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The More We Get Together, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: May 23, 2016

The value of a song like this is that almost everyone knows it without even knowing that they know it.  Singing a well known song together creates a shared, community experience, even when the song is as simple and sweet as this one.

And children love it when they can sing, and share with each other, something they know.  It gives them joy and confidence.

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The More We Get Together
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

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The little song, THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, fits nicely into the Kindness is Contagious theme, that I’m working to share with children. I didn’t have accompaniment for singing it, so I decided such a sweet little song was perfect for accompanying myself.  To this end, I created these little song sheets, that I hope you will enjoy, too.

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More We Get Together (SBWE) w chords

The More We Get Together (for SBWE w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (SBWE) w chords

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More We Get Together (SBWE) no chords
The More We Get Together (for SBWE no Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (SBWE) no chords

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THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER
Traditional Words and Tune

The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be.

‘Cause your friends
Are my friends
And my friends
Are your friends.

The more we get together
The happier we’ll be.

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THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_More_We_Get_Together

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This song uses the same tune as DID YOU EVER SEE A LASSIE.  Both tunes use an old Austrian tune (a walzing polka), Oh du lieber Augustin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol_yvHK3P3U

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THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER Rendition Published by Cantata Learning

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more-we-get-together cantata
The More We Get Together (Cantata Learning)
Retold by Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
Published by Cantata Learning

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Video of vocal music that comes on CD with the book (or available via download) by Cantata Learning

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Instrumental video of the same song, so you can sing solo!

 

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Cantata Learning web page for THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER
https://cantatalearning.com/products/the-more-we-get-together/

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Cantata Learning provides beautifully produced musical tracks (both vocal and instrumental) to accompany their books.  These are perfect for a kid enjoying the book solo or sitting on a parent’s lap.

These accompaniments don’t always work very well for my purposes in sharing these songs with a classes of kids sitting before me on the carpet.  In these situations, I have to absolutely keep things moving.  And, though beautifully produced, with terrific vocals and arrangements, often, the length of these arrangements (with lots of instrumental breaks, for example, between verses), the instrumentals are too long to hold the attention of 50 plus kids.  And, besides keeping things moving, experience has taught me when to keep things simple, too.  To this end, I assembled the words with some simple guitar chords.  I can play the whole song through and kids can sing along. This is a terrific little song to remind kids about working together and being kind to one another, and this simple song sheet with guitar chords allows us to enjoy that theme, sing along, keep things moving, and keep it all nice and simple.

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More We Get Together (Cantata) w chords
The More We Get Together (Cantata Learning w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Intended to accompany illustration published by Cantata Learning
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (Cantata) w chords

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Related Posts

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The More We Get Together, Published by Cantata Learning, and a Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/the-more-we-get-together-published-by-cantata-learning-and-a-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
In honor of Tuckahoe Elementary 2017/2018 School Year Theme, “Kindness is Contagious,” I assembled these songs from my repertoire, celebrating this important idea
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/kindness-is-courageous-in-illustrated-song/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Little Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-little-songs/

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FRIENDSHIP
A collection of songs celebrating friendship (and the things that make it possible)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/friendship-in-illustrated-song/

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What’s It All About?
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/whats-it-all-about/

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THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/the-more-we-get-together-an-illustrated-song/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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