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Somewhere In My Memory
Words and Music by John Williams and Leslie Briccuse
From the Motion Picture HOME ALONE
Illustrated with Edited Vintage Greeting Cards

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PERFORMER’S NOTE

This Illustrated Song is dedicated to my mom Carole Jean Everson.  She loved the movie HOME ALONE and music by John Williams, and this song in particular.

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SOMEWHERE IN MY MEMORY, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/10/10/somewhere-in-my-memory-an-illustrated-song/

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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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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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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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Five Little Pumpkins Came Back
Words by Dan Yaccarino
Traditional Tune (Five Little Pumpkins)
Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

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Music Teacher Mr. Minner has such a nice rendition of this song.  His album includes both a vocal and a nicely produced instrumental.  This was made for FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS original song, but it works perfectly with Dan Yaccarino’s FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS CAME BACK.  In fact, because Mr. Minner’s instrumental sings the song twice through, I plan to sing the two songs as one.  Mr. Yaccarnino’s illustration of FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS first, set it down, pick up the other, then FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS CAME BACK as the second verse.  Super Duper Fun.

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FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS CAME BACK, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/10/07/five-little-pumpkins-came-back-an-illustrated-song/

I found a terrific instrumental sing along for: FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/five-little-pumpkins-a-singable-picture-book/

The sing along comes from Music Teacher @mrminner. The YouTubes of his rendition are in my blog post and you can buy the vocal and instrumental versions on iTunes.

Extra fun is Mr. Minner’s instrumental sings the song twice, so you can use FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS CAME BACK as the second verse to Dan Yaccarino’s first FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS.

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FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/five-little-pumpkins-a-singable-picture-book/

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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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COUNTING

Counting (and math) in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/counting-and-math-in-singable-picture-books/

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At the Old Haunted House
Words by Helen Ketteman
Sing to the Tune of Over in the Meadow
Illustrated by Nate Wragg

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This book features clever, enunciatable words (nicely fit to the familiar tune of Over in the Meadow); captivating and spooky (yet amusing) images and characters; and wonderfully evocative pictures (perfectly colored).  It really is a jolly cauldron of entertainment.

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As with most versions of this song (an appropriate 13 verses in this one), I have found that singing the WHOLE thing makes for a bit too much repetition of idea.  I will let audiences choose odds or evens and sing those numbers.

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This is a book filled with delicious, chewy vocabulary over which it it fun to take ones time and make choices for emphasis (or maybe to stop and talk briefly about what a word means).  For this reason, and to give myself freedom to make these choices, I will sing with a-capella (as opposed to finding or commissioning an instrumental sing along).

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AT THE OLD HAUNTED HOUSE, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/10/06/at-the-old-haunted-house-an-illustrated-song/

At the Old Haunted House
Words by Helen Ketteman
Sing to the Tune of Over in the Meadow
Illustrated by Nate Wragg

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OVER IN THE MEADOW an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/over-in-the-meadow-a-singable-picture-book/

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HALLOWEEN

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/halloween-singable-picture-books-ooooooooeeeeeeeee/

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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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The First Snowman of the Season
Original Words by Golden Orchestra
Adapted by Emily Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
Sing to the tune of TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME
Illustrated with Edited Images of Vintage Greeting Cards

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I heard this song when I was listening to some music on an Apple Music Playlist and thought what a fun song.

Next, I set out right away to make a book for it.  The first thing was, though, that I looooove pictures of snowpeople and have a huge collection of vintage cards. So, I changed it to FIRST SNOWMAN OF THE SEASON (instead of SNOWBALL) and changed a few other words to make the song about them.

I found a terrific TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME parade sounding sing along.  It didn’t come with an introduction, so I used the Audacity program to add one!  It’s great fun now and I can’t wait to sing the package with friends.

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This is the track that I found for a sing along.  The problem was that it doesn’t have an introduction and, to sing a long, you really need one to give yourself a moment for finding the notes and to prepare for singing.  So, using Audacity program, I added on a section of the beginning to function as an introduction.  I love its parade-like feeling.  It’s light hearted and joyous.

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A Sing Along Booklet for:
THE FIRST SNOWMAN OF THE SEASON, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/10/05/the-first-snowman-of-the-season-an-illustrated-song/

I was listening to a Christmas Playlist on Apple Music when FIRST SNOWBALL OF THE SEASON (by Golden Orchestra) came on. A merry romp set to the tune of TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME.

Since I have a large collection of vintage snow people images (and not a just of snowballs) I adapted the words just enough to fit its new title: THE FIRST SNOWBALL OF THE SEASON.

There was a perfectly produced, parade calliope of an instrumental on iTunes which I downloaded and then used Audacity sound editing program to add an introduction.

I’m jubilant about the outcome and a cheery addition to my collection of songs for wintertime.

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THE FIRST SNOWMAN OF THE SEASON, an Illustrated Song
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WINTER

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
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LET’s Sing Some Fun on
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Free Singing Story Time
Children of All Ages

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You’ve Gotta Have Heart
Words by Jerry Ross
Music by Richard Adler
From the Musical DAMN YANKEES
Illustrated with Edited Vintage Greeting Cards for SBWE

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Sing Books Sing Along Booklet for:
You’ve Gotta Have Heart, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/10/05/you-gotta-have-heart-an-illustrated-song/

You’ve Gotta Have Heart
Words by Jerry Ross
Music by Richard Adler
From the Musical DAMN YANKEES
Illustrated with Edited Vintage Greeting Cards for SBWE

Events in the world can get ya down! But one’s point of view and effective coping strategies can go a long way to improving the way we feel and the way things go.

That’s why I love this song. Its filled with good advice. And it has the added benefit of being enjoyable to hear and sing.

I can’t speak for you, but I just can’t sing this song and come out of it feeling rotten. This song is a bundle of sunshiny motivation.

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

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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

This Post is an Addendum to the Post
IT’S SUCH A GOOD FEELING, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/09/01/its-such-a-good-feeling-an-illustrated-song/

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IT’S SUCH A GOOD FEELING, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/09/01/its-such-a-good-feeling-an-illustrated-song/

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This post is an addendum to the post
ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/on-top-of-spaghetti-a-singable-picture-book/

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ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/on-top-of-spaghetti-a-singable-picture-book/

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This post is an addendum to the post
The Library Book, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2021/03/01/the-library-book-an-illustrated-song/

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The Library Book, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2021/03/01/the-library-book-an-illustrated-song/

The Library Book
Words and Music by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark
Illustrated by Chuck Groenink

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This post is an addendum to the post
Me and My Teddy Bear, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/06/15/me-and-my-teddy-bear-an-illustrated-song/

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Me and My Teddy Bear, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2022/06/15/me-and-my-teddy-bear-an-illustrated-song/

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