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The Songs We Sang at St. Paul’s Preschool, Falls Church, VA on 9/29/2016

Posted on: September 30, 2016

It was deeply enjoyable to share Sing Books this the gorgeous group of about 60 kids at the St. Paul’s Preschool in Falls Church, VA.

On the way in was a sign directing people to the church office.  I followed the instructions, made my way inside, met the wonderful preschool director, got set up and then the lovely groups of teachers and their preschool students arrived.  We sang for 45 minutes and it is AMAZING how these under 5s paid attention for that long.  Maybe, in general, attention spans are waning…but this group seemed pretty good to me!

I got a surprise on the path back to my car.  The back of the sign that directed me to the church office had a message on it:

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GO IN PEACE, SERVE THE LORD

Though I don’t view the world from the perspective of any particular religion, I believe, very deeply, in the importance of serving a higher purpose.  Go out in this world with love in your heart and SERVE something bigger than yourself.  This is what I want most of all for and from Sing Books, to stir joy in the hearts of others and serve a higher purpose. Singing illustrated songs to enrich the cultural and educational lives of children is the goal and, Heaven Willing, children will pass this along and the flow of love and music will help make the world a better place.

What a great thing this church has done by putting that sign there. Leaving the church, people might think they’ve finished up a chore in their spiritual journey.  This sign reminds us that, in each moment, our spiritual journey has only just begun.  I’ll bet that sign inspires a lot of people.

Here are the songs we sang (listed randomly, as I wrote them down in my notebook after the visit),

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one twinkly tune many songs cover only
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BINDER COVER
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs cover & edge

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To help keep track of what was written and when, I assembled this brief history which you can put in the binder with the other sheets:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BRIEF HISTORY
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history

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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

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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*
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

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SBWE SBS baa baa blacksheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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SBWE SBS ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait

ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alph & Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
Rubber Duckie

Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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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

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Red Red Robin Lori Lee Stultz Cover
Red, Red Robin
Words and Music by Harry Woods
Illustrated by Lori Lee Stultz

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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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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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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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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.

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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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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

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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

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He got down upon his knee and said, “Miss Mousie will you marry me?”
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Singing Froggie Went a-Courtin’ with the Everett/Campbell group on 9/24/2015
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