Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

Archive for the ‘Girl Scout Song’ Category

I’ve run across illustrations for Shakers Songs and decided to collect them in a list.  The songs are so filled with love and there is much to be gained from knowing them.

*

Shaker Boy
Traditional Hymns, Words and Music
Text by Mary Lyn Ray
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter

*
shaker songs
Shaker Songs (a celebration of peace, harmony, and simplicity)
Compiled and Edited by Christian Goodwillie (with contributions from Joel Cohen)
Illustrations from Various Artists
Accompanied by CD with Performances by the Boston Camerata

*
Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE
Simple Gifts Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Guitar Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE

*

Simple Gifts (the shaker song)
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Bracket
Illustrated with Photographs by Solomon M. Skolnick

*

Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
(You might also enjoy a post about “Simple Gifts at the White House“:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/simple-gifts-at-the-white-house/
And other Related Posts as well.)
This song seems simple, but it is rich with profound ideas.  And you can sing it fast and you can sing it slow.  You can sing it in a round and you can sing it solo.  You can sing it a-capella or you with another fella…this song is simply a wonderful thing…

*
A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDARSIMPLE GIFTS
SBWE Advent Calendar simple gifts
Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Simple Gifts,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar simple gifts

**********************

Reading in the NY Times Sunday Art section May 2014, I found an article about the Wooster Group’s theatrical setting of the 1977 album EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS:

early shaker spirituals
Early Shaker Spirituals
United Society of Shakers

*
Hear a clip of “‘Tis the Gift to be Simple” from this album:

*
NY Times Sunday, 5/25/2014 article about the project:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/theater/the-wooster-group-presents-early-shaker-spirituals.html?&_r=0

**********************
Related Posts

*
Simple Gifts, a Singable Picture Book:

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/simple-gifts-a-singable-picture-book/

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

*
SIMPLE GIFTS, Continuing to Captivate and part of Wooster Group’s Staging of Shaker Spirituals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/simple-gifts-continuing-to-captivate-and-part-of-wooster-groups-staging-of-shaker-spirituals/

*
A Simple Gifts Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/a-simple-gifts-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

*
ILLUSTRATED SHAKER SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/illustrated-shakers-songs/

This post is an addendum to the post:

SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN, in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-r-tune-of-%E2%80%9Cshell-be-comin-round-the-mountain%E2%80%9D/

**********************

I’ve got a horse limberjack (her name is Dasher) who I love very much and wanted to find a few new songs for her dancing pleasure.  SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN seemed like just the thing.

To help me (and you, if you’d like) to keep place in the song (and remember the line-up of shout-outs), I made this handy-dandy print out:

*
She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Emily for SBWE
Page by SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
She’ll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

You can sing this song with the fun clickety clack of the Limberjack Horse:
2013 12 limberjack4

**********************
Related Posts

*
“Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along,” A Singable Book, Letter R (tune of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-r-tune-of-%E2%80%9Cshell-be-comin-round-the-mountain%E2%80%9D/

*
I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago, a Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/i-was-born-about-ten-thousand-years-ago-a-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

It’s always fun to share songs with the classes of Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Resutek (1), Ms. Hissong (1), Ms. George (1), Ms. Howard (2), Ms. Allen (2), Miss Robin (Pre-K), Ms. Anctil (K), Ms. Strickland (3), Ms. Coffman (3), and this week I got to visit with the class of Ms. DiNardo (3).  I’ve not seen the children in Ms. DiNardo’s class (most of whom I got to sing with with they were in Kidnergarten, 1st and 2nd grades) and it was a joy to be able to visit with them again.  The students in these classes attend Tuckahoe Elementary, Carlin Springs Elementary, Timber Lane Elementary and Ashlawn Elementary schools.

Ms. Coffman had let me know that one of her students would soon move to Australia and asked if I had a an appropriate song or two.  Luckily, Waltzing Matilda and Marsupial Sue are both in the Sing Books repertoire and it was so fun to be able to enjoy these songs to celebrate her big adventure.

These are the songs we sang this week, listed in a jumbled up order (in reality, no order at all),

*
marsupial sue - Copy
Marsupial Sue
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis

*

Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

*
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
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

Children helped by playing a set of jingle bells to add some festive fun to the sound of our song.

*** ***

The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham

*
what a wonderful world tim hopgood
What a Wonderful World
Words and Lyrics by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Illustrated By Tim Hopgood

*

Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Hear the song and sing-along with Emily at this link:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-is-on-the-us-money-song

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or leave a comment to this post.

*

The Owl and the Pussycat

Words by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by James Marshall
(The poem has been set to music a few times. But, for a tune to sing along, I suggest the “Owl and the Pussycat,” vocal track by Lorraine Nelson Wolf on her album “Come Follow Me,” Track 16)
Sing “O&P” along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/o-p-eleg-061909

*

The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4

*

My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

*

Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Introduction by Alice Provensen
Illustrated by Melanie Hall
Musical Settings by Various Artists (Including Thomas Arne)
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)

(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” “Owl Song,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

*
Oh, What fun it is to ride in a one…horse…o…pen…SLEIGH!
2013 12 limberjack4
Jingle Bells Sung with Limberjack Horse
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional  Tune

In addition, children helped by playing a set of jingle bells to add some festive fun to the sound of our song.

*
Presidents Name Song - cover only 2
Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations and Layout Compiled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

*

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

*

Mail Myself to You
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home and library use only.

*

Waltzing Matilda
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Illustrated by Desmond Digby

*

Waltzing Matilda (Refrain Poster Card)
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To print or view the above poster featuring the “Waltzing Matilda” refrain lyrics, click here:
waltzing matilda refrain for book 7X7

*

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

*
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

Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

*

United States State Capitals Song
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

Sing Along with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/us-state-capitals-song-sbwe

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

**********************
Related Posts

*
AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

*
WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

*
WOODY GUTHRIE
The Singable Picture Books of Woody Guthrie
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/the-singable-picture-books-of-woody-guthrie/

*
DINOSAURS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/dinosaurs-in-singable-picture-books/

*
SHAKESPEARE
William Shakespeare in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/shakespeare-in-singable-picture-books/

*
POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
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/

*
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/

*
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/

*
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

Singable Picture Books of Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

*
JOHN LITHGOW
The Singable Picture Books of John Lithgow
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-lithgow/

Winter and Winter Holidays were the theme this week in the classes of Miss Robin (Pre-K), Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Slovensky (1), Ms. Trojan (1), Ms. Sackett (1), Ms. Everett (K), Ms. Campbell (K), Ms. Anctil (K), and Ms. Mason (K) at Tuckahoe Elementary, Timber Lane Elementary an, Carlin Springs Elementary, and Ashlawn Elementary Schools..  It was so much fun to celebrate the season!

In each class, we sang a selection of songs from the following list (arranged here in no particular order).  I like, sometimes, to put things in the list randomly, so that folks who check in can see new and different items on the top.  I frequently will sing the ABCs and ZYXs with children to start things off and we’ll do the American Sign Language signs for the letters.  But that would put the ABCs on top every time.  I think it’s fun to see other selections on the top, like I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel or Señor Pancho Had a Rancho.  The world of Illustrated Song is rich and it s exciting (at least to me) to see, and see anew, lists of them and all the fun we can have singing and learning!

*
Before we sang this song, we looked at images of the masterworks of art parodied by the illustrator in this delightful book!
old lady who swallowed a dreidel
I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
Adaptation by Caryn Yacowitz
Illustrated by David Slonim

*
white christmas michael hague
White Christmas (Irving Berlin’s)
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Illustrated By Michael Hague

*
hanukkah oh hanukkah ivanov
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukka
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov

*

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

*
winter wonderland cover - Copy
Winter Wonderland (Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?)

Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
1992, ISBN 0-0439-13657-1

*** ***

The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Words and Music by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Illustrated by Doris Barrette

*

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

*
We are having so much fun with this book that has both OLD MACDONALD and SENOR PANCHO singing the sounds barnyard animals make in both English and Spanish.  Since most of the classes have kids who speak Spanish at home, they helped me to correctly pronounce the words! 
senor pancho had a rancho
Señor Pancho Had a Rancho (and Old MacDonald)
Words by René Colato Laínez,
Illustrated by Elwood Smith
(Holiday House, $16.95)
978-0-8234-2632-4

*

My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

*

My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

*
 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Original Story by Robert L. May
Written for Montgomery Ward Department Store in 1939
Illustrated by Denver Gillen
Set to Music by Johnny Marks (1948)
(I created a sing-along book for Johnny Mark’s tune with the Denver Gillen Illustrations.  Fun to sing!)

*
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
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

*

What a Wonderful World

Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

*
fox went out on a chilly night spier 2014
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

*

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

*
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

Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

**********************
Related Posts

*
HOLIDAY SONGS FOR EVERYBODY
Sing these songs and bring folks together from any background!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/holiday-songs-for-everybody/

*
SPANISH
Singable Picture Books with Songs in Spanish
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/singable-picture-books-with-songs-in-spanish/

*
SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
This page is a list filled with links to lists of Singable Picture Books for special occasions and interests
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

*
WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

*
CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

*
HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS
(Hanukkah, Hanukah, Chanukah, Hannukah, Hannukkah, Channukah)

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

*
ASHLEY BRYAN
The Singable Picture Books of Ashley Bryan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-singable-picture-books-of-ashley-bryan/

*
PETER SPIER
The Singable Picture Books of Peter Spier
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/singable-picture-books-of-peter-spier/

*
STEVE ROLLINS AND JACK NELSON
THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF STEVE NELSON AND JACK ROLLINS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-steve-nelson-and-jack-rollins/

*
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

Singable Picture Books of Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

*
GOOD ADVICE
A list of Illustrated Songs that convey really good ideas and great advice.

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

*
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/

This post is an addendum to the post
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/frosty-the-snowman-a-singable-picture-book/

**********************

I had the idea to bring FROSTY THE SNOWMAN for the sing along at our Girl Scout meeting today, so updated the sheet I’d already made for the SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR so it could be used for any purpose, including the GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK WITH MRS. G AND FRIENDS.

**********************

*
Frosty the Snowman for SBWE
Frosty the Snowman Song Sheet
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Page Coordinated by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
Frosty the Snowman for SBWE

**********************
Related Posts

*
GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK WITH MRS. G AND FRIENDS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/girl-scout-songbook-w-mrs-g-friends/

*
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN: A SING-ALONG UPDATE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/frosty-the-snowman-a-sing-along-update/

*
HOLIDAY SONGS FOR EVERYBODY (Part 1)
This is a list of songs has the holiday spirit, but doesn’t mention any particular religion.  Themes celebrated include gratitude, love and joy.
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/sbwe-singable-picture-book-set-holiday-songs-for-everybody-part-1/

*
WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

*
CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

*
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-a-singable-picture-book/

*
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS 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/

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

*
SBWE Singable Advent Calendar: Frosty the Snowman
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/sbwe-singable-advent-calendar-frosty-the-snowman/

*
A NEW FROSTY THE SNOWMAN:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/a-new-frosty-the-snowman-for-the-collection-when-the-heat-hits-a-welcome-reminder-of-fun-on-a-cold-day/

*
THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF STEVE NELSON AND JACK ROLLINS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-steve-nelson-and-jack-rollins/

Some kind of bug got me down the last week of October and first week of Novmeber and I had to cancel all Sing Books those two weeks.  It was depressing!  All’s well now, though, and it was such fun to visit the classes of: Miss Robin (Pre-K), Ms. Howard (2), Ms. Anctil (K), Mr. Koppelman (2), Mr. Grasso (3), Ms. Morgan (K), Ms. Harris (K), Ms. George (1), Ms. Risutek (1), Ms. Hissong (1), Ms. Sackett (1), Ms. Everett (K), Ms. Campbell (K) and Ms. Mason (K) at Tuckahoe Elementary, Timber Lane Elementary, and Ashlawn Elementary schools.  We sang for Thanksgiving and the cold weather on its way (and that which descended upon us).  And we sang just for the fun of it, too.

In each class, we sang a selection from the following songs:

*

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

*** ***

The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham

*
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.

*
do re me poster 4 sbwe
Do Re Mi Poster for Sing Books
You can use this poster when singing Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
do re me poster 4 sbwe

*

Five Little Gefiltes

Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of “Five Little Ducks”)
Words Adapted by Dave Horowitz
Illustrated by Dave Horowitz

*
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
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

*

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

*
hurry it's lovely up here illustrated song 4 sbwe cover only
Hurry!  It’s Lovely Up Here
Words by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
From the Musical: ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
This book is for classroom use only.

*

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Alison Jackson
Illustrated by Judy Schachner

*

I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
This book includes a vocal and instrumental track on a sing-along CD as well as a printed music…TERRIFIC!!

*

I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog
Words and Music by Leslie Braunstein
Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet
ISBN 978-1-936140-37-4

*

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

*
LYDIA THE TATTOED LADY 4SBWE cover only
Lydia the Tattooed Lady
Words by Yip Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen

*

My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

*

Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem by Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Post for this special illustration:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/a-new-ride-over-the-river/

*

Preamble
Art by Mike Wilkins (1987)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://americanart.si.edu
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK   (and FIFTY NIFTY STATES, too!)
Preamble Song
Words and Music by Lynn Ahrens
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
From SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK

*
preamble by lynn ahrens cover

Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 

*
preamble SBWE bw
Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
preamble SBWE bw

*
preamble SBWE rb
Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
preamble SBWE rb

*

Rhode Island is Famous for You
Words by Howard Dietz
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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

*

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

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

*
tomorrow 4 sbwe i love ya tomorrow
Favorite Lyric from
TOMORROW
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
tomorrow 4 sbwe i love ya tomorrow

*
tomorrow sbwe poster
TOMORROW Poster 4 SBWE
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
tomorrow sbwe poster

*

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

**********************
Related Posts

*
THANKSGIVING

A Song List to Help Us Celebrate Thanksgiving!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/thank-heavens-singable-picture-books-for-thanksgiving/

*
MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE
Twinkle, ABC, Baa are only 3 of the many songs that use the same familiar tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

*
“THERE WAS AN OLD LADY”  (AND VARIATIONS) IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/i-know-an-and-there-was-an-awful-lots-of-things-to-sing-about/

*
TRAINS
Train Songs in Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/train-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

*
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/

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

*
JOHN LITHGOW
The Singable Picture Books of John Lithgow
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-lithgow/

*
AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

*
WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

131

My daughter was reading a book of short stories and one of them was about a daughter of the Mad Hatter.  One of the other characters in the story was said to be singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Shrew,” though the author did not offer the lyrics.  Having studied, sung, adapted and performed a full collection of songs based on the Twinkle Tune, and being smitten with it, I took it as a sign to write a new verse:

TWINKLE LITTLE SHREW
Words Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Play as a Waltz

Twinkle twinkle little shrew
How I wonder what you do
When you sit in the tea pot
I wonder if it isn’t hot
Twinkle twinkle little shrew
How I wonder what you do

**********************

*
twinkle little shrew sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
TWINKLE LITTLE SHREW
Words Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Play as a Waltz
twinkle little shrew sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE

**********************
Related Posts

*
MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE
Twinkle, ABC, Baa are only 3 of the many songs that use the same familiar tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/


Calendar of SBWE Posts

March 2015
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Archives

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 227 other followers