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The World of A.A. Milne in Singable Picture Books (or, the Singable Picture Books of A. A. Milne)

Posted on: May 4, 2010

Just about all of A.A. Milne’s verse has been made into song.

I could write a year’s worth of posts on this subject alone!

 

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The Complete Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh
(includes “When We Were Six” and “When We Were Very Young” but NOT the poems from “Winnie-the-Pooh” or “House at Pooh Corner”)
Words by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

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COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe
COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
To view or print this sheet, click here:
COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe

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COTTLESTON PIE book sbwe cover only

COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson

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halfway down milne leigh grant
Halfway Down
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustration by Leigh Grant
From Childcraft Poems and Rhymes, Volume 1 (1976), p. 172
This sheet is for home, library or classroom use only.

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halfway down milne shepard color
Halfway Down
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustration by Ernest H. Shepard
To view or print this sing-along sheet, click here:
halfway down milne shepard color
This sheet is for home, library or classroom use only.

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The House at Pooh Corner
Story and Poems by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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Now We Are Six
Poems by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard
Singable Poems in “Now We Are Six,” include:

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The Poems and Hums of Winnie-the-Pooh
Words by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard

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The Pooh Songbook
(Containing The Hums of Pooh, The King’s Breakfast, and Fourteen Songs from When We Were Very Young)
Poems by A. A. Milne
Music by H. Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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The Pooh Songbook
Words by A. A. Milne
Music by H. Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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When We Were Very Young
Poems by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard
This book includes the Singable Poems:

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Winnie-the-Pooh
Story and Poems by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard
This book includes the Singable Poems:

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(Same book as above, different cover…)

Winnie-the-Pooh
Story and Poems by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard
This book includes the Singable Poems:

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The World of Christopher Robin
(The Complete When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six)
Words by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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The World of Pooh
(The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner)
Words by A. A. Milne
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Notable Musical Settings by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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Jack Gilford recorded a 1952 (re-released in 1962) with 17 songs from the Pooh Songbook:

I don’t own this yet, but I sure would love to find it for sale.

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classic children's songs 2006
Classic Children’s Songs
Produced by Just Accord Music, 2006
Musical settings of AA Milne poems, composed by Fraser-Simson, can be found on this CD:

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Vespers
  • Engineer, The

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Addendum 7/21/2013

New musical interpretations to a few poems from A. A. Milne’s books of poetry When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six.

chris tt disobedience milne

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By Chris T-T, as performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/audio/2011/aug/31/booksforchildrenandteenagers-childrens-books-8-12-years

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More info on Chris T-T’s recording of A. A. Milne poems called DISOBEDIENCE:
http://christt.com/words/disobedience/

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Listen or buy Chris T-T’s DISOBEDIENCE:
http://christt.bandcamp.com/album/disobedience-chris-t-t-sings-a-a-milne

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Addendum 10/16/2013

On the album “A Triubte to George Baker,”  I found a recording of the artists singing a few songs from THE HUMS OF POOH, including:

  • Isn’t It Funny
  • How Sweet To Be A Cloud
  • It’s Very Very Funny
  • Cottleston Pie
  • Lines Written By A Bear
  • Sing Ho! For The Life Of A Bear

tribute to george baker

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Preview the track, here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00481A2FA/ref=dm_dp_trk12?ie=UTF8&qid=1381940068&sr=8-1

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Read an enjoyable and informative biography of A. A. Milne here:
http://www.poohcorner.com/Alan-Alexander-Milne-Author.html

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A delightful site dedicated Peter Dennis’ audio recordings of A. A. Milne’s works
http://www.poohcorner.com/

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Here is an interesting Wikipeida article about A. A. Milne:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Milne

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Another biography of A. A. Milne, here:
http://www.just-pooh.com/milne.html

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A brief but interesting biography of Harold Fraser-Simson (who set many of A. A. Milne’s poems to music) here:
http://diamond.boisestate.edu/GaS/british/composers/fraser-simpson.html

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A Wikipedia article about E. H. Shepard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._H._Shepard

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A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin

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Related Posts

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Cottleston Pie

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/08/22/cottleston-pie-a-illustrated-poem-and-singable-too/

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Halfway Down

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/halfway-down-a-singable-poem/

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A. A. MILNE

Almost all Pooh and Poetry by A. A. Milne and Illustrated by E. H. Shepard is Singable!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/a-few-favorite-singable-books-the-world-of-a-a-milne/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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The Emperor’s Rhyme, a singable poem by A. A. Milne (set to music by Mr. Fraser-Simson)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/the-emperors-rhyme-a-singable-poem-by-a-a-milne-set-to-music-by-mr-fraser-simson/

2 Responses to "The World of A.A. Milne in Singable Picture Books (or, the Singable Picture Books of A. A. Milne)"

Do you know where I could buy a copy of the Pooh Songbook?

Hello! I just looked on amazon.com to find that there are 9 used copies:
http://www.amazon.com/Pooh-Song-Book-containing-Breakfast/dp/B000GWU9KS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1308012140&sr=8-2
This music is no longer in print so far as I can tell. If you don’t want to buy through amazon, you can goodle on “Harold Fraser Simson,” H. F. Simson, Hums of Pooh, &/or “Pooh Songbook.” Also, you could possibly find it in local libraries, searching for titles and authors. Best of Luck to you! It’s such wonderful stuff. Emily

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