CAMPFIRE SONGS

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CAMPFIRE SONGS
CAMPFIRE
SONGS
INDEX
1
Alligator........................................................7
Apples And Bananas.................................5
Bazooka Bubblegum................................10
Boom-Chick-A-Boom...............................17
Check Through The Buddy Board..........17
C-H-I-C-K-E-N..........................................17
Chile Chile...................................................5
Cold Spaghetti..........................................25
Country Roads..........................................30
Crawdad Hole...........................................23
Do Your Ears Hang Low..........................16
Dog-Cat.......................................................9
Father Abraham........................................21
Fish anf Chips and Vinegar
(One Bottle Of Pop)...............................29
Flea Fly........................................................9
Flea Fly Misquito.........................................9
Going Into The Night................................27
‘Going On A Lion Hunt.............................14
Make New Friends...................................29
Mr. Moon.....................................................3
Mister Moon..............................................26
Mountain Dew...........................................25
Mousie Song.............................................24
My Dog Bean..............................................9
On The Loose...........................................28
One Tin Soldier.........................................32
Opening Up...............................................32
Pass It On..................................................29
Peace Like A River...................................33
Peanut Butter And Jelly............................16
Poor Rose.................................................33
Purple Lights.............................................26
Purple Stew...............................................15
Remember................................................35
Rocky Top.................................................17
Singin’ In The Rain.....................................2
Sippin’ Cider..............................................12
Grey Squirrel...............................................4
He’s Got the Whole World.......................24
Herman The Worm....................................5
Hi, My Name Is Joe..................................18
I Love The Mountains...............................32
If All Of The Raindrops...............................5
If I Had A Hammer (Hammer Song).......30
In A Cabin In The Woods........................... 4
It’s Not Hard................................................4
Going Into The Night................................27
Johnny Verbeck........................................16
Linger.........................................................29
Little Bunny Foo Foo................................22
Little Cabin In the Woods........................... 4
Taps...........................................................32
Tarzan........................................................12
The Bear......................................................2
The Buffalo And His Brother....................26
The Cat Came Back.................................19
The Circle Game......................................31
The Donut Song.........................................6
The Little Green Frog.................................8
The Princess Pat......................................13
The Turtle Song........................................21
There’s A Hole In The Bucket..................20
Three Bears..............................................13
Three Jolly Fishermen.............................24
Wishy Washee Woman.............................4
Little Skunk..................................................8
M&M’s........................................................ 11
Mamma Don’t Allow...................................9
Worms.......................................................20
Your Mama Don’t Wear No Socks............ 8
CRAZY
CAMPFIRE
SONGS
The Bear
Singin’ in the Rain
(repeat after me song, every 4 lines repeat
those all together)
(verse)
I’m singin’ in the rain
Just singin’ in the rain
What a glorious feelin’
Teeter tot, teeter tot,
teeter tot, tot
Wooooo
Teeter tot, teeter tot,
teeter tot, tot
Wooooo
The other day
I met a bear
Out in the woods
Away out there
The lowest branch
Was 10 feet up
I’d have to jump
And trust my luck
He looked at me
I looked at him
He sized up me
I sized up him
And so I jumped
Into the air
But I missed that branch
Away up there
He said to me
Why don’t you run
I see you ain’t
Got any gun
Now don’t you fret
And don’t you frown
Cause I caught that branch
On the way back down
And so I ran
Away from there
But right behind
Me came that bear
That’s all there is
There ain’t no more
Unless I meet
That bear once more
Up ahead of me
I saw a tree
A great big tree
Oh glory be!
The end, the end
The end, the end
The end, the end
The end, the end
Thumbs out*
(verse)
Thumbs out*
Elbows back*
(verse)
Thumbs out*
Elbows back*
Chest out*
(verse)
Thumbs out*
Elbows back*
Chest out*
Booooooty out*
(verse)
(Also can add in Knees bent*, Knees
together*, Head back*, Tongue out*.)
*All body motions are sung as a
repeat after me.
2
Oh, Mr. Moon, moon
Bright and shinny moon
Oh, won’t you please shine down on me?
Oh, Mr. Moon, moon
Bright and shinny moon
Hiding behind that tree, what tree?
Now this old camper I’m a tellin’ you
To Camp Lakewood will ever be true
Oh, Mr. Moon, moon
Bright and shinny moon
Oh, won’t you please shine down on
Talk about your shine on
Please shine down on me!
Repeat singing quiet and then LOUD!
3
Little Cabin in the Woods
In a Cabin in the Woods
Little cabin in the woods,
(using fingers, draw a cabin in the air)
Little man by the window stood,
(frame face with hands)
Little rabbit passing by,
(fingers in a “V”, hopping motion-hand)
Knocking at my door.
(knocking motion in air)
In a cabin in the woods
Little man by the window stood
Saw a rabbit hopping by
Knocking on his door
Help me, help me, help me he said,
(flap hands back by shoulders)
Before the hunter shoots me dead.
(pretend to hold a shoot a rifle)
Little rabbit come inside,
(wave arms in “come here” motion)
Safely by my side.
(move one arm by side)
Repeat song, omitting the words of the first
line. Hum the tune and repeat
the action for this line, then continue the
rest of the song with both words
and actions.
Continue repeating the song dropping a
additional line each time you sing
it. The final time the song will have no
words, only humming and actions.
Help me, help me, help me he said
Before the hunter shoots me dead
Come little rabbit
Come inside
Safely by my side
123
Dananana
In a pad in a forest green
Dananana
Crazy Herman was surveying the scene
Dananana
Saw a rabbit a truckin’ by
Rappin’ at his door
Dananana
Like help, like help was his plea
Dananana
Agriculture man exterminate me
Dananana
Crazy Herman said, don’t jump and shout
Come in and we’ll hang out!
Dananana
Wishy Washee Woman
Grey Squirrel
Jungle Position—huh!
Way down yonder where nobody goes
There’s a wishy, wishy, washee woman, washin’ her close.
She goes ooh, aah, ooh, aah
That’s how the washee woman washes her clothes.
Whataleeacha, hoocheekoochee hoocheekoochee
Whataleeacha, hoocheekoochee hoocheekoochee
Whataleeacha, hoocheekoochee hoocheekoochee
That’s how the washee woman washes her clothes, Yeah!
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel,
Swish your bushy tail.
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel,
Swish your bushy tail.
Wrinkle up your tiny nose,
Hold a nut between your toes,
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel,
Swish your bushy tail.
It’s Not Hard
(Chorus)
It’s not hard I’ll tell you so, just sing along and go like so.
(hand motions)
1. Slap knees
2. Slap knees, clap hands
3. Slap knees, clap hands, snap fingers
4. Slap knees, cross hands and slap knees, clap
hands, snap fingers, clap hands, slap knees
4
Chile Chile
Herman the Worm
Hands up
Chile, chile, chile, chile, chile
Hands down
Chile, chile, chile, chile, chile
Turn around
Chile, chile, chile, chile, chile
Touch the ground
Chile, chile, chile, chile, chile
Sittin’ on a fence post
chewin’ my bubble gum
Chomp, chomp, chomp chomp
(act like you are chewing)
*Come on (name a person) don’t be afraid
Show us how to do the boomerang
(whatever motion the person makes
becomes the action for the next verse)
And along came, Herman the Worm
And he was THIS* big
And I said, Herman,
whhhhhaaaaat happened?
And he said, da, I ate my father
A boomerang (motion)
Chile, chile, chile, chile, chile
Boomarang (motion)
Chile, chile, chile, chile, chile
Turn to the East
Turn to the West
Turn to the one that you want next
(Keep repeating as Herman continues to
eat the rest of his family: mother, brother,
sister)
*Repeat as many times as you want.
Repeat one more time replacing the last
line with:
And he said, da I burped!!!
*THIS: he starts out small and gets bigger
with each verse. The last verse he is small
again.
Apples and Bananas
If All the Raindrops
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
If all the raindrops
Were lemondrops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!
I’d stand outside, with my mouth open wide
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
If all the raindrops
Were lemondrops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!
A
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
E
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and by-ny-nys
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and by-ny-nys
O
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
U
I like to oot, oot, oot oo-ples and boo-noo-noos
I like to oot, oot, oot oo-ples and boo-noo-noos
5
Playin’ with my yo-yo
Wooooooo-Woooooooo
If all the snowflakes
Were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!
I’d stand outside, with my mouth open wide
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
If all the snowflakes
Were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!
If all the sunbeams
Were bubblegum and ice cream
Oh, what a sun that would be!
I’d stand outside, with my mouth open wide
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
If all the sunbeams
Were bubblegum and ice cream
Oh, what a sun that would be!
Well, I walked around the corner,
and I walked around the block.
And I walked right into a donut shop.
And I picked up a donut, fresh from the grease,
And I handed the lady a five cent piece.
Well, she looked at the nickel
and she looked at me,
And she said, this nickel is no good to me,
There’s a hole in the middle
and it goes right through.
So I said, there’s a whole in my donut, too.
Thanks for the donut, toodleoo!!
6
Your Mama Don’t Wear No Socks
Your mama don’t wear no socks!
A dingy dong!!
I was there when she took ‘em off!
A dingy dong!!
She threw them in the trees!
A dingy dong!!
Knocked the squirrels to their knees!
Your mama don’t wear no socks!
A dingy dong!!
I was there when she took ‘em off!
A dingy dong!!
She threw them on the floor!
A dingy dong!!
Cockroaches moved next door!
(Chorus)
A dingy dong, dong, dong, dong
A dingy dong, dong, dong, dong
A dingy dong, dong, dong, dong
A dingy dong!!
(Chorus)
Your mama don’t wear no socks!
A dingy dong!!
I was there when she took ‘em off!
A dingy dong!!
She threw them in the chair!
A dingy dong!!
Scared away my teddy bear!
(Chorus)
7
She put them in the bed,
now dad sleeps in the shed
She put them in the fridge,
now we all live under a bridge
She threw them in the sky,
now Superman refuses to fly
She threw them over the fence,
haven’t seen the neighbor since
(Chorus)
Your mama don’t wear no socks!
A dingy dong!!
I was there when she took ‘em off!
A dingy dong!!
She threw them on the floor!
A dingy dong!!
This song ain’t no more
1. T
he alligator is my friend
He can be yours too
I’d rather have him as a friend
Then wear him as my shoe
4. T
he alligator is my friend
He likes to sing and dance
I’d rather have him as my friend
than as a pair of pants
(Chorus)
Alllllllllllllllllllliiiiiigggaaatttoorrr
Allllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiggaaaaaaaattttor
Gater ally Ally gater
He can be your friend, be your friend, be your friend too.
(Chorus)
The Little Green Frog
Little Skunk
2. T
he alligator is my friend
He likes to hug and flirt
I’d rather have him as my friend
Than wear him on my shirt
6. T
he alligator is my friend
He thinks he’s really great
I’d rather have him as my friend
than on my dinner plate
Um, um, went the little green frog one day.
Um, um, went the little green frog.
Um, um went the little green frog one day.
And they all went um, um, ah.
(Chorus)
(Chorus)
3. T
he alligator is my friend
He likes the feel of felt
I’d rather have him as my friend
than wear him as a belt
7. T
he alligator is my friend
He thinks he’s really cool
I’d rather have him as my friend
than swimming in my pool
(Chorus)
(Chorus)
Now, we all know frogs go
(clap) La de da de da
(clap) La de da de da
(clap) La de da de da
(clap) La de da de da
We all know frogs go
(clap) La de da de da
They don’t go um, um, ah
Well I stuck my head in a
little skunk’s hole
And the little skunk said,
“Well bless my soul.
Take it out, take it out, remove it.”
Well I didn’t take it out,
and the little skunk said,
“If you don’t take it out,
you’ll wish you were dead.
Take it out, take it out, remove it.”
Ssssssssssssssssss
I removed it... Too late!
5. T
he alligator is my friend
He thinks he’s really smart
I’d rather have him as my friend
than in my shopping cart
(Chorus)
Your mama don’t wear no socks!
A dingy dong!!
I was there when she took ‘em off!
A dingy dong!!
She threw them on the bed!
A dingy dong!!
Pee-U!! my dolly said!
(Chorus)
8
Mamma Don’t Allow
Mamma don’t allow no hand clapping round here. (clap, clap)
Mamma don’t allow no hand clapping around here. (clap, clap)
Well, we don’t care what Mamma don’t allow
Gonna clap our hands any old how.
Mamma don’t allow no hand clapping round here. (clap, clap)
2.
3.
4.
5.
Foot stompin’ (stomp, stomp)
Bottom bouncin’ (bounce twice on bottom)
Hog callin’ (shout “soo-ey!”)
Carring on (clap, clap, stomp, stomp, bounce, bounce, “soo-ey!”)
Mamma don’t allow no song ending round here.
Mamma don’t allow no song ending round here.
Well, we don’t care what Mamma don’t allow, gonna end this song……
Flea Fly
(repeat after me song)
Flea
Flea, fly
Flea, fly, flow
Vista
Comolatta, comolatta, comolatta, vista
Oh, no, no, no, not the vista
Eenie meenie decimeenie oowalla walla meenie
Decimeenie salameenie I like fettuccini
It’s a be billy oten dotten bo bop ba deeten dotten
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Flea Fly Misquito
My Dog Bean
(repeat after me song)
My dog Lima likes to roam
One day Lima left from home
He came back so squeaky clean
Where oh where has Lima bean!
Flea
Flea, fly
Flea, fly, misquito
Oh, no, no, no, more misquitos
Itchy, itch, scratchy, scratchy
Ooo I got one down my backy
Beat that big bad bug with the bug spray
Chhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Dog-Cat
(repeat after me song)
9
(Chorus)
Bazooka, zooka bubblegum
Bazooka, zooka bubblegum
Dog
Dog, cat
Dog, cat, mouse
Froggy!
Itsy bitsy teenie weenie little bitty froggies
Jump, jump, jump little froggy
Eat up all those worms and spiders
Fleas and lies are scrum-deli-icious
Ribbit, ribbit ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit croak!
Lima bean, Lima bean
Where oh where had Lima bean
Lima bean, Lima bean
Where oh where has Lima bean!
(ask who else has a dog and what is
their name-they will catch on! Ideas:
jelly, green, pork’n, baked, pinto,
black, navy, refried, Mr., etc.)
May momma gave me a penny
She told me to buy a henny
But I didn’t by a henny
Instead, I bought bubblegum
My momma gave me a dime
She told me to buy a lime
But I didn’t buy a lime
Instead, I bought bubblegum
(Chorus)
(Chorus)
My momma gave me a nickel
She told me to buy a pickle
But I didn’t buy a pickle
Instead, I bought bubblegum
My momma gave me a quarter
She told me to buy a porter (steak!)
But I didn’t buy a porter (steak!)
Instead, I bought bubblegum
(Chorus)
(Chorus)
My momma gave me a dollar
She told me to buy a collar
But I didn’t buy a collar
Instead, I bought bubblegum
10
Sippin’ Cider
Tarzan
The prettiest girl (The prettiest girl)
I ever saw (I ever saw)
Was sippin’ ci- (Was sippin’ ci-)
Der through a straw (Der through a straw)
(repeat after me song)
The prettiest girl I ever saw
Was sippin’ cider through a straw
I told that gal (I told that gal)
I didn’t see how (I didn’t see how)
She sipped that ci- (She sipped that ci-)
Der through a straw (Der through a straw)
Let me tell you about a treat that al blow your mind,
Of all the treats around it’s the finest kind.
Of course I’m referring to delicious M&M’s!
I won first prize in the spelling bee,
When the teacher asked me how to spell ecstasy.
(Chorus)
M&M’s the spells MMMMMM,
MMMMMM is the sound that you make when you eat ‘em.
When I die, bury me in M&M’s!
M&M’s the spells MMMMMM,
MMMMMM is the sound that you make when you eat ‘em.
When I die, bury me in M&M’s!
Forget about your Reeses and your Hershey bar,
Just leave ‘em on the shelf in the candy store,
Fill your bags, to the top with M&M’s!
Well, I hate liver and I hate Spam,
But I’d eat ‘em together if it was part of the plan,
To have for dessert, a truck load of M&M’s!
(Chorus)
They got a lot of sugar and they make me feel fat,
But when they’re in my mouth, I don’t think about that,
I don’t think about NOTHIN! When I’m eating M&M’s!
Went to the store to get my money back,
I was eating these things and had a heart attack!
I got to excited, from eatin’ M&M’s!
(Chorus)
Figured out why they don’t melt in my hands,
Because they’re in my mouth before they possibly can!
Make me smile! Give me lots of M&M’s
Plain or Peanut, you can have your pick,
But don’t eat the green ones or they’ll make you sick!
Life is FUN when I’m eatin’ M&M’s!
I told that gal I didn’t see how
She sipped that cider through a straw
Then cheek to cheek (Then cheek to cheek)
And jaw to jaw (And jaw to jaw)
We sipped that ci- (We sipped that ci-)
Der through a straw (Der through a straw)
Then cheek to cheek and jaw to jaw
We sipped that cider through a straw
And now and then (And now and then)
That straw would slip (That straw would slip)
And I’d sip some ci- (And I’d sip some ci-)
Der from her lip (Der from her lip)
And now and then that straw would slip
And I’d sip some cider from her lip
And now I’ve got (And now I’ve got)
A mother-in-law (A mother-in-law)
From sippin’ ci- (From sippin’ ci-)
Der through a straw (Der through a straw)
And now I’ve got a mother-in-law
From sippin’ cider through a straw
The moral of (The moral of)
This story you hear (This story you hear)
Is don’t sip ci- (Is don’t sip ci-)
Der sip Root Beer! (Der sip Root Beer!!)
The moral of this story you hear
Is don’t sip cider sip Root Beer!!
Tarzan!
Was swinging on a rubber band
Tarzan
He fell into a frying pan
OOO! That’s Bad
Now Tarzan has a tan
And I hope he doesn’t peel,
Like a banana!
Jane!
Was cruisin’ in her jet plane
Jane
She crashed into a traffic lane
OOO! That’s bad
Now Janey has a painey
And she has to use her caney
But Tarzan has a tan
And I hope he doesn’t peel,
Like a banana!
Cheetah!
Was dancing on a pizza
Cheetah
He slipped and hurt his feet-tza
OOO! That’s bad.
Now Cheetah is mad
And Cheetah is sad
But poor Janey has her painey
And she has to use her caney
But Tarzan has a tan
And I hope he doesn’t peel,
Like a banana!
(name of someone)
Was dancing on a pizza
(name)
He/She fell in love with Cheetah
OOO! That’s great
Now (name) has a date
And Cheetah has a date
But poor Janey has her painey
And she has to use her caney
But Tarzan has a tan
And I hope he doesn’t peel,
Like a banana!
(Chorus)
11
12
The Princess Pat
Humpty Dumpty
(repeat after me song)
(Chorus)
Hump-ty dump, hump hump-ty dumpty dumpty
Hump-ty dump, hump hump-ty dumpty dumpty
The Princess Pat
Lived in a tree
She sailed across, the seven seas
She sailed across, the channel too
And took with her
The Ricky Dan Doo!
(Chorus)
The Ricky Dan Doo
Now what is that?
It’s something made
By the Princess Pat
It’s red and gold
And purple too
That’s why it’s called
The Ricky Dan Doo!
Now Captain Jack
Had a mighty fine crew
He sailed across, the channel too
But his ship sank, and yours will too
If you forget, the Ricky Dan Doo!
*Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water,
Jack fell down and broke his crown and
Woooooo ain’t that funky now!
(Chorus)
*fill in with any nursery rhyme and end it with
Woooooo ain’t that funky now!
*Ideas:
Old Mother Hubbard
Little Miss Muffet
Jack be nimble
Little Bo Peep
Little Jack Horner
Peter, Peter pumpkin eater
Humpty Dumpty
(Chorus)
Three Bears
One upon a time in a wee little cottage there were three bears (cha, cha)
One was the Papa bear, and one was the Mama bear, and one was the we bear (cha, cha)
One day they were walking through the deep woods talking, and along, along,
Along came a little girl, with curly hair, and her name was Goldielocks, and
She knock upon the door, but no one was there, no, no one was there.
She walked right in had herself a ball, she didn’t care no, she didn’t care.
And when she got tired she went upstairs.
Home, home, home came the three bears (cha, cha)
“Who’s been eatin’ my pooridge?” said the Papa bear (Humph!)
“Who’s been eatin’ my pooridge?” said the Mama bear (Oooh!)
“Hey, barba ree bear, “ said the little wee bear. “Someone has broken my chair!” (crash!)
Just then Goldielocks woke up, and broke up and beat it outta there.
“Good-bye bye, bye” said the Papa bear
“Good-bye bye, bye” said the Mama bear
“Hey, barba ree bear, “ said the little wee bear.
And so ends the story of the three little bears
Ba ba ba da ba da ba da ba da ba da ba da ba!!! (CHA!!)
13
Goin’ On a Lion Hunt
(repeat after me song)
I’m goin’ on a lion hunt (march in place)
But I’m not afraid.
Got me shotgun (pretend to hold a rifle)
Lookin’ for a lion (make gestures looking around)
But I don’t see no lion (hold hands up and shake head)
Come to a river
Swim the river (make swimming gestures)
Lookin’ for a lion (make gestures looking around)
But I don’t see no lion (hold hands up and shake head)
I’m goin’ on a lion hunt (march in place)
But I’m not afraid.
Got me shotgun (pretend to hold a rifle)
Lookin’ for a lion (make gestures looking around)
But I don’t see no lion (hold hands up and shake head)
Come to a tree
Climb the tree (make gestures climbing up and down)
Lookin’ for a lion (make gestures looking around)
But I don’t see no lion (hold hands up and shake head)
I’m goin’ on a lion hunt (march in place)
But I’m not afraid.
Got me shotgun (pretend to hold a rifle)
Lookin’ for a lion (make gestures looking around)
But I don’t see no lion (hold hands up and shake head)
Come to a swamp
Through the swamp (make gestures walking on tippy toes)
Lookin’ for a lion (make gestures looking around)
But I don’t see no lion (hold hands up and shake head)
I’m goin’ on a lion hunt (march in place)
But I’m not afraid.
Got me shotgun (pretend to hold a rifle)
Lookin’ for a lion (make gestures looking around)
But I don’t see no lion (hold hands up and shake head)
Come to a cave
Through the cave (crouch down and walk in place)
Lookin’ for a lion (make gestures looking around)
There’s the lion! (point into the group)
Aim that shotgun! (pretend to aim a rifle)
Fire that shotgun! (pretend to fire a rifle)
BOOM!!!!!!
I missed him, I missed him!!
Back through the cave (crouch down and walk in place)
Back through the swamp (make gestures walking on tippy toes)
Back down the tree (make gestures climbing up and down)
Back through the river (make swimming gestures)
I’m goin’ on a lion hunt (march in place)
But I’m not afraid.
And ya wanna know why?
‘Cause we’ve been a-lying the whole time!!
14
PURPLE STEW
Begin telling this story...
The other day, I was walking through the forest when off in the distance I saw a bunch of purple
people - little tiny purple people gathered around a great big purple pot bubbling and boiling over a
fire. And as they stirred that pot, they sang a little song. It went like this...
(Chorus)
“Making a purple stew wop-bop-babalu-wop-bop” (making a stirring motion)
“Making a purple stew-be-do-be-do-be-do-be”
“Purple potatoes and purple tomatoes and you! A purple stew!”
Well, as I watched, a furry little bunny came hopping through the forest and do you know what
happened? The purple people grabbed that bunny and threw him in the pot!
(everybody)
“It sure was funny to see a purple bunny! And they kept on singing... (Chorus)
Pretty soon, a monkey came swinging through the trees and do you know what happened?
The purple people grabbed that monkey and threw him in the pot!
(everybody)
“It sure was funky to see a purple monkey! And they kept on singing... (Chorus)
Then, a bird came flying by - way up in the air and do you know what happened? One of those
purple people jumped way, way up into the sky, grabbed that bird and dropped him in the pot!
(everybody)
“It sure was absurd to see a purple bird! And they kept on singing... (Chorus)
All of a sudden, those purple people saw me and do you know what they did? They scooped
me up and tossed me into that pot!
(everybody)
“It sure was hot sitting in that pot! And they kept on singing... (Chorus)
Now, it was awfully crowded in that pot and me and the monkey and the bird and the bunny
got to moving around and rocking back and forth, and pretty soon that big purple pot tipped
over and spilled us out. We ran and ran and ran and ran as fast as we could but off in the
distance we could still hear them singing…
(Chorus - softly)
Johnny Verbeck
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
(Chorus)
Oh, Mr. Johnny Verbeck
how could you be so mean,
I told you, you’d be sorry
for inventin’ that machine,
now all the neighbors cats and dogs
will nevermore be seen
They’ll be ground to sausages
in Johnny Verbeck’s machine.
Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them o’er your shoulder
Like a Continental Soldier?
Do your ears hang low?
Up in the streets of Palamar,
there lived a mean old man,
His name was Mr. Johnny Verbeck
and he could surely plan
There were a lot of cats and dogs
and ring-tailed rats a few,
So Johnny Verbeck,
he made a machine that
ground them all to stew.
(Chorus)
One day a boy came walkin’
a walkin’ thru the store.
He bought a pound of sausages
and laid them on the floor.
The boy began to whistle,
He whistled up a tune.
And all the little sausages
went dancin’ round the room.
(Chorus)
One day the darn busted
the darn thing wouldn’t go,
So Johnny Verbeck
he climbed inside
to see what made it so.
His wife she had a nightmare,
went walkin’ in her sleep
She gave the crank a heck of a yank
and Johnny Verbeck was meat!
(Chorus)
Do your ears hang high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Do they wrinkle when they’re wet?
Do they straighten when they’re dry?
Can you wave them at your neighbor
With an element of flavor?
Do your ears hang high?
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Peanut, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)
Peanut, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)
First you take the peanuts
And you smash ‘em, You smash ‘em
First you take the peanuts
And you smash ‘em, You smash ‘em
For your Peanut, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)
Peanut, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)
Then you take the grapes
And you squash ‘em, You squash ‘em
Then you take the grapes
And you squash ‘em, You squash ‘em
For your Peanut, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)
Peanut, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)
Then you take the bread
And you spread it, You spread it
Then you take the bread
And you spread it, You spread it
For your Peanut, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)
Peanut, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)
Then you take your sandwich
And you bite it, You bite it
Then you take your sandwich
And you bite it, You bite it
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(sing like your mouth is full)
Um um, um um um um (um um)
Um um, um um um um (um um)
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Rocky Top
Wish that I was on ol’ Rocky Top
Down in the Tennessee hills
Aint’ no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top
Ain’t no telephone bills
Once I had a girl on Rocky Top
Half bear, other half cat
Wild as a mink,
but sweet as soda pop I still dream about that
(Chorus)
Rocky Top you’ll always be Home sweet home to me
Good ol’ Rocky Top
Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee
Folks don’t grow no corn on Rocky Top
Soil’s too rocky by far
That’s why all the folks on Rocky Top
Drink their corn from a jar
(Chorus)
I’ve had years of pent-up city life Trapped like a duck in a pen
All I know is it’s a pity life Can’t be simple again
(Chorus)
Beautiful Tennessee
Once two strangers climbed ol’ Rocky Top Lookin’ for a moonshine still
Strangers ain’t come down from Rocky Top Reckon they never will
Hi, my name is Joe and I work in a button factory
The other day, my boss came up to me and said, “Hey, Joe are you busy?”
And I said, “No”.
He said “Turn the button with your right hand.”
(move you hand in a circle after you say “turn the button with your right hand”
and continue the action throughout the rest of the song)
Hi, my name is Joe and I work in a button factory
The other day, my boss came up to me and said, “Hey, Joe are you busy?”
And I said, “No”.
He said “Turn the button with your left hand.”
(add the left hand circle motion throughout the rest of the song)
(Chorus)
Check Through the Buddy Board
C-H-I-C-K-E-N
When you go down to the waterfront, (clap, clap)
Check through the buddy board, (clap, clap)
Check through the buddy board, (clap, clap)
Check through the buddy board, (clap, clap)
When you go down to the waterfront,
Check through the buddy board,
It’s the safest way to swim.
C, that’s the way it begins,
H, I’m the second letter in,
Oh I, I am the third,
Oh C, I’m the fourth letter in that word,
Oh K, I’m fillin’ in,
E, I’m near the end,
Oh, C H I C K E N,
that’s the way we spell CHICKEN!
Boom-Chick-A-Boom
(repeat after me song)
I said a-boom-chick-a-boom!
I said a-boom-chick-a-boom!
I said a-boom-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-boom!
Uh-huh!
On Yeah!
One more time!
(name a person) style
Each person named dances or moves and you repeat the
song doing that motion
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Hi, My Name Is Joe
Hi, my name is Joe and I work in a button factory
The other day, my boss came up to me and said, “Hey, Joe are you busy?”
And I said, “No”.
He said “Turn the button with your right knee.”
(add the right knee circle motion throughout the rest of the song)
Hi, my name is Joe and I work in a button factory
The other day, my boss came up to me and said, “Hey, Joe are you busy?”
And I said, “No”.
He said “Turn the button with your left knee.”
(add the right knee circle motion throughout the rest of the song)
Hi, my name is Joe and I work in a button factory
The other day, my boss came up to me and said, “Hey, Joe are you busy?”
And I said, “No”.
He said “Turn the button with your head.”
(add the head circle motion throughout the rest of the song)
Hi, my name is Joe and I work in a button factory
The other day, my boss came up to me and said, “Hey, Joe are you busy?”
And I said, “No”.
He said “Turn the button with your tongue.”
(add the tongue sticking out throughout the rest of the song)
Hi, my name is Joe and I work in a button factory
The other day, my boss came up to me and said, “Hey, Joe are you busy?”
And I said, “Yes!!”.
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The Cat
CameBack
Old Mister Johnson had troubles of his own
He had a yellow cat which wouldn’t leave his home;
He tried and he tried to give the cat away,
He gave it to a man goin’ far, far away.
(Chorus)
But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn’t stay away.
The man around the corner swore he’d kill the cat on sight,
He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite;
He waited and he waited for the cat to come around,
Ninety seven pieces of the man was all they found.
(Chorus)
He gave it to a little boy with a dollar note,
And he told him to take it up the river in a boat.
He tied a stone around his neck, it must have weighed a pound;
Tomorrow they’re dredging the river for the little boy that
drowned!
(Chorus)
He gave it to a man going up in a balloon,
He told him to take to the man in the moon.
The balloon came down about ninety mile away,
Where he is now they dare not say!
(Chorus)
He gave it to a man going way out west.
Told him to give it to the one he loved the best.
First the train hit the curve, then it jumped the rail,
Not a soul was left behind to tell the cruesome tale!
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There’s a hole in the bucket
Worms
There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole.
Nobody likes me,
everybody hates me!
Think I’ll eat some worms.
Long, slim slimy ones,
short, fat juicy ones,
itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.
Then fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it.
With what should I fix it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I fix it, dear Liza, with what?
With a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, with a straw.
But the straw is too long, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The straw is too long, dear Liza, too long.
Then cut it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then cut it dear Henry, dear Henry, cut it!
With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, with what?
With an knife, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With an knife, dear Henry, an knife.
But the knife is too dull, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The knife is too dull, dear Liza, too dull.
Then, sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then sharpen it dear Henry, dear Henry, sharpen it!
With what should I sharpen it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I sharpen, dear Liza, with what?
With a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, a stone.
First you bite the heads off,
then you suck the guts out.
oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Long, slim slimy ones,
short, fat juicy ones,
itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.
Down goes the first one,
down goes the second one,
oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Long, slim slimy ones,
short, fat juicy ones,
itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.
Up comes the first one,
up comes the second one,
oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Long, slim slimy ones,
short, fat juicy ones,
itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.
But the stone is too dry, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The stone is too dry, dear Liza, too dry.
Then wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then wet it dear Henry, dear Henry, wet it.
With what should I wet it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I wet it, dear Liza, with what?
With water, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With water, dear Henry, dear Henry, with water.
(Chours)
But how shall I get it?, dear Liza, dear Liza,
But how shall I get it?, dear Liza, with what?
The atom bomb fell just the other day,
The H-Bomb fell in the very same way;
Russia went, England went, and then the U.S.A.
The human race was finished without a chance to pray.
In the bucket, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
In the bucket, dear Henry, dear Henry, in the bucket!
(Chorus)
First you get a bucket,
then you get a shovel,
oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Long, slim slimy ones,
short, fat juicy ones,
itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.
But there’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole!
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Father Abraham
Father Abraham had seven sons, had Father Abraham
and they didn’t laugh,
and they didn’t cry,
all they did was go like this:
With the right arm
(swing right arm back and forth after you say “with the right arm” and continue the action
throughout the rest of the song)
Father Abraham
had seven sons,
had seven sons, had Father Abraham
and they didn’t laugh,
and they didn’t cry,
all they did was go like this:
With the left arm
(add the left arm swinging back and forth throughout the rest of the song)
Repeat song...
With the right leg
(add the right leg marching throughout the rest of the song)
Repeat song...
With the left leg
(add the left leg marching throughout the rest of the song)
Repeat song...
With the head
(move head up and down while marching throughout the rest of the song)
Repeat song...
Wiggle your touche Sit Down!
(shake your touché back and forth)
The Turtle Song
Have you ever seen a turtle on a hot summer’s day?
Have you ever seen a turtle just a swimmin’ in the bay?
With his hands in his pockets and his pockets in his pants.
Have you ever seen a turtle do the hoocheekoochee dance?
You never will (clap, clap), you never will (clap, clap)
Have you ever seen a turtle on a cold winter’s day?
Have you ever seen a turtle just a frozen in the bay?
With his hands in his pockets and his pockets in his pants.
Have you ever seen a turtle do the hoocheekoochee dance?
You never will (clap, clap), you never will (clap, clap)
Little Bunny Foo Foo
Little Bunny Foo Foo,
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head
Down came the good fairy and she said
“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head.
I’ll give you three chances,
And if you don’t behave
I’ll turn you into a goon!”
The next day:
Little Bunny Foo Foo,
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head
Down came the good fairy and she said
“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head.
I’ll give you two more chances,
And if you don’t behave
I’ll turn you into a goon!”
The next day:
Little Bunny Foo Foo,
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head
Down came the good fairy and she said
“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head.
I’ll give you one more chance,
And if you don’t behave
I’ll turn you into a goon!”
The next day:
Little Bunny Foo Foo,
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head
Down came the good fairy and she said
“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head.
I gave you three chances
And you didn’t behave
Now you’re a goon! POOF!!”
Have you ever seen a turtle in an aquarium at the zoo?
Have you ever seen a turtle just a lookin’ back at you?
With his hands in his pockets and his pockets in his pants.
Have you ever seen a turtle do the hoocheekoochee dance?
You never will (clap, clap), you never will (clap, clap)
Have you ever seen a turtle just out campin’?
Have you ever seen a turtle just a smilin’?
With his hands in his pockets and his pockets in his pants.
Have you ever seen a turtle do the hoocheekoochee dance?
You always will (clap, clap), you always will (clap, clap)
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The moral of the story is:
Hare Today, Goon Tomorrow
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You get a line and I’ll get a pole, honey (honey)
You get a line and I’ll get a pole, babe (babe)
You get a line and I’ll get a pole,
We’ll go down to that crawdad hole,
Oh Honey, oh baby, be mine YEE HA!!
See that man with a sack on his back, honey (honey)
See that man with a sack on his back, babe (babe)
See that man with a sack on his back,
He’s got crawdads in his sack,
Oh Honey, oh baby, be mine YEE HA!!
Watcha gonna do when when the well runs dry? honey (honey)
Watcha gonna do when when the well runs dry? babe (babe)
Watcha gonna do when when the well runs dry?
Sit around and watch ‘em die,
Oh Honey, oh baby, be mine YEE HA!!
Who’s that crawdad struttin’ ‘round, honey (honey)
Who’s that crawdad struttin’ ‘round, babe (babe)
Who’s that crawdad struttin’ ‘round,
He’s the mayor of crawdad town,
Oh Honey, oh baby, be mine YEE HA!!
Three Jolly Fishermen
He’s got the Whole World
There were three jolly fishermen,
There were three jolly fishermen,
Fisher, fisher, men, men, men.
Fisher, fisher, men, men, men.
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.
The first one’s name was Abraham,
The first one’s name was Abraham,
Abra, Abra; ham, ham, ham
Abra, Abra; ham, ham, ham
The first one’s name was Abraham,
He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,
He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,
He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.
The second one’s name was I-I-saac,
The second one’s name was I-I-saac,
I, I, saac, saac, saac
I, I, saac, saac, saac
The second one’s name was I-I-saac,
The third on’e name was Ja-a-cob,
The third on’e name was Ja-a-cob,
Ja-a, Ja-a; cub, cub, cub
Ja-a, Ja-a; cub, cub, cub
The third on’e name was Ja-a-cob,
They all went down to Jericho,
They all went down to Jericho,
Jer-I, Jer-I, cho, cho, cho
Jer-I, Jer-I, cho, cho, cho
They should have gone to Amster-Shh,
They should have gone to Amster-Shh,
Amster, Amster, Shh! Shh! Shh!
Amster, Amster, Shh! Shh! Shh!
I mustn’t say that naughty word,
I mustn’t say that naughty word,
Naughty, naughty, word, word, word
Naughty, naughty, word, word, word
I’m gonna say it anyway
I’m gonna say it anyway
Amster, Amster, dam, dam, dam
Amster, Amster, dam, dam, dam
They all went down to Amster-dam!!
He’s got the sun and the rain in His hands,
He’s got the moon and the stars in His hands,
He’s got the wind and the clouds in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.
He’s got the rivers and the mountains in His hands,
He’s got the oceans and the seas in His hands,
He’s got you and he’s got me in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.
He’s got everybody here in His hands,
He’s got everybody here in His hands,
He’s got everybody here in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.
Mousie Song
Love to eat those little mousies,
Mousies what I love to eat.
Love to bite their little heads off,
Nibble on their tiny feet.
I said a nibble on their tiny feet.
I’m so glad that I’m a tomcat,
Tomcats what I love to be.
Got no desire to be a momcat,
Little kittens buggin’ me
I said little kittens buggin’ me.
I don’t eat rats or little birdies,
Mousies what I love to eat.
I eat them just the way I catch ‘em,
Good and fresh and plenty sweet.
I said a good and fresh and plenty sweet,
I said a good and fresh and plenty sweet.
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Maintain Dew
Cold Spaghetti
My Uncle Bill runs a still on the hill
Where he brews up a gallon or two (or two)
And the buzzards in the sky get so drunk they can’t fly
Just from sniffin’ that good ol’ mountain dew.
Cold spaghetti,
I like cold spaghetti!
Cold spaghetti,
that’s what I like to eat!
(Chorus)
They call it that good ol’ mountan dew, And them that refuse it are few. (are few)
I’ll hush up my mug if you’ll fill up my jug With that good ol’ mountain dew.
I like to eat it
while ____________!
(fill in the blank)
My Uncle Hank had an ol’ army tank
That he got back in ‘forty-two (‘forty-two)
It wouldn’t move a nudge ‘till he gave it a gludge
Of that good ol’ mountain dew.
(Chorus)
My Uncle Ron had a still on the john
Where he brewed up a gallon or two (or two)
When the revenuers came a-rushin’ he’d give it a flushin’
Of that good ol’ mountain dew.
(Chorus)
My Uncle Mort, he is sawed off and short, He measure ‘bout four foot two, (four two)
But he thinks he’s a giant when guzzles a pint Of that good ol’ mountain dew.
(Chorus)
You take a little trash and you mix it up with ash,
And you throw in the soul of a shoe, (a shoe)
Then you stir it awhile with an old rusty file, And they call it that good old mountain dew.
(Chorus)
There’s an old hollow tree, just a little way from me Where you lay down a dollar or two (or two)
If you hush up your mug, then they’ll give you a jug
Of that good ol’ mountain dew.
(Chorus)
*REPEAT as many times
as you can! Each time you
repeat you need to add on
to what was said before.
Cold spaghetti,
I like cold spaghetti!
Cold spaghetti,
that’s what I like to eat!
I like to eat it
while ____________!
while ____________!
Cold spaghetti,
I like cold spaghetti!
Cold spaghetti,
that’s what I like to eat!
I like to eat it
while ____________!
while ____________!
while ____________!
Mellow
CAMPFIRE
SONGS
Purple Lights
Mister Moon
(repeat after me song)
Mister moon, mister moon,
you’re out to soon
The sun is still in the sky
Go back to bed and cover up your head
And wait till the day goes by
For on a summer’s evening,
I walked the forest through
When suddenly I heard it,
A sweet and low cuckoo
Cuckoo, cuckoo,
Cuckoo, cuckoo
Purple lights
In the canyon
That’s where I
Long to be
With my three
Good companions
*My backpack, my pony, and me.
Whippoorwill
In the willow
Sings a sweet melody
For my three
Good companions
*My backpack, my pony, and me
Gonna hang
My sombrero
On the limb
Of that there tree
With my three
Good companions
*My backpack, my pony, and me
No more cows
To be roppin’
No more strays do I see
Just my three
Good companions
*My backpack, my pony, and me
*One more time
*My backpack, my pony, and me
*Into the sunset (softly)
*My backpack, my pony, and me
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(*sung all together not as a repeat)
Cuckoo, cuckoo,
cuckoo, cuckoo,
cuckoo, cuckoo
The Buffalo and His Brother
Across the wind-swept dessert,
(move hands and arms left to right)
Where nature knew no man.
(shake pointer finger back and forth)
The buffalo* and his brother*
Were laying in the sand**.
The buffalo* said to his brother*,
Why do you lie that way?**
But the buffalo* didn’t answer,
“Cause he’s been dead, since May,
Since way last May!
*Hold hands open with thumbs on each side
of head for “buffalo” and on your forehead
and the back of your head for “brother”.
**Put hands together on side of face and
pretend to sleep.
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On the Loose
Going Into
the Night
(Chorus)
Going into the night, there’s magic in the night
Singing out a song that’s clear
The great horned owl is my night time pal
With a song that you can hear
And the owl you can here (hoot, hoot)
(Chorus)
The soulful note of the lone coyote
Is a song that you can hear
And the coyote you can hear (howl)
And the owl you can hear (hoot, hoot)
(Chorus)
Down in the thicket there’s a million crickets
With a song that you can hear
And the crickets you can hear (click, click)
And the coyote you can hear (howl)
And the owl you can hear (hoot, hoot)
(Chorus)
In the bog there’s a ton of frogs
With a song that you can hear
And the frogs you can hear (ribbit, ribbit)
And the crickets you can hear (click, click)
And the coyote you can hear (howl)
And the owl you can hear (hoot, hoot)
(Chorus)
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The silent wonder in the peoples’ hearts
Is a song that you can hear
And the silence you can hear (be silent)
And the frogs you can hear (ribbit, ribbit)
And the crickets you can hear (click, click)
And the coyote you can hear (howl)
And the owl you can hear (hoot, hoot)
And the silence you can hear (be silent)
Did you ever watch the sunrise turn the sky completely red,
Have you slept beneath the moon and stars, a pine bough for your bed
Did you sit and talk with friends, though a word was never said,
Then you’re just like me and you’ve been on the loose.
(Chorus)
On the loose to climb a mountain,
On the loose where I am free.
On the loose to live my life, the way I think my life should be,
For I’ve only got a moment and a whole world yet to see.
I’ll be looking for tomorrow on the loose.
There’s a trail that I’ll be hiking just to see where it might go.
Many places yet to visit, many people yet to know,
For in following in my dreams, I will live and I will grow,
On a trail that’s waiting out there on the loose.
(Chorus)
So in search of love and laughter, I’ll be traveling cross this land
Never sure of where I’m going, for I haven’t got a plan,
So in time when you are ready, come and join me and take my hand,
And together we’ll share life out there on the loose.
(Chorus)
In this world that I am traveling, I will think of you this way,
Remembering your smile, for it seems like yesterday
When we slept beneath the stars, and we dreamed about this day
Now we have come together on the loose.
(Chorus)
Do the trees in the forest make you sit and think of love?
Does it take you twenty times or more to count the stars above?
For I’m here now and I like it and the hours melt away,
And if I want I’ll stay here another day.
(Chorus)
As I sit and watch the sunset and the daylight softly fades,
I am thinking of tomorrow and the friendships we have made.
I will value them for always and I hope you’ll do the same,
And forever we’ll explore life on the loose.
(Chorus)
Now the moon is softly glowing and the stars are twinkling bright
Our laughter and our friendship have cleared this cloudy night
Come and join our flickering campfire, come and sing our happy songs
And together we’ll share life out on the loose.
(Chorus)
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Linger
Pass It On
Hmm, I want to linger,
Hmm, a little longer,
Hmm, a little longer here with you.
It only takes a spark
to get a fire going,
And soon all those around
can warm up in its glowing;
That’s how it is with God’s Love,
Once you’ve experienced it,
Your spread the love to everyone
You want to pass it on.
Hmm, it doesn’t seem quite right,
Hmm, that on this perfect night
Hmm, that this should be our last with you.
Hmm, and come September,
Hmm, I will remember,
Hmm, my camping days and friendship true.
Hmm, and as the years roll by,
Hmm, I think of you and sigh,
Hmm, this is goodnight and not goodbye.
Hmm, I want to linger,
Hmm, a little longer,
Hmm, a little longer here with you.
Make New Friends
Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver, the other is gold.
A circle is round,
it has no end.
That’s how long, I will be your friend.
A fire burns bright, it warms the heart.
We’ve been friends, from the very start.
The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean
(can be done in a round)
What a wonderous time is spring,
When all the tress are budding
The birds begin to sing,
the flowers start their blooming;
That’s how it is with God’s love,
Once you’ve experienced it.
You want to sing,
it’s fresh like spring,
You want to pass it on.
I wish for you my friend
This happiness that I’ve found;
You can depend on God
It matters not where you’re bound,
I’ll shout it from the mountain top
(PRAISE GOD!)
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on.
I’ll shout it from the mountain top
(PRAISE GOD!)
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on.
Country Roads
Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue ridge mountains
Shenandoah river Life is old there
Older than the trees
Younger than the mountains
Growin like a breeze
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
All my memories gathered round her
Miners lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine
Teardrops in my eye
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
Take me home, now country roads
Take me home, now country roads
I hear her voice
In the mornin’ hour she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
And drivin’ down the road I get a feelin’
That I should have been home yesterday,
yesterday
Fish and Chips and Vinegar
(One Bottle of Pop)
One bottle of pop, two bottle of pop, three bottle of pop,
four bottle of pop, five bottle of pop, six bottle of pop,
seven bottle pop, pop!
Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, vinegar
Fish and chips and vinegar, pepper, pepper, pepper, salt.
Don’t put your dust in my dust pan, my dust pan, my dust pan
Don’t put your dust in my dust pan, my dust pan’s full.
(done in a 3 part round)
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Circle
Game
The
Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star
Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like, when youre older, must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and dawn
Were captive on the carousel of time
We cant return we con only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.
Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town
And they tell him,
Take your time, it wont be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and dawn
Were captive on the carousel of time
We cant return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
I Love the
Mountains
So the years spin by and
now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams
have lost some grandeur
coming true
There’ll be new dreams,
maybe better dreams
and plenty
Before the last revolving
year is through.
And the seasons they go
round and round
And the painted ponies
go up and down
Were captive on the
carousel of time
We cant return, we can
only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round
and round
In the circle game
I love the mountains.
I love the rolling hills.
I love the flowers.
I love the daffodils.
I love the fireside.
When all the lights are low.
(Chorus)
Boom dee ah dah.
Boom dee ah dah.
Boom dee ah dah.
Boom dee ah dah.
Boom dee ah dah.
Boom dee ah dah.
Boom dee ah dah.
Boom dee ah dah.
I love the flowers.
I love the daffodils.
I love the mountains.
I love the rolling hills.
I love the fireside.
When all the lights are low.
(Chorus)
We walk together.
Hike by the quiet stream.
Watch for the sunrise.
Breathing the air so clean.
When we’re together,
Sharing our fondest dreams.
(Chorus)
Opening Up
We are opening up in sweet surrender
To the luminous love light of the moon
One Tin Soldier
Listen, children, to a story
That was written long ago,
‘Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley-folk below.
On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath the stone,
And the valley-people swore
They’d have it for their very own.
(Chorus)
Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after....
One tin soldier rides away.
So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill,
Asking for the buried treasure,
Tons of gold for which they’d kill.
Came an answer from the kingdom,
“With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain,
All the riches buried there.”
(Chorus)
Now the valley cried with anger,
“Mount your horses! Draw your sword!”
And they killed the mountain-people,
So they won their just reward.
Now they stood beside the treasure,
On the mountain, dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it...
“Peace on Earth” was all it said.
(Chorus)
We are opening, we are opening
We are opening, we are opening
(can be done in a round)
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Taps
Day is done
Gone the sun
From the lake to the hills to the sky
All is well
Safely rest
God is nigh and good night
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If I Had A Hammer
(The Hammer Song)
If I had a hammer
I’d hammer in the morning
I’d hammer in the evening
All over this land
I’d hammer out danger
I’d hammer out a warning
I’d hammer out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land
If I had a bell
I’d ring it in the morning
I’d ring it in the evening
All over this land
I’d ring out danger
I’d ring out a warning
I’d ring out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land
If I had a song
I’d sing it in the morning
I’d sing it in the evening
All over this land
I’d sing out danger
I’d sing out a warning
I’d sing out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land
Well I’ve got a hammer
And I’ve got a bell
And I’ve got a song to sing
All over this land
It’s the hammer of justice
It’s the bell of freedom
It’s the song about love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land
Peace Like A River
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul
Poor Rose
(repeat after me song)
Poor Rose she died
She died fer love
Her lover he died
Fer sorrow
They buried ‘em both
In the ol’ churchyard
In graves both deep
And narrow
And up from her’s
There grew a rose
And up from his’n
A briar
They clumbed and clumbed
Up the old church tower
‘Til they could clumb
No Higher
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(All together)
The red rose and the briar
Flicker
The flicker of a campfire,
the wind in the pines
The moon in the heavens,
the stars that shine
A place where people
gather to make friends
of all kinds
A place where all our
troubles are always
left behind
So give me the light
of a campfire, warm
and bright
And give me some
friends to sing with; I’ll be
here all night
Love is for those who find
it; I found mine right here
Just you and me and
the campfire and songs
we love to hear
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