Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

The Songs We Sang 10/25 – 11/4, 2016

Posted on: December 28, 2016

I am fortunate to share Sing Books with 22 classes of children at Tuckahoe Elementary, Carlin Springs Elementary, and Timber Lane Elementary. I visit with each of the groups (most of the time with two classes at once) every other week.

More Notes On Visits, below.

In each class, we sang a selection from the following list of illustrated songs:

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I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog
Words and Music by Leslie Braunstein
Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet
ISBN 978-1-936140-37-4

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4

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kookaburra cantata
Kookaburra (Cantata Learning)
Traditional Words and Tune
Retold by Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Dan Taylor

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox

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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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Forever Young
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Paul Rogers

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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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fairy went a marketing
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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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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coat of many colors parton boynton-hughes
Coat of Many Colors
Words and Music by Dolly Parton
Illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes

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i'm late sbwe book cover for blog
I’m Late
From Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Words by Bob Hilliard
Music by Sammy Fain
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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

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hector-protector-eleg-sbwe
Hector Protector (for SBWE)
Traditional Rhyme and Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
hector-protector-eleg-sbwe

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pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe
A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe

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beethoven's wig (read along symphony)
Beethoven’s Wig
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Words by Richard Perlmutter
Illustrated by Maria Rosetti

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blowin in the wind
Blowin’ in the Wind
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Jon Muth

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Over in the Hollow
Sing to the Tune of “Over in the Meadow
Words Adapted by Rebecca Dickinson
Illustrated by Stephan Britt

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There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
Music and Lyrics by Frederich H. Heider and Carl Kress
Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
ISBN 978-0-06-058022-3

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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

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leaves on the trees, wiley day
The Leaves on the Trees
Sing to the Tune of LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN or WHEELS ON THE BUS
Words by Thom Wiley
Illustrated by Andrew Day

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jamberry bruce degan
Jamberry
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of One Little, Two Little)
Text and Pictures by Bruce Degen

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Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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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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Waltzing Matilda
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Illustrated by Desmond Digby

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Waltzing Matilda (Refrain Poster Card)
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To print or view the above poster featuring the “Waltzing Matilda” refrain lyrics, click here:
waltzing matilda refrain for book 7X7

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i love trash book sbwe eleg cover only
I LOVE TRASH
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Illustrations Collected from Various Sources

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sweet suffolk owl book for singing book cover
Sweet Suffolk Owl
Poem Attributed to an Anonymous Author
Illustrations Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated and designed by Jeremy Holmes
(This version is sooooooooo cool!  The old lady’s eyes shut when you turn the last page)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZlj_Yszp3U

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Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Illustrated by Chris Raschka

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Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE
Simple Gifts Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Guitar Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE

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SBWE SBS Simple Gifts no chords
Simple Gifts Song Sheet for SBWE Songbook Series (no chords)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Guitar Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem by Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Post for this special illustration:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/a-new-ride-over-the-river/

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by B.G. Hennessy
Illustrated by Lynne Cravath

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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN (bk 4 SBWE) cover only
Do All the Good You Can (book for song) by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE
Do All the Good You Can Poster by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
To view or print this poster, click here:
DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE

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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE w chords
Do All the Good You Can w Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
To view or print this poster, click here:
DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE w chords

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My Country tis of Thee for SBWE w chords
My Country Tis of Thee for SBWE w Chords
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune, Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
My Country tis of Thee for SBWE w chords

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My Country ’Tis of Thee (America)
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
This link is a PDF with all the words and chords for this book:
my-country-tis-of-thee-for-sbwe-w-chords-wds-4-bk

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Grateful (A Song of Giving Thanks)
Words and Music by John Bucchino
Illustrated by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen

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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

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farmer in the dell plume
The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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C’mon and Swing in My Tree (The Sunflowers)
Words and Music by Michael Taylor Fontaine
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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NOTES ON VISITS

In most visits, I brought along my guitar and fun instruments like limberjacks, kazoos, and train whistles.

I developed a big canvas sack full of homemade books for little songs and Mother Goose nursery rhymes.  Some of the rhymes I made myself and then wrote tunes and chords to go with them.  For others, I figured out chords for traditional tunes.  The kids love the chance to take turns and pick books from the bag.  They close their eyes and pull out a song and then we sing the surprise.

The published books are all in big canvas bags, too.  Sometimes, I pick out songs for the group and sometimes kids come up and choose a song at random.

It’s fun for everyone and keeps me on my toes, too!

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Related Posts

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

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