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SOUP OF THE EVENING BEAUTIFUL SOUP is sung by Mock Turtle in last 5th or so of ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

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beautiful soup can
BEAUTIFUL SOUP
Words by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Adaptation of the Poem “Star Of The Evening,” by James M. Sayle
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustration Adaptation of Andy Warhol’s Green Pea Soup Can from Campbell’s Soup I (1969)

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BEAUTIFUL SOUP
Words by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

Adaptation of the Poem “Star Of The Evening,” by James M. Sayle

Beautiful Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Beau – ootiful Soo – oop!
Beau – ootiful Soo – oop!
Soo – oop of the e – e – evening,
Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,
Game, or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
Beau – ootiful Soo – oop!
Beau – ootiful Soo – oop!
Soo – oop of the e – e – evening,
Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

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Mock Turtle singing BEAUTIFUL SOUP as illustrated by John Tenniel (1866)
Mockturtle_tenniel - Copy

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Charles Folkard’s 1920’s illustration for BEAUTIFUL SOUP
beautiful soup folkard 1

 

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Charles Folkard’s 1920’s line drawing illustration for BEAUTIFUL SOUP
BEAUTIFUL SOUP CARROLL HARPER MUSIC - Copy

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Mock Turtle wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mock_Turtle 

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Mama Lisa has a page of Alice in Wonderland songs with a midi for a musical setting of BEAUTIFUL SOUP
http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/songs-from-alice-in-wonderland/

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Gene Wilder as Mock Turtle sings BEAUTIFUL SOUP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDG73IAO5M8

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Printed music and illustration for BEAUTIFUL SOUP are featured in:

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Songs from Alice (Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)
Poems by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
(This book, ISBN 0-7136-1959-7, includes Carroll’s poem texts and Folkard’s Illustrations)

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Songs from Alice (Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)
Poems by Lewis Carroll
Music by Don Harper
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
(This book, ISBN 0-8234-0358-0, includes Carroll’s poem texts, printed music composed by Don Harper and Folkard’s Illustrations)

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Related posts:

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TWINKLE LITTLE STAR: The Song, The List
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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Many Songs, One Famous Twinkly Tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

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SINGABLE, ILLUSTRATED POEMS IN THE 2 ALICE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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I’M LATE, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK FOR THE WHITE RABBIT
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/im-late-a-singable-picture-book-for-the-white-rabbit/

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

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE, A SINGABLE POEM (BY LEWIS CARROLL, FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/how-doth-the-little-crocodile-a-singable-poem-from-wonderland/

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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, A SINGABLE POEM (BY LEWIS CARROLL, FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/twinkle-twinkle-little-bat-a-singable-poem-with-pictures-and-a-play-on-a-classic/

I was visiting Timber Lane Elementary School on 2/24/2015 when first grade teacher Ms. Slovensky used her best handwriting and wrote out this cute song to the tune of I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.  

It was lots of fun to sing it with the whole group and the musicologist in me wanted to document the fun.

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Counting to 100 (Teddy Groeb)
Counting to 100 (a 100 Days of School Song)
Words by Teddy Groeb
Sing to the Tune of  I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

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Counting to 100 (a 100 Days of School Song)
Words by Teddy Groeb
Sing to the Tune of  I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

We’ve been counting to 100
Every day this year
We’ve been counting to 100
And now that day is here!
Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
Is so much fun to do.
For in our classroom we are learning
About 100 in every way.
100 words to read
100 things to count
100 things to do in school all day.
100 things to make
100 words to spell
How we love 100s day!

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Related Posts

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Sing Books with Emily Singable Book Shelf A-E
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/bookshelf-2-a-m/

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I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/ive-been-working-on-the-railroad-a-singable-picture-book/

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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Related Posts

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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/

I hope there will be more of these.

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goodnight my angel billy joel yvonne gilbert
Goodnight, My Angel (a Lullabye)
Words and Music by Billy Joel
Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert

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New York State of Mind

Words and Music by Billy Joel
Illustrated by IZAK

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Billy Joel wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Joel

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Billy Joel’s website:
http://www.billyjoel.com/

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Billy Joel YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/billyjoel

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Related Posts

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BILLY JOEL
The Illustrated Songs of Billy Joel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/illustrated-songs-of-billy-joel/

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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE CABARET
The song list for Emily’s Singable Picture Book Cabaret:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-books-with-emily-the-cabaret/

I’ve run across illustrations for Shakers Songs and decided to collect them in a list.  The songs are so filled with love and there is much to be gained from knowing them.

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Shaker Boy
Traditional Hymns, Words and Music
Text by Mary Lyn Ray
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter

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shaker songs
Shaker Songs (a celebration of peace, harmony, and simplicity)
Compiled and Edited by Christian Goodwillie (with contributions from Joel Cohen)
Illustrations from Various Artists
Accompanied by CD with Performances by the Boston Camerata

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Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE
Simple Gifts Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Guitar Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE

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Simple Gifts (the shaker song)
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Bracket
Illustrated with Photographs by Solomon M. Skolnick

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Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
(You might also enjoy a post about “Simple Gifts at the White House“:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/simple-gifts-at-the-white-house/
And other Related Posts as well.)
This song seems simple, but it is rich with profound ideas.  And you can sing it fast and you can sing it slow.  You can sing it in a round and you can sing it solo.  You can sing it a-capella or you with another fella…this song is simply a wonderful thing…

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDARSIMPLE GIFTS
SBWE Advent Calendar simple gifts
Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Simple Gifts,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar simple gifts

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Reading in the NY Times Sunday Art section May 2014, I found an article about the Wooster Group’s theatrical setting of the 1977 album EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS:

early shaker spirituals
Early Shaker Spirituals
United Society of Shakers

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Hear a clip of “‘Tis the Gift to be Simple” from this album:

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NY Times Sunday, 5/25/2014 article about the project:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/theater/the-wooster-group-presents-early-shaker-spirituals.html?&_r=0

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Related Posts

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Simple Gifts, a Singable Picture Book:

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/simple-gifts-a-singable-picture-book/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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SIMPLE GIFTS, Continuing to Captivate and part of Wooster Group’s Staging of Shaker Spirituals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/simple-gifts-continuing-to-captivate-and-part-of-wooster-groups-staging-of-shaker-spirituals/

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A Simple Gifts Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/a-simple-gifts-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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ILLUSTRATED SHAKER SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/illustrated-shakers-songs/


Shaker Boy
Traditional Hymns, Words and Music
Text by Mary Lyn Ray
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter

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Shaker Boy contains words and musical melodies for the following Shaker songs:

  • I HAVE A LITTLE NOGGIN
  • THE HEAVENS ARE WITH US
  • A LITTLE VOICE IS HEARD TO SAY
  • LOVE IS LITTLE
  • LOW, LOW
  • O THIS PRETTY LITTLE TRUMPET
  • MORE LOVE

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Writing this on 2/8/2015, it is surprisingly difficult to find recordings of these songs.  I’ll keep looking, but if any readers happen to know locations for the tunes, I’d be delighted for the info.

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Publisher’s Weekly review of SHAKER BOY
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-15-276921-5

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Related Posts

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ILLUSTRATED SHAKER SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/illustrated-shakers-songs/

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SIMPLE GIFTS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/simple-gifts-a-singable-picture-book/

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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/

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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Related Posts

 

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

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

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


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