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A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea, an illustrated song, song, song

Posted on: April 19, 2018

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sailor went to sea cover
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Lucy Bell
Illustrated by Asha Pearse

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sailor went to sea for SBWE & book w chords
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea (long, w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Lucy Bell
To view or print this page, click here:
sailor went to sea for SBWE & book w chords

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Sing this with Emily’s scratch vocal and her ukulele:

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sailor went to sea for SBWE w chords
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea (short, w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Lucy Bell
To view or print this page, click here:
sailor went to sea for SBWE w chords

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sailor went to sea for SBWE no chords
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea (short, no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Lucy Bell
To view or print this page, click here:
sailor went to sea for SBWE no chords

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Sailor Went to Sea wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sailor_Went_to_Sea

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SAILOR WENT TO SEE is often sung and played as a playground clapping game

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GREAT musical resources for this song on Singing-Bell.com:
https://www.singing-bell.com/a-sailor-went-to-sea-mp3-free-score-pdf-lyrics/

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Here’s a video so you can get the tune:

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NOTES

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4/19/2018
This version of A SAILOR WENT TO SEA SEA SEA was purchased with a kind 2017/2018 school year Teacher’s Grant from the Tuckahoe Elementary School PTA, put in for Sing Books with Emily by the Kindergarten Team. THANK YOU!

The book was delivered to me at the school and I got it while on the way to Sing Books in Ms. Sackett’s first grade class.  The box was all sealed up so I thought it would be fun to open it and discover what song surprises lay inside with the class.  I’d asked for a couple of books and this is one of them that arrived that day.  When I found the book, I thought it was really cute, but did not know the tune for it.  Since the words were in a rhyme, I figured if a tune was not easy to find, I’d write one myself.

So, when this book emerged from the box, I told the kids that I did not know what the tune was.  About 5 hands shot up in the air.  They knew the tune and sang it for me. It was adorable.  Of course, once they sang it, my own childhood memories came flooding in to remind me that I, too, had sung this song when I was their age.

Thanks kids!!

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4/20/2018
In my over-enthusiasm to sing this with kids, I drew up a song sheet with chords with what I thought was the full song.  Some of the verses didn’t seem to fit correctly with the tune as I thought I knew it, but assumed this was my lack of knowledge.  So I did my best to make it fit by changing the tune a  little.

When I sang it with the kids (struggling because it really did NOT make sense), the teacher Ms. Bishop pointed out that A COUPLE PAGES WERE STUCK TOGETHER!  Low and behold, there were my missing words.  I got home and fixed up the song sheet in which all the verses fit snugly with the tune.  Thanks Ms. Bishop! I sure does take a village.

 

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Related Posts

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A 2017/2018 School Year Tuckahoe Elementary School PTA Teacher’s Grant (and what I got with it)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/a-tuckahoe-elementary-school-pta-teachers-grant-and-what-i-got-with-it/

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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/songs-of-the-oceans-and-seas/

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

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Ocean and Sea Adventures (On and Under the Water), a list of illustrated songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/ocean-and-sea-adventures-on-and-under-the-water-a-list-of-illustrated-songs/

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