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Abraham Lincoln in Singable Picture Books

Posted on: February 1, 2012


You can see this photographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery:
http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/lincoln/

As President’s Day 2012 approaches, please enjoy this assemblage of singables related to our great 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated
Book by Jack E. Levin
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Illustrated with archival period photographs by Various Artists
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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The Buck Stops Here: The President’s of the United States
Text by Alice Provensen
Sing with Sing Books with Emily’s ”The Presidents Name Song”
Illustrated by Alice Provensen
ISBN978-0-670-01252-7
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
More information about the song, here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/the-presidents-name-song-a-singable-picture-book/

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Our Abe Lincoln
Traditional Tune, Sing to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare
Words Adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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The Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Illustrated  by Michael McCurdy
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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Gettysburg Address in Translation
Link to the Google Books rendering of this book, HERE
By Kay Melchisedech Olson
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Published by Capstone Press (2008)
ISBN: 978-1429628457
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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This is a print at the Library of Congress, a great image:

The Gettysburg Address
For original and highest quality downloadable images, click here:
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=rbpe&fileName=rbpe13/rbpe133/1330330f/rbpe1330330f.db&recNum=0&itemLink=r?ammem/rbpebib:@field(NUMBER+@band(rbpe+1330330f))&linkText=0

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The Gettysburg Address
By Abraham Lincoln
Published by Penguin Books Great Ideas (2009)
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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The Gettysburg Address (and Other Writings)
By Abraham Lincoln
Published by Fall River Press (2010)
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
With Designs by James Daugherty
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations and Layout Compiled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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PRESIDENTS NAME SONG
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations by Painless Learning Placemats
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody

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TO MEET MR. LINCOLN
Poem by Eve Merriam
Illustrated by Marc Simont
Featured in Sing a Song of Popcorn (Every Child’s Book of Poems)
Tune by ELEG for SBWE

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TO MEET MR. LINCOLN
Poem by Eve Merriam
Illustrated by Marc Simont
Featured in Sing a Song of Popcorn (Every Child’s Book of Poems)
Tune by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
to-meet-mr-lincoln-merriam-eleg-sbwe

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TO MEET MR. LINCOLN (Book for SBWE)
Poem by Eve Merriam
Tune by ELEG for SBWE

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Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (a Singable Poem by Vachel Lindsay) 

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Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Musical Setting by Abbie Betinis
Illustration by Arthur B. Poinier

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Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Found in Charleston, West Virginia
Sculpture by Fred Martin Torrey (1884-1967)
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Musical Setting by Abbie Betinis

Information about the sculpture, “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight” in the Historical Marker Database:
http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=23019

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A YouTube of the musical setting of “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight” by Abbie Betinis, here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrPvPAVMjgY

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Find “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight” (poem by Vachel Linday) in,


Read Aloud Poems for Young People (An Introductions to the Magic and Excitement of Poetry)
Edited by Glorya Hale
Poems, Music, and Illustrations by Various Artists
Poems inlude:
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (by Vachel Lindsay)

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“Love Me Tender” new words in the mid 20th century written for a song of love, “Aura Lee,” from the Civil War

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The lyrics for “Love Me Tender” are set to the tune of a Civil War song, “Aura Lee”


Love Me Tender
Words Elvis Presley, Vera Matson (credited),  Ken Darby (uncredited)
Music by George R. Poulton
Illustrated by Tom Browning

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Lincoln, Poetry and Auld Lang Syne

An article from the Library of Congress that explores the subject of Lincoln and Poetry:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lincolnpoetry/

It is clear that Abraham Lincoln loved poetry adn I’ve read in a couple of places that his favorite poet (aside of Shakespeare) was Robert Burns.
This, of course, allows the opportunity to include Auld Lang Syne,

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Auld Lang Syne
Poem by Robert Burns
Traditional Tune
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this book, click here:
Auld Lang Syne for SBWE

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Lincoln Portrait
Orchestral Word by Aaron Copland 

Maybe not a picture book, but important to our understanding of Abraham Lincoln in Music is Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait”

A YouTube of Copland’s musical piece (which is interspersed with the words of Abraham Lincoln):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vJLJdrS_Go

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Wiki article about the work is embedded with a player to hear the music:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Portrait

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Copland discusses his work, here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4165357

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“Lincoln Portrait” (by Aaron Copland) is included in,

Listen to Learn (Using American music to understand language arts and social studies, grades 5-8)
By Terri Tibbett
Words and Music by Various Artists

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Abraham Lincoln in Song

A CD album of songs performed by Chris Vallillo
http://www.ginridge.com/

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Music for Abraham Lincoln
A CD album of music specifically related to Abraham Lincoln
http://www.amazon.com/Music-Abraham-Lincoln-Campaign-President/dp/B005EW55EU

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Sheet music for Abraham Lincoln’s presidential campaign at the Library of Congress:
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?ammem/scsmbib:@field(DOCID+@lit(scsm000113))

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The White House Biography page for Abraham Lincoln:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/abrahamlincoln

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Biography Channel page for Abraham Lincoln:
http://www.biography.com/people/abraham-lincoln-9382540

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Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC:
http://www.fordstheatre.org/

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Website for Lincoln Memorial:
http://www.nps.gov/linc/index.htm

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Addendum, 1/29/2017

I wrote a poem about Abraham Lincoln recently:

121.

Mr. Lincoln
Good man
I look on you
The majesty of your face
Its hard worn beauty
Deeply etched
By ungodly sadness
Flush with an ancient wisdom
Your eyes scintillating
With a story to tell
Your Mary
Begged you not to go
She tried to find you after you were gone
I’m trying to find you
Please come
I’m begging you
Bring us a host
To exault our humanity
Good man
Mister Lincoln
I look to you
And pray you will come

(1/25/2017)

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Emily’s Poems: IMPRESSIONS WHILE WALKING
Taking walks, noticing the world around me, and writing down what I see
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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Related Posts

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An art installation at DC’s Corcoran Gallery of art was inspired by a moment where the lives of Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln intersected. The museum’s curatorial text made me think of the song “Both Sides Now,” but here, more art inspired by the great Abraham Lincoln,

“Both Sides Now,” A Singable Picture Book and “My Business, with the Cloud,” Artwork at the Corcoran
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/both-sides-now-a-singable-picture-book-and-my-business-with-the-cloud-artwork-at-the-corcoran/

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Places I Love! A Collection of Links to SPB Posts Featuring Some of My Favorite Places on Eart
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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/places-i-love-a-collection-of-links-to-spb-posts-featuring-some-of-my-favorite-places-on-earth/

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The Gettysburg Address, a Great Speech and a Singable Picture Book
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/the-gettysburg-address-a-great-speech-and-a-singable-picture-book/

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THE PRESIDENTS NAME SONG for Sing Books with Emily, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/the-presidents-name-song-a-singable-picture-book/

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The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States, a Singable Picture Book:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/abraham-lincoln-walks-at-midnight-a-singable-poem-by-vachel-lindsay/

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN WALKS AT MIDNIGHT, A SINGABLE POEM BY VACHEL LINDSAY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/abraham-lincoln-walks-at-midnight-a-singable-poem-by-vachel-lindsay/

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Washington DC Singable Hike #1: STAR SPANGLED BANNER (at SMAH) and GETTYSBURG ADDRESS  (at LM) 
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/washington-dc-singable-hike-1-star-spangled-banner-at-smah-and-gettysburg-address-at-lm/

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