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She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: July 26, 2010

 

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She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Deborah Allwright
(This book features printed music on the end papers and actions to go along with the responses to each verse)

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She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain for SBWE and Limberhorse
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Emily for SBWE
Page by SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
She’ll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

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She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Philomen Sturges
Illustrated by Ashely Wolff

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She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Robert Quackenbush
Illustrated by Robert Quackenbush
ASIN B000NL967Y

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shell-be-coming-up-the-mountain-woodruff
She’ll Be Coming Up the Mountain
Words Adapted by Kim Norman
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Liza Woodruff

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LYRICS

She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
(It’s a lot of fun to sing this song with responses, written in italic and in parentheses below, and using hand movements suggested in a book or made up on the fly)

She’ll be coming round the mountain
When she comes
(Toot, toot!)

She’ll be coming round the mountain
When she comes
(Toot, toot!)

She’ll be coming round the mountain,
She’ll be coming round the mountain,
She’ll be coming round the mountain
When she comes
(Toot, toot!)

She’ll be driving six white horses
When she comes
(Whoa back!)

She’ll be driving six white horses
When she comes
(Whoa back!)

She’ll be driving six white horses,
She’ll be driving six white horses,
She’ll be driving six white horses
When she comes
(Whoa back! Toot, toot!)

Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her
When she comes
(Hi babe!)

Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her
When she comes
(Hi babe!)

Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her,
We’ll all go out to meet her,
We’ll all go out to meet her
When she comes
(Hi babe! Whoa back! Toot, toot!)

She’ll be wearing red pajamas
When she comes
(Scratch, scratch)

She’ll be wearing red pajamas
When she comes
(Scratch, scratch)

She’ll be wearing red pajamas,
She’ll be wearing red pajamas,
She’ll be wearing red pajamas
When she comes
(Scratch, scratch, Hi babe! Whoa back! Toot, toot!)

She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes
(She snores!)

She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes
(She snores!)

She will have to sleep with Grandma,
She’ll have to sleep with Grandma,
She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes
(She snores! Scratch, scratch, Hi babe! Whoa back! Toot, toot!)

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PERFORMER NOTES

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Many versions of this song exist.  Feel free to research others or make up your own!  That’s the “Folk Way.”

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To help you remember the tune, enjoy this video!

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SONG ORIGINS

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Find a terrific link for “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain,” here:
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/s004.html
This site features lyrics, activities, and a sing-along midi player.

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An interesting wiki article about the song, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She’ll_Be_Coming_’Round_the_Mountain

 

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SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN is featured in some wonderful Singable Picture Book compilations,

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lets sing together yarrow
Let’s Sing Together
Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of Folk Songs, Illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

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A Treasury of Children’s Songs: Forty Favorites to Sing and Play
Illustrated with Art from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
Music Arranged and Edited by Dan Fox
She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain is printed on page 80

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I Hear America Singing! (Folk Songs for American Families)
Collected and arranged by Kathleen Drull
Illustrated by Allen Garnes
Introductory note by Arlo Guthrie
(This book includes a CD and sheet music)
She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain” is printed (with music, an illustration, and historical information about the song) on page 94-95.

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She’ll Be Comin’ is printed and illustrated on p. 54 of:
great song book tomi ungerer
The Great Song Book (a collection of the best loved songs in the English Language)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Timothy John
Music Edited by Peter Hankey
Illustrated by Tomi Ungerer
ISBN 0-385-14484-9

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I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago
Traditional Words and Tune (same tune as “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain“)
Words Adapted by Steven Kellogg
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
ISBN 0-688-13412-2

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Addendum, 1/28/2015

I’ve got a horse limberjack (her name is Dasher) who I love very much and wanted to find a few new songs for her dancing pleasure.  SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN seemed like just the thing.

To help me (and you, if you’d like) to keep place in the song (and remember the line-up of shout-outs), I made this handy-dandy print out:

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She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain for SBWE and Limberhorse
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Emily for SBWE
Page by SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
She’ll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

I assembled this version of song to sing with the fun clickety clack of the Limberjack Horse:
2013 12 limberjack4

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NOTE TO SELF:

  • Sing it in the key of D.
  • For starting note, play a G on pitch pipe.
  • Begin singing on the G below Middle C.
  • (G) She’ll, (B) be, (D) comin’…

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VARIATION ON A THEME

R is Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain!  Here R comes!

Sing the words of the song for the letter R  to the tune of “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain.”


Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along
Words Adapted by Teddy Slater
Illustrated by Liisa Chauncy Guida

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Roy’s Dog Rover Runs All Over
(Lyrics by Teddy Slater, from book “ABC Sing-Along,” sing to the tune of “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain”)
Roy’s dog Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.
Roy’s dog Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.
Rover races, Rover chases,
Rover chews on Roy’s shoelaces.
Oh, yes, Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.

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Related Posts

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“Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along,” A Singable Book, Letter R (tune of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-r-tune-of-%E2%80%9Cshell-be-comin-round-the-mountain%E2%80%9D/

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STEVEN KELLOGG
The Singable Picture Books of Steven Kellogg
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/singable-picture-books-of-steven-kellogg/

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GIRL SCOUT SONGS FOR TROOP 2740 RESOURCES PAGE
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/girl-scouts-songs-troop-2740/

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I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago, a Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/i-was-born-about-ten-thousand-years-ago-a-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/
(Lyric page available at this link)

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2 Responses to "She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain, an Illustrated Song"

I have just found your blog – thanks for the resources – music and stories just fit together!

Hello Louise! I’m so happy you found my blog. Please visit often. If you have questions about Singable Picture Books, please let me know! Yours Truly, Emily

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