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Bird Lullaby, a Singable Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Posted on: December 20, 2013

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bird lullaby 4 sbwe cover only
Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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Sing Along with Emily’s scratch vocal:

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BIRD LULLABY
by Jack Prelutsky

Robin, jay, sparrow, chat, chickadee, wren,
Mocking bird, meadow lark, humming bird, hen,
Oriole, bunting crow, tanager, thrush,
Bobolink, swallow, are all in a hush.

Starling, swan, whippoorwill, pelican, pigeon,
Bluebird, finch, quail, warbler, woodpecker, wigeon.
None of them now make the tiniest peep,
For like my sweet baby, they’re falling asleep.

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Bird Lullaby PDF (tune chart)
http://jackprelutsky.com/welcome/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Bird-Lullaby.pdf

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silver moon jack prelutsky
The Silver Moon (Lullabies and Cradle Songs)
Words and Music by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Jui Ishida

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The Singable Picture Books of Jack Prelutsky
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/singable-picture-books-of-jack-prelutsky/

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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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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Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series: Lullabies

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES HOST PAGE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-series-for-the-very-young/

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2 Responses to "Bird Lullaby, a Singable Poem by Jack Prelutsky"

Jack Prelutsky was one of our class favorites, but usually for his sense of humor rather than the lullaby qualities you have shown us. It would be nice to hear another side of him.

Hello Juliana! So nice to hear from you! This is a wonderful poem and it makes a wonderful song. The book I made has a picture of each one of the birds mentioned in the poem and I can’t wait to share it with the kids so they can see what the marvelous birds look like to go along with their amazing names and the terrific tune also written by Jack Prelutsky…I do wish he would record his songs. He is often described as a troubadour, but I’ve yet to find an album….that would be a treat.
Here’s a link to Jack Prelutsky’s musical chart for the song:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/bird-lullaby-a-singable-poem-by-jack-prelutsky/

A friend of mine made a sing-along for me of the tune. I’ll be glad to share with you and your students what it sounds like if you send me your email address.
My email: singbookswithemily@att.net

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