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gingerbread baby brett
Gingerbread Baby
Story and Rhymes by Jan Brett
Tunes by Various Artists
Illustrated by Jan Brett

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Gingerbread Girl

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12/31/2012

Eloise was reading the book GINGERBREAD BABY (by Jan Brett) to me and she made up this tune (and sang it) for the rhymes that the baby uses to tease those who cannot catch him (or her?).

Click here to hear Eloise sing her little tune:

soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/gingerbread-baby-tune-by-epg

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Reading THE GINGERBREAD GIRL, I came up with a little tune for her “…you can’t catch me,” rhyme:

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Jan Brett tells about making the book and shows how to draw the baby:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISItj-vmIuQ

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Jan Brett makes gingerbread cookies and reads her story:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rssEvip-G0k

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Gingerbread Baby lesson plan from Scholastic:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/gingerbread-baby-lesson-plan

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Jan Brett’s webpage for her book, Gingerbread Baby:
http://www.janbrett.com/bookstores/gingerbread_baby.htm

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Gingerbread Baby masks from Jan Brett’s webpage:
http://www.janbrett.com/gingerbread_baby_masks_main.htm

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Gingerbread Baby cards from Jan Brett’s webpage:
http://www.janbrett.com/pdfcards/pdfcardgenerator_gingerbread.htm

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Gingerbread Baby coloring placemat from Jan Brett’s webpage:
http://www.janbrett.com/place_mats/happy_holidays_coloring_place_mat.htm

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Gingerbread Baby coloring page from Jan Brett’s webpag
http://janbrett.com/gingerbread_baby_coloring_page.htm

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THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JAN BRETT

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GINGERBREAD GIRL

It was holiday fun in the rooms of Ms. Morgan, Ms. Everett, Ms. Mason, Ms. Allen, Ms. Howard and Mr. Mitchell this week.  Here are the delights we shared (listed in no particular order),

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Original Story by Robert L. May
Written for Montgomery Ward Department Store in 1939
Illustrated by Denver Gillen
Set to Music by Johnny Marks (1948)
(I created a sing-along book for Johnny Mark’s tune with the Denver Gillen Illustrations.  Fun to sing!)

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The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham
(This book is packaged with a CD with two recordings of the song!)

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Silver Bells (a Musical Pop-Up Book)
Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Illustrated by Robert Steele, Iain Smyth, James Diaz

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Jingle Bells (Sing and Read Storybook)
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional  Tune
Illustrated by Darcy May

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Frosty the Snowman

Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

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Good King Wenceslas

Traditional Tune (Tempus adest floridum)
Words by John M. Neale
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig
(This book has sheet music in the back and a page of historical information about the song)

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The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Words and Music by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Illustrated by Doris Barrette

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My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

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Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Hear the song and sing-along with Emily at this link:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-is-on-the-us-money-song

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or leave a comment to this post.

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Skidamarink: The “I Love You” Song (Sing and Read Storybook)
Traditional Words and Tune Unattributed
Original Words by Felix F. Feist
Original Music by Al Piantadosi
Illustrated by Jacqueline East

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox
(This book is a far and away favorite with the Kindergarten set. It comes with a wonderful CD that has Tom Paxton singing on one track with a separate instrumental track, including a clearly played melody line, so you can sing solo…a wonderful edition!)

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Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
(You might also enjoy a post about “Simple Gifts at the White House“:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/simple-gifts-at-the-white-house/
And other Related Posts as well.)
This song seems simple, but it is rich with profound ideas.  And you can sing it fast and you can sing it slow.  You can sing it in a round and you can sing it solo.  You can sing it a-capella or you with another fella…this song is simply a wonderful thing…

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Twelve Days of Christmas

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Bill Bolton

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Related Posts

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

It’s a Christmas songbook.
You can print one page, however many you want up to all 25.
Carol!  Sing-along!  Revive a memory.  Just sing, sing a song for the season.

Click here and find the whole list for 2012.

Love, Emily

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SBWE Advent Calendar cover pages_Page_1
SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
Sing Books with Emily Singable Advent Calendar Songbook Binder Cover Pages
To view or print the binder cover pages (includes back cover and binder edge), click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar cover pages

Click here for the whole list of songs:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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THESE ITEMS ARE FOR HOME USE ONLY

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Related Posts

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
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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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

I really do so love Good King Wenceslas, the song, its story and its origins.  Today is the Feast of St. Stephens.  We can celebrate by singing and doing something good.  It also gives us a chance to peek into spring on this cold, snowy day, since the song’s tune was originally written for a carol praising the flowers of spring…

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Good King Wenceslas
Traditional Tune (Tempus adest floridum)
Words by John M. Neale
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

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FLOWER CAROL
“Tempus adest floridum”
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print a copy of the BOOKLET, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo
To view or print a copy of the ONE PAGER, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo one pager

This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR

GOOD KING WENCESLAS
I love this song which was written to the tune of an ancient flower carol and can also function as a short play with 3 characters.  Once you unravel who is saying what, and what is happening, this becomes a wonderful fable, too, fitted lovingly at the end with a satisfying, universal and timely moral.

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SBWE Advent Calendar Good King Wenceslas
Good King Wenceslas
Traditional Tune (Tempus adest floridum)
Words by John M. Neale
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Good King Wenceslas” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Good King Wenceslas
This item is for home use only.

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GOOD KING WENCESLAS
Traditional Tune (Tempus adest floridum)
Words by John M. Neale

(Narrator)
Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
Deep and crisp and even.
Brightly shown the moon that night,
Though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight,
Gathering winter fuel.

(King)
Hither, page, and stand by me.
If thou know it telling:
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?

(Page)
Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain,
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Agnes fountain.

(King)
Bring me flesh, and bring me wine.
Bring me pine logs hither.
Thou and I will see him dine
When we bear them thither.

(Narrator)
Page and monarch, forth they went,
Forth they went together
Through the rude wind’s wild lament
And the bitter weather.

(Page)
Sire, the night is darker now,
And the wind blows stronger.
Fails my heart, I know not how.
I can go no longer.

(King)
Mark my footsteps my good page,
Tread thou in them boldly:
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.

(Narrator)
In his master’s step he trod,
Where the snow lay dented.
Heat was in the very sod
Which the saint had printed.
Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
Wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing.

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RELATED POSTS:

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THE FLOWER CAROL (tempus adest floridum), A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/the-flower-carol-tempus-adest-floridum-a-singable-picture-book/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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GOOD KING WENCESLAS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/good-king-wenceslas-a-singable-book-a-winter-song-and-a-mini-play-with-a-message-inluding-lyrics-song-history-and-sing-along-tracks/

A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
Today’s the day!  Let us celebrate the day, think of others, and regardless of religious belief, follow the example of Jesus and strive the make the world a better place.

This being a traditional song, almost every version you will encounter is different and most musicians will play, tinker and toy with the tune.  The similarities are strong enough, though, you can find the one that works best for you and go sing it from the mountain tops!

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SBWE Advent Calendar GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Go Tell It on the Mountain” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

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Great folk singer Odetta sings

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A67XRzkBKAw

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Sing along with Sweet James Taylor

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifEUn1AxDYo

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Sing along with the Gospel Choir, Donna Brown & The Golden Gospel Pearls

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd02dhWBV3w

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Wiki about the song
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Tell_It_on_the_Mountain_(song)

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Song history, here
http://angels.about.com/od/AngelSongs/p/Go-Tell-It-On-The-Mountain-Christmas-Song.htm

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More song history, here
http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/go-tell-it-on-the-mountain,-the-song-and-the-story.html

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Text by Debbie Trafton O’Neal
Illustrated by Fiona King

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Related Posts

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate February is African American History Month
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR

LET IT SNOW
This song has a cheese factor that makes it extra fun, but it’s also a solid standard from the Great American Songbook, written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn.

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SBWE Advent Calendar let it snow
Let It Snow
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Let It Snow” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar let it snow
This item is for home use only.

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Let It Snow, wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Snow!_Let_It_Snow!_Let_It_Snow!

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Sing-along with the great Ella Fitzgerald

www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0dfa2_11YQ

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Music box instrumental

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lu21oG1QBk

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Sing-Along with Doris Day

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPIS5eyT1Qk

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I also love Steve and Eydie

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lGWtW6spqg

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“Let It Snow” is printed on p. 12 of,

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The Glorious Christmas Songbook
Compiled by Cooper Edens and Benjamin Darling
Illustrated by Various Artists

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Related Posts

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR

HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING
This carol is such fun to sing.  Many versions abound, with slight variations in lyrics and verse order.  Feel free to pick and choose or move them around.  Just sing and enjoy.  I love that Mel Torme sings the chorus of this carol as a benediction at the end of his “Christmas Song.”

Once you get the tune in your head, this one is a good one for singing a-capella.

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SBWE Advent Calendar wassail song
Here We Come A-Wassailing
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Here We Come A-Wassailing” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar wassail song

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Sing along with the King’s Singers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1Ea-fIPj6k

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This is cheesy, but fun, karaoke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJReNSRG-EA

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Lyrics and info here:
http://www.carols.org.uk/the_wassail_song.htm

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More info and lyrics here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_We_Come_A-wassailing

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I like this instrumental for sing-along

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old time country christmas
Click here to preview the instrumental:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G6B0G4/ref=dm_dp_trk15?ie=UTF8&qid=1356303852&sr=8-2

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Related Posts

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/


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