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A Farewell Song to 9 EBAE Contractions

Thank you and good-bye

This song by Judy Matsuoka of Hadley School for the Blind is designed to help people remember the contractions in EBAE (English Braille American Edition) that will change with the adoption of UEB (Unified English Braille).  It is sung to the tune of "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do". 

ble is leaving me.
My heart is in misery.                                        UEB ain't hard to do
When com goes then I'll be blue,
But UEB ain't hard to do.

And for of the with were so tight.
To into by snuggled through the night.
Think of the books we've been through,
But UEB ain't hard to do.

They say that changing codes ain't hard to do.
My fingers know that this can be true.
And my brain says farewell old friends:
o'clock, dd, ally plus ation

I say to all thanks and goodbye.
I'm really not going to cry.
Oh well baby, let's start anew,
Cuz UEB ain't hard to do.


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UEB Ain't Hard to Do

Posted by Debbie Pfeiffer

Re: UEB Ain't Hard To Do

Posted by Jake

Posted on December 11, 2015
Updated on: February 8, 2018

Previous comments for A Farewell Song to 9 EBAE Contractions

Jake commented on January 2, 2016

I like this song! I learned Braille as a young child, but now primarily use speech. Having said that though, I'd be very interested to take a look at this new Braille code someday.

Debbie Pfeiffer commented on December 17, 2015

This song is terrific! Thanks Judy and Mark and Charlotte for writing, singing, and sharing this with all of us in the field!! I'll use it to help kick off the implementation of UEB.