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goodbye summer by eleg 4 sbwe
Goodbye, Summer Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Art by Eloise Gleichenhaus
To view or print this sheet, click here:
goodbye summer by eleg 4 sbwe

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SBWE SBS Goodbye Summer
Goodbye, Summer w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Goodbye Summer

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SUMMER CELEBRATION
Songs for Summer, a List of Summery Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/songs-for-summer-and-goodbye-summer/

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

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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PROJECT PUT: PICK UP TRASH (and put it where it belongs in the recycle or designated trash receptacle)
http://projectput.wordpress.com/

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SING WITH ME SONGBOOK FOR SINGBOOKS WITH EMILY (ON PINTEREST)
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/sing-with-me-songbook-sing-books-with-emily/

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Goodbye, Terri, I Had Fun with You
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/goodbye-terri-i-had-fun-with-you/

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Tribute to a Singing Angel: My Friend Terri Allen
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/tribute-to-a-singing-angel-my-friend-terri-allen/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES HOST PAGE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Many Songs, One Twinkly Tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-for-the-very-young-many-songs-one-twinkly-tune/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Lullabies
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-lullabies/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Poetry
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-poetry/

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SBWE Songbook Series: Little Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-little-songs/

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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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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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Hector Protector and As I Went over the Water
(Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

This post is about the book as a whole, not the individual rhymes.  For information and printable music for the rhymes, click on their titles below:

HECTOR PROTECTOR, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

AS I WENT OVER THE WATER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

I could not find a musical setting for AS I WENT OVER THE WATER (such a guilty pleasure it was to read the rhyme) that I wrote a little tune and chords for it on the spot.  Hector Protector had a tune somewhere and I devised some simple chords to go with it.

At first, I mis-read the title.  I thought the nursery rhymes and the pictures were both by Maurice Sendak.  It out Mr. Sendak made pictures for two wonderfully subversive old rhymes, dating at least as far back as the 19th century.  You can find them both featured in Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (New Edition, Second Edition, 1997).

What you can find nowhere else are the incredible illustrations by Maurice Sendak.

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Hector Protector and As I Went over the Water
(Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
A post for: HECTOR PROTECTOR
A post for: AS I WENT OVER THE WATER

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Notes and Research

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Find wonderful images from Sendak’s illustration of both of these rhymes on VINTAGE KIDS BOOKS MY KID LOVES

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The book’s webpage on HarperCollinsPublisher’s webpage:
https://www.harpercollins.com/9780060286422/hector-protector-and-as-i-went-over-the-water

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An informative and insightful review on FantasticFiction:
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/s/maurice-sendak/hector-protector-and-as-i-went-over-water.htm

 

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HECTOR PROTECTOR, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/10/hector-protector-an-illustrated-and-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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AS I WENT OVER THE WATER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/as-i-went-over-the-water-an-illustrated-and-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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MAURICE SENDAK
The Illustrated Songs of Maurice Sendak
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/the-illustrated-songs-of-maurice-sendak/

I’ve been singing TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS for a few years with the book illustrated by Christopher Canyon. Not to equivocate too much when I express my love for all the songs in my repertoire, but COUNTRY ROADS is far and away the favorite and most requested.  I have had the pleasure of sharing this song with vastly diverse groups of people and in all age groups from cabaret venues and libraries, to every elementary school grade.  This song is a favorite and most requested across all divides.  There is just an extra special something about it.  Maybe it’s that everybody wants to go home.

The Country Music Awards has created a mashup of TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS with a couple other songs, most notably (to me, at least) Dolly Parton’s great song I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.  It’s terrific:

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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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Country Roads at Maggie’s Cabaret HEARTS AND DARTS Concert, 2/6/2015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/country-roads-at-maggies-cabaret-on-262015/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/take-me-home-country-roads-a-singable-picture-book/

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Driving My Daughter to Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Near the Shenandoah River
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/driving-my-daughter-to-camp-in-the-blue-ridge-mountains-near-the-shenandoah-river/

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PLACES EMILY LOVES

Singable Picture Books related to some of my favorite places on earth!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/places-i-love-a-collection-of-links-to-spb-posts-featuring-some-of-my-favorite-places-on-earth/

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HEARTS AND DARTS at Maggie’s Cabaret, Friday, February 6, 1015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/hearts-and-darts-at-maggies-cabaret-friday-february-6-1015/

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Country Roads at Maggie’s Cabaret on 2/6/2015
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/country-roads-at-maggies-cabaret-on-262015/

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A Dedication to My Dad
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/a-dedication-to-my-dad/

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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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DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/coat-of-many-colors-an-illustrated-song/

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

 

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Growltiger’s Last Stand (and Other Poems)
Poem by T. S. Elliot
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Illustrated by Errol Le Cain

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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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Really 9/21/2016, I was wrong yesterday
Up with the sun, glints of rosy orange and lavender
Made my escape
A house black as coal inside a nest of trees
A cat backlit in yellow sits silhouetted in its window
She lithely undulates her tail to say she sees me but I am dismissed as a nonentity
A bird whistles like the rockets red glare
A dad opens car door for his toddler who coos when she sees him
I like to walk new routes, but make my way to this favorite spot
Someone left their garbage behind
I don’t like that at all
I’ll put it where they should have and then head home

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Impressions While Walking:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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9/21/2016
Rain last night dampened asphalt cracks making them black against the otherwise now dry dark gray pavement
Figures reveal themselves
A Native American woman, tall and thin w smooth hair like a Modigliani portrait, she is wrapped in a patchwork blanket
A boxy Teddy, seated, holding a ball
A stick figure antelope like a cave painting
A broken heart
A large breasted woman carrying a bulbous bundle on her back
The United States of Craqueleur
An angry dog swimming w his mouth open and wearing flippers
A rickety bench
A Polar Bear, but his head is too small
An amoeba with flagellum
An enormous, thick knuckled, severed finger pointing in the opposite direction
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Impressions While Walking:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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