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Ms. Bishop shared a little clip of TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS that we sang with her’s and Ms. Morgan’s classes today:

It sure was fun meeting a big group of new friends!

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Related Posts

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Country Roads at Maggie’s Cabaret HEARTS AND DARTS Concert, 2/6/2015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/country-roads-at-maggies-cabaret-on-262015/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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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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TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/take-me-home-country-roads-a-singable-picture-book/

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Driving My Daughter to Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Near the Shenandoah River
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/driving-my-daughter-to-camp-in-the-blue-ridge-mountains-near-the-shenandoah-river/

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PLACES EMILY LOVES

Singable Picture Books related to some of my favorite places on earth!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/places-i-love-a-collection-of-links-to-spb-posts-featuring-some-of-my-favorite-places-on-earth/

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HEARTS AND DARTS at Maggie’s Cabaret, Friday, February 6, 1015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/hearts-and-darts-at-maggies-cabaret-friday-february-6-1015/

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Country Roads at Maggie’s Cabaret on 2/6/2015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/country-roads-at-maggies-cabaret-on-262015/

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A Dedication to My Dad
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/a-dedication-to-my-dad/

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GEOGRAPHY SONGS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/geography-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/coat-of-many-colors-an-illustrated-song/

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My Woodland Wish
Words by Kate Endle and Caspar Babypants
Music by Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew)
Illustrations by Kate Endle

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KATE ENDLE AND CASPAR BABYPANTS
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF KATE ENDLE AND CASPAR BABYPANTS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-singable-picture-books-of-kate-endle-and-caspar-babypants/

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CASPAR BABYPANTS  AND CASPAR BABYPANTS
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF KATE ENDLE AND CASPAR BABYPANTS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-singable-picture-books-of-kate-endle-and-caspar-babypants

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ANIMALS: FAVORITE SONGS
Emily’s Favorite Illustrated Songs to Sing about Singular Animals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/favorite-illustrated-songs-about-singular-animals/

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9/23/2016
Emerging from our cocoon
The air is crisp like a sheet snapping
A mocking bird is chiding its fellows as a flock of I don’t know whats bicker unseen in a bush
A solo robin sings its I See the Sun song in a tree over there
Walking past dried brown hydrangea blossoms, I’m feeling emotional so much it is hard fight off tears
I’m afraid not to pray, fearful of the way things can go
I find a perfect bright yellow Ticonderoga pencil in the playground wood chips and feel much better about things

2016-09-23-ticonderoga-pencil-copy

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Impressions While Walking:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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This picture came in a Tweet from Ms. Campbell who mentioned that today was the first Sing Books visit for this group of kids just entering Tuckahoe in Kindergarten.  I got to sing with a few of them when they were in Pre-K, but most of these are brand new friends.

This gives me a chance to celebrate what we got to sing together today!

We started with Rhyme Time where kids got to pick songs from the Song Bag and then I sang it accompanied by my guitar. Ms. Everett was very kind to show the books that we sang:

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pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe
A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe

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edelweiss book for SBWE - Cover Only
Edelweiss 
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From SOUND OF MUSIC

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This sheet has a tiny little update that helps me (Mrs. G/Emily) remember how I like to play it. 
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Edelweiss (lyric sheet with guitar chords) Updated
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From SOUND OF MUSIC
edelweiss w guitar chords (eleg loved one) updated

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Five Little Owls w chords for SBWE Songbook Series (Updated) 

Rhyme by Anonymous
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

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Five Little Owls

Rhyme by Anonymous
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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Frere Jacques-Brother John 
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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SBWE SBS Frere Jacques Brother John w chords
Frere Jacques-Brother John w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE BOOK FOR SBWE 
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Traditional Tune
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE SONG SHEET W GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus

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Then we sang a stack of wonderful songs accompanied by sing-along instrumentals made just for Sing Books with Emily:

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

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Who Built the Ark? (Based on an African-American Spiritual)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Pam Paparone

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Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Words and Music by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
As Sung by Peggy Lee
Illustrated By Tim Hopgood

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coat of many colors
Coat of Many Colors
Words and Music by Dolly Parton
Illustrated by Judith Sutton

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This Little Light of Mine (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Tune
Additional Words by Raffi
Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

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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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RAFFI
The Singable Picture Books of Raffi
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/the-singable-picture-books-of-raffi/

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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/

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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES FOR SBWE
A compilation of Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme titles linked to posts about the rhymes so you can learn more and sing along
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/nursery-rhymes-and-mother-goose-for-sbwe/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes with Individually Illustrated Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/mother-goose-and-nursery-rhymes-with-individually-illustrated-singable-picture-books/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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Goodbye, Summer Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Art by Eloise Gleichenhaus
To view or print this sheet, click here:
goodbye summer by eleg 4 sbwe

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SBWE SBS Goodbye Summer
Goodbye, Summer w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Goodbye Summer

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SUMMER CELEBRATION
Songs for Summer, a List of Summery Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/songs-for-summer-and-goodbye-summer/

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

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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PROJECT PUT: PICK UP TRASH (and put it where it belongs in the recycle or designated trash receptacle)
http://projectput.wordpress.com/

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SING WITH ME SONGBOOK FOR SINGBOOKS WITH EMILY (ON PINTEREST)
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/sing-with-me-songbook-sing-books-with-emily/

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Goodbye, Terri, I Had Fun with You
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/goodbye-terri-i-had-fun-with-you/

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Tribute to a Singing Angel: My Friend Terri Allen
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/tribute-to-a-singing-angel-my-friend-terri-allen/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES HOST PAGE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Many Songs, One Twinkly Tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-for-the-very-young-many-songs-one-twinkly-tune/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Lullabies
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-lullabies/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Poetry
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-poetry/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Little Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-little-songs/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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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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Hector Protector and As I Went over the Water
(Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

This post is about the book as a whole, not the individual rhymes.  For information and printable music for the rhymes, click on their titles below:

HECTOR PROTECTOR, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

AS I WENT OVER THE WATER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

I could not find a musical setting for AS I WENT OVER THE WATER (such a guilty pleasure it was to read the rhyme) that I wrote a little tune and chords for it on the spot.  Hector Protector had a tune somewhere and I devised some simple chords to go with it.

At first, I mis-read the title.  I thought the nursery rhymes and the pictures were both by Maurice Sendak.  It out Mr. Sendak made pictures for two wonderfully subversive old rhymes, dating at least as far back as the 19th century.  You can find them both featured in Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (New Edition, Second Edition, 1997).

What you can find nowhere else are the incredible illustrations by Maurice Sendak.

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Hector Protector and As I Went over the Water
(Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
A post for: HECTOR PROTECTOR
A post for: AS I WENT OVER THE WATER

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Notes and Research

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Find wonderful images from Sendak’s illustration of both of these rhymes on VINTAGE KIDS BOOKS MY KID LOVES

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The book’s webpage on HarperCollinsPublisher’s webpage:
https://www.harpercollins.com/9780060286422/hector-protector-and-as-i-went-over-the-water

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An informative and insightful review on FantasticFiction:
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/s/maurice-sendak/hector-protector-and-as-i-went-over-water.htm

 

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HECTOR PROTECTOR, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/10/hector-protector-an-illustrated-and-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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AS I WENT OVER THE WATER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/as-i-went-over-the-water-an-illustrated-and-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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MAURICE SENDAK
The Illustrated Songs of Maurice Sendak
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/the-illustrated-songs-of-maurice-sendak/

I’ve been singing TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS for a few years with the book illustrated by Christopher Canyon. Not to equivocate too much when I express my love for all the songs in my repertoire, but COUNTRY ROADS is far and away the favorite and most requested.  I have had the pleasure of sharing this song with vastly diverse groups of people and in all age groups from cabaret venues and libraries, to every elementary school grade.  This song is a favorite and most requested across all divides.  There is just an extra special something about it.  Maybe it’s that everybody wants to go home.

The Country Music Awards has created a mashup of TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS with a couple other songs, most notably (to me, at least) Dolly Parton’s great song I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.  It’s terrific:

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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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Related Posts

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Country Roads at Maggie’s Cabaret HEARTS AND DARTS Concert, 2/6/2015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/country-roads-at-maggies-cabaret-on-262015/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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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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TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/take-me-home-country-roads-a-singable-picture-book/

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Driving My Daughter to Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Near the Shenandoah River
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/driving-my-daughter-to-camp-in-the-blue-ridge-mountains-near-the-shenandoah-river/

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PLACES EMILY LOVES

Singable Picture Books related to some of my favorite places on earth!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/places-i-love-a-collection-of-links-to-spb-posts-featuring-some-of-my-favorite-places-on-earth/

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HEARTS AND DARTS at Maggie’s Cabaret, Friday, February 6, 1015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/hearts-and-darts-at-maggies-cabaret-friday-february-6-1015/

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Country Roads at Maggie’s Cabaret on 2/6/2015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/country-roads-at-maggies-cabaret-on-262015/

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A Dedication to My Dad
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/a-dedication-to-my-dad/

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GEOGRAPHY SONGS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/geography-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/coat-of-many-colors-an-illustrated-song/


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