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I Love Trash, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: May 31, 2014

i love trash songbook illustration - edited - Copy

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i love trash book sbwe eleg cover only
I LOVE TRASH
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Illustrations Collected from Various Sources

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I LOVE TRASH
Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss

Oh, I love trash
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash

I have here a sneaker that’s tattered and worn
It’s all full of holes and the laces are torn
A gift from my mother the day I was born
I love it because it’s trash

Oh, I love trash
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash

I have here some newspaper thirteen months old
I wrapped fish inside it, it’s smelly and cold
But I wouldn’t trade it for a big pot of gold
I love it because it’s trash

Oh, I love trash
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash

I’ve a clock that won’t work
And an old telephone
A broken umbrella, a rusty trombone
And I am delighted to call them my own
I love them because they’re trash

Oh, I love trash
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love, I love, I love trash

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Oscar the Grouch (Caroll Spinney) sings his song:

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Muppet wiki for I LOVE TRASH:
http://oscarthegrouch.wikia.com/wiki/I_Love_Trash

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To better understand the lyric “a gift from my mother the day I was born…” here’s wiki for Oscar’s mother, Mrs. Grouch:
http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mrs._Grouch

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There’s an interesting little write up about Oscar the Grouch in this page:
http://calibermag.org/articles/these-characters-could-use-some-love/

One thing this page says is that Oscar the Grouch is, “eco-friendly. He has become a mascot for waste reduction and waste management, including Canada’s Waste Reduction Week, the Japanese Eco Kids Project, and various unofficial uses.”  This makes an even better case for adding I LOVE TRASH to Eloise’s Project PUT song list.

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I LOVE TRASH 
is featured in:

The Songs of Sesame Street in Poems and Pictures

Words (and Music) by Various Artists
Illustrated by Normand Chartier

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I LOVE TRASH is featured in:

The Sesame Street Songbook (64 Favorite Songs Featuring Jim Henson’s Sesame Street Puppets)
Words, Music and Arrangements by Various Artists (including Jeffrey Moss and Joe Raposo)
Illustrations by David Prebenna

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Related Posts

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I LOVE TRASH, 9/06/2015
SONG OF THE DAY
Sing Books with Emily (SBWE), Illustrated Songs of the Day:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/sbwe-songs-of-the-day/

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Project PUT: Pick Up Trash (and put it where it belongs in the recycle or designated trash receptacle)
http://projectput.wordpress.com/

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SESAME STREET
Sesame Street in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/sesame-street-in-singable-picture-books/

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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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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FAVORITE SINGABLES ON PINTEREST
Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices, this list onPinterest displays the top blockbuster favorite Singable Picture Books that we warble together at Sing Books visits:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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ELOISE’S PROJECT PUT SONG LIST:
http://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/project-put-song-list/

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