Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

The Illustrated Songs We Sang 1/17 – 1/27/2017

Posted on: January 29, 2017

I am fortunate to share Sing Books with 22 classes of children at Tuckahoe Elementary, Carlin Springs Elementary, and Timber Lane Elementary.

More Notes On Visits, below.

We focused on a few specific themes in various classes this week.  The themes included Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, Animal Songs, Patriotic Songs, and American Heritage Songs

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

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Our Abe Lincoln
Traditional Tune, Sing to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare
Words Adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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america-the-beautiful-sbwe-w-chords
AMERICAN THE BEAUTIFUL (lyrics and chords for SBWE)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
To view or print this sheet, click here:
america-the-beautiful-sbwe-w-chords

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fox went out on a chilly night spier 2014
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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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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dust-of-snow-sbwe-w-chords
DUST OF SNOW (w chords)
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
dust-of-snow-sbwe-w-chords

 

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Little Turtle Kovalski 01 - Copy edit
The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

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SBWE SBS Little Turtle w chords
The Little Turtle Song Sheet w Guitar Chords
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Traditional Tune with Chords by ELEG for SBWE SBS
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Little Turtle w chords

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SBWE SBS how doth busy bee
How Doth the Little Busy Bee Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Poem by Isaac Watts
Traditional Tune
Song Sheet Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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how doth croc 4 sbwe cover only
HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE BOOK FOR SBWE 
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Traditional Tune
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus

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five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2
Five Little Owls w chords for SBWE Songbook Series (Updated) 

Rhyme by Anonymous
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
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

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five little owls book for ELEG SBWE cover only
Five Little Owls

Rhyme by Anonymous
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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wise old owl book eleg sbwe cover only
Wise Old Owl for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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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

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Mary Had a Little Lamb
Traditional Tune
Original Rhyme by Sarah Josepha Hale
Illustrated by Salley Mavor

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mary-had-a-little-lamb-for-sbwe
Mary Had a Little Lamb (for SBWE)
Traditional Tune
Words by Sarah Josepha Hale
Page and Arrangement Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
mary-had-a-little-lamb-for-sbwe

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mary-had-a-little-lamb-sbwe-for-book
Mary Had a Little Lamb (for book)
Traditional Tune
Words by Sarah Josepha Hale
Page and Arrangement Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
mary-had-a-little-lamb-sbwe-for-book

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maria had a little llama
Maria Had a Little Llama/María Tenía una Llamita
Written and Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
Sing to the Tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb
ISBN 978-0-8050-9333-9

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maria-had-a-little-llama-sbwe-for-book
Maria Had a Little Llama (chord chart for SBWE)
Written and Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
Sing to the Tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb
To view or print this chart, click here:
maria-had-a-little-llama-sbwe-for-book

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hey diddle for SBWE cover only
HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE SING ALONG BOOK 
Traditional Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Book Assembled for SBWE
Illustrations by Various Artists

This book is for classroom use only.

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SBWE SBS Hey Diddle w chords
Hey Diddle Diddle Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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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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baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe cover
Baa!  Baa!  Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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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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little miss muffet eleg sbwe
Little Miss Muffet for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
little miss muffet eleg sbwe

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

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home (A Song About a Soldier’s Return)
Traditional Tune
Words by Patrick S. Gilmore
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music, historical information and activities)

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You’re a Grand Old Flag
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Illustrated by Warren Kimble

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You’re a Grand Old Flag

Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Illustrated by Todd Ouren

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United States State Capitals Song
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Todd Ouren

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2014 edition with new cover art
star spangled banner peter spier 2014
Star Spangled Banner, 2014 Reissue
Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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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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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.

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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The Fifty Nifty United States Map (by ELEG for Sing Books with Emily)
Map Colorized by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Words and Music by Ray Charles
To view or print this map, click here:
usa map by eleg

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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

 

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Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Introduction by Alice Provensen
Illustrated by Melanie Hall
Musical Settings by Various Artists (Including Thomas Arne)
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)
(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” “Owl Song,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

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itsy bitsy spider emberley
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted and Illustrated by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

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row your boat cabrera
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Jane Cabrera
Illustrated by Jane Cabrera

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little white duck
Little White Duck
Words by Walt Whippo
Music by Bernard Zaritzky
Illustrated by Joan Paley

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Who Built the Ark? (Based on an African-American Spiritual)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Pam Paparone

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Being Green

Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Etienne Delessert
Published by Western Publishing Company, Inc. in Conjunction with Children’s Television Workshop, 1973
A Golden Book
LOC Catalog Card No. 73-82468

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
This book includes a vocal and instrumental track on a sing-along CD as well as a printed music…TERRIFIC!!

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

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going to the zoo
Going to the Zoo
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt
This book features printed music

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marsupial sue - Copy
Marsupial Sue
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis

 

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NOTES ON VISITS

In most visits, I brought along my guitar and fun instruments like jingle bells, 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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SONGBOOK SERIES BY SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

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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/

 

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