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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, SINGABLE!!

Posted on: June 26, 2010

Lewis Carroll’s Alice books are brimming with nonsensical poems and they are all singable.

Also thrilling are the library and bookstore shelves groaning under the weight of fabulously illustrated editions of
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.”

In the cabaret rooms of my mind, I feel a show comin’ on.  Over time, I’ll explore about every one of these, but we’ll start with poem lists!

Here are the poems from
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  • All in a Golden Afternoon
  • I’m Late (this song is from the Disney animation, using a few words from the original text, sung by the White Rabbit)
  • HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE
  • Fury Said to a Mouse
  • You Are Old Father William
  • Speak Roughly to Your Little Boy
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
  • The Lobster Quadrille
  • ‘Tis the Voice of the Lobster
  • Beautiful Soup
  • The Queen of Hearts
  • They Told Me You Had Been to Her

Here are the poems from
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

  • Alice, Through the Looking Glass
  • Jabberwocky
  • Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  • The Walrus and the Carpenter
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • the Lion and the Unicorn
  • A-Sitting on a Gate (The White Knight)
  • Hush-a-by Lady, in Alice’s Lap
  • To the Looking-Glass World
  • First, the Fish Must be Caught
  • A Boat, Beneath a Sunny Sky

Here are a few of the many amazing illustrations of the Alice Books,

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Alice in Wonderland
Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

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Alice in Wonderland
Text and Poems by Lewis Carroll
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Maraja

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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Words by Lewis Carroll
Poems Set to Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Brigitte Bryan, Cover by Don Irwin

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The Annotated Alice (The Definitive Edition)
(Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass)
Written by Lewis Carroll
Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner
Illustrated by John Tenniel

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Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney’s)
Original Story by Lewis Carroll
Retold by Jon Scieszka
Illustrated with Art by Mary Blair

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Plus, so many wonderful songs from Disney movies and stage plays have been written for the prose situations in the books like the Flower Garden (“Golden Afternoon“) and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (“The Unbirthday Song“) and for characters including the White Rabbit (“I’m Late“) and the Caterpillar (“A-E-I-O-U“).

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Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney’s Movie)
CD Recording
Story by Lewis Carrol
Songs with Words and Music by Bob Hilliard, Sammy Fain, Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston

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Alice in Wonderland
Words by Lewis Carrol
Words and Music by Richard Hartley

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Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass (Original 1947 Broadway Cast)
Words by Lewis Carrol
Words and Music by Richard Addinsell

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Alice in Wonderland
Words by Lewis Carroll
Words and Music by Stark Ravens

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This post gives the lyrics and some details for all the original poems and their parodies in the 2 Alice books:
http://www.durrant.co.uk/alice/

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An interesting wiki article about the 1951 Disney movie, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_in_Wonderland_(1951_film)

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An article about the movie from Disney,
http://disney.go.com/vault/archives/movies/alice/alice.html

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A huge resource of Alice and Lewis Carroll history, lore, and pictures, here:
http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/

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This blog WONDERLAND SONGS catalogs all muiscal interpretations of ALICE poems:
http://wonderlandsongs.com/index.php

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Find the SONGS FROM ALICE and music composed for them, here:

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Songs from Alice (Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)
Poems by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
(This book, ISBN 0-7136-1959-7, includes Carroll’s poem texts and Folkard’s Illustrations)

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Songs from Alice (Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)
Poems by Lewis Carroll
Music by Don Harper
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
(This book, ISBN 0-8234-0358-0, includes Carroll’s poem texts, printed music composed by Don Harper and Folkard’s Illustrations)

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Click here for a website sharing Folkard’s wonderful illustrations:
http://learning2share.blogspot.com/2008/02/charles-folkards-alice-in-wonderland.html

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SONGS FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
(Music by Lucy E. Broadwood, Illustrated by Charles Folkard)
Online at Project Gutenberg

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songs from alice, carroll, broadwood, folkard
Songs from Alice and Through the Looking Glass
Words by Lewis Carroll
Music by Lucy E. Broadwood
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
SONGS FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, available online  and for free at Project Gutenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36308/36308-h/36308-h.htm

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SONGS FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, available online  and for free at Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36308/36308-h/36308-h.htm
This site offers images of each page in the book, plus PDFs and midi files to hear the music.

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This post on the blog WONDERLAND SONGS displays images of all the sheet music in the book:
http://wonderlandsongs.com/sheetmusic.php

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Many illustrations of ALICE IN WONDERAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS are online at
University of Florida’s AFTERLIFE OF ALICE AND HER ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Digital Collections of Historical Children’s Literature

Alice UFL digital collections

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Find all UFL’s online ALICE offerings, here:

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/alice/all

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classic children's songs 2006
Classic Children’s Songs
Produced by Just Accord Music, 2006

A Musical settings of Lewis Caroll’s poem from the Alice books are included in this CD:

  • How Doth the Little Crocodile

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Addendum 7/30/2013

You can visit Alice, The Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, and other characters from the Alice books, in Central Park, NYC.  The sculpture was created by José de Creeft in  1959, a commission from George Delacort as a gift for the Children of NYC.

My daughter Eloise climbs in Alice and her friends in August 2010.  Instead of off with their heads, Eloise decided to climb on their heads:

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Alice page of the Official Website of Central Park:
http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/great-lawn/alice-in-wonderland.html

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Another page for Alice in Central Park:
http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/alice-in-wonderland.html

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I found this terrific blog with lots and lots of info and stuff (including pictures, books, videos and recordings) of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland:
http://vintagedisneyalice.blogspot.com/

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“I’m Late” (From Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, with Words by Bob Hilliard and Music by Sammy Fain)  is such a fun song to sing and I finally assembled a book for sharing it with kids in Sing Books visits:

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i'm late sbwe book cover for blog
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.

More about it, here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/im-late-a-singable-picture-book-for-the-white-rabbit/

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how doth the little crocodile song sheet
HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile song sheet
Sing this song with Emily’s accompaniment, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/how-doth-the-little-crocodile

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how doth the little crocodile sheet - w chords portrait
HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE SONG SHEET W GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile sheet – w chords portrait

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how doth the little busy bee w chords ELEG for SBWE

How Doth the Little Busy Bee Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Poem by Isaac Watts
Traditional Tune
Song Sheet Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
how doth the little busy bee w chords ELEG for 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 Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the book:
twinkle bat book
Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/twinkle-little-bat-eleg-2010

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Twinkle Little Bat SBWE Sing-Along Poster Card
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 SBWE sing along card
Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/twinkle-little-bat-eleg-2010

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Related posts:

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THE SPIDER AND THE FLY, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/the-spider-and-the-fly-a-singable-picture-book/

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TWINKLE LITTLE STAR: The Song, The List
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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Many Songs, One Famous Twinkly Tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

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SINGABLE, ILLUSTRATED POEMS IN THE 2 ALICE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
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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Songs from Alice, Online at Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36308/36308-h/36308-h.htm

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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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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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Ah vous dirais-je Maman, a Singable English Translation/Adaptation (Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up), et Illustrated Song Sheet avec Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-a-singable-translation-and-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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