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The Bear (An American Folk Song)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler

I sang this fun echo song in Girl Scout Camp when I was growing up.  It is great for singing around camp fires, but it’s just plain fun anyplace.

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other day i met a bear feirabend miller
The Other Day I Met a Bear (First Steps in Music)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by John M. Feierabend
Illustrated by Julia Love Miller

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Publisher’s webpage for  THE OTHER DAY I MET A BEAR
This page includes information about the song, the “First Steps in Music” series and streamable/downloadable singalongs:
http://www.giamusic.com/bear

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Illustrator Julia Love Miller’s webpage for THE OTHER DAY I MET A BEAR
http://www.julialovemiller.com/the-other-day-i-met-a-bear.html

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Camp Songs blog has a page for this song:
https://campsongs.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/the-bear-song/

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wedding birds
Wedding Birds
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Jutta Ash

The pictures in this book are absolutely beautiful.  I can’t wait to figure out the tune and sing it.

The song in this book is based on the traditional German folk song “Ein Vogel Wollte Hochzeit Machen.”

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A few places to begin learning the tune (all words in German)

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A small write up about this book on Publisher’s Weekly:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-87113-122-5

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Lots of info about this song on MamaLisa:
http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=267

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The little tune printed on inside of front cover end page:

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wedding birds tune (german folk song, Jutta Ash)

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There are lots of German illustrations of this song!

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ein vogel wollte hochzeit machen (rolfs)
Wedding Birds (Ein Vogel Wollte Hochzeit Machen)
Rolfs

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ein vogel wollte hochzeit machen (jumbo)
Wedding Birds (Ein Vogel Wollte Hochzeit Machen)
Jumbo

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ein vogel wollte hochzeit machen (ingeborg meyer rey)
Wedding Birds (Ein Vogel Wollte Hochzeit Machen)
Illustrated by Ingeborg Meyer-Rey

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ein vogel wollte hochzeit machen (illustration)
Wedding Birds (Ein Vogel Wollte Hochzeit Machen)
Single page vintage illustration

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ein vogel wollte hochzeit machen (Altegoer)
Wedding Birds (Ein Vogel Wollte Hochzeit Machen)
Illustrated by Regine Altegoer

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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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A Week of Lullabies
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by Helen Plotz
Illustrated by Marisabina Russo

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This sweet collection includes the lyrics to two lullabies for each day of the week, listed here in alphabetical order:

  • Admiration of Willie, The (by Gwendolyn Brooks)
  • All Asleep (by Charlotte Pomerantz)
  • Bedtime Mumble (by N. M. Bodecker)
  • Christmas Lullaby, A (by Margaret Hillert)
  • Dear Father (by Margaret Wise Brown)
  • Early Dark (by Elizabeth Coatsworth)
  • Good Night (by Aileen Fisher)
  • Good Night (by Nikki Giovanni)
  • Lullaby (by John R. Plotz)
  • Lullaby, Oh Lullaby! (by Christina Rossetti)
  • Sleep, Sleep, Sleep (Yiddish Folk Song adapted by Elizabeth Shub)
  • Sweet and Low (by Alfred Lord Tennyson)
  • What Happens tot he Colors? (by Jack Prelutsky)
  • When Everything has Drawn to a Close (by Karla Kuskin)

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LULLABIES: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-lullabies/

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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LULLABIES: ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JOHN DENVER
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE CABARET
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-books-with-emily-the-cabaret/

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PETE SEEGER
The Singable Picture Books of Pete Seeger
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/pete-seeger-the-power-of-song/

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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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MUPPETS
ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF THE MUPPETS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/illustrated-songs-of-the-muppets/

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Words and Music by Bobby McFerrin
Illustrated with art by Alexander Calder

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Three of my favorite performers in one video, this video contains three of my favorite performers.  The songs is sung by the incredible Bobby McFerrin, joined by two incredible clowns Robin Williams and Bill Irwin.  The joy overflows!

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The story goes that Bobby McFerrin was inspired to write the song after seeing a Meher Baba poster in a friend’s house with the quote, “Don’t Worry.  Be Happy.”

Meher Baba Don't Worry Be Happy

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DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Worry,_Be_Happy

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This book, illustrated with art by Alexander Calder, gives me the opportunity to express how much I love the work of Alexander Calder.  Wherever I get to engage with one of his whimsical, enthralling works of art, I feel the better for it.  No day is wasted in which you get to see a work by Alexander Calder.

My children with two works by Calder from the collection of the National Gallery in Washington, DC:

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calder at national gallery

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We love to visit Calder’s work when we go to the National Gallery in Washington, DC:
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.2047.html

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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY (AN ILLUSTRATED SONG)

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EVERY LITTLE THING (AN ILLUSTRATED SONG)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/every-little-thing-an-illustrated-song/

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every little thing marley brantley newton
Every Little Thing (Based on the Song “Three Little Birds by Bob Marley)
Words and Music by Bob Marley
Adapted by Cedella Marley
Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

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Adorable, fun, and uplifting words and pictures fill this book, adapted by Cedella Marley to the tune of her father’s famous reggae song.

Ms. Marley has adapted the words just for the book, though.  The words do not fit with any instrumental that you can find.  If you want to sing it (like me), you’ll have to get music made just for that purpose.  If you know the tune, though, the words fit nice and snug with the melody.

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Illustrated Songs of the Marley Family

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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY (AN ILLUSTRATED SONG)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/dont-worry-be-happy-an-illustrated-song/

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EVERY LITTLE THING (AN ILLUSTRATED SONG)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/every-little-thing-an-illustrated-song/

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

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
Sing Along with Emily:

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SBWE SBS wise old owl (no chords)
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 (no chords)
Sing Along with Emily:

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wise old owl w chords johnstone - Copy
Wise Old Owl Song Sheet with Chords (Picture by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone)
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
Illustration by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
From My Best Book of Rhymes
To view or print this sheet, click here:
wise old owl w chords johnstone
Sing Along with Emily:

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A WISE OLD OWL
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

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wise old owl johnstone
A WISE OLD OWL
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Illustrated by Janet and Anne Johnstone
From My Best Book of Rhymes

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WISE OLD OWL, AN ILLUSTRATED AND SINGABLE MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYME
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/wise-old-owl-a-singable-illustrated-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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HALLOWEEN

A list of spooky, fun, funny and evocative songs for our favorite October Holiday
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/halloween-singable-picture-books-ooooooooeeeeeeeee/

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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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INFO AND THINKING ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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The loudest voices do not necessarily have the best things to say
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-loudest-voices-do-not-necessarily-have-the-best-things-to-say/

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