning (our first ever Sing Books together). One kid said, “I have night visitors who come to see me and they do NOT believe in music.” I said, “Maybe you can teach them some of the songs we sing together and then they will believe.” A little boy raised his hand. He said, “I have an imaginary friend and he believes in music.” You just never know what is going to stick with the kids. That song seemed to, for whatever reason. But, it was still a magical moment when, as I said goodbye to the little girl at the bus stop and had turned to walk the rest of the way home, she called after me and said, “Mrs. G! I believe in music!” Me, too. I really, really do.

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Happy Play Music on the Porch Day, August 25, 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.

I Believe in Music, Play Music on the Porch Day 2017
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/i-believe-in-music-play-music-on-the-porch-day-2017/

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Mac Davis’s recording of his song

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Related Posts

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I BELIEVE IN MUSIC, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/i-believe-in-music-for-sing-books-with-emily/

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

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SBWE VIDEO
For videos featuring “Sing Books with Emily” and Emily’s cabaret performances, visit:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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Emily’s WISDOM, INSPIRATION, AND GOOD ADVICE blog’s ALL POSTERS IN ONE PLACE page:
https://wisdominspirationgoodadvice.wordpress.com/all-poster-in-one-place/

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