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Sunshine in Illustrated Song

Posted on: March 24, 2016

It is 3/24/2016 and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam posted on Twitter that Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (the painting had been off view, under examination) is back on view:

van gogh sunflowers

This reminded me that sunshine is the subject of some of my favorite illustrated songs. Sunshine on My Shoulders, is the clearest example:

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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words by John Denver
Music by John Denver, Mike Taylor & Dick Kniss
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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More songs to celebrate SUNSHINE:

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bunny rabbit in the sunlight endle babypants
Bunny Rabbit in the Sunlight
Words by Kate Endle and Caspar Babypants
Music by Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew)
Illustrations by Kate Endle

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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

Sing with Emily, here:

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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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hurry it's lovely up here illustrated song 4 sbwe cover only
Hurry!  It’s Lovely Up Here
Words by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
From the Musical: ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
This book is for classroom use only.

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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island in the sun belafonte burgess ayliffe
Island in the Sun
Words and Music by Harry Belefonte and Lord Burgess (IrvingBurgie)
Pictures by Alex Ayliffe

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May There Always Be Sunshine
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Words by Jim Gill
Illustrated by Susie Signorino-Richards

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morning has broken
Morning Has Broken

Music from Traditional Hymn, “Bunessan”
Poem by Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

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One Light, One Sun (Raffi Songs to Read)
Words and Music by Raffi
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandez

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Over the Rainbow
Words and Music by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret
Published by Imagine Publishing Inc.
ISBN 978-1-936140-00-8 (2010 hard cover edition), ISBN-13: 978-1623540449 (2014 boardbook edition)

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Rise and Shine
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Tim Warnes

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Rise and Shine (Raffi Songs to Read)
Words and Music by Raffi
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
ISBN 978-0517709399

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sally go round the sun fowke
Sally Go round the Sun (300 Songs, Rhymes and Games of Canadian Children)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Songs and Rhymes Collected and Edited by Edith Fowke
Musical Arrangements by Keith MacMillan
Illustrated by Carlos Marchiori

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Sunrise, Sunset

Words by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock
Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr
This song is from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”

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thanks a lot (raffi) cover only
Thanks a Lot
Words and Music by Raffi Cavoukian
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily
This book is for use in home, classroom or library only.

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tomorrow 4 sbwe cover only
Tomorrow
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE
For classroom use only.

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You Are My Sunshine
Words and Music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

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Related Posts

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SUNSHINE SONGS
Songs celebrating the joy of sunshine
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/sunshine-in-illustrated-song/

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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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RAFFI
The Singable Picture Books of Raffi
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/the-singable-picture-books-of-raffi/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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GARDEN SING-ALONG
A list of songs to inspire us to look around us in a garden and enjoy, observe, appreciate and preserve the natural world around us

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/garden-sing-along-song-choices-for-singable-expeditions-at-tuckahoe-elementary-or-for-any-garden-sing-along/

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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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