Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

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Sing Along with Emily on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlGxvwQUcZ2yNFJxFlUPTw

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

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

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Friday, July 16, 2021, 10:30am
Facebook Live @SingBooksWithEmily

https://www.facebook.com/SingBooksWithEmily

Thanks to by Prince William County Public Library

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Friday, July 16, 2021
10:30am
Facebook Live @SingBooksWithEmily

https://www.facebook.com/SingBooksWithEmily

Thanks to by Prince William County Public Library

Let’s keep the arts alive, plant musical seeds of love and joy in our children, and enjoy the community and intellectual building Power of Music.

Sing Books with Emily sings the wonderful world of Illustrated Song for children of all ages, their families, caregivers, and educators using bespoke instrumentals, ukulele, and a whole symphony of fun, silly instruments.

Sing Books with Emily Repertoire:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

Sing with me in person or book me for an online or live performances:
SingBooksWithEmily@att.net

Emily’s sing along videos are gathered in the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SING ALONG HOOTENANNY Playlist on Sing Books with Emily’s YouTube Channel. ‪https://bit.ly/2vZvgt6‬

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

Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on
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Come Sing Books with Emily
#SingBooksWithEmily
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#SingToKids
#Enrichment
#SingToChildren
#ChildrensMusic
#PictureBookSong
#Music
#Sing
#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#MusicConnectsUs
#ChildrensBook
#EarlyLiteracy
#FunWithMusic
#kidlitart
#KidsBook
#PictureBook
#MusicInTheClassroom
#1000booksbeforekindergarten

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

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

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For years and years I sat at my daughter’s bedside and sang her this song with only my voice and all the love in my heart.  Recently, I rediscovered it and it’s gorgeous melody, images, and haunting sentiment.

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Rosie
Words and Music by Tom Waits
Arranged for ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
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Rosie, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2021/06/25/rosie-an-illustrated-song/

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Sing Books with Emily

Live Online

This Saturday morning

June 12, 2021 at 11am

@MRSPL Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/mrspl

Sponsored by Mary Riley Styles Public Library

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Sing with me Live Online at 11am ET
This Saturday morning 6/12/2021
@MRSPL Facebook Page
Mary Riley Styles Public Library

Sing Books with Emily
So many fun picture book songs to sing!

@littlecitylibrary

Let’s keep the arts alive, plant musical seeds of love and joy in our children, and enjoy the community and intellectual building Power of Music.

Sing with me in person sometime, book me for an online performance, or sing along with me on my YouTube channel:
https://youtube.com/user/singbookswithemily

Emily’s sing along videos are gathered in the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SING ALONG HOOTENANNY Playlist on Sing Books with Emily’s YouTube Channel. ‪https://bit.ly/2vZvgt6

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

Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on
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Come Sing Books with Emily

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#SingToKids
#Enrichment
#SingToChildren
#ChildrensMusic
#PictureBookSong
#Music
#Sing
#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#MusicConnectsUs
#ChildrensBook
#EarlyLiteracy
#FunWithMusic
#kidlitart
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#1000booksbeforekindergarten
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EMILY’S SING BOOKS REPERTOIRE
The Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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

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Song sung blue, every garden grows one.

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Another singer frequently on my parents’ turntable was Neil Diamond.  Song Sung Blue was/is one of my favorite songs.  What a sweet song it is, accessible, thoughtful, intimate, personal and with some good advice: Feeling blue?  Sing.

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Singing SONG SUNG BLUE on the balcony with the cicadas and birds’ sunset songs. It’s a mighty fine way to spend an evening and good for my soul to reconnect with a favorite tune from long ago.

Let’s keep the arts alive, plant musical seeds of love and joy in our children, and enjoy the community and intellectual building Power of Music.

Sing with me in person sometime, book me for an online performance, or sing along with me on my YouTube channel:
https://youtube.com/user/singbookswithemily

Emily’s sing along videos are gathered in the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SING ALONG HOOTENANNY Playlist on Sing Books with Emily’s YouTube Channel. ‪https://bit.ly/2vZvgt6‬

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

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

Come Sing Books with Emily
#SingBooksWithEmily
#IllustratedSong
#SingToKids
#Enrichment
#SingToChildren
#ChildrensMusic
#PictureBookSong
#Music
#Sing
#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#MusicConnectsUs
#ChildrensBook
#EarlyLiteracy
#FunWithMusic
#kidlitart
#KidsBook
#PictureBook
#MusicInTheClassroom
#1000booksbeforekindergarten

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Song Sung Blue, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2021/06/06/song-sung-blue-an-illustrated-song/

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This project combines a whole bunch things that delight me to no end:

I have always loved costumes in my theatrical life and I rather think of my performance outfits for Sing Books as costumes.  It’s not like I go over the top theatrical for these outfits, but it’s fun to wear things that delight children (or the child in the adults) or to find way to tie references to songs into the outfits.

Disney’s movie musical for Alice in Wonderland provides lots of fun opportunities for outfits.  I love all those songs and have incorporated a bunch of them into my repertoire (the Disney songs and interpretations by others, too). In John Tenniel’s original illustrations for the Alice stories, his costuming of the White Rabbit in the last scenes of the Wonderland book really captured my imagination as well as Disney’s renditions of his outfits in those scenes.  I’ve always wanted to have a White Rabbit Tunic similar to one of those, thinking I’d wear it just as an outfit if I got the chance.  

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In 2009, friend Matt Howe helped me capture a little White Rabbit magic in some promotional pictures for Sing Books with Emily:

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The instrument I’m holding is a big brass kazoo!

Recently, I set my mind to finding a tunic. I searched all over the internet and researched the character.  In terms of buying something, there just were no options for what I wanted.  There were some great handmade things for children, but they were very expensive and obviously did not come in my size.

So, I decided to combine some elements from both the Tenniel illustration and the Disney animation to create my own. I sketched out a little design and in the end decided that a white cobbler’s apron which I could purchase would make a perfect base for the tunic and that I could hand sew all the other elements.  Trips to a couple fabric stores and I found the items I needed and started to work.

I owe many thanks to my friend Kevin McClucksey, esteemed professor of Costume Design and the University of Mary Washington, for his wonderful ideas and advice.  For example, I was worried about the red heart fabric bleeding onto the white tunic if it needed to be washed.  Kevin marvelously suggested that I make the heart separate and pin it on.  It worked great that way and now if I need to wash the apron, I don’t have to worry about the red.  I did the same with the red bows on the shoulders.

It’s so fun to have the White Rabbit Tunic I’ve dreamed of having for such a long time.  And it’s fun to confirm that if something you want doesn’t exist, you can (with a little help from your friends), create it yourself!

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A White Rabbit Tunic for Sing Books with Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2021/05/24/a-white-rabbit-tunic-for-sing-books-with-emily/

I made it! I’ve wanted a White Rabbit tunic to wear for the longest time and I finally got myself together to make one.

Many thanks to dear Kevin Mccluskey (esteemed professor and costume designer) for his advice. He advised I create the heart separately and pin it on to make it removable so that the red doesn’t turn the tunic pink if I need to wash it. I just happened to have a few red safety pins from a project years ago with the kids. And I recently bought the red lucite key and heart pin from @mrspollyslucite (an Etsy shop based on Bologna, Italy) which looks like it was made just for this project (seriously, check out her shop, reasonably priced and the greatest stuff!).

Let’s keep the arts alive, plant musical seeds of love and joy in our children, and enjoy the community and intellectual building Power of Music.

Sing Books with Emily sings the wonderful world of Illustrated Song for children of all ages, their families, caregivers, and educators using bespoke instrumentals, ukulele, and a whole symphony of fun, silly instruments.

Sing Books with Emily Repertoire:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

Sing with me in person or book me for an online or live performances:
SingBooksWithEmily@att.net

Emily’s sing along videos are gathered in the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SING ALONG HOOTENANNY Playlist on Sing Books with Emily’s YouTube Channel. ‪https://bit.ly/2vZvgt6‬

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

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

Come Sing Books with Emily
#SingBooksWithEmily
#IllustratedSong
#SingToKids
#Enrichment
#SingToChildren
#ChildrensMusic
#PictureBookSong
#Music
#Sing
#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#musicconnectsus

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A White Rabbit Tunic for Sing Books with Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2021/05/24/a-white-rabbit-tunic-for-sing-books-with-emily/

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Illustrated Singable Poems by Lewis Carrol in the ALICE books are found in the original books and in many volumes of illustrated poems for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE, A SINGABLE POEM (BY LEWIS CARROLL, FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/how-doth-the-little-crocodile-a-singable-poem-from-wonderland/

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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, A SINGABLE POEM (BY LEWIS CARROLL, FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
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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I’M LATE, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK FOR THE WHITE RABBIT
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/im-late-a-singable-picture-book-for-the-white-rabbit/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily, Service Providers, Vendors, Audio and Video to help you SING-ALONG!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

Performing live and in person at La Coop Coffee House in Washington, DC was an exceptionally enjoyable way to break the Pandemic Ice!

These are the Illustrated Songs We Sang (in no particular order):

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

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When I Grow Up (Tim Minchin’s)
Words and Music by Tim Minchin
From the Musical MATILDA
Illustrated by Steve Antony

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Who Will Buy
Words and Music by Lionel Bart
From the Musical Oliver
Collage Art by Emily Gleichenhaus

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If Not for You
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by David Walker

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

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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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Wheels on the Bus (A Teddy Bear Sing-Along Book)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated with Photographs of Vintage Toys and Teddy Bears by David Ellwand

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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

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Up, Up, Up

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

(Keywords: up up up)

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Smokey the Bear (Illustrated Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Pictures Assembled from Resources Online
This book is for classroom use only.

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

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Sunny Day (A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song)
Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Various Artists

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

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Moon River
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
Illustrated by Tim Hopgood

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Moon River (for SBWE)
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
From the movies BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
Song Sheet and Chords Coordinated for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
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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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Rubber Duckie

Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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The Candy Man
Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly
From: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

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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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You Are My Sunshine for SBWE (key of G)
Words and Music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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You Are My Sunshine for SBWE (no chords)
Words and Music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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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 (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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PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART (poster for SBWE)
To view or print this poster, click here:
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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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Old King Cole Sing Along Sheet SBWE w Chords Dm
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Assembled by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
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Old King Cole for SBWE SBS (no chords)

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

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White Coral Bells
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE

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White Coral Bells (for SBWE w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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White Coral Bells (for SBWE no Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
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A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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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:
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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:
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Arranged for Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Arranged for Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
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Yankee Doodle Dandy Poster for SBWE
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Assembled & Arranged for Sing Books with Emily

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Sidewalks of New York
Illustration by Art Seiden
From Tom Glazer’s Treasury of Folk Songs for the Family

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SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK (for SBWE w chords)
Words and Music by Charles Lawler and James Blake
Ukulele Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
Picture Derived from Art by Art Seiden
To view or print this page, click here:
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SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK (for SBWE no chords)
Words and Music by Charles Lawler and James Blake
Ukulele Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
Picture Derived from Art by Art Seiden
To view or print this page, click here:
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IF ALL THE RAINDROPS for SBWE

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IF ALL THE RAINDROPS (for SBWE w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
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IF ALL THE RAINDROPS (for SBWE no Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
if all the raindrops were lemondrops song sheet no chords

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IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN
Music by Harold Arlen
Words by Yip Harburg
Arranged for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
Pictures by Izzy Obey

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If I Only Had a Brain w Chords 4 SBWE
IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN (song sheet and chords for SBWE)
Words by Yip Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
Chords arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
If I Only Had a Brain w Chords 4 SBWE

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If I Only Had the Nerve
Music by Harold Arlen
Words by Yip Harburg
Arranged for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
Illustration by William Wallace Denslow

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If I Only Had a Heart
Music by Harold Arlen
Words by Yip Harburg
Arranged for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
Illustration by William Wallace Denslow

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NAMES
Poem by Dorothy Aldis
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by H. A. Aldridge

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Names
Poem by Dorothy Aldis
Tune and Chords by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Names (Poem by Dorothy Aldis Tune by ELEG for SBWE) w Chords

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Johnny Appleseed Ruffins
Johnny Appleseed Song
Words and Music by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
Adapted by Emily Gleichenhaus
This Picture by Reynard Ruffins

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Earth is Good to Me (The) songsheet w chords
Johnny Appleseed: the Earth is Good to Me
Words and Music by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
Adapted by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
Earth is Good to Me (The) songsheet w chords

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Lord is Good to Me (The) songsheet w chords
Johnny Appleseed: the Lord is Good to Me
Words and Music by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
Adapted by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
Lord is Good to Me (The) songsheet w chords

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Ladybugs’ Picnic
Words by Don Hadley
Music by William Luckey
Arrangement by Emily Gleichenhaus
Illustrated by Izzy Obey

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Ladybugs' Picnic for SBWE
Ladybugs’ Picnic
Words by Don Hadley
Music by William Luckey
Arrangement by Emily Gleichenhaus

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Man on the Flying Trapeze
Words by George Leybourne
Music by Gaston Lyle
Illustrated by Michael Strauth

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Man on the Flying Trapeze (for SBWE w Chords)
Original Words by George Leybourne
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Music by Gaston Lyle
Arranged by Emily Gleichenhaus
Illustrated by Michael Strauth
To view or print this page, click here:
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Man on the Flying Trapeze (for SBWE No Chords)
Original Words by George Leybourne
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Music by Gaston Lyle
Arranged by Emily Gleichenhaus
Illustrated by Michael Strauth
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man on the flying trapeze no chords for SBWE

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Man on the Flying Trapeze
Words by George Leybourne
Music by Gaston Lyle
Illustrated by Michael Strauth

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Man on the Flying Trapeze (for SBWE w Chords)
Original Words by George Leybourne
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Music by Gaston Lyle
Arranged by Emily Gleichenhaus
Illustrated by Michael Strauth
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Man on the Flying Trapeze (for SBWE No Chords)
Original Words by George Leybourne
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Music by Gaston Lyle
Arranged by Emily Gleichenhaus
Illustrated by Michael Strauth
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man on the flying trapeze no chords for SBWE

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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 Poster by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE

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My Country Tis of Thee for SBWE w Chords
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune, Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
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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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Such fun Singing Books today at La Coop Coffee House in Washington, DC. They have a terrific spot for singing songs in the back yard and we had a delightful crowd. My husband Charlie came with me as assistant and very much enjoyed the coffee and snacks. I can’t wait to go back again!

@lacoopcoffee Thank you for inviting me!

La Coop Coffee House
5505 1st St NW Washington, DC 20011
(202) 921-9202
https://www.lacoopcoffee.com/visit

Let’s keep the arts alive, plant musical seeds of love and joy in our children, and enjoy the community and intellectual building Power of Music.

Sing Books with Emily sings the wonderful world of Illustrated Song for children of all ages, their families, caregivers, and educators using bespoke instrumentals, ukulele, and a whole symphony of fun, silly instruments.

Sing Books with Emily Repertoire:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

Sing with me in person or book me for an online or live performances:
SingBooksWithEmily@att.net

Emily’s sing along videos are gathered in the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SING ALONG HOOTENANNY Playlist on Sing Books with Emily’s YouTube Channel. ‪https://bit.ly/2vZvgt6‬

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

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
LIVE and In Person
La Coop Coffee House
Saturday, May 22, 2021
10am-12pm

La Coop Coffee House
5505 1st St NW Washington, DC 20011
(202) 921-9202
https://www.lacoopcoffee.com/visit
@lacoopcoffee

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
LIVE and In Person
La Coop Coffee House
Saturday, May 22, 2021
10am-12pm

La Coop Coffee House
5505 1st St NW Washington, DC 20011
(202) 921-9202
https://www.lacoopcoffee.com/visit
@lacoopcoffee

Let’s keep the arts alive, plant musical seeds of love and joy in our children, and enjoy the community and intellectual building Power of Music.

Sing Books with Emily sings the wonderful world of Illustrated Song for children of all ages, their families, caregivers, and educators using bespoke instrumentals, ukulele, and a whole symphony of fun, silly instruments.

Sing Books with Emily Repertoire:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

Sing with me in person or book me for an online or live performances:
SingBooksWithEmily@att.net

Emily’s sing along videos are gathered in the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SING ALONG HOOTENANNY Playlist on Sing Books with Emily’s YouTube Channel. ‪https://bit.ly/2vZvgt6‬

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

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

Come Sing Books with Emily
#SingBooksWithEmily
#IllustratedSong
#SingToKids
#Enrichment
#SingToChildren
#ChildrensMusic
#PictureBookSong
#Music
#Sing
#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#MusicConnectsUs
#ChildrensBook
#EarlyLiteracy
#FunWithMusic
#kidlitart
#KidsBook
#PictureBook
#MusicInTheClassroom
#1000booksbeforekindergarten

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

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

This post is an addendum to the post
THE MUSIC IS YOU, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/the-music-is-you-a-singable-picture-book/

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The Music Is You, for Sing Books with Emily
Words and Music by John Denver
Instrumental Accompaniment Arrangement by Paul Raiman
Ukulele Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE

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A sing Along Book for
THE MUSIC IS YOU, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/the-music-is-you-a-singable-picture-book/

John Denver records frequently spun on my parent’s turntables when I was a kid. His voice still brings me back and I live his songs. THE MUSIC IS YOU, such a lovely melody and written as a canon, was always a favorite because I wanted so deeply to believe those words were true about myself.

I made a Sing Along Poster for it, decorated with my own butterfly collage, so that I could sing and play the song on my ukulele. But I forgot that years ago I’d commissioned an instrumental sing along arrangement for it. By serendipity, I stumbled on the instrumental yesterday. This inspired me to fashion a book for it. Etsy had some gorgeous clipart of butterflies and moths for sale. I was careful to only choose representations of actual creatures. The back of the book I assembled includes a page of images and common names.

Let’s keep the arts alive, plant musical seeds of love and joy in our children, and enjoy the community and intellectual building Power of Music.

Sing with me in person sometime, book me for an online performance, or sing along with me on my YouTube channel:
https://youtube.com/user/singbookswithemily

Emily’s sing along videos are gathered in the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SING ALONG HOOTENANNY Playlist on Sing Books with Emily’s YouTube Channel. ‪https://bit.ly/2vZvgt6‬

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

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

Come Sing Books with Emily
#SingBooksWithEmily
#IllustratedSong
#SingToKids
#Enrichment
#SingToChildren
#ChildrensMusic
#PictureBookSong
#Music
#Sing
#ShareCulturalHeritage
#EducationalEnrichment
#CulturalEnrichment
#MusicConnectsUs
#ChildrensBook
#EarlyLiteracy
#FunWithMusic
#kidlitart
#KidsBook
#PictureBook
#MusicInTheClassroom
#1000booksbeforekindergarten

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THE MUSIC IS YOU, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/the-music-is-you-a-singable-picture-book/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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SING ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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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/

I decided today to revisit a song I sang over and over again when I was much, much younger.  Probably the only record that spent about as much time spinning on my turn table as the musical soundtrack to ANNIE was A CHORUS LINE.  I spent hours belting out those songs.  One of my favorites was the song Nothing. I sang it many times at open mics and voice lessons (and countless times in my room), but I always felt a bit inauthentic singing it.  I didn’t have an accent. I was just a midwestern white girl.

Writing this in May 2021, I was in puttering around the kitchen and started thinking about authenticity and actualizing and being one’s true self.  Through various struggles, thinking, and hard work, I think I have become truly myself in the last decade or so.  Then the song Nothing popped into my head.  After all these years, I finally realized what that song is actually about.  I don’t need to have any particular ethnicity to sing it authentically!  What I need to have had are the foundational experiences the song talks about and to have attained a similar conclusion.  This, I have. Suddenly, I felt I could claim ownership of the song and sing it and mean it and understand it and convey its message.

My conclusion is that the song Nothing is about actualizing yourself.

Of course, one should never stop learning. Even masters of a craft should be open to new things.  There is always more to discover, new perspectives to consider, new skills to sharpen. But at some point years ago, I decided to stop being a perpetual student and worshiper of teachers and instead to become a practitioner of my own art. It was at that point, I became MYSELF and an artist.  I was no longer going to genuflect solely to someone else’s opinion about what I should be and how I should do things. I was going to go my own way.

Yes, most of us must know the rules to earn the right to break them. But, implicit in that maxim is that sometimes what you learn from a teacher is not for you.  Sometimes what you learn from a teacher is how you should NOT do things. It is wise to listen to and take good advice. But sometimes what makes you an artist is where you stray from what you are taught and when you claim what is rightfully yours, and do work that can be attributed to no one else.

That’s, to me, what the song Nothing is about.  And I’m going to claim it and make it my own. That’s what I’m doin’ for love.

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Related Posts

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Nothing, a Song Study

Nothing, a Song Study

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HOW TO SING A SONG/TELL ME A STORY, SING ME A SONG
The Art and Craft of Singing a Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/the-art-and-craft-of-singing-a-song-tell-me-a-story-sing-me-a-song/

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SONG STUDIES
Not illustrated, but these are songs I latched on to and wanted to explore.
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/emilys-song-studies/

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Danse Macabre (for voice and piano)
Musical Setting by Camille Saint-Saens
Poem, “Equality, Brotherhood,” by Henri Cazalis

 

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Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre
By Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrated by Joann E. Kitchel 

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Interesting details in Publisher Penguin Random House webpage for the book:
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/238515/saint-saenss-danse-macabre-by-anna-harwell-celenza-author-joann-e-kitchel-illustrator/

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I can’t explain why exactly, as I’m not a macabre person, but one of my very favorite pieces of music is DANSE MACABRE by Camille Saint-Saëns‘.  With its bone chilling, screeching violin intro, I was delighted that the piece was used in the musical score for a documentary my husband and I were watching called INSIDE THE TOWER OF LONDON.  This got me thinking and I couldn’t remember if the DANSE was part of another piece. Like, was it a movement in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals? Using my magic machine (this is how I think of my iPhone), the wiki article about the song revealed some very interesting facts.  The thing which most captures my imagination was that it was originally written as an art song for voice and piano. Being a singer, of course I immediately wanted to sing it.

I created this post (5/4/2021) to update as I gather materials in my journey to learn the song.

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Oooooo, this is so wonderful.  Bela Fleck plays Dance Macabre on banjo

 

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ONLINE INFORMATION

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Danse Macabre for voice: French text and English translation
https://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/song/4373

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Danse Macabre wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danse_Macabre

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Danse Macabre-Saint-Saëns
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danse_macabre_(Saint-Sa%C3%ABns)

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Danse Macabre in the Dictionary
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danse%20macabre

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NOTES

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The idea behind the ritual of the Danse Macabre is the equalizing properties of death. For example, there is the medieval story of “The Three Living and the Three Dead.” In it, the 3 dead remind the 3 living that: Quod fuimus, estis; quod sumus, vos eritis. “What we were, you are; what we are, you will be.”

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Danse Macabre (for Voice and Piano) for Sing Books with Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2021/05/04/danse-macabre-for-sing-books-with-emily/

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HOW TO SING A SONG/TELL ME A STORY, SING ME A SONG
The Art and Craft of Singing a Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/the-art-and-craft-of-singing-a-song-tell-me-a-story-sing-me-a-song/

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SONG STUDIES
Not illustrated, but these are songs I latched on to and wanted to explore.
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/emilys-song-studies/

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