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The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky (an illustrated, singable poem by Vachel Lindsay)

Posted on: March 28, 2017

I accidentally stumbled on Burl Ives’ musical setting of Vachel Linday’s poem, THE MOON’S THE NORTH WIND’S COOKY, fell in love with the poem, and decided to adapt the tune for…my…greedy…musical…self.

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Moon's the North Wind's Cooky SBWE cover only
The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Tune Adapted and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Various Artists

Sing with Emily’s scratch vocal, here:

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Moon's the North Wind's Cooky SBWE song sheet
The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky (song sheet w chords SBWE)
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Tune Adapted and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Various Artists
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky SBWE song sheet

Sing with Emily’s scratch vocal, here:

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Moon's the North Wind's Cooky SBWE song sheet no chords

The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky (no chords for SBWE)
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Tune Adapted and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Various Artists
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky SBWE song sheet no chords

Sing with Emily’s scratch vocal, here:

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THE MOON’S THE NORTH WIND’S COOKY (WHAT THE LITTLE GIRL SAID)
Vachel Lindsay
Tune Adapted and Chords by ELEG for SBWE

C                           Am                   C
The Moon’s the North Wind’s cooky
C                   Am      C
He bites it, day by day
G                               C           Am
Until there’s but a rim of scraps
C                        G7    C
That crumble all away

 

C                            Am  C
The South Wind is a baker
C                    Am               C
He kneads clouds in his den
G                     C                Am
And bakes a crisp new moon that…greedy
C                         G7        C
North…Wind…eats…again

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The first song on Disney’s FOLK LULLABIES is Burl Ives’ setting of THE MOON’S THE NORTH WIND’S COOKY.

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This is a beautiful video illustration of the first half of the little poem.  I wish there was a book for the whole poem that looked like this!

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This poem is featured in many compilations of children’s poetry, including:

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moon cooky susan russo
The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky (Night Poems)
Selected and Illustrated by Susan Russo

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Related Posts

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The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky, an Illustrated, Singable Poem

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/the-moons-the-north-winds-cooky-an-illustrated-singable-poem-by-vachel-lindsay/

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SONGS BY EMILY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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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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