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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE, an ancient nonsense rhyme with fuzzy origins and engaging tune, captures the imagination with whimsical characters doing interesting things!

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE
Traditional Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Illustrated by Milo Winter
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)

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HI DIDDLE DIDDLE
Traditional Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Illustrated by Nola Langner
From Hi Diddle Diddle (A Book of Mother Goose Rhymes)

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE is found in almost every collection of Nursery Rhyme.  The rhyme is featured or adapted in the following illustrations:

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Hey, Diddle, Daddle
Traditional Words and Tune
Rhyme Adaptations by James Marshall
Illustrated by James Marshall

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE is featured in:

Hey Diddle, Diddle & Other Mother Goose Rhymes

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

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Printed music is available in:

Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies
Traditional Words and Tunes
Compiled, Adapted and Arranged by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein

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As always, Sesame Street comes up with a delightful version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caRuhprYlOQ

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Diddle_Diddle

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Googling for the origins of HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE gives a long list of possible stories in which the characters in the rhyme are supposed to represent people in various historical Elizabethan, Egyptian or Greek scandals.

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A printable PDF with illustration and lyrics, here:
http://curry.virginia.edu/go/wil/Hey_diddle_diddle.pdf

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Some interesting resources and a downloadable PDF here:
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/74/nursery-rhymes-and-traditional-poems/5062/the-cat-and-the-fiddle-hey-diddle-diddle/

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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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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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NURSERY RHYMES AND MOTHER GOOSE FOR SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/nursery-rhymes-and-mother-goose-for-sbwe/

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Eletelephony
Poem by Laura Elizabeth Richards
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated and Published by Flowerpot Press (2011)
ASIN: B007M2ISKI

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ELETELPHONY
Laura Elizabeth Richards

Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant—
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone—
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee—
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

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Musical Settings

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Free score of a musical setting by Gary Bachland:
http://www.bachlund.org/PDF_Files_2009/Eletelephony.pdf

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A musical setting by Kindermusic, has goofy arrangement and recording, but I think if simplified, it could be sweet and useful tune:
http://www.amazon.com/Eletelephony/dp/B004IFLVRO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424296428&sr=8-2&keywords=eletelephony

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Music setting and cute typography in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSHtEhd5TWo

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Other Info

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A sketch of book cover and internal page of the poem for a book not published
http://cargocollective.com/amyreel/Eletelephony

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Image here of single page artwork for the poem:
http://beckylelowery.blogspot.com/2014/01/tuesdays-top-ten-plus-ten-childrens.html

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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/

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

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Publisher Simon & Schuster’s webpage for this book:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Backwards-Birthday-Party/Tom-Chapin/9781442467989#

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Hear a recording of Backwards Birthay Party on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzh7u42An2Y

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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From a Distance
Word and Music by Julie Gold
Illustrated by Jane Ray

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Nanci Griffith recording, with images from Jane Ray’s illustration and lyrics in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlbxEE1Hvrg

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A nice instrumental that fits the book:
http://smile.amazon.com/From-a-Distance/dp/B00AJMS06U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423417745&sr=8-1&keywords=from+a+distance%2C+clayderman

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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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TOLERANCE AND COMPASSION
Singable Picture Books Celebrating Tolerance and Compassion (another list inspired by Nikki)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/singable-picture-books-celebrating-tolerance-and-compassion-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

This post is under construction.

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EVERYONE SANG
Poem by Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)
From: Picture-Show (1920)
Musical Settings by Various Artists

EVERYONE suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on—on—and out of sight.

Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away … O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

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Musical Settings for Choir

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Musical setting by Peter Willsher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y1wCkNwtuc

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Musical setting by Matt Neilsen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=532J3kJvKD0

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Musical setting by Joel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54HoeR7N7A8

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An informative and thoughtful analysis of the poem, here:
https://movehimintothesun.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/everyone-sang-siegfried-sassoon/

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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/

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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/

This post is under construction.

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My plan is to make a book for this poem and have the music made to sing it.  My favorite setting is the folky version by Phil Ochs.

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Full poem here:
http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/poe/bells.html

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Sung by Phil Ochs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3FzveBu_34

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Lyrics of the song with guitar chords by Phil Ochs
http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~trent/ochs/lyrics/bells.html

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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/

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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/

This post is a compliment to the post:
RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/rhode-island-is-famous-for-you-a-singable-picture-book/

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Children are frequently smitten with the song, Rhode Island is Famous for You.  Occasionally children will come up with ideas for products from other states not currently mentioned in the song.  This week, though, in a couple of classes, children came up to me with many ideas!  I told the kids that if they submitted their ideas to me in writing (though I’ll write the ideas down for Kindergarteners!), I would begin making new pages with the kid-written lyrics.  There’ll be some subjectivity on my part, choosing the ones to find pictures for and print.  But I surely give many kudos to every kid with chutzpah and creativity enough to come up with and idea and turn it in!

New verses for,

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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.

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Ms. Howard’s Class 1/28/2015

  • Flamingos come from Florida
  • Salmon comes from Alaska
  • (Something) comes from Ohio

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Ms. Strickland’s Class 1/30/2015

  • Maids come from Maine (Allie)
  • Mountains come from Mounttucky (Allie)
  • Ducks come from Kenducky (Allie)
  • Olives come from Olivebama (Allie)
  • Hamesters come from New Hampster (Charlie R.)

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Ms. Howard’s Class 2/11/2015

  • Lice comes from A-lice-ka (John Paul)
  • Pie comes from O-pie-O (John Paul)
  • Mangos come from Mangolia (this would be for the international version, by Amy and Heather)
  • Ohio is famous for bukeyes (Madeline)

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RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/rhode-island-is-famous-for-you-a-singable-picture-book/

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FIFTY NIFTY STATES, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/fifty-nifty-states-a-singable-picture-book/

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

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UNITED STATES STATE CAPITALS SONG, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/usa-state-capitals-song/

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A HOLE IN MY RESEARCH REVEALED FOR RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/a-hole-in-my-research-revealed-for-rhode-island-is-famous-for-you/

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DICTION DICTION DICTION
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/diction-diction-diction-and-another-thought-for-rhode-island/

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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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NEW VERSES FOR RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/new-verses-for-rhode-island-is-famous-for-you/


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