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

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

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

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

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

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE is featured in:

Hey Diddle, Diddle & Other Mother Goose Rhymes

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

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Printed music is available in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

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

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

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

It was such great fun to visit the classes of Ms. Harris (K), Ms. Slovensky (1), Ms. Trojan(1), Ms. Howard (2), Ms. Allen (2), Miss Robin (Pre-K), Ms. Anctil (K), Ms. Coffman (3), Ms. Strickland (3) at Tuckahoe Elementary, Timber Lane Elementary, and Ashlawn Elementary schools.

These are the songs we sang, listed in random order:

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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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Marsupial Sue
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis

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She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE

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

You can sing this song with the fun clickety clack of the Limberjack Horse:
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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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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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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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

This book is for home and classroom use only.

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

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

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

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

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The Erie Canal
Traditional Words and tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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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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COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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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
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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I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

Words and Music by Frank Loesser
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

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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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Snuggle Puppy

Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

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ABCs with American Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print this card, click here:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this Sing Along Card, click here:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

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

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

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Love Me Tender
Words Elvis Presley, Vera Matson (credited),  Ken Darby (uncredited)
Music by George R. Poulton
Illustrated by Tom Browning

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Our Abe Lincoln
Traditional Tune, Sing to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare
Words Adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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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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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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The Hippopotamus Song
Words by Michael Flanders
Music by Donald Swann and Michael Flanders
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
ISBN: 0-316-28557-9
This book features printed sheet music

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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words by John Denver
Music by John Denver, Mike Taylor & Dick Kniss
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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The Surrey with the Fringe on Top

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

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REQUESTS FOR THIS WEEK
Stars indicate number of requests (in random order)

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RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU

This week, Ms. Howard’s class submitted some nice ideas for new RHODE ISLAND verses

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

For the full post of the ideas submitted by kids, click here:
NEW VERSES FOR RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/new-verses-for-rhode-island-is-famous-for-you/

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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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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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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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ROSEMARY WELLS
The Singable Picture Books of Illustrator Rosemary Wells
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/the-singable-picture-books-of-illustrator-rosemary-wells/

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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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VALENTINE’S DAY
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this collection of Singable Picture Books which express one person’s love for another.

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/singable-picture-books-celebrating-love-for-valentines-day/

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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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A. A. MILNE

Almost all Pooh and Poetry by A. A. Milne and Illustrated by E. H. Shepard is Singable!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/a-few-favorite-singable-books-the-world-of-a-a-milne/

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

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

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Hear a recording of Backwards Birthay Party on YouTube:

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

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

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

I have a dream to create a Nursery Rhyme/Mother Goose Sing Along Database.  There are countless Nursery Rhyme/Mother Goose compilations, most illustrated and many with printed musical melodies. And, one can find many sources for the history of these words and tunes.  Many of these tunes are ancient, lovely, engaging and useful.  For example, the tunes can be used to create new songs.

I’ve found it impossible to find beautiful, authentic sing-along instrumentals.

It is amazing that to search for “nursery rhyme, authentic instrumental,” produces nothing good or useful from Google or Amazon.

The instrumental/karaoke sing-alongs available online are just awful.  The digitally produced music with fake sounding drum beats and goofy add-ins or sprays of digital sounding fake angel tones make me want to get sick.  There are some wonderful examples of folks singing and performing selected nursery rhymes for the listener, but none that are instrumental so a child, parent or caregiver can sing-along solo.

One of the children’s performers who gets it right is Raffi.  Raffi never sings down to the children.  He uses real instruments for accompaniment and his arrangements are always beautifully and authentically created.

This is the sort of thing needed for nursery rhymes.  The world needs a database of sing-along accompaniments (maybe even in various keys) played on real instruments and using beautiful and authentic arrangements for each nursery rhyme.

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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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ILLUSTRATED SONGBOOKS AND COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
This list is populated by books that compile printed music and illustrations for children’s songs

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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FIRESIDE SONGBOOKS
Fireside Song Compilations: Singable Picture Books with Wonderful Vintage Illustrations
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/fireside-song-compilations-singable-picture-books-with-wonderful-vintage-illustrations/

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

This post is under construction.

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

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

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Sung by Phil Ochs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3FzveBu_34

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

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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

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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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Neil Sedaka sings his song for GrandParents.com:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaTB2Q3v6Zc

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The original song:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbad22CKlB4

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A video of Neil Sedaka talking about the project (though I”m sorry he does not play the song),
http://www.today.com/video/today/39149781#39149781

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Imagine Publishing publisher’s webpage for the book:
http://www.imaginebks.com/children/waking_up_is_hard_to_do.html

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A terrific sing-along track, here, works perfectly with the book:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016XFP3C/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk8

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

I met with some girlfriends last night and one of them asked if I knew about Gustafer Yellogold.  Besides having one of the most wonderful sounding names ever, this name was new to me.

Googling this delightful fellow with the marvelous name reveals an amazing treasure trove of Illustrated Video Songs with Lyrics, online Illustrated Songs.  And terrific songs they are, too!

Morgan Taylor of Gustafer Yellowgold, performs, makes art and videos, and conducts art enrichment seminars.  His site offers great stuff like vlog posts about his programs, links to buy and download printed music and videos.

Here’s an example of one of his illustrated story song videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD07lqSCLR4

Find out more:

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Gustafer Yellowgold’s Webpage:
http://gustaferyellowgold.com/

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Gustafer Yellowgold’s YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/gustaferyellowgold

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PINTEREST
NOT NECESSARILY SINGABLE, BUT MUSIC RELATED ON SING BOOKS WITH EMILY’S PINTEREST
Music Inspired and Music Education Picture Books
Because of the ease of “Pinning” my PINTEREST list for Not Necessarily Singable but Music Inspired and Music Education Picture Books has overtime become more comprehensive than the list on my blog (please not, however that, though some have appeared in my blog, most are books I’ve discovered online)
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/music-inspired-and-music-education-picture-books/


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