Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

The Songs We Sang at the Duncan Branch of the Alexandria Library in VA

Posted on: July 27, 2016

2013 12 limberjack4
This picture features the limberhorse we used to sing FROGGIE WENT A COURTIN’

It was a HOT summer day in Northern Virginia, but the Duncan Branch of the Alexandria Library was nice and cool and PACKED with children, their parents and caregivers.  The Duncan Branch of the Alexandria Library gets crowds in astonishing numbers!  Talk about a well loved community library put to good use!  I got to share two sing books performances with these wonderful crowds (some in the second even stayed from the first) and had the most marvelous time.  Thank you to everyone who joined me in the musical fun.  And, thank you to the lovely, warm and energetic librarians Hannah, Venetta, and Robin who were incredibly helpful and made me feel so welcome.

In each of the two performances, we sang songs from the following list. We sang a couple of the songs in both performances, but for the most part, each performance got a unique list.  We also got to enjoy enriching the fun with some fun instruments including guitar, limberdog, limberhorse, limberfrog, jingle bells, and kazoo.

The Sing Books with Emily Reperstorie of Illustrated Song is listed here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

For a survey of the wonderful world of illustrated songs, all the illustrated songs I’ve explored so far, visit any of the alphabetized Singable Bookshelves at the top of this blog.

*
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this Sing Along Card, click here:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

*
SBWE SBS wise old owl w chords

Wise Old Owl Song Sheet w Chords SBWE SBS
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS wise old owl w chords

*
twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE

*

Twinkle Little Star
Traditional Tune
From the Poem by Jane Taylor
To view or print this book, click here:
twinkle little star eleg sbwe

*
TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe

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

*
tomorrow 4 sbwe i love ya tomorrow
Favorite Lyric from
TOMORROW
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
tomorrow 4 sbwe i love ya tomorrow

*
tomorrow sbwe poster
TOMORROW Poster 4 SBWE
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
tomorrow sbwe poster

*

This Little Light of Mine (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Tune
Additional Words by Raffi
Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

*
tossed up in a basket eleg 4 sbwe
There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by Ursula Koering
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Page Coordinated by ELEG
To view or print this page, click here:
tossed up in a basket eleg 4 sbwe

*

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

*
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

*
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

*
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

*
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.

*
Red Red Robin Lori Lee Stultz Cover
When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along (Red, Red Robin)
Words and Music by Harry Woods
Illustrated by Lori Lee Stultz

*
one wide river barbara emberley
One Wide River to Cross
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

*
OLD BLUE 4 SBWE limberjack
Old Blue (arranged by ELEG for SBWE and limberjack dog)

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
OLD BLUE 4 SBWE limberjack

*
one twinkly tune many songs brief history
MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BRIEF HISTORY
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history

*
SBWE SBS For Very Young - Many Songs 1 Tune
Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series for the Very Young: Many Songs, One Twinkly Tune (Booklet Cover)
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS For Very Young – Many Songs 1 Tune

*

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

*
frosty the snowman wade zahares
Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

*
froggie went a courtin eleg 4 sbwe
Froggie Went a-Courtin’ for Limberjack and Sing Books with Emily
Traditional Words and Tune
Adaptations by ELEG for Sing Books with Emily
Illustration by Mary Blair from My First Sing-A-Song Book, 1966
To view or print this page, click here:
froggie went a courtin eleg 4 sbwe

*
He got down upon his knee and said, “Miss Mousie will you marry me?”
2015 09 24 SBWE cambell & everett 2
Singing Froggie Went a-Courtin’ with the Everett/Campbell group on 9/24/2015
pbs.twimg.com/media/CPq8tJOWIAAgrYv.jpg

*
Froggie went a courtin’ and he did ride, a-huh…
I sing this song with both the Limberjack Frog and Limberjack horse (shown here).
2013 12 limberjack4
Photo by Danielle Anctil

*
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

Five Little Owls w chords for SBWE Songbook Series (Updated) 
Rhyme by Anonymous
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

*
This sheet has a tiny little update that helps me (Mrs. G/Emily) remember how I like to play it. 
edelweiss w guitar chords (eleg loved one) updated
Edelweiss (lyric sheet with guitar chords) Updated
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From SOUND OF MUSIC
edelweiss w guitar chords (eleg loved one) updated

*
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.

*
do re me poster 4 sbwe
Do Re Mi Poster for Sing Books
You can use this poster when singing Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
do re me poster 4 sbwe

*
bird lullaby 4 sbwe cover only
Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

*
backwards birthday party
The Backwards Birthday Party
Music and Lyrics by Tom Chapin and John Forster
Illustrated by Chuck Groeninck

*** ***

All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

*
ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE
AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE

*
ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Card Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this card, click here:
ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

**********************
Related Posts

*
SONGBOOK SERIES BY SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

*
SING BOOKS SONG SETS, AN ESSAY
What goes into a Sing Books song set and why
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/sing-books-song-sets-an-essay/

*
SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

*
Singable Picture Book Lists for Special Occasions & Interests
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

*
LIMBERJACK SONGS FOR SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/limberjack-songs-for-sing-books-with-emily/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Calendar of SBWE Posts

Archives

%d bloggers like this: