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Trees in Illustrated Song

Posted on: November 12, 2015

Singable Picture Books that celebrate our friends the TREES!

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There’s candy trees on THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangement by Kathy Boyd and Mark Gensman
Illustrated by John Kanzler

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C’mon an Swing in My Tree (The Sunflowers)
Words and Music by Michael Taylor Fontaine
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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This book includes an illustration of OH CHRISTMAS TREE…

Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Francesca Crespi
(This “Lift the Flap” book also illustrates the carols, “O Christmas Tree,” “Silent Night,” “We Three Kings,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” and “Ding Dong Merrily on High”)

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A hemlock tree plays a prominent role in this wonderful little poem
dust-of-snow-sbwe-w-chords
DUST OF SNOW (w chords)
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
dust-of-snow-sbwe-w-chords

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I think that if you’re going to pledge allegiance to the earth, one big feature of that love for planet would be to protect its trees that are so important to the air we breathe and the quality of our existence.
Earth Pledge ELEG SBWE chords
Earth Pledge

Words by Artist Janina Lamb
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE

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A Firefly in a Fir Tree, a Carol for Mice

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Hilary Knight
Illustrated by Hilary Knight
(Sing to the tune of “Twelve Days of Christmas”)

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five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2
Five Little Owls w chords for SBWE Songbook Series (Updated) 

Rhyme by Anonymous
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

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I Love the Mountains
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by John Archembault and David R. Plummer
Illustrated by Susan Swan

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IT IS FALL - ELEG 4 SBWE sing along sheet
IT IS FALL, IT IS FALL, IT IS FALL
Words by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Tune of LET IT SNOW (Music by Jule Styne)
To view or print this page, click here:
IT IS FALL – ELEG 4 SBWE sing along sheet

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leaves on the trees, wiley day
The Leaves on the Trees
Sing to the Tune of LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN or WHEELS IN THE BUS
Words by Thom Wiley
Illustrated by Andrew Day

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The Little Fir Tree
Story by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Jim Lamarche (2005)

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The Little Fir Tree
Story by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Barbara Cooney (1954)

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The Little Fir Tree
Story by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Barbara Cooney (?) (1954)

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Little Tree

Tune by Various Artists
Poem by e.e. cummings
Illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray

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O Christmas Tree
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional words by Debbie Trafton O’Neal
Illustrated by Ande Cook

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The Perfect Tree (and Favorite Christmas Carols)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Thomas Bivins
Illustrated by Christopher Bivins
(This book features printed music)

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pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe
A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe

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pie sat on a pear tree johnstone - 2
A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
From: Dean’s Mother Goose Book of Rhymes (1977)

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A Pinata in a Pine Tree (A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas)

Traditional tune (Twelve Days of Christmas)
Words by Pat Mora
Illustrated by Magaly Morales

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smokey the bear song 1 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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smokey the bear song 2 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Conservation Pledge, Flip side of Smokey the Bear Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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smokey the bear book eleg sbwe cover only
Smokey the Bear (Illustrated Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Pictures Assembled from Resources Online
This book is for classroom use only.

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Poem by Robert Frost
Sing to the Tune of Greensleeves
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Sing along with Emily, here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/stopping-by-woods-eleg-2010

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Stopping by Woods w Guitar Chords SBWE update
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Poem by Robert Frost
Sing to the Tune of Greensleeves
Song Sheet Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4

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Who Has Seen the Wind ELEG SBWE bk cover only

WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Booklet Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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Who Has Seen the Wind ELEG SBWE w eleg guitar chords
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND (with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:
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To view or print the SBWE Singable Poster Sheet with Chords for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
Who Has Seen the Wind ELEG SBWE w eleg guitar chords

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who has seen the wind (from talking like the rain) - Copy
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
From Talking Like the Rain (a First Book of Poems)
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SBWE SBS Who Has Seen the Windw chords
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND (SBWE Songbook Series)
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBS Who Has Seen the Wind w chords

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR,
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND (by ELEG for SBWE  Singable Advent Calendar)

Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:
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To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Who Has Seen the Wind

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Who Has Seen the Wind ELEG SBWE
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND (Song Sheet by ELEG for SBWE)
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:
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To view or print the SBWE Singable Poster Sheet for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
Who Has Seen the Wind ELEG SBWE

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Who Has Seen the Wind Matchitt SBWE
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustration by Marion H. Matchitt
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:
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To view or print the SBWE Singable Poster Sheet with Illustration by Marion H. Matchitt for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
Who Has Seen the Wind Matchitt SBWE

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who has seen the wind ill. eric kincaid - smaller
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustration by Eric Kincaid

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who has seen the wind ill. gyo fujikawa - 2
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustration by Gyo Fujikawa
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

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who has seen the wind eloise wilkin
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
Illustration by Eloise Wilkin

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Notes:

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National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April
Arbor Day Foundation has a CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY page with all kinds of great info including a map to tell you the history of the holiday and a map with info on when your state recognizes the importance of trees:
https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/dates.cfm

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https://www.arborday.org/

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Related Posts

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TREES
Trees in Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/trees-in-spbs/

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

As one of the most illustrated, parodied and adapted songs, “Twelve Days” deserves its own list
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-in-the-days-after-christmas-2010/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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