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MAGIC MUSHROOM DAY
June 4, 2017

https://charbeingchar.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/magic-mushroom-day/

What a delightful gift!  Homemade and delicious.  Thank you, Char!

For whatever reason, playing this little song in A (the key of the chords I originally produced for it) was a bit challenging for me with my guitar.  I experimented a little and found that just one step lower, this song is quite easy to play on the guitar in the key of G.  Same song, easier key for the guitar, easier to sing: EVERYBODY WINS!

I also discovered that Cantata Learning has produced of version of this song, adapted to teach kids a little something about the sun.

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you are my sunshine eleg sbwe (key of G)
You Are My Sunshine for SBWE (key of G)
Words and Music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
you are my sunshine eleg sbwe (key of G)

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you are my sunshine eleg sbwe (no chords)
You Are My Sunshine for SBWE (no chords)
Words and Music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
you are my sunshine eleg sbwe (no chords)

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you are my sunshine cantata
You Are My Sunshine
Retold by Blake Hoena
Illustrated by Kim Barnes
Published by Cantata Learning

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SUNSHINE SONGS
Songs celebrating the joy of sunshine
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/sunshine-in-illustrated-song/

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CANTATA LEARNING ILLUSTRATED SONGS
This collection is compiled on a board in the Sing Books with Emily Pinterest account
https://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/cantata-learning-illustrated-songs/

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Flora (Arcimboldo, 1589)

This post is an addendum to the post
THE FLOWER CAROL, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/the-flower-carol-tempus-adest-floridum-a-singable-picture-book/

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SHORTER VERSION FOR USE IN SCHOOLS

We live in times of heated religious feeling and debate.  I am a deeply spiritual person. I grew up going to a Methodist church in Indianapolis, IN.  After moving to New York City, I attended Mable Collegiate Church which I absolutely adored.  I do, however, respect the religious beliefs of all other major religions.  So long as the religion leads to LOVE and GOODNESS, so long as it is respectful and loving of others with different worship practices, and so long as it does not impose upon or damage others, I’m all for it.

I also deeply believe in the separation of church and state.

I love the Flower Carol.  I think it can be enjoyed separately from a religious context.  It’s about the renewal of Springtime, the beauty of the earth, and appreciating the glory of nature.  To this end, I’ve created a book and song sheets (with and without guitar chords) for singing a shorter version.

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flower carol ELEG SBWE w chords - School
FLOWER CAROL (“Tempus adest floridum”) for SBWE, shorter w chords
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
Page Assembled by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
flower carol ELEG SBWE w chords – School

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flower carol ELEG SBWE no chords - School
FLOWER CAROL (“Tempus adest floridum”) for SBWE, shorter no chords
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
Page Assembled by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
flower carol ELEG SBWE no chords – School

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I love this page about Flower Carol on the Amidon Music website.  They’ve also embedded a sound player of a SATB choir singing Flower Carol a-capella.  It’s beautiful.
https://www.amidonmusic.com/online-choral-store/176-flower-carol

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MORNING HAS BROKEN AND FLOWER CAROL
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/morning-has-broken-and-flower-carol/

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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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GOOD KING WENCESLAS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/good-king-wenceslas-a-singable-book-a-winter-song-and-a-mini-play-with-a-message-inluding-lyrics-song-history-and-sing-along-tracks/

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SING ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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ON MARKET STREET, A SINGABLE ABC PICTURE BOOK (WITH A WINK TO ARCIMBOLDO)

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/on-market-street-a-singable-abc-picture-book-with-a-wink-to-arcimboldo/

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EASTER

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Easter
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/singable-picture-books-for-easter/

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Flower Carol, Arcimboldo, and Amazing Photographed Modern Reproductions by Klaus Enrique
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/flower-carol-arcimboldo-and-amazing-photographed-modern-reproductions-by-klaus-enrique/

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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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EASTER

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Easter
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/singable-picture-books-for-easter/

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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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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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MORNING HAS BROKEN AND FLOWER CAROL
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/morning-has-broken-and-flower-carol/

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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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Song Sheets (with and without guitar chords) for The Flower Carol
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/song-sheets-with-and-without-guitar-chords-for-the-flower-carol/

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Shorter Version of FLOWER CAROLE (song sheets with and without guitar chords) for singing the song in schools

I developed guitar chords and song sheets to correspond to the HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS illustrations by both Ashley Bryan and Kadir Nelson.

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SONG SHEETS THAT CORRESPOND TO ASHLEY BRYAN’S ILLUSTRATION

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WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS, in:
let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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This song sheet corresponds to the illustration by Ashley Bryan
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Bryan
Whole World (for SBWE w chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Bryan

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This song sheet corresponds to the illustration by Ashley Bryan
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Bryan
Whole World (for SBWE no chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Bryan

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SONG SHEETS THAT CORRESPOND TO KADIR NELSON’S ILLUSTRATION

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
This book features historical information about the song.

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This song sheet corresponds to the illustration by Kadir Nelson
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Nelson
Whole World (for SBWE w chords, Nelson)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Nelson

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This song sheet corresponds to the illustration by Kadir Nelson
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Nelson

Whole World (for SBWE no chords, Nelson)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Nelson

This post is an addendum to the post
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/this-little-light-of-mine-an-illustrated-song/

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT is featured in:
let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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This song sheet with guitar chords was created to correspond to the lyrics as illustrated by Ashley Bryan
this little light for SBWE (w chords)
This Little Light of Mine (for SBWE no chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
this little light for SBWE (w chords)

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This song sheet with guitar chords was created to correspond to the lyrics as illustrated by Ashley Bryan
this little light for SBWE (no chords)
This Little Light of Mine (for SBWE no chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
this little light for SBWE (no chords)

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE is inspired by the verses in the Bible, Matthew 5:14-16.  I made a poster to share the song’s inspiration.

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Matthew 5, 14-16 You are the light of the world
Matthew 5:14-16 for This Little Light of Mine
To view or print this page, click here:
Matthew 5, 14-16 You are the light of the world

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Related Posts

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/this-little-light-of-mine-an-illustrated-song/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS (from Emily’s Repertoire)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/songs-from-emilys-repertoire-for-a-church-or-sunday-school-includes-nonsecular-holiday-songs/

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ASHLEY BRYAN
The Singable Picture Books of Ashley Bryan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-singable-picture-books-of-ashley-bryan/

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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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TOLERANCE 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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WHOLE WORLD IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/whole-world-in-singable-picture-books/

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RAFFI
The Singable Picture Books of Raffi
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/the-singable-picture-books-of-raffi/

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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK SERIES

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

When the Saints Go Marching In is marvelously illustrated by Ashley Bryan in his book of Three Favorite Spirituals, Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals).

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let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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WHEN THE SAINTS for SBWE (w chords) Bryan
When the Saints (for SBWE, w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHEN THE SAINTS for SBWE (w chords) Bryan
(The words and chords in this sheet are made to correspond to the illustration of the song by Ashley Bryan)

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WHEN THE SAINTS for SBWE (no chords) Bryan
When the Saints (for SBWE, no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHEN THE SAINTS for SBWE (no chords) Bryan
(The words and chords in this sheet are made to correspond to the illustration of the song by Ashley Bryan)

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When the Saints Go Marching wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_the_Saints_Go_Marching_In

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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ASHLEY BRYAN
The Singable Picture Books of Ashley Bryan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-singable-picture-books-of-ashley-bryan/

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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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TOLERANCE 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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WHOLE WORLD IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/whole-world-in-singable-picture-books/

This post is an addendum to the post
CUMBAYAH, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/cumbaya-an-illustrated-song/

cumbayah-floyd-cooper
Cumbayah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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This song can be easy to play on the guitar, so it is nice to accompany yourself and others while singing.  Doing this allows you to alter your playing to match the meaning of each verse, chose which verses to sing or not, or even make up your own, rather than sticking to the set instrumental.

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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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Cumbaya for SBWE (no chords)
Cumbayah (for SBWE no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this page, click here:
Cumbaya for SBWE (no chords)

 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS AND SPIRITUALS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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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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