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Drummer Hoff, a Singable Picture Book

Posted on: September 21, 2011

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Drummer Hoff
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

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This one has confounded me a little. The copyright information in the book states that this book is based on “A cumulative folk song in which seven soldiers build magnificent cannon.”

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So far, my research has not identified what exact tune was originally meant to go with it.  I discovered you can sing the text to the tune of “Reuben, Reuben.”

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Study Guide to accompany Scholastic/Weston Woods video for Drummer Hoff
http://www.nhptv.org/kn/itv/guides/caldnewb_drummer_hoff.pdf

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I was delighted to find this video from a children’s school concert titled “Books and Poetry in Song.”
Here, they sing “Drummer Hoff,”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2O3rquRiAo

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Drummer Hoff on YouTube, picture book with background music from original 45 record

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNWMmaDiKMc
Weston Woods Company put out an animated video using the book’s illustrations and this same music in 2008.  It is on DVD headlined by “Harold and the Purple Crayon.”  Too bad they didn’t include the song!

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Great blog post with info and thinking about the book:
http://collectingchildrensbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/and-they-all-went-home.html

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Drummer Hoff wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drummer_Hoff

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Related Articles

EMBERLEYS
Singable Picture Books by the Emberleys (Ed, Barbara, Rebecca)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/singable-picture-books-by-the-emberleys/

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