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My heart LEAPS with joy to see pictures made by kids to celebrate our time together.  Getting to share songs with kids every day is a grand reason for getting up in the morning and it’s a delight to know that they enjoy it, too.

View the whole Flicker.com album by clicking on the picture:

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You can see that when this card is closed, there is a little head at the top.  Sooooo cute!!

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You can’t beat a rainbow!

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This child blows you a kiss!  Mwa!!

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The child who made this picture also included the big purple suitcase I use for dragging the heavy illustrated song books!

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I love this one, too, with the guitar and the creative long poster.

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GALLERY OF KID ART FOR SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/praise-portraits-from-friends-of-sbwe/

 

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This post is an addendum to the post:
IMAGINE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/imagine-a-singable-picture-book/

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IMAGINE
Words and Music by John Lennon
Illustrated by Jean Jullien
With a foreword by Yoko Ono Lennon

It was fun to stumble across this new illustration of John Lennon’s song, IMAGINE.  There is a thoughtful foreword by Yoko Ono and a compelling afterword by Amnesty International. The pictures are adorable, graphical and perfectly tell a story that captures the meaning of the song.

It will be a delight to share the is song with kids in their classrooms.  I hope that it’ll make an impact on even just a few of the children, who will act upon what they hear in the song and spread peace and love wherever they go.

A song has the power to change the world for the better.

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I was assembling my little kit for and singing through this new illustration for IMAGINE, when I noticed that the rubber band that holds the instrumental CD in the back of the book was sending me a message. Yes, indeed, this is a good one.

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BEATLES: THE BEATLES IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
The Singable Picture Books of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/the-beatles-in-singable-picture-books/

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DRAW ME A SONG, SINGABLE POSTERS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/draw-me-a-song-singable-posters/

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BEATLES ILLUSTRATED LYRICS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK FOR GROWN-UPS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/the-beatles-illustrated-lyrics-edited-by-alan-aldridge-a-sinable-picture-books-for-grown-ups/

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BIRTHDAY (WORDS AND MUSIC BY JOHN LENNON AND PAUL McCARTNEY), A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/happy-birthday-wishes-in-singable-picture-books/

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YELLOW SUBMARINE, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/yellow-submarine-a-singable-picture-book/

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IMAGINE, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/imagine-a-singable-picture-book/

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IMAGINE, a new Illustration for Amnesty International
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/imagine-a-new-illustration-for-amnesty-international/

This post is an addendum to the post
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/take-me-out-to-the-ballgame-a-singable-picture-book-with-a-sing-along-by-mo-playing-fife/

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Addendum, 9/30/2017

Jim Burke’s illustration is much more academic than Amiko Hirao’s illustration.  I probably won’t use this one for singing to the children, but that doesn’t make this book any less wonderful. If you want to learn about the song, it’s important historical context in the history of America’s favorite pastime, and about some of the most important characters and storied fields in baseball history, then this is a book you need for your shelf.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Jim Burke

This book features printed music, extensive historical information about the song, and an introduction of Pete Hamill

 

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Exploring Jim Burke’s (2006) illustration of TAKE ME OUT THE THE BALL GAME
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/exploring-jim-burkes-2006-illustration-of-take-me-out-the-the-ball-game/

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Exploring Jim Burke’s (2006) illustration of TAKE ME OUT THE THE BALL GAME
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/exploring-jim-burkes-2006-illustration-of-take-me-out-the-the-ball-game/

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SONG PARODY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF ALAN KATZ AND DAVID CATROW
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame, a Singable Picture Book, Inducted Into National Recording Registry
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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF ILLUSTRATOR DAVID CATROW
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I just learned that the 2017/2018 school year theme at Tuckahoe Elementary School (in Arlington, VA) is:

KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS

In honor of helping children explore this theme, I’ve assembled the following songs.

This list will be updated as new material is discovered.

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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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All Things Bright and Beautiful
Words by Cecil F. Alexander (based on)
Tune, a 17th century English melody, “Royal Oak”
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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big bell little bell
The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham

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blowin in the wind
Blowin’ in the Wind
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Jon Muth

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C’mon and Swing in My Tree (The Sunflowers)
Words and Music by Michael Taylor Fontaine
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Coat of Many Colors
Words and Music by Dolly Parton
Illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes

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Cumbayah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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Cumbaya for SBWE (w chords)

Cumbayah (for SBWE w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this page, click here:
Cumbaya for SBWE (w chords)

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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:
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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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Don’t Laugh at Me
Words and Music by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin
Afterword by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Glin Dibley
This book features printed music and a sing-along CD.

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

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GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Portrait Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page:
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IMAGINE
Words and Music by John Lennon
Illustrated by Jean Jullien
With a foreword by Yoko Ono Lennon

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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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Good King Wenceslas
Traditional Tune (Tempus adest floridum)
Words by John M. Neale
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig
(This book has sheet music in the back and a page of historical information about the song)

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Goodness and Love
Words and Arrangement by Emily Gleichenhaus
Sing to the Tune of GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
To view or print this page, click here:
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Grateful (A Song of Giving Thanks)
Words and Music by John Bucchino
Illustrated by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen

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Hey, Little Ant
Sing to the Tune of “Five Little Ducks
Words by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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I Believe in Music, I Believe in Love ELEG SBWE
Poster by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this poster, click here:
I Believe SBWE 2017

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I Believe in Music (w chords for SBWE)
Music and Words by Mac Davis
Arrangement and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
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In Harmony & Other Songs of Peace
Music and Lyrics by Sue Sheriff
Illustrated by Arabella Eldredge

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It’s a Small World
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Illustrated by Joey Chou

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

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PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART (poster for SBWE)
To view or print this poster, click here:
Put a Little Love in Your Heart (poster) ELEG SBWE

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Put a Little Love in Your Heart (w chords for sbwe)
PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART (for SBWE)
Words and Music by Jackie DeShannon, Randy Myers, and Jimmy Holiday
Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Put a Little Love in Your Heart (w chords for sbwe)

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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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This Land is Your Land

Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
With a Tribute by Pete Seeger
Illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen
This book, rich in detail, features printed music and a tribute to Woody Guthrie written by Pete Seeger.

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What a Wonderful World
Words and Lyrics by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Illustrated By Tim Hopgood

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We Can Be Kind
Words and Music by David Friedman
Sung by the great Nancy Lamott

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TOLERANCE, KINDNESS AND COMPASSION
Singable Picture Books Celebrating Tolerance and Compassion (another list inspired by Nikki)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/singable-picture-books-celebrating-tolerance-and-compassion-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

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Singable Picture Book Lists for Special Occasions & Interests
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

Sheila Chandler is the Junior Activities Manager for the Army Navy Country Club.  She does such a wonderful job.  My children practically grew up at her summer sports camps and they frequently enjoyed the fantastic activities she plans from movies nights to cooking classes.

Another wonderful thing that Ms. Chandler runs is Rainbow City.  She has a terrific staff and it’s a fun place where kids can go to enjoy themselves, being safely looked after, while their parents enjoy the amenities of the club.

Ms. Sheila hosted a Moms and Muffins event  and invited families to come see what Rainbow City is all about and she invited me to provide a little edutainment for the visitors.  What joy!

Here are the songs we sang (listed in random order),

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I Can Sing a Rainbow
Words and Music by Arthur Hamilton
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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I Can Sing a Rainbow
Words and Music by Arthur Hamilton
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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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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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

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

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I Saw a Ship a-Sailing
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Janina Domanska

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I Saw a Ship a-Sailin (Long Version for SBWE)
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Tune, Arrangement, and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this songsheet, click here:
I Saw a Ship a-Sailing for SBWE song sheet ELEG 2

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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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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 Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted and Illustrated by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

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ITSY BITSY / EENSY WEENSY SPIDER (for SBWE, songsheet w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Raffi and Michael Creber
To view or print this page, click here:
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ITSY BITSY / EENSY WEENSY SPIDER (for SBWE, song sheet no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Raffi and Michael Creber
To view or print this page, click here:
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Mary Had a Little Lamb
Traditional Tune
Original Rhyme by Sarah Josepha Hale
Illustrated by Salley Mavor

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Mary Had a Little Lamb (for SBWE)
Traditional Tune
Words by Sarah Josepha Hale
Page and Arrangement Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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Mary Had a Little Lamb (for book)
Traditional Tune
Words by Sarah Josepha Hale
Page and Arrangement Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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row your boat cabrera
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Jane Cabrera
Illustrated by Jane Cabrera

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We even got a picture!  That’s Sheila and I in the middle with my son Mo and husband Charlie who came to help me pack up.

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September 2017

I was close to home, finishing up a nice walk the other morning. I passed a bus stop where a little girl had arrived. She appeared to be about 5, standing there with an older woman (maybe a grandparent or a nanny) and her little brother in a stroller. I looked over and smiled. She said, “You’re that lady who came to our room to sing.” I said, “Oh, Sweetie, I’m so glad I got to sing with you,” and asked her what class she was in. We’d sung “I believe in Music” in her class. The song had sparked a lot of thought among the children that morning (our first ever Sing Books together). One kid said, “I have night visitors who come to see me and they do NOT believe in music.” I said, “Maybe you can teach them some of the songs we sing together and then they will believe.” A little boy raised his hand. He said, “I have an imaginary friend and he believes in music.” You just never know what is going to stick with the kids. That song seemed to, for whatever reason. But, it was still a magical moment when, as I said goodbye to the little girl at the bus stop and had turned to walk the rest of the way home, she called after me and said, “Mrs. G! I believe in music!” Me, too. I really, really do.

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Info and Thinking about Illustrated Songs
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

This post is an addendum to the post
YANKEE DOODLE IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/little-house-songs-yankee-doodle/

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Yankee Doodle (Steven Kellogg’s)

Traditional Tune
Words by Edward Bangs
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Steven Kellogg’s illustration Yankee Doodle lyrics is wonderful. His pictures are historically detailed, bright, and colorful.  And, as one would expect from Steven Kellogg, the pictures are chock full of mischief and good humor.

This book opens with a brief, but terrific, mini-history of Yankee Doodle as it emerged as a quintessential American Song from the American Revolution. At there end there is a brief bio for Edward Bang who likely, in the 1770s, penned and adapted the lyrics we used today.

I absolutely love how the song embodies America’s creativity, grit, and resilience in taking a weakness and turning it into a strength.

To sing this book and accompany myself on the guitar, I created a song sheet with guitar chords.  For anyone who’d like to have a copy of this full set of lyrics (or to have the lyrics on hand to sing along, maybe if they can’t see the book), I made a sheet that is unburdened with the chords.

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Yankee Doodle (w chords) Kellogg
Yankee Doodle for SBWE (Kellogg, w chords)
Traditional Tune
Words by Edward Bangs
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Guitar chords arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Yankee Doodle (w chords) Kellogg

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Yankee Doodle for SBWE (Kellogg, no chords)
Traditional Tune
Words by Edward Bangs
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Guitar chords arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Yankee Doodle (NO chords) Kellogg

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A Song Sheet (with and without guitar chords) for Steven Kellogg’s illustration of Yankee Doodle

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Song Sheets (with and without guitar chords) Singing and Playing YANKEE DOODLE as Illustrated (in 1965) by Ed Emberley
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/new-materials-for-singing-and-playing-yankee-doodle-as-illustrated-in-1965-by-ed-emberley/

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Yankee Doodle for SBWE Sing Along Page
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/yankee-doodle-for-sbwe-sing-along-page/

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YANKEE DOODLE IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/little-house-songs-yankee-doodle/

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“Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along,” A Singable Book, Letter E (tune of Yankee Doodle)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-e/
This post features a version of “Yankee Doodle” that appears in “Little House in the Big Woods”

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LITTLE HOUSE SONGS: LAURA INGALLS WILDER – SONGS OF THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS
Songs of the “Little House” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/songs-of-the-little-house-books-by-laura-ingalls-wilder/

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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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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
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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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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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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Happy Independence Day from Sing Books with Emily, and an addition to the Yankee Doodle Repertoire
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/happy-independence-day-from-sing-books-with-emily-and-an-addition-to-the-yankee-doodle-repertoire/

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Text Poster for Yankee Doodle 1776 Verse
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/text-poster-for-yankee-doodle-1776-verse/

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YANKEE DOODLE FOR SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/yankee-doodle-for-sbwe-sing-along-page/

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LUCY LOCKET, A SINGABLE MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYME (same tune as YANKEE DOODLE)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/lucy-locket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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

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FUN SONGS SERIES on SBWE
A series of illustrated history lessons set to familiar tunes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/fun-songs-illustrated-american-history-songs-set-to-familiar-tunes/

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KEEP ON SEWING BETSY ROSS, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/keep-on-sewing-besty-ross-a-fun-song-about-the-first-american-flag/

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YANKEE DOODLE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/little-house-songs-yankee-doodle/

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STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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