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Archive for March 14th, 2017

I had the most wonderful time sharing Sing Books at a birthday party this weekend.

Here are the songs we sang:

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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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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?”
2015 09 24 SBWE cambell & everett 2
Froggie Went a-Courtin’ with limberjack frog

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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

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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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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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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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Jingle Bells 4 SBWE limberjack
JINGLE BELLS (for SBWE and Limberjack)
Song by James Pierpont
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE and Limberjack Horse
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Jingle Bells 4 SBWE limberjack

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Oh, What fun it is to ride in a one…horse…o…pen…SLEIGH!
2013 12 limberjack4
Jingle Bells Sung with Limberjack Horse
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional Tune

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Knick Knack Paddy Whack

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangements by Mark Collins
Illustrations by Christiane Engel

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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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space song rocket ride
Space Song Rocket Ride
Words and Music by Sunny Scribens (using elements of the song AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND)
Illustrated by David Sim
CD Performance by Mark Collins
Published by Barefoot Books 

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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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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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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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

 

This post is an addendum to the post
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (“The New Colossus,” A Singable Poem in Picture Books)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/give-me-your-tired-your-poor-a-singable-poem-in-picture-books/

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Addendum, 3/14/2017

I’m still working to build my knowledge base for performing THE NEW COLOSSUS (Statue of Liberty poem by Emma Lazarus) and GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR (a portion of that poem set to music by Irving Berlin).

I just watched Ken Burns Statue of Liberty documentary. The poem is mentioned and recited, but I do wish there was something about Emma Lazarus and how/why she came to write the poem, and her thinking behind it, as the poem gives voice to Lady Liberty, and further sculpts the ideal and welcome for which she stands there in New York harbor. Truly, though, the subject of Emma Lazarus and her poem could be a documentary all its own.

There was much to be gleaned from the wonderful documentary. I wrote out some notes and a meaningful quote from her sculptor:

Notes on
Statue of Liberty
Documentary by Ken Burns

Having Liberty does not mean you get to hurt others, your liberty stops at the point where what you want to do crosses the line into someone else’s liberty or well being.

All HUMANS ARE created equal (I hold this truth to be self evident) and deserve life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, and the world has benefited mightily from the advancements created by the framework of ideas and laws set forth in the Declaration of Independence and later in the Constitution of the Untied States.

But we cannot let our celebration of the glories of these achievements ignore that some in society and its citizens (due to their lack of social and intellectual evolution) have not yet lived up to the ideal, resulting in the suppression and suffering of many and society losing out on the the gifts the suppressed could have shared if they (immigrants, minorities, women) weren’t forced to claw their way to just survive the indignities of the situation politically powerful bigots put them into.

On the other hand, this same lack of social and intellectual evolution has, to some extent, resulted in the undeserved/unearned elevation of others who do not reward the world properly for their privileges, but use their elevation in corrupt practices, failing their responsibilities to use their situation to do Good.

We cannot ignore this and must continue our work as citizens of the United States and as celebrants of the ideals it stands for to further achieve perfect realization of these ideals. We might not make it, but we must TRY!!

The fact that we have not yet achieved the ideal is a fault of people falling short and failing the mission, not of the ideas upon which this country was founded. Those ideals still stand up as the goals which we should all strive to attain.

Sculpture Bartholdi:
“Colossal statuary does not consist simply in making an enormous statue. It ought to produce an emotion in the breast of the spectator. Not because of its volume, but because its size is in keeping with the idea that it interprets. And with the place which it ought to occupy.”

American Tune, by Paul Simon

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Related Posts

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GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/give-me-your-tired-your-poor-a-singable-poem-in-picture-books/

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The New Colossus and Give Me Your Tired Your Poor, a song sheet for the poem and song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/the-new-colossus-and-give-me-your-tired-your-poor-a-song-sheet-for-the-poem-and-song/

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Guitar chords, a sing along sheet, a sing along book, and a scratch vocal for GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/guitar-chords-a-sing-along-sheet-a-sing-along-book-and-a-scratch-vocal-for-give-me-your-tired-your-poor/

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AMERICAN HISTORY IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
A list of Patriotic Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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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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POETRY: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-poetry/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS
A List of Illustrated Compilations of Children’s Poetry with Singable Poems
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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A Beautiful 1884 Deed of Gift from France for the Statue of Liberty Further Illuminates Irving Berlin Song Based on Emma Lazarus Poem

ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE

When I was a kid, we sang ONE LITTLE TWO LITTLE THREE LITTLE INDIANS.

As you can read in a wiki about the original song, there are racist underpinnings to the original words that, frankly, I do not wish to send forward.

The tune, however, has, like many folk songs, has been widely adapted and for wonderful, inclusive, mind opening, educational and fun purposes.

Same As/Used For

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Related Posts

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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ONE LITTLE TWO LITTLE: A USEFUL TUNE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/one-little-two-little-a-useful-tune/

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1 2 3 Little Children DiPucchio Lundquist
One Little Two Little Three Little Children
Sing to the Traditional Tune, ONE LITTLE TWO LITTLE
Words by Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrated by Mary Lundquist

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Related Posts

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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ONE LITTLE TWO LITTLE: A USEFUL TUNE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/one-little-two-little-a-useful-tune/


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