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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
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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

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JACKIE MORRIS
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WEE SING

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HALLOWEEN

A list of spooky, fun, funny and evocative songs for our favorite October Holiday
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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!
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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

This post is an addendum to the post
Fireside Book of Children’s Songs, a Singable Picture Book
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/fireside_childrens_songs/

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I absolutely LOVE John Alcorn’s illustrations for FIRESIDE BOOK OF CHILDREN’S SONGS and the songs it includes.

Here are the Tables of Contents:

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Fireside Children's Songs TOC1
Fireside Book of Children’s Songs, TOC page 1

Words and Music by Various Artists
Collected and Edited by Marie Winn
Musical Arrangements by Allan Miller
Illustrations by John Alcorn
ISBN 0-671-25820-6

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Fireside Book of Children’s Songs, TOC page 2

Words and Music by Various Artists
Collected and Edited by Marie Winn
Musical Arrangements by Allan Miller
Illustrations by John Alcorn
ISBN 0-671-25820-6

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FIRESIDE SONGBOOKS
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ILLUSTRATED SONGBOOKS AND COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
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This post is an addendum to the post
THE ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF EDWARD LEAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/singable-picture-book-spotlight-1302011-edward-lear-and-william-mathias-learsongs/

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List of recordings and musical arrangements of Edward Lear’s Poems:
http://www.nonsenselit.org/Lear/learmusic.html

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EDWARD LEAR

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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
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THE SWING, A SINGABLE POEM AND AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/swinging-with-e-b-w-and-r-l-s/

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THE SWING (poem by Robert Louis Stevenson with traditional tune) really is one of my very favorite little songs to sing.

Here’s a cute illustration by Linda Bleck:

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The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Linda Bleck
Published in A Children’s Treasury of Poems

Sing “The Swing” with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbwe

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SING “THE SWING” WITH EMILY

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CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES, SINGABLE POEMS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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MARK TWAIN ON ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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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!
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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
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The Swing (Singable Poem by RLS) a New Illustration by Julie Morstad
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This post is an addendum to the post:
HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE, A SINGABLE MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYME
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/hey-diddle-diddle-an-illustrated-singable-nursery-rhyme/

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It’s a simple fact that seemingly simple Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes have a lot to offer.  I’m embracing these little songs this summer and creating books for individual rhymes, so as to sing them as individual songs.

Here’s one for HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE SING ALONG BOOK 
Traditional Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Book Assembled for SBWE
Illustrations by Various Artists

This book is for classroom use only.

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A Book for Hey Diddle Diddle
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This post is an addendum to the post:
How Doth the Little Crocodile, a Singable Poem from Wonderland
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/how-doth-the-little-crocodile-a-singable-poem-from-wonderland/

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I have to admit that one of my favorite, slightly sinister, little ditties is HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE.  I’ve previously made sing along sheets with and without guitar chords.  In addition, Paul Raimon helped me create a fun little sing along instrumental track for it.  I’ve been using laminated prints of the croc found in various compilations of children’s poetry and illustrations of ALICE IN WONDERLAND.  Time, though, to put it all together and make a book, using primarily the terrific picture, slightly sinister, of a crocodile and my son Mo made at camp a few years ago:

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE BOOK FOR SBWE 
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Traditional Tune
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
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I’M LATE, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK FOR THE WHITE RABBIT
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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE, A SINGABLE POEM (BY LEWIS CARROLL, FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, A SINGABLE POEM (BY LEWIS CARROLL, FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE BUSY BEE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
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Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE by ELEG for SBWE
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A Book for Singing HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE

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hippity hop to the barber shop fowke sbwe chords
Hippity Hop to the Barber Shop
Traditional Words
Chords, Tune and Adaptations by ELEG for SBWE
From: 
Sally Go round the Sun (300 Songs, Rhymes and Games of Canadian Children)
Songs and Rhymes Collected and Edited by Edith Fowke
Musical Arrangements by Keith MacMillan
Illustrated by Carlos Marchiori
To view or print this page, click here:
hippity hop to the barber shop fowke sbwe chords

This song works great as a circle game and also wonderfully well as a round.

Sing along with Emily:

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WORDS SLIGHTLY ADAPTED BY EMILY

Hippity hop to the barber shop
To buy a stick of candy
One for me and one for you
And one for our friend Mandy

A few thoughts on changing a few of the words that I found:
I kept the name Mandy (as there are some gender specific names in other versions) because it can be a name for a boy or a girl.  I also changed the last line to “And one for OUR FRIEND Mandy.”  I wanted Mandy to be OUR friend (instead of MY friend) since everyone in the circle is a friend.  Or, at the very least, as I head one teacher say, “You don’t have to be friends, but you do have to be friendly.”  I also changed it to read FRIEND (instead of sister or brother) to take out any gender specificity.  Any child can be Our Friend Mandy.

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How to play the HIPPITY HOP TO THE BARBER SHOP circle game

Before beginning, Children can get a quick lesson on how to chasse with short steps to the side.

  • Form a circle and hold hands with a child, randomly chosen by the teacher, to be the first Mandy in the middle of the circle.
  • Sing and chasse to the right, facing the middle in a circle (on the next turn chasse to the left):
    HIPPITY HOP TO THE BARBER SHOP
    TO BUY A STICK OF CANDY
  • Here, everyone stops and looks to the child in the middle and everyone sings:
    ONE FOR ME AND ONE FOR YOU
    At this time, the child in the middle closes his/her eyes (to make sure the choice is random and no choice is out of favoritism), points to him/herself on “ME,” then randomly to someone in the circle on “YOU”
  • Then the child in the middle (still with eyes tightly shut) randomly points to a second child who will take the next turn as MANDY in the middle while everyone sings:
    AND ONE FOR OUR FRIEND MANDY
  •  If the current MANDY points to someone who has already had a turn, the next turn will go to the child who is to the right of the child who was randomly chosen for the 2nd time…and so on, until the circle arrives at a child who has not yet had a turn.  This will ensure that every child who wants to can have a turn in the middle as Mandy.

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This is definitely a rhyme for which a tune seems to automatically go with the words. I have never heard this before and a tune immediately came into my head. I sang it, figured out guitar chords, and made a scratch recording of myself singing the tune with guitar to find that it is very similar to other versions you will find elsewhere.

The traditional tune seems to be based on an old folk song “My Aunt Jane”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpUEl-NQ4s4

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HIPPITY HOP TO THE BARBER SHOP is featured in the following books:

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Sally Go round the Sun (300 Songs, Rhymes and Games of Canadian Children)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Songs and Rhymes Collected and Edited by Edith Fowke
Musical Arrangements by Keith MacMillan
Illustrated by Carlos Marchiori

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FEIERABEND bounces
The Book of Bounces
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by John M. Feierabend

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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES FOR SBWE
A compilation of Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme titles linked to posts about the rhymes so you can learn more and sing along
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/nursery-rhymes-and-mother-goose-for-sbwe/

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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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MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES (ACTION SONGS)
Get Movin’!  MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/get-movin-movements-finger-plays-and-dances-in-singable-picture-books/

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

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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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