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Eletelephony, an Illustrated Singable Poem

Posted on: February 18, 2015

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eletelphony flowerpot press sparkle book
Eletelephony
Poem by Laura Elizabeth Richards
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated and Published by Flowerpot Press (2011)
ASIN: B007M2ISKI

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ELETELPHONY
Laura Elizabeth Richards

Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant—
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone—
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee—
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

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Musical Settings

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Free score of a musical setting by Gary Bachland:
http://www.bachlund.org/PDF_Files_2009/Eletelephony.pdf

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A musical setting by Kindermusic, has goofy arrangement and recording, but I think if simplified, it could be sweet and useful tune:
http://www.amazon.com/Eletelephony/dp/B004IFLVRO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424296428&sr=8-2&keywords=eletelephony

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Music setting and cute typography in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSHtEhd5TWo

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Other Info

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A sketch of book cover and internal page of the poem for a book not published
http://cargocollective.com/amyreel/Eletelephony

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Image here of single page artwork for the poem:
http://beckylelowery.blogspot.com/2014/01/tuesdays-top-ten-plus-ten-childrens.html

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An image for ELETELEPHONY by Gustaf Tenggren is on p. 225 of:
childcraft-how-why-library-poems-and-rhymes
Childcraft How & Why Library, Volume 1, Poems and Rhymes
Published by World Book – Childcraft International, Inc.
Words and Music by Various Artists

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Related Posts

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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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