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Ed the Invisible Dragon
Follow along with the lyrics as you listen to the accompaniment with melody guide for Singin' the Blues
Ed the Invisible Dragon is one of 12 songs from the Juno-nominated song collection "Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me" Donna Rhodenizer has written these songs using a variety of styles including a lullaby/tango, bluegrass, blues and pop in a variety of skill levels for singers from ages 5-12+.
Learn more about this fun collection for elementary-aged kids, choirs and solo vocal students. The 122-page book provides the vocal score, full score and separate lyrics pages for 12 songs. Enjoy!
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Ed the Invisible Dragon
I was blessed to be the mother of three boys. They were born two years apart, so when my third son was born I had three boys under the age of 4! My small house was not often quiet, nor was it tidy, even with daily efforts to keep the boys and toys contained. However, my active sons were great inspiration for me as a composer and many stories and songs were created as entertainment for my own children. Ed the invisible dragon was inspired by my chaotic house. I would find the living room full of scattered Lego pieces and half-finished creations. The boys would be nowhere in sight, having gone off to another activity in another location. When I would round them up and inquire, “Who made this mess?” the inevitable answer from ALL three boys would be, “Not me, Mom.” At some point we determined that someone invisible must be living in our house making messes and leaving them behind. Ed the invisible dragon was born at that moment.
The topic of Ed would come up as we were driving somewhere as a family. We would discuss Ed and all the things he would do that might cause trouble. By the time I decided to introduce Ed and his escapades to my elementary music students there were many verses. I honed it down to the final four that became Ed’s legacy, and the first group of students who sang it loved it. After Ed was performed by my students, other teachers inquired about obtaining a copy of the music and in 1993, Ed the Invisible Dragon was published and presented as part of a song collection. He has been traveling around the world ever since. Just like my own boys, he has grown up, had adventures independently of me, and has found his own niche in the musical world. He is pretty young for a dragon and I expect he will be around for a very long time.
NOTE: Ed the Invisible Dragon is one of the first songs I wrote for my students when I began teaching elementary school music in the mid 1980s. The song was first published in 1993 so there are some 30th birthday celebrations sure to be happening in 2023! (Although 30 years is really not very old for a dragon!)
Singin' the Blues is also available in the
- Royal Conservatory of Music Voice Series, 2019 Edition: Repertoire 2, List B : 20th - and 21st - Century Repertoire
Included in this
12 Song Collection
Here are a few of many
Ed the Invisible Dragon performances - Enjoy!
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