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Here Comes Peter Cottontail, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: May 15, 2014

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Pamela R. Levy

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Wendy Rasmussen

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here comes peter cottontail durrell
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Julie Durrell
ISBN 978-0694011568

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cottontail_(song)

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For a sing-along, this is pretty good (in the style of Gene Autry) and  perfectly fits the illustration by Pamela Levy
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CWLSKIO/ref=dm_ws_sp_tlw_trk1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400108728&sr=8-1

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For a sing-along, this is good, too, (jazz interpretation) and  perfectly fits the illustration by Pamela Levy
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QOVE6O/ref=dm_ws_sp_tlw_trk1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400108900&sr=8-1-fkmr1

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Hear Gene Autry singing the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMeBTReEbTw

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Danny Kaye Narrates the HERE COMES PETER COTTONTAIL (1971) Rankin Bass Special that features this song (which you can hear at the end),
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2_ZdknLMIo

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HERE COMES PETER COTTONTAIL
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity-hoppin’, Easter’s on its way.

Bringin’ every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy,
Things to make your Easter bright and gay.

He’s got jelly beans for Tommy,
Colored eggs for sister Sue.
There’s an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too.

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,
Hippity-hoppity, happy Easter Day.

Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Look at him stop,
And listen to him say,

“Try to do the things you should.”
Maybe if you’re extra good,
He’ll roll lots of Easter eggs your way.

You’ll wake up on Easter mornin’
And you’ll know that he was there
When you find those choc’late bunnies
That he’s hiding ev’rywhere.

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,
Hippity-hoppity, happy Easter Day!

Hippity-hoppity, happy Easter Day!

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Related Posts

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EASTER

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Easter
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/singable-picture-books-for-easter/

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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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STEVE ROLLINS AND JACK NELSON
THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF STEVE NELSON AND JACK ROLLINS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-steve-nelson-and-jack-rollins/

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