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My friend shared this amazing link with me.

Worth serious study.

http://mountains2thesea.com/

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I’ve listed these illustrated songs in random order, since I’ve found that fun discoveries can be made that way.

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

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

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

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SBWE SBS baa baa blacksheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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farmer in the dell plume
The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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

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It’s a Small World
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Illustrated by Joey Chou

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pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe A7
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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pie sat on a pear tree johnstone - 2
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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Smile Song for SBWE cover only
SMILE SONG
Traditional Words and Tune
Words and Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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Smile Song w chords SBWE
SMILE SONG Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words and Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Smile Song w chords SBWE

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Smile Song no chords SBWE
SMILE SONG Song Sheet (no Chords) for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words and Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Smile Song no chords SBWE

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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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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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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
Published in: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Traditional Tune, Same as “ABC Song” and “Baa Blacksheep
Words by Lewis Carroll
Book Assembled by ELEG for SBWE

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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by ELEG for SBWE

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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 song sheet
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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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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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
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:
mary-had-a-little-lamb-for-sbwe

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mary-had-a-little-lamb-sbwe-for-book
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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home on the range ajhar
Home on the Range

Words by Dr. Brewster Higley
Additional Words by John A. Lomax
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Illustrations by Brian Ajhar

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Home on the Range (song sheet for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted with Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Home On the Range for SBWE w chords

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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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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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MOST REQUESTED ILLUSTRATED SONGS
This is the list of songs from the Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Songs that children request the most: Kids Favorite Illustrated Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/most-requested-illustrated-songs-and-an-even-longer-list-of-honorable-mentions/

 

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Angels Watching Over Me
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Julie Durango
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven

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Angels Watching Over Me for SBWE (w chords) DurangoKleven
Angels Watching Over Me (for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
This song sheet corresponds to the illustration by Elisa Kleven, with words adapted by Julie Durango
Guitar chords adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Angels Watching Over Me for SBWE (w chords) DurangoKleven

Note:
The book does not print the words to the entire chorus.  In my musical arrangment, I’ve taken some liberties (as any folk artist is likely to do).  I sing out the entire chorus, but have adapted it to sing:

All night, all day, angels watching over me, my love
All night, all day, angels watching over me

This little change, I feel creates a song that is not “religious” but in terms of a worship song, but a sweet song for a child to know he or she is loved and protected.

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS (from Emily’s Repertoire)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/songs-from-emilys-repertoire-for-a-church-or-sunday-school-includes-nonsecular-holiday-songs/

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC IN ILLUSTRATED SONGS – Emily’s Repertoire
Emily’s Repertoire Selections for Performance to Celebrate African American Music in Illustrated Song During Tinner Blues Festival at Mary Riley Styles Library, Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 11 am – 11:45 am
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/emilys-repertoire-selections-for-library-visit-to-celebrate-african-american-music-in-illustrated-song-during-tinner-blues-festival-at-mary-riley-styles-library-june-11-2016/

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC IN ILLUSTRATED SONG

Singable Picture Books Celebrating African American History Month with Songs, Poems and Illustrations by Prominent African American Artists as well as Musical Picture Books Celebrating Important African American Musical Artists
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS AND SPIRITUALS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

These songs are listed in random order, because sometimes you discover new, unexpected things randomly!

Can you guess what our theme was?***

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
This book includes a vocal and instrumental track on a sing-along CD as well as a printed music…TERRIFIC!!

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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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farmer in the dell plume
The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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

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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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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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pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe
A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
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

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pie sat on a pear tree johnstone - 2
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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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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kookaburra cantata
Kookaburra (Cantata Learning)
Traditional Words and Tune
Retold by Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Dan Taylor

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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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row your boat cabrera
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Jane Cabrera
Illustrated by Jane Cabrera

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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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Dinosaur Pet
Inspired by the Music and Lyrics of the Song “Calendar Girl” by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Children’s Lyrics by Marc Sedaka
Illustrated by Tim Bowers

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Snuggle Puppy

Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

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Animal Fair

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Ponder Goembel
Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

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We also sang ABC song with ASL, which always makes a terrific warm up

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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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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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MOST REQUESTED ILLUSTRATED SONGS
This is the list of songs from the Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Songs that children request the most: Kids Favorite Illustrated Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/most-requested-illustrated-songs-and-an-even-longer-list-of-honorable-mentions/

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I had the wonderful pleasure to share 2 Sing Books performances with big crowds who visit the Duncan Branch Library in Alexandria, VA.  I was there on Tuesday, July 26 at 10am and 11am.  It was a lot of fun!

In each performance we sang a selection of songs from this list (presented in alphabetical order by title), each title is linked to a post about that particular song which includes all kinds of info like song origin, author, illustrator, videos, sound players, music, and more:

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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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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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SBWE SBS baa baa blacksheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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

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Dinosaur Pet
Inspired by the Music and Lyrics of the Song “Calendar Girl” by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Children’s Lyrics by Marc Sedaka
Illustrated by Tim Bowers

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do re me do a deer 4 sbwe cover only
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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frosty the snowman wade zahares
Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares

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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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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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space song rocket ride
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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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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up up up
Up, Up, Up

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

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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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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

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

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rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
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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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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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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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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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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MOST REQUESTED ILLUSTRATED SONGS
This is the list of songs from the Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Songs that children request the most: Kids Favorite Illustrated Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/most-requested-illustrated-songs-and-an-even-longer-list-of-honorable-mentions/

THIS POST IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

This post is an addendum to the post
YANKEE DOODLE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG


Yankee Doodle
Traditional Music
Words by Dr. Richard Shackburg
Illustrated with Woodcuts by Ed Emberley

I cannot deny a particular affinity to vintage woodcut illustrations by Ed Emberley.  His 1965 illustrations for YANKEE DOODLE are no exception.  The whole book is a terrific rendition of one of our most beloved American songs.  The book’s illustrations, the lyrics he chose (among many choices), and historical information in the book combine to make a fantastic package.  It’s a marvelous book.

I’m sharing here the page of lyrics and guitar chords that I assembled to share this illustrated song in its entirety with kids in their classrooms.  Doing this offers an opportunity to enjoy many verses that are not often sung and to explore the history of these lyrics and the song as a whole.

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Yankee Doodle (w chords) Emberley
Yankee Doodle (w chords for SBWE) Emberley
Traditional Music
Chords arranged by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Dr. Richard Shackburg
This sheet corresponds to the song as illustrated with Woodcuts by Ed Emberley
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Yankee Doodle (w chords) Emberley

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Yankee Doodle (w chords for SBWE) Emberley
Traditional Music
Chords arranged by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Dr. Richard Shackburg
This sheet corresponds to the song as illustrated with Woodcuts by Ed Emberley
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Yankee Doodle (no chords) Emberley

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Yankee Doodle for SBWE Sing Along Page
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/yankee-doodle-for-sbwe-sing-along-page/

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YANKEE DOODLE IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/little-house-songs-yankee-doodle/

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“Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along,” A Singable Book, Letter E (tune of Yankee Doodle)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-e/
This post features a version of “Yankee Doodle” that appears in “Little House in the Big Woods”

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LITTLE HOUSE SONGS: LAURA INGALLS WILDER – SONGS OF THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS
Songs of the “Little House” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/songs-of-the-little-house-books-by-laura-ingalls-wilder/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

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

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Patriotic Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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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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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/

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Happy Independence Day from Sing Books with Emily, and an addition to the Yankee Doodle Repertoire
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/happy-independence-day-from-sing-books-with-emily-and-an-addition-to-the-yankee-doodle-repertoire/

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Text Poster for Yankee Doodle 1776 Verse
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/text-poster-for-yankee-doodle-1776-verse/

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YANKEE DOODLE FOR SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/yankee-doodle-for-sbwe-sing-along-page/

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LUCY LOCKET, A SINGABLE MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYME (same tune as YANKEE DOODLE)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/lucy-locket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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

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FUN SONGS SERIES on SBWE
A series of illustrated history lessons set to familiar tunes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/fun-songs-illustrated-american-history-songs-set-to-familiar-tunes/

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KEEP ON SEWING BETSY ROSS, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/keep-on-sewing-besty-ross-a-fun-song-about-the-first-american-flag/

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YANKEE DOODLE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/little-house-songs-yankee-doodle/

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STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

wee sing america
Wee Sing America

From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

I have been writing this SING BOOKS WITH EMILY blog since November 2009 (I’m writing this post in July 2017) and I cannot believe I’m only now documenting the marvelous resource that is Wee Sing.

If you want to sing a song to kids, the first place to look for music is Wee Sing.  The books are extremely accessible and include melody, guitar chords, lyrics, and illustrations for every song.  Many songs include activity ideas, song origin tid-bit, and historical information.  It is amazing how much information is packed into these seemingly simple pages.  Not only THAT, but every little booklet has a nicely produced CD (let’s face it, lots of kid music can be outrageously irritating) so you can learn and sing along.

The Wee Sing website is incredible, too. It offers information about the books, song collections, videos, movies, activity ideas…

The Wee Sing series, and it’s creators Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp, have done an incredible service to children with their work.  I feel deep gratitude to them for the resources they’ve provided me in facilitating my ability to share illustrated songs with kids.

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Wee Sing website:

http://weesing.com/Books-Music

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Since the Wee Sing Series are compilations books of music (not a book illustrating a single song), I’ve not written much at all about the individual titles. And, because there is SO MUCH material in the Wee Sing canon, the Wee Sing Website is really the only place to find a comprehensive catalog of the offerings.

Suffice it to say, though, if you are looking for information about a song for kids, start with Wee Sing!

Individual titles in this list will be linked to titles about that particular book (as I am able to post them)

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Wee Sing America

Traditional Words and Tunes and Songs by Various Artists
Compiled and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing and Play (Musical games and rhymes for children)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Collected by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Klein
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing Animals, Animals, Animals

Traditional Songs by Various Artists
Compiled and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing Book and CD Collection
Collected by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein
(Package includes the books: “Wee Sing Rhymes, Songs and Lullabies” and “Wee Sing Musical Games, Rhymes and Silly Songs” plus vocal sing-along CD to accompany each)
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing Book and CD Collection 2

Collected and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated byNancy Spence Klein
(This publication includes the books “Wee Sing Folk and Favorite Sing-Alongs” and “Wee Sing Play and Pretend”)
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays

Traditional Songs by Various Artists
Compiled and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing for Christmas

Traditional Words and Tunes and Songs by Various Artists
Compiled and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing for Halloween

Traditional Words and Tunes and Songs by Various Artists
Compiled and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing Mother Goose (Book and CD)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Compiled and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies
Traditional Words and Tunes
Compiled, Adapted and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein
From the Wee Sing series of Books and CDs

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Related Post

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ILLUSTRATED SONGBOOKS AND COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
This list is populated by books that compile printed music and illustrations for children’s songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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ILLUSTRATED SONG LISTS ONLINE
Lists of Illustrated Songs Found from Elsewhere Online
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/lists-of-illustrated-songs-found-from-elsewhere-online/

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