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The Blind Men and the Elephant
Poem by John Godfrey Saxe
Illustrated by Paul Galdone

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BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an_elephant

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A blog post about the poem/story (withPaul Galdone’s illustration)
http://www.jjbooks.com/illustration-series/anita-sethi

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BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT is featured in:

Leave Your Sleep (A collection of classic children’s poetry)
Poems by Various Artists
Music by Natalie Merchant
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT is featured in:

Leave Your Sleep
Album by Natalie Merchant
Musial Settings by Natalie Merchant
Poems by Various Artists
*Preview the album, here:
http://www.nataliemerchant.com/p/leave-your-sleep
* Natalie Merchant’s web page for the poems:
http://www.nataliemerchant.com/r/leave-your-sleep

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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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Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Paul Galdone

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THE TUNE

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Beautiful harmonies in this one and great ideas:

 

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Gorgeous singer with arrangement by Aaron Copland:

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Resources for song origin and variations on the words and tune:

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http://www.unclebmusic.com/listen/s/i_bought_me_a_cat

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Lots of info (and a different tune) on Nancy Stewart’s website:
http://www.nancymusic.com/SOM/2014/bought-me-a-cat.htm

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ANIMALS: FAVORITE SONGS
Emily’s Favorite Illustrated Songs to Sing about Singular Animals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/favorite-illustrated-songs-about-singular-animals/

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY double header at James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch of the Alexandria Library

Please join me on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 for Sing Books with Emily performances at 10 am and 11 am.

Each performance 30 minutes and free of charge.

James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch of the Alexandria Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
703-746-1793

Songs will be selected from The Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Song:

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

Write me at singbookswithemily@att.net if you know can come and have a request. I’ll bring it!
I hope to see you there!!

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Emily’s Upcoming Performances Listed Here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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SONGBOOK SERIES BY SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

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SING BOOKS SONG SETS, AN ESSAY
What goes into a Sing Books song set and why
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/sing-books-song-sets-an-essay/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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UPCOMING AND PAST PERFORMANCES
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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Down by the Station (Classic Book with Holes)
Classic Books with Holes Series
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Jess Stockham

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Down by the Station
Words and music by Lee Ricks and Slim Gaillard
Words adapted by Jennifer Riggs Vetter
Illustrations by Frank Remkiewicz

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Down by the Station
Words and music by Lee Ricks and Slim Gaillard
Additonal words by Will Hillenbrand
Illustrations by Will Hillenbrand

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Down by the Station
Words and music by Lee Ricks and Slim Gaillard
Illustrated by Pam Paparone

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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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CHILD’S PLAY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
Child’s Play and their Classic Books with Holes Series = a Treasure Trove of Great Songs and Sing-Along Arrangements
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/childs-play-and-thier-classic-books-with-holes-series-a-treasure-trove-of-great-songs-and-sing-along-arrengements/

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TRAINS
Train Songs in Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/train-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

 

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Trouble Brewing (A Fun Song about the Boston Tea Party)
(A sing-along history lesson with music and lyrics)
Words and Music by Michael Dahl
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)
Illustrated by Brandon Reibeling
From the Fun Song Series

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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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FUN SONGS SERIES Online
Published by Picture Window Books, By Michael Dahl, Illustrated by Brandon Reibeling.  History lessons set to the tune of well known songs.
https://www.overdrive.com/series/fun-songs

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AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

There are volumes full of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.  If you want to explore/learn/sing them, where to begin?  As an introduction to Mother Goose  Nursery Rhymes for the young ones (and as an enjoyment of them for those of us who have been around for a while), I suggest beginning with four.  LUCY LOCKET is a short rhyme that uses the same tune as Yankee Doodle. The musical chords that accompany OLD KING COLE are rich and absolutely beautiful, and the rhyme conveys a joy of music making.  In terms of the familiar, nonsensical, and funny, HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE fits that bill perfectly.  In WISE OLD OWL, we get an obscure rhyme, but one with historical significance, sung to a tune that I adapted for Sing Books.

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Lucy Locket with Guitar Chords for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Sing to the Familiar First Verse Tune Used for Yankee Doodle
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
lucy locket w chords 4 sbwe

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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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SBWE SBS Hey Diddle w chords
Hey Diddle Diddle Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Hey Diddle w chords

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Wise Old Owl Song Sheet w Chords SBWE SBS
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS wise old owl w chords

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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/

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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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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Traditional Words and Tune
Book Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this book, click here:
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Five Green and Speckled Frogs (Sing and Read Storybook)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo

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COUNTING

Counting (and math) in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/counting-and-math-in-singable-picture-books/

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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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FROGS AND TOADS IN ILLUSTRATED SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/frogs-and-toads-in-illustrated-songs/

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