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The Illustrated Songs We Sang 3/28 – 4/7, 2017

Posted on: May 6, 2017

I absolutely LOVE to Sing Books with 22 classes of children at Tuckahoe Elementary, Carlin Springs Elementary, and Timber Lane Elementary!

More Notes On Visits, below.

In each class, we sang a selection from the following songs, listed in no particular order:

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Late for School

Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

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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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Port Side Pirates
Words and Music by Oscar Seaworthy
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
Published by Barefoot Books

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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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5LittleDucks - denise fleming.jpg
5 Little Ducks
Traditional Words and Tune
Sing to the tune of FIVE LITTLE DUCKS
Words Adapted by Denise Fleming
Illustrated by Denise Fleming

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We’re Sailing to Galapagos (A Week in the Pacific)

Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by Grazia Restelli
Published by Barefoot Books 

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We're Sailing to Galapagos lyrics w chords SBWE
We’re Sailing to Galapagos (A Week in the Pacific)
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Laurie Krebs
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
We’re Sailing to Galapagos lyrics w chords SBWE

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up up up
Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

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

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

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Me and My Animal Friends
Words and Music by Ralph Covert
Illustrated by Laurie Keller

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swing RLS julie morstad
The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
ISBN 978-1897476482
Sing “The Swing” with Emily:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbwe

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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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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!
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Jingle Bells Sung with Limberjack Horse
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional Tune

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangement by Kathy Boyd and Mark Gensman
Illustrated by John Kanzler

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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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It’s a Small World
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Illustrated by Joey Chou

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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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home on the range ajhar
Home on the Range

Words by Dr. Brewster Higley
Additional Words by John A. Lomax
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Illustrations by Brian Ajhar

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Home on the Range (song sheet for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted with Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Home On the Range for SBWE w chords

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row the boats (Geo Wash)
Row, Row, Row the Boats (A Fun Song About George Washington Crossing the Delaware)
Book by by Michael Dahl
Sing to the Tune of Row Your Boat
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio
From the Fun Song Series

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Symphony of Silly Instruments for SBWE

Mrs. G’s Symphony of Silly Instruments Instructions
Traditional Tune Adaptation, Additional Words, and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Adapted to Sing to the Tune of I HAD A ROOSTER
To view or print this song sheet with instructions, click here:
Symphony of Silly Instruments for SBWE

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big bell little bell
The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham

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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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Easter Parade
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Published by HarperCollinsPublishers, New York
ISBN 0-06-029125-7

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i don't want to live on the moon - book cover only

I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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The Lady with the Alligator Purse
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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fifty nifty states portrait for song book cover
Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE cover only
Aunt Flossie Waltzing with Bears
Song Adapted from the Song My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears (by Theodore Geisel)
Original Adapted Words and Music by Dale Marxem, Robert L. Force, Albert d’Oseche
Words, Tune and Chords Adapted for SBWE
Additional Lyrics by Emily Gleichenhaus

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Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE song sheet
Aunt Flossie Waltzing with Bears (song sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Song Adapted from the Song My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears (by Theodore Geisel)
Original Adapted Words and Music by Dale Marxem, Robert L. Force, Albert d’Oseche
Words, Tune and Chords Adapted for SBWE
Additional Lyrics by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
Aunt Flossie Walzing With Bears for SBWE song sheet

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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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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words by John Denver
Music by John Denver, Mike Taylor & Dick Kniss
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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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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EMILY’S SING BOOKS REPERTOIRE
The 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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