I Read a Story

Composed 1979

A simple song in uneven meter with clever references to such classic stories as “Charlotte’s Web,”  “Make Way for Ducklings” and “My Side of the Mountain.”  This song has a cozy feel, like snuggling up with a good book.

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Musical Form:

Verse 1
Verse 2
Verse 3

Suggested Uses:

Reading or story-themed concert;
International Read Across America Day; Edible Book Day; School Library Month; Book Fair; simple song for beginning chorus

Performance Options:

Optional 3-part ending

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