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Red Red Robin Lori Lee Stultz Cover
Red, Red Robin
Words and Music by Harry Woods
Illustrated by Lori Lee Stultz

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Writing 5/22/2016, A dream came true today!

The story starts about 12 years ago when I took a cabaret class at a church in NW Washington, DC to work on some songs.  One of the other singers sang, RED RED ROBIN. I’d heard the song, but not thought much about until then.  That robin song has been hopping through my mind ever since.  When I started Singing Books and making music to sing illustrated songs discovered at the library and at used, retail and online bookstores, I also began to wish for illustrations of song that I couldn’t find.  RED RED ROBIN was at the top of the list.

Now, whenever a poor unfortunate artist crosses my path, I can’t help myself but regale that person with the wonders of illustrated song and what a great project that would make for them. Writing that, it is obvious why I’ve not had a lot of success in this endeavor.  Artists need to be inspired on their own.  Inspiration cannot be forced! This is especially true since I’m not a publisher with money as inspiration to offer, it is just me begging for pictures to sing with.

One day a few years ago, I visited my friend Lori Lee’s house to discover that she is an artist.  Beside myself, I began spewing forth about songs (including RED RED ROBIN) that were just begging for pictures.  Somehow, by magic, she was interested in the idea!

What is REALLY REALLY MAGIC is the result!

Her work on the pictures of these these birds in their collage landscapes exceeds my grandest hopes.  I didn’t have any expectations, honestly, but these pictures are just so, so wonderful.  Look at those colors and the birds’ adorable exuberance!

To write here that I’m excited about this project, just simply doesn’t cover it.  I’ve got this amazing vehicle to share this wonderful old song with children in libraries and classrooms.  It is magic and pure joy!

THANK YOU LORI LEE for sharing your artistic talents and giving the world a new book to sing!!
I hope you illustrate lots more songs.  You’ve really go something here!

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Lori Lee’s Story for the Book:

Lori Lee told me that she used pastels, inks, and collage, then smeared the whole thing with Mod Podge, a decoupage medium, to create the marvelous pictures for this song.

She also tells some of her story on the book’s dedication:

Red Robin dedication page for book

Click the picture to enlarge.

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A good sing-along track:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GZYFAG?ie=UTF8&keywords=melinda%20caroll%2C%20red%20robin&qid=1463927098&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

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I love Carmen McRae’s rerndition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_HThbCF7_Q

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I love Steve Goodman’s rendition, too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q-vBRJRO40

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I’ve got a feeling that Melinda Caroll was inspired by Rosie Flores’ rockabilly rendition which is joyful and fun:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYVRl-1nG_U

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Some interesting info on the song’s origins, here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_the_Red,_Red_Robin_(Comes_Bob,_Bob,_Bobbin%27_Along)

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RED RED ROBIN
Words and Music by Harry Woods

I heard a robin this mornin’
I’m feelin’ happy today
Gonna pack my cares in a whistle
And blow them all away

What if I been unlucky
Really, I ain’t got a thing
There’s a time I always feel happy
As happy as a king

When the red red robin
Comes bob bob bobbin’
Along, along
There’ll be no more sobbin’
When he starts throbbin’
His old sweet song

Wake up, wake up you sleepy head
Get up, get out o’ bed
Cheer up, cheer up the sun is red
Live, love, laugh and be happy

What if I’ve been blue
Now I’m walking through
Fields of flowers
Rain may glisten
But still I listen
For hours and hours

I’m just a kid again,
Doin’ what I did again
Singin’ a song
When the red red robin
Comes bob bob bobbin’along

When the red red robin
Comes bob bob bobbin’
Along, along
There’ll be no more sobbin’
When he starts throbbin’
His old sweet song

Wake up, wake up you sleepy head
Get up, get out o’ bed
Cheer up, cheer up the sun is red
Live, love, laugh and be happy

What if I’ve been blue
Now I’m walking through
Fields of flowers
Rain may glisten
But still I listen
For hours and hours

I’m just a kid again,
Doin’ what I did again
Singin’ a song
When the red red robin
Comes bob bob bobbin’
Red red robin comes bob bob bobbin’
When the red red robin
Comes bob bob bobbin’ along.

 

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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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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

This song  is called ONE WIDE RIVER and also goes by ONE MORE RIVER and it has been given at least 4 excellent illustrations, with beautiful and creative interpretations.  The words vary, as with all old folk songs and spirituals.

I have chosen to sing the song with the ONE WIDE RIVER classic 1966 woodcut illustrations by Ed Emberley and lyrics adapted by Barbara Emberley.  I did, however, decide to sing the words “One more river,” instead of “One wide river,” since the latter is much more difficult to say quickly than the former.

Any of these illustrations would be wonderful choices to share with a group of kids (or just sitting together with your favorite child at home).

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One Wide River to Cross
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

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This link from American Modern Books has images of many two page spreads from the Emberley’s ONE WIDE RIVER TO CROSS:
http://www.ammobooks.com/products/onewiderivertocross

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Book Trailer for Emberley illustration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASF_FTvX2Y

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ONE WIDE RIVER
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by Barbara Emberley

Old Noah built himself an ark
One wide river to cross
He built it out of hickory bark
One wide river to cross
The animals came in one by one
One wide river to cross
And Japheth played the big brass drum
One wide river to cross

One wide river
And that’s the river of Jordan
One wide river
There’s one wide river to cross

The animals came in two by two
One wide river to cross
The alligator lost his shoe
One wide river to cross
The animals came in three by three
One wide river to cross
The ostrich and the chickadee
One wide river to cross

One wide river
And that’s the river of Jordan
One wide river
There’s one wide river to cross

The animals came in four by four
One wide river to cross
The hippopotamus blocked the door
One wide river to cross
The animals came in five by five
One wide river to cross
The yak in slippers did arrive
One wide river to cross

One wide river
And that’s the river of Jordan
One wide river
There’s one wide river to cross

The animals came in six by six
One wide river to cross
The elephants were doing tricks
One wide river to cross
The animals came in seven by seven
One wide river to cross
A drop of rain dropped out of heaven
One wide river to cross

One wide river
And that’s the river of Jordan
One wide river
There’s one wide river to cross

The animals came in eight by eight
One wide river to cross
Some came in by roller skate
One wide river to cross
The animals came in nine by nine
One wide river to cross
The cats and kittens kept in line
One wide river to cross

The animals came ten by ten
One wide river to cross
Let’s go back and start again
One wide river to cross

One wide river
And that’s the river of Jordan
One wide river
There’s one wide river to cross

One wide river
And that’s the river of Jordan
One wide river
There’s one wide river to cross

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As with many folk songs, the melody for this song varies from place to place.  
Posted here are a couple to explore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2u-uwx1U8E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3eUKGkJUuU

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My favorite recording for melody line is by Bill Staines.  ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS is track 9 on Bill Staines’ eponymous album ONE MORE RIVER
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S5EBH0?ie=UTF8&qid=&ref_=tmm_msc_swatch_0&sr=

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Bill Staines’ website offers a version of the lyrics of this traditional old song:
http://www.acousticmusic.com/staines/onemorer.htm

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Other Illustrations of this song:

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One More River
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Karen L. Blumen
Illustrated by John J. Blumen

This illustration of ONE MORE RIVER (Illustrated by John J. Blumen, with words adapted by Karen L. Blumen) is created with a lot of fun and humor.  You’ll see animals with lots of luggage, bees with umbrellas, and a two kangaroos carrying pharaoh crocodile board the ark on a litter. I love that Noah is a person of color in this book.  People of color or vastly under-represented in picture books.

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One More River (A Noah’s Ark Counting Song)
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by Joan Paley
Illustrated by Joan Paley

This ONE MORE RIVER is illustrated and adapted by Joan Paley with collage art. The art with deep color and clean lines and big shapes focuses on the animals climbing aboard.

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One More River
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Diz Wallis
Illustrated by Diz Wallis

Diz Wallis has painted beautiful detailed pictures for this song and she includes a marvelous variety of wildlife. You’ll see gorgeous peacocks, lions, tigers, beetles and butterflies all in rich, naturalistic detail and color on the large pages.

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Gathering Notes to Explore:

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ONE MORE RIVER is included as a song in this lesson plan about African American Spirituals:
http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/548/The%20African%20American%20Spiritual.pdf

 

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Working to Understand the Lyrics

The lyrics about the animals marching onto the ark makes all the sense in the world.  But I’m having trouble understanding what the chorus means, about crossing the River of Jordan.

A friend of mine wrote, “the Jordan River is the river the Israelites crossed to get into the promised land. This part comes after the Noah part.”  My friend also guessed that the song might be a mash up of two different songs, one about Noah’s Ark and one about the Isreaelites crossing the River Jordan.

So then I surmised that the song is saying that humanity (Noah’s family) has to survive the flood then repopulate the earth (Noah’s 3 son’s Ham, Shem, and Japheth all had their wives with them on the ark).  Among those peoples the Israelites will arise (having been suppressed by other peoples who arose also) and in order for the Israelites to reach the promised land, they have to cross the Jordan River, both literally and figuratively.  If the Iseraelites wish to walk into the promised land of Israel, they’ve got to cross the Jordan River.  And figuratively, as another friend suggested, since River Jordan is often used as a symbol of death that believers must cross in order to reach the land of Milk and Honey in Heaven.

In other words, the Israelites have to survive the flood then cross the river of Jordan to finally reach the promised land.

A simpler understanding might be that the waters on which Noah’s Ark sailed were the result of massive flooding of the Jordan River.  So, while riding the waters, Noah is literally crossing the wide, wide flooded River of Jordan throughout the entire harrowing adventure.

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THAT’S THE RIVER OF THE RIVER OF JORDAN

The song’s lyric which mentions, “the river of Jordan” helps to qualify it as a geography song.  You can show a map of the Jordan River, talk about the countries and seas it flows through, where it begins, where it ends and those countries’ location on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea.

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The Jordan River in New World Encyclopedia online:
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jordan_River

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Some Notes on the River Jordan

 

The River Jordan begins at the boarder of Lebanon and Syria where two smaller rivers meet. It eventually empties into the Dead Sea.

The River Jordan has a major significance in Judaism and Christianity as the site where the Israelites crossed into the Promised Land and where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist.

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Related Posts

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EMBERLEYS

Singable Picture Books by the Emberleys (Ed, Barbara, Rebecca)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/singable-picture-books-by-the-emberleys/

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NOAH’S ARK

A List of Singable Picture Book Songs about Noah’s Journey with an Ark Full of Animals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/noahs-ark-in-singable-picture-books/

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

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GEOGRAPHY SONGS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/geography-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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Man Gave Names to All the Animals
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Jim Arnosky
Sterling, 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1402768583

Jim Arnosky’s illustration of MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS is illustrated with gorgeous, sweeping pictures, displayed in two page spreads.  The pictures don’t just show the animals Bob Dylan includes in the song, but a zoological romp through many environment and habitats showing a great collection of God’s creations which man eventually named.  The final page of the book includes the names of more than 170 animals that the reader can search for in the pictures.

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Man Gave Names to All the Animals
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Scott Menchin

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Bob Dylan’s Recording:

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Man Gave Names to All the Animals wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Gave_Names_to_All_the_Animals

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MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS, on Bob Dylan’s website (includes lyrics and link to sheet music),
http://www.bobdylan.com/us/songs/man-gave-names-all-animals

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Webpage for the book on BobDylan.com
https://www.bobdylan.com/us/books/man-gave-names-all-animals

 

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In the book of Genesis, Adam gives “names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals,” but leave it to Bob Dylan to find such a tuneful, humorous, and poetic way to tell us about it.

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BOB DYLAN
The Singable Picture Books of Bob Dylan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/the-singable-picture-books-of-bob-dylan/

 

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Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons
Illustrated by Various Artists
Music by Emily Gary and Tom Proutt

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Terrific interview with Amy Gary, who discovered the extraordinary unpublished stash of Margaret Wise Brown works, about MWB’s musical ambitions for her words:
http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2015/7/The-secret-songs-of-Goodnight-Moon-author-Margaret-Wise-Brown-10-things-you-didnt-know

My one big question is, where is all the music written by Margaret Wise Brown?  It is mentioned many times in the interview above, but why are none of her verses published which include her music?

GOODNIGHT SONGS: A CELEBRATION OF THE SEASONS is a gorgeous book.  The pictures from the various artists are lush and sweet, dolce and beautiful.  The songs on the CD are lovely, too.  The singing and musical instrumentation are very well done and the melodies are pretty.

I just hope to heaven they’ll make some stand alone books of the verses and match with them music written by Margaret Wise Brown herself.

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Related Posts

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THE ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF MARGARET WISE BROWN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/the-illustrated-songs-of-margaret-wise-brown/

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Goodnight Songs, a Singable Picture Book Compilation of Lullabies with Words by Margaret Wise Brown
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/goodnight-songs-a-singable-picture-book-compilation-of-lullabies-with-words-by-margaret-wise-brown/

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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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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

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

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

This post is an addendum to the post
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET, A SINGABLE MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYME
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/there-was-an-old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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It would seem like every song is my favorite song, and many of them are.  I do have a special love for THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET.  I wrote my own little variation of the tune and made up guitar chords for it.  Luckily, they are easy for me to play, so this is always on the menu of songs.  There really is something special about the Old Woman, though.  She is doing us a service by sweeping the sky clean each night so we can enjoy the moon and stars.  She is also generous and kind of spirit.

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by McLoughlin Bros.; New York, 1907

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Marvelous Illustrations of THE OLE WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET

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By Ellen Raskin
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By Blanche Fisher Wright
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I don’t know who made this picture
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Mother Goose, 1907. Published by McLoughlin Bros.; New York
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Hilarious There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket as depicted by The Charles Addams Mother Goose:
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By William Wallace Denslow
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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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JACKIE MORRIS
Singable and Music Inspired Picture Books of Author/Illustrator Jackie Morris
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/singable-and-music-inspired-picture-books-of-authorillustrator-jackie-morris/

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WEE SING

Wee Sing, Singable Picture Books on Many Themes and Fabulous Sources for Printed Music
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/wee-sing-singable-picture-books-on-many-themes-and-fabulous-sources-for-printed-music/

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HALLOWEEN

A list of spooky, fun, funny and evocative songs for our favorite October Holiday
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/halloween-singable-picture-books-ooooooooeeeeeeeee/

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There Was an Old Woman (Tossed Up in a Basket), an Illustrated Singable Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/there-was-an-old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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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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Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket, Great for Halloween and Slightly Tweaked by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-great-for-halloween-and-slightly-tweaked-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily, Service Providers, Vendors, Audio and Video to help you SING-ALONG!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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MOON
The moon in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/the-moon-in-singable-picture-books/

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More Pix (and a book for me to sing with) for THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BASKET

I frequently think about my creative work.  What am I really doing?  Is my work with Sing Books anything “new” or in any way original?  Does my Sing Books work matter?

Having these questions on my mind, I was fascinated to find:
NPR’s TED Radio Hour segment “What Is Original?”
http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/321797073/what-is-original

This TED Hour segment included samples from the following longer talks:

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EVERYTHING IS A REMIX, a TED Talk by Kirby Ferguson:
http://www.npr.org/2014/06/27/322910178/is-everything-a-remix

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Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?, a TED Talk by Mark Ronson
http://www.npr.org/2014/06/27/322721353/why-would-more-than-500-artists-sample-the-same-song

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Random notes and thoughts until I’m able to put my thoughts together with some clarity:

  • Everything is a remix:  Dylan’s songs, Guthrie’s songs
  • About 6m04s into the talk, Mark Ronson says, “…they heard something in that music that spoke to them that they instantly wanted to inject themselves into the narrative of that music.  They heard it and they wanted to be a part of it…”
  • About 6m10s into talk, Mark Ronson says, “In music, we take something we love and we build on it.”
  • This struck a chord with me.  This is what I want, to make myself part of the narrative of the music in Illustrated Songs, so that I become it’s voice.  I become part of that musical heritage when I sing it, share it, breathe my life into it, give it a voice, and pass it along.
  • SBWE, my intention, to:  Interpreting anew, bringing past to present, oral/music history, musicology, musical heritage, scop, gryo, passing it on, paying it forward…

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Relatd Posts

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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND Adapted from WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/this-land-is-your-land-adapted-from-when-the-worlds-on-fire/

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WOODY GUTHRIE
The Singable Picture Books of Woody Guthrie
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/the-singable-picture-books-of-woody-guthrie/

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BOB DYLAN
The Singable Picture Books of Bob Dylan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/the-singable-picture-books-of-bob-dylan/

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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/this-land-is-your-land-a-singable-picture-book-and-googles-singable-doodle-on-july-4-2012/

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Questioning Myself, “Am I Original” After Hearing TED Radio Hour “What Is Original?”
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/questioning-myself-am-i-original-after-hearing-ted-radio-hour-what-is-original/

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Island in the Sun
Words and Music by Harry Belefonte and Lord Burgess (IrvingBurgie)
Pictures by Alex Ayliffe

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Harry Belefonte, handsome and in beautiful voice, sings his song (though this video does not capture the whole song) live:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Gbk4i41_M

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Video of Harry Belefonte’s recording:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd-n0aT9RV0

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ISLAND IN THE SUN was the theme song of 1957 movie of the same name.
A bit of info about the song, in this wiki about the movie ISLAND IN THE SUN.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_in_the_Sun_%28film%29

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ISLAND IN THE SUN
Words and Music by Harry Belafonte and Irving Burgie

This is my island in the sun
Where my people have toiled since time begun
I may sail on many a sea
Her shores will always be home to me

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father’s hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters,
Your shining sand

As morning breaks
The heaven on high
I lift my heavy load to the sky
Sun comes down with a burning glow
Mingles my sweat with the earth below

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father’s hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters,
Your shining sand

I see woman on bended knee
Cutting cane for her family
I see man at the waterside
Casting nets at the surging tide

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father’s hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters,
Your shining sand

I hope the day will never come
That I can’t awake to the sound of drum
Never let me miss carnival
With calypso songs philosophical

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father’s hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters,
Your shining sand

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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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SUNSHINE SONGS
Songs celebrating the joy of sunshine

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Singable Picture Books Celebrating African American History Month with Songs, Poems and Illustrations by Prominent African American Artists as well as Musical Picture Books Celebrating Important African American Musical Artists
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

 


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