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A Fishy Named Stan, a Limerick by ELEG (aka “Mrs. G”) for Tyler

Posted on: March 22, 2012

My friend Tyler is in Kindergarten at Tuckahoe and recently asked me to write him a song and make a book about fish.  Since my talents in songwriting and illustrating are limited, and since I’ve enjoyed lately writing limericks for friends’ birthdays, I thought a limerick might just fit the bill.

A FISHY NAMED STAN
By ELEG for Tyler

There once was a fishy named Stan
Who came up with a very fine plan
He swam in the sea
Eating plankton with glee
He was happy, that fishy, named Stan

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You can sing this limerick along with me, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/fishy-named-stan-by-eleg-for

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Here is the limerick and my little picture for it.  I’m hoping artistic children might enjoy to print and color or paint it!


A Fishy Named Stan
Limerick by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Traditional Tune
You can print this page, by clicking, here:
Fishy Named Stan by ELEG 4Tyler edit
Sing this limerick along with me, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/fishy-named-stan-by-eleg-for

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3/27/2012

I have a treasured standing date to Sing Books in Ms. Morgan’s class on Tuesdays.  My pal Tyler (the one who loves fish and really wanted a fish song) is in Ms. Morgan’s class and I wanted to sing it for him in person today with a slightly better picture (and printed so the words could be read instead of in my sometimes illegible scrawl), so I made a new picture for the limerick by manipulating existing clip art.

We all song the limerick today and it was lots of fun.

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A Fishy Named Stan
Limerick by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Traditional Tune
Sing this limerick along with me, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/fishy-named-stan-by-eleg-for
To view or print this page, click here:
there once was a fishy named stan

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Addendum, 4/25/2017
Please note

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Fishy Named Stan ELEG SBWE no chords

A Fishy Named Stan (song sheet, no chords)
Limerick and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Fishy Named Stan ELEG SBWE no chords

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Fishy Named Stan ELEG SBWE w chords
A Fishy Named Stan (song sheet w chords)
Limerick and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Fishy Named Stan ELEG SBWE w chords

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Related Posts

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MAKING UP LIMERICKS FOR FRIENDS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/making-up-limericks-for-friends/

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LIMERICKS (Featuring, “There Was an Old Man with a Beard,” by Edward Lear)

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/sing-limericks-with-emily/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY

An ever-expanding list of  singable poems from compilations or singable poems creating individual Singable Picture Books
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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EDWARD LEAR

A list of books with musical settings of, and illustrating Singable Picture Book versions of, Edward Lear’s poems:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/singable-picture-book-spotlight-1302011-edward-lear-and-william-mathias-learsongs/

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LIMERICKS
Singable Limericks in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/limericks-in-singable-picture-books/

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Chord and Lyric Sheets for Fishy Named Stan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/chord-and-lyric-sheets-for-fishy-named-stan/

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