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Spring has really sprung and what a relief it is!  We’ve even gone past the glorious cherry blossoms in Washington, DC.  Without a doubt, every child is a blossom to me.  We had a wonderful time singing in the two weeks since Spring Break.  I got  to visit the classes of Mr. Mitchell, Ms. George, Ms. Hissong, Ms. Resutek, Ms. Sackett, Ms. Howard, Ms. Allen, Miss Robin, Ms. Anctil, Ms. Coffman, Ms. Strickland, Ms. Slovensky, Ms. Trojan, Ms Harris, Ms. Morgan, Ms. Campbell, Ms. Everett, Mr. Koppelman, Mr. Grasso, and Ms. Mason at Tuckahoe Elementary, Timber Lane Elementary, Carlin Springs Elementary and Ashlawn Elementary.

In each class, we sang a selection of songs from the following list (pasted in random order),

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

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I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon
This edition gets a GOLD STAR for including the FULL song (both verses and chorus) and a fabulous recording of Carly Simon and her delightful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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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.

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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

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

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My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

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Waking Up is Hard to Do
Music and Lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Children’s Lyrics by Neil Sedaka
Illustrated by Daniel Miyares

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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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.

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
Words by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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Tomorrow
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE
For classroom use only.

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

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Star Spangled Banner
Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
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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

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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

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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.

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Don’t Laugh at Me
Words and Music by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin
Afterword by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Glin Dibley
This book features printed music and a sing-along CD.

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You’re a Grand Old Flag
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Illustrated by Warren Kimble

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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 leave a comment to this post.

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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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Rubber Duckie
Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily

This book is for home and classroom use only.
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Last Song
Poem by James Guthrie
Music by Emily Gleichenhaus and Paul Raiman
Pictures Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this book, click here:
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Sing-Along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/last-song

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Yankee Doodle (A Song from the American Revolution)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music, a page of song history, and activity ideas)

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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:
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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

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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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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A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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OLD KING COLE

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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Ants Go Marching (Classic Books with Holes)
Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Dan Crisp

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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!!

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The Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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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

The weather looks iffy, so if you happen to be in Bull Run, Virginia tomorrow, please join me in a Sing Books at the Bull Run Regional Library at 10:30 am.

I’ve got some fun songs on the list:

Backwards Birthday Party, Rubber DuckieA-You’re Adorable (I could go on all day!).

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:30am,
Bull Run Regional Library
8051 Ashton Avenue
Manassas, VA 20109-2892

Website:
http://www.pwcgov.org/…/Pages/Bull-Run-Regional-Library.aspx

This post is an addendum to:

OLD BLUE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/old-blue-you-good-dog-you-a-picture-book-with-music/

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I needed a lyric sheet with guitar chords for OLD BLUE and finally got around to making one.

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Old Blue (Lyric Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
OLD BLUE lyrics w guitar chords 4 SBWE

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Old Blue Taylor Holton
Old Blue (You Good Dog You)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Mark Taylor
Illustrated by Gene Holton

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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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Old Blue (You Good Dog You), a Picture Book with Music
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/old-blue-you-good-dog-you-a-picture-book-with-music/

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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/

Today is April 6, 2015 and I just got the news that Julie Wilson passed away.

Rest in Peace Julie Wilson, one of the great cabaret singers of all time. She was one of my teachers at Yale Cabaret Conference in 2003. I got to spend a very special private session with her. I shared with her that I’d lost my mom and she shared that she had lost one of her children. She helped me understand that elements of the sorrows and joys we experience in life are there in all the songs we sing, always. To recognize that and find your way to let it all flow is the singer’s job. She has passed on, but she will always be here:


youtu.be/sd3UtltqLgA

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Julie Wilson’s Official Website:
http://www.citycabaret.com/jwilson/

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Obituary for Julie Wilson on BroadwayWorld.com:
http://www.broadwayworld.com/cabaret/article/BREAKING-NEWS-Cabaret-World-Mourns-As-Singing-Legend-JULIE-WILSON-Dies-at-90-20150406#

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New York Times (front page 4/6/2015)
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/arts/music/julie-wilson-sultry-cabaret-legend-and-actress-dies-at-90.html?_r=0

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JULIE WILSON
By Char Duguid

Julie Wilson

The first thing she asked for was a mic,
Then a stool.
Already glammed in her sequins and forever black gloves,
She was ready to send the heavenly choir into retirement.

No more of these cherubim and seraphim twitterings.
None of those cherry- cheeked, curly-haired, blond bimbos,
Angels with perfect pitch.

“We need some action, Pete, old friend, give me a vamp
And we’re on our way.”

“Sure Julie, give us some grit, some mighty rust from those pipes,
Sounds only you can make. And repertoire, your choice, just
Make it real.”

The winged altos, mezzos, and high sopranos flew for cover.
No match for The Julie. They knew.

Just a matter of time till she showed up, her slinky self
Tossing down-to-earth truths
Into the celestial doldrums.

Pete was ready, so was the Big Bang, His Boy,
And that Bird. The Trio burst out,
“No time to waste, “Hit it, Julie.”

“Okay Guys, fine by me, let’s do it.
I’m here and sure do belong.”

Feathers flew, lightening struck, planets whirled,
The clouds opened and there she was, again,
On top.

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IN MEMORIUM
This is a page of links to posts I’ve assembled in the memory of people who have meant the world to me.
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-memorium/

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EMILY’S PERFORMANCE REMINISCENCES & OTHER CURIOS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/emilys-performance-reminiscences-other-curios/

This post is under construction

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Thanks to my friend Char for sending this, “a quaint little song.”  Wonderful words promising beautiful images of flowers, creeping things, and garden life.  I love the clavichord/harpsichord sound given to the instrumental.  I would love, love, love to have a book for singing this song.  Maybe someone will illustrate the words and I will relish the chance to have music made for it.

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http://www.youtube.com/embed/9H9IojB9iYY

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JIMMIE RODGERS, ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN AND OTHER FAVORITES
http://www.jimmie-rodgers.com/discography-view/english-country-garden-and-other-favorites/

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English Country Garden

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
in an English country garden?
We’ll tell you now of some that we know
those we miss you’ll surely pardon
daffodils, heart’s ease and flox
meadowsweet and lady smocks
gentain, lupine and tall hollihocks
roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, blue forget-me-nots
in an English country garden.
How many insects come here and go
in an English country garden?
We’ll tell you now of some that we know
those we miss you’ll surely pardon
fireflies, moths, gnats and bees
spiders climbing in the trees
butterflies drift in the gentle breeze
there are snakes, ants that sting
and other creeping things
in an English country garden.
How many songbirds fly to and fro
in an English country garden?
We’ll tell you now of some that we know
those we miss you’ll surely pardon
bobolink, cuckoo and quail
tanager and cardinal
bluebird, lark, thrush and nightingale
there is joy in the spring
when the birds begin to sing
in an English country garden.

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Old King Cole
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by William Wallace Denslow

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Old King Cole’s Fiddlers Three
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by William Wallace Denslow

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Old King Cole
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by Maxfield Parrish

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OLD KING COLE wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_King_Cole

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Emily’s favorite set of lyrics for OLD KING COLE:

OLD KING COLE
Traditional Words and Tune

Old King Cole was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl
And he called for his fiddlers three

Every fiddler had a little fiddle
And a very fine fiddle had he
Tweedle dee, tweedle dee
Went the fiddlers three
And so merry we will be

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OLD KING COLE is featured in:

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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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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/

The Marvelous Miss Sheila invited me to join the fun at the Army Navy Country Club Rainbow City Meet and Greet this past Saturday.  It was so much fun to meet little ones who are planning to visit Rainbow City and kids who are getting old enough to to go Junior Sports Camp this summer.

Here’s what we sang (in random order),

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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

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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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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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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

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

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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

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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

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Tomorrow
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE
For classroom use only.

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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

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TOMORROW Poster 4 SBWE
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
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Rubber Duckie
Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily

This book is for home and classroom use only.

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Upcoming Visits to Army Navy Country Club:

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
Emily’s Upcoming Performances
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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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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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/

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

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SESAME STREET
Sesame Street in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/sesame-street-in-singable-picture-books/

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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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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/


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