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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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Whole World
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Christopher Corr
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, includes a CD of the song sung by Fred Penner, pages of information for children about regions of the earth, and printed music)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
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ASHLEY BRYAN
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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-singable-picture-books-of-ashley-bryan/

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WHOLE WORLD IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
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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 God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir

Words and music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Margot Zemach

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BILL STAINES
The Illustrated Songs of Bill Staines
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/the-illustrated-songs-of-bill-staines/

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National Kazoo Day

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/happy-national-kazoo-day-january-28-2011/

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OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE CABARET

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.

A list of SPBs celebrating the life, legacy and January 16 National Holiday  of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/singable-picture-books-honoring-the-legacy-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Text by Debbie Trafton O’Neal
Illustrated by Fiona King

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR: GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
SBWE Advent Calendar GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Go Tell It on the Mountain” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

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GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Tell_It_on_the_Mountain_(song)

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GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN on CyberHymnal:
http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/o/gotitotm.htm
This link includes lyrics and a midi file to hear the melody

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Mahalia Jackson sings GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

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James Taylor sings:

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A choral version here:

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Peter Paul and Mary sing their arrangement, medley with “Let My People Go”:

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

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ADVENT CALENDAR
Sing Books with Emily Singable Advent Calendar
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SBWE SBS old king cole w chords
Old King Cole w Chords for SBWE SBS
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS old king cole w chords

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old king cole w chords 4 sbwe
Old King Cole Sing Along Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Assembled by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this page, click here:
old king cole w chords 4 sbwe

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Old King Cole Sing Along Booklet for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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old king cole trapani
Old King Cole (as Told by Iza Trapani)
Traditional Tune
Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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Old King Cole Denslow Gutenberg1
Old King Cole
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by William Wallace Denslow

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Old King Cole Denslow Gutenberg2
Old King Cole’s Fiddlers Three
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustration by William Wallace Denslow

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
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
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NURSERY RHYMES AND MOTHER GOOSE FOR SBWE
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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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OLD KING COLE Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
This book includes a vocal and instrumental track on a sing-along CD as well as a printed music…TERRIFIC!!

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JOHN LITHGOW
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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
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November is Manattee Awareness Month
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This Jazz Man

Sing to the Tune of  This Old Man
Words Adapted by Karen Ehrhardt
Illustrated by R. G. Roth

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COUNTING

Counting (and math) in Singable Picture Books
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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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SONGS WE SANG AT TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ESCUELA CLAREMONT IN 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/the-songs-we-sang-at-tuckahoe-elementary-and-escuela-claremont-in-the-2012-2013-school-year/

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GIVE THE DOG A BONE / KNICK KNACK PADDY WHACK / THIS OLD MAN IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-m-tune-of-%E2%80%9Cthis-old-man%E2%80%9D/

A few months ago, Ms. Eib, a wonderful first grade teacher at Timber Lane, gave me a gorgeous peacock puppet.  Excitedly, I started to search for a peacock song to sing with it. I could not find any, not in English, anyway.

I was preparing a SBWE Songbook Series page the other day for FRERE JACQUES/BROTHER JOHN and a little verse popped in my head for the peacock.

A person’s got to start somewhere.  I thought this might be a cute teeny tiny song for the Songbook Series.  With luck, as time goes on, new songs will appear or something fun will show up on bookstore shelves.

This little song is for Ms. Eib.  It is called OSTENTATION OF A PEACOCK for the Peacock group name (an Ostentation of Peacocks) that appears in a couple of my books of group names.

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SBWE SBS Ostentation of a Peacock w chords
Ostentation of a Peacock
Words and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Traditional Tune Brother John/Frere Jacques
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this card, click here:
SBWE SBS Ostentation of a Peacock w chords

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Random Thoughts

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I think this would work mighty fine as a round.  We should try it out!

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Addendum 2/4/2015

At the suggestion of my friend Marianne, I just began reading BIG MAGIC (by Elizabeth Gilbert).  Just the first couple pages reveals a gem and a surprise, deeper meaning in this tiny verse about Mr. Peacock.

Ms. Gilbert writes, “So this, I believe is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”

The peacock does.  He unfurls his feathers to display his treasures with brazen confidence. Of course, no artist needs to vainly strut like a peacock, but unless one unfurls one’s creativity, the world never gets to enjoy the treasures.

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES HOST PAGE
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SBWE Songbook Series for the Very Young: Many Songs, One Twinkly Tune
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SBWE Songbook Series: Lullabies
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SBWE Songbook Series: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
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SBWE Songbook Series: Poetry
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SBWE Songbook Series: Little Songs
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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS
A List of Illustrated Compilations of Children’s Poetry with Singable Poems

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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
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FAVORITE LITTLE FRENCH SONGS
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