Free Learning Resources

Long Beach My Home Town

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Long Beach, Queen of The Western Shore

By Kathryn Dyer and Chas. Alfin (1928)

lyrics

California I’ll soon be returning
There’s no place haunts my mem’ry like you
For your bright sunlit skies I am yearning
And your flower beds sprinkled with dew

You’re an Eden I’ll always remember
And I dream of its charms night and day
Where the sun shines as bright in December
As it does in June or May

Long Beach, my home town,
Queen of the western shore
I have traveled around
And no place can compare to your climate so rare

Your bright harbor lights
Make a path on the silver sea
You’re the queen beach of sunny California
Long Beach, you’re home sweet home to me

Signal Hill like a bright starry kingdom
Stands alone as a monarch supreme
While the ships soaring high find a haven
In the port of an air pilot’s dream

On your long sandy strand hearts are lighter
And all care seems to vanish away
While the waves breaking soft seem to murmur
What my soul will always say

Long Beach, my home town,
Queen of the western shore
I have traveled around
And no place can compare to your climate so rare

Your bright harbor lights
Make a path on the silver sea
You’re the queen beach of sunny California
Long Beach, you’re home sweet home to me

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Long Beach For Mine

Words and Music by Eddie Klein (1923)

lyrics

I’ve travelled through this USA
I’ve been from coast to coast
Perhaps I’ve been in your home town
Though I’m not one to boast

I want to tell you of a town
No limit to it’s reach
It’s not LA nor Frisco
Its little old Long Beach

Our front door is the ocean
Our side door, Signal Hill
Our back door, our industries
And our motto “I will”

So Lets all get together
For the sake of Old Lang Syne
And when someone asks
Where are you from
Shout Long Beach For Mine

There’s thousands coming ev’ry day
To this most wondrous place
They’re building houses overnight
To keep up with the pace

Our recreation park will be
Our playground and a peach
More reason we should tell folks
Of little old Long Beach

Our front door is the ocean
Our side door, Signal Hill
Our back door our industries
And our motto “I will”

So Lets all get together
For the sake of Old Lang Syne
And when someone asks
Where are you from
Shout Long Beach For Mine

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Long Beach By The Sea

words and music by Miss Ula Kitchen (1918)

melody

harmony

melody and harmony together

lyrics

Long Beach Long Beach by the sea
There Virginia waits for me
How her eyes with love light beam
A queen among a thousand queens and

Where the breakers splash and play
Every Day’s a holiday
Life’s one loving melody
In Long Beach by the sea

Long Beach Long Beach by the sea
There Virginia waits for me
How her eyes with love light beam
A queen among a thousand queens and

Where the breakers splash and play
Every Day’s a holiday
Life’s one loving melody
In Long Beach by the sea
In Long Beach by the sea
In Long Beach by the sea

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COLOR AND CREATE A STORY

Balloon ride

Print out and color the coloring page below. Once you have finished write a story, song or poem to go with the picture.

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    costume and prop design crafts

    Vintage Luggage Prop Craft

    Roaring 20s Headband and Dapper Tux

    headband Pattern Downloads

    Click here to download the Roaring 20’s Headband pattern

    tuxedo Pattern Downloads

    Click here to download the Roaring 20’s Dapper Tuxedo pattern

    If you do not have access to a printer to print out the pattern, follow the tutorial video below to make your own. Here are the supplies that you will need before you get started

    • 3 pieces of paper
    • Scissors
    • Tape or glue

    Freehand Headband Tutorial

    Freehand Tuxedo Bib Tutorial

    Learn a song

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    Give My Regards To Broadway

    by
    George M. Cohan

    Follow along with the guide vocals while reading the lyrics. Once you feel comfortable with the lyrics and melody, sing along with the instrumental track. Have fun!

    with guide vocals

    instrumental

    lyrics

    Give my regards to Broadway
    Remember me to Herald Square
    Tell all the gang at Forty-Second Street
    That I will soon be there
    Whisper of how I’m yearning
    To mingle with the old time throng
    Give my regards to old Broadway
    And say that I’ll be there e’er long

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    Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag

    written by
    George Asaf
    music by
    Felix Powell

    Follow along with the guide vocals while reading the lyrics. Once you feel comfortable with the lyrics and melody, sing along with the instrumental track. Have fun!

    with guide vocals

    instrumental

    lyrics

    Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag
    And smile, smile, smile
    Don’t let your cheer and laughter hear the snag
    Smile, kids, that’s the style!
    What’s the use of worrying?
    It never was worthwhile
    So pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag
    And smile, smile, smile

    By The Beautiful Sea

    by
    Harry Carrol
    and
    Harold R. Atteridge

    Follow along with the guide vocals while reading the lyrics. Once you feel comfortable with the lyrics and melody, sing along with the instrumental track. Have fun!

    Part 1 (high voice)

    Part 2 (middle voice)

    Part 3 (low voice)

    instrumental

    lyrics

    By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
    You and I, you and I, oh how happy we’ll be
    When each wave comes a-rolling in, we will duck or swim
    And we’ll float and fool around the water.

    Over and under and then up for air
    Pa is rich, ma is rich, so now what do we care?
    I love to be beside your side, beside the sea,
    beside the seaside, By the beautiful sea

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    tongue twisters

    Make sure to start off saying them slowly, over annunciating all of your consonants and vowels. Once you get the hang of each one you can practice them at a faster pace. Have fun!

    Pre-shrunk silk shirts

    Eleven benevolent elephants

    He threw three free throws

    A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer.

    rhythm practice

    Here are some rhythms to practice at home. Each example has notes and a recording below to clap along with.

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    This and all of the other free programming that JBCT facilitates during the year is brought to you in part by grants from The Hermann Foundation, The Rudolph J. And Daphne A. Munzer Foundation, The Port of Long Beach and personal donations. The Jewel Box Children’s Theater Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization creating equitable theater and music programs that are accessible and inclusive for all children. We truly believe that the arts can ignite social change and help cast a brighter future for youth in our community. Please consider making a donation to help support our free summer camp program.