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The Songs We Sang to Celebrate Girl Power at a Girl Scout Meeting on 5/19/2016

Posted on: July 31, 2016

I am a second generation Girl Scout and my daughter was a Girl Scout, too!  Having such respect and great memories of my time as a Girl Scout, I was so excited to share Sing Books at a Girl Scout meeting on 5/19/2016.  All the songs in this list are meant to emphasize and inspire Girl Power!

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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I put this song in the set in because I love Miss Mousie and the Old Gray Goose who played her fiddle and she cut loose!
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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

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He got down upon his knee and said, “Miss Mousie will you marry me?”
2015 09 24 SBWE cambell & everett 2

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

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The Lady with the Alligator Purse
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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Make New Friends (Girl Scout Songbook Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Make New Friends w chords GSSB

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Marsupial Sue
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis

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She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain for SBWE and Limberhorse
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Emily for SBWE
Page by SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
She’ll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

I assembled this version of song to sing with the fun clickety clack of the Limberjack Horse:
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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME is wonderful song about Girl Power!  When you sing this song at the ball game, you’re only singing the chorus of the song. TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME is really a 2 verse song about a strong girl named Katie Casey who tells her beau that she wants to go the the ball game instead of the show, she cheers on her team, knows all the team member’s names and tell’s the umpire, “he is wrong!”

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

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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

 

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by McLoughlin Bros. and by Various Other Artists

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This Little Light of Mine (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Tune
Additional Words by Raffi
Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

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TOMORROW is from the musical Annie, the title character of which is strong, brave, and the very definition of GIRL POWER!
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Tomorrow
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE
For classroom use only.

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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

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

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In my version, the WISE OLD OWL is a female!!
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Wise Old Owl for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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In my version, the WISE OLD OWL is a female!!
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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

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In my version, the WISE OLD OWL is a female!!
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Wise Old Owl Song Sheet with Chords (Picture by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone)
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Illustration by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
From My Best Book of Rhymes
To view or print this sheet, click here:
wise old owl w chords johnstone

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The troop leaders asked me to teach the girls the BROWNIE SMILE SONG, which I remembered from my days as a Brownie and the words to which we found online.  I kept thinking, this tune sounds familiar!  It was one of the girls who thought hard about it and said, “It’s the same tune as 99 Bottles!”  She was right!

Because it is such a cute and happy song, I made my own version for every kid to sing with me.  Click the title link for info, music and printable song sheets.

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SMILE SONG
Words Adapted from a Girl Scout Song
Sing to the tune of 99 Bottles
Chords by ELEG for SBWE

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Related Posts

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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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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK W MRS. G & FRIENDS, 2014-2015 (A GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK FOR EVERYONE)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/girl-scout-songbook-w-mrs-g-friends/

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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK  (Song Sheets Collected and Marked for Troop 2740)
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/girl-scouts-songs-troop-2740/

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GIRL SCOUT MUSICIAN BADGE 1
MUSICIAN BADGE with Mrs. G, Meeting Activities, for Girl Scout Juniors Troop 2740
Including: How to Sing a Song for Performance or Just for Fun, 400 Years of Songs, and Singable Hike in Washington, DC
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/musician-badge-with-mrs-g/

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GIRL SCOUT MUSICIAN BADGE 2
Using TWINKLE LITTLE STAR to Earn Girl Scout Performer Badge
Including: How to Sing a Song for Performance or Just for Fun, Many Songs/One Twinkly Tune, Entrance/Comportment/Microphone Technique and Song Performance Worksheet for Kids
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/using-twinkle-little-star-to-earn-girl-scout-performer-badge/

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