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This post is an addendum to the post
THE NEW COLOSSUS: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, A Singable, Illustrated Poem
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/give-me-your-tired-your-poor-a-singable-poem-in-picture-books/

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her right foot eggers harris
Her Right Foot
By Dave Eggers
Art by Shawn Harris
Published by Chronicle Books
Read this book, then sing GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR (from THE NEW COLOSSUS by Emma Lazarus and set to music by Irving Berlin)

HER RIGHT FOOT fascinatingly highlights a seldom discussed, physical feature of the Statue of Liberty’s sculpting and how that feature speaks volumes about what she stands for (strides for) as an iconic symbol of the United States of America.

The book is written in prose, but Emma Lazarus’s poem THE NEW COLOSSUS is featured toward the end of the book. I decided to make a whole Sing Books session around reading HER RIGHT FOOT and then getting out my guitar and the book I made for singing THE NEW COLOSSUS to give kids a chance to learn Irving Berlin’s musical setting of the most famous last 5 lines, which give voice to Lady Liberty, of Emma Lazarus’s marvelous sonnet.

It is so fun to read this book out loud to the kids.  The paper cut pictures made by Shawn Harris are lusciously colorful and graphic with swash buckling painted lines to provide contours to the images. Dave Eggers story is captivating and even suspenseful, insightful and also sprinkled with humor.  There is a lot to learn from this book, but no kid complains, since the story draws you in and each page leaves you wanting to know more.

Followed up with singing through Irving Berlin’s musical setting of GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR section of THE NEW COLOSSUS and you’ve spent and enriching and deeply enjoyable 30 minutes.

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A fun project for kids to make and share art inspired HER RIGHT FOOT, here:
http://herrightfoot.hscampaigns.com/ 

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Related Posts

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Her Right Foot (Lady Liberty and The New Colossus and Give Me Your Tired Your Poor)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/her-right-foot-lady-liberty-and-the-new-colossus/

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GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/give-me-your-tired-your-poor-a-singable-poem-in-picture-books/

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The New Colossus and Give Me Your Tired Your Poor, a song sheet for the poem and song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/the-new-colossus-and-give-me-your-tired-your-poor-a-song-sheet-for-the-poem-and-song/

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Guitar chords, a sing along sheet, a sing along book, and a scratch vocal for GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/guitar-chords-a-sing-along-sheet-a-sing-along-book-and-a-scratch-vocal-for-give-me-your-tired-your-poor/

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AMERICAN HISTORY IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
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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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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POETRY: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-poetry/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS
A List of Illustrated Compilations of Children’s Poetry with Singable Poems
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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A Beautiful 1884 Deed of Gift from France for the Statue of Liberty Further Illuminates Irving Berlin Song Based on Emma Lazarus Poem

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Statue of Liberty Documentary by Ken Burns, much fodder for thought and knowledge base for singing GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/statue-of-liberty-documentary-by-ken-burns-much-fodder-for-thought-and-knowledge-base-for-singing-give-me-your-tired-your-poor/

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Something Martha Graham Said, and My Friend Jill
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/something-martha-graham-said-and-my-friend-jill/

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (from THE NEW COLOSSUS), A Singable Poem in a Picture Book
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/give-me-your-tired-your-poor-a-singable-poem-in-picture-books/

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INFO AND THINKING ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
This page has a list of Singable Picture Books Elsewhere Online
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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WHAT JOY to share illustrated songs with 30 classes of kids at 3 schools in Northern Virginia in every two week rotations.

Singing songs brings people together in common knowledge and experience.

There are just very few things you can do that are more, enriching, healthy, and rewarding than singing a song with children (or anyone of any age, for that matter).

Come sing with me!

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

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itsy-bitsy-snowman
Itsy Bitsy Snowman
Words by Jeffrey Burton
Illustrated by Sanja Rescek
Sing to the tune of ITSY BITSY SPIDER

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Itsy Bitsy Snowman (lyric sheet with guitar chords)
Words by Jeffrey Burton
Sing to the tune of ITSY BITSY SPIDER
Chords prepared by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
itsy-bitsy-snowman-word-w-chords

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frosty the snowman wade zahares
Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares

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

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More We Get Together (SBWE) w chords

The More We Get Together (for SBWE w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (SBWE) w chords

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More We Get Together (SBWE) no chords
The More We Get Together (for SBWE no Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (SBWE) no chords

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more-we-get-together cantata
The More We Get Together (Cantata Learning)
Retold by Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
Published by Cantata Learning

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More We Get Together (Cantata) w chords
The More We Get Together (Cantata Learning w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Intended to accompany illustration published by Cantata Learning
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (Cantata) w chords

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farmer in the dell plume
The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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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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singing in the rain, hopgood cover - Copy
Singing in the Rain
Words by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Illustrated by Tim Hopgood

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My Favorite Things
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Daniel Roode
Published by  QuartoKnows

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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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Whole World
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Christopher Corr

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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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Bridges Connect sing along interlude w chords
Bridges Connect (SBWE sing along interlude w chords)
A sing along musical interlude by ELEG for SBWE
To accompany the book HERE TO THERE AND ME TO YOU (a book of bridges)
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Bridges Connect sing along interlude w chords

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bridges connect sing along interlude NO chords
Bridges Connect (SBWE sing along interlude, NO chords)
A sing along musical interlude by ELEG for SBWE
To accompany the book HERE TO THERE AND ME TO YOU (a book of bridges)
To view or print this sheet, click here:
bridges connect sing along interlude NO chords

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here to there keely krampien
Here to There and Me to You (a Book of Bridges)
Written by Cheryl Keely
Illustrated by Celia Krampien
Enjoy with the sing along musical interlude BRIDGES CONNECT by ELEG for SBWE

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london-bridge-is-falling-down-spier
London Bridge is Falling Down (The Mother Goose Library, Peter Spier)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier
An Illustrated Rendition of the Song LONDON BRIDGE

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london-bridge-w-chords
LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN
Song sheet arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To be sung with Peter Spier’s illustration
To view or print this page, click here:
london-bridge-w-chords

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what the world needs now is love cover
What the World Needs Now is Love
Words and Music by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox

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

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her right foot eggers harris
Her Right Foot
By Dave Eggers
Art by Shawn Harris
Published by Chronicle Books
Read this book, then sing GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR (from THE NEW COLOSSUS by Emma Lazarus and set to music by Irving Berlin)

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GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR (sing along book 4 SBWE)
Excerpt from The New Colossus
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Music by Irving Berlin
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Cover Picture by Eloise Gleichenhaus (2010)

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new-colossus-song-sheet-w-music-sbwe
THE NEW COLOSSUS (song Give Me Your Tired Your Poor)
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Music by Irving Berlin
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
new-colossus-song-sheet-w-music-sbwe

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GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR (song sheet w chords 4 SBWE)
Excerpt from The New Colossus
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Music by Irving Berlin
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
give-me-your-tired-your-poor-sbwe-w-chords

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My Country tis of Thee for SBWE w chords
My Country Tis of Thee for SBWE w Chords
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune, Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
My Country tis of Thee for SBWE w chords

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My Country ’Tis of Thee (America)
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
This link is a PDF with all the words and chords for this book:
my-country-tis-of-thee-for-sbwe-w-chords-wds-4-bk

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do-all-the-good-you-can-sbwe-rainbow-w-chords
Do All the Good You Can w Rainbow Song Sheet w Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
To view or print this poster, click here:
do-all-the-good-you-can-sbwe-rainbow-

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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN (bk 4 SBWE) cover only
Do All the Good You Can (book for song) by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE
Do All the Good You Can Poster by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
To view or print this poster, click here:
DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE

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america-the-beautiful-sbwe-w-chords
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (lyrics and chords for SBWE)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
To view or print this sheet, click here:
america the beautiful SBWE w chords

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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Forever Young
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Paul Rogers

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up up up
Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

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space song rocket ride
Space Song Rocket Ride
Words and Music by Sunny Scribens (using elements of the song AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND)
Illustrated by David Sim
CD Performance by Mark Collins
Published by Barefoot Books 

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

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

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Moon River (for SBWE) w chords 2
Moon River (for SBWE)
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
From the movies BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
Song Sheet and Chords Coordinated for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Moon River (for SBWE) w uke chords 2

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Two Little Blackbirds
Traditional Words and Tune
New Words by Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Illustrated by Dan Crisp
Published by Cantata Learning

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Two Little Blackbirds (Cantata w chords in D)
Traditional Words and Tune
New Words by Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Dan Crips
From Book Published by Cantata Learning
To view or print this page, click here:
two little blackbirds (for book) w chords in D
Sing the traditional rhyme with Emily (in the key of D) here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/two-little-blackbirds-sbwe-scratch-sample-in-dwma

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two little blackbirds SBWE short w chords in D
Two Little Blackbirds (SBWE w chords in D)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
two little blackbirds SBWE short w chords in D
Sing the traditional rhyme with Emily (in the key of D) here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/two-little-blackbirds-sbwe-scratch-sample-in-dwma

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two little blackbirds SBWE no chords
Two Little Blackbirds (no chords SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
two little blackbirds SBWE no chords
Sing the traditional rhyme with Emily (in the key of D) here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/two-little-blackbirds-sbwe-scratch-sample-in-dwma

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Related Posts

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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

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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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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/

WHAT JOY to share illustrated songs with 30 classes of kids at 3 schools in Northern Virginia in every two week rotations.

Singing songs brings people together in common knowledge and experience.  The songs, often deceptively simple, convey history and wisdom.  The songs enrich our emotional intelligence and elevate the climate for living. And the singing of songs has a wide ranging menu of physical benefits, too.  There are just very few things you can do that are more, enriching, healthy, and rewarding than singing a song with children (or anyone of any age, for that matter).  Come sing with me!

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

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what the world needs now is love cover
What the World Needs Now is Love
Words and Music by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt

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singing in the rain, hopgood cover - Copy
Singing in the Rain
Words by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Illustrated by Tim Hopgood

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Let There Be Peace on Earth (And Let It Begin with Me)
Music and words by Jill Jackson and Sy Miller
Illustrations by David Diaz

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let-there-be-peace-on-earth-eleg-chords
Let There Be Peace on Earth (w chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Music and words by Jill Jackson and Sy Miller
Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
let-there-be-peace-on-earth-eleg-chords

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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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america-the-beautiful-sbwe-w-chords
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (lyrics and chords for SBWE)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
To view or print this sheet, click here:
america the beautiful SBWE w chords

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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fairy went a marketing
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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Coat of Many Colors
Words and Music by Dolly Parton
Illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes

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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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Bridges Connect sing along interlude w chords
Bridges Connect (SBWE sing along interlude w chords)
A sing along musical interlude by ELEG for SBWE
To accompany the book HERE TO THERE AND ME TO YOU (a book of bridges)
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Bridges Connect sing along interlude w chords

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bridges connect sing along interlude NO chords
Bridges Connect (SBWE sing along interlude, NO chords)
A sing along musical interlude by ELEG for SBWE
To accompany the book HERE TO THERE AND ME TO YOU (a book of bridges)
To view or print this sheet, click here:
bridges connect sing along interlude NO chords

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here to there keely krampien
Here to There and Me to You (a Book of Bridges)
Written by Cheryl Keely
Illustrated by Celia Krampien
Enjoy with the sing along musical interlude BRIDGES CONNECT by ELEG for SBWE

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london-bridge-sbwe-w-chords
London Bridge is Falling Down (w guitar chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
london-bridge-sbwe-w-chords

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london-bridge-sbwe-no-chords
London Bridge is Falling Down (no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
london-bridge-sbwe-no-chords

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london-bridge-is-falling-down-spier
London Bridge is Falling Down (The Mother Goose Library, Peter Spier)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier
An Illustrated Rendition of the Song LONDON BRIDGE

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london-bridge-w-chords
LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN
Song sheet arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To be sung with Peter Spier’s illustration
To view or print this page, click here:
london-bridge-w-chords

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Whole World
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Christopher Corr

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

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More We Get Together (SBWE) w chords

The More We Get Together (for SBWE w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (SBWE) w chords

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More We Get Together (SBWE) no chords
The More We Get Together (for SBWE no Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (SBWE) no chords

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more-we-get-together cantata
The More We Get Together (Cantata Learning)
Retold by Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
Published by Cantata Learning

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More We Get Together (Cantata) w chords
The More We Get Together (Cantata Learning w Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page and Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Intended to accompany illustration published by Cantata Learning
To view or print this page, click here:
More We Get Together (Cantata) w chords

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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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Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares

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hickory dickory dock w chords bw (in D)
Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE w Chords (in D)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
hickory dickory dock w chords bw (in D)

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hickory dickory dock no chords bw
Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE (no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
hickory dickory dock no chords bw

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hickory dickory dock book cover only
Hickory Dickory Dock for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords and Adaptation by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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Related Posts

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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

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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/

C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me.

cookie by eleg

When Cookie Monster sings this song, he starts by saying, “Now, what starts with the letter C? Cookie starts with C. Let’s think of other things that start with C! Ah, who cares about those other things?”

Later in the song, Cookie Monster says, “Hey, you know what?  A round cookie with one bite out of it looks like a C. A round donut with one bite out of it also looks like a C. But it is not as good as a cookie. The moon sometimes looks like a C, but you can’t eat that! So…”

C is for cookie that’s good enough for me!

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C is for Cookie sing along book (for SBWE) cover only
C is for Cookie (Sing Along Booklet for SBWE)
Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Arranged for Ukulele

To celebrate, this, one of my favorite childhood characters and one of my favorite childhood songs, I’ve made a sing along sheet for ukulele!

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C is for Cookie (for SBWE) w uke chords
C is for Cookie (for SBWE) w uke chords
Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Arranged for Ukulele
To view or print this page, click here:
C is for Cookie (for SBWE) w uke chords

Note on the Key:
This is not the key that Cookie Monster uses to sing this song. I’m not sure why the song wasn’t written in the key of C, since that seems like the most obvious one.  But C must not have been a good key for Cookie Monster.  Nonetheless, C is a good key for Sing Books with Emily, and, very luckily, it’s an excellently easy key to use for playing the ukulele.

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C is for Cookie (for SBWE) no chords
C is for Cookie (for SBWE) no chords
Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
C is for Cookie (for SBWE) no chords

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Note for playing with the songs

Because Cookie Monster is so emotive when he sings this song, and since it is so short, I thought it would be fun to play with singing it different ways.

Here are some ideas:

EMOTIONS:
Make cards with emotions names on them. For example: Happy, sad, excited, skeptical. Have child volunteers close their eyes and choose a page. Then, sing the song with that emotion.

PUNCTUATION MARKS
Make cards with punctuation marks on them. For example: period, question mark, exclamation point, parentheses. Have child volunteers close their eyes and choose a page. Then, sing the song as if each sentence ends with the punctuation mark the child picked.

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Cookie Monster sings C IS FOR COOKIE on Sesame Street
(please note Cookie Monster does not sing his song in the same key that I used above).

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About Cookie Monster on Muppet Wiki:
http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Cookie_Monster

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C IS FOR COOKIE is featured in:

The Sesame Street Songbook (64 Favorite Songs Featuring Jim Henson’s Sesame Street Puppets)
Words, Music and Arrangements by Various Artists (including Jeffrey Moss and Joe Raposo)
Illustrations by David Prebenna

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Related Posts

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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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LITTLE SONGS: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-little-songs/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS): LITTLE SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-little-songs/

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SONGBOOK SERIES BY SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

Yes, I’m very, very much looking forward to the publication of the soon to be officially illustrated song, MOON RIVER. It’s sure to be a wonderful thing with pictures by Tim Hopgood. The book will come out in October 2018.  The wait will be excruciating, but until then, I’ll have to busy myself learning to sing it and accompany myself on ukulele (see below for my easy ukulele chord arrangement).

With words written by Johnny Mercer and Music by Henry Mancini for the 1961 classic movie BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, MOON RIVER is a charmer extraordinaire.  It’s been famously recorded by Andy Williams, but sure is hard to beat the sweet parlor guitar accompanied serenade of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golighly, longing away on her fire escape in the movie.

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In anticipation of this exciting publication, I assembled an easy ukulele chord arrangement for singing this song:

Moon River (for SBWE) w chords 2
Moon River (for SBWE)
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
From the movies BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
Song Sheet and Chords Coordinated for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Moon River (for SBWE) w uke chords 2

Sing with Emily’s scratch vocal of her arrangement for Moon River:

 

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Tim Hopgood’s Instagram preview of the cover:

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Moon River wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_River

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Song origin info written about in Country Living Magazine:
http://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/a43720/moon-river-song-meaning/

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The story behind the song as written in The Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/3561782/The-story-behind-the-song-Moon-River.html

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Emily’s Pinterest Board Collection for MOON RIVER:
https://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/song-moon-river/

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Related Posts

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TIM HOPGOOD
The Illustrated Songs of Tim Hopgood
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/the-illustrated-songs-of-tim-hopgood/

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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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two little blackbirds (for book) w chords in D
Two Little Blackbirds (Cantata w chords in D)
Traditional Words and Tune
New Words by Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Dan Crips
From Book Published by Cantata Learning
To view or print this page, click here:
two little blackbirds (for book) w chords in D

Sing the traditional rhyme with Emily (in the key of D) here:

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two little blackbirds cantata crisp
Two Little Blackbirds
Traditional Words and Tune
New Words by Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Illustrated by Dan Crisp
Published by Cantata Learning

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SONG SHEETS FOR SINGING OLD ORIGINAL MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYME WITH GUITAR CHORDS

There is TONS of room for fun and creativity with this one.  For one thing, you can just sing “birds” or any kind of bird that you want.  And not everything has to fly.  And you can let kids play with making up rhymes. For example, you could sing:

Two little spiders sitting on a ball
One named Judy, the other named Paul
Crawl away Judy! Crawl away, Paul!
Come back, Judy! Crawl back, Paul!

Or just use objects you have around the room.  Or kids could play the parts.  I’m planning to get wonderful animal finger puppets.

Make it a game!  It’ll be great fun to take suggestions from the kids and rhyme together.

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two little blackbirds SBWE short w chords in D
Two Little Blackbirds (SBWE w chords in D)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
two little blackbirds SBWE short w chords in D

Sing the traditional rhyme with Emily (in the key of D) here:

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two little blackbirds SBWE no chords
Two Little Blackbirds (no chords SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
two little blackbirds SBWE no chords

Sing the traditional rhyme with Emily (in the key of D) here:

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CANTATA LEARNING’S ARRANGEMENT IN THE KEY OF C

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two little blackbirds (for book) w chords in C
Two Little Blackbirds (Cantata w chords in C)
Traditional Words and Tune
New Words by Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Dan Crips
From Book Published by Cantata Learning
To view or print this page, click here:
two little blackbirds (for book) w chords in C

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Related Posts

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

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

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

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

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

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MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES (ACTION SONGS)
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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A Flock of New Materials for Singing the OLD Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme, TWO LITTLE BLACKBIRDS

This post is an addendum to the post
DO RE MI, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/do-re-mi-a-fun-song-to-sing-and-learn-a-little-about-music-too/

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Do Re Mi (Miriam Bos)
Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Miriam Bos
Published by  QuartoKnows

At the same time as I stumbled upon an adorable illustrated rendition of MY FAVORITE THINGS, I also found that QuartoKnows.com had published a beautiful version of the song DO RE ME.  Both of these illustrated songs are part of a series, promisingly called “Broadway Baby.”  I hope QuartoKnows publishes a lot more titles for that series!

The illustrations by Miriam Bos are rendered in gorgeous colors, all done in a retro, Tyrolean feel as they dash around, play, and sing in an alpine setting. The book is charming beyond belief and it is will be great fun to use it for sharing this marvelously sing-alongable ditty from the Great American Songbook.

I especially love that the children are purposefully multiculural.  There are children from many cultural backgrounds in the classrooms I visit and this has made me keenly aware of the images of children depicted in the books I sing.  It’s been difficult to find illustrations in which the children depicted were anything but white.  But with QuartoKnows publications of MY FAVORITE THINGS and DO RE ME, every kid I sing with will be able to find a character in the books with whom they can identify.

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Illustrator Miriam Bos’ webpage for this book:
https://miriambos.com/do-re-mi-broadway-baby/

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Related Posts

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU
16 Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs Illustrated into a picture book by Rosemary Wells with links to posts about the songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

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

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Do Re Mi, a fun song to sing and learn a little about music, too
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/do-re-mi-a-fun-song-to-sing-and-learn-a-little-about-music-too/

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

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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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Do Re Me Rainbow Bells Code Sheets by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/do-re-me-rainbow-bells/

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2017 Illustration for DO RE ME
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/2017-illustration-for-do-re-mi-from-the-sound-of-music/


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