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The Songs We Sang in the Week of 2-3 – 2/6, 2015

Posted on: February 7, 2015

We all enjoyed ourselves in Sing Books visits with the classes of Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Slovensky (1), Ms. Trojan (1), Ms. Sackett (1), Ms. Everett (K), Mr. Koppelman (2), Mr. Grasso (3), Ms. Mason (K) at Tuckahoe Elementary, Timber Lane Elementary and Carlin Springs Elementary Schools.

Here’s what we sang together, listed in random order:


Waking Up is Hard to Do
Music and Lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Children’s Lyrics by Neil Sedaka
Illustrated by Daniel Miyares

She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Emily for SBWE
Page by SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
She’ll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

You can sing this song with the fun clickety clack of the Limberjack Horse:
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Sing (Sing-A-Song Storybook)

Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Kenn Backhaus


This Land is Your Land

Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
With a Tribute by Pete Seeger
Illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen
This book, rich in detail, features printed music and a tribute to Woody Guthrie written by Pete Seeger.


Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon


I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

Words and Music by Frank Loesser
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

take me home country roads
Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and Music by  John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff
Words Adapted by Christopher Canyon
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
ISBN 978-1584690726


Late for School

Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

Presidents Name Song - cover only 2
Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations and Layout Compiled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email:, or lave a comment to this post.

do re me do a deer 4 sbwe cover only
Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From the Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC
For classroom use only.

A-You're Adorable­_ABCs Book w ASL cover only
A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.


Rhode Island is Famous for You
Words by Howard Dietz
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

This book is for home and classroom use only.

COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
To view or print this sheet, click here:
COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

COTTLESTON PIE book sbwe cover only

Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here


Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.


I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog
Words and Music by Leslie Braunstein
Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet
ISBN 978-1-936140-37-4


Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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Marsupial Sue
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis


A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

Requests This Week
(Stars denote the number of times the song was requested)

Related Posts

The Singable Picture Books of Woody Guthrie

The Singable Picture Books of John Lithgow

Sesame Street in Singable Picture Books


Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook


Singable Picture Books of Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs

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