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The Illustrated Songs We Sang: in two consecutive performances at Duncan Branch Library in Alexandria, VA

Posted on: July 26, 2017

I had the wonderful pleasure to share 2 Sing Books performances with big crowds who visit the Duncan Branch Library in Alexandria, VA.  I was there on Tuesday, July 26 at 10am and 11am.  It was a lot of fun!

In each performance we sang a selection of songs from this list (presented in alphabetical order by title), each title is linked to a post about that particular song which includes all kinds of info like song origin, author, illustrator, videos, sound players, music, and more:

ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Card Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this card, click here:
ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE


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

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

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


Dinosaur Pet
Inspired by the Music and Lyrics of the Song “Calendar Girl” by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Children’s Lyrics by Marc Sedaka
Illustrated by Tim Bowers

do re me do a deer 4 sbwe cover only
Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From the Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC
For classroom use only.

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


Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

Red Red Robin Lori Lee Stultz Cover
Red, Red Robin
Words and Music by Harry Woods
Illustrated by Lori Lee Stultz

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 

tomorrow 4 sbwe cover only
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE
For classroom use only.

up up up
Up, Up, Up

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


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


I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
Rubber Duckie

Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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


Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for SBWE

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This is the list of songs from the Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Songs that children request the most: Kids Favorite Illustrated Songs


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