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This post is an addendum to the post
WHO IS ON THE UNITED STATES MONEY SONG, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/who-is-on-the-united-states-money-song-a-singable-picture-book/

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Who Is On the US $ Song ELEG SBWE Lyric Sheet
Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Conceived of by Morgan Gleichenhaus
Words by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Who Is On the US $ Song ELEG SBWE Lyric Sheet

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

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Pass the Buck (a Fun Song About the Famous Faces and Places on American Money)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/pass-the-buck-a-fun-song-about-the-famous-faces-and-places-on-american-money/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily, Service Providers, Vendors, Audio and Video to help you SING-ALONG!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Singable Picture Books celebrating the Fourth of July
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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A SIMPLE RECORDING OF WHO IS ON THE UNITED STATES MONEY SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/a-simple-recording-of-who-is-on-the-united-states-money-song/

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PASS THE BUCK (FUN SONGS), AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

This post is an addendum to the post
A FISHY NAMED STAN, AN ILLUSTRATED LIMERICK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/a-fishy-named-stan-a-limerick-by-eleg-for-tyler/

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Fishy Named Stan ELEG SBWE no chords

A Fishy Named Stan (song sheet, no chords)
Limerick and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Fishy Named Stan ELEG SBWE no chords

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Fishy Named Stan ELEG SBWE w chords
A Fishy Named Stan (song sheet w chords)
Limerick and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Fishy Named Stan ELEG SBWE w chords

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Chord and Lyric Sheets for Fishy Named Stan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/chord-and-lyric-sheets-for-fishy-named-stan/

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MAKING UP LIMERICKS FOR FRIENDS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/making-up-limericks-for-friends/

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LIMERICKS (Featuring, “There Was an Old Man with a Beard,” by Edward Lear)

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/sing-limericks-with-emily/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY

An ever-expanding list of  singable poems from compilations or singable poems creating individual Singable Picture Books
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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EDWARD LEAR

A list of books with musical settings of, and illustrating Singable Picture Book versions of, Edward Lear’s poems:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/singable-picture-book-spotlight-1302011-edward-lear-and-william-mathias-learsongs/

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LIMERICKS
Singable Limericks in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/limericks-in-singable-picture-books/

 

I love Edward Lear’s limerick THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WITH A BEARD.  I made a little singable story to continue the Old Man’s and birdies’ adventure.

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there was an old man who fed the birds cover no image
There was an Old Man with a Beard (Who Fed the Birds)
Original Limerick by Edward Lear
Additional Words by  Emily
Traditional Tune
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WITH A BEARD (WHO FED THE BIRDS)
Original Limerick by Edward Lear
Additional Words by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared!
Two owls and a hen,
Four larks and a wren
Have all built their nests in my beard!”

He gave them a nice bit of dinner
He noticed they’d gotten much thinner
They dined on bird seed
A suitable feed
At cooking he was a beginner.

Together they all took a class
They craved a more-tasty repast
Though birdseed was fine
They sought meals divine
They were hungry and had to learn fast!

Then the Old Bearded Man and the fowl
Filled their dishes with food cheek-by-jowl
The food was delicious
And also nutritious
Their tummies would no longer growl!

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “I’m no longer a- feared!
Two owls and a hen
Four larks and a wren
Share dinner with me in my beard!”

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There Was an Old Man with a Beard Who Fed the Birds (an illustrated song in limericks)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/there-was-an-old-man-with-a-beard-who-fed-the-birds-an-illustrated-song-in-limericks/

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THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WITH A BEARD (a funny, singable limerick by Edward Lear)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/there-was-an-old-man-with-a-beard-a-fun-singable-limerick-by-edward-lear/

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SING LIMERICKS WITH EMILY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/sing-limericks-with-emily/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY

An ever-expanding list of  singable poems from compilations or singable poems creating individual Singable Picture Books
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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EDWARD LEAR

A list of books with musical settings of, and illustrating Singable Picture Book versions of, Edward Lear’s poems:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/singable-picture-book-spotlight-1302011-edward-lear-and-william-mathias-learsongs/

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LIMERICKS BY LEAR, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK (ILLUSTRATED BY LOIS EHLERT)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/limericks-by-lear-a-singable-picture-book-illustrated-by-lois-ehlert/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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A Crocheted Beard for the Old Man Inspired Me to Write the Rest of the Story…
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/a-crocheted-beard-for-the-old-man-inspired-me-to-write-the-rest-of-the-story/

 

April 23 is World Book Day

Website for World Book Day:
http://www.worldbookday.com/

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World Book Day is intended to celebrate the joys of reading, but I’m thinking outside the box (as almost always is the case…what box?) and for Sing Book, we celebrate the joys of reading and SINGING books!

To celebrate World Book Day (or World Illustrated Song in Singable Picture Books Day), I’ll offer my:

Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

And, much more broadly, my entire blog:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/

My blog has explored and cataloged thousands of illustrated songs, about 275 of which are in my regular repertoire.

There sure is a lot of singing to do!

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MUSICAL HOLIDAYS, A YEAR OF CELEBRATION HOST PAGE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/musical-holidays-a-year-of-celebration-host-page/

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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/

 

 

 

ASL stands for American Sign Language

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Website for National ASL Day:
http://www.aslday.org/?page_id=2

They’ve got a terrific logo.

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Illustrated song to celebrate National ASL Day.

On first creating this post in April 2017, all I’ve got is the ABCs in sign.  But kids do love to make and learn the signs.  It’s a start.  But I recognize it is only a teeny-tiny little start.

 

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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

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SBWE SBS ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this card, click here:
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait

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SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this card, click here:
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

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ABCs with American Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print this card, click here:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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ABCs: Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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The Handmade Alphabet
Sing to the Tune of “ABC Song
Written and Illustrated by Laura Rankin

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Sign Language Alphabet Card
By Hammerpress Letterpress

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ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this Sing Along Card, click here:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

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I would love to learn more signs to accompany my illustrated songs.  This will take time, but it is definitely part of my vision for Sing Books

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My friend James has been a sign language interpreter for, among other things, the Anna Crusis choir in Philadelphia.  He told me that interpreting song with ASL is not a word for word translation.  ASL is it’s own language, but that language includes things like movement and facial expressions.  It is an extremely physically expressive language, so you have to translate the emotion and the sound of the music AND communicate the words.  One must really appreciate the work that a good interpreter does!

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MUSICAL HOLIDAYS, A YEAR OF CELEBRATION HOST PAGE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/musical-holidays-a-year-of-celebration-host-page/

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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/

Since learning to play a little bit of guitar, I decided to re-visit this little ditty I made up in hopes that I might be able to accompany myself to sing it.

Turns out, you can sing to the tune of Ode To Joy using some easy guitar chords.

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Benjamin Franklin song sheet by ELEG for SBWE
Benjamin Franklin Founding Father (song sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Words and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Tune of “Ode to Joy” (by  Ludwig van Beethoven)
Illustrated with Online Images of Artwork by Various Artists
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Benjamin Franklin song sheet by ELEG for SBWE

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Benjamin Franklin Founding Father
Words and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Tune of “Ode to Joy” (by  Ludwig van Beethoven)
Illustrated with Online Images of Artwork by Various Artists

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FOUNDING FATHER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/benjamin-franklin-founding-father-a-singable-picture-book/

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Benjamin Franklin Founding Father and His Armonica

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GEORGE WASHINGTON

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JOHN ADAMS

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Singable Picture Books celebrating the Fourth of July
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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A Song Sheet with Chords for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FOUNDING FATHER

To write a haiku
Is a superb thing to do
Your point of view: new

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About National Haiku Poetry Day:
https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-haiku-poetry-day-april-17/

I enjoy writing poetry and haiku.  They are sprinkled in the collection of my poems.

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IMPRESSIONS WHILE WALKING, MUSING, DAYDREAMING AND MAGICAL THINKING
Emily’s Poems: Taking walks, observing the world around me, and writing down what I see
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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MUSICAL HOLIDAYS, A YEAR OF CELEBRATION HOST PAGE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/musical-holidays-a-year-of-celebration-host-page/

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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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