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Goodbye, Summer, an Illustrated Song by ELEG for SBWE

Posted on: August 14, 2014

2014 08 14 garden by epg 4 GOODBYE SUMMER 2

I wrote a poem (using my very best handwriting) at the beginning of second grade.
My mom framed it and put it up in my room and I still have it (thanks mom),

Goodbye, summer.
I had fun with you.
The sun was always shining,
And the sky was always blue.
Goodbye, summer.

That would have been 1976.

It took me 38 years to write this teeny-tiny song, but it sure felt sweet to find this little tune today.

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Random Thoughts:

  • One of my cabaret mentors is Lena Koutrakos.  Ms. Koutrakos wrote a song with the lyric, “I don’t need nothin’ that ain’t already mine.”  What a marvelous thing say, recognizing that we have, right within us, everything we need.  With this in mind, I was thinking about making an illustrated song sheet for GOODBYE SUMMER and started to plan the clip art and what it would look like when I glanced over and saw a beautiful picture my daughter had painted…it was exactly what I wanted and captures the song perfectly…I already had exactly what I needed.
  • When I think of this song, two people come to mind, my mom and my second grade teacher Mrs. Barnett.  Mrs. Barnett had the class write poems when we got to school that year.  I’m still amazed at my 2nd grade handwriting, which is much better than what I scrawl out these days!  My mom liked the printing and the poem so much that she had the sheet framed and it always hung in my room.

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GARDEN by Eloise Gleichenhaus
Eloise made his picture and poem to go with it as a gift to me for 2014 Mother’s Day. What a marvelous present!

2014 08 14 garden by epg 4 GOODBYE SUMMER 2

Garden, by Eloise Gleichenhaus, 2014

Garden
By Eloise Gleichenhaus

In my garden bright,
a pretty lily I sight,
pink yellow and white.

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goodbye summer by eleg 4 sbwe
Goodbye, Summer Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Art by Eloise Gleichenhaus
To view or print this sheet, click here:
goodbye summer by eleg 4 sbwe

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SBWE SBS Goodbye Summer
Goodbye, Summer w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Goodbye Summer

Sing with Emily, here:

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SBWE SBS Goodbye Summer (no chords)

Goodbye, Summer for SBWE Songbook Series (no chords)
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Goodbye Summer (no chords)

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SBWE Songbook Series: Many Songs, One Twinkly Tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-for-the-very-young-many-songs-one-twinkly-tune/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Poetry
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-poetry/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-little-songs/

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This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
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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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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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SONGS BY EMILY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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