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I had a wonderful time visiting the Nokesville Neighborhood Library on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11am!

These are the songs we sang, randomly listed:

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

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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

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

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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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do re mi bells cover only
Do Re Mi Rainbow Bells Color Code Book by ELEG for SBWE

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do re mi bells C diatonic
Diatonic C Scale Color Code Bubbles by ELEG for SBWE Do Re Mi Bells
To view or print this page, click here:
do re mi bells C diatonic

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do re mi fa sol la ti do bells
Do Re Mi Bells Color Code Bubbles by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
do re mi fa sol la ti do bells

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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.

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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

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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

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A-You're Adorable­_ABCs Book w ASL cover only
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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
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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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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jamberry bruce degan
Jamberry
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of “One Little, Two Little”)
Text and Pictures by Bruce Degen

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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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They made another nice poster to advertise my visit.  This was in the front window of the library:

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Nokesville Neighborhood Library
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11am
12993 Fitzwater Drive
Nokesville, VA 20181-2229

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Also this summer

  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY at Independent Hill Neighborhood Library, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11am, George Hellwig Memorial Park, 14418 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112-3932
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY at Gainesville Neighborhood Library, Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11am,
    James S. Long Park, 4603 James Madison Highway, Haymarket, VA 20169-2526
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY at a private birthday Party, Saturday, August 8, 2015
    (Please contact Emily for fun Sing Book “Edutainment” at your child’s birthday party)

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Related Posts

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

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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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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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NEIL SEDAKA
THE ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF NEIL SEDAKA
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/the-illustrated-songs-of-neil-sedaka/

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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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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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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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LULLABIES: ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-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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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/

A bittersweet week this was, the last of the 2014-2015 School Year.  I’ll miss all my sing-along pals, but look forward to more songs in years to come.  This last week, I visited the classes of Mr. Mitchell, Ms. Sackett, Miss Robin, and Ms. Anctil at Carlin Springs Elementary, Tuckahoe Elementary and Ashlawn Elementary schools.

In each class, we sang a selection of the following randomly listed songs:

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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

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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

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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

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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

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

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hey diddle diddle w guitar chords 4 SBWE
Hey Diddle Diddle Song Sheet with Guitar Chords
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by Milo Winter
Illustration from Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
hey diddle diddle w guitar chords 4 SBWE

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hey diddle diddle (childcraft) 1
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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hey diddle diddle (nola langner) - small
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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smokey the bear song 1 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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Smokey the Bear (Conservation Pledge, Flip side of Smokey the Bear Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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Smokey the Bear (Illustrated Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Pictures Assembled from Resources Online
This book is for classroom use only.

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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.

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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

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rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
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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down by the banks participation cards cover only
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky Participation Cards for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Cards Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print these cards, click here:
down by the banks participation cards for SBWE

If you need help with the tune, sing with Emily’s Scratch Guide:

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down by the banks of the hanky panky
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky (Counting Song or Circle Game)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
down by the banks of the hanky panky

If you need help with the tune, sing with Emily’s Scratch Guide:

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sing raposo lichtenheld 2
Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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Sing (Sing-A-Song Storybook)

Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Kenn Backhaus

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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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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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The More We Get Together
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

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swing RLS julie morstad
The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
ISBN 978-1897476482
Sing “The Swing” with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbwe

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Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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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 leave a comment to this post.

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

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C’mon an Swing in My Tree (The Sunflowers)
Words and Music by Michael Taylor Fontaine
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Five Little Ducks, A-Tisket a Tasket, Animal Fair from:

If You’re Happy and You Know it (Eighteen Story Songs Set to Pictures by Nicki Weiss)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Nicki Weiss

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Related Posts

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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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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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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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A-CAPELLA-PALOOZA
A list of fantastic Singable Picture Books you can sing without musical accompaniment
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/acapellapalooza/

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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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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/

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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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BEATLES: THE BEATLES IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
The Singable Picture Books of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/the-beatles-in-singable-picture-books/p/

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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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INFO AND THINKING ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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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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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/songs-of-the-oceans-and-seas/

It was such a joy and great surprise to get introduced to Timber Lane Elementary School First Graders thanks to mom Ms. Torpy who introduced me originally to Ms. Slovensky.  It was a marvelous year of music making, song singing and friendship forging.

For the final performance of the year, the teachers organized to bring all 5 first grade classes together in the libarary and we sang together for an hour of musical joy.

Many huge thanks to the teachers (Ms. Slovensky, Ms. Resutek, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Trojan, and Ms. George) for the lovely gifts including a copy of Sing…sing a song signed by the teachers and every first grader.  Talk about a treasure!  I’m also so, enjoying pictures and notes made by the kids (a slection of these will be posted to my Flikr page soon).

Here is what we sang together, listed in alpha order:

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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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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE
AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tun
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE

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baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page
Baa Baa Black Sheep Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page

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Baa!  Baa!  Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Baa Baa Blacksheep with Sing Books with Emily


www.youtube.com/watch?v=d79HcTlpAgw
Recorded and directed by Judy Simmons
Related Post:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-sing-books-with-emily-youtube-channel-and-video-series-today-lets-sing-baa-baa-blacksheep/

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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.

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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

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down by the banks participation cards cover only
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky Participation Cards for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Cards Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print these cards, click here:
down by the banks participation cards for SBWE

If you need help with the tune, sing with Emily’s Scratch Guide:

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down by the banks of the hanky panky
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky (Counting Song or Circle Game)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
down by the banks of the hanky panky

If you need help with the tune, sing with Emily’s Scratch Guide:

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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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hey diddle diddle w guitar chords 4 SBWE
Hey Diddle Diddle Song Sheet with Guitar Chords
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by Milo Winter
Illustration from Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
hey diddle diddle w guitar chords 4 SBWE

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hey diddle diddle (childcraft) 1
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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hey diddle diddle (nola langner) - small
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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jamberry bruce degan
Jamberry
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of “One Little, Two Little”)
Text and Pictures by Bruce Degen

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MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BINDER COVER
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs cover & edge

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one twinkly tune many songs brief history
MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BRIEF HISTORY
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history

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The More We Get Together
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

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old king cole w chords 4 sbwe
Old King Cole Sing Along Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Assembled by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
old king cole w chords 4 sbwe

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old king cole book for sbwe cover only
Old King Cole Sing Along Booklet for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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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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rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
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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sing raposo lichtenheld 2
Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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

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LITTLE TURTLE for SBWE cover only
There Was a Little Turtle/The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Linsay
Traditional Tune
Book Assembled by ELEG for SBWE
Sing LITTLE TURTLE with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/there-was-a-little-turtle-eleg-2010

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

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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

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

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
Published in: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Traditional Tune, Same as “ABC Song” and “Baa Blacksheep
Words by Lewis Carroll
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the book:
twinkle bat book
Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/twinkle-little-bat-eleg-2010

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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe

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twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE

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Twinkle Little Star
Traditional Tune
From the Poem by Ann and Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Lesley Harker
To view or print this book, click here:
twinkle little star eleg sbwe

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wise old owl w chords eleg sbwe
Wise Old Owl Song Sheet with Chords for Sing Books with Emily
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
wise old owl w chords eleg sbwe
Sing Along with Emily:

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Wise Old Owl Song Sheet with Chords (Picture by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone)
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Illustration by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
From My Best Book of Rhymes
To view or print this sheet, click here:
wise old owl w chords johnstone
Sing Along with Emily:

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

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Related Posts

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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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A-CAPELLA-PALOOZA
A list of fantastic Singable Picture Books you can sing without musical accompaniment
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/acapellapalooza/

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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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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/

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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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BASEBALL SONGS
The Singable Picture Books of Baseball
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/the-singable-picture-books-of-baseball/

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BEATLES: THE BEATLES IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
The Singable Picture Books of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/the-beatles-in-singable-picture-books/

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CHILDCRAFT
The singable poems in Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/childcraft-poems-of-early-childhood-a-singable-collection-of-poetry/

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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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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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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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INFO AND THINKING ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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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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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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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/songs-of-the-oceans-and-seas/

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

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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/

Dear Friends,

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY

Nokesville Neighborhood Library
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11am
12993 Fitzwater Drive
Nokesville, VA 20181-2229

Bring the kids and sing along!!

Nokesville Library website:
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/pages/nokesville-neighborhood-library.aspx

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Also this summer

  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY at Independent Hill Neighborhood Library, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11am, George Hellwig Memorial Park, 14418 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112-3932
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY at Gainesville Neighborhood Library, Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11am,
    James S. Long Park, 4603 James Madison Highway, Haymarket, VA 20169-2526
  • SING BOOKS WITH EMILY at a private birthday Party, Saturday, August 8, 2015
    (Please contact Emily for fun Sing Book “Edutainment” at your child’s birthday party)

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Related Posts

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

This post is an addendum to the post
DOWN BY THE BANKS OF THE HANKY PANKY, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/down-by-the-banks-of-the-hanky-panky-a-funny-little-circle-game-or-counting-song-a-girl-scout-songbook-song-too/

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Addendum, 6/15/2015

I just got a request from a teacher to sing this at the school.  So I finally created some cards for audience participation.

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Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky Participation Cards for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Cards Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print these cards, click here:
down by the banks participation cards for SBWE

If you need help with the tune, sing with Emily’s Scratch Guide:

For audience participation, ask for five or six volunteers (depending on if you want a child to represent zero, or if you’d rather have no kids standing to represent zero). Give each of the numbered cards to one of the volunteers.  You can line up the children in number order, or they can stand in a random order (which would make it funnier when they sit down).  You sing the version of the song with the numbers (going from 5 to zero).  The child who has the number of the verse you are singing sits down on the word “KERPLOP.”  The children will think this is funny.  You keep singing until there are no kids left standing.

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Addendum, 6/16/2015

I’ve decided to fully embrace this little song and made a little guide vocal.  My voice naturally wants to sing this in the key of A.  I being on the A below middle C.

If you need help with the tune, sing with Emily’s Scratch Guide:

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Related Posts

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Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky, a Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/down-by-the-banks-of-the-hanky-panky-a-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

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MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES
Get Movin’!  MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/get-movin-movements-finger-plays-and-dances-in-singable-picture-books/

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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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COUNTING

Counting (and math) in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/counting-and-math-in-singable-picture-books/

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PINTEREST
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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FROGGIE WENT A COURTIN, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/froggie-went-a-courtin-a-singable-picture-book/

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Participation Cards for DOWN BY THE BANKS OF THE HANKY PANKY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/participation-cards-for-down-by-the-banks-of-the-hanky-panky/

It was so fun to visit with the junior campers at the Army Navy Country Club again this week.  Mostly rising Kindergartners, these little ones were so cute!!

We sang a selection of songs from a wide array of musical genre including folk, pop, humor, country, poetry and childhood favorites.

Here’s what we sang today (randomly listed),

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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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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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HELPING
P. 74 of Free to Be You and Me (Special 35th  Anniversary Edition)
Pgs. 104-105 Print the Music for this Song
Words and Music by Shel Silverstein
Illustrated by Monica Sheehan

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

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how doth the little crocodile sheet - w chords portrait
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
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile sheet – w chords portrait

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how doth the little crocodile song sheet
HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile song sheet
Sing this song with Emily’s accompaniment, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/how-doth-the-little-crocodile

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how doth the little crocodile sheet folkard
HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE

Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile sheet folkard
Sing this song with Emily’s accompaniment, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/how-doth-the-little-crocodile

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how doth the little crocodile sheet WH walker
HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by W. H. Walker
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile sheet WH walker
Sing this song with Emily’s accompaniment, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/how-doth-the-little-crocodile

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octopus's garden starr cort
Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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sing raposo lichtenheld 2
Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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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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rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
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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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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smokey the bear song 1 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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smokey the bear song 2 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Conservation Pledge, Flip side of Smokey the Bear Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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smokey the bear book eleg sbwe cover only
Smokey the Bear (Illustrated Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Pictures Assembled from Resources Online
This book is for classroom use only.

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

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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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LITTLE TURTLE for SBWE cover only
The Little Turtle/There Was a Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Linsay
Traditional Tune
Book Assembled by ELEG for SBWE
Sing LITTLE TURTLE with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/there-was-a-little-turtle-eleg-2010

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little turtle lindsey childcraft
The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Linsay
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Priscilla Pointer
From: Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)p. 96
This poem is printed and illustrated in many books of poetry for children, including:
A Children’s Treasury of Poems
A Family of Poems (My Favorite Poetry for Children)
Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Sing LITTLE TURTLE with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/there-was-a-little-turtle-eleg-2010

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Related Posts

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Illustrated Singable Poems by Lewis Carrol in the ALICE books are found in the original books and in many volumes of illustrated poems for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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BEATLES: THE BEATLES IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
The Singable Picture Books of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/the-beatles-in-singable-picture-books/

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CHILDCRAFT
The singable poems in Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/childcraft-poems-of-early-childhood-a-singable-collection-of-poetry/

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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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FAVORITE SINGABLES ON PINTEREST
Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices, this list onPinterest displays the top blockbuster favorite Singable Picture Books that we warble together at Sing Books visits:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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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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INFO AND THINKING ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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JACK NELSON AND STEVE ROLLINS
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/

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JAMES MARSHALL

The Whimsical, Wacky, Wallop of Singable Picture Books by James Marshall
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/the-wonderful-world-of-james-marshall/

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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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KAZOO SOLOS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/a-few-kazoo-solos/

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MAGIC: PUFF AND THE ASTRONOMER: DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/puff-and-the-astronomer-dont-lose-the-magic/

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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/

GOOD MORNING, AMERICA, HOW ARE YOU?

The famous first line of the chorus of the train song, and lyrics in the illustrated version of, THE TRAIN THEY CALL THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.

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train they call the city of new orleans
The Train they Call the City of New Orleans
Words and Music by Steve Goodman
Illustrated by Michael McCurdy

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CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Words and Music by Steve Goodman

Ridin’ on the city of New Orleans
Illinois Central Monday morning rail
There are fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail

They’re all out on this southbound odyssey
And the train pulls out of Kankakee
Rolls past the houses, farms and fields
Passin’ towns that have no names
And freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of rusted automobiles

Good morning, America, how are ya
Don’t ya know me, I’m your native son
Yes, I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans
And I’ll be gone 500 miles when day is done

And I was dealing cards with the old men in the club car
And it’s penny a point, there ain’t no one keeping score
Won’t ya past that paper bag that holds that bottle
You can feel the wheels grumbling through the floor

And the sons of Pullman porters; the sons of engineers:
They ride their fathers’ magic carpet made of steam
And mothers with the babes asleep
Go rockin’ to the gentle beat
The rhythm of the rails is all they dream

Good morning, America, how are ya
Don’t ya know me I’m your native son
And I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans
I’ll be gone 500 miles when day is done

Nighttime on the City of New Orleans
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee
It’s halfway home and we’ll be there by morning
Through the Mississippi darkness rolling to the sea
And all the towns and people

They seem to fade into a bad dream
The old steel rail, it ain’t heard the news
The conductor sings his song again
It’s: “Passengers ‘ll please refrain”
This train’s got the disappearing railroad blues

Good night, America, how are ya
Don’t ya know me I’m your native son
And I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans
I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done

Good night, America, how are ya
Don’t ya know me I’m your native son
Well, I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans
And I’ll be gone a long, long time when day is done

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Steve Goodman sings his song live in 1972:

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CITY OF NEW ORLEANS song wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_New_Orleans_(song)

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Wiki for songwriter Steve Goodman:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Goodman

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A great post about this book from and illustration point of view on the ART OF CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS blog:
http://theartofchildrenspicturebooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/train-they-call-city-of-new-orleans.html
This post includes many images from the book.

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Related Posts

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

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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/


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