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					Down By The Launch Pad                         Forgot I was walking around.
(Tune: Down By the Station)
Down by the Launch pad,                        (Chorus)
Early in the morning.
See the Saturn booster Waiting in its place.
Hear the engines rumbling,                     The Planets
On our way to Saturn,                          (Tune of Are You Sleeping)
Boom, boom! Blast off, into space.             Mercury, Mercury,
                                               Is the smallest, Is the smallest
                                               And it's very close
Rockets into Space                             To the sun
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)                And very hot, and very hot.
Up, up, up they go                             Venus is, Venus is,
Rockets into space.                            Our nearest neighbor, our nearest neighbor
Faster, faster, faster, faster,                Venus is covered
How can we keep pace?                          With many clouds
Up, up, up they go                             And is very bright, and is very bright.
Rockets to the moon.                           The Earth, the Earth,
Farther, farther, farther, farther,            Is where we live, is where we live
Mars now, Venus soon.                          We've gravity and water
                                               And oxygen too.
                                               To help us breathe, to help us breathe.
Astronomers Song                               Mars is similar , Mars is similar,
(Tune: Yankee Doodle)                          To our Earth, to our Earth
We've got our eyes upon the sky                But it has less gravity
We watch the starts that shimmer,              And it has no oxygen
The sun and moon are friends of ours,          So we couldn't breathe, we couldn't breathe.
We know their every glimmer.                   Jupiter is the largest, Jupiter is the largest,
Keep your eyes upon the skies,                 And it has, and it has
Watch the twinkling stars,                     A very large red spot
It's better than a TV show,                    It's called a gas giant
By Jupiter and Mars.                           And it has twelve moons, it has twelve moons.
                                               Saturn has many rings, Saturn has many rings,
                                               And nine moons, and nine moons,
The Astronauts Plea                            Eight revolve counterclockwise
(Tune: My Bonnie)                              But one is the opposite.
I went for a ride in a spaceship.              It goes clockwise, it goes clockwise.
The moon and the planets to see.               Uranus rotates strangely, Uranus rotates strangely,
I went for a ride in a spaceship.              On its axis, on its axis,
Now listen what happened to me.                Its North Pole faces the sun
                                               For almost twenty years
Chorus:                                        Then the South Pole does the same, the South Pole
Bring back, bring back,                        does the same.
O bring back my spaceship to me, to me.        Neptune is the outermost, Neptune is the outermost,
Bring back, bring back,                        Of the four gas giants, of the four gas giants
O bring back my spaceship to me.               It has an icy surface
I went for a ride in a spaceship,              That makes it very cold,
The capsule was crowded and I                  -330 degrees, -330 degrees.
Developed a cramp in my muscles,               Pluto is the farthest, Pluto is the farthest
So I decided to walk in the sky.               From the sun, from the sun,
                                               It's very hard to find
(repeat Chorus)                                Because it is so far away
I went for a walk in my spacesuit:             From the Earth, from the Earth.
The ship was controlled from the ground.
And someone in charge down at NASA


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Space Cub Scouts                                     The order of the planets.
(Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low)                        Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,
Do your ears point high?                             Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
Mr. Spock's your kind of guy.                        Neptune and Pluto are their names.
On the Starship Enterprise,
Out in space we're gonna fly.
Where no man has gone before.                        The Family of the Sun
Through the universe and more.                       (Tune of: Farmer in the Dell)
Do you ears point high?                              Refrain:
Are your ears quite long?                            The family of the Sun,
Then you must be a Klingon,                          The family of the Sun.
Will you sneak up on our ship                        Here are nine planets in
Till our radar shows a blip?                         The family of the Sun.
Then we'll blast you with our phasers
Our ship is the one that stays here.                 Verses:
Are your ears quite long?                            1. Mercury is hot,
We are Space Cub Scouts.                             And Mercury is small.
"Beam em Up!" is what we shout.                      Mercury has no atmosphere.
On the Enterprise we work                            Its just a rocky ball.
We report to Captain Kirk.                           2. Venus has thick clouds,
Through the struggles and the strife,                That hide what is below.
Looking for new forms of life.                       The air is foul, the ground is hot,
We are Space Cub Scouts.                             It rotates very slow.
                                                     3. We love the Earth, our home,
                                                     Its oceans and its trees.
The Daring Spaceman                                  We eat its food, we breathe its air,
(Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home)              So no pollution, please.
I am a daring Astronaut,                             4. Mars is very red.
Hurrah, hurrah,                                      Its also dry and cold
I'm getting ready to blast off,                      Someday you might visit Mars
Hurrah, Hurrah                                       If you are really bold.
The rocket takes me high in space,                   5. Great Jupiter is big.
My capsule is a most comfortable place,              We've studied it a lot.
To a space adventure I'm on my way.                  We found that it has 16 moons
I'm orbiting around the moon,                        And a big red spot.
Hurrah, Hurrah,                                      6. Saturn has great rings.
I think I'll land there very soon,                   We wondered what they were.
Hurrah, Hurrah.                                      Now we know they're icy rocks
I'll pitch and yaw, and roll through, space,         Which we saw as a blur. (Refrain)
I've never seen such sights in a place               7. Uranus and Neptune
I'm a daring spaceman won’t you come with me?        We don't know much about.
Let's fly to other planets now,                      Maybe you will study them
Hurrah, Hurrah.                                      And then we'll all find out.
Come fly with me, I'll show you how,                 8. Pluto's last in line.
Hurrah, Hurrah                                       The family of the Sun,
We'll stop at Mercury, and Mars,                     It's farthest from the Sun.
At Neptune we can gaze at stars,                     The family of the Sun,
What a lovely sight, the wonderful world of space.   It's small and cold and icy too
                                                     There are nine planets and
                                                     To land there won't be fun.
Order of the Planets                                 Now our journeys done!
(Tune of Down By The Station)
My very eager mother
Just served us nine pizzas                           The Solar System
To help us remember                                  (Tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)


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Let's take a trip to the solar system, the solar           McDonald McDonalds
system, the solar system.                                  Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
Let's take a trip to the solar system                      A Burger King a Burger King
To see what we can see.                                    Long John Silvers and a Burger King
At the center is the fiery sun, the fiery sun, the fiery   A Burger King a Burger King
sun.                                                       Long John Silvers and a Burger King
At the center is the fiery sun                             Red Lobster Red Lobster
Whose rays warm up our planet.                             Long John Silvers and a Burger King
Nine planets are revolving, revolving, revolving           Dairy Queen A Dairy Queen
Nine planets are revolving                                 Chucky Cheese and a Dairy Queen
Around the sun.                                            Dairy Queen A Dairy Queen
They revolve in an orbit, orbit, orbit.                    Chucky Cheese and a Dairy Queen
They revolve in an orbit                                   Roy Rogers Roy Rogers
That takes Earth an entire year.                           Chucky Cheese and a Dairy Queen
Each planet rotates, rotates, rotates.                     Actions
Each planet rotates                                        Pizza Hut - Make shape of a hut in the air.
On its axis.                                               Kentucky Fried- Flap elbows up and down in the
Rotation of Earth takes twenty-four hours, twenty-         manner of a demented chicken.
four hours, twenty-four                                    McDonalds - Put hands on top of head and bring out
hours.                                                     and down to produce the "Golden Arches".
Rotation of Earth takes twenty-four hours                  Burger King - Put hands on head with fingers up to
And gives us night and day                                 make a crown
                                                           Long John Silver - mimic sword play
                                                           Red Lobster - hold up arms and bring fingers down
Taps Fast                                                  on thumbs like lobster claws snapping
Day is done, day is done, day is done                      Dairy Queen - mimic milking a cow
Gone the sun, gone the sun, gone the sun                   Chuckey Cheese - mimic throwing up a pizza
From the lake, from the hill, from the sky                 Roy Rogers - mimic riding a horse
All is well, all is well, all is well
Safely rest, safely rest, safely rest
God is nigh, God is nigh, God is nigh.                     He Jumped Without A Parachute
                                                           This is a British version of a song known in the US as
                                                           Never tie a love knot in a parachuters chute
Skips Got a Head Like a Ping Pong Ball                     Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic - John Browns
(Tune: Lone Ranger Theme - William Tell Overture)          Body
Skips got a head like a ping pong ball                     First Version
Skips got a head like a ping pong ball                     He jumped without a parachute from twenty thousand
Skips got a head like a ping pong ball                     feet
Like a piiiiiiiiiiing pong ball                            He jumped without a parachute from twenty thousand
ping pong (seven times) ball                               feet
ping pong (6 times) Ball                                   He jumped without a parachute from twenty thousand
ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping PONG               feet
(Second verse is the same only say pong where you          And he aint gorna jump no more
say ping in the first verse and visa versa) - You can      Chorus
also change the name to your favourite hairless            Glory glory what a heck of a way to die
scouter!!!                                                 Glory glory what a heck of a way to die
                                                           Glory glory what a heck of a way to die
                                                           And he aint gorna jump no more
Fast Food                                                  They scraped him off the tarmac like a lump of
This is an action song the actions will be given at the    strawberry jam (3x)
end The tune to this is a ram sam sam                      And He aint .............
Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut                                      Chorus
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut                     They put him in a sardine tin and sent him home to
Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut                                      mum (3x)
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut                     And he aint...........
                                                           Chorus

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They put him on the mantle piece for everyone to see   Last Chorus
(3x)                                                   Notes: Verse #4 is sometimes omitted, and the
and he aint........                                    Chorus is sometimes repeated a second time at the
Chorus                                                 end, which gets louder through the first two lines and
They spread him on a slice of bread when the vicar     then quieter during the last two lines, with the last
came to tea (3x)                                       few words being slowed down and strung out, to
and he aint.....                                       emphasise the point that he aint gonna jump no more.
Last Chorus

Second Version                                         America
He jumped from forty thousand feet without a           Oh beautiful, for spacious skies
parachute                                              For amber waves of grain,
He jumped from forty thousand feet without a           For purple mountain majesties
parachute                                              Above the fruited plain.
He jumped from forty thousand feet without a           America, America;
parachute                                              God shed his grace on thee.
And he aint gonna jump no more                         And crown thy good with brotherhood
Chorus                                                 from sea to shining sea!
Glory glory what a hell of a way to die
suspended by your braces when you dont know how
to fly                                                 America My Country Tis of Thee
Glory glory what a hell of a way to die                My country 'tis of thee,
And he aint gonna jump no more                         Sweet land of liberty,
He landed on the pavement like a lump of strawberry    Of thee I sing.
jam                                                    Land where my fathers died,
He landed on the pavement like a lump of strawberry    Land of the pilgrims' pride,
jam                                                    From ev'ry mountain side
He landed on the pavement like a lump of strawberry    Let freedom ring.
jam
And he aint gonna jump no more
Chorus                                                 The StarSpangled Banner
They put him in a match box and they sent him home     Oh say, can you see by the dawn's early light,
to mum                                                 What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last
They put him in a match box and they sent him home     gleaming,
to mum                                                 Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the
They put him in a match box and they sent him home     perilous fight,
to mum                                                 O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly
And he aint gonna jump no more                         streaming?
Chorus                                                 And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
She put on the mantel piece for everyone to see        Gave proof throughout the night that our flag was
She put on the mantel piece for everyone to see        still there.
She put on the mantel piece for everyone to see        Oh say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
And he aint gonna jump no more                         O'er the land of the free and the land of the brave.
Chorus
She put him on the table when the Vicar came to tea
She put him on the table when the Vicar came to tea    Hello
She put him on the table when the Vicar came to tea    (Tunes: Coca Cola's I'd Like to Teach the World to
And he aint gonna jump no more                         Sing or Auld Lang Syne)
Chorus                                                 I love to hear the word Hello,
The Vicar spread him on some toast and said what       Wherever I may go.
lovely jam                                             It's full of friendship
The Vicar spread him on some toast and said what       And good cheer
lovely jam                                             And warms the heart up so.
The Vicar spread him on some toast and said what       Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello,
lovely jam                                             Hello, Hello, Hello.
And he aint gonna jump no more

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When e'er we meet                                       put both hands in the air and snap fingers twice
Like friends let's greet                                slap knees twice, clap hands twice
Each other with Hello.
Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello,
Hello, Hello, Hello.                                    Three Little Angels
When e'er we meet                                       Three little angels
Like friends let's greet                                All dressed in white
Each other with Hello.                                  Tried to get to Heaven
                                                        On the end of a kite.
                                                        But the kite broke and
Once a Girl Scout went to Camp                          Down they all fell.
(Tune: Head & Shoulders, Knees & Toes)                  Instead of going to Heaven
Once a Girl Scout went to camp, went to camp            They all went to...
Went to camp without her lamp, without her lamp         Two little angels...
And there she saw a spider in her bed, in her bed       One little angel...
This is what the Girl Scout said , Girl Scout said:     Three little devils
"Spider spider, go away, go away,                       All dressed in red
You are not allowed to stay, allowed to stay            Tried to get to Heaven
This is what my leader said,                            On the end of a thread.
'No two bodies in one bed, in one bed.'"                But the thread broke and
Once a Boy Scout went to camp, went to camp             Down they all fell.
Went to camp without his lamp, without his lamp         Instead of going to Heaven
And there he saw a spider in his bed, in his bed        They all went to...
This is what the Boy Scout said, Boy Scout said:        Two little devils...
"Aaaaaauuughhhhhh!"                                     One little devil...
                                                        Three little Martians
                                                        All dressed in green
Doodley Doo                                             Tried to get to Heaven
Please sing to me that sweet melody                     On the end of a string.
Called doodley doo, doodley doo.                        But the string broke and
I like the rest,                                        Down they all fell.
but the part I like best                                Instead of going to Heaven
Goes doodley doo, doodley doo.                          They went to...
It's the simplest thing                                 Two little Martians...
there isn't much to it                                  One little Martian...
I like it so, wherever I go,                            Three little babies
It's doodley doodley doo.                               All dressed in blue
Come on and waddaly atcha, waddaly atcha                Tried to get to Heaven
Waddaly o, waddaly o                                    On the end of a shoe.
Waddaly atcha, waddaly atcha                            But the shoe broke and
Waddaly o, waddaly o                                    Down they all fell.
It's the simplest thing                                 Instead of going to Heaven
there isn't much to it                                  They all went to...
I like it so, wherever I go,                            Two little babies...
It's doodl ey doodley doo.                              One little baby...
Actions                                                 Don't get excited,
slap knees twice, clap hands twice                      Don't lose your head.
pass the right hand over the left hand twice            Instead of going to Heaven
pass the left hand over the right hand twice            They all went to bed.
touch the nose with the right hand twice, then
touch the left shoulder with the right hand and leave
it there.                                               Heidi Hey echo hiking song
touch the nose with the left hand, then                 Heidi-hey Heidi-ho!
touch the right shoulder with the left hand and leave   Iddly-Widdly Woddley Wo,
it there.                                               Lift your heads up to the sky
tap the shoulders twice                                 Girl Scouts are passing by.

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Heidi-hey Heidi-ho!                                       She waded in the water and she got her ankles wet.
Iddly-Widdly Woddley Wo,                                  But she didn't get her (clap, clap) wet.
Better, better than the rest,                             Glory, glory, Hallelujah;
Troop 4217 is the best.                                   Glory, glory, Hallelujah;
Heidi-hey Heidi-ho!                                       Glory, glory, Hallelujah;
Iddly-Widdly Woddley Wo,                                  She didn't get her (clap , clap) wet, yet.
If you heard what I just said                             2. knees
Get on your knees and bow your head.                      3. thighs
                                                          4. She waded in the water and she finally got it wet.
                                                          She finally got her bathing suit wet.
Scout Prayer
Softly falls the light of day
As our campfire fades away,                               She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain
Silently each girl should ask:                            She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she
"Have I done my daily task?                               comes. (Toot Toot!)
Have I kept my honor bright?                              She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she
Can I guiltless sleep tonight?                            comes. (Toot Toot!)
Have I done and have I dared                              She'll be coming 'round the mountain,
Everything to be prepared?"                               She'll be coming 'round the mountain,
"I have kept my honour bright.                            She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she
I can guiltless sleep tonight.                            comes. (Toot Toot!)
I have done and I have dared                              2. She'll be driving six white horses when she comes.
Everything to be prepared."                               (Whoa back!)
                                                          3. Oh, we'll all go out to meet her when she comes.
                                                          (Hi babe!)
The Chigger                                               4. Oh, we'll kill the old red rooster when she comes.
(Tune: Polly Wolly Doodle)                                (hack hack!)
Oh, there was a little chigger                            5. Oh, we'll all have chicken and dumplings when she
And he wasn't much bigger                                 comes. (Yum Yum!)
Than the head of a tiny pin.                              6. She'll have to sleep with Granny when she comes.
But the bump he raises                                    (Snore Snore!)
Just itches like the blazes,                              7. Tell me do you know what coming 'round the
And that's where the scratch comes in.                    mountain? (spoken at the end:)
But the bump he raises                                    Then why are we singing this stupid song?
Just itches like the blazes,
And that's where the scratch comes in.
                                                          Auld Lang Syne
                                                          Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Pink Pyjamas                                              And never brought to mind?
(Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)                       Should auld acquaintance be forgot
I wear my pink pyjamas in the summer when it's hot.       And days of auld lang syne?
I wear my flannel nighties in the winter when it's not.   For auld lang syne, my friend,
And sometimes in the springtime and sometimes in          For auld lang syne;
the fall,                                                 We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
I jump right in between the sheets with nothing on at     For auld lang syne.
all.
Glory, glory, Hallelujah;
Glory, glory, what's it to ya?                            Kum Ba Yah Come with Me
Balmy breezes blowing through ya,                         Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah.
With nothing on at all.                                   Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah.
                                                          Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah.
                                                          Oh Lord, Kum ba yah.
Wading                                                    2. someone's crying, Lord
(Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)                       3. someone's singing, Lord
She waded in the water and she got her ankles wet.        4. someone's praying, Lord
She waded in the water and she got her ankles wet.

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The Great Meat Pie                                      There's so much that we share
The great meat pie was a tidy size,                     That it's time we were aware.
And it took a week to make it,                          It's a small world after all.
A day to carry it to the shop,                          It's a small world after all,
And just a week to bake it.                             It's a small world after all.
And if you'd seen it,                                   It's a small world after all.
I'll be bound,                                          It's a small, small world.
Your wonder you'd scarce govern.                        There is just one moon
They were forced to break the front wall down           And one golden sun
to get it in the oven.                                  And a smile means friendship
It too full thirty sacks of flour,                      to ev'ryone.
It's a fact now that I utter,
Three hundred pails of water, too,                      Though the mountains divide
And a hundred tubs of butter.                           and the oceans are wide,
The crust was nearly seven feet thick,                  It's a small world after all.
You couldn't easily bruise it,
And the rolling pin was such a size
It took ten men to use it.                              Barges
There were twenty-five spareribs of pork,               Out of my window looking in the night,
I'm sure I'm not mistaken,                              I can see the barges flickering light.
With two and thirty hams for York,                      Silently flows the river to the sea,
And twenty sides of bacon.                              As the barges do go silently.
The pie was made by fifty cooks,                        Chorus
And all of them first raters,                           Barges, I would like to go with you,
And then they filled up all the nooks                   I would like to sail the ocean blue.
with a ton of kidney 'taters.                           Barges, have you treasure in your hold,
                                                        Do you fight with pirates brave and bold.
                                                        Out of my window looking in the night,
Billboards                                              I can see the barges flickering light.
(Tune: Superfragilisticespyalladocious)                 Starboard shines green and port is glowing red,
As I was walking down the street one dark and           I can see the barges far ahead.
gloomy day,                                             How my heart longs to sail away with you,
I came upon a billboard and much to my dismay,          As you sail across the ocean blue.
The sign was torn and tattered from the storm the       But I must stay beside my ocean clear,
night before,                                           As I watch you sail away from here.
The wind and rain had done it's work and this it what   Away from my window on into the night,
I saw:                                                  I will watch til they are out of sight.
"Smoke Coca-Cola Cigarettes -- chew Wrigley's           Taking their cargo far across the sea,
Spearmint beer --                                       I wish that someday they'd take me.
Kennel Ration Dog Food keeps your wife's
complexion clear;
Simonize your baby with a Hershey's candy bar --        Hes Got the Whole World in His Hands
And Texaco's the beauty cream that's used by all the    He's got the whole world in His hands.
stars!"                                                 He's got the whole world in His hands.
"So take your next vacation in a brand new              He's got the whole world in His hands.
Fridgidaire --                                          He's got the whole world in His hands.
Learn to play piano in your winter underwear --         2. He's got the wind and the rain in His hands.
Doctors say that babies should smoke until they are     3. He's got the tiny little baby in His hands.
three,                                                  4. He's got you and me sister in His hands.
And people over 65 should bathe in Lipton Tea!"
(slowly)....in flow-thru tea bags.
                                                        My Uncle
                                                        (Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)
Its a Small World                                       My uncle fell into a pothole
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears;             In a glacier while climbing an Alp.
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears.

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He's still there after 50 long winters,               We've made a promise to always keep.
And all you can see is his scalp.                     And the day is done before we sleep.
Chorus                                                We'll be Girl Scouts together and when we're gone
Bring back, bring back,                               We'll still be trying and singing this song.
O bring back my uncle to me, to me.                   Chorus
Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my uncle to me, t o me.
My uncle was proud of his whiskers, To shave them     My Tall Silk Hat
would give him the blues. They hung all the way to    (Tune: Funiculi, Funicula)
his ankles, And he used them for shining his shoes.   One day, as I was riding on the subway,
Chorus                                                My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat.
My uncle had faith in a sailboat                      I laid it on the seat beside me,
He had built from an old hollow tree.                 My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat.
My uncle set sail for Australia,                      A big, a-fat-a-lady sat upon it,
Now my uncle lies under the sea.                      My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat.
Chorus                                                A big, a-fat-a-lady sat upon it,
My uncle made friends with hyenas,                    My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat.
He gave them a ride on his raft.                      Christopher Columbo, now what do think of that,
When a crocodile reached up and grabbed him,          A big, a-fat-a-lady sat upon it,
The hyenas just sat there and laughed.                My tall silk hat, my tall silk hat.
Chorus                                                My hat she broke and that's no joke,
My uncle annoyed his dear parents                     My hat she broke and that's no joke.
They tossed him right out of the bus.                 Christopher Columbo, now what do think of that,
And if we don't mend our behaviour,                   my hat, my hat, my hat she smashed.
Why that's what will happen to us.

                                                      Sarah the Whale
Switch                                                (Tune: Dixie)
(Tune: Reuben and Rachel)                             In Frisco town there lived a whale
I don't care if I go crazy                            They fed her peanuts by the pail,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Switch.                             And washtubs and bathtubs
Crazy go I, if care don't I                           And sailboats and schooners.
6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Switch.                             Her name is Sarah and she's a peach,
                                                      But don't put food within her reach
                                                      Or babies, or nursemaids
On My Honour                                          Or chocolate ice cream sodas.
Chorus                                                She loves to smile and when she smiles
On my honour I will try.                              You can see her teeth for miles and miles,
There's a duty to be done and I say aye.              And her tonsils and her spare ribs
There's a reason here for a reason above.             And things too fierce to mention.
My honour is to try and my duty is love.              Now what can you do in a case like that,
People don't need to know my name.                    There's nothing to do but sit on your hat,
If I do any harm, then I'm to blame.                  Or your toothbrush, or your best friend,
When I help another, I help me,                       Or anything else that's helpless.
If I've opened up my eyes to see.
Chorus
I've tucked away a song or two.                       Hey Lollee
If you're feeling low, there's one for you.           This song is meant to be made up by the singers as
When you need a friend, then I will come.             you go along. But if you decide to play it this way,
There are many more where I come from.                you might want to sing a Chorus between each verse
Chorus                                                to let the next person think up some lines.
Come with me where a fire burns bright.               Hey Lollee, lollee,
We can even see better in a candle's light.           Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.
But we find more meaning in a campfire's glow         Hey Lollee, lollee,
Than we'd ever learn in a year or so.                 Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.
Chorus

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This is a crazy kind of song,                          to catch the fly.
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                I don't know why
You make it up as you go along,                        she swallowed that fly.
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                Perhaps she'll die.
When calypso singers sing this song,                   Verse 3
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                There was an old woman
It sometimes lasts the whole day long,                 Who swallowed a bird.
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                How absurd! to swallow a bird.
First you invent a simple rhyme,                       She swallowed the bird
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                To catch the spider
Then another one to rhyme,                             Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                Inside her.
While you catch on I'll sing a verse,                  She swallowed the spider
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                to catch the fly.
Then you do one that's even worse,                     I don't know why
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                she swallowed that fly.
I know a girl named Emily, (or use another name that   Perhaps she'll die.
rhymes)                                                Verse 4
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                There was an old woman who swallowed a cat.
She sings "Hey Lollee" in just one key,                Imagine that! to swallow a cat. She swallowed the cat
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                To catch the bird. She swallowed the bird
Tonight we've chosen another key,                      To catch the spider
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled
You won't be hearing from Emily,                       Inside her.
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                She swallowed the spider
S/he sings "Hey Lollee" day and night,                 to catch the fly.
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                I don't know why
It never seems to come out right,                      she swallowed that fly.
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                Perhaps she'll die.
I know a man name Mr. Jones,                           5. dog...What a hog!
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                6. goat...Just opened her throat
When he sings, everybody groans,                       7. cow...I don't know how
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                8. horse...She's dead of course(that ends the song)
The singer you fast the getter it's tuff,
Hey Lollee , lollee, lo.
To line up makes that you won't muff,                  The Unicorn Song
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                A long time ago when the earth was green
Let's put this song back on the shelf,                 There was more kinds of animals than you'd ever
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                seen
if you want anymore you can sing it yourself,          They'd run around free while the earth was being
Hey Lollee, lollee, lo.                                born
                                                       But the loveliest of them all was the unicorn
                                                       There was green alligators
There Was An Old Woman                                 And long necked geese
Verse 1                                                Some humpy back camels
There was an old woman                                 And some chimpanzees
Who swallowed a fly.                                   Some cats and rats and elephants
I don't know why                                       but sure as you're born
she swallowed that fly.                                The loveliest of all was the unicorn
Perhaps she'll die.                                    Now God seen some sinnin'
Verse 2                                                And it gave Him a pain
There was an old woman                                 And He says, "Stand back!
Who swallowed a spider,                                I'm gone to make it rain."
Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled                   He says, "Hey, Brother Noah,
Inside her.                                            I'll tell you what to do,
She swallowed the spider                               Build me a floating zoo.

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And take some of them                                    Have you seen the old girl who walks the streets of
Green alligators and long necked geese                   London,
Some humpy back camels and some chimpanzees              dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags?
Some cats and rats and elephants                         She's no time for talkin' she just keeps on walkin',
But sure as you're born                                  carrying her home in two carrier bags.
Don't you forget my unicorns."                           Refrain
Old Noah was there to answer the call                    In the all night cafe at a quarter past eleven
He finished up making the ark                            same old man sitting there on his own,
Just as the rain started falling                         looking at the world over the rim of his tea cup
He marched in the animals two by two                     and each tea lasts an hour and wanders home alone.
And he called out as they went through,                  Refrain
"Hey, Lord, I've got your green alligators,              Have you seen the old man outside the seaman's
And long necked geese                                    mission,
Some humpy back camels and some chimpanzees              memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears?
Some Cats and rats and elephants                         And in our winter city the rain cries a little pity
But, Lord, so forlorn,                                   for one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn’t
I just can't see no unicorns."                           care.
Then Noah looked out through the driving rain            Final Refrain
Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
Kicking and splashing while the rain was pouring
Oh them silly unicorns                                   Ba Ba Boom
There was green alligators and long necked geese         We break the boys up between the younger and older.
Some humpy back camels and some chimpanzees              The oldest boys sing the ba,ba,ba, boom with deep
And Noah cried, "Close the door cause the rain is        voices.
pouring                                                  On a pad in a forest green
And we just can't wait for them old unicorns."           ba,ba,ba boom
The ark started moving, adrifting with the tides         Crazy Herman was surveying the scene
Them unicorns looked up from the rocks and they          ba,ba,ba boom
cried                                                    Saw a farmer truck'n by, a rapping at his door.
And the waters came down and sort of floated them        Like help, like help me please
away                                                     ba,ba,ba boom
And that's why you'll never see a unicorn to this very   These's a farmer go'n to exterminate me
day                                                      ba,ba,ba boom
You'll see green alligators and long necked geese        Hey man don't scream and shout
Some humpy back camels and some chimpanzees              Come in and we'll hang out
Some cats and rats and elephants                         HEY
But sure as you're born
You're never gonna see no unicorns.
                                                         Tom The Toad
                                                         (Tune: Oh, Christmas Tree)
Streets of London                                        Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
Have you seen the old man in the closed down             Why did you jump into the road?
market,                                                  Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes?           Why did you jump into the road?
In his eyes you see no pride hand held loosely by his    You were so big and green and fat
side                                                     But now you're small and red and flat.
yesterday papers telling yesterday's news.               Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
                                                         Why did you jump into the road?
Refrain                                                  Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
So how can you tell me you're lonely                     Why are you lying in the road?
and say for you that the sun don't shine                 Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
let me take you by the hand and lead you through the     Why are you lying in the road?
streets of london                                        You did not see that car ahead
I'll show you something to make you change your          And you were flattened by the tread.
mind.                                                    Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
                                                         Why are you lying in the road?

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Oh Sue the Skunk, Oh Sue the Skunk      Oh Bunny Ben, Oh Bunny Ben,
Why do you make my tires go thunk?      Why is your body flat and thin?
Oh Sue the Skunk, Oh Sue the Skunk      Oh Billy Bat, Oh Billy Bat,
Why do you make my tires go thunk?      Why are you lying still like that?
You did not look from East to West      Oh Billy Bat, Oh Billy Bat,
Now on the road there's such a mess.    Why are you lying still like that?
Oh Sue the Skunk, Oh Sue the Skunk      Along the road you swooped and flapped,
Why do you make my tires go thunk?      But a trucker's windshield got you zapped!
Oh Sam the Snake, Oh Sam the Snake      Oh Billy Bat, Oh Billy Bat,
Why do you lie out there and bake?      Why are you lying still like that?
Oh Sam the Snake, Oh Sam the Snake      Oh Turtle Ted, Oh turtle Ted,
Why do you lie out there and bake?      Your shell's all broken - so's your head.
You did not see that truck go by        Oh Turtle Ted, Oh turtle Ted,
Now you look like a butterfly.          Your shell's all broken - so's your head.
Oh Sam the Snake, Oh Sam the Snake      In the road you thought you'd travel,
Why do you lie out there and bake?      Now you're ground into the gravel.
A ten-ton truck ran up your snout!      Oh Turtle Ted, Oh turtle Ted,
Oh Froggie Fred, Oh Froggie Fred,       Your shell's all broken - so's your head.
Why do you lie there stone-cold dead?   Oh Possum Pete, Oh Possum Pete
Oh Swallow Sam, Oh Swallow Sam,         There's nothing left but hair and feet
What turned your body into jam?         Oh Possum Pete, Oh Possum Pete
Oh Swallow Sam, Oh Swallow Sam,         There's nothing left but hair and feet
What turned your body into jam?         Oh Possum Pete, Oh Possum Pete
In the air you'd quickly speed,         There's nothing left but hair and feet
An eighteen-wheeler made you bleed.     You thought you'd beat that bus across
Oh Swallow Sam, Oh Swallow Sam,         Now you look like a pile of moss.
What turned your body into jam?
Arm'dillo Tex, Arm'dillo Tex,
Why are you looking so perplexed?       The Tree Toad
Arm'dillo Tex, Arm'dillo Tex,           (Tune: Auld Lang Syne)
Why are you looking so perplexed?       A tree toad loved a fair she toad
Across the yellow line you strayed,     That lived up in a tree;
The truck hit you - like a grenade!     She was a fair three-toed tree toad
Arm'dillo Tex, Arm'dillo Tex,           But a two-toed toad was he.
Why are you looking so perplexed?       The two-toed tree toad tried to win
Oh Froggie Fred, Oh Froggie Fred,       The she toad's friendly nod;
Why do you lie there stone-cold dead?   For the two-toed tree toad loved the ground
Oh Froggie Fred, Oh Froggie Fred,       That the three-toed tree toad trod.
Why do you lie there stone-cold dead?   Now three-toed tree toads have no care
You didn't look as you jumped out,      For two-toed tree toad love,
                                        But the two-toed tree toad fain would share
Oh Doggie Spot, Oh Doggie Spot,         A tree home up above.
Upon the road you're such a blot.       In vain the two-toed tree toad tried;
Oh Doggie Spot, Oh Doggie Spot,         He couldn't please her whim.
Upon the road you're such a blot.       In her tree toad bower with veto power,
Out in the lane you boldly went,        The she toad vetoed him !
Now your bod's not worth a cent!
Oh Doggie Spot, Oh Doggie Spot,
Upon the road you 're such a blot.      Two Little Fleas
Oh Bunny Ben, Oh Bunny Ben,             (Tune: Auld Lang Syne)
Why is your body flat and thin?         Two little fleas together sat
Oh Bunny Ben, Oh Bunny Ben,             They cried when one flea said;
Why is your body flat and thin?         "I've had no place to lay my head,
Out on the road you quickly jumped,     Since my old dog is dead.
You didn't count on getting bumped.     I've travelled far from place to place
                                        And farther will I roam.

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But the next old dog that shows his face              He sank right to the bottom just like a little stone,
Will be my home sweet home."                          And as he sank he gurgled there's no place like home.


Sandwich Song                                         All Together Again
(Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)                   We're all together again, we're here, we're here,
I walk into a restaurant                              We're all together again, we're here, we're here.
And this is what I cry:                               And who knows when, we'll be all together again?
"I want a chicken sandwich,                           Singing all together again, we're here!
Cup of coffee, piece of pie."                         A ram, Sam, Sam
Oh, you will surely hear me                           A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam, gooli gooli gooli
Sing this song until I die!                           gooli gooli
"I want a chicken sandwich,                           ram sam sam [Repeat.]
Cup of coffee, piece of pie."                         Arra-tay arra-tay, gooli gooli gooli gooli gooli ram
                                                      sam sam
                                                      [Repeat.]
My Dog Rover
(Tune: I"m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover)
Verse 1                                               Each Campfire Lights Anew
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover                    Each campfire lights anew, the flame of friendship
That I overran with the mower.                        true.
One leg is missing, another is gone,                  The joy we've had in knowing you, will last our
One leg is scattered all over the lawn.               whole life through.
No need explaining, the one remaining,                And as the embers die away, we wish that we might
Is stuck in the kitchen door.                         always stay.
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover                    But since we cannot have our way, we'll come again
That I overran with the mower.                        some other day.
Verse 2
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
Who died on the kitchen floor.                        Ging Gang Goo
One leg is broken, the other is lame,                 Ging gang gooli gooli gooli watcha, ging gang goo,
The third leg is missing, the fourth needs a cane.    ging gang
No need explaining, the tail remaining                goo. [Repeat.]
Was caught in the oven door.                          Heyla, heyla sheyla, heyla sheyla heyla ho. [Repeat.]
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
Who died on the kitchen floor.                        Shali walli, shali walli, shali walli, shali walli,
                                                      Oompha, Oompah . . .

Great Green Gobs                                      Sing as a round, with one group continuing with the
(Tune: Old Gray Mare, except the line in caps which   "Oompah" and another singing the song again from
is the melody to "Good Evening Friends")              the beginning; then switch.
Great green gobs
Of greasy, grimy, gopher guts,
Mutilated monkey meat,                                Good night Scouts
Dirty, little birdie feet!                            Good night . . . Scouts, good night . . . Scouts
Great green gobs                                      Good night . . . Scouts, we're going to leave you now.
Of greasy, grimy gopher guts,                         Merrily we Scout along, scout along, scout along.
And me without my spoon!                              Merrily we Scout along, on the Scouting trail.
BUT I BROUGHT MY FORK!!!                              Farewell, . . . Scouts . . . .
                                                      Sweet dreams, . . . Scouts . . . .

The Corporation Muck Cart
(Tune; There's no place like home)                    Goodnight Song
The corporation muck cart was loaded to the brim,     Evening sunset paints the sky,
The driver fell in backwards and found he could not   Smoke from campfire drifts on high;
swim,                                                 Songs and stories we like best,

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Just before we go to rest.                               see.
Goodnight to every . . . Scout, say goodnight,           I'll be looking for tomorrow on the loose.
To those away and these here in our sight.               Have you ever watched the sunrise turn the sky
The fun we've had we will not soon forget;               completely red?
The things we've learned and the pals we've met.         Have you slept beneath the moon and stars, a pine
And so, goodnight to every . . . Scout, say goodnight.   bough for your bed?
Above may each {girl's/boy's} star send forth its        Do you sit and talk with friends, though not a word is
light.                                                   ever said?
While songs and stories shared now wing their flight,    Then you're just like me and you've been on the
Goodnight, sweet dreams, goodnight!                      loose.
                                                         There's a trail that I'll be hiking just to see where it
                                                         might go,
Hail Hail The Gangs All Here                             Many places yet to visit, many people yet to know,
Hail, hail, the gang's all here,                         For in following my dreams I will live and I will
Never mind the weather, here we are together;            grow
Hail, hail, the gang's all here,                         In a world that's waiting out there on the loose.
Sure we're glad that you're here, too!                   So in search of love and laughter I'll be traveling
Hail, hail, the gang's all here,                         'cross this land,
We're a bunch of live ones, not a single dead one;       Never sure of where I'm going, 'cause I haven't any
Hail, hail, the gang's all here,                         plans,
Sure I'm glad that I'm here, too!                        And in time when you are ready, come and join me-
                                                         take my hand.
                                                         And together we'll share life out on the loose.
Im Happy When Im Hiking                                  Let us sit and watch the sunset as the daylight slowly
I'm happy when I'm hiking, pack upon my back.            fades.
I'm happy when I'm hiking, on(off) the beaten track.     Thinking about tomorrow’s, about friendships we
Out in the open country, that's the place for me,        have made.
With a true Scout friend, to the journey's end,          I will value them forever, and I hope you'll do the
Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty miles a day.           same.
Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp . . .                         And forever we'll explore life on the loose.


Its a Scouting World                                     Our Scouts Will Shine Tonight
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears.              Our Scouts will shine tonight, our Scouts will shine,
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears.              Our Scouts will shine tonight, all down the line;
There's so much that we share that it's time we're       They're all dressed up tonight, don't they look fine!
aware                                                    When the sun goes down and the moon comes up,
It's a Scouting world.                                   our Scouts will
Chorus                                                   shine!
It's a Scouting world for all. [repeat 2 more times.]
It's a Scouting world.
There is just one moon and a golden sun.                 Pass It On
And Scouting means friendship for everyone.              It only takes a spark to get a fire going,
Though the mountains divide and the oceans are           And soon all those around can warm up to its
wide,                                                    glowing,
It's a Scouting world.                                   That's how it is with Scouting,
                                                         Once you've experienced it;
                                                         You spread your joy to everyone,
On The Loose                                             You want to pass it on.
Refrain                                                  What a wondrous time is spring when all the trees are
On the loose to climb a mountain,                        budding,
On the loose where I am free.                            The birds begin to sing, the flowers start their
On the loose to live my life the way I think my life     blooming.
should be.                                               That's how it is with Scouting,
For I've only got a moment, and a whole world left to    Once you've experienced it;


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You want to sing, it's fresh like spring,                     Upward Trail
You want to pass it on.                                       We're on the upward trail, we're on the upward trail.
I wish for you my friend, this happiness that I've            Singing, singing, everybody singing, as we go.
found,                                                        We're on the upward trail, we're on the upward trail.
You can come join in, it matters not where you're             Singing, singing, everybody singing, Scouting bound.
bound,
I'll shout it from the mountain tops
I want the world to know,                                     Were Here For Fun
The joy of friends has come to me,                            [Tune: Auld Lang Syne]
I want to pass it on.                                         We're here for fun right from the start, so drop your
                                                              dignity;
                                                              Just laugh and sing with all your heart, and show
This Little Scouting Light                                    your loyalty.
This little Scouting light of mine, I'm gonna let it          May all your troubles be forgot, let this night be the
shine.                                                        best;
[Repeat twice more.]                                          Join in the songs we sing tonight, be happy with the
Let it shine all the time, let it shine.                      rest.
All around the neighborhood, I'm gonna let it shine. .        Whenever You Make A Promise (round)
..                                                            Whenever you make a promise, consider well its
Hide it under a bushel-NO!- I'm gonna let it shine. . .       importance;
.                                                             And when made, engrave it upon your heart.
Don't you try to blow it out, I'm gonna let it shine. . . .
All around this world of ours, I'm gonna let it shine. .
                                                              Alice the Camel
                                                              Alice the camel has 10 humps, Alice the camel has
Vive lAmour                                                   10 humps
Let every good Scout now join in a song,                      Alice the camel has 10 humps, so go, Alice, GO!!
Vive la compagnie.Success to each other and pass it           1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
along.                                                        [Continue with 9, 8, 7 . . . humps, until . . . ]
Vive la Compagnie.                                            Alice the camel has no humps, Alice the camel has
Chorus                                                        no humps
Vive la, vive la, vive l'amour,                               Alice the camel has no humps, 'cause Alice is a
Vive la, vive la, vive l'amour,                               HORSE!!
Vive l'amour, vive l'amour,
Vive la compagnie.
Come all you good people and join in with me,                 Bingo Was His Name o
Vive la compagnie.                                            There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his
And raise up your voices in close harmony.                    name-o'
Vive la compagnie.                                            B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, and Bingo was
A friend on your left and a friend on your right,             his name-o.
Vive la compagnie.                                            Sing song through six times, the first time just
In love and good fellowship let us unite.                     spelling out
Vive la compagnie.                                            the name BINGO; second time, clap the 'B' and spell
With friends all around us, we'll sing out our song,          out the last four letters; third time, clap the 'B' and the
Vive la compagnie.                                            'I' and spell out
We'll banish our troubles, it won't take us long.             the last three letters; etc., until all five letters are
Vive la compagnie.                                            clapped
Now wider and wider our circle expands,                       out.
Vive la compagnie.
We sing to our comrades in faraway lands.
Vive la compagnie.                                            Boom Chicka Boom
Should time or occasion compel us to part,                    I says a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
Vive la compagnie.                                            I says a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
These days shall forever enliven our heart.                   I says a-boom-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-
Vive la compagnie.                                            boom!
                                                              [Group echoes.]

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Uh-huh! [Group echoes.]                                  The first time through, sing the words as written. The
On Yeah! [Group echoes.]                                 second time, omit the word "tree" and instead imitate
This time! [Group echoes.]                               tree branches with upward and outward hand
We sing! [Group echoes.]                                 motions. The next time, also omit "nut" and tap the
HIGHER!                                                  top of the head. Then, omit "chest" but pat the chest.
Each time a leader adds a different variation such as:   Then, omit "spreading" and instead spread hands
LOWER,                                                   apart, etc. [Replace "happy" with a scowl and growl.]
WHISPER, LOUDER, TONGUE-IN-CHEEK,                        At the finish, almost half the song will be gestures.
SEXY, GROOVY (COOL).

                                                         Deep And Wide
Bringing Home A Baby Bumblebee                           Deep and wide, deep and wide, there's a fountain
[This song cycles so that certain verses can be          flowing deep and wide. [Repeat.]
repeated until the singers tire of it.]                  Sing the words as written the first time through.
I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,                      Then, instead of saying the word "deep", make a
Won't my Mommy be so proud of me,                        gesture (one hand above the other) to show depth.
I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,                      The next time, also show "wide" by spreading hands
Ooh, he stung me!                                        out to the side for width. Continue with "fountain"
I'm squashing up my baby bumblebee,                      (make a fountain-like gesture), and "flowing" (make
.                                                        a rippling gesture with hands moving from one side
.                                                        to the other at chest level).
Ooh, now its all over my hands!
I'm licking off my baby bumblebee
.                                                        Do Your Ears Hang Low
.                                                        [Tune: Turkey in the Straw, refrain]
Ooh, that made me sick!                                  Do your ears hang low, do they waggle to and fro?
I'm throwing up my baby bumblebee                        Can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them is a
.                                                        bow?
.                                                        Can you throw them o're your shoulder like a
Ooh, now the floor is all messy!                         continental soldier?
I'm scraping up my baby bumblebee                        Do your ears hang low?
.                                                        Do your ears stick out, can you waggle them about?
.                                                        Can you flap them up and down as you fly around the
Ooh, he stung me a again!                                town?
Variations:                                              Can you shut them up for sure when you hear an
I'm bringing home a baby rattlesnake,                    awful bore?
Won't my darling Mommy really shake.                     Do your ears stick out?
.                                                        Do your ears stand high, do they reach up to the sky?
.                                                        Do they hang down when they're wet, do they stand
Ooh, he bit me!                                          up when they're dry?
I'm stomping on my baby rattlesnake, etc.                Can you semaphore your neighbor with the minimum
I'm bringing home a baby grizzly bear,                   of labor?
Won't my Mommy beat it out of there.                     Do your ears stand high?
.
.
[One suggested scenario involves shooing off the         Father Abraham
bear; having to clean up after the mess (scat) left      Father Abraham had seven sons sir.
behind, and finally bring the bear back to clean up      Seven sons sir had Father Abraham.
after itself.]                                           And they never laughed, and they never cried,
                                                         All the did was go like this: with a left (arm moving)
                                                         ....
Chestnut Tree                                            . . . With a left (arm) and a right (arm).
Under the spreading chestnut tree, where I held you      Finally: . . . with a left and a right, and a left (leg) and
on my knee.                                              a
We'll be happy as can be; under the spreading            right (leg), and a nod, and a wiggle.
chestnut tree.

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                                                          Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Flea Fly                                                  Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
[Rhythm: Same as "Froggie"]                               Eye and ears, and a mouth and a nose.
Flea.                                                     Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Flea, fly.                                                Touch the appropriate body part each time it's
Flea, fly, mosquito.                                      mentioned. Second time: don't say the word 'head'
Swat 'em!                                                 aloud, but still touch it. Each verse thereafter, add
Calamine, calamine, calamine lotion.                      another body part that you touch but don't mention
Oh, no more calamine lotion.                              aloud.
Itchy, itchy, scratchy, scratchy, got one on my backy,
backy.
Ohy, ohy, owwy, owwy, wish he'd go away.                  If I Were Not a Scout
Quick get the bug spray, I think he went that-a-way-      [Tune: This is the Music Concert]
shhhhhh!                                                  Now I'm a [Boy/Girl] Scout, as you can plainly see.
[Make can-spraying motions.]                              But if I weren't a [Boy/Girl] Scout, . . .
                                                          1. A bird watcher I'd be
                                                          Hark a lark, flying through the park, SPLAT!
Froggie                                                   2. A plumber I would be
Dog.                                                      Plunge it, flush it, look out below!
Dog, cat.                                                 3. A mermaid I would be
Dog, cat, mouse.                                          Bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop!
Froggie!                                                  4. A carpenter I'd be
Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny little bitty froggie.             Two by four, nail it to the floor!
Jump, jump, jump, little froggie.                         5. A secretary I'd be
Spiders and flies are scrum-deli-icious.                  z-z-z-z get the point, z-z-z-z get the point?
Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit,   6. A teacher I would be
Croak.                                                    Sit down, shut up, throw away your gum!
Actions: Set up a clap/lap-slapping rhythm, and           7. An airline attendant I'd be
repeat each line after the leader. On the first run-      Coffee, tea, or me, sir; here's your little bag, BLEH!
through, do it slowly; with each repetition go faster,    8. A typist I would be
until the audience tires.                                 Ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ZING!
                                                          9. A hippie I would be
                                                          Love and peace, my hair is full of grease!
Goin On a Lion Hunt                                       10.A farmer I would be
[Audience echoes each line and sets up clap/lap-          Here's a cow, there's a cow, and here's another yuck!
slapping rhythm.]                                         11.A laundry worker I would be
Goin' on a lion hunt.                                     Starchy here, starchy there, starchy in your
Goin to catch a big one.                                  underwear!
I'm not afraid.                                           12.A cashier I would be
Look, what's up ahead?                                    Twenty nine, forty nine, here is your change, sir!
Mud!                                                      13.A gym teacher I'd be
Can't go over it.                                         We must, we must, improve the bust!
Can't go under it.                                        14.A medic I would be
Can't go around it.                                       Turn around, drop your pants, jab, jab, jab!
Gotta go through it. [Make sloshing sounds and move       15.A doctor I would be
hands as if slogging.]                                    Take a pill; pay my bill! I'm going golfing!
Sticks. [Snap fingers.]                                   16.An electrician I would be
Tree. [Make gestures climbing up and down.]               Positive, negative; turn on the juice-ZZZT!
Gate. [Make gate-opening gestures.]                       17.A fireman I would be
River. [make swimming gestures.]                          Jump lady! Jump lady! Whoo-ooah! GOTCHA!
Cave. [Go in it and find lion. Reverse all motions        18.A cook I would be
quicky to get home.]                                      Mix it, bake it; heartburn-BURP!
                                                          19.A ice cream maker I'd be
                                                          Tutti-frutti, tutti-fruitti, nice ice cream!
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes


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20.A politician I would be
Raise the taxes, lower the pay, vote for me on           If Youre Happy
election day!                                            If you're happy and you know it [clap your hands
21.A butcher I would be                                  (twice).]
Chop it up, grind it up, make a little patty!            [Repeat.]
22.A garbage collector I'd be                            If you're happy and you know it then you really ought
Lift it, dump it, sort out the goodies                   to show it.
23.A [Domino's] pizza maker I'd be                       If you're happy and you know it [clap your hands
30 minute, fast delivery!                                (twice).]
24.A clam digger I would be                              2. Stamp your feet. 3. Give the sign [Scout sign]. 4.
Dig one here, dig one there-Oh my frozen derriere!       Shout
25.Superman I would be                                   'HOORAY.' 5. Do all four.
It's a bird, it's a plane, where is Lois Lane?
26.Lois Lane I would be
Get away, get away, get away, Clark Kent!                If Youre Daffy
27.A cyclist I would be                                  Same format as "If You're Happy" but substitute:
peddle, peddle, peddle, peddle; ring, ring, ring!        clap your fingers; knock your knees.
28.A truck driver I'd be
Here's a curve, there's a curve. HERE'S A BETTER
CURVE! [Makes outline of shapely woman.]                 Im a Little Hunk of Tin
29.A house cleaner I'd be                                I'm a little hunk of tin, nobody knows what shape I'm
Ooh, a bug; squish it in the rug!                        in.
30.A baby [toddler] I would be                           Got four wheels and a running board, I'm a four-door,
Mama, Dada, I wuv you!                                   I'm a Ford.
31.A Preacher I would be                                 Honk-honk, rattle-rattle, don't crash, beep-beep
Well, well, you never can tell; you might go to          [repeat twice ]
heaven, or you might go to hell!                         Honk-honk, honk-honk, honk-honk.
Finally: A [Opposite organization] Scout I would be!     Actions: honk-pull ears; rattle-shake head; crash-
                                                         cover face with hands; beep-push on nose with flat of
                                                         hand
If Its Raining
If it's raining and you know it clap your hands
(twice).                                                 Ive Got That Scouting Spirit
[Repeat.]                                                I've got that Scouting spirit up in my head, up in my
If it's raining and you know it then your clothes will   head, up in my head.
surely show it.                                          I've got that Scouting spirit up in my head, up in my
If it's raining and you know it clap your hands          head to stay.
(twice).                                                 2. I've got that Scouting spirit deep in my heart.
If the mud is only knee deep, stamp your feet (twice).   3. I've got that Scouting spirit down in my feet.
[Repeat.]                                                4. I've got that Scouting spirit all over me.
If the mud is only knee deep, and you wish that it
were hip deep,
If the mud is only knee deep, stamp your feet (twice).   John Browns Baby
If the wind is really blowing, shake your head           [Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic]
(twice).                                                 John Brown's baby had a cold upon its chest.[Repeat
[Repeat.]                                                twice more.]
If the wind is really blowing, and your permanent is     So they rubbed it with camphorated oil.
going,                                                   The second time through, replace the word, "chest"
If the wind is really blowing, shake your head           by patting the chest. Next time, substitute a cough for
(twice).                                                 the word, "cold." Then, substitute baby-rocking arm
If the temperature is falling, rub your hands.           motions for the word, "baby."
[Repeat.]
If the temperature is falling, and your spirits are
appalling,                                               Junior Birdmen
If the temperature is falling, rub your hands.           [Tune: On Brave Old Army Team]


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Up in the air, Junior Birdmen; up in the air, upside     "Scouting" (Scout sign); "camping" (made tent shape
down,                                                    with hands).
Up in the air, Junior Birdmen; with your noses to the
ground.
And when you hear the grand announcement: that           Little Bunny FruFru
your wings are made of tin.                              Little bunny Fru-fru, hoppin' though the forest,
Well, then you know, Junior Birdmen, it's time to        Scoopin' up the field mice and battin' them on the
send your box tops in.                                   head.
For it takes: 5 box tops, 4 bottle bottoms, 3 coupons,   Along came the good fairy, and she said:
2 wrappers, and one thin dime!                           "Little bunny Fru-fru, I don't want to see you
Actions: Make a face mask each time you sing the         Scoopin' up the field mice and battin' them on the
words, "Junior Birdmen" by lacing your fingers.          head.
Then, with thumbs under the chin, twist your hands       I'll give you three chances to change your ways, and
outwards so that you make goggles for the eyes. On       if you don't obey, I'll turn you into a goon."
"Upside down," perform a jet plane swoop                 So the next day . . . [Repeat-two more chances . . . ]
outstretched arms. On "Ground," bring the swooping       So the next day . . . [Repeat-one more chance . . . ]
arms as near to the ground as possible.                  So the next day . . . [Repeat]
                                                         "I gave you three chances to change your ways and
                                                         you didn't obey, so now I'm turning you into goon.
Kee Chee                                                 Pooff! You're a goon.
A wuni kuni ka yah wuni, [Repeat.]                       And the moral of this story is . . . 'Hare today and
Ahyi yi iki ay kae ayna, [Repeat.]                       goon tomorrow.'
Ah ooo, ah ooo, ah dee mee KEE CHEE.
Actions:
1. Hands on own knees; hands on knees of person to       Little Rabbit
the left; hands on own knees; hands on knees of          In a cabin in the woods, little old man by the window
person to the right.                                     stood. Saw a rabbit hopping by, frightened as can be.
2. Hands on own knees; hands crossed on own knees;       "Help me, help me, help me." He said,
hands uncrossed on own knees; Left hand on knee of       "Before the hunter shoots me dead."
person to the left while right hand in knee of person    Come little rabbit, come inside; safely at my side.
to the right.
3. Left arm extends forward; right hand touches left
wrist then left shoulder; left hand crosses to right     Menu Song
shoulder; right arm extends forward; left hand           Today is Monday, today is Monday.
touches right wrist then right shoulder; right hand      Monday-Roast beef!
crosses to left shoulder. (At end of song, hands are     Is everybody happy? Well, I should say.
crossed, touching opposite shoulder.)                    Today is Tuesday, today is Tuesday.
                                                         Tuesday-String beans!
                                                         Monday-Roast beef!
Kum Ba Yah Come By Here                                  Is everybody happy? Well, I should say.
Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah! [Repeat twice           Continue in the same way, adding a new day each
more.]                                                   time and sing back down to Monday with each verse:
Oh Lord, kum ba yah!                                     Wednesday-Sou-oop!
Someone's sleeping, Lord . . .                           Thursday-Meat loaf!
Someone's crying, Lord . . .                             Friday-Fish day!
Someone's singing, Lord . . .                            Saturday-Baked beans!
Someone's laughing, Lord . . .                           Sunday-Worship!
Someone's praying, Lord . . .                            To add variety and interest, break up your audience
Someone's Scouting, Lord . . .                           into groups and assign a specific day to each group.
Someone's camping, Lord . . .                            The group assigned to a specific day stands while
Add other verses, as appropriate.                        singing and sits while not. Everyone sings "Is
Actions:                                                 everybody happy . . . ."
"Kum Ba Yah" - hand over hand, then arms out to
either side.
"Lord" - extend arms upward.                             Music Concert
Other actions are as expected, for example:

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In this song, the sound of each instrument is added to     My hat it has three corners,
the                                                        Three corners has my hat,
previous one after each verse.                             And had it not three corners,
This is the music concert from the fatherland.             It would not be my hat.
[Audience repeat.]                                         The first time, sing all the words. The second time,
And I play the viola . . . .Vio-vio-vio-la, vio-vio-vio-   touch the top of the head instead of saying the word,
la,                                                        "hat." The third time, also hold up three fingers
vio-vio-vio-la, vio-vio-vio-la.                            instead of saying the word, "three." The fourth time,
And I play the piano . . . . Plink, plink, plink-plink-    keep all the previous actions and hold up an elbow
plink…                                                     instead of saying the word, "corners."
And I play the bass drum . . . . Boom, boom. boom-
boom-boom…
And I play the trumpet . . . . Ta, ta, ta-ta-ta, etc.      One Finger One Thumb
And I play the tuba . . . . Oompah, oopah-pah, etc.        One finger, one thumb, one hand, keep moving
And I play the bagpipes . . . . Gnaa, gnaa, gnaa-na-na,    [repeat twice]
etc.                                                       And we'll all be happy again!
And I play the bass violin . . . . Zoom, zoom, zoom-       One finger, one thumb, one hand, two hands keep
zoom-zoom.. And I am the conductor . . . . [Make the       moving [repeat 2 more times.]
motions of a conductor.]                                   And we'll all be happy again!
                                                           With each new verse, add the following in
                                                           succession: 3. One arm; 4. Two arms; 5. One leg; 6.
My Aunt Came Back                                          Two legs; 7. Stand up-sit down; 8. [Stand up] Turn
My Aunt came back from old Algiers;                        around [Sit down].
She brought to me a pair of shears.
. . . from old Japan . . . a hand-made fan.
. . . from Holland too . . . a wooden shoe. [stomp         Pass the Shoe
foot]                                                      You must pass the shoe from me to you, to you,
. . . from Kalamazoo . . . some gum to chew.               You must pass the shoe, and do just like I do.
. . . from the Belgian fair . . . a rocking chair.         For this song game you can substitute a cup, rock, or
. . . when she was able . . . a ping pong table. [turn     any suitable object for a person's actual shoe. Form
head from side to side]                                    an ring; as you sing, give the "shoe" you currently
. . . from the Hebrides . . . some itchy fleas. [squirm]   have to the person on your right whenever you get to
. . . from the Argentine . . . a sewing machine.           an underlined word. Note that only the second "do" is
. . . from Timbuktu . . . some nuts like you!              underlined; on the first "do", you simply wave the
At the end of each stanza, add a suitable motion for       "shoe", you don't give it up just yet.
the audience to do (standing). As the motions
accumulate the audience has an increasingly difficult
time doing them all the same time, hence the               Peanut Butter and Jelly
appropriateness of the last stanza.                        First ya find the peanuts and ya dig 'em;
                                                           Ya dig 'em, ya dig 'em, dig 'em, dig 'em.
                                                           Then you take the peanuts and ya smash 'em, . . . .
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean                              Then you take the butter and ya spread it, . . . .
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,                             Chorus
My Bonnie lies over the sea,                               Peanut, peanut butter; jelly! [Repeat.]
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,                             Then you find the grapes and ya pick 'em, . . . .
Oh bring back my Bonnie to me.                             Then you take the grapes and ya smash 'em, . . . .
Bring back, bring back, Oh bring back my Bonnie to         Then you take the jelly and ya spread it, . . . .
me, to me; [Repeat.]                                       Then you take the bread and ya fold it, . . . .
Action: As you sing each word beginning with the           Then you take the sandwich and ya munch it, . . . .
letter B, change from a standing to a sitting position     The last time through the Chorus, after eating the
and vice versa. All should be standing at the end of       sandwich, mumble the words terribly as though there
the song. When you have mastered these movements,          is peanut butter stuck to the roof of the mouth.
sing it again, faster.

                                                           Singing in the Rain
My Hat It Has Three Corners

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We're singing in the rain, just singing in the rain.   One wood pigeon, one wood pigeon, etc.
What a glorious feeling, we're happy again.            LEADER: Oh-oh! There goes the last one!
Thumbs up! [Group echoes.]                             GROUP: Oh-h-h! Very loud wailing
Toot-ta-ta-da, toot-ta-ta-da, toot-DA-DA. [Group       No wood pigeons, no wood pigeons, etc.
echoes.]                                               LEADER: But, wait! One has returned!
Add each of the following, in turn:                    GROUP: Ah-h! Joyfully
Elbows in                                              One wood pigeon, one wood pigeon, etc.
Knees bent                                             LEADER: Now, another has returned!
Toes together                                          GROUP:Loud cheers
Buns back                                              Two wood pigeons, two wood pigeons, etc.
Chest out                                              LEADER: Hurray! The third one has returned!
Chin down                                              GROUP: Tremendous cheers
Tongue out                                             Three wood pigeons, three wood pigeons, etc.
                                                       Rapidly and enthusiastically
                                                       Actions: Choose three persons to represent the
The Little Green Frog                                  pigeons. On cue, these 'fly' off (or in) with comical
Um-ah [with the tongue], went the little green frog    antics.
one day.
Um-ah, went the little green frog.
Um-ah, went the little green frog one day.             Way Over the Irish Sea
And the frog he went um-ah, um-ah, ah.                 When I was one, I had just begun
ka-yunk, went the little green frog one day.           The day I went to sea
ka-yunk, went the little green frog.                   I climbed aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to
ka-yunk, went the little green frog one day.           me,
And his eyes went yenk, yank, yunk. [Make eye-         "We'll go this way, that way, forward and back
popping gestures with hands.]                          Way over the Irish Sea.
                                                       A bottle of Coke to soothe my throat,
                                                       And that's the life for me.
This Old Man                                           Da, da, dum; da, da, dum . . .
This old man, he plays one,                            When I was two, I tied my shoe . . .
He plays knick-knack on my thumb.                      When I was three, I bumped my knee . . .
With a knick-knack, paddy-wack, give a dog a bone.     When I was four, I shut the door . . .
This old man goes rolling home.                        When I was five, I was still alive . . .
Two-on my shoe. [Tap shoe.]                            When I was six, I gathered sticks . . .
Three-on my knee. [Tap on knee.]                       When I was seven, I was almost in heaven . . .
Four-on the floor. [Touch the floor.]                  When I was eight, I closed the gate . . .
Five-on my hive. [Move hands as if brushing bees       When I was nine, I was feeling fine . . .
away]                                                  When I was ten, I started over again . . .
Six-on my sticks. [Tap knuckles of other hand.]        [Suggested motions: "...climbed aboard..." {as if
Seven-up to Devon. [Shake fist.]                       climbing up the side of a ship} "...the captain said..."
Eight-on my pate. [Tap top of head.]                   {give salute}
Nine-on my spine. [Touch backbone.]                    "We'll go..." {bend at the waist; first left, right, for
Ten-now and then. [Raise hands shoulder high, open     ward, and back} "...over the Irish Sea." {make waves
and close fists in rhythm.]                            with hand}
                                                       "...bottle of coke..." {as if chugging a soft drink}
                                                       "...to
Three Wood Pigeons                                     soothe my throat..." {touch throat with hand} "...that's
Three wood pigeons, three wood pigeons,                the
Three wood pigeons sitting in a tree.                  life..." {slap knee and raise hand} "...da, da, dum..."
LEADER: Look! One has flown away!                      {step
GROUP: Aww! Wailing                                    forward, step back}
Two wood pigeons, two wood pigeons, etc.
LEADER: Look! Another has flown!
GROUP: Oh-h-h! Louder wailing                          With My Hand on Myself
                                                       With my hand on myself, vas is das here? [Touch top
                                                       of head.]

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Das is mine topnotcher, ya mama dear.                      After the Ball Was Over
Topnotcher, topnotcher, ya mama dear.                      After the ball was over, after the break of morn,
Dot's vot I learned in der school, boom-boom.              After the dancers' leaving, after the stars are gone;
To continue, substitute a word from the following list     Many a heart is aching, if you could read them all;
for                                                        Many the hopes that have vanished, after the ball.
"topnotcher" and add to the list each time you sing.       After the ball was over, she took out her glass eye,
Recite                                                     Put her false teeth in the water, hung up her wig to
in reverse as with the Menu Song.                          dry;
Sweat brower                                               Placed her false arm on the table, laid her false leg on
Eye winker                                                 the chair;
Horn blower                                                After the party was over, she was only half there!
Soup strainer
Lunch eater                                                Bananas Coconuts and Grapes
Chin chowser                                               I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes. [Repeat twice
Rubbernecker                                               more.]
Chest protector                                            That's why they call me: TARZAN OF THE APES!
Breadbasket                                                Sing three or four times: the first time loudly; the
Foot stomper                                               second time softly (except for the "Tarzan" part); the
                                                           third time, whisper all but the "Tarzan" part; the last
                                                           time, no one makes a sound until all shout in unison,
Scout Camp                                                 "TARZAN . . . .
. . . Scout Camp, . . . Scout Camp
The busses that you ride in, they say are mighty fine,
But when they turn a corner, they leave the wheels         Black Socks
behind.                                                    Black socks, they never get dirty.
Chorus                                                     The more that you wear them, the stronger they get.
Oh, I don't want to go to . . . Scout Camp.                Someday, I think I will change them;
Gee, Mom, I want to go, but they won't let me go;          But something inside me keeps saying not yet, not
Gee, Mom, I want to go home.                               yet, not yet . . .
The leaders that they have here, they say are mighty       [Typically sung as a round.]
fine,
But when you get up closer, they look like
frankenstein.                                              By the Light of my Scout Flashlight
The first aid that they give you, they say is mighty       [Tune: By the Light of the Silvery Moon]
fine,                                                      By the light of my Scout flashlight,
But if you cut your finger, you're left with only nine.    Wish I could see, what it was that just bit my knee.
The water that they have here they say is mighty fine,     Batteries, why-y did you fail me?
But when you try to drink it, it tastes like turpentine.   The chance is slim, the chance is slight,
The biscuits that they serve you, they say are mighty      I can last through the night, with my Scout flashlight.
fine,
But one rolled off the table and killed a friend of
mine                                                       Cannibal King Medley
The spaghetti that they serve you, they say is mighty      Oh, a cannibal king with a big nose ring, fell in love
fine                                                       with a dusky maid,
They rinse it the toilet and drain it on the line/         And every night by the pale moonlight, across the
The cocoa that they serve you, they say is mighty fine     lake he came.
It's good for cuts and bruises and tastes like iodine.     Oh, a hug and a kiss for his cannibal miss, in the
The tents/cabins that you sleep in, they say are           shade of the old palm tree,
mighty fine,                                               Whenever they met, they sang a duet, that sounded
But whoever said this has never slept in mine.             like this to me:
The toilets that they have here are the best that they     Bar-rumph [kiss, kiss], bar-rumph [kiss, kiss], bar-
can get,                                                   rumph ti di a di aye,
Last night my tent mate had to go, they haven't found      Bar-rumph [kiss, kiss], bar-rumph [kiss, kiss], bar-
him yet.                                                   rumph ti di a di aye.
                                                           We'll build a bungalow, big enough for two,
                                                           Big enough for two, my honey, big enough for two,

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wa, wa, wa,                                                 Dummy Line
When we are married, happy we'll be,                        Chorus
Under the bamboo, under the bamboo tree,                    On the dummy line, on the dummy line;
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,                   Rain or shine, I'll pay my fine;
boom, boom, boom!                                           Rain or shine, I'll pay my fine;
If you'll be M-I-N-E mine, I'll be T-H-I-N-E thine,         Ride, ride, riding on the dummy line.
And I'll L-O-V-E love you all the T-I-M-E time;             I got on the train and didn't have the fare,
You are the B-E-S-T best of all the R-E-S-T rest,           The conductor said, "Whatcha doin' there?"
And I'll L-O-V-E love you all the T-I-M-E,                  He grabbed me by the collar and shoved me out the
Wrap 'em up, stack 'em up, any old time.                    door.
                                                            Said, "I don't want to see you on this line no more!"
                                                            Little Willy was home by himself.
Cheese                                                      Found a chocolate cake on the kitchen shelf.
It's cheese, it's cheese, it's cheese that makes the mice   Willy said, "If I eat this cake,
go round.                                                   Sis won't get a belly ache."
It's cheese, it's cheese, it's cheese that makes the mice   Little Willy saw a mill saw buzz,
go round.                                                   Didn't know quite what it was,
It's cheese, it's cheese, it's cheese that makes the mice   Now his arm is full of nicks,
go round.                                                   And, alas poor Willy, he's cut in six.
It's cheese that makes the mice go round.                   Little Willy found some dynamite,
                                                            He didn't understand it quite,
It's mice, it's mice, it's mice that make the cats go       But curiosity never pays,
round . . .                                                 It rained Willy several days.
It's cats, it's cats, it's cats that make the dogs go       Little Willy coming home from school,
round. . . .                                                Spied a half a dollar at the foot of a mule.
It's dogs, it's dogs, it's dogs that make the boys go       Stooped down to pick it up, quiet as a mouse.
round. . . .                                                Funeral tomorrow at little Willy's house!
It's boys, it's boys, it's boys that make the girls go      Little birdie in the sky,
round. . . .                                                Dropped some whitewash in my eye.
It's girls, it's girls, it's girls that make the love go    Says I to me; says me to I,
round. . . .                                                "I'm sure glad that cows can't fly!"
It's love, it's love, it's love that make the world go      There was a boy by the name of Jack,
round. . . .                                                Pitched his tent on a railroad track.
And so you see: it's really cheese;                         Midnight express came around the bend.
It's cheese, it's cheese that makes the world go round.     What kind of flowers did you send?
...                                                         There once was a doctor, his name was Peck,
                                                            He fell in a well and he broke his neck.
                                                            It served him right, for he should've known;
Commercial Mixup                                            To tend to the sick and leave the well alone!
[Tune: Farmer in the Dell]                                  There once was a hunter, his name was O'Hare.
Last night I watched TV, I saw my favorite show.            He was chased by a grizzly bear.
I heard this strange commercial, and I can't believe        The people all thought he was out of his mind,
it's so.                                                    Running down the street with a bear behind!
Feed your dog Chiffon. Comet cures the cold.                There was an old witch by the name of Nan,
Use S-O-S pads on your face to keep from looking            Who tried to pass as a good humor man.
old.                                                        Couldn't fool the kids, they all stayed home
Mop your floors with Crest. Use Crisco on your tile.        They would not buy from an ice cream crone.
Clean your teeth with Borateem, it leaves a shining         My grandpa had a car, it was a Ford machine.
smile.                                                      His whiskers came in handy for straining gasoline.
For headaches take some Certs. Use Tide to clean            My grandma had a habit of chewing in her sleep.
your face.                                                  She chewed on grandpa's whiskers and dreamed of
And do shampoo with Elmer's Glue, it holds your             shredded wheat!
hair in place.
Perhaps I am confused, I might not have it right.
But one thing that I'm certain of, I'll watch TV            Dunderbeck
tonight!.

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There was a strange old butcher. His name was               Found a Peanut
Dunderbeck.                                                [Tune: Clementine]
He was very fond of sausage-meat, and sauerkraut           Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut just
and speck.                                                 now.
He had the finest butcher shop, the finest ever seen,      Just now I found a peanut, found a peanut just now.
Until one day he invented his wonderful sausage            Continue in the same manner with:
machine.                                                   2. It was rotten, . . .
Chorus                                                     3. Ate it anyway, . . .
On Mr. Dunderbeck! How could you be so mean?               4. Got sick, . . .
I told you you'd be sorry for inventing that machine,      5. Called the doctor, . . .
For all the neighbor's dogs and cats will never more       6. Had surgery, . . .
be seen,                                                   7. Died anyway, . . .
They'll all be ground to sausage meat in                   8. Went to heaven, . . .
Dunderbeck's machine.                                      9. Kicked an angel, . . .
One day a very little girl came walking in the store.      10.Went the other way, . . .
She ordered up some sausage meat and eggs, a half a        11.Found a peanut, . . .
score.                                                     12.Threw it away, . . .
And while she stood a-waiting she whistled up a
tune,
And the sausage meat it started up and danced around       Fried Ham
the room.                                                  Fried ham, fried ham, cheese and baloney;
Once day when he was working the machine it would          After the macaroni, we'll have onions, and pickles,
not go.                                                    and olives, and pretzels;
So Dunderbeck, he climbed inside to see what made          Then we'll have some more fried ham, fried ham.
it so.                                                     Next verse, same as the first, . . . style:
His wife she had a night-mare and came walking in          Some suggested styles: OPERA, ORIENTAL, . . .
her sleep.                                                 SCOUT, SOUTHERN DRAWL
She gave the crank a heck of a yank, and Dunderbeck
was meat!
                                                           Glory Glory How Peculiar
                                                           [Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic]
Eats Song                                                  As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other
[Tune: "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here"]                  woodpecker pecked down. [Repeat three times.]
Soup, soup, we all want soup,                              Chorus
Tip your bowl and drain it, let your front teeth strain    Glory, glory, how peculiar. [Repeat two times.]
it.                                                        [Repeat stanza.]
Hark, hark, that funny sound, listen that slurping         As one sly snake slipped up the slide, other sly snake
round.                                                     slipped down.
Meat, meat, bring on the meat,                             As one blue bat blew in the bowl, other blue bat blew
Fresh and juicy cow meat, ham and picked pig feet,         out.
Lamp chops and pork chops too, any kind of meat            As one black bug bled blue black blood, the other
will do.                                                   black bug bled blue.
Fish, fish, we must have fish,                             As one drunk duck dove into the ditch, the other
We don't want it bony, nor a little phony.                 drunk duck dropped dead.
Fresh, fresh, we won't eat stale, any kind of fish but     As one flea fly flew up the flue, the other flea fly
whale.                                                     flew down.
                                                           As one pink porpoise popped into the pool, other
                                                           pink porpoise popped out.
Another Frog Song                                          As one brown bear backed up the bank, other brown
[Tune: Brownie Smile Song]                                 bear backed down.
I have something in my pocket that I found behind a        As one white whale whipped over the waves, other
log,                                                       white whale whipped under.
My leader said to put it back, it's a great big slippery
frog!
It's squishy and it's slimy and it wiggles in my hand.     God Bless My Underwear
I also have a wooly worm and a pocket full of sand.        [Tune: God Bless America]

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God bless my underwear, my only pair.                     He says to me, "Why don't you run?"
Stand beside them, and guide them,                        "'Cause I can see, you have no gun."
Through the rips, through the holes, through the tears.   I says to him, "That's a good idea."
From the washer, to the dryer, to the clothesline in      "Now legs get going, get me out of here!"
the air.                                                  I began to run, away from there,
God bless my underwear, my only pair.                     But right behind me was that bear.
                                                          And on the path ahead of me,
                                                          I saw a tree, Oh glory be.
Gory Gory                                                 The lowest branch was ten feet up,
[Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic]                       I'd have to jump and trust to luck.
He jumped out of the aeroplane without a parachute        And so I jumped into the air,
[Repeat twice more.]                                      But I missed that branch away up there.
But he ain't going to jump no more.                       Now don't you fret, and don't you frown,
Chorus                                                    I caught that branch on the way back down.
Gory, gory, what a heck of a way to die. [Repeat          That's all there is, there ain't no more,
twice more.] Well, he ain't going to jump no more.        Unless I met that bear once more.
He landed on the tarmack like a dab of strawberry
jam.
[Repeat twice more.]                                      I Wish I Was
And he ain't going to jump no more.                       Tune: If You're Happy
We scraped him up and mailed him back inside an           Oh, I wish I was a little stripe-ed skunk.
envelope.                                                 Oh, I wish I was a little stripe-ed skunk.
[Repeat twice more.]                                      I would sit up in the tree-sies, and perfume all the
And he ain't going to jump no more.                       breezies.
                                                          Oh, I wish I was a little stripe-ed skunk.
                                                          Mosquito-Oh, I'd itchy and I'd bitey, under
Ham and Eggs                                              everybody's nighty.
Ham and eggs, ham and eggs,                               Cake of Soap-Oh, I'd slippy and I'd slidey over
I like mine fried nice and brown,                         everybody's hidey.
I like mine fried upside down.                            Fishy in the Sea-Oh, wouldn't I look cute, without my
Ham and eggs, ham and eggs,                               bathing suit.
Flip 'em, flop 'em, flop 'em, flip 'em; ham and eggs!     English Sparrow-Oh, I'd sit up in the steeple, and spit
Variation: Divide group in two and alternatively sing     on all the people.
phases between the punctuation. All sing the last         Bog o' Mud-Oh, I'd oozy and I'd goozy into
"ham and eggs."                                           everybody's shoesie.
                                                          Slippery Root-Oh, I'd stick up in the trail, and I'd flop
                                                          you on your tail.
Horse Fly                                                 Candle Flame-Oh, I'd be so very bright, and go out
[Tune: The More We Get Together.]                         every night.
Did you ever see a horse fly, a horse fly, a horse fly?   Safety Pin-And everything that's busted, I would hold
Did you ever see a horse fly, a horse fly, fly, fly?      until I rusted.
Did you ever see a board walk, a board walk, a board      Can of Soda-I'd go down with a slurp, and come up
walk?                                                     with a burp.
Did you ever see a board walk, a board walk, walk,        Kangaroo-Oh, I'd hippy and I'd hoppy inside my
walk?                                                     mommy's pockie.
Additional verses: Shoe lace, hair pin, tooth pick, eye   Spoon of Castor Oil-Oh, I'd lubricate the chassies of
drop, neck tie, moth bawl, eye lash, yard stick, ear      all the lads and lassies.
drum, clam bake.                                          Sugar Bun-Oh, I'd slippy and I'd slidey into
                                                          everyone's insides.
                                                          Juicy little orange-When you squeeze me, I would
I Met a Bear                                              squirty onto everybody's shirty.
[Tune: Sipping Cider Through a Straw]                     Foreign car-I would run and I'd speedy over slow
The other day, I met a bear,                              pedestrians' feety.
Out in the woods, away out there. [Point.]                Water Bed-Oh, I'd wobble and I'd wiggle and make
He looked at me, I looked at him,                         the sleepers giggle.
He sized up me, I sized up him.

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Ilky Moor                                                When Mr. Noah built the Ark,
1. Where hast tha' been since I saw thee, I saw thee?    He said it was his duty,
On Ilky moor baht hat. Where hast tha' been since I      He saved the birds and beasts and bugs,
saw . . . Where hast tha' been since I saw . . . Where   But why did he save the cootie?
hast tha' been since I saw thee, since I saw thee? On    Oh, of all the fishes in the sea,
Ilky moor baht hat. On Ilky moor baht hat. On Ilky       My favorite is the bass,
moor baht hat.                                           He climbs up in the seaweed trees,
2. Tha's been a-courting Mary Jane.                      And slides down on his hands and knees.
3. Tha'll go and catch thy death of cold.                A peanut sat on a railroad track,
4. Then we shall have to bury thee.                      Its heart was all a-flutter,
5. Then worms will come and eat thee up.                 Along came a choo-choo train,
6. Then ducks will come and eat up worms.                Toot, Toot! Peanut butter!
7. Then we shall go and eat up ducks.                    Oh a man lay down by a sewer
8. Then we shall all have eaten thee.                    And by a sewer he died.
9. That's where we get our Johnny back.                  Now, at the coroner's request,
                                                         They called it sewer-side.
                                                         A golf ball sailin' thru the air,
Im Being Swallowed By A Boa Constrictor                  Whizzed by a man a hummin'
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor, [Repeat        He heard a caddy holler, "Fore!"
twice]                                                   An' he thought three more were comin'.
And I don't like it one little bit!                      "The way to tell the twins apart,"
Oh no! He swallowed my toe.                              The proud father said,
Oh gee! He's up to my knee.                              "I put my finger in Willie's mouth,
Oh my! He's up to my thigh.                              If he bites it, then it's Ned."
Oh fiddle! He's up to my middle.                         When boating, never quarrel,
Oh heck! He's up to my neck.                             For you'll find, without a doubt,
Oh dread! He's up to my . . .                            A boat is not the proper place
[Make sound of victim being swallowed up.]               To have a falling out.
                                                         "The coffee is exhausted, Sir."
                                                         The diner was advised.
It Aint Gonna Rain No More                               Says he, "It's been so weak of late,
Oh! the night was dark and dreary,                       I'm really not surprised."
The air was full of sleet,                               There's a gal up in the hills,
The old man stood out in the storm,                      She's awfully shy and meek,
His shoes were full of feet.                             She undresses in the dark
Chorus                                                   Because the mountains peak.
Oh, it ain't gonna rain no more, no more,                The rich man drives a Cadillac,
It ain't gonna rain no more,                             The poor man drives a Ford.
How in the heck can I wash my neck,                      But my old man drives down the road,
If it ain't gonna rain no more.                          Between four wheels and a board.
Oh! Mosquito he fly high,                                Mary had a little lamb,
Mosquito he fly low,                                     She fed it castor oil.
If old man 'Skeeta light on me,                          And everywhere that little lamb went,
He ain't gonna fly no more.                              It fertilized the soil.
Oh the butterfly flits on wings of gold,                 Mary had a steamboat;
The June-Bug wings of flame,                             The steamboat had a bell.
The Bed-Bug has no wings at all,                         Mary went to heaven,
But he gets there just the same.                         The steamboat went "Toot, toot."
Here's to the chigger who's not any bigger,              Mary had a little lamb,
That the head of a very small pin.                       But now that lamb is dead.
But the lump that it raises itches like the blazes,      So now she takes the lamb to school,
And that's where the rub comes in.                       Between two slabs of bread.
Saw a black-and-white animal in the woods,               When Mary had a little lamb,
Say ain't that little cat pretty,                        The doctor almost cried.
Went right over to pick it up,                           But when Ol' MacDonald had a farm,
But it wasn't that kind of kitty.                        The doctor almost died.

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Said baby tern to mother tern,                               I-i-i-ice cream, c-c-c-cake-um,
"Can I have a brother."                                      You're the very f-f-f-food that I adore.
"Yes" said mom to baby tern,                                 When I've f-finished with my salad,
"One good tern deserves another."                            Please come through the k-k-k-kitchen door.
Mary is a proper girl,
She goes to church on Sundays.
She prays to the Lord to give her strength,                  Lions and Tigers and Bears
To chase the boys on Mondays.                                [Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home]
Oh for a home where the buffalo roam,                        When lions are roaming on the plain, hurrah, hurrah.
Where the deer and the antelope play.                        [Repeat.]
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,                   When lions are roaming on the plain, we fall on our
For what can an antelope say?                                knees and pray for rain.
                                                             Chorus
                                                             And we all go running up to the hills to get out of
Its An Insect World                                          their way,
It's a world of centipedes, a world of moths,                Hey, hey, hey.
It's a world of katydids, a world of wasps                   When tigers go stalking in the wood, . . .
There's so much that we share that it's time we're           All creatures do what they know they should.
aware,                                                       When bears are growling loud and long, . . .
It's an insect world.                                        Everyone flees but the young and the strong.
Chorus                                                       When rhinos go marching to the lake, . . .
It's an insect covered world, [repeat twice].                Trees do bend and the ground does shake.
It's an insect world.
It's a world of beetles, a world of fleas,
It's a world of caterpillars, a world of bees,               Lydia Pinkham
In this world that we know there is so much to show,         Chorus
It's an insect world.                                        So Let us drink-a, drink-a, drink,
                                                             To Lydia Pinkham, Pinkham, Pink.
                                                             The savior of the human race.
Just a Boy and a Girl                                        She invented a vegetable compound
Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe with the moon        Twas efficacious in every case.
shining all around.                                          Here's a story, a little bit gory,
And he paddled and he paddled so slow and easy that          A little bit happy, a little bit sad.
you couldn't even hear a sound.                              Of Lydia Pinkham and her vegetable compound,
And they talked and they talked 'til the moon grew           And how it drove her to the bad.
dim,                                                         My brother Bob, he was quite a slob,
He said, "You better kiss me or get out and swim."           He used to drool all over town.
So, what ya gonna do in a little canoe,                      'Til they gave him vegetable compound,
With the moon shining all a . . . , boats floating all a .   And in a week he almost drowned.
. ., GIRL swimming all around.                               Johnny Hammer, had a terrible stammer.
                                                             He could barely say a word.
                                                             So they gave him vegetable compound,
KKKaty silly verses                                          Now he's seen but never heard.
[Tune: K-K-Katy]                                             Oh, Uncle Paul, he was so small.
C-c-c-chigger, horrible chigger,                             He was the shortest man in town.
You're the only b-b-b-bug that I abhor.                      'Til they rubbed him with vegetable compound,
When the m-m-moon shines over the campsite,                  Now he weighs but half a pound.
I will scratch my b-b-b-bites until they're sore.            A lady named Gwen had no children.
C-c-c-chicken, a la-la king-en,                              She was barren we did fear.
You're so g-g-g-good I want some more.                       'Til they gave her vegetable compound,
When b-banquet is all over,                                  Now she delivers twice a year.
I'll be waiting at the b-b-b-bathroom door.                  Ebenezer thought he was Julius Caesar,
G-g-g-grapefruit, belligerent grapefruit,                    So they put him in a home.
You're the only f-f-f-fruit that I detest.                   There they gave him vegetable compound,
When I sp-spoon you from the rind,                           Now he's emperor of Rome.
All the j-j-j-juice squirts right out on my vest.

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Poor Lydia died and went to heaven.                     My Bonnie has tuberculosis, my Bonnie has only one
All the church bells they did ring.                     lung,
But she took along her vegetable compound,              My Bonnie can cough up raw oysters, and roll them
Hark, how the Herald Angels sing!                       around on her tongue.
Lydia Pinkham (1819-1883) was an American               My mother's an apple pie maker, my father he fiddles
proprietor who claimed that her Vegetable               for tin,
Compound, a blend of herbs and 18% alcohol, could       My sister scrubs floors for a living, Oh boy, how the
cure any "female complaint" from nervous                money rolls in.
prostration to a prolapsed uterus. Although its         Rolls in, rolls in, Oh boy, how the money rolls in,
therapeutic effects were never substantiated by         rolls in, etc.
medical proof, her product gained popularity among      Last night as I lay on my pillow, last night as I lay on
women, many of whom hesitated to consult male           my bed,
physicians about female problems." In the 1920s,        I stuck my feet out the window, next morning my
federal regulations caused both the product's claims    neighbors were dead.
and its alcohol content to be reduced.                  Bring back, bring back, Oh, bring my neighbors to
                                                        me, to me, etc.

Magdalena Tagalena
Chorus                                                  My Stomach Has Had It
Oh, Magdalena tagalena, wocha-tocha, wocha-tocha,       [Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean]
Wocha-tocha-mocha was her name.                         My breakfast lies over the ocean,
She had two hairs on the top of her head,               My dinner lies over the sea,
One was alive and the other one was dead.               My stomach is in a commotion,
She had two eyes in the middle of her head,             Don't mention my supper to me.
One was green and the other one was red.                Chorus
She had a nose as long as a hose,                       Bring back, bring back, Oh bring
It curled at the end and was red like a rose.           Back my bucket to me, to me . . .
She had two teeth in the middle of her mouth,
One pointed north and the other pointed south.          I really felt rotten this morning,
She had two feet as flat a mat,                         They tell me I really looked pale,
No one knew how she got around like that.               My stomach gave adequate warning,
One day a ten-ton truck ran over poor Magdalena,        To lean far out over the rail.
And the poor guy had to get a new machina.              Chorus
                                                        The sound of a stomach in motion,
                                                        A murmuring noise inside me,
Mules                                                   I looked down and there on the water,
[Tune: Auld Lang Syne]                                  Was breakfast and dinner and tea.
On mules we find two legs behind, and two we find
before;
We stand behind before we find, what the two behind     National Embalming School
be for.                                                 [Tune: (mostly) O, Tannenbaum]
When we're behind the two behind, we find what          We live for you, we die for you, National Embalming
these be for;                                           School.
So stand before the two behind, and behind the two      We do our best to give you rest, National Embalming
before.                                                 School.
                                                        And when you die, we'll dig a hole, and bury you so
                                                        deep and cold.
My Bonnie silly verses                                  We live for you, we die for you, National Embalming
My Bonnie's complexion was makeup, her face, it         School.
was beauteous to see;                                   Post mortem, post mortem, post mortem, autopsy we
Until she got caught in a rainstorm, Oh, bring back     must have.
my Bonnie to me.                                        [Repeat]
My Bonnie leaned over the gas tank, the height of its   Cut! Slash! Gash! Bleed! We must know the reason.
contents to see;                                        Glory how the body stinks! It must be out of season.
I lighted a match to assist her, Oh, bring back my      We live for you, we die for you, National Embalming
Bonnie to me.                                           School.

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 One Fish Ball                                         My eyes are dim, I can not see.
A man was walking up and down,                         I have not brought my specks with me. [Repeat.]
To find a place where he could dine in town;           Mice . . . running through the rice.
A man was walking up and down,                         Snakes . . . as big as garden rakes.
To find a place where he could dine.                   Beans . . . as big as submarines.
He found himself a fancy place,                        Gravy . . . enough to float the navy.
And entered in with simple grace. [Repeat.]            Cakes . . . that give us tummy aches.
He took his purse his pocket hence,                    Eggs . . . with scaly chicken legs.
But all he found was fifteen cents.                    Butter . . . running in the gutter.
He scanned the menu through and through,               Lard . . . they sell it by the yard.
To see what fifteen cents would do.                    Bread . . . with great big lumps like lead.
The only thing 'twould to at all,                      Cheese . . . that makes you want to sneeze.
Was buy just one fish ball.                            Soot . . . they grow it by the foot.
He call the waiter down the hall,                      Goats . . . eating all the oats
And softly whispered, "One fish ball."                 Bees . . . with little knobby knees.
The waiter bellowed down the hall,                     Owls . . . shredding paper towels.
"This gentlemen here wants one fish ball!"             Apes . . . eating all the grapes.
The guests, they turned both one and all               Turtles . . . wearing rubber girdles.
To see who'd ordered one fish ball.                    Bear . . . with curlers in its hair.
The shaken man grew ill at ease,                       Buffalos . . . with hair between their toes.
But softly whispered, "Bread, sir, please.             Foxes . . . stuffed in little boxes.
The waiter bellowed down the hall,                     Coke . . . enough to make you choke.
"You get no bread with one fish ball!"                 Pepsi . . . that gives you apoplexy.
The wretched man then went outside,                    Roaches . . . sleeping in the coaches.
A-looking for a place to hide.                         Flies . . . swarming 'round the pies.
There is a moral to this all:                          Fishes . . . washing all the dishes.
Don't ask for bread with one fish ball.                Moths . . . eating through the cloths
                                                       Scouts . . . eating brussel sprouts.
                                                       Leaders . . . slapping at the skeeters.
Oom Plucky Plucky
She sat on a hillside and strummed her guitar,
strummed her guitar, strummed her guitar.              Ravioli
She sat on a hillside and strummed her guitar,         [Tune: Alouette]
strummed her gui-ta-a-a-ar.                            Ravioli, I like ravioli; ravioli, it's so good for me.
Chorus                                                 Leader: Do I have it in my hair?
Oom, plucky, plucky, oom, plucky, plucky, oom,         Yes you have it in your hair.
pluck, pluck, pluck, ZING!                             Leader: In my hair? OHHH...
Oom, plucky, plucky, oom, plucky, plucky, oom,         Ravioli, I like ravioli; ravioli, it's so good for me.
pluck, pluck, pluck, ZING!                             Continue: Chin, tie, shirt, skirt(pants), shoes, floor.
He sat down beside her and smoked his cigar.           Repeat the items mentioned with each verse sung.
He said that he loved her but, oh! How he lied.
They were to be married but somehow she died.
He went to her funeral but just for the ride.          Soap and Towel
He went to her grave site and laughed 'til he cried.   [Tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"]
The grave stone fell over and squish-squash he died.   Soap, soap, soap and towel; towel and water please.
She went up to heaven and flittered and flied.         Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, wash your dirty
He went down below and sizzled and fried.              knees.
The moral of this song is: never tell lies.

                                                       Scout Travelers
Quartermasters Store                                   [Tune: Home on the Range]
There are rats, rats, as big as alley cats,            Oh, give us a train or a boat or a plane,
At the store, at the store.                            That will carry . . . Scouts away;
There are rats, rats, as big as alley cats,            To Paris or Rome, let us wander and roam,
At the Quartermaster's store.                          And discover new things each day.
Chorus

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Relax on a trail, float over the waves all day,            I ask you again, as a personal friend, what did Dela
Or glide through the clouds, far over the crowds,          ware?
But be home before five each day.                          She wore her New Jersey, friends, she wore her New
On a broomstick we'll ride, in a rowboat we'll glide;      Jersey.
In a rocket we'll go to the moon,                          I tell you again, as a personal friend, she wore her
And our trip will be fun but soon will be done,            New Jersey.
Air pockets could end it too soon.                         2. Oh, how did Flori-die, friends?
Up, up, and away; let us orbit the far distant sun,        She died in Mis-sour-i, friends.
Or deep on the floor of the sea let's explore,             3. Oh, what did Io-way, friends?
And as . . . Scouts we'll always have fun.                 She weighed a Washington, friends.
                                                           4. Oh, what did Ida-ho, friends?
                                                           She hoed her Mary-land, friends.
Show Me the Way to Go Home                                 5. Oh, how did Wiscon-sin, friends?
Show me the way to go home, I'm tired and I want to        She stole a New-bras-key, friends.
go to bed.                                                 6. Oh, what did Tennessee, friends?
Oh, I had a little drink about an hour ago, and it went    She saw what Arkan-sas, friends.
right to my head.                                          7. Oh, where has Ore-gon, friends?
Wherever I may roam, on land or sea or foam.               She's taking Okla-home, friends.
You will always hear me singing this song: Show me         8. Oh, what did Massa-chew, friends?
the way to go home.                                        She chewed her Connecti-cud, friends.
Fancy word version:                                        9. Oh, what did Missi-sip, friends?
Indicate the way to my habitual abode, I'm fatigued        She sipped her Mini-soda, friends.
and I want to retire.                                      10.Oh, what did Ohi-owe, friends?
Oh, I had a little liquid sixty minutes ago, and it went   She owed her state Taxes, friends.
right to my cerebellum.                                    11.Oh, why did Califone, friends?
Wherever I may perambulate, on land or sea or              She called to say, "Hawaii," friends.
atmospheric bubbles.
You will always hear me humming this melody:
Indicate the way to my habitual abode.                     Sweet Violets
                                                           Chorus
                                                           Sweet violets, sweeter than the roses,
Sipping Cider Through A Straw                              Covered all over from head to toe,
The prettiest girl [Echo.], I ever saw, [Echo.]            Covered all over with sweet violets.
Was sipping cider through a straw.                         There once was a farmer who took a young miss
[Repeat previous two lines.]                               In back of the barn where he gave her a
I asked her if, [Echo.] she'd show me how, [Echo.]         Lecture on horses and chickens and eggs,
To sip that cider through a straw.                         And told her that she had such beautiful
[Repeat previous two lines.]                               Manners that suited a girl of her charms,
Then cheek to cheek, and jaw to jaw,                       A girl that he wanted to take in his
We sipped that cider through a straw.                      Washing and ironing and then, if she did,
Every now and then, the straw would slip,                  They could get married and raise lots of . . .
I'd sip some cider from her lip.                           (CHORUS)
The parson came to her backyard,                           The girl told the farmer that he'd better stop
A sipping cider from a straw.                              And she called her father and he called a
And now I have a mother-in-law,                            Taxi and got there before very long,
And fourteen kids to call me Pa.                           'Cause someone was doing his little girl
The moral of this little tale,                             Right for a change and so that's why he said,
Is sip your cider from a pail!                             "If you marry her, son, you're better off
Feminine variation: Substitute "The cutest boy" for        Single 'cause it's always been my belief,
"The prettiest girl," "him" for "her," "he" for "she,"     Marriage will bring a man nothing but . . .
and "Ma" for "Pa."                                         (CHORUS)
                                                           The farmer decided he'd wed any way,
                                                           And started in planning for his wedding
Song of the States                                         Suit, which he purchased for only one buck,
Oh what did Dela ware, friends, Oh what did Dela           But then he found out he was just out of
ware?                                                      Money and so he got left in the lurch,

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Standing and waiting in front of the                    Gave it to a man going way out west.
End of this story which just goes to show,              Told him to give it to the one he loved the best.
All a girl wants from a man is his . . . (CHORUS)       First the train jumped the track, then it slipped the
                                                        rail.
                                                        No one is alive today to tell the sad detail.
Tell Me Why silly verses                                Gave it to someone going up in a balloon.
Tell me why the bugs do bite,                           Told him to give it to the man in the moon.
Tell me why the campfire won't light,                   Balloon came down about 90 miles away;
Tell me why the tent fell down,                         But where the pilot is today I cannot say.
Tell me why we slept on the ground.                     Gave it to a little boy with a dollar and a note.
Because they're hungry, the bugs do bite,               Told him to go up the river in a little boat.
Because the wood's wet, the campfire won't light,       To tie a rope around its neck and a weight of 20
Because we're sloppy, the tent fell down,               pounds.
Because we're crazy, we slept on the ground.            Now they tell the tale of the little boy that drowned.
                                                        Man on the corner swore he'd shoot that cat on sight.
                                                        He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite.
The Animal Fair                                         He waited and he waited for that cat to come around.
We went to the animal fair, the birds and the beasts    Nine-seven pieces of that man is all they found.
were there,                                             The bombs started dropping just the other day.
The big baboon by the light of the moon was             The missiles were fired in the very same way.
combing his auburn hair.                                Russia went, China went, and the USA [Sobs].
The monkey, he got drunk, and fell on the elephants     The human race perished with hardly a chance to
trunk,                                                  pray.
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees,
And that was the end of the monkey! (The monkey,
the monkey, the . . . etc.)                             The Death of Cock Robin
                                                        Chorus
                                                        All the birds of the air fell a sighin' and sobbin',
The Calliope                                            When they heard of the death of poor cock robin,
Divide the group into four or five parts. Start the     When they heard of the death of poor cock robin.
groups                                                  1. Who killed cock robin?
off one at a time, bringing in the next as the one      "I", said the sparrow, "with my bow and arrow."
before gets going.                                      "I killed cock robin."
1st part sings: Um-pah-pah                              2. Who saw him die?
2nd part sings: Um-sss-sss                              "I", said the fly, "with my little eye."
3rd part sings: Um-peep-peep                            3. Who'll make his shroud?
4th part sings: Um-tweedle-tweedle                      "I", said the beetle, "with my thread and needle."
The rest of the group sings the melody of a suitable    4. Who'll dig his grave ?
tune, such as "Daisy, Daisy," "East Side, West Side,"   "I", said the owl, "with my little trowel."
"In the Good Old Summertime," or "The More We           5. Who'll give the memorial?
Get Together." [Found elsewhere in this song            "I", said the rook, "with my little book."
collection.]                                            6. Who'll be chief mourner?
                                                        "I", said the dove, "with my undying love."
                                                        7. Who'll bear the coffin?
The Cat Came Back                                       "I", said the wren, "with rooster and the hen."
Old farmer Johnson had troubles of his own.             8. Who'll let him down?
He had a yellow cat that wouldn't leave him alone.      "I", said the crane, "with my golden chain."
He tried and he tried to give that cat away;            9. Who'll cover him over?
Gave him to a man going very far away.                  "I", said the crow, "with my little hoe."
Chorus                                                  10.Who'll toll the bell?
But the cat came back, the very next day                "I", said the bull, "because I can pull."
Oh the cat came back, they thought he was a gonner,     11.Who'll mark the grave?
But the cat came back, he just couldn't stay away,      "I", said the thrush, "with my paint and brush."
away,                                                   12.Who'll keep the vigil?
away.                                                   "I", said the lark, "so long as it's not dark."


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The Ghost of Anne Bolelyn                                 One that rooster came into our yard,
Now in the Tower of London, large as life, (large as      He caught the cow right off of her guard.
life)                                                     She giving eggnog, that's more than she use ta,
The ghost of Anne Bolelyn walks, I declare. (I            Ever since that rooster came into our yard.
declare)                                                  She giving eggnog, that's more than she use ta,
Now, Anne Bolelyn was once King Henry's wife,             Ever since that rooster came into our yard.
(Henry's wife)                                            We had a field, no crops would it grow . . . . We're
Until he had the axeman bob her hair. (bob her hair)      raising eggplant . . . .
It happened many long years ago, (long years ago)         We had a dog, no pups did she have . . . . She's
But she still comes back at night to tell him so. (tell   delivering pooched eggs . . . .
him so)                                                   Me and my wife, no kids did we have . . . . We're
Chorus                                                    raising egg heads . . . .
With her head tucked underneath her arm, she walks        We had a gum machine, no gum would it give . . . .
the bloody tower.                                         We're getting chiclets . . . .
With her head tucked underneath her arm, at the           We had a garden, no flowers would it grow . . . .
midnight hour.                                            We're growing chickweed . . . .
Oh, once in a while King Henry gives a spread,            We had some fish, but they wouldn't grow . . . . We're
(gives a spread)                                          raising tuna, it's the chicken of the sea . . . .
For all his pals and gals, a ghostly crew. (ghostly       We had a car, but it wouldn't run . . . . We have a
crew)                                                     yolkswagen . . .
The axeman carves the meat and cuts the bread, (cuts      We had a comedian, no laughs could he get . . . . He's
the bread)                                                telling yokes now . . . .
And in walks Anne Bolelyn to spoil the stew (spoil        We had a army, no battles did we win . . . . We're
the stew)                                                 getting shelled now . . . .
She holds her head up high with a wild wa-whoop,          We had a cannon, but it wouldn't fire . . . . We have
[bloodcurdling scream]                                    no rooster . . . .
King Henry cries, "Don't drop it in the soup!" (in the
soup)
Along the drafty corridors for miles and miles she        The Scout Who Never Returned
goes,                                                     [Tune: Charlie On The MTA]
She often catches cold, poor thing, it's drafty when it   Let me tell you of a story of a Scout named . . . ,
blows,                                                    On that tragic and fateful day;
And it's awfully awkward when she has to blow her         Put his/her Scout knife in his/her pocket;
nose.                                                     Kissed his/her dog and family;
With her head tucked underneath her arm.                  When to hike in the woods far away.
Suggested presentation: Make paper mache 'head' or        Well, did he/she ever return?
draw a face on an ordinary balloon. The song leader       No, he/she never returned.
uses this to act out the words as the audience sings      And his/her fate is still unlearned:
along.                                                    He/she may roam forever in the woods and
                                                          mountains,
                                                          He/she's the Scout who never returned.
The Rooster                                               Now you citizens of [town name],
We had some hens, no eggs would they lay,                 Don't you think it's a scandal
We had some hens, no eggs would they lay.                 How ol' [Scout's name] got lost that day?
My spouse said, "Honey, this isn't funny.                 Take the right equipment; TAKE ALONG A
We're loosing money." No eggs would they lay.             BUDDY,
One day a rooster came into our yard,                     When you hike in the hills that way.
He caught those hens right off of their guard.            Or else you'll never return,
They're laying eggs now, just like they use ta,           No, you'll never return.
Ever since that rooster came into our yard.               And your fate will be unlearned: (just like [Scout's
They're laying eggs now, just like they use ta,           name])
Ever since that rooster came into our yard.               You may roam forever in the woods and mountains,
We had a cow, no milk would she give, [Repeat.]           Like the Scout who never returned.
My spouse said, "Honey, this isn't funny.
We're loosing money." No milk would she give.
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As I was walking down the beach one bright and             Glory, glory, it's the weekend! [Repeat.]
sunny day.                                                 I can tell because it's raining and it's 42 below,
I saw a great big wooden box a-floatin' in the bay.        As we Scouts go marching on.
I pulled it in and opened it up and much to my
surprise,
I discovered a -, -,-right before my eyes!                 Three Fishermen
Oh, I discovered a -, -,-right before my eyes!             There were three jolly fishermen. [Repeat.]
I picked it up and ran to town as happy as a king.         Fisher, fisher, men, men, men. [Repeat.]
I took it to a guy I know who'd buy most anything.         There were three jolly fishermen.
But this is what he hollered at me as I walked in his      The first one's name was Abraham. [Repeat.]
shop,                                                      Abra, abra, ham, ham, ham. [Repeat.]
"Oh, get out of here with that -, -,-before I call a       The first one's name was Abraham.
cop!"                                                      The second one was I-isaac. [Repeat.]
[Repeat]                                                   I-i, i-i, zac, zac, zac. [Repeat.]
I turned around and got right out a-runnin' for my         The second one was Isaac.
life,                                                      The third one's name was Ja-acob. [Repeat.]
And then I took it home with me to give it to my           J-a, j-a, cub, cub, cub. [Repeat.]
wife.                                                      The third one's name was Ja-acob.
But this is what she hollered at me as I walked in the     They all sailed up to Jericho. [Repeat.]
door,                                                      Jeri, jeri, co, co, co. [Repeat.]
"Oh get out of here with that -, -, -, and don't come      They all sailed up to Jericho.
back no more." [Repeat]                                    They should have gone to Amsterdam. [Repeat.]
I wandered all around the town until I chanced to          Amster, amster, shh, shh, shh. [Repeat.]
meet                                                       They should have gone to Amsterdam.
A hobo who was looking for a handout on the street.        You must not say that naughty word. [Repeat.]
He said he'd take most any old thing, he was a             Naughty, naughty, word, word, word. [Repeat.]
desperate man,                                             You must not say that naughty word.
But when I showed him the -, -, -, he turned a-round       I'm going to say it anyway...
and ran.[Repeat]
I wandered on for many years, a victim of my fate,
Until one day I came upon Saint Peter at the gate.         Tom the Toad and friends
And when I tried to take it inside he told me where to     [Tune: O, Tannenbaum]
go;                                                        Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad, why are you
"Get out of here with that -, -, -, and take it down be-   lying in the road? [Repeat]
low!"                                                      You did not see the truck ahead, and now your
[Repeat]                                                   looking oh so dead.
The moral of this story is; if you're out on the beach     Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad, so sad you're
And you should see a great big box, and it's within        lying in the road?
your reach,                                                Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad, why did you
Don't ever stop and open it up, that's my advice to        jump out in the road? [Repeat]
you,                                                       You were so big and green and fat, but now you're
'Cause you'll never get rid of the -, -,-no matter what    small and red and flat.
you do! [Repeat]                                           Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad, why did you
                                                           jump out in the road?
                                                           Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad, why did you
The Weekend                                                jump out in the road? [Repeat]
[Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic]                        You were alive but now you're dead, your face looks
I have seen the sky in darkness, I have seen it in the     like a tire tread.
sun,                                                       Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad, why did you
I have felt the rain upon me, I've enjoyed the snowy       jump out in the road?
fun.                                                       Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad, why are you
When the weather isn't cloudy or the wind it doesn't       lying in the road? [Repeat]
blow.                                                      You used to hop and jump about, and now your guts
It isn't only raining, it's the weekend too, you know.     are spilling out.
                                                           Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad, so sad you're
                                                           lying in the road?

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Oh, Jake the snake, oh Jake the snake, why are you         Bite their heads off,
belly-up in the lake? [Repeat]                             Suck their juice out,
You did not see that motor boat, propeller got you by      Throw their skins away,
the throat.                                                Nobody knows how much I thrive
Oh, Jake the snake, oh Jake the snake, so sad you          On worms three times a day.
swam out in the lake?                                      Long thin skinny ones slip down easily,
Oh, Mat the cat, oh Mat the cat, why is your tail so       Big fat juicy ones stick;
crooked like that? [Repeat]                                Hold your head back,
You caught it in the vacuum machine [Eyoww!], and          Squeeze their tail,
now your acting awfully mean.                              And their juice just goes drip, drip.
Oh, Mat the cat, oh Mat the cat, that's why your tail is
crooked like that.
                                                           Blow Ye Winds
                                                           Oh, a ship was all rigg'd and ready for sea,
Tongo                                                      And all of her sailors were fishes to be.
Tongo [repeat], Jim nee bye bye oh [repeat],               Chorus
Tongo [repeat], Om ba de kim bye oh [repeat],              So, blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow.
Ooh-a-lay [repeat], Mah-le-ka-ah lo way [repeat].          We're bound for the south'ard, so steady she goes.
                                                           Oh, first came the herring, the kind of the sea,
                                                           He jumped on the poop, "I'll be captain," said he.
Twelve Days of Summer Camp                                 The next was a flat fish, they call him the skate:
On the first day of [summer] camp my family sent to        "If you be the captain, why, sure, I'm the mate."
me, A PFD in a pine tree.                                  The next came the hake, as black as a rook.
2. skinned knees                                           Says he, "I'm no sailor, I'll ship as the cook."
3. Bic pens                                                The next came the shark, with his two rows of teeth:
4. flashlights                                             "Cook mind the cabbage, and I'll mind the beef."
5. bathing suits                                           And then came the codfish, with his chuckle head,
6. bars of candy                                           He jumped in the chains, began heaving the lead.
7. missing dollars                                         The next came the flounder, as flat as the ground:
8. counselors sleeping                                     "Damn your eyes, chuckhead, mind how you sound."
9. pairs of skivvies                                       The next comes the mack'rel with his striped back,
10.noisy chipmunks                                         He jumped to the waist for to board the main tack.
11.lost swimmers                                           And then came the sprat, the smallest of all,
12.soggy towels                                            He jumped on the poop, and cried, "Main topsail
Hint: Consider this a sample; tailor individual verses     haul!"
to suit your own situation.

                                                           Greenland Fisheries
Underwear                                                  'Twas in eighteen hundred and fifty three,
[Tune: "Over There"]                                       On June the thirteenth day,
Underwear, underwear, send a pair, send a pair, I can      That our gallant ship her anchor weighed,
wear.                                                      And for Greenland bore away, brave boys,
For I left mine lying, on a line a drying,                 And for Greenland bore away.
And now I need them they're not there.                     The lookout in the crosstrees stood
Underwear, underwear, get a pair, get a pair,              With a spyglass in his hand.
anywhere.                                                  "There's a whale, there's a whale, there's a whalefish"
The bugle's blowing, I must be going,                      he cried
For I've got to get there if I have to go there bare.      And she blows at every span, brave boys.
                                                           And she blows at every span.
                                                           The captain stood on the quarter-deck,
Worms                                                      And a fine little man was he.
Nobody likes me, everybody hates me,                       "Overhaul! Overhaul! let your davit-tackles fall,
I'll go out and dig some worms;                            And launch your boats for the sea, brave boys,
Long thin skinny ones;                                     And launch your boats for the sea."
Big fat juicy ones,                                        Now the boats were launched and the men aboard,
See how they wriggle and squirm.                           And the whale was full in view.

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Resolved was each seaman bold,                         Than I do for the bottom of the sea, the sea, the sea,
To steer where the whalefish blew, brave boys,         Than I do for the bottom of the sea.
To steer where the whalefish blew.                     Then up spoke the cabin boy of our gallant ship.
We struck the whale, and the line paid out,            And a scurvy little rascal was he;
But she gave such a flourish with her tail,            "I've nary a soul in Salem Town
That the boat capsized and four men were lost,         Who will care what happened to me, to me, to me,
And we never caught that whale, brave boys,            Who will care what happened to me.
And we never caught that whale.                        SLOWLY
"To lose that whale" our captain said                  Then three times round, went our gallant ship
"It grieves my heart full sore,                        Then three times round went she;
But to lose four of our gallant sailor boys,           Then three times round, went our gallant ship
It grieves me ten times more, brave boys,              And she sank to the bottom of the sea, the sea, the
It grieves me ten times more."                         sea,
"The winter star doth now appear,                      And she sank to the bottom of the sea.
So, boys, we'll anchor weigh.
It's time to leave this cold country,
And homeward bear away, brave boys,                    Sloop John B
And homeward bear away."                               We came on the sloop John B., my grandfather and
Oh, Greenland is a dreadful place,                     me,
A land that's never green.                             Round Nassau town we did roam,
Where there's ice and snow, and the whalefishes        Drinking all night, got into a fight,
blow,                                                  Well, I feel so break-up, I want to go home.
And the daylight's seldom seen, brave boys,            Chorus
And the daylight's seldom seen.                        So, hoist up the John B.'s sails, see how the main
                                                       sails set,
                                                       Send for the Captain ashore, let me go home;
It was Friday Night When We Set Sail The               Let me go home, I want to go home,
Mermaid                                                I feel so break-up, I want to go home.
It was Friday night when we set sail,                  Well, the first mate, he got drunk,
And we were not far from the land.                     Broke up the people's trunk,
When the captain spied a lovely mermaid                Constable has to come and take him away,
With a comb and a brush in her hand, her hand, her     Sheriff John Stone, please leave me alone.
hand,                                                  I feel so break-up, I want to go home.
With a comb and a brush in her hand.                   The poor cook he got fits, throw'd away all my grits,
Chorus                                                 Then he went and ate up all of my corn,
Oh! the ocean waves may roll, may roll,                Oh, let me go home, I want to go home,
And the stormy winds may blow, may blow-o,             This is the worst trip I've ever been on.
But we poor sailors go skipping to the tops
While the land-lubbers lie down below, below,
below,                                                 The Ship Titanic
While the land-lubbers lie down below.                 Oh, they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue,
Then up spoke the captain of our gallant ship,         And they thought they had a ship that the water
And a fine old man was he,                             would never leak through,
Saying, "This fishy mermaid has warned us of our       But the Lord's almighty hand knew that ship would
doom;                                                  never stand.
We shall sink to the bottom of the sea, the sea, the   It was sad when the great ship went down.
sea,                                                   Chorus
We shall sink to the bottom of the sea!"               Oh, it was sad, it was sad; it was sad, it was sad;
Then up spoke the mate of our gallant ship,            It was sad when the great ship went down, to the
And a well spoken man was he;                          bottom of the
"I've married a wife in Salem Town,                    Husbands and wives, little-bitty children lost their
And tonight she a widow will be, will be, will be,     lives,
And tonight she a widow will be."                      It was sad when that great ship went down.
Then up spoke the cook of our gallant ship.            Oh, they sailed away from England, and were almost
And a RED HOT cook was he;                             to the shore,
"I care much more for my kettles and my pots           When the rich refused to associate with the poor,

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So they put them down below, where they were the          Hark! A solemn bell is ringing,
first to go.                                              Clear through the night;
It was sad when the great ship went down.                 Thou, my love, art heav'nward winging,
The boat was full of din, and the sides about to burst,   Home through the night.
When the captain shouted "Women and children              Earthly dust from off the shaken,
first!"                                                   Soul immortal shalt not waken,
Then the captain tried to wire, but the wireless was      With thy last dim journey taken,
on fire.                                                  Home through the night.
It was sad when the great ship went down.
So they swung the lifeboats out o're the deep and
raging sea                                                Amazing Grace
The band struck up with 'Nearer My God to Thee',          Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
Little children wept and cried, as the waves swept,       That saved a wretch like me!
o're the side,                                            I once was lost, but now am found,
It was sad when the great ship went down.                 Was blind but now I see.
Oh the moral to be gained from this tale of woe and       Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
pain,                                                     And grace my fears relieved;
Is that if you're rich you should not be so vain.         How precious did that grace appear
For in the good Lord's eyes, you're the same as other     The hour I first believed.
guys.                                                     Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have
It was sad when the great ship went down.                 already come;
Oh they built another ship they called, "Titanic II."     Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace
They were sure this time that the water would never       will lead me home.
leak thorough.                                            When we've been there ten thousand years, bright
So they launched it with a cheer, and it sank right off   shining as the sun,
the pier.                                                 We've no less days to sing God's Praise, than when
It was sad when the great ship went down.                 we first begun.
                                                          Amazing grace has set me free,
                                                          To touch, to taste, to feel;
                                                          The wonders of accepting love,
All Through the Night                                     Have made me whole and real.
Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee,
All through the night;
Guardian angels God will send thee,                       Battle Hymn of the Republic
All through the night.                                    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,                       Lord,
Hill and vale in slumber sleeping,                        He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of
I my loving vigil keeping,                                wrath are stored;
All through the night.                                    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible
While the moon her watch is keeping,                      swift sword,
All through the night;                                    His truth is marching on.
While the weary world is sleeping,                        Chorus
All through the night.                                    Glory, glory hallelujah! [Repeat twice more.]
O'er thy spirit gently stealing,                          His truth is marching on.
Visions of delight revealing,                             I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred
Breathes a pure and holy feeling,                         circling camps;
All through the night.                                    They have builded Him an alter in the evening dews
Though I roam a minstrel lonely,                          and damps;
All through the night;                                    I can read his righteous message by their dim and
My true harp shall praise thee only,                      flaring lamps;
All through the night.                                    His day is marching on.
Love's young dream, alas! is over,                        He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call
Yet my strains of love shall hover,                       retreat;
Near the presence of my lover,                            He is sifting out the hearts of men before His
All through the night.                                    judgment seat;
                                                          Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him, be jubilant, my

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feet!                                                        3. He's got the sun and the moon . . .
Our God is marching on.                                      4. He's got the little bitty baby . . .
                                                             5. He's got you and me brother . . .
                                                             6. He's got everybody here . . .
Come Come Ye Saints
Come, come ye Saints, no toil or labor fear; but with
joy wend your way.                                           Hymn of Scouting
Though hard to you this journey may appear, grace            Tune: The Church's One Foundation
shall be as your day.                                        Oh Father we would bring Thee a Scoutship strong
'Tis better far for us to strive, our useless cares from     and true,
us drive;                                                    A life of loving service and struggle well won
Do this and joy your hearts will swell. All is well! All     through,
is well!                                                     A Scoutship that our Founder would surely love to
Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? 'Tis           see,
not so; all is right.                                        Of utter self-surrender and spotless purity.
Why should we think to earn a great reward if we             Oh knit us all together as loyal friends of all,
now shun the fight?                                          And make us every ready to help up those who fall,
Gird up your loins, fresh courage take, our God will         As Scouts we must be trusted to others to do good,
never us forsake;                                            God bless and keep and strengthen the Scouting
And soon we'll have this tale to tell: All is well! All is   brother[/sister]hood.
well!                                                        So as we stand before Thee we give our promise true,
                                                             That we will on our honor love God and country too.
                                                             We'll help all others daily in all we say and do,
Do Lord                                                      And live the laws of Scouting as Thou woulds't have
Chorus                                                       us do.
Do Lord, Oh do Lord, Oh do remember me, Oh Lord              And so Thee our Captain, as loyal Scouts we come,
[Repeat twice more.]                                         And ask that Thou will leads us 'til Scouting days are
Look away beyond the blue.                                   done.
I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun         We face tomorrow's struggles strong in Thy strength
[Repeat twice more.]                                         alone:
Look away beyond the blue.                                   Look down and bless our Scoutship, for we would be
                                                             Thine own.

Friends
Chorus                                                       Michael Row the Boat
So I thank You, I thank you God for all of my                Michael, row the boat ashore, Alleluia
friends.                                                     Michael, row the boat ashore, Alleluia.
I thank You, I thank You God for all of my friends           Sister, help to trim the sail,
with me tonight.                                             Sister, help to trim the sail,
When you're all alone and you're feeling so low,             Brother, lend a helping hand,
There is a friend there to tell the things you know.         Brother, lend a helping hand,
A friend will always listen, a friend will understand.       Jordan's river is chilly and cold,
What is a friend? A friend is here indeed.                   Chills the body but not the soul,
Sitting all around me, listening to my need.                 Jordan's river is deep and wide,
A friend is always there, a friend will always care.         Milk and honey on the other side.
There's one important thing that I want you to know,         Gabriel blow the trumpet horn
And I mean it sincerely from the bottom of my soul.          Blow the trumpet loud and long.
I love all of you, you're the greatest friends I've got

                                                             Morning Has Broken
Hes Got the Whole World                                      Morning has broken, like the first morning,
He's got the whole world in his hands; [Repeat three         Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.
more times.]                                                 Praise for the singing, praise for the morning,
He's got the wind and the rain in his hands; [Repeat         Praise for them springing fresh from the word.
two more times.]                                             Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven,
He's got the whole world in his hands.                       Like the first dew fall on the first grass.

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Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,           When true liberty is found
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.           By fear and by hate we will no more be bound,
Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning,            In love and in life we will find a new birth,
Born of the one light Eden saw play.                  In peace and in freedom redeem the earth.
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God's re-creation of the new day.
Cool the gray clouds roll, peaking the mountains,     Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Gull in her free flight, swooping the skies.          Chorus
Praise for the mystery, misting the morning,          Swing low, sweet chariot, comin' for to carry me
Behind the shadow, waiting to shine.                  home;
I am the sunrise, warming the heavens,                Swing low, sweet chariot, comin' for to carry me
Spilling my warm glow over the earth.                 home.
Praise for the brightness of this new morning,        I looked over Jordan, and what did I see,
Filling my spirit with Your great love.               Comin' for to carry me home;
Mine is a turning, mine is a new life,                A band of angels coming after me,
Mine is a journey closer to You.                      Comin' for to carry me home.
Praise for the sweet glimpse, caught in a moment,     If you get to heaven before I do,
Joy breathing deeply, dancing in flight.              Comin' for to carry me home;
                                                      Just tell all my friends that I'm a coming too,
                                                      Comin' for to carry me home.
My Fathers House                                      I'm sometimes up and sometimes down,
Oh, won't you come with me, to my Father's house.     Comin' for to carry me home;
To my Father's house, to my Father's house.           But still my soul feels heavenly bound,
Oh, won't you come with me, to my Father's house,     Comin' for to carry me home.
There is peace, peace, peace.                         I've never been to heaven, but I've been told,
There's sweet communion there, in my Father's         Comin' for to carry me home;
house. . . .                                          That the streets in heaven are paved with gold,
There'll be no parting there, . . .                   Comin' for to carry me home.


Now the Day is Over                                   We Are Climbing Jacobs Ladder
Now the day is over, night is drawing nigh,           We are climbing Jacob's ladder; we are climbing
Shadows of the evening steal across the sky.          Jacob's ladder;
Now the darkness gathers, stars begin to peep,        We are climbing Jacob's ladder; won't you climb with
Birds and beasts and flowers soon will be asleep.     me.
Grant to all the weary, calm and sweet repose,        Every rung goes higher, higher; every rung goes
With the kindest blessing, may our eyelids close.     higher, higher;
Grant to those who suffer rest and balm in thee,      Every rung goes higher, higher; won't you climb with
Guard the sailors tossing on the deep blue sea.       me.
When the morning wakens, then may I arise,            If you love God, why not serve him; if you love God,
Pure and fresh and hopeful, sunrise in my eyes.       why not serve him;
                                                      If you love God, why not serve him; won't you climb
                                                      with me.
Simple Gifts                                          Rise, shine, give God glory . . .
'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free,     Variation:
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,        We are climbing Scouting's ladder . . .
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
We will live in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained.                       Bless This House
To bow and to bend we shall not be ashamed.           [Tune: Eidelweiss]
To turn and to turn will be our delight,              Bless this house, bless this bread,
'Til by turning and turning we come round right.      Come oh Lord and sit with us.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,     May our hearts grow with peace.
Its streets, its streams, as well as stars above,     Come with your love and surround us.
Salvation is here where we laugh, where we cry,       Friendship and love may they bloom and grow,
Where we seek and love, where we live and die.        Bloom and grow forever.

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Bless our friends, bless us all,                 For all the glory of the way,
Bless all [ . . . ] Scouts forever.              For Thy protection, night and day,
                                                 For roof, tree, fire, and bed and board,
                                                 For friends and home, we thank Thee, Lord.
God Is Great God Is Good
[Tune: Michael Row the Boat]
God is great, God is good, Alleluia              Dese Bones gonna Rise Again
Let us thank him for our food, Alleluia.         The Lord he though he'd make a man,
By His hand we all are fed, Alleluia             Dese bones gonna rise again.
Thank you Lord, for daily bread, Alleluia.       Took a little bit of water and a little bit of sand,
                                                 Dese bones gonna rise again.
                                                 Chorus
Health and Strength                              I know it, brother, [Repeat twice more.]
For health and strength and daily bread          Dese bones gonna rise again!
We praise thy name, Oh Lord.                     He thought he'd make a woman too,
                                                 Dese bones gonna rise again.
                                                 Didn't know 'xactly what to do.
Johnny Appleseed                                 Dese bones gonna rise again.
The Lord is good to me                           Took a rib from Adam's side,
And so I thank the Lord                          Dese bones gonna rise again.
For giving me the things I need                  Made Miss Eve for to be his bride.
The sun and rain and the appleseed.              Dese bones gonna rise again.
The Lord is good to me.                          Put 'em in a garden rich and fair,
And every seed that grows                        Dese bones gonna rise again.
Will grow into a tree,                           Told 'em they could eat whatever was there.
And one day soon there'll be apples there        Dese bones gonna rise again.
For everyone in the world to share.              But to one tree they must not go,
The Lord is good to me.                          Dese bones gonna rise again.
Oh, here I am 'neath the blue, blue sky          Must leave the apples there to grow.
Doing as I please.                               Dese bones gonna rise again.
Singing with my feathered friends                Serpent, he came 'round the trunk,
Humming with the bees.                           Dese bones gonna rise again.
I wake up every day,                             At miss Eve, his eye he wunk.
As happy as can be,                              Dese bones gonna rise again.
Because I know that with His care                He said, "Those apples taste mighty fine.
My apple trees, they will still be there.        Dese bones gonna rise again.
The Lord's been good to me.                      Just take one, the Lord won't mind."
                                                 Dese bones gonna rise again.
                                                 De Lord, he came a-wanderin round,
Peace Is                                         Dese bones gonna rise again.
Peace is the bread we break;                     Spied dem peelings on de ground.
Love is a river rolling.                         Dese bones gonna rise again.
Life is the chance we take                       You ate my apples, I believe?
When we make this world our home.                Dese bones gonna rise again.
Gonna make this world our home.                  'T wasn't me Lord, I spect twas Eve.
                                                 Dese bones gonna rise again.
                                                 The Lord he rose up in his wrath,
Thank You For The Food We Eat                    Dese bones gonna rise again.
[Tune: Michael Row The Boat Ashore]              Told 'em to beat it down the path.
Thank you for the food we eat, Hallelujah.       Dese bones gonna rise again.
Thank you for the friends we meet, Hallelujah.   He put a angel at the door,
Thank you for the birds that sing, Hallelujah.   Dese bones gonna rise again.
Thank you Lord for everything, Hallelujah.       Told them not to come no more.
                                                 Dese bones gonna rise again.

Wayfarers Grace

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Green Grow the Rushes                                     doorsy";
I'll sing you one-ho, green grow the rushes-ho.           Children of the Lord.
What is your one-ho?                                      It rained, it rained, it rained forty daysy, daysy;
One is one, and all alone, and ever more shall be it      [repeat again.]
so!                                                       Drove those animals [slap or clap] nearly crazy,
I'll sing you two-ho, green grow the rushes-ho.           crazy;
What is your two-ho?                                      Children of the Lord.
Two, two, lily white boys, cloth-ed all in green-ho       The Sun came out and dried up the landy, landy;
One is one, and all alone, and ever more shall be it      [repeat again.]
so!                                                       Everything was [slap or clap] fine and dandy, dandy;
[Continue: adding each verse and repeating                Children of the lord.
backwards to, "One is one, and all alone, and ever
more shall be it so!"]
Three, three, the rivals;                                 RockAMySoul
Four for the Gospel makers;                               Rock-a-my-soul in the bosum of Abraham, [repeat
Five for the symbols at your door;                        twice].
Six for the six proud walkers;                            Oh, rock-a-my-soul. (Oh, Lordy.)
Seven for the seven stars in the sky;                     Too high, you can't get over it,
Eight for the April rainers;                              Too low, you can't get under it,
Nine for the nine bright shiners;                         Too wide, you can't get around it,
Ten for the ten commandments;                             Got to go in through the door.
Eleven for the eleven who went to heaven;
Twelve for the twelve apostles.
                                                          Sunday School
                                                          Chorus
Rise and Shine                                            Young folks, old folks, everybody come,
Chorus                                                    Join our happy Sunday School, and have a lot of fun,
So, rise and shine, and give out your glory, glory;       Please check your chewing gum and raisins at the
Rise and shine, and give out your glory, glory;           door,
Rise and shine, and [slap or clap] give out your glory,   And you'll hear some Bible stories that you've never
glory;                                                    heard before.
Children of the Lord.                                     Shadrak, Meshak, and Abednigo
The Lord said to Noah,"There's gonna be a floody,         Wouldn't obey the king, so they had to go.
floody;"                                                  Put 'em in a furnace to burn 'em up like chaff,
[repeat again.]                                           But their asbestos B.V.D.s gave the king a laugh.
Get those children [slap or clap] out of the muddy,       The world was made in six days and finished on the
muddy:                                                    seventh,
Children of the Lord.                                     According to the contract it should have been the
So, Noah he build him, he built him an arky, arky;        eleventh;
[repeat again.]                                           But the union called a strike and workers wouldn't
Thatched it up with [slap or clap] hickory barky,         work.
barky;                                                    So the only thing that they could do was fill it up
Children of the Lord.                                     with dirt.
The animals they came in two by twosy, twosy;             Adam was the first man that ever was invented,
[repeat again.]                                           He lived all his life and never was contented;
Elephants and [slap or clap] kangaroosy, roosy,           He was made of clay in the days gone by,
roosy;                                                    And hung on a fence in the sun to dry.
Children of the Lord.                                     Adam was a gardener and Eve was his spouse,
The animals they came in three by threesy, threesy;       They got the sack for stealing fruit and took to
[repeat again.]                                           keeping house.
Bugs and bears and [slap or clap] bumblebeesy,            They lived a very quiet life and peaceful in the main,
beesy;                                                    'Til Eve had a baby and they started raising Cain.
Children of the Lord.                                     Noah was a mariner who sailed around the sea
The animals they came in four by foursy, foursy;          With half a dozen relatives and a big menagerie.
[repeat again.]                                           He failed the first season when it rained for forty
Noah called out [slap or clap] "Close the doorsy,

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days,                                                     Chorus
For in that kind of weather no circus ever pays.          There's one wide river, and that's the river of Jordan;
Joseph was a shepherd, too, he kept his father's goats,   There's one wide river, one wide river to cross.
His father used to dress him in the very loudest coats.   He built long, and wide and tall,
His brothers they got jealous and threw him in a well,    There's one wide river to cross;
Joseph went to heaven and others went to hell.            Plenty of room for the large and small,
Josua played the trumpet, so runs the ancient rhyme.      There's one wide river to cross.
He taught the Israelites to play in syncopated time,      He anchored the ark to a great big rock,
But when they played in Jericho, their music raised a     There's one wide river to cross;
frown,                                                    And then he began to load his stock,
So he set the boys a'swinging, and the walls come         There's one wide river to cross.
tumbling down.                                            The animals came in one by one,
Pharaoh had a daughter, she had a winsome smile,          There's one wide river to cross;
She found the infant Moses a-floating in the Nile.        The elephant munching a caraway bun,
She took him to her father, said "I've found him on       There's one wide river to cross.
the shore."                                               The animals came in two by two,
Pharaoh winked his eye and said "I've heard that tale     There's one wide river to cross;
before."                                                  The monkey and the kangaroo,
Jonah was an landsman, so runs the Bible tale;            There's one wide river to cross.
He took a steerage passage on a transatlantic whale;      The animals came in three by three,
Jonah in the belly of the whale felt quite compressed,    There's one wide river to cross;
So he pushed a little button and the whale did the        The lion and the chimpanzee,
rest.                                                     There's one wide river to cross.
Samson was a husky guy as everyone should know,           The animals came in four by four,
He used to lift five-hundred pounds as strongman on       There's one wide river to cross;
the show,                                                 Old Noah got mad and hollered for more,
One week the bill was rotten and the actors had a         There's one wide river to cross.
souse,                                                    The animals came in five by five,
But the strongman act of Samson's, still brought          There's one wide river to cross;
down the house.                                           With wardrobe trunks they did arrive,
David was a shepherd boy, a plucky little cuss;           There's one wide river to cross.
Along came Goliath a-looking for a fuss;                  The animals came in six by six,
David took a slinky and socked him on the crust,          There's one wide river to cross;
Goliath reeled a couple a times and then he bit the       The leopard laughed at the monkey's tricks,
dust.                                                     There's one wide river to cross.
God made Satan, Satan made sin,                           The animals came in seven by seven,
God made a hot place to keep Satan in,                    There's one wide river to cross;
Satan didn't like it so he said he wouldn't stay,         Now you may think there's at least eleven
He's been acting like the devil ever since that day.      BUT THERE AIN'T!
Daniel was a prophet, he wouldn't obey the king,
The king said to Daniel, "This is a naughty thing."
Put him in a lion's den with lions down beneath,          Auld Lang Syne
But Daniel was an artist so he drew the lions' teeth.     Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought
Salomi was a dancer and she danced before the king,       to mind?
She wiggled and she waggled and she shook most            Should old acquaintance be forgot, in days of auld
everything.                                               lang syne?
The king tells Salomi, "We'll have no scandal here!"      Chorus
"The hell we won't!" Salomi said, and she kicked the      For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne;
chandelier.                                               We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
                                                          And here's a hand, my trusty friend, and give's a hand
                                                          of thine;
Theres One Wide River to Cross                            We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
Old Noah he build himself an Ark;
There's one wide river to cross.
He thatched it up with hickory bark,                      Aunt Rhody
There's one wide river to cross.

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Go tell Aunt Rhody, go tell Aunt Rhody,                  Until I kissed her little sister, and forgot my
Go tell Aunt Rhody, the old gray goose is dead.          Clementine.
- The one she's been saving, [Repeat twice more.]        Now ye Scouts all heed the warning to this tragic tale
To make a feather bed.                                   of mine,
- She died in the mill pond, [Repeat twice more.]        Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation would have saved my
From standing on her head.                               Clementine.
- The goslings are mourning, [Repeat twice more.]        Dixie
Because their mother's dead.                             I wish I was in the land of cotton,
- The old gander's weeping, [Repeat twice more.]         Old times there are not forgotten;
Because his mate is dead.                                Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixieland.
                                                         In Dixieland where I was born in,
                                                         Early on one frosty morning';
Bells of St Marys                                        Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixieland.
The bells of St. Mary's, ah hear they are calling,       Chorus
The young loves, the true loves, who come from the       Then I wish I was in Dixie, hooray! Hooray!
sea.                                                     In Dixieland I'll take my stand to live and die in
And so my beloved, when red leaves are falling,          Dixie;
The love bells shall ring out, ring out, for you and     Away, away, away down south in Dixie. [Repeat.]
me.                                                      There's buckwheat cakes and Indian batter
                                                         Makes you fat, but that don't matter;
                                                         Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixieland.
Clementine                                               Then hoe it down and scratch your grabble,
In a cavern, in a canyon, excavating for a mine,         To Dixieland I'm bound to travel,
Lived a miner, forty-niner, and his daughter             Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixieland.
Clementine.
Chorus
Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling              Down in the Valley
Clementine,                                              Down in the valley, the valley so low,
You are lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry,           Hang your head over, hear the winds blow.
Clementine.                                              Hear the winds blow, dear, hear the winds blow.
Light she was, and like a fairy, and her shoes were      Hang your head over, hear the winds blow.
number nine,                                             Down in the valley, walking between,
Herring boxes without topses, sandals were for           Telling our story, here's what it means.
Clementine.                                              Here's what it means, dear, here's what it means,
Drove she ducklings to the water every morning just      Telling our story, here's what it means.
at nine,                                                 Roses love sunshine, violets love dew,
Hit her foot against a splinter, fell into the foaming   Angels in heaven know I love you;
brine.                                                   Know I love you, dear, know I love you,
Ruby lips above the water, blowing bubbles soft and      Angels in heaven know I love you.
fine,                                                    Build me a castle forty feet high,
Alas for me! I was no swimmer, so I lost my              So I can see him as he rides by;
Clementine.                                              As he rides by, dear, as he rides by,
In a churchyard near the canyon, where the myrtle        So I can see him as he rides by.
doth entwine,                                            Writing this letter, containing three lines,
There grow roses and other posies, fertilized by         Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"
Clementine.                                              "Will you be mine, dear, will you be mine,"
Then the miner, forty-niner, soon began to peak and      Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"
pine,                                                    If you don't love me, love whom you please,
Thought he oughter join his daughter, now he's with      Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease.
his Clementine.                                          Give my heart ease, dear, give my heart ease,
In my dreams she still doth haunt me, robed in           Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease.
garments soaked in brine,                                Throw your arms round me, before it's too late;
While in life I used to hug her, now she's dead I draw   Throw your arms round me, feel my heart break.
the line.                                                Feel my heart break, dear, feel my heart break.
How I missed her, how I missed her, how I missed         Throw your arms round me, feel my heart break.
my Clementine,

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East Side West Side                                      My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf,
East side, west side, all around the town,               So it stood ninety years on the floor.
The tots sang, "Ring around rosie," "London Bridge       It was taller by half than the old man himself,
is falling down."                                        Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.
Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O'Rouke,           It was bought on the morn of the day that he was
Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New      born,
York.                                                    And was always his treasure and pride;
                                                         But it stopped, short, never to go again
                                                         When the old man died.
Edelweiss                                                Chorus
Edelweiss, Edelweiss. Every morning you greet me.        Ninety years without slumbering, tick, tock, tick,
Small and white, clean and bright,                       tock,
You look happy to greet me.                              His life seconds numbering, tick, tock, tick, tock,
Blossoms of snow, may you bloom and grow,                It stopped, short, never to go again, when the old man
Bloom and grow forever,                                  died.
Edelweiss, Edelweiss. Bless my homeland forever!         In watching its pendulum swing to and fro,
                                                         Many hours had he spent as a boy;
                                                         And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to
Fivehundred Miles                                        know
If you miss the train I'm on you will know that I am     And to share both his grief and his joy.
gone,                                                    For it struck twenty-four when he entered at the door
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.           With a blooming and beautiful bride.
A hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a     But it stopped, short, never to go again
hundred miles,                                           When the old man died.
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.           My grandfather said that of those he could hire,
Not a shirt on my back, not a penny to my name,          Not a servant so faithful he found;
Lord, I can't go back home this way.                     For it wasted no time, and had but one desire:
This-a way, this-a way, this-a way, this-a way, this-a   At the close of each week to be wound.
way,                                                     And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face,
Lord I can't go back home this-a way.                    And its hands never hung by its side.
Lord, I'm one, Lord, I'm two, Lord, I'm three, Lord,     But it stopped, short, never to go again
I'm four,                                                When the old man died.
Lord, I'm five-hundred miles away from home.             It rang in alarm in the dead of the night,
Away from home, away from home, away from                An alarm that for years had been dumb.
home, away from home,                                    And we knew that his spirit was plumbing its flight,
Lord, I'm five-hundred miles away from home.             That his hour of departure had come.
[Repeat first verse.]                                    Still the clock kept the time, with a soft and muffled
                                                         chime,
                                                         As we silently stood by his side
Good Night Irene                                         But it stopped, short, never to go again
Chorus                                                   When the old man died.
Irene, good night, Irene; Irene, good night;
Good night, Irene, good night, Irene,
I'll see you in my dreams.                               Heart of My Heart
Sometimes I live in the country,                         Heart of my heart, how I love that melody,
Sometimes I live in town,                                Heart of my heart, brings back a memory,
Sometimes I take a great notion,                         When we were kids on the corner of the street,
To roam this world around.                               We were rough and ready guys, but oh! How we
Stop rambling, stop your gambling,                       could harmonize,
Stop staying out late at night;                          Heart of my heart, meant friends were dearer then,
Go home to your friends and family,                      Too bad we had to part,
And stay by the fireside bright.                         I know a tear would glisten if once more I could
                                                         listen,
                                                         To that gang that sang, Heart of my heart.
Grandfathers Clock


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Home on the Range                                          I love the Mountains
Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,                  I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills,
Where the deer and the antelope play,                      I love the flowers, I love the daffodils,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,                 I love the campfire, when all the lights are low;
And the skies are not cloudy all day.                      Boom-de-ada, boom-de-ada, boom-de-ada, boom-de-
Chorus                                                     ada . . .
Home, home on the range, where the deer and the
antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,                 In the Evening by the Moonlight
And the skies are not cloudy all day.                      In the evening, by the moonlight, you could hear
Where the air is so pure, and the zephyrs so free,         those campers singing,
The breezes so balmy and light,                            In the evening, by the moonlight, you could hear
That I would not exchange my home on the range,            those echoes singing.
For all of the cities so bright.                           How the campers would enjoy it! They would sit all
The Red man was pressed from this part of the west,        night and listen;
He's likely no more to return,                             As we sang in the evening, by the moonlight
To the banks of the Red River where seldom if ever         (Rawdy-do-dah!)
Their flickering campfires burn.                           Second time through: Group responds to each "ing"
How often at night when the heavens are bright,            word and "moonlight" with "rawdy-do-dah" (except
With the light from the glittering stars,                  for "evening" in the last line).
Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed,
If their glory exceeds that of ours.
Oh, I love these wild flowers in this dear land of ours,   In the Good Old Summertime
The curlew I love to hear cry,                             In the good old summer time, in the good old summer
And I love the white rocks and the antelope flocks,        time,
That graze on the mountain slopes high.                    Strolling through the shady lanes with your baby
Oh give me a land where the bright diamond sand,           mine;
Flows leisurely down in the stream;                        You hold her hand and she holds yours, and that's a
Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along,          very good sign,
Like a maid in a heavenly dream.                           That she's your tootsey wootsey in the good old
Then I would not exchange my home on the range,            summertime.
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.                      Ive Got Sixpence
                                                           I've got sixpence, jolly, jolly sixpence,
                                                           I've got sixpence, to last me all my life.
Hot Time In the Old Town Tonight                           I've got twopence to spend, and twopence to lend,
Late last night when we were all in bed,                   And twopence to send home to my wife. Poor wife!
Mrs. O'Leary left her lantern in the shed.                 Chorus
Well, the cow kicked it over, and this is what they        No cares have I to grieve me, no pretty little girls to
said:                                                      deceive me.
"There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight!"          I'm as happy as a lark, believe me. As we go rolling,
When you hear those bells go ding-a-ling,                  rolling home.
All join 'round and sweetly you must sing.                 Rolling home, rolling home. [Repeat]
And when the verse is through, in the Chorus all join      Rolling home to my home by the sea, boom, boom,
in:                                                        boom.
"There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight!"          Happy as the day when our leaders get their pay.
For dramatic effect, shout out "FIRE, FIRE, FIRE" at       As we go rolling, rolling home.
the end of the first verse.                                I've got fourpence, jolly, jolly fourpence,
Silly variant:                                             I've got fourpence, to last me all my life.
                                                           I've got twopence to spend, and twopence to lend,
Ten nights dark when bed we all were in,                   And no pence to send home to my wife. Poor wife!
Old Leary lady hung the shed her lantern in,               I've got twopence, jolly, jolly twopence,
And when the kick cowed it over, she eyed her wink         I've got twopence, to last me all my life.
and said                                                   I've got twopence to spend, and no pence to lend,
"There'll be town hot in the time old tonight!"            And no pence to send home to my wife. Poor wife!

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I've got no pence, jolly, jolly no pence, . . .          Rocking, rolling riding, out along the bay,
                                                         All bound for Morningtown, many miles away.
                                                         Maybe it is raining where our train will ride,
KKKKaty                                                  But all the little travelers are snug and warm inside.
K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy,                              Somewhere there is sunshine, somewhere there is
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore.                 day,
When the m-m-moon shines over the cow-shed,              Somewhere there is Morningtown, many miles away.
I'll be waiting at your k-k-k-kitchen door.

                                                         Oh Susanna
Land of the Silver Birch                                 I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee,
Land of the silver birch, home of the beaver,            I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see.
Where still the mighty moose wanders at will.            It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry
Chorus                                                   The sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna, don't you
Blue lake and rocky shore, I will return once more.      cry.
Boom de de boom boom, boom de de boom boom.              Chorus
Boom de de boom boom, boom-m-m-m-m.                      Oh! Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me,
Down in the forest, deep in the lowlands,                For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my
My heart cries out for thee, hills of the north.         knee.
Swift as a silver fish, canoe of birch bark,             I had a dream the other night, when everything was
Thy mighty waterways carry me forth.                     still;
High on a rocky ledge I'll build my wigwam,              I thought I saw Susanna dear, a coming down the hill.
Close by the water's edge, silent and still.             A buckwheat cake was in her mouth, a tear was in
                                                         her eye,
                                                         Says I, I'm coming from the south, Susanna, don't
Make New Friends                                         you cry.
Make new friend but keep the old,                        I soon will be in New Orleans, and then I'll look
One is silver but the other gold.                        around,
A circle is round, it has no end.                        And when I find Susanna, I'll fall upon the ground.
That's how long I want to be your friend.                But if I do not find her, then I will surely die,
I have a hand, and you have another.                     And when I'm dead and buried, Oh, Susanna, don't
Put them together and we have each other                 you cry.


My Dream Came True                                       Oh You Cant Get to Heaven
[Tune: I've Been Working on the Railroad]                Oh the Deacon went down, to the cellar to pray.
I was dreaming of a campfire, burning clear and          But he fell asleep, and stayed all day.
bright.                                                  [Repeat.]
Sparkling stars were all above me, upon a summer's       I Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.
night.                                                   Chorus
I was dreaming that my best friends all were             I Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.
dreaming too.                                            I Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.
When I woke and looked around me, I saw my dream         I Ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.
came true.                                               Oh you can't get to heaven, in a rocking chair.
                                                         'Cause the Lord don't allow, no lazybones there. etc.
                                                         Oh you can't get to heaven, in a [name of person]'s
Morningtown Ride                                         car.
Train whistle blowing, makes a sleepy noise,             'Cause the gosh darn thing, won't go that far. etc.
Underneath their blankets go all the girls and boys,     Oh you can't get to heaven, in a [name of person]'s
Heading from the station, out along the bay,             boat.
All bound for Morningtown, many miles away.              'Cause the gosh darn thing, won't even float. etc.
[Child's name]'s at the engine, [Another child's name]   Oh you can't get to heaven, on water skis.
rings the bell,                                          'Cause the Lord don't allow, no hairy knees. etc.
[Other child's name] swings the lantern to show that     Oh you can't get to heaven, on roller skates.
all is well.                                             'Cause you'll roll right by those pearly gates. etc.


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Oh you can't get to heaven in a limousine,               Chorus
'Cause the Lord don't sell no gasoline. etc.             All the world is sad and weary, every where I roam;
Oh you can't get to heaven on a motor bike,              Oh people, how my heart grows weary, far from the
'Cause you'll get halfway, then you'll have to hike.     old folks at home.
etc.                                                     All 'round the little farm I wandered, when I was
Oh you can't get to heaven in a supersonic jet,          young,
'Cause the Lord ain't got no runways yet. etc.           There many happy days I squandered, many the song
Oh you can't get to heaven with powder and paint,        I sung.
'Cause it makes you look like what you ain't. etc.       When I was playing with my brother, happy was I,
Oh you can't get to heaven in a strapless gown,          Oh, take me to my kind old mother, there let me live
'Cause the gosh darn thing might fall right down. etc.   and die.
Oh you can't get to heaven in [name of person]'s         One little hut among the bushes, one that I love
pants,                                                   Still sadly to my memory rushes, no matter where I
'Cause [name of person]'s pants are full of ants. etc.   rove.
Oh you can't chew terbaccy on the golden shore,          When will I see the bees a-humming all 'round the
'Cause the Lord don't have no cuspidor. etc.             comb?
Oh I want to go to heaven, and I want to do it right,    When will I hear the banjo strumming, down in my
So I'll go up to heaven all dressed in white. etc.       good old home?
Oh one fine day, and it won't be long,
You'll look for me, and I'll be gone. etc.
Oh if you get to heaven, before I do.                    On Top of Old Smoky
Just bore a hole, and pull me through. etc.              On top of old Smoky, all covered with snow,
Well if I get to heaven, before you do.                  I lost my true lover from courting too slow.
I'll plug that hole, with shavings and glue. etc.        Now, courting is pleasure and parting is grief,
That's all there is, there ain't no more.                And a false-hearted lover is worse than a thief.
Saint Peter said, as he closed the door. etc.            For a thief will just rob you and take what you have,
Oh there's one more thing I forgot to tell,              But a false-hearted lover will lead you to the grave.
If you don't go to heaven, you'll go to hell. etc.       And the grave will decay you and turn you to dust;
                                                         Not one boy in a hundred a poor girl can trust.
                                                         They'll hug you and kiss you and tell you more lies,
Old Black Joe                                            Than cross ties on a railroad or stars in the skies.
Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay,       So, come all you young maidens and listen to me,
Gone are my friends, from the cotton field away          Never place your affection on a green willow tree.
Gone from the earth, to a better land I know,            For the leaves they will whither, and the roots they
I hear their gentle voices calling, "Old Black Joe."     will die,
Chorus                                                   You'll all be forsaken and never know why.
I'm coming, I'm coming, for my head is bending low;
I hear those gentle voices calling, "Old Black Joe."
Why do I weep when my heart should feel no pain,         Our Paddles Keen and Bright
Why do I sigh that my friends come not again,            Our paddles keen and bright, flashing like silver,
Grieving for forms now departed long ago?                Swift as the wild goose flies, dip, dip, and swing.
I hear their gentle voices calling, "Old Black Joe."     Dip, dip, and swing them back, flashing like silver,
Where are the hearts once so happy and so free,          Swift as the wild goose flies, dip, dip, and swing.
The children so dear that I held upon my knee?           Sing two or three times through, with voices
Gone to the shore where my soul has long'd to go.        becoming louder and then softer-as though canoes
I hear their gentle voices calling, "Old Black Joe."     were first approaching and then moving away. [Also
                                                         may be sung as a round.]

Old Folks at Home
Way down upon the Swanee River, far, far away,           Pack Up Your Troubles
That's where my heart is turning ever, there's were      Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, and smile,
the old folks stay.                                      smile, smile;
All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam,        While you've a match or two to light your fire,
Still longing for the old plantation, and for the old    Smile Scouts that's the style.
folks                                                    What's the use of worrying, it never was worth while;
at home.                                                 so-

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Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, and smile,     Now, alas, must my fond hopes all vanish?
smile, smile!                                             For they say you are going away.
                                                          Won't you think of the valley you're leaving,
                                                          Oh, how lonely and sad it will be,
Patsy Atsy Ori Ay                                         Just think of the fond heart you're breaking,
18 hundred and 51, work on the railroad was begun,        And the grief you are causing to me.
Work on the railroad was begun, workin' on the            From this valley they say you are going,
railroad.                                                 When you go, may your darling go too?
Chorus                                                    Would you leave her behind unprotected,
Patsy atsy ori ay, [repeat twice]                         When she loves no one other than you.
Workin' on the railroad.                                  As you go to your home by the ocean,
1800 & 52, looking around for something to do, . . . .    May you never forget those sweet hours,
1800 & 53, railroad company hired me, . . . .             That we spent in the Red River Valley,
1800 & 54, back was getting mighty sore, . . . .          And the love we exchanged 'mid the flowers.
1800 & 55, found myself more dead than alive, . . . .     I have promised you, darling, that never
1800 & 56, dropped a couple of dynamite sticks, . . . .   Will a word from my lips cause you pain,
1800 & 57, found myself on the way to heaven, . . . .     And my life, it will be yours forever,
1800 & 58, found myself at the Pearly Gate, . . . .       If you only will love me again.
1800 & 59, found myself on a cloud sublime, . . . .       They will bury me where you have wandered,
1800 & fifty-ten, started in all over again, . . . .      Near the hills where the daffodils grow,
                                                          When you're gone from the Red River valley,
                                                          For I can't live without you I know.
Polly Wolly Doodle
Oh, I went down South for to see my Sal,
Sing Polly-Wolly-Doodle all day,                          Shine On Harvest Moon Medley
My Sally am a spunky gal,                                 Shine on, shine on harvest moon, up in the sky;
Sing Polly-Wolly-Doodle all day.                          I ain't had no lovin since January, February, June or
Chorus                                                    July.
Fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well my fairy   Snow time ain't no time to sit around and croon.
fay,                                                      So, shine on, shine on harvest moon for me and my
For I'm going to Louisiana, for to see my Susyanna,       gal.
Sing Polly-Wolly-Doodle all day.                          The bells are ringing, for me and my gal;
Oh, my gal, Sal, she's a maiden fair, . . .               The birds are singing for me and my gal.
With laughing eyes and curly hair, . . .                  Everybody's been knowing, to a wedding they're
Oh, a grasshopper sat on a railroad track, . . .          going,
A picking his teeth with a carpet tack, . . .             And for weeks they've been sewing, every Sue and
Oh, I went to bed but it weren't no use, . . .            Sal.
My feet stuck out for a chicken roost, . . .              They're congregating for me and my gal.
Behind the barn, down on my knees, . . .                  The parson's waiting for me and my gal.
I thought I heard that chicken sneeze, . . .              And someday we're going to build a little home for
He sneezed so hard with the whooping cough, . . .         two,
He sneezed his head and tail right off, . . .             For three or four or more
                                                          In loveland for me and my gal.

Red River Valley
From this valley they say you are going,                  Shortnin Bread
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile,            Three little children lyin' in bed,
For they say you are taking the sunshine                  Two of them sick and the other most dead.
Which has brightened our pathways a while.                Called for the doctor, the doctor said,
Chorus                                                    "Feed them children some shortnin' bread.
Come and sit by my side if you love me;                   Chorus
Do not hasten to bid me adieu,                            Mammy's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin',
But remember the Red River Valley,                        Mammy's little baby loves shortnin' bread. [Repeat
And the girl that has loved you so true.                  both lines.]
I've been thinking a long time, my darling,               When them children lying in the bed
Of the sweet words you never would ay,                    Heard that talk about shortnin' bread,

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Thay all got up and began to shout,                         three hold hands and skip about the circle. On the
Laughin' and a-singin' and a-dancin' about.                 word, "skip," the couple stops and joins hands to
Put on the skillet, put on the lid,                         form an arch for the third person to step under.
Mammy's gonna make a little shortnin' bread.                The couple then rejoins the circle, the person left in
Then after that, there's a treat for you,                   the
Mammy's gonna make a little coffee too.                     center picks another couple to skip about. Again, on
                                                            the word, "skip," the original caller and one member
                                                            of the couple called in make the arch and rejoin the
Side By Side                                                circle, leaving the other member of the couple just
Oh we ain't got a barrel of money, maybe we're              called in the center. The person left in the center
ragged and funny,                                           chooses a third couple, and so on, until the song ends.
But we'll travel along, singing a song, side by side.
Don't know what's coming tomorrow, maybe it's
trouble and sorrow,                                         Sweet Betsy From Pike
But we'll travel the road, sharing our load, side by        Did you ever hear tell of sweet Betsy from Pike,
side.                                                       Who crossed the wide prairie with old Uncle Ike,
Through all kinds of weather, what if the sky should        With two yoke of cattle and one spotted hog,
fall,                                                       A tall Shanghai rooster and a large yellow dog.
Just as long as we're together, it doesn't matter at all.   Chorus
When they've all had their troubles and parted,             Singin' toora-li, loora-li, loora-li, ay [Repeat.]
We'll be the same as we started,                            One evening quite early they camped on the Platte,
Just trav'ling along, singing our song, side by side.       'Twas near by the road on a green shady flat,
                                                            Where Betsy sore-footed lay down to repose,
                                                            There was no sounder sleeper than that Pike County
Singing for Our Lives                                       rose.
We are gentle angry people                                  They soon reached the desert, where Betsy gave out,
And we are singing, singing for our lives.                  And down in the sand she lay rolling about;
We are gentle angry people                                  But she got up again with a great deal of pain,
And we are singing, singing for our lives.                  And declared she'd go back to Pike County again.
We are young and old together . . .                         The Shanghai ran off and their cattle all died,
We are a multicolored people . . .                          That morning the last piece of bacon was fried;
                                                            Poor Ike was discouraged and Betsy got mad,|
                                                            The dog drooped his tail and looked wondrously sad.
Skip to My Lou                                              They finally stopped on a very high hill,
Lost my partner what'll I do? [Repeat twice more.]          And with wonder looked down upon old Placerville;
Skip to my Lou, my darling.                                 Ike sighed when he said as he looked all around
Chorus                                                      "Well, Betsy, my sweet, we might as well go down.
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou. [Repeat twice more.]            Old Ike and sweet Betsy attended a dance;
Skip to my Lou, my darling.                                 Ike wore a pair of his Pike County pants;
2. I'll get another, a nicer one too-                       Sweet Betsy was covered with ribbons and rings;
3. If I lose that one, I'll take two-                       Says Ike, "You're an angel, but where are your
4. Flies in the sugar bowl, shoo, shoo, shoo-               wings?"
5. Cat's in the buttermilk, licking it too-                 A miner asked, "Betsy, will you dance with me?"
6. Kitten in the haymow, mew, mew, mew-                     "I will that, old hoss, if you don't make too free;
7. Bears in the rose bush, boo, boo, boo-                   "But don't dance me hard, do you want to know why?
8. Mule's in the cellar, kicking up through-                Dog on, but I'm chock full of strong alkali."
9. Dad's old hat got torn in two-
10.Little red wagon, painted blue-
11.Had a cart and pony too-                                 Tell Me Why
12.Going to get a red-bird, a pretty one too-               Tell me why the stars do shine,
13.If I can't get a red-bird, a blue-bird'll do-            Tell me why the ivy twines,
14.Needle in the haystack, Number 32                        Tell me why the ocean's blue,
15.Hurry up, slow poke, do, Oh, do-                         And I will tell you just why I love you.
Optional dance actions: Players form a circle and           Because God made the stars to shine,
chose partners. Dance starts with one couple moving         Because God made the ivy twine,
to the center and selecting one other person. The

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Because God made the ocean blue,                           "It was once in the saddle I used to go dashing,
Because God made you, that's why I love you.               It was once in the saddle I use to go gay;
I really think that God above,                             First to the dram-house and then to the card-house;
Created you for me to love,                                Got shot in the chest; I am dying today.
He picked you out from all the rest,                       "Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin;
Because He knew, dear, that I'd love you best.             Get six pretty maidens to carry my pall;
                                                           Put bunches of roses all over my coffin,
                                                           Roses to deaden the clods as they fall.
The Ash Grove                                              "Oh beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly,
The ash grove, how graceful, how plainly 'tis              Play the death march as you carry me along;
speaking                                                   Take me to the green valley and lay the sod o'er me,
The harp thro' it playing has language for me              For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong.
Whenever the light through its branches is breaking        "Go fetch me a cup, a cup of cold water,
A host of kind faces is gazing on me                       To cool my parched lips," the cowboy then said;
The friends of my childhood again are before me            Before I returned, the spirit has left him
Each step wakes a mem'ry as freely I roam                  And gone to his Maker-the cowboy was dead.
With soft whispers laden its leaves rustle o'er me         We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly,
The ash grove, the ash grove alone is my home              And bitterly wept as we bore him along;
Down yonder green valley where streamlets meander          For we all loved our comrade, so brave, young, and
When twilight is fading, I pensively rove.                 handsome,
Or at the bright moontide in solitude wander               We all loved our comrade although he done wrong.
Amid the dark shades of the lonely ash grove.
'Tis there where the blackbird is cheerfully singing
Each warbler enchants with his notes from a tree.          The Fox
Ah then little think I of sorrow or sadness                Oh the fox went out on a chilly night, prayed for the
The ash grove entrancing spells beauty for me.             moon to give him light.
My laughter is over, my step loses lightness               He had many a mile to go that night before he
Old countryside measures steal soft on my ears             reached the town-o, town-o, town-o.
I only remember the past and its brightness                He had many a mile to go that night before he
The dear ones I mourn for again gather here                reached the town-o.
From out of the shadows their loving looks greet me        So he ran 'til he came to a great big pen, where the
And wistfully searching the leafy green dome               ducks and the geese were kept therein.
I find other faces fond bending to greet me                He said "One of you is going to grease my chin
The ash grove, the ash grove alone is my home              before I leave this town-o, etc. [Repeat with just one
                                                           'town-o.']
                                                           He grabbed a duck by the neck, swung a goose over
The Band Played On                                         his back.
Casey would waltz with the strawberry blond, and the       He didn't mind the 'quack, quack, quack' and the legs
band played on.                                            all dangling down-o, etc. [Repeat with just one
He'd glide 'cross the floor with the girl he adored, and   'down-o.']
band played on.                                            Well old mother flipper-flopper jumped out of bed,
His brain was so loaded it nearly exploded;                out the window she popped her head.
The poor girl would shake with alarm.                      She cried, "John, John, the gray goose is gone! And
He married the girl with the strawberry curl, and the      the fox is on the town-o, etc. [Repeat with just one
band played on.                                            'town-o.']
                                                           So John, he ran to the top of the hill, blew his whistle
                                                           so loud and shrill.
The Cowboys Lament The Streets of Laredo                   Fox, he said, "I better flee with my kill or they'll soon
As I walked out in the streets of Laredo,                  be on my trail-o" etc. [Repeat with just one 'trail-o.']
As I walked out in Laredo one day,                         Well, he ran 'til he came to his cozy den, there were
I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen,         the little ones - eight, nine ten.
All wrapped in white linen and cold as the clay.           They said, "Daddy, better go back again 'cause it
"I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy."              must be a might fine town-o, etc. [Repeat with just
These words he did say as I boldly step by,                one 'town-o.']
"Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story:            Then the fox and his wife, without any strife, cut up
I was shot in the chest and I know I must die.             the goose with a fork and a knife.

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They never has such a supper in their life and the       I gave my love a ring that has no end,
little one chewed on the bones-o, etc. [Repeat with      I gave my love a baby that's no cry-en.
just one 'bones-o.']                                     How can there be a cherry that has no stone,
                                                         How can there be a chicken that has no bone,
                                                         How can there be a ring that has no end,
The Gypsy Rover                                          How can there be a baby that's no cry-en?
The Gypsy rover went over the hill,                      A cherry when it's bloomin',it has no stone;
Down to the valley so shady;                             A chicken when it's pippin', it has no bone;
He whistled and he sang till the green woods rang,       A ring when it's rollin', it has no end;
For he won the heart of a lady.                          A baby when it's sleepin', it's no cry-en.
Chorus
Ha di do, ah dido da day, ah di do, ah di day-ee;
He whistled and he sang till the green woods rang,       The Rose
For he won the heart of a lady.                          Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender
She left her father's castle gate,                       reed.
She left her own true lover;                             Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your soul to
She left her servants and her estate,                    bleed.
To follow the Gypsy rover.                               Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need.
Her father saddled his fastest steed,                    I say love, it is a flower and you its only seed.
He searched the valley all over;                         It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to
He sought his daughter at great speed,                   dance.
And the whistling Gypsy rover.                           It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the
He came at last to a mansion fine,                       chance.
Down by the river Claydee;                               It's the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to
And there was music and there was wine,                  give,
For the Gypsy and his lady.                              And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.
"He is no Gypsy, my father," said she,                   When the night has been too lonely, and the road has
"But a lord of freelands all over;                       been too long,
And I will stay to my dying day,                         And you think that love is only for the lucky and the
With my whistling Gypsy rover.                           strong,
                                                         Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter
                                                         snows,
The More We Get Together                                 Lies the seed that with the sun's love in the spring
The more we get together, together, together,            becomes the rose.
The more we get together, the happier we'll be.
For your friends are my friends and my friends are
your friends;                                            The Saints Go Marching In
The more we get together, the happier we'll be.          Oh, when the Saints go marching in,
Oh, how's for getting friendly, quite friendly,          Oh, when the Saints go marching in,
quitefriendly,                                           Lord, I want to be in that number,
Oh, how's for getting friendly, both your friends and    When the Saints go marching in.
mine.                                                    2. And when the revelation comes.
If your friends like my friends and my friends like      3. And when the new world is revealed.
your friends;                                            4. And when the sun refuse to shine.
We'll all be friends together, now won't that be fine?   5. And when they gather 'round the throne.
The more we camp together, together, together,           6. And on that hallelujah day.
The more we camp together, the merrier we'll be.         7. And when the Saints go marching in.
For my Scout says to your Scout and your Scout says
to me:
The more we camp together, the merrier we'll be.         Turkey in the Straw
                                                         Oh, as I was a goin' down the road,
                                                         With a tired team and a heavy load,
The Riddle Song                                          I cracked my whip and leader sprung,
I gave my love a cherry that has no stone,               I says good-day to the wagon tongue.
I gave my love a chicken that has no bone,               Chorus


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Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay, [Repeat.]      When you wore a tulip, a bright yellow tulip,
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up a high tuckahaw,          And I wore a big red rose;
And play a little tune called 'Turkey in the Straw.'   When you caressed me, it was then heaven blessed
Oh, I jumped in the seat, and I gave a little yell,    me,
The horses ran away, broke the wagon all to hell,      What a blessing no one knows.
Sugar in the gourd and honey in the horn,              You made life cheery when you called me "dearie,"
I never been so happy since the day I was born.        'Twas down where the blue grass grows.
Oh, I went out to milk, and I didn't know how,         Your lips were sweeter than julep, when you wore
I milked the goat instead of the cow.                  that tulip,
A monkey sittin' on a pile of straw,                   And I wore a big red rose.
A-winkin' his eyes at his mother-in-law.
Well, I met Mr. Catfish comin' down stream,
Says Mr. Catfish, "What do you mean?"                  When You’re Smiling
I caught Mr. Catfish by the snout,                     When you're smiling, when you're smiling,
And I turned Mr. Catfish wrong side out.               The whole world smiles with you.
Well, I came to a river and I couldn't get across,     When you're laughing, when you're laughing,
So I paid five dollars for a blind old hoss;           The sun comes shining through.
He wouldn't go ahead, and he wouldn't stand still,     But when you're crying, you bring on the rain,
So we went up and down like an old saw mill.           So stop your sighing, be happy again,
As I came down the new cut road,                       Keep on smiling, 'cause when you're smiling,
I met Mr. Bullfrog, I met Miss Toad,                   The whole world smiles with you.
And every time Miss Toad would sing,
Old Bullfrog cut a pigeon wing.
Oh, I had an old hen and she had a wooden leg,         You Are My Sunshine
She was the best darn hen that ever laid an egg;       Chorus
She laid more eggs than any hen on the farm,           You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
And a little competition didn't do her any harm.       You make me happy when skies are gray.
Well, if frogs had wings and snakes had hair           You'll never know dear, how much I love you;
And automobiles went flying through the air;           Please don't take my sunshine away.
Well, if watermelons grew on a huckleberry vine,       The other night dear, when I was sleeping,
We'd all have winter in the summertime.                I dreamt I held you in my arms.When
                                                       I awoke dear, I was mistaken;
                                                       So I hung my head and I cried . . .
We Shall Overcome                                      I'll always love you and make you happy,
We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall         If you will only say the same,
overcome some day;                                     But if you leave me to love another,
Oh! Deep in my heart I do believe, we shall            You'll regret it all some day.
overcome some day.                                     You told me once, dear, you really loved me
We'll walk hand in hand, . . .                         And no one else could come between
We are not afraid, . . . today . . .                   But now you've left me and love another
The truth shall make us free . . .                     You have shattered all my dreams.
We shall live in peace . . .

                                                       You Can Dig My Grave With a Silver Spade
When I Grow Too Old to Dream                           You can dig my grave with a silver spade; [repeat 2
When I grow too old to dream, I'll have you to         more times.]
remember.                                              'Cause I ain't gonna be here much longer.
When I grow too old to dream, your love will live in   There's a long white robe up in heaven for me;
my heart.                                              [repeat 2 more times.]
So hug me, my friend, and so let us part,              'Cause I ain't gonna be here much longer.
And when I grow too old to dream, that hug will live   There's a starry crown up in heaven for me; [repeat 2
in my heart.                                           more times.]
                                                       'Cause I ain't gonna be here much longer.
                                                       There's a pair of wings up in heaven for me;[repeat 2
When You Wore A Tulip                                  more times.]
                                                       'Cause I ain't gonna be here much longer.

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There's a golden harp up in heaven for me; [repeat 2    I've roamed and rambled and I followed my
more times.]                                            footsteps,
'Cause I ain't gonna be here much longer.               To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts,
You just pluck one string and the whole heavens ring;   And all around me a voice was sounding,
[repeat 2 more times.]                                  This land was made for you and me.
'Cause I ain't gonna be here much longer.               I followed your low hills and I followed your cliff
                                                        rims,
                                                        Your marble canyons and sunny bright waters,
America The Beautiful                                   This voice came calling, as the fog was lifting,
O beautiful for spacious skies,                         This land was made for you and me.
For amber waves of grain,                               As the sun was shining and I was strolling,
For purple mountain majesties                           Through the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds
Above the fruited plain.                                rolling,
Oh beautiful for pilgrim feet,                          I could feel inside me and see all 'round me
Whose stern, impassioned stress,                        This land was made for you and me.
A thoroughfare for freedom beat,
Across the wilderness.
America! America! God mend thine every flaw,            Yankee Doodle
Confirm thy soul in self-control,                       Yankee Doodle went to town, a-riding on a pony;
Thy liberty in law.                                     Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.
Oh beautiful for heroes proved, in liberating strife    Chorus
Who more than self their country loved,                 Yankee Doodle keep it up, Yankee Doodle dandy,
And mercy more than life.                               Mind the music and the step and with the girls be
America! America! May God thy gold refine,              handy.
'Till all success be nobleness,                         Father and I went down to camp along with Captain
And every gain divine.                                  Gooding
O beautiful for patriot dreams                          And there we saw the men and boys, as thick as hasty
That sees beyond the years;                             pudding.
Thine alabaster cities gleam,                           There was Colonel Washington, upon a strapping
Undimmed by human tears.                                stallion,
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,           A-giving orders to his men, I guess there was a
And crown thy good with brotherhood,                    million.
From sea to shining sea.                                And there I saw a cannon barrel as big as mother's
                                                        basin,
                                                        And every time they touched it off they scampered
Youre a Grand Old Flag                                  like the nation.
You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag,
Forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of, the land I love,                  A Boys Eyes
The home of the free and the brave.
Every heart beats true for the red, white, and blue,    "I'd like to be a Cub Scout"
Where there's never a boast or a brag.                  His eyes were deepest blue.
But should old acquaintance be forgot,                  "I'd like to learn, and play, and build
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.                    Like Jim and Freddy do."

                                                        "I know how to use a hammer;
This Land is Your Land                                  I can drive a nail if I try.
Chorus                                                  I'm eight years old, I'm big and strong
This land in your land, this land is my land,           And hardly ever cry."
From California, to the New York Island,
From the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters,     I gave him the application
This land was made for you and me.                      and parent participation sheet.
As I was walking, that ribbon of highway,               His eyes were filled with sunshine
I saw above me that endless skyway,                     as he left on dancing feet.
I saw below me that golden valley,
This land was made for you and me.                      Next day, my friend was back again -

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a dejected little lad.                        Oh, dear mother, I wants a sack
"I guess I'll skip the Cub Scouts."           With beads and buttons all down the back.
His eyes were dark and sad.                   To me right, fol diddy fol dee.
                                              Me boot is broke, me frock is tore.
"My Mom is awful busy -                       Right foloral taddle diddle Ido
she has lots of friends, you see.             Me boot is broke, me frock is tore,
She'd never have time for a den;              But Georgie Snooks I do adore.
she hardly has, for me."                      To me right, fol diddy fol dee.
                                              Oh, fish is low and flour is high.
"And Dad is always working -                  Right foloral taddle diddle Ido
he's hardly ever there.                       Oh, fish is low and flour is high,
To give them any more to do                   So Georgie Snooks, he can't have I.
just wouldn't be quite fair."                 To me right, fol diddy fol dee.

He handed back the papers
with the dignity of eight years,              A Hiking Song
And, smiling bravely, left me.                Pack up your luncheon in your brown knapsack
His eyes were filled with tears.              And hike, hike, hike.
                                              Take all you need upon your own strong back
Do you see your own boy's eyes                Wander where you like.
as other people may?                          Leave the road to motor cars,
How he looks when you're "too busy"           The sidewalks to the bikes-but . . .
or "just haven't time" today?                 Pack up your luncheon in your brown knapsack
                                              And hike, hike, hike.
A boy is such a special gift -
why don't you realize,
It only takes a little time                   A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
to put sunshine in his eyes.                  When you hear dem bells go ding, aling, aling
                                              All join 'round and sweetly you must sing
                                              And when the verse am through, in the Chorus all
A Freezing Tent                               join in
A freezing tent, a freezing tent,             There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight
The rain is coming down in a freezing tent.
A freezing tent, a freezing tent,
The rain is coming down in a freezing tent.   A Laugh Provoker
Wet blankets, wet blankets,                   It isn't any trouble Just to s-m-i-l-e,
The rain is coming down in a freezing tent.   It isn't any trouble just to s-m-i-l-e,
Wet blankets, wet blankets,                   If ever you're in trouble
The rain is coming down in a freezing tent.   It will vanish like a bubble,
                                              If you only take the trouble just to s-m-i-l-e.
                                              Second verse:-------------------- G-r-i-n-grin.
A Grace                                       Third verse:--------------------- G-i-giggle-e.
For food, friends and fellowship.             Fourth verse:----------------------- L-a-u-g-h.
We thank Thee, Lord.                          Fifth verse:------------------- Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.
Por sus-ten-to y amis-tad,                    It isn't any trouble, T'-READ! the B-I-B-L-E.
Gra-cias Senor.                               It isn't any trouble, T'-READ! the B-I-B-L-E.
                                              If ever you're in trouble
                                              It will vanish like a bubble,
A Great Big Sea Hove In Long Beach            If you only take the trouble, T'-READ! the B-I-B-L-
A great big sea hove in long beach.           E.
Right foloral taddle diddle Ido
A great big sea hove in long beach,
And Granny Snooks, she lost her speech.       A Legend In My Time id Be
To me right, fol diddy fol dee.               If heartaches brought fame
Oh, dear mother, I wants a sack.              In love's crazy game,
Right foloral taddle diddle Ido               I'd be a legend in my time.

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If they gave gold statuettes                  A ram sam sam, A ram sam sam
For tears and regrets,                        Goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li ram sam sam
I'd be a legend in my time.                   A ram sam sam, A ram sam sam
But they don't give awards,                   Goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li ram sam sam
And there's no praise or fame                 A ra-vi A ra-vi, goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li ram
For a heart that's been broken                sam sam
Over love that's in vain.                     A ra-vi A ra-vi, goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li ram
If loneliness meant world acclaim,            sam sam
Then ev'ryone would know my name.
I'd be a legend in my time.
                                              A Sailor Went To Sea
                                              Chorus:
A Little Guy Called Joe                       A sailor went to sea sea sea
In a war torn land of poverty,                To see what he could see see see,
Somewhere across the sea,                     But all that he could see see see
There's a little guy who's waiting,           Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea.
And he looks a lot like me.                   Oh, Helen had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell.
His hair is like the Raven's,                 When Helen went to heaven, the steamboat went to -
Or the wings of a Crow,                       Hello, operator, just give me number nine.
I don't know what they named him,             If the line is busy, I'll kick your big -
But I'm sure they named him Joe.              Behind the old piano, there was a piece of glass.
CHORUS:                                       Helen slipped upon it and hurt her little -
  Just a little guy called Joe,               Ask me for a muffin, I'll give you some old bread,
  Like so many more I know,                   And if you do not like it, just go and soak your head.
  Left all alone somewhere across the sea.
  I want him to have my name,
  Little Joe is mine to claim,                A Salute To Leaders
  This little guy called Joe belongs to me.   We thank you all our leaders,
His mother died to give him life,             But we know we bring you joy,
The day my orders came,                       For each and every week we send
I wanted to stay with him,                    To you our quiet boys;
But war's an evil thing,                      Alone they're very silent
Now he won't recognize me,                    But together quite a noise,
But I've got to let him know,                 And the troops go marching on.
That he means much more to someone,           Chorus:
Then just a little guy called Joe.            Thank you all for being leaders,
CHORUS:                                       Thank you all for being leaders,
                                              Thank you all for being leaders,
                                              Of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts!
A Place To Stand                              The boys arrive here right on time,
Give us a place to stand                      In proper uniform;
And a place to grow                           Their hair is always combed real fine,
And call this land Ontario                    Like when they just left home;
A place to live.                              They all sit down and quietly wait,
For you and me                                Until the fall-in call,
With hopes as high                            And the troops go marching on!
As the tallest tree
Give us a land of lakes
and a land of snow                            A Scout Hymn
And we will build Ontario                     Grant us, O God, that in our youth
A place to stand, a place to grow             We may learn duty, faith and truth
Ontari-ari-ari-o !                            And by our Promise and our Law
                                              Serve the great end our Founder saw.

A Ram Sam Sam                                 In brotherhood throughout the world
                                              May the Scout banner be unfurled;

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Let not our feet in sin be snared,                 Of course, if you wanted to eat it,
Help us in life to Be Prepared.                    You had to crawl in like a mole.
                                                   Chorus
For Thee, O God, our spirits search;               Fires were lit on the roadway,
For Thee, our colours in Thy church;               Trees were chopped down in a rush,
For Thee, our hope, for Thee, our pride;           And after some more about kitchens,
For Thee, our strength and all beside.             We all stomped around in the bush.
                                                   Chorus
                                                   With the Campfire this course is ending,
A Scouters Smile                                   A good one for all it has been,
When Scouters all are smiling,                     The lights will be out by eleven,
Sure it's like a morn in spring                    And then not a man must be seen!
For amid their joy and laughter
You can hear the music ring.
When all the crowd are happy                       A White Sport Coat
And the night seems bright and gay,                A white sport coat and a pink carnation;
With that fine old Scouting spirit,                I'm all dressed up for the dance.
Sure it wins you right away.                       A white sport coat and a pink carnation;
                                                   I'm all alone in romance.
                                                   Once you told me long ago
A Smile Is A Funny Thing                           To the prom with me you'd go.
A smile is quite a funny thing                     Now you've changed your mind, it seems;
It wrinkles up your face                           Someone else will hold my dreams.
And when it's gone, you'll never find              A white sport coat and a pink carnation;
Its secret hiding place                            I'm in a blue blue mood.
But far more wonderful it is
To see what smiles can do
You smile at one, she smiles at you                A Woman Stood By The Churchyard Wall
And so one smile makes two                         A woman stood by the churchyard wall
                                                   Ooh__________ Ahh__________
He smiles at someone, since you smile              The woman she was gaunt and tall
And then that one smiles back                      Ooh__________ Ahh__________
And that one smile smiles until in truth           A corpse was being carried in
You fail in keeping track                          Ooh__________ Ahh__________
And since a smile can do great good                The corpse was very pale and thin
By cheering hearts of care                         Ooh__________ Ahh__________
Let's smile and not forget the fact                The worms crawled in and the worms crawled out
That smiles go everywhere                          Ooh__________ Ahh__________
                                                   In at the nose and out of the snout
                                                   Ooh__________ Ahh__________
A Training Course Song                             The woman to the corpse said:
We came up to (name your camp) Campsite,           Ooh__________ Ahh__________
A Scouting course for to run,                      "Shall I be like that when I am dead?"
And once we arrived at the Campsite,               Ooh__________ Ahh__________
We sure had a whole lot of fun.                    The corpse answered with a groan:
Chorus:                                            SHRIEK!!!
Camping, Camping, it's good to be camping again,
again.
Camping, Camping, it's good to be camping again.   A Wooney Gooney
The tents were erected quite quickly,              A wooney gooney cha a wooney
In various sizes and shapes,                       A wooney gooney cha a wooney
They drooped at the corners most sickly,           I, I, I, ippee I, I, anna
And hung from the ridge poles like grapes.         I, I, I, ippee I, I, anna
Chorus                                             A wooney, A wooney, cheche!
A session on feeding and cooking,
Told how to cook food in a hole

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A Wound Time Cant Erase                                 U - Make my life complete
Have you found since you turned me down,                V - Means you're very sweet
The one that you were searching for.                    W, X, Y, Z - It's fun to wander through
Are you glad that you made me sad,                      The alphabet with you
For you know I vowed to love you evermore.              To tell you what you mean to me!
CHORUS:
 What did you have in mind,
 When you broke this heart of mine,                     Adeadeadeo
 Are you laughing in my face.                           A-de-a-de-a-de-o
 Darling what can I do,                                 A wig wig wig wig waggly wo
 When you say we are through,                           Clap your hands up in the sky
 You've left a wound time can't erase.                  Because ________ is flying high!
Tell me dear, are you satisfied,                        A little louder!
To be footloose and fancy free.                         A little stronger!
Is it power you've won, for the things you have done,
What you've gained I guess I'll never see.
CHORUS:                                                 Aroving
                                                        At number three Old England Square,
                                                        Mark well what I do say;
A Young Austrian                                        At number three Old England Square,
A young Austrian went yodelling on the mountain so      My Nancy Dawson she lives there:
high                                                    And I'll go no more a-roving
When along came a cuckoo bird, interrrupting his        With you, fair maid!
cry, yodel-ley-de
Yodel-ley-de, Yodel-ley-de, cuckoo, cuckoo              CHORUS:
Yodel-ley-de, Yodel-ley-de, cuckoo, cuckoo              A-roving, a-roving; since rovings
Yodel-ley-de-o                                          been my ru-i-in,
                                                        I'll go no more a-roving
St.Bernard dog . . . Hahh, hahh (pant)                  With you fair maid!
                                                        My Nancy Dawson she lived there,
Grizzly bear . . . Ahhh (fierce noise)                  Mark well what I do say;
                                                        She was a lass surpassing fair,
Milking cow . . . Schhh (milking sound)                 She'd bright blue eyes and golden hair
                                                        And I'll go no more a-roving,
Pretty maid . . . Kiss, kiss (kiss hand)                With you, fair maid!

Her mother . . . Ahh (scream)                           CHORUS:
                                                        I met her first when home from sea,
Her father . . . BANG!                                  Mark well what I do say;
                                                        Home from the coast of Afrikee,
                                                        With pockets lined with good money;
A Youre Adorable                                        And I'll go no more a-roving
A - You're adorable                                     With you fair maid!
B - You're so beautiful                                 CHORUS
C - You're a cutie full of charms                       Oh! didn't I tell her stories true,
D - You're a darling, and                               Mark well what I do say;
E - You're exciting, and                                And didn't I tell her whoppers too!
F - You're a feather in my arms                         Of the gold we found in Timbuktu;
G - You look so good to me                              And I'll go no more a-roving
H - You're so heavenly                                  With you, fair maid!
I - You're the one I idolize
J - We're like Jack and Jill                            CHORUS
K - You're so kissable                                  But when we'd spent my blooming screw,
L - Is the lovelight in your eyes                       Mark well what I do say;
M, N, O, P - I could go on all day                      And the whole of the gold from Timbuktu
Q, R, S, T - Alphebetically speaking, you're O.K.       She cut her stick and vanished too!

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And I'll go no more a-roving,                           But just as his knife was ending his life
With you, fair maid.                                    In fact, he had shouted "Huzza!"
                                                        He felt himself struck by that subtle Calmuck
CHORUS                                                  Bold Ivan Skavinski Skavar.
                                                        When the Sultan rode up the disturbance to quell
                                                        Or to give to the victor the cheer,
Aardvarks Are My Friends                                He arrived just in time to take hasty farewell
Aardvarks are my friends                                Of Abdul, the Bulbul Ameer.
Aardvarks are my friends                                There's la grave where the wave of the Danube doth
Aardvarks are my friends                                roll
Aardvarks are my friends                                And on it, engraven so clear
                                                        Is, "Stranger, remember to pray for the soul
Aardvarks are my friends                                Of Abdul the Bulbul Ameer."
Aardvarks are my friends                                But a Muscovite maiden her vigil doth keep
Aardvarks are my friends                                In her home 'neath the cold northern star
Aardvarks are my friends                                And the name she so tenderly murmurs in sleep
                                                        Is "Ivan Skavinski Skavar."
Aardvarks are my friends
Aardvarks are my friends
Aardvarks are my friends                                Abide With Me
Aardvarks are my friends!                               Abide with me, fast falls the eventide,
                                                        The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide;
                                                        When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Abdul The Bulbul Ameer                                  Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
The sons of the Prophet are hardy and bold              I need Thy presence every passing hour
And quite unaccustomed to fear-                         What but Thy grace can foil tempter's power?
But of all, the most reckless of life or of limb        Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?
Was Abdul, the Bulbul Ameer.                            Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.
When they wanted a man to encourage the van             I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless;
Or to shout "Hul-la-loo!" in the rear                   Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Or to storm a redoubt, they straightaway sent out       Where is death's sting? where, grave, thy victory?
For Abdul, the Bulbul Ameer.                            I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
There are heroes in plenty and well-known to fame
In the ranks that are led by the Czar
But the bravest of all was the man with the name        About A Quarter To Nine
Of Ivan Skavinski Skavar.                               The stars are gonna twinkle and shine
He could imitate Irving, play euchre or pool,           This evening about a quarter to nine
And perform on the Spanish guitar.                      My lovin' arms are gonna tenderly twine
In fact, quite the cream of the Muscovite team,         Around you around a quarter to nine
Was Ivan Skavinski Skavar                               I know I won't be late
One morning the Russian had shouldered his gun,         'Cause at half pat eight
And put on his most cynical sneer,                      I'm gonna hurry there
When, going down town, he happened to run               I'll be waiting there the lane begins
Into Abdul the Bulbul Ameer                             Waiting for you on needles and pins
Said the Bulbul, "Young man, is existence so dull       And then the world is gonna be mine
That you're anxious to end your career?                 This evening about a quarter to nine
For, infidel, know that you've trod on the toe
Of Abdul, the Bulbul Ameer."
Said the Russian, "My friend, your remarks in the end   Ach Von De Musica
Will prove only futile, I fear                           (Caller) Ach von de musica
For I mean to imply you are going to die                (Everybody) Deutches Vaderlander
Mr. Abdul, the Bulbul Ameer."                           (Caller) Ach von spieler
The Bulbul so bold, swore a swear, it is said,          (Everybody) Ach von spieler
Which brought people in crowds from afar                (Caller) Ich-en bee en zumba-za.
Then, fiercely intent upon slaughter, he went           (Everybody) Ich-en-bee-en zumba-za.
For Ivan Skavinski Skavar.

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CHORUS:                                     Bombaala ZIMA, bombaala ZIMA
Zumba, Zumba, Zumba-za etc.                 Bombaala ZIMA ZIMA ZIMA WEH-O-MAH.
                                            Bombaala ZIMA, bombaala ZIMA
2. Viola-la                                 Bombaala ZIMA ZIMA ZIMA WEH-O-WAH.
3. Piccolo-la
4. Trumpet-ra
(dat, drrat, drrat, dat, da)                After CubsBrownies
5. Piano-la.                                After the meeting's over
                                            After the Cubs/Brownies have gone
                                            After two hours of screaming
Acres Of Clams                              After your voice is done
I've wandered all over this country,        Many a Leader's wilting
Prospecting and digging for gold;           And you can hear them all
                                            Sigh now the Cubs/Brownies have vanished
I've tunnel'd, hydraulicked, and cradled,   Outside the hall
And I nearly froze in the cold.             After the Ball was Over
And I nearly froxe in the cold,             After the ball was over
And I nearly froze in the cold,             After the break of morn
I've tunnel'd, hydraulicked, and cradled,   After the dancers' leaving
And I nearly froze in the cold.             After the stars are gone
                                            Many a heart is aching
I rolled up my grub in my blanket,          If you could read them all
I left all my tools on the ground,          Many the hopes that have vanished
I started one morning to shank it           After the ball
For the country they call Puget Sound.      After the Ball was Over (2)
For the country they call Puget Sound,      After the ball was over
For the country they call Puget Sound,      Nellie took out her glass eye
I started one morning to shank it           Put her false teeth in water
For the country they call Puget Sound.      Corked up her bottle of dye
                                            Put her false leg in the corner
No longer the slave of ambition,            Hung up her wig on the door
I laugh at the worls and its shams,         And all that is left goes to bye byes
And I think of my happy condition           After the ball
Surrounded by acres of clams.
Surrounded by acres of clams,
Surrounded by acres of clams,               Aiken Drum
And I think of my happy condition           There was a man lived in the moon,
Surrounded by acres of clams.               Lived in the moon, lived in the moon.
                                            There was a man lived in the moon,
                                            And his name was Aiken Drum.
Advertise
The fish it never cackles 'bout             Chorus:
Its million eggs or so.
The hen is quite a different bird,          And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle,
One egg--and hear her crow!                 And he played upon a ladle,
The fish we spurn but crown the hen         And his name was Aiken Drum.
Which leads me to surmise,
Don't hide your light but blow your horn,   And his hat was made of pudding,
It pays to advertise!                       Of pudding, of pudding,
                                            And his hat was made of pudding,
                                            And his name was Aiken Drum.
African Boat Song
Zingo za-me, zingo zee-ah                   And his coat was made of turkey,
A-way, a-way, a-way.                        Of turkey, of turkey,
Zingo za-me, zingo zee-ah                   And his coat was made of turkey,
A-way, a-way, a-way.                        And his name was Aiken Drum.

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And his belt was made of licorice,                          skunk
Of licorice, of licorice,                                   Baby Moses ate the skunk, an holy moses how they
And his belt was made of licorice,                          stunk!
And his name was Aiken Drum.                                Eli, Eli he went west, where he thought he was the
                                                            best
And his pants were made of fish sticks,                     Now they've laid him down to rest
Of fish sticks, of fish sticks,
And his pants were made of fish sticks,
And his name was Aiken Drum.                                Aint She Sweet
                                                            Ain't she sweet? See her coming down the street!
And his buttons were made of walnuts,                       Now I ask you very confidentially, ain't she sweet?
Of walnuts, of walnuts,                                     Ain't she nice? Look her over once or twice
And his buttons were made of walnuts,                       Now I ask you very confidentially, ain't she nice?
And his name was Aiken Drum.                                Just cast an eye in her direction
                                                            Oh, me! Oh, my! Ain't that perfection?
And his hair was made of spaghetti,                         I repeat, don't you think she's kind of neat?
Of spaghetti, of spaghetti,                                 And I ask you very confidentially, ain't she sweet?
And his hair was made of spaghetti,
And his name was Aiken Drum.
                                                            Akela Were Assembled Here
And his eyes were made of jelly beans,                      Akela we're assembled here,
Of jelly beans, of jelly beans,                             Around the Council rock,
And his eyes were made of jelly beans,                      About you glance and you will see
And his name was Aiken Drum.                                The finest of your flock.
                                                            Our promise once again we make
And his mouth was made of marshmallow,                      That we will "Do our best"
Of marshmallow, of marshmallow,                             Right loyally we'll hunt with thee
And his mouth was made of marshmallow,                      Thro' North, South, East and West.
And his name was Aiken Drum.

                                                            Akelas Band
Aint It Great To Be Crazy                                   For I am the Akela of a jolly Wolf Cub Band
Eli, Eli, he sells socks, a dollar a pair, a nickel a box   Who, personally, I always think
The longer you wear them, the shorter they get              The finest in the land.
And you put them in the water and they don't get wet.       In uniform upon parade
Chorus: Boom boom ain't it great to be crazy                They look so trim and neat,
Boom boom ain't it great to be nuts like us                 That I'm as proud, as proud can be,
Silly and foolish all day long                              When we go down the street,
Boom boom ain't it great to be crazy
Way down south where the banana trees grow                  Chorus:
A monkey stepped on an elephants toe
The elephant cried with a tear in his eye                   (Stepping along--a happy throng-
Why don't you pick on someone your own size.                Stepping it out--You'll hear us shout):
Man had a pair of combination underwear
Wore them forty years without a tear                        Oh, we're a rack of Jolly Cubs,
Forty years without exaggeration                            Who try from day to day
Couldn't get them off because he lost the                   To make what we've learned in the Pack
combination.                                                For life a helpful way;
Horse, flea, and three blind mice sat on a curb             We'll always try to do our best,
shooting dice                                               In eveything we do
The horse slipped and fell on the flea                      At school, at home, at play, you'll find,
Oops said the flea there's a horse on me!                   We're to our Cubbing true.
Coca cola came to town, Pepsi cola shot him down
Dr. Pepper fixed him up, and now we're all drinking
7-up.                                                       Akelas Pack
Papa moses shot a skunk, Mama Moses fixed the

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We're a Pack of happy Cub Scouts                        Alive Alert Awake
Wolf, Bear, and Webelos.                                I'm alive, altert, awake, enthusiastic
We'll eventually be Boy Scouts,                         alive, altert, awake, enthusiastic
As everybody knows.                                     I'm alive, altert, awake,
Don't you want to come and join us?                     I'm awake, alert, alive,
Be with all the rest?                                   I'm alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic!
Don't you want to be a Cub Scout?
Come and Do Your Best!                                  Actions:

                                                        Alive: hands on your head
Alabama Jubilee                                         Alert: hands on shoulders
You ought to see Mr. Jones when he rattles the          Awake: cross arms over chest
bones,                                                  Enthu-: hands on thighs
Old Colonel Brown foolin' round like a clown.           -si-: clap
Miss Virginia who is past eighty-three,                 -astic: snap with both hands
Shoutin', "I'm full o' pep!
                                                        Repeat the song a number of times, getting faster as
[SPOKEN] Watch yo' step, watch yo' step"                you go!

One legged Joe danced aroun' on his toe,
Threw away his crutch and hollered, "Let 'er go!"       All Earths Creatures
Oh, honey,                                              Chorus:All earth's creatures got a place in the choir
Hail, hail the gang's all here                          Some sing lower and some sing higher
For an Alabama Jubilee.                                 Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
                                                        And some just clap their hands
                                                        Or paws or wings or claws
Alexanders Ragtime Band                                 Or anything they got now.
Come on and here, come on and hear Alexander's          Listen to the bass its the one on the bottom
Ragtime Band                                            Where the bullfrog croaks
Come on and hear, come on and hear, it's the best       And the hippopotamus moans and groans with a big
band in the land                                        to-do
They can play a bugle call like you never heard         And the old cow just goes moo.
before                                                  Dogs and cats they take up the middle
So natural that you want to go to war                   Where the honey bee hums and the cricket fiddles
That's the bestest band what am, my honey lamb          The donkey brays and the pony neighs
Come on along, come on along, let me take you by        And all the coyotes howl.
the hand                                                Listen to the top where the little birds sing
Up to the man, up to the man, who's the leader of the   On the melody with the high notes ringing
band                                                    The hoot owl howls over everything
And if you care to hear the Swanee River played in      And the jaybird disagrees.
ragtime                                                 Singin' in the nighttime, singin' in the day
Come on and hear, come on and hear, Alexander's         The little duck quacks and then she's on her way
Ragtime Band                                            The 'possum ain't got much to say
                                                        And the porcupine talks to himself.
                                                        It's a simple little song sung everywhere
Alice Blue Gown                                         By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear
In my sweet little Alice Blue Gown,                     The grumpy alligator and the hawk above
When I first wandered down into town,
I was both proud and shy
As I felt every eye,                                    All Girl Guides
but in ev'ry shop window                                I don't know but I've been told,
I'd primp, passing by,                                  All Girl Guides are good as gold.
Then the world seem'd to smile all around,              I am one, and I say it's true,
Till it wilted I wore it,                               Guiding's great for me and you.
I'll always adore it,
My sweet little Alice Blue Gown.                        Chorus:

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Sound off: 1, 2,                                   Singing in the nighttime, singing in the day
Sound off: 3, 4.                                   The little duck quacks and he's on his way
Bring it on down: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, - 3,4          The otter hasn't got that much to say
                                                   And the porcupine talks to himself.
Sparks wear clothes the colour of pink,            It's a simple song, a living song everywhere
They are Guiding's first strong link.              By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear
They are cute and they are sweet                   The grumpy alligator and the hawk above
Sparkie girls are fun to meet.                     The sly old weasel and the turtle dove.

Brownies have an orange tie
They're second level, me oh my.                    All I Have To Offer You Is Me
They wear a uniform that's brown.                  Before you take another step,
Their big smiles can erase a frown.                There's something you should know,
                                                   About the years ahead and how they'll be.
Girl Guide level is the next,                      You'll be living in a world,
Blue is the colour that we expect.                 Where roses hardly ever grow,
They say that camping is big fun,                  'Cause all I have to offer you is me.
And they earn badges one by one.                   CHORUS:
                                                    There'll be no mansion waiting on the hill,
Paathfinders care a lot,                            With crystal chandeliers,
Their service projects hit the spot.                And there'll be no fancy clothes for you to wear,
Green ties are the emblem that they wear,           Everything I have is standing here,
The Girl Guide promise they're proud to swear.      In front of you to see,
                                                    All I have to offer you is me.
Senior Branches are red, navy, gold,               Sweetheart I'll give you all my love,
They are Girl Guides on the go.                    In every way I can,
With many and widening chances to soar,            But make sure that's what you want,
Some Girl Guides go over seas and more.            While you're still free.
                                                   The only gold I have for you,
Leaders wear no ties at all                        Is in this wedding band,
They come all sizes, big and small.                'Cause all I have to offer you is me.
They share their time and talents too.             CHORUS:
They make Girl Guiding great for you.

                                                   All My Lifes A Circle
All Gods Creatures                                 All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown
Chorus:                                            The moon rolls through the night time
All God's creatures got a place in the choir       Till the day break comes around
Some sing low and some sing higher                 All my life's a circle, but I can't tell you why
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire           The seasons spinning round again
Some just clap their hands or paws or anything     The years keep rolling by.
they've got now...                                 It seems like I've been here before, I can't remember
                                                   when
Listen to the bass; he's the one on the bottom     But I got this funny feeling
Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus     That we'll all be together again
Moans and groans with a big to do                  There's no straight lines that make up my life
And the old cow just goes moo.                     And all my roads have bends
Dogs and cats they take up the middle              There's no clear cut beginnings, and so far no dead
Where the honey bee hums and the cricket fiddles   ends.
Where the donkey brays and the pony neighs         I've found you a thousand times, I guess you've done
And the old grey badger sighs.                     the same
Listen to the ducks and the little birds singing   But then we'll lose each other
On the melody with the high notes ringing          It's just like children's games
The hoot owl cries over everything                 As I see you here again, the thought runs through my
And the jay bird disagrees.                        mind


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Our friendships like a circle,              All Pull Together
Let's go round one more time.               We'll all pull together
                                            Comrades, birds of a feather
                                            Happy Cubs, Snappy Cubs,
All Night All Day                           Ready Cubs, Steady Cubs,
All night, all day, (O Lordy)               Where'er you find us
Angels watching over me, my Lord            Adding our story,
All night, all day,                         To our Pack's glory,
Angels watching over me                     For all of our Pack are jolly proud
Now I lay me down to sleep                  To know they belong to the finest
Angels watching over me, my Lord            Cub Pack of them all.
Pray the Lord my soul to keep
Angels watching over me
If I die before I wake                      All Round My Hat
Angels watching over me, my Lord            All round my hat I will wear the green willow;
Pray the Lord my soul to take               All round my hat for a twelve month and a day;
Angels watching over me                     If anybody asks me the reason why, I wear it,
                                            It's all because my true love is far, far away.
                                            My love she was fair, and my love she was kind, too,
All Our Love Is Gone                        And many were the happy hours between my love
Darkness lures you to the bar-room,         and me,
And you don't return 'til dawn,             I never could refuse her whatever she's a mind to,
Does the bright lights make you happier,    And now she's far away, far o'er the stormy sea.
Than what you've left at home.              Will my love be true and will my love be faithful
Does drinking kill your conscience,         Or will she find another swain to court her when she's
And turn your heart to stone,               gone?
If it holds such powers over you,           The men will all run after her, so pretty and so
Then all our love is gone.                  graceful,
CHORUS:                                     And leave me here lamenting, lamenting all alone.
Yes all our love is gone now,
Since the bottle took its place,
And the only thing that's left here,        All The Boy Scouts
Is the sorrow and disgrace.                 All the Boy Scouts love a camp fire
The wine must have some power,              All the Boy Scouts love a hike.
That I was born without,                    For there's something about a camp fire
For each night when the lights turned on,   That is just what all boys like.
It always takes you out.                    Hiking along with good companions,
When all your friends have left you,        Cooking supper in the open air,
To walk that road alone,                    Where they park their staff and rod,
Then you'll have time to think about,       And they gather close to God,
The many wrongs you've done.                You will find the Boy Scouts there.
You'll feel the hurt that follows,
The happy times you've known,
And then you'll know the reason,            All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor
Why all our love is gone.                   All the nice girls love a sailor,
CHORUS:                                     All the nice girls love a tar;
Yes all our love is gone now,               For there's something about a sailor --
Since the bottle took its place,            Well, you know what sailors are!
And the only thing that's left here,        Bright and breezy, free and easy,
Is the sorrow and disgrace.                 He's the ladies' pride and joy.
The wine must have some power,              Falls in love with Kate and Jane,
That I was born without,                    Then he's off to sea again --
For each night when the lights turned on,   Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!
It always takes you out.

                                            All Things Bright And Beautiful

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CHORUS:-                                     Alouette, Gentille Alouette
All things bright and beautiful,             Alouette, Je te plumerai les oieux
All creatures great and small,               Je te plumerai les oieux
All things wise and wonderful,               Et les oieux
The Lord God made them all.                  Et les oieux
Each little flower that opens,               Et la tete
Each little bird that sings,                 Et la tete
He made their glowing colours,               Alouette
He made their tiny wings.                    Alouette
CHORUS                                       Other parts:
The purple-headed mountain,                  La tete - head
The river running by,                        Les oieux - eyes
The sunset and the morning,                  Le nez - nose
That brightens up the sky;                   Les oreilles - ears
CHORUS                                       La bouche - mouth
The cold wind in the winter,                 Le cou - neck
The pleasant summer sun,                     Les mains - hands
The ripe fruits in the garden,               Les bras - arms
He made them every one;                      Le dos - back
CHORUS                                       Les pattes - legs
The tall trees in the greenwood,             Les pieds - feet
The meadows where we play,                   Les orteilles - toes
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;
CHORUS                                       All You Etta
He gave us eyes to see them,                 Chorus:
And lips that we might tell,                 All you etta, tell me all you etta.
How great is God Almighty,                   All you etta, tell me all you en.
Who has made all things well.
CHORUS                                       Did you ett your (ham) today?
                                             Yes, I ett my (ham) today.
                                             (Ham) today.
All Things Shall Perish                      (Ham) today.
All things shall perish from under the sun   Chorus
All things shall perish from under the sun   Did you ett your (potatoes) today?
Music alone shall live                       Yes, I ett my (potatoes) today.
Music alone shall live                       (Potatoes) today,
Never to die                                 (Potatoes) today.
                                             (Ham) today.
                                             (Ham) today. Ohhh. *Chorus.
All You Eta
Think of all you et-a
All you et-a                                 [Continue as previous verses.]
Think of all you et!
Leader:
Think of all the soup you et                 Allelu
Think of all the soup you et                 Allelu, allelu, allelu, alleluia
Leader Soup you et                           Praise ye the Lord
All: Soup you et                             Allelu, allelu, allelu, alleluia
All you et                                   Praise ye the Lord
All you et                                   Praise ye the Lord, alleluia
Oh oh oh oh                                  Praise ye the Lord, alleluia
All you et-a                                 Praise ye the Lord, alleluia
Think of all you et-a                        Praise ye the Lord
All you et-a
Think of all you et

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Alleluia                                               friendship too!
Chorus: Ah la la la la la la la lay luia
ah la la la la la lay luia                             Alligator! Alligator!
ah la la la la la la la lay luia                       Can be your friend, can be your friend, can be your
ah la la la la la lay lay luia                         friend too
Singing shake the hand of the person next to you       The alligator ate my friend he can eat your friend too
shake the hand and sing along                          If people would just understand that he needs protein
shake the hand of the person next to you               too!
shake the hand and sing, sing along, singing:
Chorus                                                 Alligator! Alligator!
substitute for shake the hand: Pass a smile            Can be yor friend, can be your friend, can be your
Pass a hug                                             friend too
Pat the head                                           The Alligator is my friend he can be your friend too,
Give a high five                                       But I'd rather have him on my shirt, than have him
                                                       for my shoes.

Alligator 1                                            Alligator! Alligator!
The alligator is my friend.                            Can be your friend, can be your friend, can be your
He can be your friend too.                             friend too
If only you would understand,                          The alligator ate my book, he can eat your book too,
That he has feelings too!                              If people would just understand, that he needs
                                                       knowledge too!
Chorus:
Alligator! Alligator!                                  Actions:
Can be your friend.                                    Alligator! Alligator!: make gator jaws with arms
Can be your friend.                                    and snap them shut
Can be your friend, too.                               Can be your friend... too: wiggle back and forth as if
                                                       doing the “boogie”
The alligator's happy and smiles.
He never sings the blues.
I'd rather have him as my friend,                      Almost Persuaded
than wear him on my shoes.                             Last night all alone in a bar-room,
                                                       Met a girl with a drink in her hand,
(Chorus)                                               She had ruby red lips, coal black hair,
                                                       And eyes that would tempt any man.
The alligator swims the swamps.
He never crawls on dirt.                               Then she came and sat down at my table,
And if you want to see my friend,                      And she placed her soft hands in mine.
You can see him on my shirt.                           I found myself wanting to kiss her,
                                                       For temptation was flowing like wine.
(Chorus)
                                                       CHORUS:
The alligator ate my friend.                            And I was almost persuaded,
He can eat your friend, too.                            To strip myself blind of my pride.
If only you will understand,                            Almost persuaded,
That he eats dinner too!                                To push my conscience aside.

(Chorus)                                               Then we danced and she whispered I need you,
                                                       Take me away from here and be my man.
                                                       Then I looked into her eyes and I saw it,
Alligator 2                                            The reflection of my wedding band.
Alligator! Alligator!
Can be your friend, can be your friend, can be your    CHORUS:2
friend too                                              And I was almost persuaded,
The alligator is my friend he can be your friend too    To let sweet lips lead me on.
If people would just understand that he needs           Almost persuaded,

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    But your sweet love made me stop and go home.       Amanda, light up my life,
                                                        They should have made you a gentleman's wife.

Alouette                                               It's a measure of people who don't understand,
Alouette, gentille alouette                            The pleasures of life, in a hillbilly band.
Alouette, je te plumerai                               I got my first guitar when I was fourteen,
                                                       Now I'm over thirty, and still wearing jeans.
Solo: Je te plumerai la tete
All: Je te plumerai la tete                            CHORUS:
Solo: Et la tete
All: Et la tete
Solo: Alouette                                         Lord Baden Powell
All: Alouette                                          (Tune: Father Abraham)
All: Oh alouette, gentille alouette                    Lord Baden-Powell has many friends
All: Alouette, je te plumerai                          Many friends has Lord Baden-Powell
Continue with:                                         I am one of them, and so are you
le bas                                                 As we go marching on - - (shout out)
le front                                               “With a RIGHT” ARM (beginning swinging arm)
le dos
les yeux                                               Repeat verse above and add in turn:
les jambes                                             • “With a LEFT” ARM (begin swinging arm)
le nez                                                 • “With a RIGHT” FOOT (begin stamping foot)
les pieds                                              • “With a LEFT” FOOT (begin stamping foot)
les dents                                              • “With a HEAD” ((begin nodding head)
les pattes                                             • “TURN AROUND”
la barbe                                               • "SIT DOWN"
le cou
                                                       (Words above are accompanied by actions adding
                                                       new
Alouettesky                                            motions as soon as sung until you are performing all
Alouettesky, gentille alouettesky                      motions.)
Alouettesky, je te plumerai, HEY!
Solo: Gentille plumerai la tetsky
All: Gentille plumerai la tetsky                       Hey Look Us Over
Solo: Et la tetsky                                     (Tune: Hey, Look Me Over)
All: Et la tetsky                                      Hey look us over, lend us an ear,
Solo: Alouettesky                                      Watch us advance in Scouting every year.
All: Alouettesky                                       First we are Bobcats, then we're Tiger Cubs
All: Oh, alouettesky, gentille alouettesky             Soon we're Wolves and we'll go on from there
All: Alouettesky, je te plumerai, HEY!                 (singing)
Continue with:
les yeuzauitch                                         Hey look us over, lend us an ear,
la nezakoff                                            Bear Cubs are next and we want to make it clear
la boucheka                                            Then its WEBELOS as we earn our arrow,
les knees-a-knock-a-nitch                              Soon we are Boy Scouts and we are on the run,
                                                       (singing)

Amanda                                                 Hey look us over, lend us an ear,
I've held it inward, but God knows I've tried,         Join us in a song and sing out loud and clear,
But it's an awful awakenin' in a country boys life,    That Cub Scout advancement is the way to grow,
To look in the mirror in total surprise,               Stand back parents, here we go!
At the hair on my shoulders, and the age in my eyes.

CHORUS:                                                Ive Got The Cub Scout Spirit
 Amanda, light up my life,                             [Point to each part of the body as you sing. Replace
 They should have made you a gentleman's wife,         “up in

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my head” with other words in the last four verses]   Akela, we hear,
                                                     Has planned a great year
I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head         And we’re happy to welcome you back.
Up in my head Up in my head
I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head
Up in my head to stay                                Cub Scout Fair
                                                     (Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Repeat verse above and sing in turn:
Deep in my heart                                     The Cub Scout Fair has come to town,
Down in my feet                                      Hurrah, hurrah,
All over me                                          With Cub Scouts here to laugh and clown,
                                                     Hurrah, hurrah.
Last Verse:                                          Each Den will do a special trick
I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head         And lots of games, just take your pick
Deep in my heart, down in my feet                    Oh, we’ll all be glad ‘cause
I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit all over me           The Cub Scout Fair came to town.
All over me to stay.

                                                     I Love Scouting
Were Glad To See You Here                            (Tune: Deep in the Heart of Texas)
(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)                           I love Scouting, I live Scouting
We’re glad to see you here,                          I enjoy having fun.
It gives us joy and cheer.                           You should also be in Scouting
Sure, it’s true, we say to you,                      Come and join us everyone.
We’re glad to see you here.

                                                     I Love That Word Hello
Thats Why Were In Cub Scouting                       (Tune: Auld Lang Syne)
(Tune: Deep in the Heart of Texas)                   I love to hear that word “hello”
The fun things in life,                              Wherever I may go.
Our family’s delight! (clap hands four times)        It’s full of friendship and good cheer,
That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.                    And warms the heart up so.
                                                     Hello, hello, hello, hello
We do our best,                                      Hello, Hello, hello;
To pass the test: (clap hands four times)            Where e’er we meet
That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.                    Like friends let’s greet
                                                     Each other with “hello.”
Just me and my son,
Work, plan and have fun, (clap hands four times)
That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.                    My Friend
                                                     (Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn)
We think our pack’s great,                           I am playing with my friend.
We keep it first-rate, (clap hands four times)       Fun like this should never end.
That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting!                    We’re bouncing balls and climbing trees
                                                     And running races in the breeze.

Home In Our Pack                                     Chorus:
(Tune: Home On The Range)                            Toe the mark and then shout, “Go!”
Oh, here is our home                                 Our four feet are never slow.
Where the Webelos roam,                              Down the walk we run with glee
And the Tigers and Bobcats all play.
The Bears on the prowl
Make the Wolves give a howl,                         Be Kind To Your Scouting Friends
And our leaders all work for no pay.                 (Tune: Stars and Stripes Forever)
Home, home in our Pack                               Be kind to your Scouting friends,
We are earning the ranks that we lack.               That's a pledge from one Scout to another.

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Be kind to your leaders today,                   The pack will help me grow, Kum-ba-yah
'Cause for helping they don't get any pay.       O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.
Be kind to your neighbors and friends,
'Cause by caring you follow Scouting's letter.   I will give goodwill, Kum-ba-yah
Scouting and friendship are grand,               I will give goodwill, Kum-ba-yah
And as we grow, the world will know,             I will give goodwill, Kum-ba-yah
We've made things better.                        O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.

                                                 Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
Cub Scout Promise Kumbayah                       Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
 Kum-Ba-Yah                                      Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
(The Cub Scout Promise Version)                  O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.

Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah                   Christmas Song
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah                   Tune: Rudolph
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.                             Here's to the Cubs in our den.
                                                 As they follow, help and give.
I promise to do my best, Kum-ba-yah,             All of the boys in our den,
I’ll do my duty, Lord, Kum-ba-yah,               Know just how a Cub should live.
To you and my country, Lord, Kum-ba-yah,         Now that it's time for Christmas,
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.                             We've been very helpful boys,
                                                 We've gathered lots of old things,
I’ll help others, Lord, Kum-ba-yah,              Fixed them up like brand new toys.
And I promise, Lord, Kum-ba-yah,                 Saved our pennies every meeting,
To obey the law of the pack,                     Bought a lovely Christmas tree,
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.                             Trimmed it up to take to our Den-adopted family.
                                                 Bright and early Christmas morning,
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah                   When they see our shiny toys,
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah                   We'll be happy that we shared our
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah                   Christmas joy with other boys.
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.

                                                 Hanukah Fun Song
Kumbayah The Cub Scout Law version               Tune: Merrily We Roll Along
Kum Ba Yah                                       Hanukkah is here at last,
(The Cub Scout Law Version)                      Here at last, here at last.
                                                 Hanukkah is here at last,
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah                   There's fun for everyone.
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah                   We spin the dreidel merrily,
Kum-ba-yah my Lord, Kum-ba-yah                   Merrily, merrily,
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.                             We spin the dreidel merrily,
                                                 Come and join the fun.
I’ll follow Akela, Kum-ba-yah                    There's fun for you and fun for me,
I’ll follow Akela, Kum-ba-yah                    Fun for you, fun for me.
I’ll follow Akela, Kum-ba-yah                    There's fun for you and fun for me,
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.                             With toys and games and cheer.
                                                 The candles burn so cheerily,
I’ll help the pack go, Kum-ba-yah                Cheerily, cheerily,
I’ll help the pack go, Kum-ba-yah                The candles burn so cheerily,
I’ll help the pack go, Kum-ba-yah                It's the best week of the year.
O, Lord, Kum-ba-yah.

The pack will help me grow, Kum-ba-yah           Over the River
The pack will help me grow, Kum-ba-yah           Over the river and through the woods
                                                 To Grandmother's house we go.

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The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh    Tune: Edelweiss
Through white and drifted snow.                Winter snow, winter snow,
                                               Each December you tease me.
Over the river and through the woods,          Darkened skies, threatening clouds
Oh, how the wind does blow.                    I expect snowflakes to greet me.
It stings the toes and bites the nose          Flurries of white may you fall on me
As over the ground we go.                      Fall on me just one time.
                                               If they fall, they don't last
Over the river and through the woods           I guess I'll go to Snoqualmie Pass.
To have a full day of play.
Oh, hear the bells ringing ting-a-ling-ling,   Slow
For it is Christmas Day.                       Tune: Where Has My Little Dog Gone
                                               Oh why, oh why, hasn't Santa come yet?
Over the river and through the woods,          Oh why - does anyone know?
Trot fast my dapple gray;                      If he'd trade his sleigh for a modern jet,
Spring o'er the ground just like a hound,      He wouldn't be so slow!
For this is Christmas Day.

Over the river and through the woods           Helping Santa Clause
And straight through the barnyard gate.        Tune: Up On The Housetop
It seems that we go so dreadfully slow;        Down 'in the basement Cub Scouts pause,
It is so hard to wait.                         They are helping Santa Claus.
                                               Toys, games and puzzles and goodies, too.
Over the river and through the woods,          Make children happy, yes they do.
Now Grandma's cap I spy.                       Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn't go?
Hurrah for fun; the pudding's done;            Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn't go?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.                    Out helping Santa, click, click, click.
                                               Try a goodwill project quick, quick, quick.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas,                 Reindeer Poky
We Wish You a Merry Christmas,                 Tune: The Hokey Poky
We Wish You a Merry Christmas,                 You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
And a Happy New Year.                          You put you antlers in and you shake them all about.
                                               You do the Reindeer Poky and you turn yourself
Glad tidings we bring                          around.
To you and your kin.                           That's what it's all about!
Good tidings of Christmas                      Additional verses -
And a Happy New Year.
                                               You put your hooves in....
                                               You put your red nose in....
Hanukkah Fun                                   You put your fluffy tail in...
Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb                   You put your reindeer body in...
Hanukkah is here at last,
Here at last here at last.
Hanukkah is here at last.                      Oh Saint Nicholas
Oh what fun we'll have.                        (Tune: Old McDonald Had A Farm)
We spin the dreidel merrily,                   Old St. Nicholas had a tree
Merrily, merrily.                              (form tree with arms)
We spin the dreidel merrily,                   Ho, ho ho ho ho!
Oh what fun we'll have.                        And on that tree he had some horns
The candles burn so happily,                   (blow horns)
Happily, happily.                              Ho ho ho ho ho
The candles burn so happily                    With a toot toot here and a toot toot there
                                               Here a toot There a toot
Winter Snow Seattle Style                      Every where a toot toot

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Continue.... substitute horns with:
Lights flash flash                                     America 2
candy canes yum-yum                                    My country 'tis of thee,
drums boom-boom                                        Sweet land of liberty.
bells ring ring                                        Of thee, I sing.
birds peep peep                                        Land where my father's died,
stars twinkle twinkle                                  Land of the pilgrim's pride,
                                                       From every mountainside
Gift Giving                                            Let freedom ring.
Tune: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
I'd like to give the world a gift,                     My native country thee,
that all men will be free.                             Land of the noble free,
And though I'm just a growing boy,                     Thy name I love;
There's things that I can see.                         I love thy rocks and rills,
To see that Scouting is a way,                         Thy woods and templed hills,
To start to understand.                                My heart with rapture thrills
That caring, helping, smiling, learning                like that above.
Help me be a man.
And so at Christmas here's a gift,                     Let music swell the breeze,
That you can give to me                                And ring from all the trees,
Please help me grow in mind and spirit,                Sweet freedom's song;
To be what I can be.                                   Let mortal tongues awake,
                                                       Let all that breathe partake,
                                                       Let rocks their silence break,
When Youre Helping And You Know It                     The sound prolong.
Tune: If You're Happy And You Know It
When you're helping and you know it lend a hand        Our fathers' God to thee,
When you're giving and you show it things are grand.   Author of liberty,
If you're helping and you're giving                    To thee we sing;
Then you help make life worth living.                  Long may our land be bright
Keep on helping, keep on giving, take a stand.         With freedom's holy light;
                                                       Protect us by thy might,
                                                       Great God, our King.
Joy To The Cubs
Tune: Joy To The World
Joy to the world, our Cubs are here.                   America America
Let all the pack rejoice.                              America, America.
Their badges they have earned today.                   How can I tell you how I feel?
Award them now without delay                           For you have given me many treasures.
Let all the pack now cheer                             I love you so.
Let all the pack now cheer.
For those Cub Scouts who advanced today.               Peace, peace; peace, peace.
                                                       Wars may come, and wars will cease.
                                                       We must learn to live with each other.
America 1                                              Peace, peace, peace.
O beautiful,
For spacious skies,                                    Love, love, love, love.
For amber waves of grain.                              Love is the gospel of the world.
For purple mountain's majesty                          Love your neighbor as your brother.
Above the fruited plain.                               Love, love, love.
America, America
God shed His grace on Thee
And crown thy good                                     An Old Austrian Yodeller
With brotherhood                                       An old Austrian Yodeller,
From sea to shining sea                                On an mountain top high,
                                                       Met up with an Avalanche,

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Interrupting his cry.                  There was a Ranger had a dog, and Angus was his
                                       name-us,
Yo de le hi, Yo de le hi hi,           A-N-G-U-S, A-N-G-U-S, A-N-G-U-S; and Angus
I .... Shhh !                          was his name-us.
Yo de le hi hi.
                                       George Hay Kain, III (ghkain@cyberia.com)
(2) A shaggy dog - arf! arf!
(3) A grizzly bear - grr! grr!
(4) A milking cow - shh! shh!          Archeologist Song
(5) A pretty maid - X! X!              (Tune: My Darling Clementine)
(6) Her father - Bang! Bang!           In a canyon, in a cavern,
                                       Looking for a dinosaur,
                                       With a brand new pick and shovel
Angels From The Realms Of Glory        I will go and dig some more.
Angels, from the realms of glory;
wing your flight o'er all the earth.   Chorus
Ye who sang creation's story,          O my dino, O my dino,
now proclaim Messiah's birth.          You are gone from off the earth.
                                       Extinction was our downfall
* Chorus:                              Many years before my birth.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.      I'll find a bronto, or a stego,
                                       Or a t-rex dinosaur.
Shepherds, in the fields abiding;      You can see them in the museum
watching o'er your flocks by night.    High upon the second floor.
God with man is now residing,
yonder shines the infant light.        Chorus
                                       I found a leg bone and an arm bone
                                       So where has that neck bone gone?
Angels We Have Heard On High           Now I"m chasing my dog Rover
Angels we have heard on high,          As he drags it across the lawn.
sweetly singing o'er the plains,
and the mountains in reply
echo back their joyous strains.        All About Dinosaurs
                                       (Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Chorus:
Gloria in excelsis Deo;                The Tyrannosaurs was a mean ol' thing.
gloria in excelsis Deo.                Mean ol' thing, mean ol' thing.
                                       The Tyrannosaurs was a mean ol' thing,
Shepherds, why this jubilee?           Cause he ate all the others.
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?     The Brachiosaurs lived in the water,
What glad tidings did you hear?        Lived in the water, lived in the water.
                                       The Brachiosaurs lived in the water,
Come to Bethlehem and see Him          Because he ate just plants.
whose birth the angels sing;
come, adore on bended knee             The Trachodon had two thousand teeth,
Christ, the Lord, the newborn King.    Two thousand teeth, two thousand teeth.
                                       The Trachodon had two thousand teeth,
See Him in a manger laid               So he was all rough-toothed.
whom the angels praise above;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,           The Brontosaurs was very big.
while we raise our hearts in love.     Very big, very big.
                                       The Brontosaurs was very big.
                                       And lived with Fred Flintstone.
Angus

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Dinosaur Bones                               my Cubmaster gave to me, a small allosaurus
(Tune: Row, Row, Row, Your Boat)             dinosaur.
Dig. dig. dig for bones,
Great big dinosaur bones!                    On my second day in the Jurassic, my Cubmaster
Shift the soil and move the dirt,            gave to
And look for those big bones.                me, two camarasaurus and a small allosaurus
                                             dinosaur.
Go, go, go to the lab,
Clean those bones real sound,                3rd day - 3 Diplodocus
Put them together and see what you've got    4th day - 4 Stegosaurus
Which dinosaur you found.                    5th day - 5 Brachiosaurs
                                             6th day - 6 Ceratosaurus
                                             7th day - 7 Plesiosaurus
Long Ago                                     8th day - 8 Scuttelosaurus
Tune: Three Blind Mice                       9th day - 9 Dilophosaurus
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs,                        10th day - 10 Rhamphorhynchus
Roam the land.                               11th day - 11 Stenopterygius
Long ago!                                    12th day - 12 Archaeopteryx
You were here, when the land was new.
You ate all your veggies, meat and grew.
You were the king and all the others knew.   My Grass Eating Friend
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs.                        Tune: Home on the Range
                                             Oh give me a home, where the dinosaurs roam,
                                             Where they eat grass and leaves every day.
Dinosaurs                                    You don't have to complain, if your yard needs a
Tune: "Oh Christmas Tree"                    trim,
                                             Or the bushes are in such disarray.
Oh Dinosaurs, Oh Dinosaurs
How I wish I could hear you roar.            Home, home of my friend,
Did you eat meat or plants galore?           My large and hungry grass eating friend.
I really would like to know.                 Just show him the place, then give him his space,
Why you left this planet so long ago         Soon the yard will be trimmed once again.
Oh Dinosaurs, Oh dinosaurs
Being extinct means you are no more!
                                             The Hungry Dinosaur
                                             Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth                    Once in a time so long ago, a dinosaur wanted some
(Tune: Wheels on the Bus)                    gumbo.
Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth,              He couldn't find prawns and he couldn't find rice
Ruled the Earth, Ruled the Earth,            So his best friend gave him this advice.
Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth,              Eat the plants that grow by the shore,
Many years ago.                              and you'll grow to be a big dinosaur.

Other Verses:
Stegosaurus swished it’s tail…               The Dinosaur Race
Brontosaurus was very big…                   Tune: William Tell Overture
The Brachiosaurus lived in the water…         All the dinosaurs come from far and near,
Apatosaurus stomped so hard…                 And they gather 'round for a great big cheer,
The Trachodon had 2000 teeth…                'Cause the day has come for the dinosaur race,
Triceratops had 3 horns…                     Now they all line up and take their place.
Tyrannosaurus Rex was the king…
                                             And they're off and quickly gaining speed
                                             As Allosaurus takes the lead,
The Dinosaurs of the Jurassic                But now moving up is Triceratops
Tune: The 12 Days of Christmas               Who runs as if she'll never stop
On my first day in the Jurassic,

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Brontosaurus stretches out his neck             Oh Where Oh Where Did the Dinosaurs Go
To reach Tyrannosaurus Rex                      Tune: Where, oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
Bringing up the rear but doing his best,        Oh, where, oh where, did the Dinosaurs go?
Ankylosaurus stops to rest.                     Oh, where, oh where, can they be?
                                                They were just too big just to disappear
See Deinonychus who is running fast,            It sure is puzzling to me!
But now even she is being passed,
Here they come not to th finish line,
Neck and neck, breathing hard.                  BP Spirit
                                                I've got that B-P spirit right in my head,
Who's in front?                                 Right in my head, right in my head,
It's hard to tell, he looks so small,           I've got that B-P spirit right in my head,
But now I see before them all just one.         Right in my head to stay
Struthiomimus wins! Hooray! Hooray!
                                                I've got that B-P spirit deep in my heart,

Archeologist Song                               I've got that B-P spirit all round my feet,
Tune: My Darling Clementine
In a canyon, in a cavern,                       I've got that B-P spirit right in my head,
Looking for a dinosaur,                         Deep in my heart, all around my feet,
With a brand new pick and shovel                I've got that B-P spirit all over me,
I will go and dig some more.                    All over me to stay.

O my dino, O my dino
You are from off the earth,                     Brownies
Extinction was your downfall                    Everyone stands in a circle.
Many years before my birth.
                                                Everyone takes one step back and yells "B"
I'll find a bronto, or a stego,                 ..... another step back and yell "R"
Or a T-rex dinosaur.                            ..... another step back and yell "O"
You can see them in the museum                  ..... "W"
High upon the second floor.                     ..... "N"
                                                ..... "I"
I found a leg bone, and an arm bone             ..... "E"
So where's that neck bone gone?                 ..... "S"!!
Now I'm chasing my dog Rover
As he drags it across the lawn.                 Then everyone squats down and jumps up yelling:
                                                "Yeah Brownies!"

The Dinosaur Parade
Tune: "The Washington Post" March               Baby Beluga
 It's time for the big parade of dinosaurs      Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,
They march to the left and to the right         Swim so wild and you swim so free.
They stomp on the ground with all their might   Heaven about you, sea below,
It's awesome, this big parade of dinosaurs.     Just a little white whale on the go.
They march all around with wonderful sounds,
                                                Baby beluga, baby beluga, is the water warm?
It's such a delight and quite a sight           Is your mother home with you, so happy.

The leader is the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex,     Way down yonder where the dolphins play,
Who's followed by Iguanodon                     Where they dive and splash all day,
Then come the brontosaurs and chasmasaurs       The waves roll in and the waves roll out,
And armored stegosaurs                          See the water squirting out of your spout.
This dinosaur parade goes on and on!
And on! (Clap)                                  Baby beluga, baby beluga, sing your little song,
                                                Sing for all your friends, we like to hear you.

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When it's late and you're home and fed,              Squishing up the bumble bee: use hands to squish!
Curling up snug in your waterbed.                    Licking up the bumble bee: lick hands one after the
Stars are shining and the moon is bright,            other
Good night, little whale, goodnight.                 Bringing home the dinosaur: hands over shoulder as
                                                     if leading
Baby beluga, baby beluga, with tomorrow's sun,       something really big on a leash!
Another day has come, you'll soon be waking.

Baby beluga, baby beluga, is the water warm?         Baby Duck
Is your mother home with you, so happy.              Oh what a bit of luck
                                                     That I was born a baby duck
Actions: Hands together, make the shape of a small   With rubber socks and rubber shoes
whale                                                I can waddle where I choose
jumping over the waves.                              Quack,quack,quack,quack,quack,quack,quack,quack.


Baby Bumble Bee                                      Baby Face
I'm bringing home my baby bumble bee                 Baby face
Won't my mommy be so proud of me                     You've got the cutest little baby face
I'm bringing home my baby bumble bee                 There's not another one can take your place
Ooh eee it stung me!                                 Baby face
                                                     My poor heart is jumpin'
I'm squishing up my baby bumble bee                  You sure have started somethin'
Won't my mommy be so proud of me                     Baby face
I'm squishing up my baby bumble bee                  I'm up in Heaven when I'm in your fond embrace
Ooh ee it's all over me!                             I didn't need a shove
                                                     'Cause I just fell in love
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee                    With your pretty baby face
Won't my mommy be so proud of me
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee                    Baby Sardine
Ooh eee needs salt!                                  A baby sardine saw her first submarine,
                                                     She was scared and looked through the peephole,
I'm bringing home my baby dinosaur                   Oh come, come, come, said the sardines mum,
Won't my mommy hide behind the door                  It's only a tinful of people!
I'm bringing home my baby dinosaur                   Tra la la la, Tra la la la,
Ooh eee it stepped on me!                            Tra la la la, La la la la.

I'm licking up my baby bumble bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me                     Back To Gilwell
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee                    I used to be a Beaver
Ooh eee I feel sick!                                 And a good old Beaver too,
                                                     But now I've finished Beavering,
I'm (throwing up noise) my baby bumble bee           I don't know what to do.
Won't my mommy be so proud of me                     I'm growing old and feeble,
I'm (throwing up noise) my baby bumble bee           And I can Beaver no more.
Ooh eee what a mess!                                 So I'm going to earn my ticket, if I can,
                                                     Back to Gilwell happy land, happy land,
I'm sweeping up my baby bumble bee                   I'm going to earn my ticket if I can.
Won't my mommy be so proud of me
I'm sweeping up my baby bumble bee                   I used to be a Wolf Cub ... I used to be a Boy Scout ...
Ooh eee my mommy loves me!                           I used to be a Venturer ...
                                                     I used to be a Rover ...
Actions:

Bringing home the bumble bee: cup hands as if        Backwards Song
carrying an insect

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Well I walked up the door and I opened the stairs
Said my pajamas and I put on my prayers.            Chorus: He chased through the forest after coons and
Turned off the bed and jumped into the light        skunks.
All because he kissed me good night!
Well, I woke up next morning and I scrambled my     I chased those critters with zip and zing,
shoes                                               So they finally awarded me a Wood Badge string.
Shined up an egg and I toasted the news
Buttered my tie and took another bite               Chorus: He chased those critters with zip and zing,
All because he kissed me never could resist me      Till they finally awarded him a Wood Badge string.
All because he kissed me Good night!
                                                    As clean-up man I gained such fame
                                                    That vice-dishwasher I soon became.
Backyard Treasures                                  I scrubbed the silver and I scoured the pans,
In the backyard, there are treasures,               And rinsed the dishes in a garbage can.
There are treasures all around,
If I look hard in my back yard,                     Chorus: He rinsed the dishes in a garbage can.
All the treasures can be found.
                                                    I dried those dishes with a mighty swing,
Found some pine cones and an ant hill,              So they finally awarded me a Wood Badge string.
And a toad all squashed and dead.
I can hide them in my pocket,                       Chorus: He dried those dishes with a mighty swing,
And I'll keep them 'neath my bed.                   So they finally awarded him a Wood Badge string.

Momma found them in my pocket,                      One day I started to relax,
So she yelled and screamed and cried.               So someone handed me a woodman's axe;
"You can keep those rotten pine cones,              I chopped and hauled and sawed and split,
But can't keep the toad that died."                 But the wood-pile never seemed to grow a bit.

So I took them to the backyard,                     Chorus: No, the wood-pile never seemed to grow a
To her flower bed to rest.                          bit.
I'm so glad she didn't find that
Beetle hidden in her desk!                          I kept the fires a-smoldering
                                                    Till they finally awarded me a Wood Badge string.

Badenpowell                                         Chorus: He kept the fires a-smoldering
Found an honest man, found an honest man,           Till they finally awarded him a Wood Badge string.
Baden-Powell was his name,
Started Scouting back in England,                   My fires smoldered dim and red
Which led to his fame.                              Until they made me cook instead;
First came Boy Scouts,                              I spilled the pudding and I burned the meat
Then came Wolf Cubs,                                Till there was nothing in the place to eat.
At first their numbers were small,
But they spread to other countries,                 Chorus: No, there was nothing in the place to eat.
Now we're several million all.
When he died, it was sad,                           And so as cook I had my fling,
To lose such a special man,                         And they finally awarded me a Wood Badge string.
But his teachings have inspired us,
To do the best we can.                              Chorus: And so as cook he had his fling,
                                                    And they finally awarded him a Wood Badge string

Badgered Woodbadger The                             On service patrol I did my bit
At Wood Badge camp I served a span                  At cleaning up the building where the people sit;
As junior helper to the clean-up man.               I swept the floor and I spread the lime,
I burned the garbage and I cleaned the bunks,       And I did a little sitting on my own spare time.
And I chased through the forest after coons and
skunks.                                             Chorus: He did a little sitting on his own spare time.

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I sat so little on that wooded thing                   First you put your two knees close up tight
That they finally awarded me a Wood Badge string.      Then you swing them to the left
                                                       And you swing them to the right
Chorus: He sat so little on that wooded thing          Step around the floor kind of nice and light
That they finally awarded him a Wood Badge string.     And then you twist around and twist around
                                                       With all of your might
Our service work, it was so grand,                     Stretch your lovin' arms way out in space
We were all promoted to the kudu band;                 You do the Eagle Rock with style and grace
We blew and blew, and we raised a shout                You put your left foot out and bring it back
                                                       Now you're doing Ballin' the Jack
We were all promoted to the kudu band;
We blew and blew, and we raised a shout
When finally a feeble little note came out.            Bamboo
                                                       You take a stick of bamboo
Chorus: Yes, finally a feeble little note came out.    You take a stick of bamboo
                                                       You take a stick of bamboo
I made that note through the woods to ring             You throw it on the water
Till they finally awarded me a Wood Badge string.      ah ah ah ah hannah
                                                       River she come down
Chorus: He made that note through the woods to ring    river she come down.
Till they finally awarded him a Wood Badge string.     You travel on the river
                                                       You travel on the river
We hurried around with ne'er a break                   You travel on the river
Till muscle and nerve began to shake,                  You travel on the water
But I achieved such self-control                       ah ah ah ah hannah
I was made the leader of the whole patrol.             River she come down
                                                       river she come down.
Chorus: He was made the leader of the whole patrol.    My home's across the river
                                                       My home's across the river
My patrol did march and shout and sing                 My home's across the river
Till they finally awarded me a Wood Badge string.      My home's across the water
                                                       ah ah ah ah hannah
Chorus: His patrol did march and shout and sing        River she come down
Till they finally awarded him a Wood Badge string.

So, Scouters, that's my story sad                      Banana Slug
Of the toilsome winning of the Gilwell Plaid.          You know I love my baby,
You walk and work from sun to sun,                     Love the way that she hugs.
But still you're sorry when the week is done.          Some people don't understand it,
                                                       She's a banana slug.
Chorus: Oh, yes, you're sorry when the week is done.   BA - NA - NA - NA -NA - NA - NA
                                                       BA (clap)- NA (clap) - NA (clap) SLUG!
So never draw the line at a dawgone thing
If you want to be rewarded with a Wood Badge           She's got just one foot,
string.                                                She ain't got no toes.
So never draw the line at a dawgone thing              She hangs out in the forest,
If you want to be rewarded with a Wood Badge           And helps it decompose.
string.                                                BA - NA - NA - NA -NA - NA - NA
                                                       BA (clap)- NA (clap) - NA (clap) SLUG!
Chorus: No, never draw the line at a dawgone thing
If you want to be rewarded with a Wood Badge           Some people think that she's gross,
string.                                                But I don't hear that jive.
                                                       If it weren't for my baby now,
                                                       The forest might not survive.
Ballin The Jack                                        BA - NA - NA - NA -NA - NA - NA
                                                       BA (clap)- NA (clap) - NA (clap) SLUG!

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                                                           The poor girl would shake with alarm
The way you wiggle your antennae,                          He married the girl with the strawberry curl, and the
You know you give me such bliss.                           band played on
Come on, come on, come on Banana Slug,
Oh won't you give me a kiss?
BA - NA - NA - NA -NA - NA - NA                            Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee
BA (clap)- NA (clap) - NA (clap) SLUG!                     How oft do my thoughts in their fancy take flight
                                                           To the home of my childhood away,
The way you slide through the forest,                      To the days when each patriot's vision seemed
You know you look so fine.                                 bright
Come on, come on, come on Banana Slug,                     And I dreamed that these joys should decay.
Let me follow your slime!                                  Then my heart was as wild as the wild winds that
BA - NA - NA - NA -NA - NA - NA                            blow
BA (clap)- NA (clap) - NA (clap) SLUG!                     Down the Mardyke through each elm tree
                                                           There I sported and played 'neath the green leafy
                                                           shade
Banana The                                                 On the banks of my own lovely Lee.
Bananas of the World Unite (arms from hanging              There I sported and played 'neath the green leafy
straight down go                                           shade
out to the side and up to a point above the head to        On the banks of my own lovely Lee.
form a
banana)
Peel banana, peel peel banana,                             Banks Of The Hanky Panky
Peel banana, peel peel banana (peel yourself)              Down on the banks of the Hanky Panky,
Shake banana, shake shake banana,                          Where the bull frogs jump from bank to banky,
Shake banana, shake shake banana (shake)                   With a hee, hi, ho, hop,
Go Banana, go go banana,                                   Leaps off a lily with a KERPLOP.
Go Banana, go go banana. (punch fists ahead)
Inky winky, foxy woxy (hands twinkling at side of
head)                                                      Barney Song The
WEEE (right arm in front, left arm behind like the         I love you,
Pincess Pat                                                you love me,
movement and stand on one leg)                             we're a happy family,
                                                           with a great big hug . . .

Bananas Coconuts And Grapes
I like bananas, coconuts and grapes                        Battered Elm Tree The
I like bananas, coconuts and grapes                        From out the battered elm tree
I like bananas, coconuts and grapes                        The owl's cry we hear
That's why they call me: TARZAN OF THE APES!               And from the distant forest
                                                           The cuckoo answers clear
Sing three or four times: the first time loudly; the       Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
second                                                     Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
time softly                                                Mr Moon, Mr Moon your out too soon
(except for the "Tarzan" part); the third time, whisper    The sun is still in the sky
all but the "Tarzan" part; the last time, no one makes     Go back to bed and cover up your head
a sound                                                    And wait until the day draws nigh
until all shout in unison, 'TARZAN . . . .'

                                                           Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Band Played On The                                         Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the
Casey would waltz with the strawberry blond, and the       Lord,
band played on                                             He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of
He'd glide 'cross the floor with the girl he adored, and   wrath are stored;
band played on                                             He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible
His brain was so loaded it nearly exploded                 swift sword,

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His truth is marching on.                                Well it's not caus' I know another stanza
CHORUS
Glory, glory hallelujah!                                 Be kind to your web-footed friends
Glory, glory hallelujah!                                 For that cop may be Dick Tracy's brother
Glory, glory hallelujah,                                 Who lives all alone on the beat
His truth is marching on.                                On a dark and dingy street
I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred          You might think that this is the end
circling camps;                                          Well, Why not!
They have builded Him an alter in the evening dews
and damps;
I can read his righteous message by their dim and        Be Prepared 1
flaring lamps;                                           Boys will be boys, that's what the fables tell
His day is marching on.                                  But is there a boy who does not enjoy
CHORUS                                                   The life of the woodsman bold.
He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call   Boys will be boys--that's what the world has read
retreat;                                                 But Scouts mean to show by their pluck and go
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His           That boys can Be men as well.
judgment seat;                                           Whilst a-marching. marching, marching,
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him, be jubilant, my    Keep your eye on everything.
feet!                                                    You must Note each sound, every track upon the
Our God is marching on.                                  ground,
CHORUS                                                   And the clear, cool spring, and the bird upon the
                                                         wing,
                                                         When a-Scouting, Scouting, Scouting,
Be A Good Scout                                          There is danger to be dared
Be a good Scout, and always wear a smile,                And at every turn there is something new to learn,
Be a good Scout, be cheerful all the while,              So boys, BE PREPARED.
It's the creed, yes indeed, that a Scout must practice
gaily,
                                                         Be Prepared 2
Help those in need--do a Good Turn daily,                Be prepared! That's the Boy Scout's marching song
Be a good Scout--be Loyal, Clean land brave,             Be prepared! As through life you march along
Never say die, just let your banner wave,                Be prepared to hold your liquor pretty well
On your honour, do your best                             Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell
When they put you to the test.                           Be prepared! To hide that pack of cigarettes
And always be a good scout.                              Don't make book if you cannot cover bets
                                                         Keep that pot hidden where you're sure that it will not
                                                         be found
Be Kind To Your Scouting Friends                         And be careful not to turn on when the scoutmaster's
Be kind to your Scouting friends,                        around
That's a pledge from one Scout to another.               For he only will insist that it be shared
Be kind to your leaders today,                           Be prepared!
'Cause for helping they don't get any pay.               Be prepared! That's the Boy Scouts' solemn creed
Be kind to your neighbors and friends,                   Be prepared! And be clean in word and deed
'Cause by caring you follow Scouting's letter.           Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice
Scouting and friendship are grand,                       Unless you get a good percentage of the price
And as we grow, the world will know,                     Be prepared! And be careful not to do
We've made things better.                                Your good deeds when there's no one watching you
                                                         If you're looking for adventure of a new and different
                                                         kind
Be Kind To Your Web Footed Friends                       And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly
Be kind to your web-footed friends                       inclined
For a duck may be somebody's mother                      Don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be scared
Who lives all alone in a swamp                           Be prepared!
Where it's very cold and damp
You might think that this is the end

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Bear Song The                                  Bear Went Over The Mountain The
Leader: Group, echoing:                        The bear went over the mountain
The other day (The other day)                  The bear went over the mountain
I saw a bear (I saw a bear)                    The bear went over the mountain
A great big bear (A great big bear)            To see what he could see
A way up there (A way up there)                To see what he could see
Everyone:                                      And all that he could se
The other day I saw a bear                     And all that he could see
A great big bear a way up there                Was the other side of the mountain
[Continue this pattern throughout the song.]   The other side of the mountain
                                               The other side of the mountain
I looked at him                                Was all that he could see
He looked at me
I sized up him
He sized up me                                 Bear The
                                               The other day, (group repeats)
He says to me                                  I met a bear, (repeat)
Why don't you run                              In tennis shoes, (repeat)
I see you ain't                                A dandy pair. (repeat)
Got any gun                                    The other day I met a bear.
                                               In tennis shoes a dandy pair.
I said to him                                  Continue with:
That's a good idea                             He said to, "Why don't you run,
So come on feet                                Because you ain't, got any gun."
Let's get out of here                          And so I ran, away from there,
                                               But right behind me, was that bear.
And so I ran                                   Ahead of me, I saw a tree,
Away from there                                A great big tree, Oh glory be!
But right behind                               The nearest branch, was ten feet up,
Me was that bear                               I'd have to jump and trust to luck.
                                               And so I jumped, into the air,
But ahead of me                                But I missed that branch, a way up there.
There was a tree                               Now don't you fret, now don't you frown,
A great big tree Oh, Glory Be!                 'Cause I caught that branch, on the way back down.
                                               The moral of, this story is,
But the lowest branch                          Don't talk to bears, in tennis shoes.
Was ten feet up                                That's all there is, there ain't no more,
I'd have to trust                              So what the heck, are you singing for?
My luck to jump

And so I jumped                                Beautiful Dreamer
Into the air                                   Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me
But I missed that branch                       Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee
A way up there                                 Sounds of the rude world heard in the day
                                               Lulled by the moonlight, have all passed away
Now don't you fret                             Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song
Now don't you frown                            List while I woo thee with soft melody
'Cause I caught that branch                    Gone are the cares of life's busy throng
On the way back down                           Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
                                               Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
That's all there is
There ain't no more
Unless I meet                                  Beaver One Beaver All
That bear once more                            Beaver Teeth: the first two fingers of each hand
                                               rather like
                                               'quotes in the air', while making the 'beaver sound' - a

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kind of click with                                          There was a bee-i-ee-i-ee,
tongue/teeth - like calling a cat (!) but that's the best   Sat on a wall-i-all-i-all,
way                                                         And he could buzz-i-uzz-i-uzz,
to explain it - similar to 'tut, tut' sound that you make   And that is all-i-all-i-all.
to reprimand                                                There was a boy-i-oy-i-oy,
someone... to the rhythm 'sssl' (s=short l=long) like 'a    He had a stick-i-ick-i-ick,
ram sam sam'                                                He gave that bee-i-ee-i-ee
rhythm                                                      An awful lick-i-ick-i-ick.
Beaver one, beaver all, let's all do the beaver call!       And then that bee-i-ee-i-ee,
Beaver teeth left then right twice.                         Began to sting-i-ing-i-ing,
Beaver two, beaver three, let's all climb the beaver        He stung that boy-i-oy-i-oy
tree!                                                       Like everything-i-ing-i-ing.
Beaver teeth climbing up in the air.                        And then that boy-i-oy-i-oy,
Beaver four, Beaver five, let's all do the beaver jive!     Began to yell-i-ell-i-ell
Beaver teeth - one hand forward, one back then swap         He told that bee i-ee-i-ee,
(do a 'jive'!)                                              To go away-i-ay-i-ay.
Beaver six, Beaver seven, let's all go to beaver
heaven!
Beaver teeth above head.                                    Beetles And The Bedbugs The
Beaver eight, Beaver nine, stop hand forward in stop        I woke up monday morning and looked upon the wall
sign! It's beaver time!                                     The beetles and the bedbugs were having a game of
Beaver teeth in clockwise circle in front of you            ball
Beaver nine, Beaver ten, Let's all do this song again!      The score was six to nothing the beetles were a hit
                                                            That knocked me out of bed
(Substitute 'not' for 'all' when you can't take any         Singing ennie meenie minnie moe
more!)                                                      Catch a wiggle worm by the toe
                                                            If it hollers let it go
                                                            Singing ennie meenie minnie moe
Bed Is Too Small
Bed is too small for my tiredness                           I woke up tuesday morning and looked upon the wall
Bring me a hilltop with trees                               The beetles and the bedbugs were having a game of
Tuck a cloud up under my chin                               ball
Wind, blow the moon out, please                             The score was six to nothing the beetles were a hit
                                                            That knocked me out of bed
                                                            Singing ennie meenie minnie moe
Bee                                                         Catch a wiggle worm by the toe
There was a bee-i-ee-i-ee,                                  If it hollers let it go
Sat on a wall i-all-i-all,                                  Singing ennie meenie minnie moe
And he could sting i-ing-i-ing,
And that's not all-i-all-i-all,                             And so on, until...
There was a boy -i-oy-i-oy-i-oy,
Who had a stick -i-ick-i-ick,                               I woke up sunday morning and looked upon the wall
He gave that bee-i-ee-i-ee,                                 The beetles and the bedbugs were all gone to church!
An awful lick i-ick-i-ick,
And then that bee i-ee-i-ee
Began to sting i-ing-i-ing                                  Bells Of St Marys
He stung that boy i-oy-i-oy                                 The bells of St. Mary's, I hear they are calling
Like anything i-ing-i-ing,                                  The young loves, the true loves, who come from the
And then that boy i-oy-i-oy                                 sea
Began to yell i-ell-i-ell                                   And so my beloved, when red leaves are falling
He told that bee i-ee-i-ee                                  The love bells shall ring out, ring out, for you and me
To go to---way down yonder in the corn-patch,
Where they don't sell lemonade or pop-pop-bang.
                                                            Beyond The Blue Horizon
                                                            Beyond the blue horizon
Bee The                                                     Waits a beautiful day

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Goodbye to things that bore me                             A big blue frog loves me
Joy is waiting for me                                      I've got it tattooed on my chest
I see a new horizon                                        It says P.H.R.O.G.
My life has only begun                                     That's frog to me P.H.R.O.G.
Beyond the blue horizon
Like a setting sun
                                                           Big Buffalo
                                                           Big buffalo come from mountain far, far away
Bi Ullamh                                                  Big buffalo come from mountain far, far away
Bi Ullamh, be prepared                                     Far, far away, hee hee hee!
That's our Girl Guide motto                                Far, far away, hee hee hee!
True to God and our land                                   Big buffalo come from mountain far, far away
We'll forsake it never
Our Girl Guide days will live on                           Actions:
Will live on forever
Duty bound day and night                                   Big: arms out to each side as if measuring something
Doing whatever we ought to                                 large
                                                           Buffalo: two fingers up at either side of head,
                                                           imitating horns
Bicycle Built For Two                                      Come from: both hands pointing back over one
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true,                    shoulder
I'm half crazy all for the love of you.                    Mountain: arms in a point over head
It won't be a stylish marriage;                            Far, far away: hold forearms up to shoulders, then
I can't afford a carriage,                                 rotate down to
But you'll look sweet on the seat of a bicycle built for   point right infront of you, repeat twice
two.
                                                           (Repeat using Tiny and Humungous buffalo, altering
                                                           actions and
Big Blue Frog                                              your voiceappropriately!)
I'm in love with a big blue frog
A big blue frog loves me
It's not as bad as it appears                              Bill Bailey Wont You Please Come Home
He wears glasses and he's six foot three                   Won't you come home, Bill Bailey - Won't you come
                                                           home?
Well I'm not worried about our kids                        She moans the whole day long
I know they'll turn out neat                               I'll do the cooking, honey, I'll pay the rent
They'll be great lookers cause they'll have my face        I know I've done you wrong
Great swimmers cause they'll have his feet                 Remember that rainy evening I threw you out
                                                           With nothing but a fine tooth comb?
I'm in love with a big blue frog                           I know I'm to blame, well, ain't that a shame?
A big blue frog loves me                                   Bill Bailey, won't you please come home?
It's not as bad as it appears
He's got rhythm and a Ph.D.
                                                           Bill Grogans Goat 1
Well I know we can make things work                        Boodliada
He's got good family sense                                 Boodliada
His mother was a frog from Philadelphia                    Bop, bop, bop.
His Daddy an enchanted Prince                              Bill Grogan's Goat
                                                           Was feeling fine.
The neighbors are against us and its clear to me           Ate six red shirts
And its probably clear to you                              Right off the line.
They think the values on their property will go right      Bill took a stick.
down                                                       Gave him a whack.
If the family next door is blue                            And tied him to
                                                           The railroad tracks.
I'm in love with a big blue frog                           The whistle blew.

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The train grew nigh.                                    should bathe in Lipton tea ......
Bill Grogan's Goat                                      WITH FLOW THRU TEA BAGS
Was doomed to die.
He gave a cry
Of mortal pain.                                         Billboards
Coughed up those shirts.                                As I was walking down the street one dark and
And flagged the train.                                  gloomy day,

Boodliada                                               I came upon a billboard and much to my dismay,
Boodliada
Bop, bop, bop                                           The sign was torn and tattered from the storm the
Bop.                                                    night before,

Sung as a
"Repeat after me" song.                                 The wind and rain had done it's work and this it what
Leader sings one line and the group                     I saw:
repeats it

                                                        "Smoke Coca-Cola Cigarettes -- chew Wrigley's
Bill Grogans Goat 2                                     Spearmint beer
Bill Grogan's goat (echo) was feeling fine (echo),
Ate two red shirts (echo) right off the line (echo).    Kennel Ration Dog Food keeps your wife's
                                                        complexion clear;
I took a stick, gave him whack,
And tied him to a railroad track.                       Simonize your baby with a Hershey's candy bar

The whistle blew, the train grew nigh,                  And Texaco's the beauty cream that's used by all the
Now that poor goat was doomed to die.                   stars!"

He gave a shriek of mortal pain,
Coughed up that shirt, flagged down train.              "So take your next vacation in a brand new
                                                        Fridgidaire--

Billboard Song The                                      Learn to play piano in your winter underwear --
When I was walking down the street one bright and
sunny day,                                              Doctors say that babies should smoke until they are
I came across a billboard and what to my dismay,        three,(slowly) ....in
The sign was torn and tattered from the storm the       flow-thru tea bags.
night before,
the wind and rain had done its job and this is what I
saw:                                                    Billy Boy
Smoke coca-cola cigarettes,                             Oh, where have you been,
Chew Wrigley Spearmint beer,                            Billy boy, Billy boy,
And Kennel ration dog food makes                        Oh, where have you been, charming Billy?
your wife's complexion clear.                           I have been to seek a wife, She's the joy of my life,
So take your next vacation                              She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
in a brand new Frigidaire
and learn to play the piano                             Did she bid you to come in
in Granny's underwear.                                  Billy boy, Billy boy,
Simonize your baby                                      Did she bid you to come in, charming Billy?
with a Hershey candy bar,                               Yes.She bade me to come in
and Texaco's a beauty cream                             There's a dimple on her chin,
that's used by all the stars.                           She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
Doctors say that babies
should smoke until they are three,
and people over sixty-five                              Bingo

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Farmer Brown he had a dog,                         Waiting for our eats,
And Bingo was his name-o!                          Waiting for our eats,
B-I-N-G-O,                                         Waiting for our eats,
B-I-N-G-O,                                         Here we sit like birds in the wilderness,
B-I-N-G-O,                                         Waiting for our eats.
And Bingo was his name-o!

alternate Chorus:                                  Birds of a Feather
                                                   We are birds of a feather,
B with an I, I with a N,                           Lnonon Town is our home.
N with a G, G with an O,                           To all birds of a feather,
B-I-N-G-O,                                         Where so ever we roam.
And Bingo was his name-o!
                                                   Get your wavelength on the air,
                                                   We're going to shout,
Bird The                                           "LONDON" calling,
Way up in the sky the big birds do fly             Listen to our Greeings ringing out,
But down in the nest, the little birds rest        to Birds of a feather,
With a wing on the left, and a wing on the right   and the wide wide world.
The little birds sleep all through the night
Shhhhhh! THEY'RE SLEEPING!!!!!
                                                   Birdy
The sun in the sky, the dew drops do fall          Early in the morning (echo)
The little birds wake, Good morning,               When I'm fast asleep (echo)
Good morning, the little birds say                 I hear a little birdy
I open my eyes and roll out of bed                 That goes cheep cheep
I open the window and smash that bird's head       Now this little birdy
                                                   Has a funny name
                                                   It... was...
Birdie 1                                           Auga flauga feega flooga,ishga nauga neega nooga
Way up in the sky                                  auga flauga feega flooga birdy
The big birdies fly
While down in the nest
The little birds rest                              Birth Of The Blues
With a wing on the left,                           They heard the breeze in the trees
And a wing on the right,                           Singing weird melodies
The sweet little birdies                           And they made that
sleep all through the night                        The start of the Blues
Up comes the bright sun                            And from a jail came the wail
The dew goes a-way                                 Of a downhearted frail
Good morning, good morning                         And they played that
The little birds say!                              As part of the Blues
                                                   From a wippoorwill out on a hill
                                                   They took a new note
Birdie 2                                           Pushed it through a horn
Birdie birdie in the sky                           'Til it was worn
Why'd you do that in my eye                        Into a blue note
I won't worry I won't cry                          And then they nursed it
I'm just glad that cows don't fly                  Rehearsed it
                                                   And gave out the news
                                                   That the southland gave birth to the Blues
Birds In The Wilderness
Here we sit like birds in the wilderness,
Birds in the wilderness,                           Bits Of Paper
Birds in the wilderness,                           Bits of paper! Bits of paper!
Here we sit like birds in the wilderness,          Lying around, lying around.

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Make a place untidy! Make a place untidy!                Chorus
Pick them up, pick them up.
                                                       Some men are blessed with vision,
                                                       Jack Stewart was such a man.
Black Crow Spirit                                      He's no longer here to guide us
Black Crow spirit in the happy hunting ground,         But we'll carry out his plan.
Black Crow spirit in the happy hunting ground,
Black Crow spirit in the happy hunting ground,           Chorus
Ever so far away.
                                                       Now the Jamborette is over
Hi, hi, hi waffa, mini, mini ha-ha, Hi, hi, hi waffa   In parting some shed tears
every so far away.                                     Time can't rob us of the memories.
(As you repeat the song drop the words for actions)    May they warm us through the years.

                                                         Chorus, Chorus.
Black Socks
Black Socks, they never get dirty
The longer you wear them the blacker they get          Blaydon Races
Someday I think I must wash them, but something        Aa went to Blaydon Races,
keeps telling me                                       'Twas on the ninth of June,
                                                       Eighteen hundred and sixty two
Don't do it yet, Not yet, Not yet, not yet . . .        on a summer's afternoon,
                                                       Aa tyuk the bus fra Balm-bra's
                                                        and she was heavy laden,
Black Velvet Band                                      Away we went along Collingwood Street
Her eyes they shine like the diamonds                   that's on the road to Blaydon.
You'd think she was Queen of the land                  CHORUS:-
And her hair hung over her shoulder                    Oh! me lads, ye shud a'seen us gannin,
Tied up with a black velvet band                       Passin the folks upon the road
                                                       Just as they were stannin.
As I went walking on Broadway                          Thor wis lots o' lads and lasses there
Not tending to stay very long                          All wi smiling faces;
I met with a quarrelsome damsel                        Gannin' along the Scotswood Road
As she came tripping along                             To see the Blaydon Races.
And what she pulled out of her pocket                  We flew past Armstrong's factory
And slipped right into my hand                         And up to Robin Adair
On the very first day that I met her                   Just gannin' doon to the railway bridge
Bad luck to her black velvet band                      The bus wheel flew off there.
                                                       The lasses lost their crinolines
                                                       And the veils that hid their faces.
Blair Atholl Song The                                  I got two black eyes and a broken nose
Here in the heart of Scotland,                         In gannin' to Blaydon Races.
Nature's glories never cease.                          CHORUS
Amid the soft green hills of Pertshire,                When we got the wheel put on
We have known Blair Atholl's peace.                    Away we went again,
                                                       But them that had their noses broke
    Haste ye back, haste ye back,                      They went back home again.
    Haste ye back and don't forget                     Some went to the dispensary
    Happy days here at Blair Atholl,                   And some to Doctor Gibbs'
    May God bless our Jamborette.                      And some to the Infirmary
                                                       To mend their broken ribs.
We have clasped our hands in friendship                CHORUS
We have talked into the night,                         Noo when we got to Paradise
Each has sung of his own homeland                      There was a bonny game begun;
By the camp-fire's fading light.                       There was four and twenty on the bus
                                                       Man, how they danced and sung.

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They called on me to sing a song                        CHORUS:
I sung them Paddy Fagan,                                Blow ye winds of morning, and
I danced a jig and swung me twig                        Blow ye winds, heigh-ho!
The day we went to Blaydon.                             Haul away your running gear, and blow, blow, blow!
CHORUS
We flew across the Chain Bridge                         Tis advertised in Boston town, New york, and
Reet into Blaydon toon.                                 Buffalo
The bellman he was caaling there,                       Five hundred brave Americans,
They caal him Jacky Broon.                              A Whaling for to go, singing
I saw him talking to some chaps
And them he was persuading                              CHORUS:
To see George Ridley's concert at
the Mechanics Hall at Blaydon.                          They send you to New Bedford fair,
CHORUS                                                  That famous whaling port,
The rain it poured all day                              And give you to some strangers there,
And made the ground quite muddy                         To board and fit you out, singing,
Coffy John had a white hat on
They were shootin "Who stole the cuddy"                 CHORUS:
There were spice stalls and monkey
 shows,                                                 They tell you of the clipper ships,
And the old wives selling ciders,                       A-running in and out,
And a chap wi a Happenny Roondaboot                     And say you'll take 500 whale
Shootin "Noo me lads for riders".                       Before you're 6 months out singing
CHORUS
                                                        CHORUS:

Bless This House                                        And now we're out to sea, my boys,
Bless this house, bless this bread                      The wind comes on to blow,
Come oh Lord and sit with us                            One half the watch is sick on deck,
May our hearts grow with peace                          The other half below, singing,
Come with your love and surround us
Friendship and love may they bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever                                  Blow Ye Winds 2
Bless our friends, bless us all                         Oh, a ship was all rigg'd and ready for sea
Bless all [ . . . ] Scouts forever                      And all of her sailors were fishes to be.

                                                        So, blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow
Blow The Man Down                                       We're bound for the south'ard, so steady she goes
Come all you young fellows who follow the sea
With a way, hey blow the man down                       Oh, first came the herring, the kind of the sea
Please pay attention and listen to me                   He jumped on the poop, "I'll be captain," said he
Give me some time to blow the man down
There are tinkers and tailors, shoemakers all           The next was a flat fish, they call him the skate:
With a way, hey blow the man down                       "If you be the captain, why, sure, I'm the mate"
They've all shipped for sailors aboard the Black Ball
Give me some time to blow the man down                  The next came the hake, as black as a rook
'Tis when the Black Baller is clear of the land         Says he, "I'm no sailor, I'll ship as the cook"
With a way, hey blow the man down
The crew musters aft at the word of command             The next came the shark, with his two rows of teeth:
Give me some time to blow the man down                  "Cook mind the cabbage, and I'll mind the beef"
Pay attention to orders, now you, one and all
With a way, hey blow the man down                       And then came the codfish, with his chuckle head
For see, right above you there flies the Black Ball     He jumped in the chains, began heaving the lead
Give me some time to blow the man down
                                                        The next came the flounder, as flat as the ground:
Blow Ye Winds 1                                         "Damn your eyes, chuckhead, mind how you sound"

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                                                    Knowledge, friends, I truly gained;
The next comes the mack'rel with his striped back   Take me back, take me back
He jumped to the waist for to board the main tack   Take me back to Blue Springs land.

And then came the sprat, the smallest of all        I wish I was in Blue Springs,
He jumped on the poop, and cried, "Main topsail     Hooray! Hooray!
haul!"                                              On Blue Springs land, I wish to stand
                                                    Away, away, away in hills of Halton,
                                                    Away, away, away in hills of Halton.
Blowing In The Wind
How many roads must a man walk down
Before they call him a man                          Bluetail Fly
How many seas must a white dove sail                When I was young and used to wait
Before she sleeps in the sand                       On master and hand him his plate
How many times must the cannon balls fly            Pass down the bottle when he got dry
Before they're forever banned                       And brush away the Blue-Tail fly

Chorus:                                             Jimmy crack corn and I don't care
The answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind,       Jimmy crack corn and I don't care
The answer is blowin' in the wind                   Jimmy crack corn and I don't care
                                                    My master's gone awa
How many years can a mountain exist
Before they're washed to the sea                    And when he rode in the afternoon
How many years can some people exist                I follow with a hick'ry broom
Before they're allowed to be free                   The pony being very shy
How many times can a man turn his head              When bitten by the Blue-Tail fly
And pretend that he just doesn't see
                                                    One day he rode around the farm
How many times must a man look up                   The flies so numerous they did swarm
Before he reaches the sky                           One chanced to bite him on the thigh
How many ears must one man have                     The devil take that Blue-Tail fly
Before he can hear people cry
How many deaths will it take till he knows          The pony ran, he jumped, he pitched
That too many people have died                      He threw my master in the ditch
                                                    He died, the jury wondered why
                                                    The verdict was the Blue-Tail fly
Blue Skies
Blue skies smiling at me                            They laid him under a 'Simon' tree
Nothing but blue skies do I see                     His epitaph is there to see
Bluebirds singing a song                            "Beneath this stone I'm forced to lie -
Nothing but blue skies all day long                 A victim of the Blue-Tail fly"
Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by                       Boa Constrictor
When you're in love, my how they fly                I'm bein' eaten by a boa constrictor,
Blue days, all of them gone                          a boa constrictor, a boa constrictor,
Nothing but blue skies from now on                  I'm bein' eaten by a boa constrictor,
                                                    And I don't like it a bit.
                                                    Oh no! He's got my toe.
Blue Springs                                        Oh gees! He's up to my knees.
I wish I was in the land of Blue Springs;           Oh my! He's got my thigh.
Old times there are not forgotten,                  Oh peanut butter and jelly!
Take me back, take me back,                          He's up to my belly.
Take me back, to Blue Springs land.                 Oh heck! He's reached my neck.
                                                    Oh dread!He's got my . . . slurp -- slurp!
In Blue Springs land, where I was trained;

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                                                        if you were
Bonhomme                                                feeling the back of a porcupine!
Bonhomme!
Bonhomme, bonhomme, as-tu joue?
As-tu joue les campers, la?                             Boogie Woogie Washer Woman
Fun, fun fun, the campers, la!                          Way down the road where nobody goes,
Bonhomme!                                               There's a boogie-woogie washer woman washing her
                                                        clothes,
(the cycle starts over again, with the verses getting   Scrub, scrub, here, scrub, scrub, there,
longer and                                              Scrub those stains right out of there!
longer.)                                                She goes: scrub, scrub, a-boogie, a-woogie,
                                                        Scrub, scrub and a-boogie some more...
Other Verses:                                           She goes: scrub, scrub, a-boogie, a-woogie,
                                                        Just a boogie-woogie washer woman washing her
Leaders: nag, nag, nag, the leaders, la!                clothes! Yeah!
Cooks: burn, burn, burn, the cooks, la!
Sanitation: scrub, scrub, scrub, sanitation, la!        Actions:
Nurse: pills, pills, pills, the nurse, la!
Director: sleep, sleep, sleep, the director, la!        Way down the road: shade hand over eyes, look into
Lifeguards: tan, tan, tan, the lifeguards, la!          distance
                                                        Where nobody goes: shake finger "no"
                                                        There's a boogie-woogie washer woman washing her
Boogaloo                                                clothes: do the
(leader) Let me see you boogaloo!                       boogie
(everyone) SAY WHAT? (or: WHAT'S THAT YOU               Scrub, scrub, here: scrub invisible clothing on one
SAY?)                                                   knee
(leader) Let me see you boogaloo!                       Scrub, scrub, there: scrub on other knee
(everyone) SAY WHAT? (or: WHAT'S THAT YOU               Scrub those stains right out of there: scrubbing to the
SAY?)                                                   beat
(leader) Let me see you boogaloo...                     She goes: scrub, scrub: scrub on one knee, then the
(everyone) We go: booga, booga, boogaloo! Booga,        other, taking
booga, boogaloo!                                        one step forward each time
                                                        A-boogie, a-woogie: do the boogie, taking two steps
Actions:                                                backward
                                                        Scrub, scrub and a-boogie some more: repeat action
Throughout the verse, everyone links arms with their    of above line
neighbours                                              She goes: scrub, scrub, a-boogie, a-woogie: repeat
and stomps                                              action
their feet as hard as possible                          Just a boogie-woogie washer woman washing her
Say what?: everyone leans in to the circle              clothes: boogie,
Booga, booga, boogaloo: do a hokey-pokey sort of        turning around in a circle
dance, turning
around on
the spot                                                Boom Boom 1
                                                        Boom, boom
Other Verses and Their Actions:                         Ain't it great to be Scouting?
                                                        Boom, boom
Crocodile: make a set of jaws with your arms, and       Ain't it great to be Outing?
chomp                                                   Camping, Hiking All day long,
Elephant: one arm up to your face as a trunk            Boom, boom
Brush your teeth: one finger used as a toothbrush       Ain't it great to be Scouting?
Platypus: squeeze your lips between your fingers and
make                                                    Usually sung as a round
raspberry sounds
Porcupine: shake fingers out in front of your body      Boom Boom 2
stiffly, as

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Chorus:                                                  Bottle Of Pop
Boom, Boom, but it's great to be crazy,                  One bottle of pop, two bottles of pop
Boom, Boom, but it's great to be crazy,                  Three bottles of pop, four bottles of pop
Giddy and foolish all day long,                          Five bottles of pop, six bottles of pop
Boom, Boom, but it's great to be crazy.                  Seven, seven, bottles of pop, pop!

Akela, Akela, he sells socks,
Ten cents a pair, and a dollar a box,                    Boy And A Girl In A Little Canoe
The longer he wears them, the stronger they get,         Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe
He puts them in the water and they don't get wet.        And the moon is shining all around
                                                         As they dipped their paddles they didn't even make a
Our Kim and a Beaver and three Brownies nice,            sound
Sat on a curbstone shooting dice,                        Well they talked and they talked till the moon went in
Kim fell off and landed on the three                     And he said you better kiss me or get out and swim
And together they all shouted, "There's a Kim on         So you know what to do in a little canoe
me!"                                                     When the moon is shining all a,
                                                         The moon is shining all a,
Way down south where bananas grow,                       The moon is shining all around
A Beaver stepped on an elephant's toe,                   Get out and swim!
The elephant said, with tears in his eyes,               What the heck stay and neck for an hour or two
"Pick on someone your own darn size!"                    When the moon is shining all a,
                                                         The moon is shining all a,
Way up north where there's ice and snow,                 The moon is shining all around
There lived a Wolf Cub, his name was Joe,
He got so tired of everything white,
He wore pink pants to the dance last night.              Boy Scout Camp 1
                                                         Boy Scout Camp. Boy Scout Camp.
A Scout he promises to be prepared,
He never shows that he is scared,                        The buses, they say they're really fine,
So why at camp do they always flee,                      But when they turn the corner
When a leader says, "Who'll help me?"                    they leave the wheels behind.

Venturers, Venturers, they go forth,                     I don't wanna go to Boy Scout Camp.
If one points south, another points north,               Mo-o-om, I wanna go,
How they get there, we surely don't know,                back where the toilets flow.
But when someone yells "Pathfinders", they're never      Mo-o-om, I wanna go ho-o-ome.
slow.
                                                         The food, they say it's really fine,
                                                         But when you try to eat it,
Boom Chicka Boom                                         it tastes like turpentine.
I said a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
I said a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]              I don't wanna go to Boy Scout Camp.
I said a-boom-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-     Mo-o-om, I wanna go,
boom!                                                    back where the toilets flow.
[Group echoes.]                                          Mo-o-om, I wanna go ho-o-ome.

Uh-huh! [Group echoes.]                                  The counselors, they say they're really fine,
On Yeah! [Group echoes.]                                 But when you ask a question
This time! [Group echoes.]                               they say "get back in line".
We sing! [Group echoes.]
HIGHER!                                                  I don't wanna go to Boy Scout Camp.
                                                         Mo-o-om, I wanna go,
Each time a leader adds a different variation such as:   back where the toilets flow.
LOWER, WHISPER, LOUDER, TONGUE-IN-                       Mo-o-om, I wanna go ho-o-ome.
CHEEK, SEXY, GROOVY (COOL).
                                                         The nurses, they say they're really fine,

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But when you break a finger                              We're loyal tto purpose and integrity
they break the other nine.                               Pledged to the Scout Oath eternally.
                                                         With verve and conviction we sing our song
I don't wanna go to Boy Scout Camp.                      to keep America strong.
Mo-o-om, I wanna go,
back where the toilets flow.                             We're the Boy Scouts of America
Mo-o-om, I wanna go ho-o-ome.                            and this we have to say
                                                         Join us and we'll stand beside you,
                                                         beside you all the way.
Boy Scout Camp 2                                         The Boy Scouts of America
They say at good ol' Pico the food is mighty fine        will stand beside you all the way.
Ev'ry time you eat it your life is on the line

Chorus:                                                  Boy Scouts Together
                                                         (sung moderately slowly)
Oh, I don't want no more of Boy Scout Camp
Hey, ma, I wanna go                                      Boy Scouts together,
But they won't let me go                                 That is our song,
Hey, ma, I wanna go ho-o-ome                             Winding the old trails
                                                         rocky and long.
They say at good ol' Pico the showers are mighty fine
They're either freezing cold or scalding your behind     Learning our motto,
                                                         living our creed,
Chorus                                                   Boy Scouts together
                                                         in ev'ry good deed.
They say at good ol' Pico the girls are mighty fine
They're either under seven or over ninety-nine
                                                         Brain Boxer
Chorus                                                   With my hands on myself,
                                                         Vas is das here?
They say at good ol' Pico the biscuits are mighty fine   Das is my brain boxer
One rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine     Ya mamma dear.
                                                         Brain boxer, brain boxer
Chorus                                                   Dippy dippy doo.
                                                         Dat's vat I learned
They say at good ol' Pico the coffee's mighty fine       In the school
It looks like muddy water and tastes like turpentine     Yah vol!

Chorus                                                   Additional Verses:
                                                         Point to - Sing:
They say at good ol' Pico the counselors are mighty      Top of Head - Brain Boxer
fine                                                     Forehead - Sweat Browser
They act like Adolf Hitler and look like Frankenstein    Eye - Eye Blinker
                                                         Nose - Nose Blower
                                                         Moustache - Soup Strainer
Boy Scouts Of America                                    Mouth - Meal Pusher
We're the Boy Scouts of America                          Chin - Chin Chopper
Scouting for things anew.                                Neck - Rubber Necker
Our activities lead to victories                         Chest - Chest Protecter
in all we set out to do.                                 Stomach - Bread Basket
                                                         Lap - Baby Bouncer
We're the Boy Scouts of America,                         Foot - Foot Stomper
We plan hand in hand each day
To do better than need be done
till all our goals are won                               Brass Ring Song
champs with a winning way.

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I like to catch the brass ring on the merry go round    One was an old man, the second a maid,
The merry go round that's me                            The third was a young boy who smiled as he said:
I like to play croquet or embroider or crochet
But I like to participtae in my own way
I like the hobby horse on the merry go round            Breton Fishermans Prayer
The one that goes up and down                           Protect me oh Lord for my boat is so small
And when the kid in the rear says 'you ride like Paul   Protect me oh Lord for my boat is so small
Revere'                                                 My boat is so small and your sea is so wide
On the merry merry go round                             Protect me oh Lord
I caught the brass ring on the merry merry go round
I'm getting dizzy on the merry merry go round
Don't tell my mother on the merry merry go round        Bring Back My Neighbours To Me
This is my last time the merry merry go round           Last night as I lay on my pillow
I fooled you last time on the merry merry go round!     Last night as I lay on my bed
                                                        I stuck my feet out the window
                                                        Next morning my neighbors were dead!
Bravo Bravissimo
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, Bravissimo                         Bring back, bring back,
Bravo, Bravo, Jolly well done                           Oh bring back my neighbors to me to me
Bravo, Bravissimo                                       Bring back, bring back,
Bravo, Bravissimo                                       Oh bring back my neighbors to me.
Bravo, Bravissimo, Jolly well done

                                                        Bringing Mary Home
Breads And Fishes                                       I was driving down a lonely road a dark and stormy
As I went a walking one morning in spring,              night
I met with some travellers in an old country lane.      When a little girl by the roadside showed up in my
One was an old man, the second a maid,                  headlights
The third was a young man who smiled as he said:        I stopped and she got in the back and in a shakey tone
                                                        She said my name is Mary please won't you take me
Chorus:                                                 home?
                                                        She must have been so frightened all alone there in
With the wind in the willows                            the night
And the birds in the sky                                There was something strange about her cause her
There's a bright sun to warm us wherever we lie         face was deathly
We have bread & fishes and a jug of red wine            white
To share on our journey with all of mankind             She sat so pale and quiet in the back seat all alone
                                                        I never will forget the night I took Mary home
I sat down beside them with gay flowers around          I pulled into the griveway where she told me to go
And we ate from a mantle spread on the ground           Got out to help her from the car and opened up the
They told me of peoples, and prophets and kings         door
And all of the one God who knew everything.             But I just could not believe my eyes the back seat it
                                                        was bare
So I asked them to tell me their names and their race   I looked all around the car but Mary wasn't there
That I may remember their kindness & grace              A light shone from the porch someone opened the
"My name it is Joseph, this is Mary my wife,            door
And this is our young son who is our dear life."        As I walked toward the house I wondered more and
                                                        more
"We are travelling to Glaston through England's         What happened to the little girl so frightened and
green lanes,                                            forlorn
To hear of men's troubles, to hear of men's pains,      Could I have just been dreaming bringing Mary
We travel the wide world o'er the lands and the seas    home?
To tell all the people how they can be free."           I walked up to the lady who was standing in the door
                                                        And asked about the little girl that I was looking for
So sadly I left them in that country lane,              She gently smiled and with her hand she brushed a
I know that I never shall see them again                tear away

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And said it sure was nice of you to go out of your        We have Brownie friends in many lands,
way                                                       Across the seven seas, the mountains and the sands,
But thirteen years ago today in a wreck just down the
road                                                      Your Brownie hand in my Brownie hand,
Our darling Mary lost her life and we still miss her so   And my Brownie hand in your Brownie hand,
Thank you for your troubles and the kindness you          On Thinking Day our love goes forth to every friend,
have shown                                                A chain of Brownie hands reaching out their help to
You're the thirteenth one who's been here bringing        lend,
Mary home

                                                          Brownie Smile
British Grenadiers The                                    There's something in my pocket
Some talk of Alexander                                    That belongs across my face.
And some of Herculese                                     I keep it very close to me,
Of Hector and Lysander                                    In a most convenient place.
And such great names as these                             I bet you'll never guess it
Of them and their commanders                              If you guess a long long while,
There's none that can compare                             So I'll take it out and put it on.
With a tow row row row row row row                        It's a great big Brownie smile!
For the British Grenadiers

                                                          Brownie Song
Brownie Bells                                             We're the Brownies, here's our aim
Oh Lord our God                                           Lend a Hand and play the game.
Thy children call
Grant us thy peace
And bless us all                                          Brownies
Goodnight…                                                We're The Brownies, Love To Play
                                                          We Like Field Trips, They're Okay
                                                          We Like Doing Crafts And Art
Brownie Flag Song                                         Come Join Brownies, We Are Smart!
I am your Brownie Flag,
Brownie Flag, Brownie Flag,
I am your Brownie Flag,                                   Bubblegum Song
I am Brown and Gold.                                      My mommy gave me a looney
                                                          To go and see Mulrouney
When you carry me, stand tall,                            I did not see Mulrouney
You stand tall, We stand tall,                            I bought some bubblegum!
When you carry me, stand tall,
Never let me fall.                                        Chorus:
                                                          Nee-nee-nee-nee-nee bubblegum,
                                                          Nee-nee-nee-nee-nee bubblegum,
Brownie Friend Maker Song                                 Nee-nee-nee-nee-nee bubblegum,
Your Brownie hand in my Brownie hand,                     I bought some bubblegum!
And my Brownie hand in your Brownie hand,
Come along with me and sing along with me,                My mommy gave me a quarter
Yes I'll come along with you and sing along with          To go and pay the porter
you,                                                      I did not pay the porter
                                                          I bought some bubblegum!
Hi ho, friend makers all,
Hand in hand's the Brownies style                         My mommy gave me a dime
Hi ho, friend makers all,                                 To go and buy a lime
Great you with a Brownie Smile,                           I did not buy a lime
                                                          I bought some bubblegum!
Your Brownie hand in my Brownie hand,
And my Brownie hand in your Brownie hand,                 My mommy gave me a nickel

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To go and buy a pickle                              Bumble Bee
I did not buy a pickle                              I'm bringing home a baby Bumble Bee
I bought some bubblegum!                            Won't my Mommy be so proud of me.
                                                    I'm bringing home a baby Bumble Bee
My mommy gave me a penny                            Buzzy, buzzy, buzzy
To go and buy some bubblegum                        Oooooooo, He stung me.
I did not buy some bubblegum
I'm sick of bubblegum!                              I'm bringing home a baby Rattle Snake
                                                    Won't my Mommy really, really, shake
Actions: At each Chorus, stretch imaginary bubble   I'm bringing home a baby Rattle Snake
gum between                                         Rattle, rattle, rattle
your hands                                          Oooooooo, He bit me.

                                                    I'm bringing home a baby Grizzly Bear
Buddies And Pals                                    Won't my Mommy really have a scare
You and me we're gonna be partners                  I'm bringing home a baby Grizzly Bear
You and me we're gonna be pals                      Gobble, gobble, gobble
You and me we're gonna be partners, buddies and     Oooooooo, He ate me.
pals.

You and me we started as strangers                  Bunkum
You and me we came from afar                        Now Gavin inspected the Eagles
You and me we started as strangers                  And afterwards mentioned to me
Now we are pals                                     "Their campsite is utterly spotless"
                                                    It sounded like bunkum to me
From now on we're going to be partners
From now on we're going to be pals                  Now Craig went to Boks for supper
From now on we're going to be partners              He said you make jolly good tea
Buddies and pals                                    They said "It's not tea Craig it's soup Craig"
                                                    It tasted like bunkum you see

Bug Juice                                           The Scouters are terribly hunky
At camp with the Boy Scouts                         Their SWAT team is scary to see
They gave us a drink.                               The women are flocking around them
We thought it was Kool--Aid,                        It all sounds like bunkum to me
Because it was pink.
                                                    The PLs were sweating and slaving
But the thing that they told us                     To dig a new lavatory
Would've grossed out a moose,                       The Scouts kept on filling the old ones
For that great tasting pink drink                   They're all full of bunkum you see
was really bug juice.

It looked fresh and fruity,                         Buy Some Cookies
Like tasty Kool--Aid,                               Up and down the neighborhood streets
But the bugs that were in it                        Girl Scouts sell their cookies
Were murdered with RAID!                            Ringing doorbells, asking you please
                                                    Please buy some cookies!
We drank it by gallons;
We drank it by tons.
And the next morning,                               Buzzard Song The
We all had the runs!                                If I had the wings of a buzzard, a buzzard
                                                    Into the woods I would fly, would fly
So the next time you drink bug juice,               There to remain as a buzzard, a buzzard
And a fly drives you mad,                           Until the day that I die, I die?
He's just getting even,                             Oooh la la ooh la la ooh la la
'Cause you swallowed his dad.                       Repeat

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Oooh la la ooh la la ooh la la                            Bye Bye Blackbird
Again                                                     Pack up all my cares and woe
Oooh la la ooh la la ooh la la                            Here I go, singing low
Once More                                                 Bye bye blackbird
Oooh la la ooh la la ooh la la la                         Where somebody waits for me
The End                                                   Sugar's sweet, so is she
                                                          Bye bye blackbird
                                                          No one here can love and understand me
By Our Love                                               Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me
(Chant)                                                   Make my bed and light the light
We are one in the Spirit. We are one in the Lord.         I'll arrive late to-night
We are one in the Spirit. We are one in the Lord.         Blackbird, bye bye
{[And]} we pray that all unity might one day be
restored.
{[And]} they'll know we are Christians by our love,       Bye Bye Long Johns
by our                                                    I just lost my underwear; I don't care, I'll go bare.
love.                                                     Bye bye long johns.
Yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.          They were very close to me-tickled me (hee, hee,
                                                          hee).
All praise to the Father, from whom all things come.      Bye bye long johns.
All praise to Christ Jesus, His only son,
and all praise to the Spirit who makes us one.            How I miss that old trap door behind me.
{[And]} they'll know we are Christians by our love,       When you see them you'll know where to find me.
by our love.                                              I just lost my underwear; I'll go bare, I don't care.
Yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.          Long johns, bye bye.


By The Blazing Council Fires Light                        California Here I Come
By the blazing council fire's light                       California here I come
We have met in comradeship tonight,                       Right back where I started from
Round about the whispering trees                          Where towers of flowers bloom in the sun
Guard our golden memories;                                Each morning at dawning
And so, before we close our eyes in sleep,                Birdies sing and everything
Let us pledge each other that we'll keep                  A sunkist miss said, "Don't be late"
Scouting friendship strong and deep,                      That's why I can hardly wait
'Till we meet again                                       Open up that golden gate
                                                          California, here I come

By The Light Of My Scout Flashlight
By the light of my Scout flashlight,                      Call A Scout
Wish I could see, what it was that just bit my knee.      When you're down and feeling blue
Batteries, why-y did you fail me?                         CALL A SCOUT
The chance is slim, the chance is slight,                 They'll know just what to do
I can last through the night, with my Scout flashlight.   CALL A SCOUT
                                                          If you're ever in a hurry
                                                          Don't take the time to worry
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon                          All you have to do is shout
By the light of the silvery moon                          CALL A SCOUT!
I want to spoon
To my honey I'll croon love's tune                        If you need a helping hand
Honey moon, keep a-shining in June                        CALL A SCOUT
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams                 They'll take your garbage out
We'll be cuddling soon                                    CALL A SCOUT
By the silvery moon                                       If the traffic that you meet
                                                          Has you scared to cross the street
                                                          They'll be there to help you out

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CALL A SCOUT!                                           Dearest Father, darling Mother,
                                                        How's my precious little brother?
Now the Scouts are always helpful                       Let me come home if you miss me,
Don't you see                                           I would even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me.
They will lend a helping hand
To you and me                                           Wait a minute, it stopped hailing,
For they're wise in what they do                        Guys are swimming, gals are sailing.
They are kind and cheerful too                          Playing baseball, gee that's betta,
And they always help you out                            Mudda, Fadda, kindly disregard this letter!
CALL A SCOUT!

                                                        Camp Hinds Spirit
Calliope The                                            I've got that Camp Hinds spirit
1st part sings: Um-pah-pah                              Up in my head, up in my head, up in my head
2nd part sings: Um-sss-sss                              I've got that Camp Hinds spirit up in my head
3rd part sings: Um-peep-peep                            And its up in my head to stay
4th part sings: Um-tweedle-tweedle                      I've got that Camp Hinds spirit
                                                        Deep in my heart, deep in my heart, deep in my heart
The rest of the group sings the melody of a suitable    I've got that Camp Hinds spirit deep in my heart
tune,                                                   And its deep in my heart, to stay
such as "Daisy, Daisy," "East Side, West Side," "In     I've got that Camp Hinds spirit
the Good Old                                            Down in my feet, down in my feet, down in my feet
Summertime," or "The More We Get Together"              I've got that Camp Hinds spirit down in my feet
                                                        And its down in my feet to stay
                                                        I've got that Camp Hinds spirit
Camp Granada                                            Up in my head, deep in my heart, down in my feet
Hello Mudda, hello Fadda,                               I've got that Camp Hinds spirit all over me
Here I am at Camp Granada.                              And its all over me to stay
Camp is very entertaining,
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.
                                                        Camp Kookamonga
I went hiking with Joe Spivy;                           Well in 19 and 59
He developed poison ivy.                                We took a little hike
You remember Leonard Skinner;                           With our Scoutmaster
He got ptomain poisoning last night after dinner.       Down to Lake A-Neek-A-Nike
                                                        We took a little pizza
All the counselors hate the waiters,                    And we took some sauerkraut
And the lake has alligators,                            We marched along together
And the head coach wants no sissies,                    'Till we seen the Girl Scouts
So he reads to us from something called "Ulysses".
                                                        We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga
Now I don't want this should scare ya,                  Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways
But my bunk mate has malaria.                           We leared to make sparks by rubbin' sticks together
You remember Jeffrey Hardy,                             And if we catch some girls then we'll set the woods
They're about to organize a searching party.            ablaze

Take me home, oh Mudda, Fadda,                          Well we crept up to the water
Take me home, I hate Granada!                           And we seen the girls a-swimmin'
Don't leave me in the forest where                      There must a-been a hundred of 'em
I might get eaten by a bear.                            Pretty young women
                                                        They looked so fine
Take me home, I promise I will not make noise,          Even birds forget to sing
Or mess the house with other boys.                      We lay down in the poison oak
Oh, please don't make me stay,                          And we didn't say a thing
I've been here one whole day.
                                                        We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga

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Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways        Where seldom at all do you trip up and fall,
We leared to make sparks by rubbin' sticks together        Where the stars are not needed for lights.
And if we catch some girls then we'll set the woods        Home! Give me my home!
ablaze                                                     Without snakes and the ground's not so hard.
                                                           Where Mom cooks and slaves
Well the counselor said                                    And takes care of my days,
We could take 'em by surprise                              While I sleep or I play in the yard.
If we didn't say a word
'Till we looked 'em in the eyes
We kept real still still                                   Camp Staff Lullaby
And we kept our eyes a-glued                               Over in Pine Acres, a day or so ago,
We seen how they were dressed                              I heard a camp staff moaning
They were swimmin in the                                   On his hand-held radio.
Well, they                                                 His words, they had no meaning
                                                           His voice was full of fear
Ran through the briars                                     The echo of his screaming
And they ran through the brambles                          Was ringing in my ears.
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit
couldn't go                                                A tour at Treasure Valley,
They ran so fast even we couldn't catch 'em                At summer camp am I.
From Lake A-Neek-A-Nike                                    The song that I am singing
All the way to Buffalo                                     Is a camp staff lullaby.

Well we marched around                                     As the OD, I was worried
'Till everyone was pooped                                  And the CQ, he stood near,
We rested for a minute                                     Together we could see it
And our forces we regrouped                                As the end of our career.
Then we seen the girls                                     We huddled near the console
Behind some evergreens                                     And then paced to and fro,
Captured by a company of                                   In great anticipation to hear
United States Marines!                                     The voice on the radio.

We're the boys from Camp Kookamonga                        A tour at Treasure Valley,
Our mothers sent us here for to study nature's ways        At summer camp am I.
We leared to make sparks by rubbin' girls, uh, sticks      The song that I am singing
together                                                   Is a camp staff lullaby.
And if we catch some girls then we'll set the woods
ablaze                                                     Then within the garble,
                                                           There came a blare of hope
                                                           The reason for the screaming
Camp Rivalry                                               Was an overflowed Bardo!
Camp DeWitt (use your camp name here) is our
home camp,
Hidden Valley's (use rival camp here) way too damp!        Camp Staff Nightmare
Rangers, Tots, Brownies and Cadettes, (use name of         CHORUS:
sections,                                                  And nothing's too good for the Camp Staff
levels, patrols                                            And nothing is just what we get,
cabins, etc.)                                              Campers get all the gravy,
Juniors (use your level, section or cabin, etc.) are the   The Camp Staff, we get all the grits.
very best!
                                                           McQuaid, he called me early one morning,
                                                           My poor blood-shot eyes could not see.
Camp Song The                                              He said pack your bags and get ready,
Oh, give me my home                                        For camp staff at Treasure Valley.
With its comforts and foam,
With a stove and a show'r and some lights;                 I packed up my stuff in a locker,

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I hugged my dear parents good-bye,                     Campfire
Gave one last kiss to that girl of mine                Campfire #1
And headed for Treasure Valley.                        (the whole group yells together, as loud as possible)
Chorus
                                                       We are campfire number one
I called and asked for directions,                     Number one, number one
The answer, it gave me a fright.                       We are campfire number one
Just hike to the edge of the world he said,            Where is number two?
And when you get there hang a right.
                                                       If there are other campfires nearby, they should
I hiked till I ran out of water,                       respond with
I hiked till I ran out of gas,                         Number 2, Number
To the left or the right, not a soul could be seen.    3, etc...
So I laid down to die in the grass.
Chorus
                                                       Campfire Embers
I shimmied the pole up to heaven.                      The embers of campfire are now slowly dying
Oh listen to what I do tell.                           The birds in the treetops have gone to their nest,
When I saw the face of a camper,                       The stars twinkling o'er us, are now shining for us,
I thought that I was surely below.                     O God of Nature, grant us now the perfect rest.

St. Peter was watching me struggle,
He threw back his head and he laughed.                 Campfire Reflections
He said everyone else rides the elevator,              We are gathered by the campfire's light,
But camp-staffers still get the shaft.                 At the close of a very busy day,
Chorus                                                 We've had fun and we've made friends
                                                       The Scouting spirit has prevailed,
                                                       We are gathered by the campfire's light.
Camp Vesper Hymn
God of the night, the stars, the skies                 We will hike along the nature trails,
Catch o'er the fires, of day                           Finding everything we can from A to Z,
Be with us as the sunset dies, and colours fade away   We'll be working, we'll be playing
May incense from our campfires                         And we'll learn some new things too,
Bear our gratitude to you in prayer                    That will help us grow as we go on.
Most days begin with songs of birds
And meadows bright with dew                            We will help our friends along the way,
With breezes blowing free and clean beneath a sky of   To make the most of each and every day,
blue                                                   We'll be sharing, we'll be caring
Our meals combined with songs and fun                  And we'll try to do our best
Bring friendship to everyone                           To make this the greatest camp we've ever had.


Camp Woolsey Song                                      Campfire Song 1
Some call it fun and some may call it madness          I wish I was a little yellow duck,
So come on along with us and forget your sadness       I wish I was a little yellow duck,
Happy campers are we having fun 'neath the trees       I'd go "Quacky, quacky, quacky"
And when we are gone we ll be singing the song of...   And drive everybody wacky,
                                                       Oh, I wish I was a little yellow duck.
Chorus:
                                                       I wish I was a little bitty frog,
Camp, Camp Woolsey                                     I wish I was a little bitty frog,
Camp, Camp Woolsey                                     I'd go hoppy, hoppy, hoppy,
Camp, Camp Woolsey                                     In the water I'd go ploppy,
Camp, Camp Woolsey...                                  Oh, I wish I was a little bitty frog.

                                                       I wish I was a little garter snake,

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I wish I was a little garter snake,         Campin In The Rain
I'd go wriggle, wriggle, wriggle,           I'm campin' in the rain, just campin' in the rain.
And make all the Wolf Cubs giggle,          The tent and campfire are soggy again.
Oh, I wish I was a little garter snake.     The clouds in the sky are making me cry.
                                            My waterlogged shoes may never get dry.
(Last verse borrowed!)
I wish I was a little mosquito,             All the mud in the place is stuck on my face.
I wish I was a little mosquito,             The frogs and the turtles are starting to race.
I'd go bitie, bitie, bitie,                 Oh, what should I do? I need a canoe.
Under everybody's nightie,                  A webbed--footed weasel swam off with my shoe.
Oh, I wish I was a little mosquito.
                                            I'm campin' in the rain; just campin' in the rain.
                                            The good doctor said I've got water on the brain.
Campfire Song 2                             I can't light the fire. I'm stuck in the mire.
Come 'round any old time                    The lightning just knocked down the telephone wire.
And make yourself at home;
Put your feet on the mantle shelf,          I'm drownin' in the rain; just drownin' in the rain.
Open the cupboard and help yourself;        Won't it please stop raining --- I hate to complain.
Now I don't care if your friends            My sleeping bag's wet. I'm starting to fret.
Have left you all alone,                    My life jacket wasn't the thing to forget.
Rich or poor, just knock on the door
And make yourself at home.                  I'm campin' in the rain; just campin' in the rain.
                                            What a glorious feeling! Someone just plugged the
                                            drain.
Campfire Trail The                          The pre--cip--i--tate will now dis--a--pate.
There's a long, long trail a-winding        The sun soon will dry up the puddle I hate.
Into the camp of my dreams;                 No more campin' in the rain.
Where the evening campfire's glowing
And the bright moon beams;
There'll be long, long months of waiting    Camping 1
Until my dreams all come true,              Camping, camping, that's what we like to do
'Till the day when I'll be going down       Ev'ry summer, we're off for a week or two
That old camp trail with you.               We never mind the weather
                                            As long as we're together
                                            But we don't approve of no room to move,
Campfires Burning 1                         In a hike tent that's built for two.
Campfire's burning, campfire's burning
Put logs on, put logs on
Higher higher, higher higher                Camping 2
And build up the fire.                      When we're camping, just camping
                                            In the warmth of the summer air
                                            We don't envy the rich, in their caravanettes
Campfires Burning 2                         For a caravan is cheating
Campfire's burning, campfire's burning      With hot water and central heating
Draw nearer, draw nearer                    When we're camping, just camping
Campfire, Campfire                          With the light of the moon above
Come sing and be merry.                     Every summer you will find us
                                            With our city life behind us
                                            When were camping out that's what we love
Campfires Burning 3
Camp fire's burning, camp fire's burning,
Draw nearer, draw nearer,                   Camptown Races
In the gloaming, in the gloaming,           De camptown ladies sing dis song, Doo-da, doo-da
Come sing and be merry.                     De camptown racetrack five miles long, Oh! Doo-da!
                                            Day!
                                            I come down dah wad my hat caved in, Doo-da, doo-

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da                                                     then you'll see
I go back home wad a pocket full of tin, Oh! Doo-da!   We'll be women in tomorrow's
Day!                                                   history!

Wine to run all nice, wine to run all day!             As we grow up through the years
I'll bet my money on de bob tail nag                   We'll sing out loud and clear
Somebody bet on de bay                                 Can we start the process here?
                                                       Yes we can, yes we can!!
De long tail filly and de big black hoss
De fly de track and dey both cut across
De blind hoss stickin' in a big mud hole               Canadian Boat Song
Can't touch de bottom wid a ten foot pole              Heigh Ho, anybody home,
                                                       Meat or drink or money have I none
Old muley cow come on to de track                      Still I will be happy.
De bob tail fling her over his back
Den fly along like a railroad car                      (Start quiet, then get louder and louder, then quiet
And run a race wid a shootin' star                     again).

See dem flyin' on a ten mile heat
Round de track, den repeat                             Canadian Girl Guides
I win my money on de bob tail nag                      We're gonna loud, loud, bang, bang,
I keep my money in an old tow bag                      Rattle bang, bang!
                                                       Let's make plenty of noise! (2X)
                                                       Canadian Girl Guides, here's to you
Can A Woman                                            We love every one of you,
Can a woman fly an airplane?                           We're gonna loud, loud, bang, bang,
Yes she can, yes she can!                              Rattle bang, bang!
Can a woman build a building?                          Let's make plenty of noise!
Yes she can, yes she can!
                                                       We're gonna soft, soft, ssh, ssh,
Can a woman fight a fire?                              Rattle, shh shh!
Can a woman change a tire?                             Let's not make any noise! (2X)
Can a woman lead a choir?                              Canadian Girl Guides, here's to you
Yes she can, yes she can!                              We love every one of you,
                                                       We're gonna soft, soft, ssh, ssh,
Can a woman be a lawyer?                               Rattle, shh shh!
Yes she can, yes she can!                              Let's not make any noise!
Can a woman fix an engine?
Yes she can, yes she can!                              BANG!!

Can a woman be a drummer?
Can a woman be a plumber?                              Canadian Taps
Can she play ball in the summer?                       Come we all, say goodnight
Yes she can, yes she can!                              As the shadows still cling to the edge of night
                                                       With each burning, dying ember
Can a woman be a doctor?                               There are friendships to remember
Yes she can, yes she can!                              As we sing one last good night, good night, good
Can a woman drive a tractor?                           night.
Yes she can. yes she can!

Can a woman lead a nation?                             Canadian Vespers
Can she run a TV station?                              Softly at the close of day
Can she head a corporation?                            As our campfire fades away
Yes she can, yes she can!                              Silently each Cub/Guide should ask
                                                       Have I done my daily task
Just you wait until we're older,                       Have I kept my honour bright

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Shall I guiltless sleep tonight                     Oh the years went by a one-two-three
Have I done and have I dared                        And soon they had a fam-il-ee
Everything to 'Be Prepared'                         And every night by the pale moonlight
                                                    It sounded like this to mee-ee-ee

Cannibal King 1                                     Barump "Mama"
The Cannibal King                                   Barump "Papa"
With a big nose ring                                Barump-ba-de-ah-de-ay-ee-a
Fell in love With a fair young dame.                Barump "Mama"
And every night                                     Barump "Papa"
By the pale moonlight,                              Barump-ba-de-ah-de-ay-ee-a
Across the lake he came.
Oh a hug and a kiss For Zula Miss                   We'll build a bung'low my honey, big enough for two
in the shade of the old palm tree                   Big enough for two, my honey, big enough for two
Whenever they met                                   Under the bamboo
They sang a duet                                    Under the bamboo tree
Sounded like this to me:
Bar-rumph (kiss-kiss)                               If you'll be M-I-N-E mine
Bar-rumph (kiss-kiss)                               I'll be T-H-I-N-E thine
Bar-rumph ti di a di a-a ay                         And I'll L-O-V-E love you
Bar-rumph (kiss kiss)                               All the T-I-M-E time
Bar-rumph (kiss kiss)                               You are the B-E-S-T best
bar-rumph ti di a di a-a ay                         Of all the R-E-S-T rest
                                                    And I'll L-O-V-E love you
The Cannibal King                                   All the T-I-M-E time
Went out on a fling.
Out with his fair young dame.                       Match in the gastank BOOM! BOOM!
And so at night
by the pale moonlight,
Across the lake he came.                            Cannibal King The
                                                    The Cannibal King with the big nose ring
He placed a band Upon her hand                      Fell in love with a dusky dame.
and vowed that he'd be true.                        And every night by the pale moon light
And so that night                                   Across the bay he came.
by the pale moonlight                               He would hug and kiss his pretty little miss,
They pitched a little woo.                          In the shade of the Bamboo tree,
                                                    And every night by the pale moon light
                                                    It sounded like this to me
Cannibal King 2                                     De-De-um smack, Da-De-um smack.
Oh, the cannibal king with the big nose ring
Fell in love with the dusty ma-aa-aid
And every night by the pale moonlight               Cape Cod Girls
Across the lake he swa-aa-am                        CHORUS:
                                                    So heave 'em up my bully, bully boys
Oh he hugged and he kissed his pretty little miss   Haul away, haul away.
In the shade of the bamboo tree-ee-ee               Heave 'em up and don't you make a noise.
And every night by the pale moonlight               We're bound away for Australia
It sounded like this to me-ee-ee
                                                    Cape Cod girls don't use no combs
Barump ("kissy" noise, "kissy" noise)               Haul away, haul away
Barump ("kissy" noise, "kissy" noise)               They comb their hair with cod fish bones
Barump-ba-de-ah-de-ay-ee-a                          And we're bound away for Australia
Barump ("kissy" noise, "kissy" noise)
Barump ("kissy" noise, "kissy" noise)               Cape Cod kids don't use no sleds.Haul away, haul
Barump-ba-de-ah-de-ay-ee-a                          away
                                                    They slide down hills on cod fish heads

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And we're bound away for Australia                           time.

Cape Cod cats ain't got no tails.Haul away, haul away        Oh, we ain't gonna wash no more, etc.
They lost 'em all in the northeast gales
And we're bound away for Australia                           Captains, they have turkey, Lieutenants they have
                                                             duck,
Cape Cod girls ain't got no frills.Haul away, haul           Patrol Leaders have chocolate and think themselves
away                                                         in luck,
They're plain and simple as codfish gills                    Seconds they have bully beef and sometimes they
And we're bound away for Australia                           have ham,
                                                             But all that's left for the jolly Girl Guides is a slice of
Cape Cod kids ain't got no coats.Haul away, haul             bread
away                                                         and jam.
They're used for sails on the working boats
And we're bound away for Australia                           Oh, we ain't gonna eat no more, etc.

Cape Cod folks don't live in shacks. Haul away, haul         Captains, they are married, Lieutenants they're
away                                                         engaged,
They spends all their time on the fishing smacks             Patrol Leaders are courting, although they're under
And we're bound away for Australia                           age,
                                                             Seconds they have boy friends, as many as they
 The repetitive verses should be sung by the group,          please,
half singing                                                 But all that left for the jolly Girl Guides are the
 the first refrain, half singing the second. All may         Scouts with
sing the                                                     knobbly knees.
 Chorus. It is interesting to note that this is one of the
few                                                          Oh, we ain't gonna court no more, etc.
 songs that use both heave (for raising the anchor)
and haul
 (for raising the sails).                                    Carry On
                                                             All pull together through the stormy weather,
                                                             Carry on! Carry on! Carry on!
Captains                                                     Keep on trying, keep the old flag flying;
Captains they do nothing, Lieutenants they do less           Carry on! Carry on! Carry on!
Patrol leaders go watering and get themselves a              The sun is shining above the cloudy sky,
mess.                                                        A silver lining will greet you by and by, SO--
Seconds they go wooding that's if they want some             All pull together through the stormy weather;
sup,                                                         Carry on! Carry on! Carry on!
But all that's left for the jolly Girl Guides is the dirty
washing
up.                                                          Casteroil
                                                             C-A-S-T-E-R-O-I-L spells casteroil--casteroil
Oh, we ain't gonna work no more no more, We ain't            The most indecent kind of medicine--medicine,
gonna work no                                                The man who made it must have been a demon--
more.                                                        demon,
We worked last year and the year before,                     C-A-S-T-E-R-O-I-L you see
We ain't gonna work no more.                                 Is gloom on a spoon guaranteed to kill you soon,
                                                             No Casteroil for me!
Captains they have scented soap, Lieutenants, they
have Pears,
Patrol Leaders have Yardley and give themselves              Castle On The River Nile
such airs.                                                   On my castle on the river Nile
Seconds they have Sunlight to make their faces               I'm gonna live in elegant style
shine,                                                       Lay your diamonds on the floor
But all that's left for the jolly Girl Guides is the         With the bamboo butler at my door
Lifeboy every

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Gonna meet that prince from Calamazoo                       Cat Came Back The 1
Blood's gonna change from red to blue                       Old man Johnson had troubles of his own.
Live in roalty all the while,                               Had a little cat that wouldn't leave him alone.
On my castle on the river Nile!                             He tried and tried to give him away,
                                                            He gave him to a man going far, far away.

Cat Came Back The                                           CHORUS:
Well, old Mr. Johnson had troubles all his own,             But the cat came back, the very next day.
He had an old yeller cat that wouldn't leave home,          But the cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
Tried everything he knew to get the cat to stay away,       But the cat came back, he just couldn't stay away,
Even took him up to Canada and told him for to stay,        away, away.

Chorus:                                                     He gave it to a man going up in a ballon
But the cat came back, the very next day,                   Told him to give it to the man in the moon
The kitty came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away,          The ballon came down about 20 miles away
                                                            And where that man is we just can't say.
Well, the farmer on the corner said he'd shoot him on
sight,                                                      He gave him to a boy with a dollar note,
So he loaded up his gun full of rocks and dynamite,         Told him to take up the river in a boat,
The gun went off, heard ALL over town,                      Tied a rock round its neck must have weighed a
Little pieces of the man was all that they found,           hundred pounds,
                                                            And now they're dredging the river for the little boy
(Chorus)                                                    who drowned.

Well, they give a boy a dollar, to set the cat afloat,      He gave hime to a man going way, way out west,
So he took him up the river, in a sack in a boat,           Told him to give it to the one he favored best,
Well, the fishing it was fine, 'till the news got around,   First the train jumped track, then it hit the rail,
That the boat was missing and the boy was drowned,          And no one is alive today to tell the gruesome tale.

(Chorus)                                                    Old man Johnson said he'd shoot that cat on sight,
                                                            So he loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite.
Well, they give him to a man, going up in a balloon,        He waited and waited for that cat to come around,
And they told him for to leave him with the Man in          But ninety seven pieces of the man were all they ever
the Moon,                                                   found
The balloon got busted, back to Earth it sped,
And seven miles away they picked the man up dead,           The H-bomb fell just the other day,
                                                            The A-bomb fell in the very same way,
(Chorus)                                                    Russia went, China went, and the USA
                                                            The human race was destroyed without a chance to
Well, they finally found a way, this cat for to fix,        pray
And they put him in an orange crate on Route 66,
Come a ten ton truck with a twenty ton load,
Scattered pieces of the orange crate all down the           Cecil
road,                                                       Cecil was a caterpillar, Cecil was my friend
                                                            The last time I saw Cecil he was *this* big
(Chorus)                                                    fingers about an inch apart
                                                            I said "Ooh, Cecil! What have you done?"
Well, they took him to Cape Canaveral, and they put         And Cecil Said
him in a place,                                             "I've eaten all the cabbages in the garden"
Shot him in a U.S. rocket going 'way out in space,
Well, they finally thought the cat was out of human         Cecil was a caterpillar, Cecil was my friend
reach,                                                      The last time I saw Cecil he was *this* big
Next day they got a call from Miami Beach,                  Hands about six inches apart
                                                            I said "Ooh, Cecil! What have you done?"
(Chorus)                                                    And Cecil Said
                                                            "I've eaten all the cabbages in the street"

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And so on, until Cecil is so big that you have to run      (Repeat ad nauseum!)
across
the circle to indicate size, and Cecil's eaten all
the cabbages in the Universe                               Charlie Winter
                                                           Yesterday at Treasure Valley Mr. (4 syl.) died.
Cecil was a caterpillar, Cecil was my friend               Now they've got Scout Charlie Winter on a charge of
The last time I saw Cecil he was *this* big                leadercide.
fingers about an inch apart                                Some scouts say he didn't do it, while others say he
I said "Ooh, Cecil! What have you done?"                   did.
And Cecil Said:                                            But they all agree that Charlie was a problem kind of
"I've been sick"                                           kid.
                                                           Oh, you can't chop your leaders up at Treasure
                                                           Valley,
Charlie On The MTA                                         Then blame all the damage on the mice.
Let me tell ya of a story 'bout a man named Charlie,       Oh, you can't chop your leaders up at Treasure
on a tragic                                                Valley.
and faithful day. He put ten cents in his pocket,          That sort of thing just isn't very nice at Treasure
kissed his                                                 Valley.
wife and family, went to ride on the M.T.A
                                                           Charlie broke into the axe yard on one Sunday
Chorus: But did he ever return? No, he never               afternoon.
returned, and his                                          He kept Ridge and Boonesville hopping as he
fate is still unlearned. (Poor old charlie). He may ride   hummed a boy scout
forever                                                    tune.
'neath the streets of Boston, he's the man who never       Charlie always did the slightest thing his good
returned.                                                  scoutmaster bid.

Charlie handed in his dime at the Kendel Square            He said, "Charlie, cut it out!", and that's exactly what
Station and he                                             he did.
changed for Jamaca Plains. When he gott there the
conductor                                                  Oh, you can't chop your leaders up at Treasure Valley
told him, "one more nickle," Charlie couldn't get off      Then get dressed and go out for a walk.
that train                                                 Oh, you can't chop your leaders up at Treasure
                                                           Valley.
Well all night long Charlie rides through the stations,    Treasure Valley is a far cry from New York.
saying,
"What will become of me? How can I afford to see           Charlie got him in the sack where he had gone to take
my sister in                                               a snooze.
Chelsea or my cousin or Roxbury?"                          I hope he went to heaven, 'cause he wasn't wearing
                                                           shoes.
Charlie's wife goes down to the Scully Square station,     Charlie sort of rearranged him with a hatchet so the
every day                                                  say,
                                                           He was pleased to find his Boy Scout training finally
at a quarter past two. And through the open window,        came to
she hands Charlie a sandwich as the train goes a           pay.
rumbling                                                   Oh, you can't chop your leaders up at Treasure Valley
through.                                                   Then blame all the damage on a skunk.
                                                           Oh, you can't chop your leaders up at Treasure Valley
                                                           You'll be sleeping in the outhouse not your bunk.
Charlie Was A Pigeon
Charlie was a pigeon, a pigeon, a pigeon.                  Charlie's mother came to see him on one busy
Charlie was a pigeon, a pigeon that flew.                  parent's night
He flew in the morning, he flew in the night,              And when old Charlie saw her you'd have sworn
And when he got home he was covered in.......              there'd be a fight
                                                           But Charlie did it quietly and when all was said and

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done                                                        Cheer, Boys, Cheer, the school is burning down
He removed his mothers bustle when she wasn't               Cheer, Boys, Cheer, it's burning to the ground
wearing one.                                                Cheer, Boys, Cheer, it's the only one in town,
Oh, you can't chop your mother up at Treasure Valley        "There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight"
Then go down to the lake and water ski
Oh, you can't chop your mother up
They'll lock you up and throw away the key                  Cheese
                                                            It's cheese, it's cheese, it's cheese that makes the mice
                                                            go round
Charmin Betsy                                               It's cheese, it's cheese, it's cheese that makes the mice
Chorus:                                                     go round
All around the mountain charmin' Betsy All around           It's cheese, it's cheese, it's cheese that makes the mice
the mountain Laura Lee If I                                 go round
ever see her again may the good Lord remember me            It's cheese that makes the mice go round
Yee-Haw! City girls they have                               It's mice, it's mice, it's mice that make the cats go
those fancy dresses Country girls they have the same        round . . .
Mountian girls wear old                                     It's cats, it's cats, it's cats that make the dogs go round
overalls But they get there just the same, yee-haw!         ...
City girls they have high heel shoes Country girls          It's dogs, it's dogs, it's dogs that make the boys go
they have the same Mountain                                 round . . .
girls wear old hiking boots But they get there just the     It's boys, it's boys, it's boys that make the girls go
same, yee-haw!                                              round . . .
*Other verses:*                                             It's girls, it's girls, it's girls that make the love go
City girls: french perfume Mountain girls: no               round . . .
perfume at all                                              It's love, it's love, it's love that make the world go
City girls: flush toilets Mountain girls: find a friendly   round . . .
bush                                                        And so you see: it's really cheese
City girls: deodorant Mountain girls: go "au natural"       It's cheese, it's cheese that makes the world go round .
City girls: fancy bras Mountain girls: let it all hang
out
City girls: fancy operas Mountain girls: sing               Chester
annoying songs                                              Chester did you hear about Harry?
City girls: fancy cars Mountain girls: just hop on a        (strike chest, touch ears, pat head)
horse                                                       He chest got back from the army.
City girls: boyfriends Mountain girls: friendly bear        (pat your back, pat fore arm, pat chest)
                                                            He knows he needs not face defeat,
                                                            (touch nose, both knees, hand on each side of face,
Checkmate                                                   touch both feet)
King George, he had a date,                                 Hip, Hip, Hooray - for the army!
He stayed out very late,                                    (slap hip, slap other hip, raise fist, raise other fist, pat
He was the King.                                            fore arm, pat chest)
Queen Mary paced the floor;
King George came home at four,
She met him at the door                                     Chestnut Tree
God save the King.                                          Under the spreading chestnut tree, where I held you
                                                            on my knee
                                                            We'll be happy as can be; under the spreading
Cheer Boys Cheer                                            chestnut tree
One dark night when we were all in bed,
Old Mrs O'Leary left a light on in the shed                 The first time through, sing the words as written.
The cow kicked it over, then winked her eye and             The second time, omit the word "tree" and instead
said                                                        imitate tree
"There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight"            branches with upward and outward hand motions.
                                                            The next time, also omit "nut" and tap the top of the
Chorus                                                      head.
                                                            Then, omit "chest" but pat the chest.

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Then, omit "spreading" and instead spread hands        bed,
apart, etc.                                            I asked her what she put in it, and this is want she
Replace "happy" with a scowl and growl.                said.
At the finish, almost half the song will be gestures
                                                       I went into the bathroom and stood beside the sink,
                                                       I said I'm feeling slightly ill, I think I'd like a drink,
Chew Your Food                                         Mama said "I've just the thing, I'll get it in a wink,
Chew, chew, chew your food,                            It's full of lots of protein, and vitamins I think."
Gaily through the meal,
The more you laugh, the less you eat,
The better you will feel.                              Chicken Song
                                                       Leader: We had a chicken
                                                       That couldn't lay eggs
Chicago Fire Song                                      All: We had a chicken
Late last night                                        That couldn't lay eggs.
When we were all in bed,                               Leader: Until that rooster
Mrs. O'Leary                                           Came in our yard.
Hung a lantern in the shed.                            All: Until that rooster
And when the cow kicked it over,                       Came in our yard.
She winked her eye and said                            Leader: And caught our chicken
"There'll be a hot time                                Right off its guard.
In the ol' town tonight!"                              And caught our chicken
Fire, Fire, Fire                                       Right off its guard.

Sing three times, each time                            Refrain:
softer except for the                                  All: We're having eggs now
fire fire fire                                         We never used to
                                                       Until that rooster
                                                       Came in our yard.
Chicago Fire Song The                                  Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck.
Ten nights ago when we were all in bed,                We're having eggs now
Old lady Leary lit a lantern in the shed,              We never used to
And when the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye    Until that rooster
and said:                                              Came in our yard.
"There'll be a hot time, in the old town, tonight!"
Part 1: Fire! Fire! Fire!                              Additional Verses:
Part 2: Pour on water, pour on water!                  Chicken....lay eggs....eggs
Part 3: Save my children, save my children!            Cow....give milk....eggnog
Part 4: Jump lady, jump!                               Dog...have pups...pooched eggs
Divide group into four parts. Give each group one      Garden...grow plants ...eggplants
phrase to yell.                                        Gum tree...grow ...Chicklets
Nine nights ago, .....                                 Scout Camp...girls...Chicks
                                                       Me and my wife... no kids...egg heads
                                                       Field... grow flowers...chickweed
Chicken Lips And Lizard Hips                           Car...run ...yolkswagen
Chorus:                                                Comedian...get laughs...yokes
                                                       Army...win battles ...shelled
Chicken lips and lizard hips and alligator eyes        Cannon...fire...We have no rooster
Monkey legs and buzzard eggs and salamander thighs
Rabbit ears and camel rears and tasty toe-nail pies
Stir them all together, it's Mama's Soup Surprise.     Chicken Song The
                                                       I had a little chicken and it would not lay an egg
Oh, when I was a little kid I never liked to eat,      So I rubed some hot water up and down its leg, yes I
Mama'd put things on my plate, I'd dump them on her    rubed some hot water up and down its leg and that
feet,                                                  darn chicken laid a boiled egg
But then one day she made this soup, I ate it all in   A boiled egg, a boiled egg, that darn chicken laid a

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boiled egg.                                                  Two for Paul and Silas
Ohhhh! I had a little chicken and it wouldn't lay an         Three for the Hebrew children
egg. Etc. Etc                                                Four for the four that stood at the door
Words for the next verses: -                                 Five for the Gospel preachers
Oil = Fired                                                  Six for the six that never got fixed
Chocolate = Easter                                           Seven for the seven that never got to heaven
Poodle = pooched                                             Eight for the eight that stood at the gate
Spitfire = scrambled                                         Nine for the nine all dressed so fine
Akela = rotten                                               Ten for the Ten Commandments


Chigger                                                      Chinese Fan
Oh there was a little chigger,                               My ship sailed from China with a cargo of tea
And he wasn't much bigger                                    All laden with presents for you and for me
Than the head of a tiny pin,                                 They brought me a fan, just imagine my bliss
But the bump he raises                                       When I fan myself going like this, like this, like this,
Just itches like the blazes,                                 like this
And that's where the scratch comes in.
But the bump he raises                                       Verse 1 - Fan with right hand
Just itches like the blazes,                                 Verse 2 - Fan with both hands crossing
And that's where the scratch comes in.                       Verse 3 - Fan with both hands and right foot
                                                             Verse 4 - Fan with both hands and both feet
                                                             Verse 5 - As above plus nodding slowly
Chigger The
Oh, there was a little chigger
And he wasn't much bigger                                    Chocolate Chip Cookies
Than the head of a tiny pin.                                 Chorus:
But the bump he raises
Just itches like the blazes,                                 Chocolate chip cookies, you gotta have more
And that's where the scratch comes in.                       You can bake 'em in the oven, or buy 'em at the store
But the bump he raises                                       But whatever you do, have 'em ready at my door
Just itches like the blazes,                                 And I'll love ya till I die.
And that's where the scratch comes in.
                                                             They're made out of sugar and butter and flour
                                                             You put 'em in the oven about a quarter hour,
Children Go Where I Send Thee                                But the thing that gives them their magic power
This song is progressive, that is, it gets longer as you     Is the chocolate chips inside.
near the
 end. It also involves an echo on the second line of         You can't eat one, you can't eat two
each                                                         Once you start chewing, there's nothing to do
 verse. The leader sings the bold type and the               But clean your plate, and eat the crumbs too
audience the                                                 Then go and find some more
 italics while everyone sings the rest. To save time
and typing                                                   Now when I die, I don't want wings
 I'll show the first verse only and list the other nine in   A golden halo or a harp that sings
 order. Remember, you must add the last verse to             Give me a book, a fire, and someone that brings me
the previous                                                 Chocolate chip cookies all day
 one sand sing them all. Repeat the first two lines
each time
 through.                                                    Christmas Round
                                                             Sing this through a few times before trying the
Children, go where I send thee.                              round. It helps
How shall I send thee?                                       to have two other loud singers to lead the other
Well, I'm gonna send you one by one,                         sections. Each
one for the little bitty baby                                section starts at the # mark.
Was born, born, born in Bethlehem.

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!#       And his daughter Clementine.
Please put a penny in the old man's hat. #
If you haven't got a penny then a happen will do.     Chorus
If you haven't got a happen may God bless you!
                                                      Oh, my darling,
                                                      Oh, my darling,
Christmas Time                                        Oh, my darling Clementine !
School is out, we won't pout                          You are lost and gone forever,
Cubs shout "hip hooray!"                              Dreadful sorry, Clementine !
Something Special's coming soon
And it's Christmas day                                Light she was, and like a fairy,
Wrap the gift, trim the tree                          And her shoes were number nine,
Mind your Mum and Dad                                 Herring boxes without topses,
You'll get presents if you do                         Sandals were for Clementine.
Boy, won't you be glad!
                                                      Drove she ducklings to the water
                                                      Every morning just at nine,
Circle Game                                           Hit her foot against a splinter,
Yesterday a child came out to wander                  Fell into the foaming brine.
Caught a dragonfly insider a jar
Fearful when the skies are full of thunder            Ruby lips above the water
And tearful at the falling of a star.                 Blowing bubbles soft and fine;
                                                      As for me, I was no swimmer
Chorus:                                               And I lost my Clementine.

And the seasons, they go round and round              How I missed her, how I missed her,
And the painted ponies go up and down.                How I missed my Clementine,
We're captives on the carousel of time.               Then I kissed her little sister,
We can't return, we can only look behind from where   And forgot dear Clementine.
we came
And go round and round and round in the circle
game.                                                 Climbing
                                                      Chorus:
Now the child's grown ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams                  Just keep your eyes looking at the sky,
Words like "when you're older" must appease her       And there'll never be a height that you can't reach
And promises of someday make her dream.               Climb to the clouds,
                                                      Lift your voices up loud
Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now          Aand tell the world the joy of being free... when you
Cartwheels turn to carwheels through the town         climb.
And they tell her "take your time, it won't be long
now                                                   Oh, the road is rough and the way is often steep,
Before you drag your feet to slow the circle down."   But inside yourself there's a promise you can keep
                                                      When you reach the top, the view is worth the climb,
Now the child of yesterday's grown twenty             All the stumblings and the pitfalls are very far
Although some dreams are lost, some grandures         behind...
coming true
There'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and       Oh, we've come this far and our climbing's just
plenty                                                begun,
Before the last revolving year is through.            But now we konw that climbing can be fun
                                                      There's so much we share, now it's time to say
                                                      goodbye,
Clementine                                            But we'll always have the memories of how we
In a cavern, in a canyon,                             climbed so high...
Excavating for a mine,
Dwelt a miner forty-niner,

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Cocacola Grace                                          Alive, alive, Oh!
The sun will always shine The birds will always sing    Alive, alive, Oh!
As long as there is God                                 Crying cockles and mussels alive, alive, Oh!
There's always the real thing Do do do do dut do do
do, amen Do do do do dut                                She was a fishmonger, but it sure was no wonder,
God is the real thing!                                  For so were her father and mother before,
                                                        And they each pushed their wheel barrow,
                                                        Through streets broad and narrow,
Cock Robin                                              Crying cockles and mussels alive, alive, Oh!
Who killed Cock Robin?
I said the sparrow,                                     She died of a fever, and no one could save her,
With my bow and arrow,                                  And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone;
I killed Cock Robin.                                    Her ghost wheels her barrow,
CHORUS:-                                                Through streets broad and narrow,
All the birds of the air fell                           Crying cockles and mussels alive, alive, Oh!
 a-sighing and a-sobbing,
When they heard of the death of
 poor Cock Robin,                                       Codfish Shanty
When they heard of the death of                         Melbourne girls, they have no combs
 poor Cock Robin.                                       Heave away, heave away
Who saw him die?                                        They comb their hair with cod-fish bones
I said the fly,                                         And we're bound for Australia
With my little eye,
I saw him die.                                          Chorus
CHORUS                                                  Heave away, my bully bully boys, heave away, heave
Who'll toll the bell?                                   away
I said the bull,                                        Heave away, why don't you make a noise
Because I can pull,                                     And we're bound for Australia
I'll toll the bell.
CHORUS                                                  Melbourne boys, they have no sleds
Who'll dig his grave?                                   Heave away, heave away
I said the owl,                                         They slide downhill on cod-fish heads
With my little trowel,                                  And we're bound for Australia
I'll dig his grave.
CHORUS                                                  Liza Lee, she promised me
Who'll be the parson?                                   Heave away, Heave away
I said the rook,                                        When I return she'll marry me
With my bell and book,                                  And we're bound for Australia
I'll be the parson.
CHORUS
Who'll be the chief mourner?                            Cokeacola
I said the dove,                                        Coke-a-cola, Coke-a-cola
I'll mourn for my love,                                 Makes you burp, makes you burp
I'll be chief mourner.                                  Have another bottle, have another bottle
CHORUS                                                  Burp burp burp, burp burp burp


Cockles And Mussels                                     Colours Of Day
In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty,   Colours of day dawn into the mind
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,              The sun has come up, the night is behind
As she pushed her wheel barrow,                         Go down in the city, into the street
Through streets broad and narrow,                       And let's give the message to the people we meet
Crying cockles and mussels alive, alive, Oh!
                                                        So light up the fire and let the flames burn
Chorus:                                                 Open the door let Jesus return
                                                        Take seeds of His Spirit, let the fruit grow

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Tell the people of Jesus, let His love show
                                                All night long he kept his watch.
Go through the park, on into the town           The ship tossed to and fro
The sun still shines on, it never goes down     And when the light of dawn appeared,
The light of the world is risen again           The first mate yelled, "Land ho!"
The people of darkness are needing our friend   (Chorus)

Open your eyes, look into the sky
The darkness had come, the sun came to die      Come On And Sing With Me
The evening draws on, the sun disappears        Come on and sing with me, hey dee noon oh
But Jesus lis living, His Spirit is near        Come on and sing with me, hey dee noon oh
                                                Come on and sing with me, hey dee noon oh
                                                Come on and sing with me, hey dee noon oh
Columbia The Gem Of The Ocean
O Columbia, the gem of the ocean                Sing everybody sing, hey dee noon oh...
The home of the brave and the free
The shrine of each patriot's devotion,          Other Verses:
A world offers homage to thee.                  Come on and clap with me ...
Thy mandates make heroes assemble,              Come on and slick with me ...
When Liberty's form stands in view;             Come on and stamp with me ...
Thy banners make tyranny tremble,               Come on and stretch with me ...
When borne by the red, white, and blue,
When borne by the red, white, and blue,
When borne by the red, white, and blue,         Come Sing With Us In Friendships Name
Thy banners make tyranny tremble,               Come sing with us in friendship's name,
When borne by the red, white, and blue.         Come fan with us the golden flame,
                                                The flame of friendship that lights the world
                                                Wheree'er our flag is unfurled.
Columbus Song
Chorus:                                         Sing high, sing low, for Guides are we
                                                And we love to sing in your company.
"Sail on," he said, "Sail on and on,            The flame of friendship that lights the world
There's nothing you should dread.               Wheree'er our flag is unfurled.
We'll find the new world soon, I'm sure.
Just think of what's ahead."
                                                Come With Me
In fourteen hundred and ninety two,             Kum by yah, My Lord, Kum by yah.
Columbus sailed from Spain,                     Kum by yah, My Lord, Kum by yah.
With three ships and eighty men,                Kum by yah, My Lord, Kum by yah.
Across the bounding main.                       O Lord, Kum by yah.

(Chorus)                                        Someone's crying, Lord, Kum by yah.
                                                Someone's crying, Lord, Kum by yah.
Columbus was a sailor fine,                     Someone's crying, Lord, Kum by yah.
He knew his navigation,                         O Lord, Kum by yah.
And even though his men were scared,
He was their inspiration.                       Someone's singing, Lord, Kum by yah.
                                                Someone's singing, Lord, Kum by yah.
(Chorus)                                        Someone's singing, Lord, Kum by yah.
                                                O Lord, Kum by yah.
"Don't be frightened men," he said.
"Just think what's on the shore.                Someone's praying, Lord, Kum by yah.
Silks and spices, jewels and gold,              Someone's praying, Lord, Kum by yah.
What sights there are in store."                Someone's praying, Lord, Kum by yah.
                                                O Lord, Kum by yah.
(Chorus)

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A scout is trustworthy, Lord, Kum by yah.                    Coming Of The Frogs
A scout is loyal, Lord, Kum by yah.                          Mine eyes have seen the horror
A scout is helpful, Lord, Kum by yah.                        of the coming of the frogs
O Lord, Kum by yah.                                          They are sneaking through the swamps
                                                             they are lurking under logs
A scout is friendly, Lord, Kum by yah.                       You can hear their mournful croaking
A scout is courteous, Lord, Kum by yah.                      through the early morning fog
A scout is kind, Lord, Kum by yah.                           The frogs keep hopping on
O Lord, Kum by yah.
                                                             Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, croak, croak
A scout is obedient, Lord, Kum by yah.                       Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, croak, croak
A scout is cheerful, Lord, Kum by yah.                       Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, croak, croak
A scout is thrifty, Lord, Kum by yah.                        The frogs keep hopping on
O Lord, Kum by yah.
A scout is brave, Lord, Kum by yah.                          The frogs have grown in numbers
A scout is clean, Lord, Kum by yah.                          and their croaking fills the air
A scout is reverent, Lord, Kum by yah.                       There's no place to escape to
O Lord, Kum by yah.                                          'cause the frogs are everywhere
                                                             They've eaten all the flies
                                                             and now they're hungry as a bear
Come Come Ye Saints                                          The frogs keep hopping on
Come, come ye Saints, no toil or labor fear; but with
joy wend                                                     I used to like the bullfrogs
your way                                                     like to feel their slimy skin
Though hard to you this journey may appear, grace            Liked to put them in my teacher's desk
shall be as                                                  and take them home again
your day                                                     You can hear their mournful croaking
'Tis better far for us to strive, our useless cares from     through the early morning fog
us drive                                                     The frogs keep hopping on
Do this and joy your hearts will swell. All is well! All
is
well!                                                        Commercial Mixup
Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? 'Tis           Last night I watched TV,
not so; all is                                               I saw my favorite show.
right                                                        I heard this strange commercial,
Why should we think to earn a great reward if we             And I can't believe it's so.
now shun the
fight?                                                       Feed your dog Chiffon.
Gird up your loins, fresh courage take, our God will         Comet cures the cold.
never us                                                     Use S-O-S pads on your face
forsake                                                      To keep from looking old.
And soon we'll have this tale to tell: All is well! All is
well!                                                        Mop your floors with Crest.
                                                             Use Crisco on your tile.
                                                             Clean your teeth with Borateem,
Comin Through The Rye                                        It leaves a shining smile.
If a body meets a body, comin' through the rye
If a body kiss a body, need a body cry                       For headaches take some Certs.
Every lassie has her laddie, none they say have I            Use Tide to clean your face.
Yet all the lads they smile at me                            And do shampoo with Elmer's Glue,
When comin' through the rye                                  It holds your hair in place.
If a body meet a body, comin' from the town
If a body greet a body, need a body frown                    Perhaps I am confused,
Every lassie has her laddie, none they say have I            I might not have it right.
Yet all the lads they smile at me                            But one thing that I'm certain of,
When comin' through the rye                                  I'll watch TV tonight!

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                                                        -spaceship shaped!
Cornflakes and Milk                                     In the sky: hold arms over head forming circle...
                                                        moon shaped
Your eyes are like diamonds                             Spacey little conehead guy: make conehead shape
Your hair is like silk (Ba da da da dum)                with hands on top
I'll love you always                                    of head
Like cornflakes and milk (Ba da da dadum)               Saw an astronaut floating by: Star shaped. Place arms
                                                        and legs
Chorus:                                                 out and stand onone foot
                                                        Knocking at my door: knock in the air
So please help me to love you as much as                Help me! Help me! Help me! he said: raise arms in
I love cornflakes and milk (Ba da da da dum)            alarm on each
Cornflakes and milk                                     help me!
I love you so.                                          Or the laser beam will shoot me dead: pretend laser
                                                        gun pointing
I don't like oatmeal,                                   Come little astronaut, come with me: beckon with
Or even Cheerios (Ba da da da dum)                      hands
You've got the secret
That only Kellogs knows (Ba da da da dum)               Next... say the laser beam went crazy and the
                                                        astronaut shrunk.
The devil with Wheaties                                 Then repeat in a high squeaky voice.
Drop dead Sugar Crisp (Ba da da da dum)                 then he grew extremely large and repeat in a deep
I'll love you always                                    voice.
In spite of your lisp (Ba da da da dum)
                                                        The final time the laser beam went completely nuts
Cornflakes and milk                                     and it was all
And my darling you too (Ba da da da dum)                three together
Without you                                             (high, regular, deep voice) for these words spaceship,
Life would be icky-poo (Ba da da da dum)                conehead,
                                                        astronaut, knocking, laser beam, conehead, happy
                                                        and for each
Condiments                                              help me!
Mayonnaise mayonnaise sure is white                     (first one is high,
Wish I stayed in bed tonight!                           2nd is regular and 3rd is deep so it isn't repeated
                                                        again but as
Ketchup ketchup sure is red                             written in the song).
Gee I wish I stayed in bed!
                                                        There is a second similar version of this song:
Mustard mustard sure is yellow
Gee I wish I knew a fellow!                             In a spaceship in the sky
                                                        Spacey little conehead guy
                                                        Saw an astronaut floating by
Coneheads in A Spaceship In The Sky                     Knocking at my door.
In a spaceship, in the sky                              Help me, help me, help me, he said
Spacey little conehead guy                              Or the meteor will swoosh! and hit my head!
Saw an astronaut floating by                            Bong!
Knocking at my door                                     Come little astronaut, come with me
Help me, help me, help me! he said                      Coneheads we will be.
Or the laser beam will shoot me dead!
Come little astronaut, come with me                     Actions are all the same, including singing "large"
Happy we will be.                                       and "small"
                                                        verses, except the line
Actions:                                                with the meteor. This line's action is a swooping
                                                        motion with
In a spaceship: place arms out like holding something   your hand as if tracing
big                                                     the path of a meteor. On "Bong!", knock on the side

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of your head.                                         Um, squeak, squeak,
In the "large"                                        Um Squeak, squeak, etc.,
verse, replace "bong" with "BOOM", and in the
"small" verse,
replace it with "ping"!                               Corn
                                                      What did we do when we needed some corn
                                                      We ploughed and we sowed 'till the early morn
Consider Yourself At Home                             What did we do when we needed some corn
Consider yourself at home                             We ploughed and we sowed 'till the early morn
Consider yourself one of the family
We've taken to you so strong                          Chorus:
It's clear, we're going to get along                  Because our hands are strong,
Consider yourself well in                             Our hearts are young,
Consider yourself part of the furniture               Our dreams are the dreams of:
There isn't alot to spare                             All ages on!
Who cares, whatever we've got we'll share             (I'm just a dreamer, just a-dreamin' along, oh I'm just
If it should chance to be we should see               a
Some harder days, empty larder days                   dreamer, just a-dreamin' along!)
Why grouse?
Always a chance we'll meet                            What did we do when we needed a town
Somebody to foot the bill                             We hammered and we nailed 'till the sun went down
Then the drinks are on the house                      What did we do when we needed a town
Consider yourself our mate                            We hammered and we nailed 'till the sun went down
We don't want to have no fuss
For after some consideration we can state             What did we do when there's peace to be won
Consider yourself one of us                           It's more than one man can do alone
                                                      So we gathered our friends from the ends of the Earth
                                                      To lend a hand in the hour of birth...
Cookie Cookie                                         We ploughed, we sowed,
Cookie, Cookie,                                       We hammered and we nailed,
Listen while we sing to you.                          We worked all day
Cookie, Cookie,                                       'till peace was won!
You're a part of camp life too.
Anyone can make a bed and anyone can sew,
But it takes our cookies to make camp go.             Corporation Muck Cart The
So Cookie, Cookie,                                    The corporation muck cart Was loaded to the brim
Listen while we sing to you.                          The driver fell in backwards and found he could not
                                                      swim
Alternatively:                                        He sank right to the bottom just like a little stone
                                                      And as he sank he gurgled there's no place like home
Cookie, Cookie,
Listen while we sing to you.
Cookie, Cookie,                                       Court Of King Karaktakus
You're a part of camp life too.                       The court of King Karaktakus is just passing by,
Anyone can make a bed and anyone can sweep,           The court of King Karaktakus is just passing by,
But it takes our cookie to make the food we eat.      The court of King Karaktakus is just passing by,
So Cookie, Cookie,                                    The court of King Karaktakus is just passing by,
Listen while we sing to you.
                                                      The harem of the court of King Karaktakus is just
                                                      passing by (x4)
Copenhagen
Oh, we're off to Copenhagen, in the morning, in the   The ladies of the harem of the court of King
morning,                                              Karaktakus are just
Oh, we're off to Copenhagen in the morning, Ya. Ya.   passing by (x4)
We'll climb up the steeple to see all the people
We're off to Copenhagen in the morning, ya. ya.       The boys who put the powder on the noses of the

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ladies of the
harem of the court                                      Horse, flea, three blind mice
of King Karaktakus are just passing by (x4)             Sitting on a toadstool shooting dice.
                                                        Horse slipped, fell on the flea.
The scintillating witches put the stitches in the       Flea said, "Oops, there's a horsey on me."
britches of the
boys who put the                                        Chorus
powder on the noses of the ladies of the harem of the
court of
King Karaktakus are                                     Crazy Weather
just passing by (x4)                                    Don't know why pigs are falling from the sky.
                                                        Crazy weather.
If you'd like to take a picture of the scintillating    Didn't know that pigs had feathers.
witches put                                             I didn't know they could fly.
the stitches in the
britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses    Don't know why the cyclone blew through the pig
of the                                                  sty.
ladies of the harem of                                  Farming weather.
the court of King Karaktakus...                         Since those darn pigs flew together,
                                                        They're landing left and right.
You're too late, they just passed by!
                                                        Don't know why I've got pig slime in my eye.
                                                        Slimy weather.
Cow Kicked Nellie The                                   Sure hope the weather gets better.
The cow kicked Nellie in the bellie in the barn         Got pork up to my eyes.
And the Doctor said it would do no harm
So we all kicked Nellie in the bellie in the barn       Farmer Brown. Heard he's headed for town.
                                                        Well, he'd better
Second verse same as the first                          pick up the pigs that are laying
A little bit louder a little bit worse                  All over my front lawn.


Cowboys Grace                                           Cremation Of Sam Mcgee The
Been out on the range                                   Ah those old northern lights, they have seen clear
All dusty and tired                                     sights
Been ridin' and ropin' all day                          But the clearest sights that they did ever see
Around the chuck wagon                                  It was on a moonlit mars of that old Lake Lavard
We bow down our heads                                   On the night that I cremated Sam McGee
And sing out the cowboys' grace
Allelujah, Amen Amen                                    Now my pal Sam McGee was from ol' Tennersee
Allelujah, Amen Amen                                    In the land where the cotton blooms grow
                                                        But why Sam left his home in the deep deep south ta
Crazy                                                   roam
Chorus:                                                 Round the cold way up north God only knows

Boom Boom Ain't it great to be crazy.                   In the long search for gold he was always so cold
Boom boom ain't it great to be just like we are:        How he longed again to roam the southern plain
Jolly and foolish all day long.                         I would love to see him wade, how he feared the icy
Boom boom ain't it great to be crazy.                   glade
                                                        When I die he said cremate my last remains
Down in the south where banana trees grow
A grasshopper stepped on an elephant's toe.             Well a fellows last need is a thing we have to heed
Elephant said with a tear in his eye,                   So I promised and I swore I would not fail
"Why don't you pick on someone your own size?"          And again we started on at the first streaks o dawn
                                                        But o God he was looki.n' ghastly pale
Chorus

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He crouched on the sleigh and he raved away all day      She sailed away, on a lovely summer's day,
About the warmth from his home in Tennersee              On the back of a crocodile.
And before the night did fall, I'd a promise to recall   'You see', said she, 'he's as tame as tame can be,
Cause that was all that's left of Sam McGee              I'll ride him down the Nile.'
                                                         The croc. winked his eye, and the lady waved
And I came upon the mars of that old Lake Lavard         'goodbye,
Where a broken down derelic did lay                      Wearing a happy smile.
She was jammed there in a vice of twenty feet of         At the end of the ride, the lady was inside,
frozen ice                                               And the smile on the crocodile!
Was abandoned and left there to decay

Some planks I quickly tore from it's old cabin floor     Cruel War The
And I gathered up the chunks of scattered boards         The cruel war is raging, and Johnny has to fight
Soon the blaze was burnin' red, seem'd that ol'          I want to be with him, from morning till night
McGee was                                                I want to be with him, it grieves my heart so
dead                                                     Won't you let me go with you? No my love no
So I stuffed him in that ol' crematin' hole
                                                         I'll go to your captain, get down on my knee
There sat my buddy Sam lookin' mighty cool and           Ten thousand gold guineas I'd give for your release
calm                                                     Ten thousand gold guineas, it grieves my heart so
In the heart of those furnace flames galore              Won't you let me go with you? No love no
And he wore a great big smile you could almost see a
mile                                                     Tomorrow is Sunday, Monday is the day
As he chuckled hurry up an' close the door               That your captain will call you and you must obey
                                                         Your captain will call you, it grieves my heart so
She's a fine place in here but I greatly fear            Won't you let me go with you? No my love no
You may let in that awful cold and storm
For since I left Palm Tree down in good ol' Tennersee    I'll tie back my hair, man's clothing I'll put on
She's the first time that I've been better warm          I'll pass as your comrade as we march along
                                                         I'll pass as your comrade, no one will ever know
Ah those old northern lights, they have seen clear       Won't you let me go with you? No love no
sights
But the clearest sights that they did ever see
It was on a moonlit mars of that old Lake Lavard         Cruising Down The River
On the night that I cremated Sam McGee                   Cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon
On the night that I cremated Sam McGee                   With one you love, the sun above
                                                         Waiting for the moon
                                                         The old accordian playing a sentimental tune
Crocodile Song                                           Cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon
Oh, she sailed away                                      The birds above, all sing of love
On a fine and sunny day                                  A gentle, sweet refrain
On the back of a crocodile.                              The winds around all make a sound
You see said she,                                        Like softly falling rain
He's as tame as tame can be,                             Just two of us together, we'll plan a honeymoon
I'll ride him down the Nile.                             Cruising down the river, on a Sunday afternoon

The crock winked his eye                                 Cub Leaders Song
As the lady waved goodbye,                               Little Cub Scouts in the city,
Wearing a great big smile.                               Little Cub Scouts in suburbia,
But at the end of the ride                               Little Cub Scouts in the country.
The lady was inside                                      Cub Scouts all the same.
And the smile was on the crocodile!                      There are short ones and short ones
                                                         And short ones and short ones.
                                                         And they all dress in ticky-tacky
Crocodile The                                            And they all look just the same.


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And the parents of the Cub Scouts                   For it brings us joy and pleasure,
Who volunteer for just an hour.                     As we sing along the way;
And then go to Basic                                As Cub pals we'll live together,
Where they find out they were framed.               Ever strive to give good will
Pack Committeemen, Cub masters,                     Our Cub leaders we will honour,
And Webelos Den Leaders                             Our Cub promise - we'll fulfill
They also dress in ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.
                                                    Cuckoo 1
And the leaders all work hard                       From out the battered elm tree,
And some become committed.                          The Owl's cry we hear.
And sign up for Wood Badge                          And in the distant forest,
To do more of the same.                             The Cuckoo answers clear.
Now they're Beavers and Foxes
And Owls and Antelopes.                             Cuckoo, Cuckoo
And they still dress in ticky-tacky                 Too wit, too wit, to woo.
And they still all look the same.                   Cuckoo, Cuckoo
                                                    Too wit, too wit, to woo.
There are leaders in the city,
There are leaders in suburbia,
There are leaders in the country.                   Cuckoo 2
They are leaders all the same.                      'Twas on a summer's evening, I walked the forest
There are tall ones and short ones                  through
And big ones and small ones.                        When suddenly I heard it, a sweet and low cuckoo
And they all dress in ticky-tacky                   Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo cuckoo
And they all look just the same.                    Cu ckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo cuckoo
                                                    Mister Moon, Mister Moon you're out too soon
                                                    The sun is still in the sky.
Cub Picnic                                          Go back to bed and cover up your head
One day I chanced to take out for a picnic,         Wait till the night draws nigh.
My Wolf Cub Pack! My Wolf Cub Pack!
We'd sandwiches and ginger ale a-plenty,
To fill the slack of my Cub Pack!                   Cuckoo Round
We went into the bush and started supper,           From out the knotted elm tree
Where I lost track of my Cub Pack.                  The owl cries out whooo's there
And that is where I woefully discovered             And from the distant forest
How much they lacked, my Wolf Cub Pack.             The cuckoo answers clear.
"Akela, Akela, look at this pussy-cat,
Isn't it a beauty, a white stripe down his back."   Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
I tried to run--I tried to skip                     Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo.
But all I did was simply trip (pause)
Isn't any wonder I went home in a sack.
                                                    Cuddly Koalas
                                                    Cuddly koalas, cuddly koalas (cradle & swing arms)
Cubbing                                             Possums too, possums too (possum eyes - circle with
Cubbing, Cubbing, that is the game for me           finger & thumb brought
Real true Cubbing, life that is good and free,      up to eyes)
With outings and hiking pleasure,                   Wallabies and wombats, wallabies and wombats
To fill our hours of leisure                        (little bounce/jump/bend knees
For lots of fun, when work is done,                 with hands in front, rather like begging action)
In our Cubbing, there's lots to see.                Kangaroos, kangaroos (bigger jump, more
                                                    exaggerated hands)

Cubbing Is Our Game
Cubbing is our game, we love it,                    Ddddaddy
And we play it day by day

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D-D-D-Daddy, D-D-D-Daddy                           We run and jump and skip out in the sun.
You're the only D-D-D-Dad that I adore,            We're named for Daisy Low,
When the c-c-c-call comes from the woodshed,       The founder, you see,
I'll be going out the p-p-p-parlour door.          Of all the Girl Scouts,
                                                   Wherever we may be.
S-S-S-Sonny, S-S-Sonny                             And anyone can tell you that we dress in blue, and
You're the only b-b-b-boy that I adore             Daisies are forever
When the t-t-t-time comes to go to the woodshed    True, true, true.
I will meet you at the p-p-p-parlour door.

                                                   Daisy Happy Face Song
Daisy Clean Up Song                                 I've something in my little hand that you just cannot
Leader: Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts.                see...
Let's tidy up the room.                            It's very very special and it's now a part of me.
Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts.                        The Daisy Girl Scouts showed me how to put it into
Time to go home soon.                              place...
                                                   And when I clap my little hands you'll see my
Girls: Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts,                 HAPPY FACE!!!
We're picking up our things.
Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts,                        Motions:
Hear our voices sing.
                                                   First line: Cup both hands together, palms together
                                                   Second line: Bring cupped hands to chest over heart
Daisy Daisy                                        Third line: Open hands and cover face with open
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do               hands
I'm half crazy, oh for the love of you             Fourth line: Clap on the word clap, and make a
It won't be a stylish marriage                     motion outward
I can't afford a carriage                          with palms up
But you'll look sweet, upon the seat
Of a bicycle made for two
                                                   Daisy Scout Song
Henry, Henry, here is your answer true             Daisy Scouts are bright and gay,
I'm not crazy over the likes of you                See us work, and see us play.
If YOU can't afford a carriage, forget about the   We can dance, and we can sing.
marriage                                           We can do most anything.
'Cause I won't be jammed, I won't be crammed       We have fun, and help each day.
On a bicycle made for two                          Daisy Scouts are here to stay.


Daisy Gathering Song                               Daisy Troop 792 Song
Take my hand and form a chain,                     I'm a Daisy,
Down a magic Daisy lane.                           You're a Daisy,
Smile a friendly smile and say,                    She's a Daisy too,
May I help someone today?                          And if you want to be a Daisy,
                                                   This is what you do...

Daisy Girl Scout Song 1                            You come to a meeting,
I'm a Daisy, Daisy Girl Scout                      You have a lot of fun,
And I'll tell you something too,                   You do arts and crafts
I'm a loyal lil' Girl Scout,                       and you clean up when you're done.
And my color is true blue.
                                                   We learn a lot of new things,
                                                   We make a lot of friends,
Daisy Girl Scout Song 2                            We love being Daisies,
We are Daisy Girl Scouts,                          and we're sad when it ends!
Having lots of fun!

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Damper Song                                                (add on the remaining verses one by one)
Oh you push the
damper in                                                  Other Verses:
And you pull the damper out
And the smoke goes up                                      Il y a bon vin come ca... (drink a glass of wine)
the chimney just the same                                  Il y a castanettes come ca... (snap fingers)
Just the same                                              Il y a gitares come ca... (strum an invisible guitar)
Just the same                                              Il y a seniors come ca... (stomp feet, strut)
And the smoke goes up the                                  Il y a seniorittas come ca.... (flare an invisible skirt,
the chimney just the same                                  flip
Boom Boom.                                                 hair)
                                                           Il y a torro come ca.. (two fingers up on each side of
Song is repeated                                           head as
several times                                              horns)
each time replacing a line with
a motion and sound effect
1) Thrust arm forward say "Ugh"                            Darktown Strutters Ball
2) Pull arm back with inhaling sound                       I'll be down to get you in a taxi honey
3) Raise both pointer fingers in                           Better be ready 'bout half-past eight
spiral motion and say "whee"                               Now Dearie, don't be late
4) Spiral right finger say "whee"                          I want to be there when the band starts playin'
5) Spiral left finger say "whee"                           Remember when we get there honey
6) Sprial both fingers say "whee"                          The two steps I'm gonna have them all
                                                           Goin' to dance out both my shoes
                                                           When they play then Jelly-Roll Blues
Danny Boy                                                  Tomorrow night at the Darktown Strutters' Ball
Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen and down the mountain side;
The summer's gone and all the roses falling                Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron
'Tis you 'tis you must go and I must bide.                 'Twas on a Monday morning
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow               When I beheld my darling;
And all the valley's hushed and white with snow.           She looked so neat and charming
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow.                In ev'ry high degree;
Oh Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so.                 She looked so neat and nimble, O
But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying            A-washing of her linen,O,
If I am dead, as dead I well may be.                       Dashing away with the smoothing
You'll come and find the place where I am lying             iron,
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.                   Dashing away with the smoothing
And I shall hear though soft you tread above me.            iron,
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be.                  She stole my heart away.
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,            'Twas on a Tuesday morning,
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.            (When I beheld my darling; etc.
                                                           A-hanging out her linen, O,
                                                            (Dashing away etc.
Dans Mon Pays Despagne                                     'Twas on a Wednesday morning,
Dans mon pays d'Espagne, ole!                               (When I beheld my darling; etc.
Il y a soleil come ca... (trace a big circle in front of   A-starching of her linen, O,
you)                                                        (Dashing away etc.
                                                           'Twas on a Thursday morning,
Dan mon pays d'Espagne, ole!                                (When I beheld my darling; etc.
Il y a montagnes come ca... (trace a series of peaks in    A-ironing of her linen, O,
front of                                                    (Dashing away etc.
you)
Il y a soleil come ca... (trace a big circle in front of   'Twas on a Friday morning,
you)                                                        (When I beheld my darling; etc.

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A-folding of her linen, O,                         Stay away from cream filled stuff
 (Dashing away etc.                                Day old bakery's the one for me
'Twas on a Saturday morning,
 (When I beheld my darling; etc.                   Eat the donuts the cops don't want
A-airing of her linen,O,                           Day old bakery's the one for me
 (Dashing away etc.
'Twas on a Sunday morning,                         See some green stuff - just cut it off
 (When I beheld my darling; etc.                   Day old bakery's the one for me
A-wearing of her linen,O,
 (Dashing away etc.                                Noon to six is 2 for 1
                                                   Day old bakery's the one for me

Day By Day                                         Donuts stale but coffee's HOT!
Day by day,                                        Day old bakery's the one for me
Day by day,
Oh dear lord three things I pray,                  Apple fritters - they slide right down
To see you more clearly,                           Day old bakery's the one for me
Love you more dearly,
Follow you more nearly,                            Soccoter pies and twinkies don't mix!
Day by day.                                        Day old bakery's the one for me

                                                   Come Mr Baker man
Day Is Done taps                                   Bake me some donuts
Day is done, gone the sun,                         And . . . this . . . time . . . can . . . some . . . be . . .
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;       fresh
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,                      Day Thou Gavest The
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.          The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended;
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.          The darkness falls at Thy behest;
                                                   To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thanks and praise, for our days,                   Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.
                                                   Daylight Taps 1
Sun has set, shadows come,                         Thanks and praise for our days
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds        'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky.
Always true to the promise that they made.         As we go, this we know.
                                                   God is nigh.
While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.          Daylight Taps 2
                                                   Thanks and praise
                                                   For our days
Day Old Doughnuts                                  'Neath the sun
Day - o                                            'Neath the stars
Day - ay - ay - o                                  'Neath the sky
Day old bakery's the one for me                    As we go
                                                   This we know
Come Mr Baker man                                  God is nigh
Bake me some donuts
Day old bakery's the one for me                    Please note: this version of "Taps" is to be sung in
                                                   place of the
Year old twinkies still look fresh                 regular version
Day old bakery's the one for me                    when closing events which are over before nightfall,
                                                   for example,

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most Guide's                                            every day
Owns and many camps and daytime events.
                                                        Around the supper table, we make a merry group
                                                        Until dear Daddy's whiskers get tangled in the soup.
Days Of Girl Scouting
Days of Girl Scouting will fly away, die away           Daddy was in battle. He wasn't killed; you see,
Days of true friendship will be memories                His whiskers looked like bushes and fooled the
We have loved, we have learned                          enemy.
Let us now teach in turn
That the flame we have kindled forever shall burn.      When Daddy goes in swimming, no bathing suit for
                                                        him.
All of our footsteps will fade away, fade away          He ties his whiskers 'round his waist and happily
Others will follow the paths we have trod               jumps in.
With their hearts full of love
And their songs full of joy                             The hottest days of summer are getting pretty good
To keep the flame burning for those yet to come.        'Cause Daddy waves his whiskers and cools the
                                                        neighbourhood.

Dead Dog Rover
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover                      Death Of Cock Robin The
That I over-ran with the mower.                         All the birds of the air fell a sighin' and sobbin'
First leg is missing, the second is gone.               When they heard of the death of poor cock robin
Third leg is scattered all over the lawn.               When they heard of the death of poor cock robin
No need explaining the one remaining
Is lying on my neighbor's roof.                         Who killed cock robin?
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover                      "I", said the sparrow, "with my bow and arrow"
That I over-ran with the mower.                         "I killed cock robin"
Once more!
That I over-ran with the mower.                         Who saw him die?
                                                        "I", said the fly, "with my little eye"

Dear Old Daddys Whiskers                                Who'll make his shroud?
We have a dear old Daddy whose hair is silver grey.     "I", said the beetle, "with my thread and needle"
He has a set of whiskers - they're always in the way.
                                                        Who'll dig his grave?
Chorus:                                                 "I", said the owl, "with my little trowel"

Oh, they're always in the way, the cow eats them for    Who'll give the memorial?
hay.                                                    "I", said the rook, "with my little book"
Mother eats them in her sleep;
She thinks she's eating shredded wheat.                 Who'll be chief mourner?
They're always in the way.                              "I", said the dove, "with my undying love"

We have a dear old Mummy. She likes his whiskers        Who'll bear the coffin?
too.                                                    "I", said the wren, "with rooster and the hen"
She uses them for cleaning and stirring up a stew.
                                                        Who'll let him down?
We have a dear old brother who has a Ford machine.      "I", said the crane, "with my golden chain"
He uses Daddy's whiskers to strain the gasoline.
                                                        Who'll cover him over?
We have a dear old sister. It really is a laugh.        "I", said the crow, "with my little hoe"
She sprinkles Daddy's whiskers as bath salts in her
bath.                                                   Who'll toll the bell?
                                                        "I", said the bull, "because I can pull"
We have another sister. Her name is Ida Mae.
She climbs up Daddy's whiskers and braids them          Who'll mark the grave?

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"I", said the thrush, "with my paint and brush"   Now the Lord decided to make a man,
                                                  Dem bones are gonna rise again,
Who'll keep the vigil?                            So he made Adam according to plan,
"I", said the lark, "so long as it's not dark"    Dem bones are gonna rise again,
                                                  Took a rib from Adam's side,
                                                  Dem bones are gonna rise again,
Deck East Lodge                                   Made Miss Eve for to be his bride,
Deck East Lodge with boughs of holly              Dem bones are gonna rise again.
Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra
'Tis the season to be jolly,                      Chorus:
Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra
Though we're dressed in swim apparel              I knowed it, knowed it,
Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra                        Indeed I knowed it brothers,
In July we sing this carol.                       I knowed it, whee,
Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra                        Dem bones are gonna rise again.

Fast away the summer passes.                      Well he made a garden rich and fair,
Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra                        Dem bones etc.
Hail the campers, in their masses.                Told them to eat what they found there,
Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra                        To one tall tree they must not go,
Follow me in merry measure,                       There forever the fruit must grow.
Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra
For this Valley that's a Treasure!                Around that tree old Satan slunk,
Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra                        And at miss Eve his eye he wunk,
                                                  "Eve, those apples look mighty fine,
                                                  Just try one--the Lord won't mind!"
Deep And Wide
Deep and wide, deep and wide                      First she took a little slice,
There's a fountain flowing deep and wide          Smacked her lips and said 'twas nice,
Deep and wide, deep and wide                      Next she gave a little pull,
There's a fountain flowing deep and wide          Soon she had her apron full.

                                                  Soon the Lord came a-walking round,
Deep In The Heart Of Texas                        Spied those peelings on the ground,
The stars at night are big and bright             "Adam, Adam, where art thou?"
Deep in the heart of Texas                        "Here I'm Lord, I'm a coming now."
The prairie sky is wide and high
Deep in the heart of Texas                        "You ate my applies, I believe."
                                                  "T'weren't me Lord, I 'spect 'twas Eve."
The sage in bloom is like perfume                 The Lord rose up in his mighty wrath
Deep in the heart of Texas                        Told them "Beat it down the path."
Reminds me of the one I love
Deep in the heart of Texas                        They took a pick, and they took a plough,
                                                  That's why we're all working now.
The coyotes wail along the trail                  That's all there is, there ain't no more,
Deep in the heart of Texas                        Eve got the apple--Adam got the core!
The rabbits rush around the brush
Deep in the heart of Texas
                                                  Dese Bones Gonna Rise Again
The cowboys cry, "Ki-Yip-Pee-Ui"                  The Lord he though he'd make a man
Deep in the heart of Texas                        Dese bones gonna rise again
The doggies bawl, and bawl and bawl               Took a little bit of water and a little bit of sand
Deep in the heart of Texas                        Dese bones gonna rise again

                                                  I know it, brother
Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again                        I know it, brother

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I know it, brother                           Detour, there's a muddy road ahead
Dese bones gonna rise again!                 Detour, paid no mind to what it said
                                             Detour, oh these bitter things I find
He thought he'd make a woman too             Should have read that detour sign
Dese bones gonna rise again
Didn't know 'xactly what to do               Headed down life's crooked road, lots of things I
Dese bones gonna rise again                  nevered
                                             knowed
Took a rib from Adam's side                  And cause of me not knowin' I now pine
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Trouble got in the trail, spent the next five years in
Made Miss Eve for to be his bride            jail
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Should have read that detour sign

Put 'em in a garden rich and fair            When I got right to the place where it said "About
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Face"
Told 'em they could eat whatever was there   I thought that all my worries were behind
Dese bones gonna rise again                  But the farther I go the more sorrow I know
                                             Should have read that detour sign
But to one tree they must not go
Dese bones gonna rise again                  When I got stuck in the mud, all my hopes dropped
Must leave the apples there to grow          with a thud
Dese bones gonna rise again                  I guess my heart strings are made of twine
                                             Had no power to get from the hole that I'm in yet
Serpent, he came 'round the trunk            Should have read that detour sign
Dese bones gonna rise again
At miss Eve, his eye he wunk
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Did You Ever See A Daisy
                                             Did you ever see a Daisy, a Daisy, a Daisy?
He said, "Those apples taste mighty fine     Did you ever see a Daisy, a Daisy Girl Scout?
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Go this way and that way, and that way and this way.
Just take one, the Lord won't mind"          Did you ever see a Daisy, a Daisy Girl Scout?
Dese bones gonna rise again

De Lord, he came a-wanderin round            Dinah
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Someone's in de kitchen wid Dinah,
Spied dem peelings on de ground              Someone's in de kitchen Ah know,
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Someone's in de kitchen wid Dinah,
                                             Playin' on de ole banjo.
You ate my apples, I believe?                Fee, fie, fid-ly-i-o
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Fee, fie, fid-ly-i-o
'T wasn't me Lord, I spect twas Eve          Fee, fie, fid-ly-i-o
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Playin' on de ole banjo.

The Lord he rose up in his wrath
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Dirty Lil
Told 'em to beat it down the path            Dirty Lil, Dirty Lil
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Lives on top of Garbage Hill
                                             Never washes, never will
He put a angel at the door                   (hawk, spit) Dirty Lil
Dese bones gonna rise again
Told them not to come no more
Dese bones gonna rise again                  Divers Song
                                             Diving, diving, into the deep blue sea,
                                             There's many a fish we've scared away.
Detour                                       On that you will agree.


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Diving, diving, into the ocean blue,                   They would be in this camp right now
With flippers and mask and oxygen gas                  They have a map in hand to use but they don't know
We'll have an adventure true!                          how!


Dixie                                                  Do You Know A Cub
I wish I was in the land of cotton,                    Do you know a Cub, with his jersey green,
Old times there are not forgotten;                     Do you know la Cub with his face so clean.
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixieland.            Do you know a cub, always bright and gay,
In Dixieland where I was born in,                      With his smile and his chirp in the morning.
Early on one frosty morning';
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixieland.            CHORUS:
                                                       For the sound of the Howl makes him quite glad.
Chorus                                                 He joins and passes his Tenderpad.
                                                       He shouts dyb, dyb, and dob, dob, too,
Then I wish I was in Dixie, hooray! Hooray!            We'll do our best in all things.
In Dixieland I'll take my stand to live and die in
Dixie;                                                 I know la Cub for he's one of us
Away, away, away down south in Dixie. [Repeat.]        If he is hurt, he'll make no fuss.
                                                       For he's taught to be brave in all his ways
There's buckwheat cakes and Indian batter              And be up like a lark in the morning.
Makes you fat, but that don't matter;
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixieland.            You'll know a Cub by his green cap, too.
Then hoe it down and scratch your grabble,             He's usually helping another boy through.
To Dixieland I'm bound to travel,                      For he's taught to help other people, too,
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixieland.            And to shun himself in all things.

                                                       When he goes to camp in summer time,
Do A Good Turn Daily                                   He enjoys himself, but gets in grime.
Do a good turn daily                                   But it's honest dirt land will soon come off
Scatter gladness gaily                                 With water and soap in the morning.
Every morning plan to do a kindly deed,
Brighten each tomorrow                                 And when he's older a Scout he'll be.
Lift a load of sorrow                                  With hat and staff will go merrily.
From the old and weak and poor                         For what he is in the Cubs will prove
That's the Girl Guide creed.                           A first-class Scout in the making.


Do Lord                                                Do Your Ears Hang Low
Do Lord, Oh do Lord, Oh do remember me, Oh Lord        Do your ears hang low,
Do Lord, Oh do Lord, Oh do remember me, Oh Lord        Do they wiggle to and fro?
Do Lord, Oh do Lord, Oh do remember me, Oh Lord        Can you tie them in a knot,
                                                       Can you tie them in a bow?
Look away beyond the blue                              Can you throw them o're your shoulder
I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun   Like a continental soldier?
I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun   Do your ears hang low?
I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun
Look away beyond the blue                              Do your ears stick out,
                                                       Can you wiggle them about?
                                                       Can you flap them up and down
Do You Hear The Campers Sing                           As you fly around the town?
Do you hear the campers sing?                          Can you chut them up for sure
Lost in the middle of a hike                           when you hear an awful bore?
It is the music of a scout troop                       Do your ears stick out?
Who have found no one to like
Had they made their bearings straight                  Do your ears stand high,

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Do they reach up to the sky?                       Still they're happy as can be,
Do they hang down when they're wet,                Doin what comes natur'lly. [x 2]
Do they stand up when they're dry?
Can you semaphore your neighbor                    Sister Sal who's musical has never had a lesson,
With the minimum of labor?                         Still she's learned to sing off key,
Do your ears stand high?                           Doin what comes natur'lly. [x 2]

                                                   You don't have to know how to read or write
Doremi                                             When you're out with a feller in the pale moonlight.
Doe, a deer, a female deer                         You don't have to come from a great big town
Ray, a drop of golden sun                          Not to go picking berries in an evening gown
Me, a name I call myself                           That comes natur'lly. [x 2]
Fa, along, long, way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread                       My uncle out in Texas can't even write his name,
La, a note to follow sew                           He signs his cheques with X's, but they cash them
Tea, a drink with jam and bread                    just the same.
That will bring us back to Doe                     Grandpa Dick was always sick but never saw a
Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do!                    doctor,
                                                   He just died at 93,
                                                   Doin what comes natur'lly. [x 2]
Dog Breath
Chorus:
Oh, I wanna have dog breath (pant, pant)           Dollar Dollar
I wanna learn to growl (grrr)                      The Song:
Scratch fleas and ticks, chase after sticks,       Dollar, dollar how you wander
I want the moon to make me howl! (HOWL)
                                                   From the one hand to the other
Oh, I wanna be a dog
I wanna lay on the floor                           Is it fair, is it fair
Chase cats, get fed, get pats on the head
Chew your shoes and bark at the door!              To leave poor (name of girl in centre of circle)
                                                   standing
Oh, I wanna be a dog                               there?
I wanna wag my tail
Chase cars and trucks, knock over garbage cans     The Game:
And bite the lady who brings the mail!
                                                   Have everyone stand in a circle, close together. One
Oh, I wanna be a dog                               person stands in the middle of the circle. Everyone in
I want a big wet nose                              the circle holds
I wanna run on the street, muddy my feet,          their left hands palm up, with the fingers curled
And jump all over your clothes!                    slightly so that the
                                                   person in the middle wouldn't be able to see objects
Oh, I wanna be a dog                               hidden in the hand.
I want to dig big holes                            One person in the circle is given a dollar coin (if
I want to sniff french poodles and basset hounds   you're not in Canada,
And pee on telephone poles!                        substitute a quarter or whatever you'd like!). During
                                                   the song, everyone
Oh, I wanna be a dog                               pretends they're picking up the dollar from their left
I wanna lay on the ground                          hand using their
Bein' human these days is gettin' crazy            right hand, and passing it to the person on their right.
And I just want to be a hound!                     Of course, whoever
                                                   has the dollar coin actually does pass it along! When
                                                   the verse is over,
Doin What Comes Naturally                          everyone pauses with their right hand hiding an
Folks are dumb where I come from,                  imaginary object in their
they aint had any learnin'                         left hand (except for whoever's got the coin... they're

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actually hiding                                             Why did, why did, oh why did they wish you on me,
it!) The person in the middle of the circle has two         on me ?
chances to guess who                                        Why did, why did, oh why did they wish you on me?
has the coin. If she's right, she stays in the centre. If
she's wrong,                                                Oh Rakshah, she looked at me sharply,
she trades places with whoever had the coin.                And said "What's this vision I see ?"
                                                            A wolf cub should always look snappy,
                                                            Oh why did they wish you on me ?
Dont Dilly Dally On The Way
My old man said 'Follow the van
And don't dilly dally on the way'                           Dont Throw Your Trash
Off went the van with my home packed in it                  Don't throw your trash in my backyard, my backyard,
I followed on with my old cock linnet                       my backyard
I dillied and dallied, dallied and dillied                  Don't throw your trash in my backyard, my
Lost my way and don't know where to roam                    backyard's full.
Well you can't trust a special like the old time copper
When you can't find your way home                           Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, vinegar,
                                                            Fish and chips and vinegar, salt, pepper, pepper, salt.

Dont Disturb The Ladybug                                    One bottle of pop, two bottles of pop, three bottles of
 Don't disturb the ladybug                                  pop
Sleepin' by the spider's web                                Four bottles of pop, five bottles pop pop, six bottles
And if you see a butterfly                                  of
Don't try to catch it in your net                           pop, seven bottles, bottles of pop.
It's taken such a long long time
To make this very special place
Open up your soul and mind                                  Donkey Riding
To all it has to say.                                       Were you ever in Quebec,
Chorus:                                                     Stowing timber on the deck
Be still                                                    Where there's a king with a golden crown
Take it in awhile                                           Riding on a donkey.
Feel the sunshine
Warm upon your face                                         CHORUS:
You'll feel
When it makes you smile                                     Hey, ho! Away we go!
Like you're welcome                                         Donkey riding, donkey riding,
To the human race.                                          Hey, ho! Away we go!
Chorus                                                      Riding on a donkey.
Everybody sees a part
Of what this life can really be                             Were you ever off the Horn,
No one sees like you can see                                Where it's always fine and warm,
When you let your mind be free                              See the Lion and the Unicorn
The wind is blowing through the trees                       Riding on a donkey.
A song that everyone can learn
God is playing hide and seek                                Were you ever in Cardiff Bay,
Everywhere you turn.                                        Where the folks all shout "Hooray?"
Chorus                                                      Here comes John with his three months' pay,
                                                            Riding on a donkey.

Dont Let Akela See Me
My jersey is out at the elbow,                              Doo Wa Ditty Ditty
The skin is all off of my knee,                             Thank you Lord for the food that we recieve
My badges are frizzled and frazzled,                        Singing doo wa ditty ditty dum ditty doo
Oh, don't let Akela see me.                                 Thanks to Thee for bread 'n butter and the meat
                                                            Singing doo wa ditty ditty dum ditty doo
Chorus:                                                     Looks good (echo: looks good)

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Tastes Fine (echo: taste fine)                          Down At The Station
Looks good, tastes fine                                 Down at the station, early in the morning
And we praise God for all time!                         See the little puffing billies standing in a row
Singing doo wa ditty ditty dum ditty dooooo.            Up comes a man and he turns a little handle
                                                        Puff, puff, choo, choo, away they go

Doodley Doo
Please sing to me that sweet melody                     Down By The Bay
Called doodley doo, doodley doo                         Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow
I like the rest                                         Back to my home, I dare not go
but the part I like best                                For if I do, my mother will say
Goes doodley doo, doodley doo                           Did you ever see a bee, with a sunburnt knee
It's the simplest thing                                 Down by the bay?
there isn't much to it
I like it so, wherever I go                             SUBSTITUTES
It's doodley doodley doo                                A goose drinking apple juice
Come on and waddaly atcha, waddaly atcha                A goat riding in a boat
Waddaly o, waddaly o                                    A cow with a green eyebrow
Waddaly atcha, waddaly atcha                            Rats wearing silk hats
Waddaly o, waddaly o                                    Beans as big as submarines
It's the simplest thing                                 Moose with a loose front tooth
there isn't much to it
I like it so, wherever I go,
It's doodl ey doodley doo                               Down By The Old Mill Stream
                                                        Down by the old (not the new, but the old)
Actions                                                 Mill stream (not the river, but the stream)
slap knees twice, clap hands twice                      Where I first (not the last, but the first)
pass the right hand over the left hand twice            Met you (not me, but you)
pass the left hand over the right hand twice            With your eyes (not ears, but eyes)
touch the nose with the right hand twice, then          So blue (not green, but blue)
touch the left shoulder with the right hand and leave   It was there (not here, but there)
it there                                                I knew (not old, but new)
touch the nose with the left hand, then                 That you loved (not hated, but loved)
touch the right shoulder with the left hand and leave   Me true (not false but true)
it there                                                You were 16 (not 15, but 16)
tap the shoulders twice                                 My village queen (not king, but queen)
put both hands in the air and snap fingers twice        Down by the old (not the new, but the old)
slap knees twice, clap hands twice                      Mill stream (not the river, but the stream)
Repeat, faster each time

                                                        Down In The Valley
Doughnut Shop                                           Down in the valley, the valley so low
Oh I walked around the corner and I walked around       Hang your head over, hear the winds blow
the block                                               Hear the winds blow, dear, hear the winds blow
And I walked right into a doughnut shop                 Hang your head over, hear the winds blow
I picked up a doughnut and I shook of the grease        Down in the valley, walking between
And I handed the lady a five cent piece.                Telling our story, here's what it means
We-e-e-ll she looked at the nickle and she looked at    Here's what it means, dear, here's what it means
me                                                      Telling our story, here's what it means
And she said "Kind sir would you pardon me!"            Roses love sunshine, violets love dew
"There's a hole in the nickle and it goes right         Angels in heaven know I love you
through."                                               Know I love you, dear, know I love you
I said "Aye there's a hole in the doughnut too."        Angels in heaven know I love you
"Thanks for the doughnut. Good day!"                    Build me a castle forty feet high
                                                        So I can see him as he rides by
                                                        As he rides by, dear, as he rides by

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So I can see him as he rides by                         The waves do splash from shore to shore,
Writing this letter, containing three lines             As we go rolling along.
Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"
"Will you be mine, dear, will you be mine"
Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"                 Dreams
If you don't love me, love whom you please              May all your dreams bloom like daisies in the sun
Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease            May you always have stars in your eyes
Give my heart ease, dear, give my heart ease            May you not stop running not until your race is run
Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease            And may you always have blue skies
Throw your arms round me, before it's too late
Throw your arms round me, feel my heart break           A dream is something you can make to keep within
Feel my heart break, dear, feel my heart break          your heart
Throw your arms round me, feel my heart break           To build on when you're sad, or when you're world's
                                                        been torn
                                                        apart
Down In The Valley Where Nobody Goes                    A dream is something all your own that no one else
Down in the valley where nobody goes,                   can steal
There's a gredt big crocodile washing his clothes,      A dream is something you can make come real
With a scrubba scrub here, and a scrubba scrub there,
That's the way he washes his clothes.                   May all your dreams bloom likes daisies in the sun
                                                        May you always have stars in your eyes
With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,                      May you not stop running not until your race is run
With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,                      And may you always have blue skies
With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,
That's the way he washes his clothes.                   You can share a laugh with any stranger you may
                                                        meet
Down in the valley where nobody goes,                   You can share your money...with a beggar on the
There's a great big bumble bee washing her clothes,     street
With a buzzy-wuzz here, and a buzzy-wuzz there,         But you can only share a dream when love has set it
That's the way she washes her clothes.                  free
                                                        Please won't you share yours with me.
Add on as many different animal sounds as you can
(or want)
                                                        Drunken Sailor
                                                        What do ya do with a drunken sailor?
Down The River                                          What do ya do with a drunken sailor?
The river is up, and the channel is deep,               What do ya do with a drunken sailor Er-lie in the
The wind is steady and strong.                          morning?
O won't we have a jolly good time                       Hoo-ray and up she rises,
As we go sailing along.                                 Hoo-ray and up she rises,
                                                        Hoo-ray and up she rises,
Chorus:                                                 Er-lie in the morning.
                                                        Give him the hair o' the dog that bit him
Down the river, O down the river,                       Put him in the long boat 'till he's sober
O down the river we go-o-o                              Give him the food that cookie made up
Down the river, O down the river                        That's what we do with a drunken sailor
O down the O-hi-o.

The river is up, and the channel is deep,               Drunken Sailor The
The wind is steady and strong.                          What shall we do with the drunken sailor (3x)
O Dinah put the hoe-cake on,                            Early in the morning
As we go sailing along.
                                                        Refrain:
The river is up, and the channel is deep,               Hooray! And up she rises (3x)
The wind is steady and strong.                          Early in the morning


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Put him in the longboat 'til he's sober                    forward
Pull out the plug and wet him all over                     and back.
Put him in the scuppers with a hose pipe on him
Heave him by the leg in a running bowlin'
Take him and shake him and let now awake him               Dunderbeck
That's what we'll do with the drunken sailor               There was a strange old butcher, His name was
                                                           Dunderbeck
                                                           He was very fond of sausage-meat, and sauerkraut
Dubi Du                                                    and speck
Dubi du bi du dubi du                                      He had the finest butcher shop, the finest ever seen
Dubi du bi du dubi du                                      Until one day he invented his wonderful sausage
Dubi du bi du dubi du                                      machine
Dubi du bi du du
                                                           On Mr. Dunderbeck! How could you be so mean?
Dubi du bi du dubi du                                      I told you you'd be sorry for inventing that machine
Dubi du bi du dubi du                                      For all the neighbor's dogs and cats will never more
Dubi du bi du dubi du                                      be seen
Dubi du bi du du                                           They'll all be ground to sausage meat in
                                                           Dunderbeck's machine
Dubi du dubi du
Dubi du dubi du                                            One day a very little girl came walking in the store
Dubi du dubi du                                            She ordered up some sausage meat and eggs, a half a
Dubi du bi du du                                           score
                                                           And while she stood a-waiting she whistled up a tune
                                                           And the sausage meat it started up and danced around
Dum Dum Da Da                                              the room
Dum, dum, da, da,
Da-dum, dum, da, da,                                       Once day when he was working the machine it would
Da-dum, dum, da, da, da, dum, da-dum, dum, dum             not go
Dum, dum, da, da,                                          So Dunderbeck, he climbed inside to see what made
Da-dum, dum, da, da,                                       it so
Da-dum, dum, da, da, da, dum.                              His wife she had a night-mare and came walking in
                                                           her sleep
First time through: pat both knees twice, then right       She gave the crank a heck of a yank, and Dunderbeck
hand                                                       was meat!
to left shoulder twice; pat knees twice, then left hand
to
right shoulder twice.                                      Dutch Twins
                                                           I'm a
Second time through: pat both knees once, then right       down-hearted Dutch
hand                                                       boy
to left shoulder once; pat knees once, then left hand      With grief and with shame
to                                                         And das is the reason
right shoulder once; pat knees, then cross arms,           I don't know my name
uncross arms
and then snap fingers.                                     Refrain:
                                                           Ya Hoy Ya Ya
Third time through: left hand on right elbow, flutter      Hoy Ya Ya
right hand; right hand on left elbow, flutter left hand.   Hoy Ya Ya Ya
                                                           Ya hoy ya ya
Fourth time through: brush hands, then right hand on       Hoy ya ya
left                                                       Hoy ya ya ya
elbow; left hand on right elbow.                           You may think this funny
                                                           You may think this queer
Fifth time through: cross arms, lean alternately           But wait 'till the rest
                                                           Of my story you hear

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My mother had twins                Early One Morning
Just me and my brother             Early one morning, just as the sun
We look so much alike               was rising,
Can't tell one from another        I heard a maiden sing in the valley
We're called Hans and Jacob         below.
And that was our names             CHORUS:-
It doesn't make a difference       O don't deceive me, O never leave me!
We're called just the same         How could you use a poor maiden so.
                                   Remember the vows that you made to
Now one of us died                  your Mary,
Believe me 'tis so                 Remember the bower where you vowed to
Which one of us died                be true,
My mother don't know               CHORUS
Now this is the thing              O gay is the garland, and fresh are the
I can't get through my head         roses,
Am I Hans that is living           I've culled from the garden to bind on
Or Jacob that's dead?               thy brow.
                                   CHORUS
                                   Thus sang the poor maiden, her sorrow
Each Campfire Lights Anew           bewailing,
Each campfire lights anew          Thus sang the poor maid in the valley
The flame of freindship true        below.
The joy of having know you         CHORUS
Will last my whole life through.

And as the embers die away         East Side West Side
We wish that we could ever stay    East side, west side, all around the town
But since we cannot have our way   The tots sang, "Ring around rosie," "London Bridge
We'll come again some other day.   is falling
                                   down"
And as we now must part            Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O'Rouke
I'll hold you in my heart          Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New
Until we meet again                York
God keep you safe, my friend.

                                   Easter Parade
Eagle The                          In your Easter bonnet,
Have you all seen the eagle        With all the frills upon it,
Flying so high                     You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.
He circles 'round the universe
On wings of pure light             I'll be all in clover:
O-oeechechio                       And when they look you over,
O-o-eio                            I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade.
O-oeechechio
O-o-eio                            On the avenue, Fifth Avenue;
                                   The photographers will snap us,
May we all be like eagles          And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure;
Flying so high
We'll circle 'round the universe   I could write a sonnet,
On wings of pure light             About your Easter Bonnet,
O-oeechechio                       And About the girl I'm taking to the Easter Parade.
O-o-eio
O-oeechechio
O-o-eio                            Eats Song
O-o                                Soup, soup, we all want soup
                                   Tip your bowl, and drain it,

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Let your whiskers strain it,                                 a foot off
Hark, hark, the funny noise.                                 the ground.
Listen to the gurgling boys.                                 Everyone places their right hands, palm down, on
                                                             their right
Meat, meat, bring on the meat,                               neighbour's upturned
Fresh and juicy cow meat                                     left hand. To the music (so these actions fit half of
Ham and pickled pig's feet,                                  one line of
Lamb chops and pork chops too,                               the song)---- with
Any kind of meat will do.                                    your right hand, first you hit your neighbour's left
                                                             hand, then
Fish, fish, we must have fish,                               your right knee, your
We don't want it bony,                                       left knee, the bottom of your left hand and then the
Nor a little phony,                                          top of your
Fresh fish, we won't eat stale,                              left hand twice.
Any kind of fish but whale.
                                                             E.g.: for the line "Edelweiss, Edelweiss", you'd go
                                                             through the
Eddy Kootcha Katcha                                          actions twice.
Chorus:
Eddy Kootcha Katcha Koma, Tosta Noma Tosta                   The really hard part is switching directions. Usually
Nama, Sammy Gammy Wacky Brown                                initially
Fell into the well, fell into the well, fell into the deep   the switching starts at
dark well.                                                   the word blossoms (from Blossoms of snow.....) - so
Suzy Brown a milkin in the barn                              your left
Saw him fall, and went inside to tell her mom that           hand is now doing the hitting and the right hand
Chorus                                                       remains
Mrs. Brown, a makin' shortin' bread                          stationary.
Went outside, to tell ole Jed what Suzy said                 Once they and you feel
Chorus                                                       comfortable with that you can switch every time
Then ole Jed, put his plow aside                             (therefore you'd
Went to town, to tell the folks what Suzy said, that         switch twice a line).
Chorus
Then they came, to the well
What a shame, it took so long to say his name that           Edelweiss Grace
Eddy Kootcha Katcha Koma, Tosta Noma Tosta                   Bless our friends, bless our food.
Nama, Sammy Gammy Wacky Brown                                Come, oh Lord, and sit with us.
WHO??                                                        May our world grow with peace.
Eddy Kootcha Katcha Koma, Tosta Noma Tosta                   Bring your love to surround us.
Nama, Sammy Gammy Wacky Brown                                Friendship and love,
DROWNED!!!                                                   May they bloom and grow.
                                                             Bloom and grow forever.
                                                             Bless our friends,
Edelweiss                                                    Bless our homes,
Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me             Bless our friendships forever
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow                       Eensey Weensey Spider
Bloom and grow forever                                       The eensey weensey spider went up the waterspout
Edelweiss, Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever              Down came the rain and washed the spider out
                                                             Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
Actions:                                                     And the eensey weensey spider went up the spout
                                                             again.
Sitting cross-legged in a circle, each person places
their left                                                   Actions:
hand face up between
their left knee and their neighbour's right knee about       1st line: touch the tips of your right thumb and left

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pinky                                                     (spoken) Half a bee, philosophically,
together, then swivel                                     Must, ipso facto, half not be. be.
your hands to touch the tips of your left thumb and       But half the bee has got to be, be
right pinky                                               A vis-a-vis, its entity - you see.
togther, repeat for the whole line - this is the spider
walking                                                   But can a bee be said to be,
                                                          Or not to be, an entire bee,
2nd line: with arms staring up high, sweep them           When half the bee is not a bee,
down and away                                             Due to some ancient injury?
from you with fingers twinkling - this is the rain        A-singing...
3rd line: hands spread on each side of your face - you
are                                                       A la-dee-dee, a 1-2-3
thesun!                                                   Eric the half a bee.
4th line: repeat actions of first line.                   A-B-C-D-E-F-G
                                                          Eric the half a bee.

Elephant The                                              Is this little demi-bee,
Look over there,                                          Half asleep upon my knee,
Cycling round and round                                   Some freak from a menagerie?
It's enormous; it's an Elephant,                          No! He's Eric the half a bee.
Ever so dainty and elegant,
With one tail here and one tail there                     A fiddle de dum, a fiddle de dee
(Repeat dropping out the words and using just             Eric the half a bee.
actions)                                                  Ho-Ho-Ho, Tee-hee-hee
                                                          Eric the half a bee.

England Swings                                            I love this hive employee-ee
Chorus                                                    Bisected accidentally,
England Swings like a pendulum do,                        One summer afternoon by me,
Bobbies on bicycles, 2 by 2                               I loved him carnally.
Westminster Abby, the tower of Big Ben                    He loves him carnally.
The rosy red cheeks of the little children.               Semi carnally.
Now if you huff 'n puff,                                  The end.
and you finally save enough money,                        Cyril Connely?
(Ya ought) to take your family                            No, semi carnally!
on a trip across the sea                                  [Whistle end of tune.]
Take a tip before you take your trip
Let me tell you where to go.
Go to England Oh                                          Erie Canal The
Chorus                                                    I've got a mule, her name is Sal,
Your mama's old pajamas and your papa's mustache          Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal.
Falling off the window sill frolic in the grass           She's a good ol' worker and a good ol' pal,
Trying to mock the way they talk                          Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal.
Fun but all in vain                                       We've hauled some barges inour day,
Gaping at the dapper man with derby hats and canes.       Filled with lumber, coal, and hay,
Chorus                                                    And now we know ev'ry inch of the way
                                                          From Albany to Buffalo.

Epoh E Tai Tai                                            Chorus:
O Epoh E Tai Tai Ey Ah, O Epoh E Tai Tai Ey Ah
O Epoh E Tai Tai Epoh E Tuki Tuki Epoh E Tuki             Low bridge, ev'rybody down!
Tuki Ey Ah.                                               Low bridge, for we're comin' to a town!
                                                          And you'll always know your neighbor,
                                                          You'll always know your pal,
Eric The Half A Bee                                       if you've ever naviagted on the Erie Canal.


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We better get on our way, old pal,                      And I have seen a fish
Fiften miles on the Erie Canal.                         Swim in and out the bay
'Cause you bet your life I'd never part with Sal,       With his hands in his pockets
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal.                        And his pockets in his pants
Get up there mule, here comes a lock,                   But I've never seen a fish
We'll make Rome 'bout six o'clock,                      Do the huchi-cuchi dance.
One more trip and back we'll go,
Right back home to Buffalo.
                                                        Everton Camp Song
                                                        Everton, Everton
Erik The Viking                                         Every Cub that's here can boast,
A Norse is a Norse of course, of course,                You're the camp we like the most.
But who's ever heard of a snoring Norse,                Everton, Everton
Unless, of course, that snoring Norse is                Through thick and thin
That viking, Erik the Red.                              You'll see us grin
                                                        For Everton.
Go right to the source and ask a Norse
If he ever rode on a viking horse.
A member of the Viking force                            Everybody Loves Saturday Night
Is the famous Erik the Red.                             Everybody loves Saturday night
                                                        Everyone loves Saturday night
Vikings like to sail around to pass the time of day.    Everybody, everybody,
But Erik the Red will always sail after his old beard   Everybody, everybody,
turns gray.                                             Everybody loves Saturday night

                                                        Tout la monde aime Samedi soir (French)
A Norse is a Norse, of course,                          Jederman liebt Samstag abend (German)
And the loudest of all the snoring Norse
Is the famous Norse who looks like a horse,
The famous, ERIK the Red.                               Everyday
                                                        Thank you God for all you do
                                                        Alleluia
Evensong                                                Thank you God for all you do
When the shadows softly gather                          Every single day.
As we close our eyes in sleep
We would thank thee holy Father
For thy keep                                            Everyone Knows It
                                                        Everyone knows it, but how can you show it
Keep our loved ones free from sorrow                    That love is a wonderful thing.
Be thou ever close beside                               Try to believe it, and then you will live it
Help us play the game tomorrow                          And see what the future will bring.
As thy Guides
                                                        Chorus:

Ever Been Fishin                                        A-a-a-a-a-a-ah.
Have you ever been fishin'                              Everyone knows it, but how can you show it
On a bright and sunny day?                              That love is a wonderful thing.
Have you ever seen a fish
Swim in and out the bay                                 Laughter or crying, there's no use denying
With his hands in his pockets                           That love holds each life in its hands.
And his pockets in his pants?                           So, do what you can to be living in harmony,
Have you ever seen a fish                               Meeting what love may demand.
Do the huchi-cuchi dance.
                                                        You've got a lot of it, so you must share it,
Well, I have been a-fishin'                             Proving that love isn't cold.
On a bright and sunny day

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Give it to everyone, don't miss out anyone.
They'll give it back threefold.                    Farmer in the Dell
                                                   The farmer in the dell
                                                   The farmer in the dell
Everywhere We Go                                   Hi-ho the dairy-o
Everywhere we go                                   The farmer in the dell
Everywhere we go
People want to know                                The farmer takes a wife
People want to know                                The farmer takes a wife
Who we are                                         Hi-ho the dairy-o
Who we are                                         The farmer takes a wife
Where we come from
Where we come from                                 Repeat with:
We're from London
We're from London                                  Wife takes a child
We're the 10th St.Marylebone                       Child takes a dog
We're the 10th St.Marylebone                       Dog takes a cat
And if they can't hear us                          Cat takes a rat
And if they can't hear us                          Rat take the cheese
We'll sing a little louder                         Cheese stands alone
We'll sing a little louder
                                                   Actions: The group stands in a circle, holding hands.
                                                   A girl
Fare Thee Well                                     designated as the
Fare thee well, luck go with thee;                 Farmer stands in the middle of the circle. By the end
When I'm far, Remember me.                         of the
                                                   first verse, she picks
                                                   someone in the circle to be the Wife. By the end of
Farewell to Nova Scotia                            the second
Chorus:                                            verse, the Wife
So Farewell to Nova Scotia                         must pick someone to come and be the Child. This
Your seabound coast                                repeats to the
Let your mountains dark and dreary be              end of the song.
For when I am far away                             When the Cheese is chosen, everyone else returns to
On the briny ocean tossed                          the circle
Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me        except the Cheese,
                                                   who stands alone in the middle while the verse is
The sun was setting in the west                    sung.
The birds were singing on every tree
All nature seemed inclined to rest
But still there was no rest for me                 Fast Food
                                                   Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut
I grieve to leave my native land                   Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
I grieve to leave my comrades all                  Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut
And my parents whom I love so dear                 Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
And the bonny bonny lass that I do adore           McDonald McDonalds
                                                   Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
The drums do beat and the wars do alarm
The Captain calls we must obey                     A Burger King a Burger King
So farewell farewell to Nova Scotia's charms       Long John Silvers and a Burger King
For it's early in the morning, I am far far away   A Burger King a Burger King
                                                   Long John Silvers and a Burger King
I have three brothers and they are at rest         Red Lobster Red Lobster
Their arms are folded on their breast              Long John Silvers and a Burger King
While a poor simple sailor just like me
Must be tossed and driven o'er the dark blue sea   Dairy Queen A Dairy Queen

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Chuck E. Cheese and a Dairy Queen                    Notta six... shake both hands, both feet, nod head and
Dairy Queen A Dairy Queen                            bend
Chuck E. Cheese and a Dairy Queen                    at
Roy Rogers Roy Rogers                                waist.
Chuck E. Cheese and a Dairy Queen                    Notta seven... shake both hands, both feet, nod head,
                                                     bend
Actions                                              waist
Pizza Hut - Make shape of a hut in the air           and turn around.

Kentucky Fried- Flap elbows up and down in the
manner of a demented chicken                         Father Abraham 2
                                                     Father Abraham,
McDonalds - Put hands on top of head and bribg out   Had many sons,
and down                                             And many sons had Father Abraham.
to produce the "Golden Arches"                       I am one of them, so are you,
                                                     So let us praise the Lord.
Burger King - Put hands on head with fingers up to   After each time repeat the Chorus, say the next action
make a crown                                         Action 1: Right Foot (everyone starts stomping their
                                                     right foot as they re-sing the Chorus)
Long John Silver - mimic sword play                  Action 2: Right Foot - Left Foot (everyone starts
                                                     stomping their left foot along with their right foot so
Red Lobster - hold up arms and bring fingers down    that they appear to be marching)
on thumbs                                            Action 3: Right Foot - Left Foot - Right Arm (starts
like lobser claws snaping                            swining their right arm along with the previous
                                                     actions)
Dairy Queen - mimic milking a cow                    Action 3: Right Foot - Left Foot - Right Arm - Left
                                                     Arm (swings left arm)
Chuck E. Cheese - mimic throwing up a pizza          Action 5: Right Foot - Left Foot - Right Arm - Left
                                                     Arm - Nod Head (everyone starts nodding their head)
Roy Rogers - mimic riding a horse                    Action 6: Right Foot - Left Foot - Right Arm - Left
                                                     Arm - Nod Head - Turn Around (Just once! then
                                                     continue previous actions as you sing the Chorus)
Fat Girl Guide                                       Action 7: Right Foot - Left Foot - Right Arm - Left
A fat Girl Guide, a fat Girl Guide                   Arm - Nod Head - turn Around - SIT DOWN
A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide
A fat Girl Guide, a fat Girl Guide
A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide         Fire Down Below
The Leaders, the Leaders                             Fire in the Galley, fire down below,
A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide         It's fetch a bucket of water boys,
The Leaders, the Leaders                             There's fire down below.
A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide         CHORUS:-
                                                     Fire, fire, fire down below,
                                                     It's fetch a bucket of water boys,
Father Abraham 1                                     There's fire down below.
Father Abraham had seven daughters,                  Fire in the fore-top, fire in the main,
Seven daughters had Father Abraham.                  It's fetch a bucket of water boys,
And they could not walk                              And put it out again.
And they could not talk                              CHORUS
And they could not even sing.                        Fire in the fore-peak, fire down below,
                                                     It's fetch a bucket of water boys,
Notta one... shake right hand.                       There's fire down below.
Notta two... shake both hands.                       CHORUS
Notta three... shake both hands and one foot.        Fire in the windlass, fire in the
Notta four... shake both hands and both feet.         chain,
Notta five... shake both hands, both feet and nod    It's fetch a bucket of water boys,
head.                                                And put it out again.

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CHORUS                                                   First Thing We Pray For The
Fire up aloft, and fire down below,                      The first thing we pray for
It's fetch a bucket of water boys,                       We pray for our rest,
There's fire down below.                                 For the Lord knows and we all know that a good rest
CHORUS                                                   is best
                                                         And if we have one rest, may we also have ten,
                                                         May we have a little holiday,
Fires Burning                                            Hallelujah, Amen
Fire's burning, fire's burning
Draw nearer, draw nearer                                 The next thing we pray for,
In the gloming, in the gloming                           We pray for our bread
Come sing and be merry                                   For the Lord knows and we all know that without
                                                         bread we're dead
Here is what I think is the original song, "Campfire's   And if we have one loaf, may we also have ten,
Burning",                                                May we have a little bakery,
which is often sung in the UK!                           Hallelujah, Amen.

Camp fire's burning, camp fire's burning                 The next thing we pray for,
Draw nearer, draw nearer,                                We pray for our beer
In the glowing, in the glowing                           For the Lord knows and we all know that it brings us
Come sing and be merry                                   good cheer
                                                         And if we have one pint, may we also have ten,
                                                         May we have a little brewery,
Firestone Theme Song                                     Hallelujah, Amen.
You take a land with hills and whispering pines,
Rocky coasts and folks who are mighty, mighty fine       The last thing we pray for,
Blend them in with boys of Scouting's Aim,               We pray for our Queen.
And we'll follow on to greater fame.                     For the Lord knows and we all know what a good
Firestone, land of golden dreams                         Queen she's been
Hiking trails and crystal mountain streams               And if we have one Queen, may we also have ten,
Pledged to Scouting Spirit bold and true,                May we have a little regiment,
So let us stand and take our oath anew!                  Hallelujah, Amen.
On my honor I will do my best
Duty bound to see that Scouting Spirit's blessed
By every boy, no matter where he be,                     Fish and Chips and Vinegar
As we go on for God and our country!                     Fish and chips with vinegar
Our country!                                             vinegar, vinegar
                                                         Fish and chips with vinegar
                                                         pepper pepper pepper pop
First Aiders Song The                                    Don't throw your junk in my back yard
On the first day of camping the Leader sent to me        my back yard, my back yard
A boy who had skinned his knee                           Don't throw your junk in my back yard
On the second day of camping the Leader sent to me       by back yard's full
Two banged heads, and a boy who had skinned his
knee
three nose-bleeds . .                                    Five Feet High and Risin
four mozzie bites . .                                    How high's the water Mamma? Two feet high and
five nettle-stings . .                                   risin'
six boys with splinters . .                              How high's the water Pappa? She said it's two feet
seven upset tummies . .                                  high and risin'
eight cuts and grazes . .                                Well we can make it to the road in a home made boat
nine twisted ankles . .                                  'Cause that's the only thing we got left that'll float
ten homesick Leaders . .                                 It's already over all the wheat and oats
eleven boys with measles . .                             Two feet high and risin'
twelve angry parents . .
                                                         How high's the water Mamma? Three feet high and

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risin'                                                 Lord, I'm five hundred miles away from home.
How high's the water Pappa? She said it's three feet   Not a shirt on my back, not a penny to my name.
high and                                               Lord, I can't go back home this away.
risin'                                                 This a-way, this a-way,
Well our hives are gone, I lost my bees                this a-way, this a-way.
Chickens are sleepin' in the willow tree               Lord, I can't go back home this a-way.
Cows are in water up past their knees
Three feet high and risin'
                                                       Five in the Bed
How high's the water Mamma? Four feet high and         There were five in the bed and the little one said,
risin'                                                 (make #5 with
How high's the water Pappa? She said it's four feet    your hands)
high and                                               "Roll over! Roll over!" (roll motion with hands)
risin'                                                 So they all rolled over and one fell out (roll motion)
Hey, come look through the window pane                 And bumped his head and shouted out, (knock on
The bus is comin', gonna take us to the train          head, cup hands
Looks like we'll be blessed with a little more rain    around mouth)
Four feet high and risin'                              "Please remember to tie a knot in your pajamas, (tie
                                                       an invisible
How high's the water Mamma? Five feet high and         knot)
risin'                                                 Single beds are only made for one, two, three, four!"
How high's the water Pappa? She said it's five feet    (number 1,
high and                                               2, 3, 4...)
risin'
Well the rails are washed out north of town            There were four in the bed and the little one said...
We gotta head for higher ground                        There were three in the bed and the little one said...
We cain't come back 'till the water goes down          There were two in the bed and the little one said...
Five feet high and risin'
Well it's five feet high and risin'                    There was one in the bed and the little one said...
                                                       (clapping to
                                                       the beat)
Five Green and Speckled Frogs                          "I've got the whole bed to myself,
Five green and speckled frogs                          I've got the whole darn bed to myself,
Sat on a speckled log                                  I've got the whole bed to myself,
Eating the most delicious bugs                         I've got the whole bed to myself!"
Yum-yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool                             Five Irregular Men
Now there are four green speckled frogs.               CHORUS: *
                                                       There were five, five constipated men in the Bible, in
Four green and speckled frogs...                       the Bible.
                                                       There were five, five constipated men In the holy
                                                       books of Moses.
Five Hundred Miles
If you miss the train I'm on,                          Oh, the first, first constipated man Was Cain, he was
you will know that I am gone,                          not able.
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.         Oh, the first, first constipated man Was Cain, he was
A hundred miles, a hundred miles,                      not able.
a hundred miles, a hundred miles,                      *
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.         Oh, the next, next constipated man Was Moses, he
CHORUS                                                 took the
Lord, I'm one, Lord, I'm two,                          tablets.
Lord, I'm three, Lord, I'm four,                       Oh, the next, next constipated man Was Moses, he
Lord, I'm five hundred miles away from home.           took the
Away from home, away from home,                        tablets.
away from home, away from home.                        *

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Oh, the third, third constipated man Was Solomon, he     Flower of Scotland
sat for                                                  Oh Flower of Scotland
forty years.                                             When will we see your like again
Oh, the third, third constipated man Was Solomon, he     That fought and died for
sat for                                                  Your wee bit hill and glen.
forty years.
*                                                        Chorus.
Oh, the fourth, fourth constipated man Was Balam,
he couldn't                                              That stood against him
move his ass.                                            Proud Edward's army
Oh, the fourth, fourth constipated man Was Balam,        And sent him homeward
he couldn't                                              Tae think again.
move his ass.
*                                                        The hills are bare now
Oh, the last, last constipated man                       And Autumn leaves lie thick and still
Was Sampson, he brought the house down…                  O'er land that is lost now
                                                         Which those so dearly held.

Flea                                                     Those days are passed now
Flea                                                     And in the past they must remain
Flea-fly                                                 But we can still rise now
Flea-fly flo                                             And be the nation again.
Vista
Cum-ala-la, Cum-ala-la, Cum-ala-la, vista                Repeat verse one.
Oh no, no, not the vista
Einie-meanie, alla-meany, ooh-ah-la-walla-meanie,
escou-meanie,                                            Food Song
zala-meanie-ooh-al-la-wah                                Soup, soup, we all want soup, Tip your bowl and
                                                         drain it,
                                                         Let your whiskers strain it,
Flea Fly Mosquito                                        Hark, hark, that funny noise, listening to the gurgling,
Flea                                                     boys.
Flea, fly
Flea, fly, mosquito                                      Meat, meat, we must have meat, fresh and juicy cow
Swat 'em!                                                meat,
Calamine, calamine, calamine lotion                      Ham and pickled pigs feet,
Oh, no more calamine lotion.                             Veal, lamd and pork chops too, any kind of meat will
Itchy, itchy, scratchy, scratchy, got one on my backy,   do
backy
Ohy, ohy, owwy, owwy, wish he'd go away                  Fish, fish, we all want fish, fish that isn't bony,
Quick get the bug spray, I think he went that-a-way-     Nor a little phony,
shhhhhh!                                                 Fresh, fish, we won't eat stale, any kind of fish but
(Make can-spraying motions)                              whale.

                                                         Pie, pie, we all want pie, apple, peach and cherry,
Flinstones Grace                                         Cheese and huckleberry,
God is--great--and God is--good                          Mince, pie, is very fine, That's the wat that Boy
And let us thank Him for our food.                       Scouts dine!
God is--great--and God is--good
And let us thank Him for our food.
Amen. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-men.                             Food Terrible Food
Amen. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-men.                             Food terrible food, burnt sausage and mustard
God is--great--and God is--good                          We're not in the mood for cold porridge and custard
And let us thank Him for our...                          Fried eggs with their edges black
We'll thank Him for our...                               What next is the question
We'll thank Him for our food!                            We're all gonna suffer from indigestion

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Food terrible food, those soggy old cornflakes             Open air and pale and food and fire
That lumpy fruit duff, that's all that our cook makes      Joy never ending
We have to eat the stuff, don't want to be rude
But food - horrible food - sickening food - terrible       Campfires are buring low
food                                                       No longer leaping
                                                           Guides sing their evening song
                                                           Shadows come creeping
Food Glorious Food                                         Sun sinks below the west
Is it worth waiting for, if we live till eighty-four       Goodnight, and may you rest
All we ever get is gruel. Every day we say a               Blankets warm and by soft sounds caressed
prayer/gruel                                               Guides all are sleeping.
Will they change the bill of fare? Still we get the
same old
There's not a crust, not a crumb can we find, can we       For Goodness
beg                                                        Let us all thank God for goodness at this meal
Can we borrow or cadge                                     Let us all thank God for goodness at this meal
But there's nothing to stop us from getting a thrill       Let us all thank God for goodness,
When we all close our eyes and imagine                     Let us all thank God for goodness,
Food, glorious food, hot sausage and mustard               Let us all thank God for goodness at this meal.
While we're in the mood, cold jelly and custard            Other Phrases:
Peace pudding and saveloys, what next is the               We will honor God with goodness every day.
question?                                                  We will stand and shout His praises, Yeah God!
Rich gentlemen have it boys, indigestion
Food, glorious food, we're anxious to try it
Three banquets a day, our favourite diet                   For Health and Strength
Just picture a great big steak, fried, roasted or stewed   For health and strength
Oh, food, wonderful food, marvelous food, glorious         And daily food
food                                                       We praise Thy name
Food, glorious food, what is there more handsome?          O Lord
Gulped, swallowed or chewed, still it's worth a king's
ransom
What is it we dream about, what brings on a sigh?          For Me and My Gal
Piled peaches and cream about six feet high                The bells are ringing, for me and my gal
Food, glorious food, eat right through the menu            The birds are singing, for me and my gal
Just loosen your belt, two inches and then you             Everybody's been knowing
Work up a new appetite, this interlude                     To a wedding there going
Then food, once again, food, fabulous food                 And for weeks they've been sewing
Food, glorious food, don't care what it looks like         Every Susie and Sal
Burned, under done, crude, don't care what it cooks        They're congregating for me and my gal
like                                                       The parsons waiting for me and my gal
Just thinking of growing fat, sets our senses reeling      And someday I'm going to build a little home for two
One moment of knowing that full up feeling                 For three or four or more
Food, glorious food, what wouldn't we give for             In love land for me and my gal
That extra bit more, that's all that we live for
Why should we be fated to do nothing but brood
On food, magical food, wonderful food, marvelous           For the Beauty of the Earth
food                                                       For the beauty of the earth,
                                                           For the glory of the skies,
                                                           For the love from which our birth,
Footsteps on Distant Trails                                Over and around us lies;
Footsteps on distant trail                                 Lord of all, to Thee we raise
Campward are wandering                                     This hymn of grateful praise.
Birch fire and bubbling stew
Rich odors sending                                         For the wonder of each hour
Here is your heart's desire                                Of the day and of the night,
Best when your feet shall tire,                            Hill and vale, and tree and flow'r,

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Sun and moon, and stars of light;                         Forty Years on an Iceberg
Lord of all, to Thee we raise                             Forty years on an iceberg (make #10 four times with
This hymn of grateful praise.                             hands)
                                                          Over the ocean wide (wave motion)
For the joy of human love,                                Nothing to wear but pyjamas, (slide hands up body
Brother, sister, parent, child,                           from toes to
Friends on earth and friends above,                       head)
For all gentle thoughts and mild;                         Nothing to do but slide (slide hands down body from
Lord of all, to Thee we raise                             head to toes)
This hymn of grateful praise.
                                                          The wind was cold and icy, (shiver, arms around
                                                          body)
Forty Acres                                               Jack Frost began to bite (pinch neighbours)
He was headed into Boston in a big diesel truck           I had to hug my polar bear (hug neighbours)
It was his first shift about and he was havin' lots of    To keep me warm at night, night, night, night...
luck
He was headed the wrong direction down a one way          (Repeat and each time hum another line instead of
street in town                                            singing it)
And this is what he said when the police chased him
down
                                                          Found a Peanut
Give me ... acres to turn this rig around                 Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut
It's the easiest way that I've found                      over there,
Some guys can turn it on a dime or turn it right          Thought I'd eat it, thought I'd eat it, thought I'd eat it,
downtown                                                  didn't care.
But give me ... acres to turn this rig around
When he finally found where to unload, he had a           Rather tasty, rather tasty, rather tasty but now,
dreadful shock                                            Got a pain, got a pain, got a pain, don't know how.
His trailer pointed towards the road, his cab right to
the dock                                                  Fetch a doctor, fetch a doctor, fetch a doctor, fetch
And as he looked around him, through his tears he         him quick.
made this sound                                           Appendicitis, appendicitis, appendicitis, feeling sick
Give me ... acres and I'll turn this rig around
                                                          Cut him open, cut him open, cut him open, save his
When he finally got unloaded, he was asked to leave       life.
the town                                                  Sew him up, sew him up, sew him up around my
He was very, very happy, going back to Alabam             knife.
When up ahead he saw a sign said, you are northward
bound                                                     Cut him open, cut him open, cut him open 'til its
Give me ... acres and I'll turn this rig around           found,
                                                          Sew him up, sew him up, have you seen my specs
He was drivin' down the right lane when ahead he          around.
saw a sign
He had to make a left turn, but he could not get in       Cut him open, cut him open, cut him open, - ad
line                                                      nauseam.
The tears were streakin' down his cheeks and they all
heard him
yell                                                      Four Leaf Clover
Give me ... sticks of dynamite 'n I'll blow this rig up   I'm looking over a four leaf clover
                                                          That I overlooked before
Give me Acres And I'll Turn this Rig around               One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain
It's the easiest way that I've found                      Third is the roses that grow in the lane
Some guys can turn it on a dime or turn it right          No need explaining the one remaining
downtown                                                  It's somebody I adore
But I need ... acres to turn this rig around              I'm looking over a four leaf clover
Yes, I need ... acres to turn this rig around             That I overlooked before

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Four Walls                                                  be on my trail-o"
Out where the bright lights are glowing
You're drawn like a moth to the flame                       Well, he ran 'til he came to his cozy den,
You laugh while the wine's overflowing                      there were the little ones - eight, nine ten
While I sit and whisper your name                           They said, "Daddy, better go back again 'cause it
                                                            must be a might fine town-o, town-o, town-o
Four walls to hear me                                       They said, "Daddy, better go back again 'cause it
Four walls to see                                           must be a might fine town-o
Four walls to hear me
Closing in on me                                            Then the fox and his wife, without any strife,
                                                            cut up the goose with a fork and a knife
Sometimes I ask why I'm waiting                             They never has such a supper in their life and the
But my walls have nothing to say                            little one chewed on the bones-o, bones-o, bones-o
I'm made for love not hating                                They never has such a supper in their life and the
But here's where you left me I'll stay                      little one chewed on the bones-o

One night with you was like heaven
And so while I'm walking the floor                          Fractured Bonnie
I'll listen for steps in the hallway                        The codfish lie dead in the ocean.
And wait for your knock on the door                         The bluefish lie dead in the sea.
                                                            They all died from water pollution,
                                                            Caused by the oil companies.
Fox The
Oh the fox went out on a chilly night,                      Don't swim, don't swim,
prayed for the moon to give him light                       Remember the bluefish and cod, and cod.
He had many a mile to go that night before he               It's not our sea, Texaco leased it from God.
reached the town-o, town-o, town-o
He had many a mile to go that night before he               What do you do with an drunken sailor?
reached the town-o                                          What do you do with an drunken sailor?
                                                            What do you do with an drunken sailor?
So he ran 'til he came to a great big pen                   Er-lie in the morning.
where the ducks and the geese were kept therein             Put him in charge of an Exxon tanker. . .
He said "One of you is going to grease my chin
before I leave this town-o, town-o, town-o
He said "One of you is going to grease my chin              Frankenstein
before I leave this town-o                                  In a castle, on a mountain
                                                            Near the dark and murky Rhine,
He grabbed a duck by the neck                               Dwelt a doctor, the concoctor
Swung a goose over his back                                 Of the monster, Frankenstein.
He didn't mind the 'quack, quack, quack' and the legs
all dangling down-o, down-o, down-o                         Oh my monster oh my monster,
He didn't mind the 'quack, quack, quack' and the legs       Oh my monster, Frankenstein,
all dangling down-o                                         You were built to last forever,
                                                            Dreadful scary Frankenstein.
Well old mother flipper-flopper jumped out of bed
out the window she popped her head                          In a graveyard near the castle,
She cried, "John, John, the gray goose is gone! And         Where the moon refused to shine,
the fox is on the town-o, town-o, town-o                    He dug for noses and for toeses
She cried, "John, John, the gray goose is gone! And         For his monster, Frankenstein.
the fox is on the town-o

So John, he ran to the top of the hill                      Freight Train
blew his whistle so loud and shrill                         Freight train, freight train, going so fast
Fox, he said, "I better flee with my kill or they'll soon   Freight train, freight train, going so fast
be on my trail-o, trail-o, trail-o"                         Please don't tell what train I'm on
Fox, he said, "I better flee with my kill or they'll soon   So they won't know where I've gone

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Freight train, freight train, comin' round the bend    Friends 1
Freight train, who ya gonna send?                      Friends are nothing 'til they play.
One of these days I'm gonna ride                       Together, they must play the whole day.
go back to my home town                                They must play the night away.
                                                       They must play, together they must play.
One more place I'd like to be
One more place I'd love to see                         Other verses:
Watch those ol' Blueridge Mountains fly
When I ride old number *                               Friends are nothing 'til they cry...
                                                       Friends are nothing 'til they camp...
When I die, please bury me                             Friends are nothing 'til they pray...
Down at the end of Regesse Street                      Friends are nothing 'til they sing...
So I can hear old number *
As she goes rolling by                                 Final verse:

                                                       Friends are nothing 'til they part.
Frere Jacques Brother John                             Together, with a teardrop in their eyes.
Frere Jacques (Brother John)                           They must go their separate ways.
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping                     They must part, together they must part.
Brother John? Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.                    Friends 2
                                                       So I thank You, I thank you God for all of my friends
French:                                                I thank You, I thank You God for all of my friends
Frere Jacques, frere Jacques,                          with me
Dormez-vous, dormez-vous?                              tonight
Sonnent les mantines, sonnent les mantines:
Ding-dang-dong, ding-dang-dong!                        When you're all alone and you're feeling so low
                                                       There is a friend there to tell the things you know
German:                                                A friend will always listen, a friend will understand
Bruder Jakob, Bruder Jakob,                            What is a friend? A friend is here indeed
Schlaefst Du noch, schlaefst Du noch?                  Sitting all around me, listening to my need
Morgenglocken laeuten, Morgenglocken laeuten,          A friend is always there, a friend will always care
Ding-dang-dong, ding-dang-dong.                        There's one important thing that I want you to know
                                                       And I mean it sincerely from the bottom of my soul
                                                       I love all of you, you're the greatest friends I've got
Fried Ham 1
Fried ham, fried ham, cheese and baloney
After the macaroni, we'll have onions, and pickles,    Frog Kissin
and peppers                                            Do you remember the fairy tale, how the wicked
Then we'll have some more fried ham, fried ham.        witch's spell
                                                       Turned the handsome prince to a toad
Some suggested styles:                                 Through the power of her potion, she handed him the
Opera                                                  notion
With fingers in sides of mouth                         That he was lower than the dirt in the road
                                                       And though she left him green and warted, her evil
                                                       plan was
Fried Ham 2                                            thwarted
Fried ham, fried ham, cheese and baloney               When there chanced to happen by a young miss
After the macaroni, we'll have onions, and pickles,    Who in spite of his complexion, offered her affection
and peppers                                            And broke the wicked curse with her kiss
Then we'll have some more fried ham, fried ham.
                                                       Chorus:
Some suggested styles:
Opera                                                  If you've never been frog kissin'
With fingers in sides of mouth                         Well, you don't know what you've been missin', yeah

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There's a world of opportunity under each and every        It's squishy and it's slimy and it wiggles in my hand
log                                                        I also have a wooly worm and a pocket full of sand
And if you've never been a charm breaker
And if you've never been a handsome prince maker,
yeah                                                       Frog Song 3
Then just slow down, turn around, and kiss you a           Na-noo went the little green frog one day,
frog                                                       Na-noo went the little green frog!
                                                           Na-noo went the little green frog one day,
Once upon a time ago, I was down and feeling low           So we all went na-noo-na!
Like a lonely frog in a pond                               Now we know frogs go: la-dee-da-dee-da, la-dee-da-
Life was just a joke, and I was very near to croak         dee-da,
And I was zapped by life's wicked wand                     la-dee-da-dee-da!
Then in the depths of my depression there came a           Now we know frogs go: la-dee-da-dee-da,
true expression                                            They never go na-noo-na!
Of love from a lady so sweet
She gave me warm, fuzzy feelings, feelings that were
healing                                                    Froggie
And knocked me off my little webbed feet.                  Dog
                                                           Dog Cat
There's a happy ever after land, deep within the heart     Dog Cat Mouse
of man                                                     Froggie!!!
Where a prince or princess abides                          Itsy Bitsy Teenie weenie Little-bitty Froggie!
But all we get are glimpses of the handsome prince or      Jump Jump Little Froggie
princess                                                   Gather up all the little wormies and spiders
'Cause they're covered by a green, warty hide              Wormies and spiders, scrum-didili-icious
And thought they're full of life's potential, they're      Ribbit Ribbit Ribbit Ribbit Croak
lacking one
essential
To enable them to shine like a star                        Froggie Went Acourting
And that's the handsome guy or missus who'll cover         Froggie went a-courtin' and he did ride, A-huh
them with                                                  Froggie went a-courtin' and he did ride, A-huh
kisses                                                     Frogie went a-courtin' and he did ride
And love them while they're just like they are.            Sword and pistol by his side
                                                           A-huh, a-huh, a-huh
                                                           Well, he rode down to Molly Mouse's door
Frog Round                                                 Where he had often been before
1. bananas (low voice)                                     He took Miss Mousie on his knee
2. knee deep (medium)                                      Said, "Miss Mousie, will you marry me?"
3. tea and coffee (high)                                   I'll have to ask my Uncle Rat
4. Hear the lively song                                    See what he will say to that
Of the frogs in yonder pond                                Well, Uncle Rat laughed and shook his fat sides
Crik, crik, crikkety crik                                  To think his niece would be a bride
Brrrr....uh                                                A-huh, a-huh, a-huh

Frog Song 1
Hear the lively song,                                      From the First Hello
of the frog in yonder pond.                                From the first hello
Krik, krik, krik, krik, krik, krik,                        To the last good-bye,
Burr-ump                                                   Its been awfully nice to know you.
                                                           So forgive the parting sigh,
                                                           As we watch you go
Frog Song 2                                                With your head held high.
I have something in my pocket that I found behind a        It's been fun and neat
log                                                        A pleasure to meet.
My leader said to put it back, it's a great big slippery   A special treat to say I.
frog!

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From the first hello                               Funky Chicken: dance around in a circle with arms
To the last good-bye.                              crooked up as
                                                   chicken wings
                                                   Mae West: flare an invisible skirt
Fruit Salad                                        Dracula: one arm up in front of face as if a cape was
Apples, peaches, pears and plums!                  draped
Apples, peaches, pears and plums!                  over it, peek out
                                                   from behind arm, then repeat with other arm
Banana-na-na-na-na-na!                             Orangutan: dance around like a monkey
Banana-na-na-na-na-na!
                                                   More verses:
Grapes, grapes, doo-ah doo-ah!
Grapes, grapes, doo-ah doo-ah!                     (Leader) Let me see your Elvis Presley
                                                   (All) What's that you say?
Papaya, papaya, p-p-papaya!                        (Leader) I said let me see your Elvis Presley
Papaya, papaya, p-p-papaya!                        (All) What's that you say?

Watermelon, watermelon, (spit out seed, spit out   (Leader) Let me see your Cleopatra
seed)                                              (All) What's that you say?
Watermelon, watermelon, (spit out seed, spit out   (Leader) I said let me see your Cleopatra
seed)                                              (All) What's that you say?

Raspberry, raspberry, (raspberry, raspberry,       (Leader) Let me see your John Travolta
raspberry)                                         (All) What's that you say?
Raspberry, raspberry, (raspberry, raspberry,       (Leader) I said let me see your John Travolta
raspberry)                                         (All) What's that you say?

                                                   (Leader) Let me see your Michael Jordan
Fun                                                (All) What's that you say?
We're here for fun right from the start,           (Leader) I said let me see your Michael Jordan
So drop your dignity,                              (All) What's that you say?
Just laugh and sing with all your heart,           (Chorus action: swish, a a a swish, a a a swish, a a a
and show your loyalty.                             swish -
May all your troubles be forgot.                   like a basketball)
Let this night be the best.
Join in the songs we sing tonight.                 (Leader) Let me see your Biffy-man
Be happy with the rest.                            (All) What's that you say?
                                                   (Leader) I said let me see your Biffy-man
                                                   (All) What's that you say?
Funky Chicken                                      (Chorus action: with "peeuh a a a peeuh a a a peeuh a
(Leader) Let me see you funky chicken!             a a peeuh")
(All) WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY?                         (Biffy is another word for toilet!)
(Leader) Let me see you funky chicken!
(All) WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY? I said....
                                                   Gaelic Blessing
Chorus: (everyone)                                 May the road rise up to meet you.
                                                   May the wind be always at your back.
Ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo,     May the sunshine warm upon your face.
One more time, now!                                The rain fall soft upon you fields.
Ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo,     And until we meet again some day.
Back in line, now! (Stomp feet eight times)        May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
                                                   May the memories that we have shared.
Other Verses: Mae West, Dracula, Orangutan         Linger on and on,
                                                   Linger on and on.
Actions (done during each Chorus):


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Galaxy Song The
Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,                  Repeat but replace 'Lah dee dah dee dah with:
And things seem hard or tough,                            'Pop' in the microwave
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,                 'Splat' when you step on them
And you feel that you've had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough,      'Squelch' on the freeway

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's     Using sound effects for the word in quotes and
evolving                                                  appropriate
Revolving at 900 miles an hour,                           actions. Cubs love it!
That's orbiting at 90 miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A Sun which is the source of all our power.
The Sun and you and me and all the stars that we can      Gary Owen
see                                                       Chorus:
Are moving at a million miles a day                       Gary Owen, Gary Owen, Gary Owen
In an outer spiral arm, at 40 000 miles an hour,          In the valley of Montana all alone
Of the galaxy we call the Milky Way.                      There are better days to be
                                                          In the seventh cavalry
Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars,       When we charge again
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side,         For dear old Gary Owen.
It bulges in the middle, 16 thousand light years thick,   I can here those sioux bucks singing, Sgt. Flynn
But out by us it's just 3000 light years wide.            I can here those tom-toms ringing, Sgt. Flynn
We're 30 000 light years from galactic central point,     I can here those sioux bucks singing,
We go round every 200 million years,                      I can here those tom-toms ringing,
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions,       But they don't yet know the tune to Gary Owen.
In this amazing and expanding universe.                   It's first call I hear it sounding, Sgt. Flynn
                                                          And it sounds like taps a-rounding, Sgt. Flynn
The universe itself keeps on expanding and                Oh me lads, here's something fancy
expanding,                                                Take a break, it's Private Clancy
In all of the directions it can wizz,                     And you'll feel better when he strikes up Gary Owen
As fast as it can go - the speed of light, you know -     For it's Boots and Saddles sounding, Sgt. Flynn
12 million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed    Along the line the men are bounding, Sgt. Flynn
there is                                                  So let' saddle-up and fall in
So remember when you're feeling very small and            For the trumpets are callin'
insecure,                                                 And the band is tuning up for Gary Owen.
How incredibly unlikely was your birth,                   For it's forward we're advancing, Sgt. Flynn
And you'd better hope there's intelligent life            And the breeze guides are a-lancing, Sgt. Flynn
somewhere up there                                        Walk, trot, gallop, charged by thunder,
                                                          We will ride those cut throats under.
'Cause there's bugger all here on earth.                  Drive your sabers to the hilt for Gary Owen.
                                                          We are ambushed and surrounded, Sgt. Flynn
                                                          Yet recall has not been sounded, Sgt. Flynn
Galoomp                                                   Gather round me and we'll rally
Galoomp went the little green frog one day,               Make one last stand in the valley
Galoomp went the little green frog,                       For the Seventh Regiment and Gary Owen.
Galoomp went the little green frog one day,               You are cut, and scalped, and battered, Sgt. Flynn
And his eyes went gloomp, gloomp, gloomp                  All your men are dead and scattered, Sgt. Flynn
                                                          I will make you bed tomorrow
But:                                                      With my head bowed down in sorrow.
                                                          o'er your grave, I'll whistle Taps
We all know frogs go                                      And Gary Owen.
Lah dee dah dee dah,                                      Leader sings lines of verses,
Lah dee dah dee dah,                                      group yells back "Sgt. Flynn"
Lah dee dah dee dah,                                      and "Gary Owen" at the end of each of those lines
We all know frogs go
Lah dee dah dee dah,
They don't go gloomp, gloomp,gloomp.                      Gay Old Desperado The

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The gay old desparado from the wild and woolly           Off rolled my head
west,                                                    And "naaaah" went Georgie.
He rode into Chicago just to give the west a rest.
He wore a big sombrero and two pistols at his side
and everywhere he went he gave his war hoot.             German Doctor The
                                                         I'm a good doctor, come from German-land!
Chorus:                                                  Yock-von schpeilen!
                                                         Meta-me a viola!
Oh what a big, bold, man was this desperado.
From Cripple Creek clear down in Colorado.               (everyone) Vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio vio viola,
And he horsed around like a big tornado.                 vio
And everywhere he went he gave his war hoot.             viola, HEY!
YEE HA!
                                                         I'm a good doctor, come from German-land!
He went to Cooney Island just to take in all the         Yock-von schpeilen!
sights.                                                  Meta-me a piano!
He saw the hoochie coochies and the girls all dressed
in tights.                                               (everyone) Plinka plinka plinka plonk, plinka plinka
It got him so excited that he shot out all the lights.   plinka
And everywhere he went he gave his war hoot.             plonk, plinka
                                                         plinka plinka plonk, plinka plinka plonk, OH...
(Chorus)                                                 Vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio viola,
                                                         HEY!
The gay desperado was a strollin' down the street.
A big, old fat policeman came a stompin' down the        I'm a good doctor, come from German-land!
street                                                   Yock-von schpeilen!
He took him by the collar and he took him by the         Meta-me a radio!
seat.
And put him where he couldn't give his war hoot.         (everyone) CB-CB-CBC, CB-CB-CBC, CB-CB-
                                                         CBC, CB-CBC, OH...
(Chorus)                                                 Plinka plinka plinka plonk, plinka plinka plinka
                                                         plonk, plinka
                                                         plinka plinka
George Washington Bridge                                 plonk, plinka plinka plonk, OH...
George Washington Bridge                                 Vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio viola,
                                                         HEY!
George Washington Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge                                 I'm a good doctor, come from German-land!
George Washington Washington Bridge                      Yock-von schpeilen!
                                                         Meta-me a TV!

Georgie                                                  (everyone) Soapy soapy soapy sud, soapy soapy
Every morning at half past eight                         soapy sud, soapy
I go "naaaah" to Georgie.                                soapy soapy sud, soapy soapy sud, OH...
And every morning at half past eight                     CB-CB-CBC, CB-CB-CBC, CB-CB-CBC, CB-CBC,
He goes "naaaah" to me.                                  OH...
No need to knock, no need to ring                        Plinka plinka plinka plonk, plinka plinka plinka
For as I rub my eyes,                                    plonk, plinka
I open my window,                                        plinka plinka
Pop out my head,                                         plonk, plinka plinka plonk, OH...
And go "naaaah" to Georgie.                              Vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio viola,
Then one morning at half past eight                      HEY!
I went "naaaah" to Georgie.
Opened my window,                                        I'm a good doctor, come from German-land!
Popped out my head                                       Yock-von schpeilen!
Down came the window                                     Meta-me a leader!

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                                                          We'll still stick around to see what happens next.
(everyone) Naggy naggy naggy nag, naggy naggy             Refrain:
naggy nag, naggy                                          When I was younger my slippers were red
naggy naggy nag, naggy naggy nag, OH...                   I could kick up my heels right over my head
Soapy soapy soapy sud, soapy soapy soapy sud,             When I was older my slippers were blue
soapy soapy soapy                                         But still I could dance the whole night through.
sud, soapy soapy sud, OH...                               Now I am older my slippers are black
CB-CB-CBC, CB-CB-CBC, CB-CB-CBC, CB-CBC,                  I huff to the store and I puff my way back
OH...                                                     But never you laugh I don't mind at all
Plinka plinka plinka plonk, plinka plinka plinka          I'd rather be huffing than not puff at all Refrain:
plonk, plinka                                             I wake up in the mourning and gather my wits
plinka plinka                                             Open the paper and read the obits
plonk, plinka plinka plonk, OH...                         And if I'm not there I know I'm not dead
Vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio viola,   So I have a good breakfast and go back to bed.
HEY!                                                      Refrain:

Actions:
                                                          Ghost Chickens In The Sky
German Doctor: hands folded in front of body, bow         A chicken Farmer went out one dark and windy day
Yock-von schpeilen: stomp foot, flex arm muscles          And by the coop he rested as he went along his way
Vio-vio-viola: play an imaginary violin                   When all at once a rotten egg hit him in the eye
Plinka-plinka-plinka-plonk: play an imaginary piano       It was the sight he dreaded, ghost chickens in the sky.
CB-CB-CBC: two fingers up at each side of head,           (Squawk
bend and                                                  Cluck etc.)
straigten in succession
Soapy soapy soapy sud: window washing action              This farmer had these chickens since he was twenty
Naggy naggy naggy nag: wag finger at other people         four,
in the circle                                             Working for the Colnel for thirty years or more
                                                          Killing all theses chickens and sending them to fry.
                                                          And now they want revenge, ghost chickens in the
Get Acquainted                                            sky. (Squawk
It's a good time to get acquainted,                       Cluck etc.)
It's a good time to know,
Who is sitting close beside you,                          Their beaks were black and shining their eyes were
And to smile and say hello!                               burning red
Good-bye chilly feeling,                                  They had no meat or feathers these chickens were
Farewell glassy stare,                                    dead.
If we all join hands and pull together,                   They picked the farmer up and he died by the claw
We're sure to get there.                                  They cooked him extra crispy, (pause) and ate him
                                                          with cole slaw.

Get Up And Go
Refrain:                                                  Ghost Of Anne Bolelyn The
How do I know my youth is all spent?                      Now in the Tower of London, large as life (large as
My get up and go has got up and went.                     life)
In spite of it all I'm able to grin                       The ghost of Anne Bolelyn walks, I declare (I
When I think of the places my get up has been.            declare)
                                                          Now, Anne Bolelyn was once King Henry's wife
Old age is golden, so I've heard said                     (Henry's wife)
But sometimes I wonder as I crawl into bed                Until he had the axman bob her hair (bob her hair)
With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup,              It happened many long years ago (long years ago)
My eyes on the table until I wake up.                     But she still comes back at night to tell him so (tell
 As sleep dims my vision                                  him so)
I say to myself,
Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?         With her head tucked underneath her arm, she walks
'Though nations are warring, the president's vexed        the bloody tower

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With her head tucked underneath her arm, at the           Dreams we dream sometimes never die
midnight hour                                             We carry them on till they become someone else's
                                                          dream
Oh, once in a while King Henry gives a spread (gives      A friend of mine had such a dream
a spread)                                                 I met her at a truck stop just outside Phoenix
For all his pals and gals, a ghostly crew (ghostly        We both worked there
crew)                                                     Her dream came true, I know it
The axman carves the meat and cuts the bread (cuts        The key to her dream was a little sign that reads
the bread)                                                Giddy-up-go
And in walks Anne Bolelyn to spoil the stew (spoil        She's a lovely girl, pretty smile
the stew)                                                 But behind all this I could see a troubled mind
She holds her head up high with a wild wa-whoop           She told me o' when she met the guy that won her
[blood curdling scream]                                   heart
King Henry cries, "Don't drop it in the soup!" (in the    And made her life a joy
soup)                                                     And before too long more happiness came, a little
                                                          baby boy
Along the drafty corridors for miles and miles she        Things wasn't to bad
goes                                                      The job wasn't much
She often catches cold, poor thing, it's drafty when it   But somehow they got by
blows                                                     And then came the day when he drove home a big
And it's awfully awkward when she has to blow her         truck
nose                                                      And the little boy became so overjoyed
With her head tucked underneath her arm                   Just like when he saw his first falling snow
                                                          He kept shoutin' Giddy-up-go Daddy, Giddy-up-go
                                                          Then a dark cloud moved in
Ghosts Tale                                               A few years later
Have you ever thought as a hearse goes by                 Not long, after a few visits to the doctor
That one of these days you are going to die?              She said it was just a matter of time
CHORUS:-                                                  She knew she would have to move to a warmer
Oooo Oooo Ooo Ooo                                         climate
Where shall we be in a hundred years                      And this troubled he mind
 from now?                                                So without leaving a trace
They nail you up in a wooden box,                         She took her son, and left town one night!
And fill the gaps with stones and                         She settled here
 rocks,                                                   And we became the closest of friends
CHORUS                                                    We talked from time to time and she'd smile
They lower you down on a rotten rope,                     And her eyes would glow
It's just your luck if the dam thing                      When she talked about Giddy-up-go
 broke,                                                   Each time a truck would pull in
CHORUS                                                    I could see her stare, and stare
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl                       Wasn't long before she had to give up being a
 out,                                                     waitress here
They crawl in thin and crawl out stout,                   And she moved on out of town. Not too far
CHORUS                                                    We visited almost every week
Your eyes fall in, your teeth fall out,                   The boy had almost grown
Your brain comes drifting down your                       He's the spittin' image of his dad, she'd say
 snout                                                    The most handsome man I've ever known
CHORUS                                                    Without cab once more, moved away
The moral of this tale belated,                           As I stood close by, once again, she told her story
Is-Don't be buried but be cremated.                       I could see a tear in her eye
CHORUS                                                    I know my son longs for the road
                                                          'N the last request he had: Let him be a truck driver
                                                          Like son, like dad
Giddyupgo                                                 The boy soon left town, I never knew for where
There's a time to laugh and a time to cry                 But I find myself watching every truck that pulls
A time to forgive and a time to forget                    around the

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curve                                                    Ging Gang Goolie Goolie Goolie on a pushbike
And Giddy-up-go was the only name that held              Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Goo
between the two                                          Ging Gang Goolie Goolie Goolie on a pushbike
And I was hopin' that I could be of help                 Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Goo
It became a dream for me too                             Pedal You've got to pedal, you've got to pedal up the
Just now I froze in my tracks, as I watched two trucks   hill
pull in                                                  Pedal You've got to pedal, you've got to pedal up the
A big new shiny diesel, and an old one                   hill
Wow. I couldn't help starin' as they walked in
Ordered coffee and talked a while                        Faster Faster Faster Faster Puncture Puncture ............
Then I saw them leave, both wearin' such a smile
They walked out to the old truck
And brushed off some dirt                                Ging Gang Goolie On A Pushbike
So the name plate would show                             Ging gang goolie goolie goolie on a pushbike,
And before my eyes, a little sign that read              Ging gang goo, ging gang goo,
Giddy-up-go                                              Ging gang goolie goolie goolie on a pushbike,
                                                         Ging gang goo, ging gang goo,

Gilligans Island Theme Song                              Peddle you've got to peddle you've got to peddle up
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,              that hill,
a tale of a fateful trip.                                Peddle you've got to peddle you've got to peddle up
It started from this tropic port,                        that hill,
aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailing man,                       Faster and faster and faster and faster and puncture,
the skipper brave and sure.                              puncture puncture...
Five passengers set sail that day,
for a three hour tour.
(a three hour tour).                                     Girl Guide Girl Guide Dressed In Blue
The weather started getting rough,                       Girl guide, girl guide, dressed in blue,
the tiny ship was tossed.                                These are the actions you must do:
If not for the courage of the fearless crew,             Stand at attention, stand at ease,
the minnow would be lost,                                Bend your elbows, bend your knees.
(the minnow would be lost).                              Salute to the captain, bow to the Queen,
The ship struck ground on the shores of this             Turn your back on the dirty submarine.
uncharted desert isle,                                   I can do the heel and toe, I can do the splits.
with Gilligan, the Skipper too. The millionaire and      I can do the hootchy-kootchy, just like this.
his wife.                                                Thanks to Michelle Berry for e-mailing me these
The moviestar, the Professor and Mary-Ann, here on       extra
Gilligan's isle.                                         verses!
                                                         Girl Guide, Girl Guide, dressed in yellow,
                                                         This is the way I treat my fellow:
Ging Gang Goolie                                         Hug him, kiss him, kick him in the pants -
Ging gang gooli, gooli, gooli, gooli watcha              That is the way to find romance.
Ging gang goo, ging gang goo,                            Girl Guide, Girl Guide, dressed in green,
Ging gang gooli, gooli, gooli, gooli watcha              The leader sent me to the Queen.
Ging gang goo, ging gang goo                             The queen didn't want me, sent me to the King
                                                         The King said "Turn around and count to seventeen".
Heyla, heyla sheyla                                      1, 2, 3, 4, 5...17
Heyla sheyla, heyla, ho-o-o
Heyla, heyla sheyla
Heyla sheyla, heyla, ho                                  Girl GuideGirl Scout History Cadence
                                                         There was a man named Baden-Powell
Shalli-wallee, shalli-wallee, shalli-wallee,shalli-      Started us out toward our goal.
wallee                                                   He spread scouting far and wide
Oompah, oompah, oompah oompah....                        And his wife worked with Girl Guides.


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Lady Olave was the first Chief Guide      We even learn to do some mime.
She spread the news the world wide
Each Guide will her Promise say           Guiding's more than cookies now
And help people every day                 Planes and trains and cars, oh wow
                                          History and crafts too
World Centers we have four                Makes Guides fun for me and you.
In Africa we'll place one more.
In Our Cabana Girl Guides stay            Join with us and have some fun
Near the Grand Sierra Madre               Learning stuff till day is done
                                          Girls you too can be a Guide
If you go to England fair                 Girl Guides can be found world-wide.
Pax Lodge is located there
Traveling 'round the world wide
Every corner holds Girl Guides            Girl Guides Are We
                                          O Canada, Thine own Girl Guides are we,
In India you'll find a room               May we all strive to bravely live for thee
Sangam's located in Pune                  With trusty, loyal, usefullness, obedient, courteous,
In Switzerland there is a hike,           kind,
But Our Chalet you'll surely like         With thrift and cheerful friendliness,
                                          And pure in word and mind
Camping, hiking, playing, too             O Canada, O Canada
Never resting 'til they're through        O Canada we stand on guard for Thee
Want to see what its about,
Come on check Girl Guiding out.
                                          Girl Scout Camp
                                          Rest is more or less the same but Chorus is
Girl Guides
We are Girl Guides, it is true            I don't wanna go to Girl Scout Camp,
We love life and so can you               Gee Ma I wanna go
Fun and learning, service too             But they won't let me go,
Don't have time to feel real blue         Gee Ma I wanna go home.

Chorus:                                   And (for Boy Scout Camp) each verse started

Sound off, 1-2,                           The x at Camp (wherever you are), they say are
Sound off, 3-4                            mighty fine...
Bring it on down 1-2-3-4, 1,2,3-4!

Now my friends and now my foes            Girl Scout Cookies 1
Don't have time for all your woes         Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies
Marching down this old street             Shortbreads are the best,
Marching down with dancing feet           Healthy & Nutritious and we like all the rest, HEY!
                                          Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Guides teach and Girl Guides learn   Thin Mints are great, too
Making campfires really burn              We love the new and old ones
Tying knots and lashing trees             We love them all, do you?
Studying those honeybees
                                          Dashing to the fridge, to get a glass of milk
Nature's fine but science too             Before we go to bed & cover up with quilts
Gives Girl Guides new things to do        Bells on all the girls, try to sell the most
Chemistry, and computers, yes             What fun it is to eat them all
Learning's what we love the best.         Instead of eating toast!

Listen girls, now listen well,            Oh, Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies
Guiding's great, now come and yell,       Shortbreads are the best,
Guiding's great it takes some time,       Healthy and nutritious and we like all the rest, HEY!

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Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies
Thin Mints are great too,                                  Girl Scout Oktoberfest Cadence
We love the new and old ones                               Girl Scouts of the USA
We love them all, do YOU?                                  We are here to shout and say
                                                           Happy happy Octoberfest
                                                           Come on in and be our guest
Girl Scout Cookies 2
Girl Scout cookies, Girl Scout cookies                     Chorus:
Yum, yum, yum, Yum, yum, yum,
Eat 'em by the dozen, Eat 'em by the dozen,                Sound off, 1-2,
They're all gone, They're all gone!                        Sound off, 3-4
Girl Scout Cookies 3                                       Bring it on down 1-2-3-4, 1,2,3-4!
Oh we come from Buffalo & Erie
Girl Scout cookies for to sell.                            We are Girl Scouts, it is true
We see every Sue & Sally                                   We love life and so can you
Our good message for to tell.                              Fun and learning, service too
                                                           Don't have time to feel real blue
Girl Scout Cookies!
Boy they are so neat!                                      Now my friends and now my foes
So many kinds,                                             Don't have time for all your woes
So good to taste                                           Marching down this old street
Hard to know which one to eat.                             Marching down with dancing feet

                                                           Girl Scouts teach and Girl Scouts learn
Girl Scout Friends                                         Making campfires that really do burn
Girl Scouts, come out and hike with me,                    Tying knots and lashing trees
Identify some trees, flowers and bumblebees,               Studying those honeybees
We'll see some chipmunks, maybe an eagle soar,
And we'll be Girl Scout friends, forevermore.              Nature's fine but science too
                                                           Gives Girl Scouts new things to do
Girl Scouts, come out and camp with me,                    Chemistry, and computers, yes
Up in the woods will be, a tent beneath a tree.            'Cause learning's what we love the best.
We'll build a campfire, and then we'll eat some
s'mores,                                                   Listen girls, now listen well,
And we'll be Girl Scout friends, forevermore.              Scouting's great, now come and yell,
                                                           Scouting's great it takes some time,
Girl Scouts, come out and boat with me,                    We even learn to do some mime.
Out on the lake we'll be, rowing so merrily.
We'll see some fishes, and then we'll row to shore,        Scouting's more than cookies now
And we'll be Girl Scout friends, forevermore.              Planes and trains and cars, oh wow
                                                           History and crafts too
Girl Scouts, gaze at the stars with me,                    Makes Scouts fun for me and you.
They'll twinkle happily, and make us so sleepy.
Roll out our sleeping bags, and then it's time to snore,   Join with us and have some fun
And dream of Girl Scout friends, forevermore.              Learning stuff 'till day is done
                                                           Girls you too can be a Scout
                                                           Just like us, come on out.
Girl Scout Hearts
I don't know but I've been told (repeat)
Girl Scout hearts are made of gold (repeat)                Girl Scouts Together
(leader) Sound off,                                        Girl Scouts together, That is our song.
(girls) One two,                                           Winding the old trails, rocky and long.
(leader) Sound off                                         Learning out motto, living our creed.
(girls) Three four                                         Girl Scouts together in ev'ry good deed.
(all) Sound off one two, three four.                       Girl Scouts together, Happy are we.
                                                           Friendly to neighbors, far o'er the sea;

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Faithful to country, loyal to home,                       Give My Regards To Broadway
Known as true Girl Scouts where-ever we roam.             Give my regards to Broadway,
                                                          Remember me to Herald Square,
                                                          Tell all the folk on 42nd Street
Give Me Oil In My Lamp                                    That I will soon be there,
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning,                  Whisper of how I'm yearning
give me in my lamp, I pray;                               To mingle with the old time throng,
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning,                  Give my regards to old Broadway
keep me burning till the break of day.                    And tell them I'll be there ere long

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
sing hosanna to the King of kings!                        Glory Glory How Peculiar
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,                               As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other
sing hosanna to the King !                                woodpecker pecked down
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,                As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other
give me joy in my heart, I pray;                          woodpecker pecked down
give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,                As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other
keep me praising till the break of day.                   woodpecker pecked down
                                                          As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other
Give me peace in my heart, keep me loving,                woodpecker pecked down
give me peace in my heart, I pray;
give me peace in my heart, keep me loving,                Glory, glory, how peculiar
keep me loving till the break of day.                     Glory, glory, how peculiar
                                                          Glory, glory, how peculiar
Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,                As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other
give me love in my heart, I pray;                         woodpecker pecked down
give me love in my heart, keep me serving,
keep me serving till the break of day.                    As one sly snake slipped up the slide, other sly snake
                                                          slipped down

Give Me That Old Time Religion                            As one blue bat blew in the bowl, other blue bat blew
Give me that old time religion                            out
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion                            As one black bug bled blue black blood, the other
That's good enough for me!                                black bug bled blue

Lets pray to Aphrodite. She's beautiful and spritely      As one drunk duck dove into the ditch, the other
She wears a see thru nighty. That's good enough for       drunk duck dropped dead
me
*                                                         As one flea fly flew up the flue, the other flea fly
Let's pray to Zarathrusta. Let's pray just like we used   flew down
to
I'm a Zarathrusta booster. That's good enough for         As one pink porpoise popped into the pool, other
me                                                        pink porpoise popped out
*
Let's pray with those Egyptians. They use glyphs to       As one brown bear backed up the bank, other brown
write                                                     bear backed down
 inscriptions
Build pyramids to put their crypts in. That's good        As one white whale whipped over the waves, other
enough for me                                             white whale whipped under
*
Let's pray with all them Druids. For they drink
fermented fluids                                          Go Bananas
And dance naked thru the woods That's good enough         Version One:
for me
*                                                         This song is sung when, for example, during a meal

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at camp a                                            When I was a seeker,
group of kids gets                                   I sought both night and day.
together and shouts "Bananas!" The councillors all   I asked the Lord to help me
stand up and                                         And He shows me the way
yell...
                                                     Chorus:
Did Somebody say bananas?
Bananas of the world unite!                          Go, tell it on the mountain,
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas                     Over the hills and ev'ry where.
Shake bananas, shake, shake bananas                  Go, tell it on the mountain,
Go bananas, go go bananas                            Our heav'nly Lord is born.
Peel, peel, peel peel peel
Peel, peel, peel peel peel                           He made me a watchman
Go, bananas!!                                        Upon the city wall.
Bananas of the world unite!!                         And if I serve Him truly,
                                                     I am the least of all
Actions:
                                                     In the time of David,
Unite: Clasp hands over head                         Some said he was a king.
Peel: Shake thumbs over back alternately             And if a child is true born,
Shake: Do the twist                                  The Lord will hear him sing.
Go: Bring arms over head alternately
Peel: make fist like muscle man, bring up and down
every time                                           God Bless America
you say peel                                         God bless America, land that I love.
Go bananas!!: Bring fist up into the air             Stand beside her and guide her
                                                     Through the night with the light
Version Two:                                         from above.
                                                     From the mountains to the prairies,
Gonna pick bananas, pick pick bananas (pretend to    To the oceans white with foam,
pick bananas                                         God bless America,
from tall trees)                                     my home sweet home.
Gonna peel bananas, peel peel bananas (pretend to
peel a banana)
Gonna smush bananas, smush smush bananas (clap       God Bless My Underwear
hands)                                               God bless my underwear, my only pair.
Gonna eat bananas, eat eat bananas (move hands to
mouth in an                                          Stand beside them, and guide them,
eating motion)                                       Through the rips, through the holes, through the tears.
Gonna GO BANANAS GO GO BANANAS                       From the washer, to the dryer, to the clothesline in
GONNA GO BANANAS GONNA GO GO                         the air.
BANANAS (sing loud, jump and                         God bless my underwear, my only pair.
dance around acting crazy)

                                                     God Has Created A New Day
Go Well And Safely                                   God has created a new day
Go well and safely,                                  Silver and green and gold.
Go well and safely,                                  Live that the sunset may find us
Go well and safely,                                  Worthy his gift to hold.
The Lord be ever with you.

(Stay, keep, camp, work, sleep,                      God Is Great
wake.......)                                         God is great, God is good
                                                     Now we're gonna thank him for our food
                                                     We're gonna thank him morning, noon and night
Go Tell It On The Mountain                           We're gonna thank him cause he's out of sight

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Amen                                               Goin' on a lion hunt!
(chi chi chi, chi chi chi, chi chi chi) Amen       I'm not scared!
(repeat and fade out.)                             Look at all the beautiful flowers.
                                                   Oh-oh!
                                                   Icky, sticky, mud ahead!
God Is Great God Is Good                           Can't go over it!
God is great, God is good, Alleluia                Can't go under it!
Let us thank him for our food, Alleluia            Can't go around it!
By His hand we all are fed, Alleluia               Gotta go through it!
Thank you Lord, for daily bread, Alleluia
                                                   (actions as if you were trying to slog through mud)

God Made The Mountains                             Goin' on a lion hunt!
God made the mountains,                            I'm not scared!
God made the rolling hills,                        Look at all the beautiful flowers.
God made the flowers,                              Oh-oh!
God made the daffodils,                            Deep, wide, river ahead!
God made the field of wheat,                       Can't go over it!
For all the bread we eat,                          Can't go under it!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia             Can't go around it!
(repeat and fade out.)                             Guess we gotta swim it!

                                                   (actions as if swimming)
God Our Father
God Our Father                                     Goin' on a lion hunt!
God Our Father                                     I'm not scared!
Once again                                         Look at all the beautiful flowers.
Once again                                         Oh-oh!
We would ask thy blessing                          Tall, tall trees ahead!
We would ask thy blessing                          Can't go over them!
Amen, Amen                                         Can't go under them!
                                                   Can't go around them!
                                                   Guess we gotta climb them!
Gods Love Is Like A Circle
God's love is like a circle,                       (actions as if climing up one side of a tree and down
A circle big and round.                            the other)
And when you see a circle
No ending can be found.                            Goin' on a lion hunt!
That's how it is with God's love,                  I'm not scared!
Goes on eternally,                                 Look at all the beautiful flowers.
Forever and forever more                           Oh-oh!
I know that God loves me.                          Deep, dark cave ahead!
                                                   Can't go over it!
                                                   Can't go under it!
Goin On A Lion Hunt
Goin' on a lion hunt!                              Can't go around it!
I'm not scared!                                    Gotta go through it!
Look at all the beautiful flowers.
Oh-oh!                                             (next verse is done very, very quietly, as if you were
Tall, tall grass ahead!                            scared of the cave)
Can't go over it!
Can't go under it!                                 Goin' on a lion hunt...
Can't go around it!                                I'm not scared...
Gotta go through it!                               Look at all the beautiful flowers...
                                                   Oh-oh...
(everyone does actions as if parting long grass)   Big, fuzzy nose ahead...

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Two green eyes ahead...                                Oh, the grass is greener back at Gilwell,
Long, long whiskers ahead...                           And I breathe again the Scouting Air,
Long, sharp teeth ahead...                             And im memory I see B-P,
It's a LION!                                           Who never will be far from there.
RUN!!

(slapping on knees goes very fast, as if you were      Randall the red cheeked Cub Scout
running...                                             Tune: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
go through all the obstacles in reverse order and as   Randall, the red-cheeked Cub Scout
fast as you can, with                                  Had a very cold, cold nose
more slapping of hands on knees inbetween each         And if you ever noticed
obstacle.)                                             You could even say it flows

Up the trees! Down the trees! Run!!!                   All of the other Cubbies
Swim the river! Run!!                                  Used to laugh and point it out
Through the mud! Run!!                                 That Randall, the red-cheeked Cub Scout
Through the grass! Run!!                               Had a very runny snout
HOME!
                                                       Then one day the Den leader
                                                       Took Randall out of sight
Thanks to Emmeline Stoddart for this version of the    And told him that it’s time he knew
song!                                                  How to wipe his nose just right

We're all going on lion hunt                           Now all the other Cubbies
I'm not scared                                         Think Randall is a “Class-A” Scout
I've got a gun                                         Cause Randall, the red-cheeked Cub Scout
And bulletts too                                       Finally learned to blow his snout!
Oh-oh
Void ahead
Short grass - sh-sh-sh                                 The Astronauts Plea
                                                       Tune - My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Other Verses:
                                                       (Chorus)
Long grass: shhhh-shhhhh-shhhhhh                       Bring back, bring back,
                                                       Oh, bring back my space ship to me, to me,
Swamp: gloomp-gloomp-gloomp                            Bring back, bring back,
                                                       Oh bring back my space ship to me.
Lost: make your hands "run" up a tree, have
to look around and then come back down                 I went for a ride in a space ship,
                                                       The moon and the planets to see,
Supermarket: scuse me-scuse me-scuse me                I went for a ride in a space ship,
                                                       Now listen what happened to me.
Village: hello-hello-hello
                                                       (Chorus)
Lion: ahhhhhhh!
                                                       I went for a ride in my space ship,
Then go through all the actions but in the reverse     The capsule was crowded and I,
order                                                  Developed a cramp in my muscles,
                                                       So decided to walk in the sky,

Going Back To Gilwell                                  (Chorus)
In my dreams I'm going back to Gilwell,
To the joys and happiness I found,                     I went for a walk from my space ship,
On those grand weekends,                               The ship was controlled from the ground,
With my dear old friends                               And someone in charge down at NASA,
And see the training grounds,                          Forgot I was walking around.

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                                                   bed bugs run.
(Chorus)
                                                   Onward spotted bed bugs, marching off the sheets,
                                                   Carrying off the wounded, And poor Grandma’s feet.
Archeologist Song
Tune: My Darling Clementine
                                                   Song of My Shoes
In a canyon, in a cavern,                          Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Looking for a dinosaur,
With a brand new pick and shovel                   My shoes have seen the glory of the growing of a
I will go and dig some more.                       Scout.
                                                   My shoes the been in water steppin’ in and steppin’
O my dino, O my dino                               out.
You are from off the earth,                        My shoes have hiked through forest to the top of the
Extinction was your downfall                       mount
Many years before my birth.                        My shoes are wearing out!
                                                   Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)
I’ll find a bronto, or a stego,                    My shoes do really stink!
Or a T-rex dinosaur.
You can see them in the museum                     My shoes have seen the bottom of the dirty, fishy
High upon the second floor.                        creek,
                                                   My shoes have been all covered with the gooey,
I found a leg bone, and an arm bone                muddy cake,
So where’s that neck bone gone?                    My shoes have seen the same old socks for seven
Now I’m chasing my dog Rover                       days this week
As he drags it across the lawn.                    My shoes do really stink!
                                                   Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)
                                                   My shoes do really stink!
Hiking
Tune- Caisson Song                                 My shoes are torn and ripped from climbing fences
                                                   packed in rust,
Over hill over dale,                               My shoes are stained and spattered with some yucky
We will hit the green wood trail,                  insect guts,
As the Cub Scouts go hiking along.                 My shoes are oozing slime and fill my mother with
                                                   disgust,
(Chorus)                                           My shoes have bit the dust!
And it’s Hi, Hi, Hee!                              Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)
The BSA for me,                                    My shoes have bit the dust!
Shout out our name and shout it strong,
Where ere we go, we will always know,
that the Cub Scouts go hiking along.               SuperCalifornianEspertSurferOfTheOcean
In and out, all around,                            Tune: Supercalifragilistic
You will never see us frown,
As the Cub Scouts go hiking along.                 Chorus:
                                                   SuperCalifornianExpertSurferOfTheOcean,
(Chorus)                                           Even though most all of them won’t use a suntan
                                                   lotion
                                                   When they hit the waves too hard
Spotted Bedbugs                                    They sure do cause commotion.
Tune: “Onward Christian Soliders)                  SuperCalifornianEspertSurferOfTheOcean,
                                                   Hum, diddle, diddle, diddle
Onward spotted bed bugs, Marching up the sheets,   Hum, diddle, I (up half-tone)
tickle, tickle, tickle On poor Grandma’s feet.     Hum, diddle, diddle, diddle
                                                   Hum, diddle, I
Grandma gets excited, Grandpa gets the gun.        Because I was afraid to surf
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom See those       When I was just a lad

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My father took my board away                   Down in my feet
And told me I was bad                          All over me
But then one day I learned a word              Last Verse
That every surfer knows                        I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head
The biggest word you ever heard                Deep in my heart, down in my feet
And this it how it goes: OOOOHHH!              I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit all over me
                                               All over me to stay.
Chorus:

                                               Ding Dong the Year is done
Rotten Reeboks                                 Tune: Ding dong the Witch is Dead
Tune: Clementine
                                               Ding Dong the year is done! Look what we have
I’ve tried bug balm, lemon air scent           won, won, won!
Even spray that smells like pine,              Ding Dong the Year, the year is done.
Rotten Reeboks, dirty sweat socks,             The Wolfs earned yellow beads; the Bears earned red
Must be something that can cut it              ‘n activities,
Generating toxic fumes,                        The Webelos earned their activities badges.
Something strong like turpentine.              Ding Dong look what we have won won won.
I’ve seen flies dead struck in mid-air         Ding Dong look what we have done, done DONE!
Fatal venture into his room
“Not to worry,” says my father
In my brother’s bedroom closet                 Lets go for a ride
“Could be money after all,                     Tune: Ten Little Indians
Stinkarooning like refuse”
Pentagon might pay a bundle                    Come everyone lets go for a ride
Dwelt a size 10 pair of sneakers               Start your engines we don’t need a guide.
“For the secret to it all.”                    Just hop in the car of your choice
With a smell you couldn’t lose.                A Mustang, school bus, or a Rolls Royce.
Aging tennies, in a corner
Turning the air a bluish green,                Gremlin, Vespa, Cadillac
Hope the county doesn’t visit                  Corvette, Rabbit, horse and tack.
They’d condemn us sight unseen                 Minivan, Cavalier, ATV
                                               Limousine, Neon, SUV.

Take me Out to The Forest                      A Dodge with a Hemmy, ain’t that super?
Tune: Take Me Out To The Ball game             Or better yet, a Mini Cooper!
                                               Motorcycle, taxi, or Ferrari
Take me out to the forest.                     Hop into a forklift, you won’t be sorry.
Let me hike in the wild.
Show me a skunk and a few bear tracks.         Ambulance, Porsche, El Camino
I won’t care if I never come back.             Convertible, T-bird, or a Pinto.
But it’s look, look, look at your compass.     Big rig, Charger, or a fire truck
If it rains, then you’re wet.                  Perhaps a crane so you don’t get stuck.
And it’s ouch, slap, sting and you’re bit
In the great outdoors.                         A 198 Honda Accord
                                               Maybe a Jeep so you don’t get bored.
                                               Station wagon, bicycle, or a Hummer
Ive Got That Cub Scout Spirit                  A caboose is the end, oh what a bummer!
I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head
Up in my head, Up in my head
I’ve got that Cub Scout spirit up in my head   John Browns Ford
Up in my head to stay                          Tune: John Brown’s Body
Repeat verse above and sing in turn:
Deep in my heart                               John Brown’s Ford has a puncture in it’s tire,
                                               John Brown’s Ford has a puncture in it’s tire,

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John Brown’s Ford has a puncture in it’s tire,           Yeah do the Chicken Dance
So he patched it up with chewing gum.                    Come on do the Chicken Dance
                                                         Just do....
Motions:                                                 The Chicken....
‘Ford’ – make a ‘brrrrmmmm’ sound as you pretend
to shift into gear.
‘Puncture’– make a ‘ptsssss’ sound as you pretend        Picking up Litter
that you are puncturing a tire with your finger          Tune: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
‘Tire’ – make a circle in front of you using both arms
‘Patched’ – smack your hands                             I’ve been picking up the litter
‘Gum’ – pretend to have a wad of gum in your mouth       All the livelong day.
and you reach up and pinch it between                    I’ve been picking up the litter
your thumb and finger and stretch it out in front of     Just to have a place to play.
you                                                      Can’t you see the litter basket
                                                         Sitting on the sidewalk there?
                                                         Every little bit will help us
Chicken dance
Chicken Dance                                            If you just show you care.
(great to do while cubs beat a                           Won’t you pick it up,
rhythm)                                                  Won’t you pick it up,
Chorus                                                   Won’t you pick it up today?
Everybody.....                                           Won’t you clean it up,
Do the chicken dance!                                    Won’t you clean it up,
I said everybody.....                                    Help us clean the USA!
Do the chicken dance!
Dance around like you’ve got ants in
you pants.                                               Oh Mister Magician
And do the chicken dance!                                Tune: On Top of Old Smokey

Verses: (any 1 person say loudly)                        Oh, Mister Magician
A really old man                                         Come do us some tricks.
From down the street                                     Take some of your foam balls
Sat on a bench                                           And turn them to sticks.
And tapped his feet
He stood up                                              Take eggs from an ear
And gave me a glance                                     Break them into your hat.
So we started doing                                      Wave your magic wand
The Chicken Dance                                        Turn them into a bat.
Chorus:
A leprechaun
He came to me Asking                                     Ants Go Marching
“where Ireland be?”                                      The ants go marching 1by 1 hurrah, hurrah
Go over the sea                                          The ants go marching 1by 1 hurrah, hurrah
Just take a chance                                       The ants go marching 1by 1 the little one stops to
But before you go                                        suck his thumb
Do the Chicken Dance!                                    CHORUS:
Chorus:                                                  And they all go marching DOWN (where) to the
There was a lot of noise                                 Ground (why) to get out of the rain, BOOM,
Coming from my house                                     Boom, boom, boom, boom.
The people were jumping                                  2 the little one stops to tie his shoe
Some were on the ground                                  3 scratch his knee
Everyone was in a                                        4 close the door
Funny trance                                             5 take a dive
They were all doing                                      6 pick up sticks
The Chicken Dance!                                       7 count to eleven
Chorus:                                                  8 roller-skate

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9 pass some time                                      Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.
10 start all over again!!
                                                      Chorus:

Swimming                                              Rose are red, violets are blue,
Swimming                                              Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.
Tune: Sailing, Sailing                                Sugar is sweet and so are you,
                                                      Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.
Swimming, swimming in my swimming-pool
When days are hot when days are cold, in my           Chorus:
swimming pool
Breast stroke, side stroke, fancy diving too.         I see England, I see France,
Don’t you wish you never had anything else to do,     Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.
but . . .                                             I see Mary's polka-dot pants,
                                                      Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.
Actions:
Swimming,                     swimming swimming       Chorus:
action
In my swimming pool          trace outline of an
imaginary pool                                        Keep On Scouting
Days are hot                  wipe hand across        Let me keep on Scouting
forehead                                              Through the years to come
Days are cold                 shiver                  Let me know the pleasures
Breaststroke                 pretend to do the        And the joy and fun,
breaststroke                                          Ever aiding others better men to be,
Sidestroke                   pretend to do the        That, we know "Good Scouting"
sidestroke                                            Brings to you and me.
Fancy diving                  pretend you are going
to dive
Repeat the song a number of times, leaving out each   Keep On The Sunny Side
of the above lines                                    Chorus:

                                                      Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keemo Kyemo                                           Keep on the sunny side of life, YEE-HAW!
There was an old frog and he lived in a spring,       You will feel no pain as we drive you all insane, so
Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.                  Keep on the sunny side of life!
He was so hoarse he couldn't sing,
Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.                  (between Choruses, do a series of knock-knock jokes,
                                                      like the
Chorus:                                               following:)

Keemo kyemo dellway Hiho Rumpetee rump                Leader: Knock knock!
Periwinkle soap Linkhorn nip cat                      All: Who's there?
Hit 'em with a brickbat,                              Leader: Ether!
Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.                  All: Ether who?
                                                      Leader: The Ether Bunny! HA HA HA HA...
Cheese in the springhouse nine days old,
Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.                  Leader: Knock knock!
Rats and skippers awful bold,                         All: Who's there?
Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.                  Leader: Nother!
                                                      All: Nother who?
Chorus:                                               Leader: Nother Ether Bunny! HA HA HA HA...

There was a man and he was rich,                      Leader: Knock knock!
Sing-song kitty catch-ee kye-nne-oh.                  All: Who's there?
He got a rash and began to itch,                      Leader: Stella!

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All: Stella who?                                        1. Derry derry down
Leader: Stella Nother Ether Bunny! HA HA HA             Amongst the leaves so green O. (both)
HA...
                                                        The first doe he shot and he missed
Leader: Knock knock!                                    The second doe he trimmed, he kissed,
All: Who's there?                                       The third doe went where nobody whist
Leader: Cargo!                                          Amongst the leaves so green O.
All: Cargo who?
Leader: Cargo beep beep and run over all the Ether      CHORUS
Bunnies! BOO
HOO HOO...                                              The fourth doe she did cross the plain
                                                        The keeper fetched her back again,
Leader: Knock knock!                                    Where she is now she may remain
All: Who's there?                                       Amongst the leaves so green O.
Leader: Boo!
All: Boo who?                                           CHORUS
Leader: Don't cry, the Ether Bunny will be back next
year! YAY!                                              The fifth doe she did cross the brook
                                                        The keeper fetched her back with his crook,
Leader: Knock, Knock!                                   Where she is now you must go and look
All: Who's there?                                       Amongst the leaves go green O.
Leader: Ya!
All: Ya who?                                            CHORUS
Leader: See, I told you he'd be back! HA HA HA
HA!!                                                    The sixth doe she ran o'er the plain
                                                        But he with his hounds did turn her again,
                                                        And there he did hunt in a merry merry vein
Keep The Campfire Burning                               Amongst the leaves so green O.
Keep the camp fire burning,
Day to night is turning                                 CHORUS
Soon our fancies with the stars in dreams shall roam;
Let the light be glowing,
Warmth land sleep bestowing                             Kille Kille Watch Watch
'Till at last the dawn comes up for the long trail      Um-pah! Um-pah! Um-pah! Um-pah!
home.                                                   (One half of the group, repeat the first line imitating
                                                        tom-tom
                                                        accompaniment throughout.)
Keeper                                                  Kille, kille, kille, kille,
The keeper did a hunting go                             Watch, watch, watch, watch,
And under his cloak he carried a bow                    Kay-you-kin-cum-ka-wah
All for to shoot of a merry little doe                  Kille, kille, kille, kille,
Among the leaves so green O.                            Watch, watch, watch, watch,
                                                        Kay-you-kin-cum-ka-wah
CHORUS:- (2 parts)                                      Hay-ha-hay-chalma,
1. Jacky Boy                                            Hay chalma-polly-wamma;
2. Master                                               Hay-ha-hay-chalma
1. Sing ye well                                         Hay-chalma-polly-wah! Enough!
2. Very Well
1. Hey Down
2. Ho down                                              Kings Nivy
1. Derry derry down                                     I don't want to
Amongst the leaves go green O. (both)                   March with the infantry,
1. To my hey down, down                                 Ride with the cavalry,
2. To my ho down, down                                  Shoot with the artillery.
1. Hey Down                                             I don't want to
2. Ho Down                                              Fly over Germany.

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I'm in the King's nivy                  A scout is Brave, Lord
I'm in the King's nivy                  Kum ba yah,
I'M in the King's nivy                  A scout is Clean, Lord
Oh..........                            Kum ba yah.
Replace words with                      A scout is Reverent, Lord
motions                                 Kum ba yah
"March"....stomp feet                   Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah
"Ride".....sit up and down
"Shoot"....Fire rifle "Bang"
"Fly";......Spread arms                 Kumala Vista
                                        fy fie fy fie
                                        fy fie fo fie. fy fie fo fie
Kookaburra                              cumala cumala cumala vista
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,    oh no no no no na ta vista
Merry merry king of the bush is he,     imini simini ouaoua ni
Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh, Kookaburra,   imini souamini ouaoua ni
Gay your life must be.                  big bables ou and bables ou tamingka

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,    La Bamba
Eating all the gum-drops he can see,    Para bailar La Bamba
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,     Para bailar La Bamba
Leave some there for me.                Se necesita una poca de garcia
                                        Una poca de garcia, y otra cosita
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,    Y arriba, y arriba, y arriba ire
Kissing all the monkeys he can see,     Por ti sere, por ti sere
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,     Bamba
That's no monkey, That's ME!!           Bamba
                                        Bamba
(can be sung in round)                  Bamba
                                        Bamba
                                        Bamba.
Kum Ba Yah With The Scout Law
A scout is
Trustworthy,                            La Chanson Des Brownies
Lord                                    Nous les Brownies, avons un but
Kum ba yah,                             Rendre ser-vice, jou-er le jeu.
A scout is Loyal, Lord
Kum ba yah.
A scout is Helpful, Lord                La Loi Guide
Kum ba yah                              La Loi Guide m'invite d'etre honnete,
Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah                    Digne de confiance;
A scout is Friendly, Lord               D'utiliser mes ressources avec sagesse;
Kum ba yah,                             Me respecter, respecter les autres;
A scout is Courteous, Lord              Connairtre et utiliser mes talents;
Kum ba yah.                             Proteger l'environnement;
A scout is Kind, Lord                   Etre forte et courageuse,
Kum ba yah                              Partager dans la joie
Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah                    L'amitie de mes soeurs Guides.
A scout is Obedient, Lord
Kum ba yah,
A scout is Cheerful, Lord               Land Of Oden
Kum ba yah.                             In the land of Oden,
A scout is Thrufty, Lord                there lies a mountain,
Kum ba yah                              Ten thousand miles, in the air
Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah                    From edge to edge

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This mountain measures,                                My shoes have seen the bottom of the dirty, fishy
Ten thousand miles square                              creek,
                                                       My shoes have been all covered with the gooey,
A little bird comes a winging                          muddy cake,
Once every thousand years or so                        My shoes have seen the same old socks for seven
Sharpens its beak on teh mountain                      days this week
And then he swiftly flies away                         My shoes do really stink!
                                                       Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)
And when this mountain                                 My shoes do really stink!
has worn away
that in eternity will be                               My shoes are torn and ripped from climbing fences
But one single day.                                    packed in rust,
                                                       My shoes are stained and spattered with some yucky
In the land of Oden,                                   insect guts,
There lies a mountain                                  My shoes are oozing slime and fill my mother with
Ten thousand miles in the air                          disgust,
In the air                                             My shoes have bit the dust!
In the air.                                            Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)
                                                       My shoes have bit the dust!

Lassa Walks In Circles
Lassa walks in circles and that's the way it goes,     The Noble Captain Kirk
Lassa walks in circles and that's the way it goes,     Tune: The Grand Old Duke of York
Right hand to your partner,                            The Noble Captain Kirk
Left hand to your neighbour,                           He had 500 men.
Arms around the 3rd one and that's the way it goes,    He beamed them up to the Enterprise,
                                                       And he beamed them down again.
Dancing with Lappadu                                   And when they’re up, they’re up.
                                                       And when they’re down, they’re down.
Dancing with Lappadu, Lappadu, Lappadu                 And when they’re only halfway up,
Dancing with Lappadu, Lappadu, Lappadu                 They’re nowhere to be found

Do you want to dance with Lappadu?
Yes
                                                       Bring Back My Spaceship to Me
Have you danced with Lappadu before?                   Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Yes                                                    I went for a ride in my spaceship
                                                       The moon and the planets to see
Have you danced with Lappadu holding hands?            I went for a ride in my spaceship
No                                                     Now listen what happened to me.
                                                       (Chorus)
ears, noses, knees etc.,                               Bring back, bring back,
                                                       Oh bring back my spaceship to me, to me.
                                                       Bring back, bring back,
Songs of My Shoes                                      Oh bring back my spaceship to me.
Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic
My shoes have seen the glory of the growing of a       While sitting aloft in my spaceship
Scout.                                                 The capsule was crowded and tight.
My shoes the been in water steppin’ in and steppin’    To lessen the cramps in my muscles
out.                                                   I went for a walk in the night. (Chorus)
My shoes have hiked through forest to the top of the
mount                                                  I went for a walk in my spacesuit;
My shoes are wearing out!                              The ship was controlled from the ground.
Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)               Then someone in charge down at NASA
My shoes do really stink!                              Forgot I was walking around. (Chorus)


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The Scouts Winter Song                                   Do not use suntan lotion.
Tune: If you're happy and you know it                    When they hit the waves too hard
If you have a cold and you know it blow your nose        They always cause a motion.
If you have a cold and you know it blow your nose        Superwavehawaiiansurfer, expert of the
If you really have a cold, then grab just one of those   ocean!
If you really have a cold blow your nose.

If you're a Scout and you know it say 'Do Your Best'     The Winter Pokey
If you're a Scout and you know it say 'Do Your Best'     Tune: The Hokey Pokey
If you're a Scout and you know it, then your deeds       You put your right mitten in; you take your right
will surely show it,                                     mitten out
If you're a Scout and you know it say 'Do Your Best'     You put your right mitten in, and you shake it all
                                                         about.
If you're in a snowball fight, duck your head.           You do the winter pokey (shiver) and you turn
If you're in a snowball fight, duck your head.           yourself around,
If you're in a snowball fight, then don't freeze up in   That's what it's all about!
fright.                                                  Continue adding verses: left mitten, right boot, left
If you're in a snowball fight, duck your head.           boot, long scarf, warm cap, snowsuit, etc.

If you sing our winter song, then do all three.
<<sniffle, sniffle, Do Your Best, Kersplat, Too          Point With Pride
late!>>                                                  (Tune: Yankee Doodle)
If you sing our winter song, then do all three.          America is beautiful,
<<sniffle, sniffle, Do Your Best, Kersplat, Too          With views beyond compare;
late!>>                                                  So let’s always stash our trash,
If you sing our winter song, then the cheer will keep    And show her that we care.
you warm.                                                Come on guys, let’s do our part,
If you sing our winter song, then do all three.          And clean our countryside;
<<sniffle, sniffle,Do Your Best, Kersplat, Too           And everywhere that we will go,
late!>>                                                  We can point with pride!


Superwavehawaiiansurfer                                  THE WORLD AROUND US
(Tune: Supercalifragilsticexpialidocious)                (Tune: She’ll Be Comin’ Round the
Superwavehawaiiansurfer, expert of the                   Mountain)
ocean.                                                   If you’re living in the country on a farm,
Even though the most of them                             You’ll enjoy to the fullest nature’s charm.
Do not use suntan lotion.                                Trees and birds, and bees and flowers,
When they hit the waves too hard                         Animals, skies, and grass and showers.
They always cause a motion.                              You can be outside for hours on a farm.
Superwavehawaiiansurfer, expert of the
ocean.                                                   If you’re living in the city, visit zoos.
                                                         Parks, museums, gardens, aviaries, too.
Um diddle diddle diddle, um diddlelie,                   We can all get back to nature,
Um diddle diddle diddle, um diddlelie.                   But protect it for our future.
Because I was afraid to surf                             Live in harmony and be sure that we do
When I was just a lad,
My father took my board away
And told me I was bad.                                   Pick Up That Trash
But then one day I learned the word                      (Tune: Home on the Range)
That everybody knows,                                    On give me a street
The biggest word you’ve ever heard                       That looks very neat,
And this is how it goes…                                 Where no paper and trash fly about.
Superwavehawaiiansurfer, expert of the                   For when I do see
ocean.                                                   All that mess and debris,
Even though the most of them                             It makes me just want to shout out...

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CHORUS                                                   Grow apple trees and honey bees,
Pick, pick up that trash.                                And snow white turtle doves.
Don’t you care how our streets appear?
Oh, can’t you be good                                    I’d like to teach the world to sing
And do as you should                                     In perfect harmony,
To keep our neighborhood clean?                          I’d like to hold it in my arms,
So during the day                                        And keep it company.
At work or at play,
We should all do our duty so well,                       I’d like to see the world for once,
And when on the ground                                   Walk hand in hand in hand,
Someone throws their trash down,                         And hear them echo through the hills
Do your part and clean up where you dwell.               For peace throughout the land.
CHORUS
Let’s all of us vow                                      It’s the real thing,
Right here and right now                                 What the world wants to say,
That we’ll keep it clean every day.                      That’s the way it will stay.
And when we should find                                  With the real thing.
The litterbug kind,
We’ll look at him and we’ll say...
CHORUS                                                   Cowboys Dream
                                                         (Tune: My Bonnie)
                                                         Last night as I lay on the prairie,
The Homemade Band                                        And looked at the stars in the sky,
Cub Scouts sing the following song to the tune of        And I wondered if ever a cowboy
“She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain” while              Could drift to that sweet by and by.
doing what the line says. From second verse on, keep     Roll on, roll on,
adding the sounds. So for the third verse,               Roll on, little doggies, roll on, roll on.
after the gonger gongs, then the clapper claps and the   Roll on, roll on,
chimer chimes.                                           Roll on, little doggies, roll on.
Suggestion for the instruments:
Chime with wooden spoon and pan lid.                     The road to that bright happy region
Clap two flat pieces of wood.                            Is a dim narrow trail, so they say;
Gong a spoon against a pie pan.                          But the broad one that leads to perdition
Scrape a rasp with ridged foil or vegetable box.         Is posted and blazed all the way.
Bongo a can with plastic lid.
Clonk two yogurt or similar plastic jugs.                Roll on, roll on,
Rattle a can with plastic lid, with dry peas inside.     Roll on, little doggies, roll on, roll on.
                                                         Roll on, roll on,
I’ll be chim-ing on my chim-er when I come; I’ll be      Roll on, little doggies, roll on.
chim-ing on my chim-er when I come.
I’ll be chim-ing on my chim-er, I’ll be chim-ing on      They say there will be a great roundup,
my chim-er,                                              And cowboys like doggies will stand,
I’ll be chim-ing on my chim-er when I come.              To be cut by the riders of Judgment,
                                                         Who are posted and know every brand.
I’ll be clapping on my clappers...
I’ll be gong-ing on my gong-er...                        Roll on, roll on,
I’ll be scrap-ing on my scraper...                       Roll on, little doggies, roll on, roll on.
I’ll be bonging on my bongo...                           Roll on, roll on,
I’ll be blowing comb and paper...                        Roll on, little doggies, roll on.
I’ll be clonking on my clonker...                        I wonder if ever a cowboy
I’ll be rattling on my rattle...                         Stood ready for that Judgment Day,
                                                         And could say to the boss of the riders,
                                                         I'm ready -- come drive me away.
Id Like to Teach the World to sing                       Roll on, roll on,
I’d like to build the world a home                       Roll on, little doggies, roll on, roll on.
And furnish it with love,

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Roll on, roll on,                             Sailing on a big ship,
Roll on, little doggies, roll on.             In the days of old

                                              If in a battle,
Get Along Little Dogies                       The ship was sunk,
As I was walking one morning for
pleasure,                                     On the bottom it would lay
I saw a cowpuncher come riding along;         You can find their treasure,
His hat was thrown back and his spurs         If you search there some fine day.
were all jingling,
And as he approached, he was singing
this song:                                    Baby Beluga
Yippee ti yi yay, get along little doggies,   Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,
Tis your misfortune and none of my            Swim so wild and you swim so free.
own.                                          Heaven about you, sea below,
Yippee ti yi yay, get along little doggies,   Just a little white whale on the go.
For you know Wyoming will be
your new home                                 Baby beluga, baby beluga, is the water warm?
                                              Is your mother home with you, so happy.

Sally The Camel                               Way down yonder where the dolphins play,
Sally the camel has five humps.               Where they dive and splash all day,
Sally the camel has five humps.
Sally the camel has five humps.               The waves roll in and the waves roll out,
So go, Sally, go.                             See the water squirting out of your spout.

Sally the camel has four humps.               Baby beluga, baby beluga, sing your little song,
Sally the camel has four humps.               Sing for all your friends, we like to hear you.
Sally the camel has four humps.
So go, Sally, go.                             When it's late and you're home and fed,
                                              Curling up snug in your waterbed.
Sally the camel has three humps.              Stars are shining and the moon is bright,
Sally the camel has three humps.              Good night, little whale, goodnight.
Sally the camel has three humps.
So go, Sally, go.                             Baby beluga, baby beluga, with tomorrow's sun,
                                              Another day has come, you'll soon be waking.
Sally the camel has two humps.
Sally the camel has two humps.                Baby beluga, baby beluga, is the water warm?
Sally the camel has two humps.                Is your mother home with you, so happy.
So go, Sally, go.
Sally the camel has one hump.                 Actions: Hands together, make the shape of a small
Sally the camel has one hump.                 whale jumping over the
Sally the camel has one hump.                 waves.
So go, Sally, go.

Sally the camel has no humps.                 Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea
Sally the camel has no humps.                 There's a hole in the bottom of the sea,
Sally the camel has no humps.                 There's a hole in the bottom of the sea,
Now Sally is a horse.                         There's a hole, there's a hole

                                              There's a hole in the bottom of the sea.
Pirate Ship                                   There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.
(Tune: Sing a song of Sixpence)               Etc. as above.

Sing a song of pirates,                       There's a bump on the log etc.
A pocket full of gold,                        There's a frog on the bump etc.

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There's a wart on the frog etc.                         (Tune: Clementine)
There's a hair on the wart etc.                         In the kitchen, Dad was cooking,
There's a flea on the hair etc.                         Frying chicken in some oil.
                                                        Said he’d go out to do the shopping,
Now the flea on the hair on the wart on the frog on     Just as dinner tried to boil!
the bump on
the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea sneezed.   Thinking Safety, I remembered,
Now the flea on the hair on the wart on the frog on     Told him, “Dad! Turn off the heat!”
the bump on                                             Using caution is more important
the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea sneezed.   Than preparing supper meat.
Yes, he sneezed, that flea sneezed
In the hole in the bottom of the sea.                   At the table was a candle
                                                        Mom had lit to cheer the room.
                                                        Matches sitting on the counter
Im Fire Safety Sam                                      Made me feel a sense of doom.
(Tune: Popeye the Sailor Man)
I'm Fire Safety Sam. (ruff, ruff)                       Thinking Safety, I remembered,
I'm Fire Safety Sam. (ruff, ruff)                       Told her, “Mom, this I must teach,
Please test smoke detectors                             Keep the matches and the lighters
'Cause they're home protectors.                         Out of little sister’s reach!”
I'm Fire Safety Sam. (ruff, ruff)
                                                        In the bedroom, brother studied,
Substitute lines 3 and 4 with the following words for   Working oh so diligently,
new verses...                                           Stereo, TV, heater, computer,
                                                        All plugged in same circuitry.
It's important to say..
With matches, don't play.                               Thinking Safety, I remembered,
                                                        Told him, “Bud, that’s not too wise!
If there's smoke you should know,                       You should unplug some electronics
you'd better crawl low.                                 Before that one connection fries!”

Have a fire escape plan.                                Fire prevention can be easy,
Every family can.                                       Just have care at every turn.
                                                        Use your good sense and some planning
If there's a fire, get out.                             To prevent unwanted burn.
Use your escape route.

Go to a neighbor's when alone,                          Here is Our Pinata
Then call 9-1-1 on the phone.                           (Tune: Sing a song of sixpence)
                                                        Here is our piñata
Clothes on fire? Here's your goal:                      What a sight to see,
First stop, then drop, and roll!                        Filled with treats and goodies
                                                        Just for you and me.

Burn Care                                               When it's time to break it,
(Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)                          We'll circle all around
For minor burns, we are told,                           Then we'll scramble for the treats
Treat with water that is cold.                          That fall down to the ground.
A light cover keeps out air,
A minor burn gets minor care.                           A Balancing Elephant
Major burns need medical potion,                        An elephant stood on the web of a spider.
Never apply grease or lotion!                           She felt it was strong, it couldn't be tighter.
“A clean dry cloth” is what they say                    Along came her friend. She called to invite her.
And, “See a doctor right away!”
Thinking Safety                                         Two elephants stood on the web of a spider.


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Two elephants stood on the web of a spider.

They felt it was strong, it couldn't be tighter.       Do Your Best
                                                       (Tune: Are You Sleeping)
Along came their friend. They called to invite her.    When you do your best
                                                       When you do your best
Three elephants stood on the web of a spider.          You'll feel great
                                                       You'll feel great
Three elephants...
                                                       Make and do for others
Four elephants...                                      Make and do for others
                                                       Spread good cheer
etc....                                                Spread good cheer


Cub Cucaracha
(Tune: La Cucaracha)
La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha,
We are happy, young seniors;
La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha,
Guitar music we adore.

La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha,
The bullfight we love to see,
La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha,
We siesta after three.

La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha,
Senioritas we admire,
La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha,
Our food will set your mouth a fire.

La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha,
Brilliant clothing is our rule,
La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha,
Our sombreros make us cool.


Siesta or Fiesta
(Tune: Home on the Range)

Down Mexico way, they have parties to gay;
Which they call a great big fiesta,
And during each day, they take time from their play,
To take a relaxing siesta.

Chorus:
South, south of the border,
A relaxed kind of people we find.
They don’t seem to worry or rush in a hurry,
We should have more of that kind.

During each day, down in Mexico way,
They take a rest called a siesta,
Then there’s lots of fun for everyone
When they have an exciting fiesta.

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Boom Chicka boom                                         I said a boom GO TO YOUR ROOM and don't come
(repeat each line after song leader)                     out 'til next June.

I said a Boom Chicka Boom                                Cheerleader Style:
I said a Boom Chicka Boom                                I said a Boom-Go-Fight-Boom
I said a Boom Chicka Rocka Chicka Rocka Chicka           I said a Boom-Go-Fight-Boom
Boom                                                     I said a Boom Go-Fight-Win Go-Fight-Win Go-
Uh huh                                                   Fight-Boom
Oh yeah
One more time ______ style.                              Taco Bell Style:
                                                         I said a bean chicka bean
Janitor Style:                                           I said a bean chicka bean
I said a Broom Sweep-a Broom                             I said a bean and cheese burrito and a nacho supreme.
I said a Broom Sweep-a Broom
I said a Broom Sweep-a Mop-a Sweep-a Mop-a               Arnold Schwarznegger Style: (Dana Q. Pack 75 in
Sweep-a Broom                                            Long Beach)
                                                         [speak it slowly with a heavy 'Ahnold' accent and
Valley Girl Style:                                       shoot a gun on every BOOM]
I said like boom chicka boom                             Ich spracht Boom Chicka Boom
I said a totally boom chicka boom                        Ich spracht Boom Chicka Boom
I said like boom chicka like rocka chicka like gag me    Ich spracht Boom Chicka Rocka Chicka Rocka
with a spoon                                             Chicka Boom
                                                         Ah hah
Baseball Style:                                          Oh ja
I said a boom chicka boom                                Noch ein mal ______ style.
I said a boom chicka boom
I said a boom chicka rocka hit that softball to the      McDonalds Style:
moon.                                                    I said a Big Mac and Fries
                                                         I said a Big Mac and Fries
Barn-yard Style:                                         I said a Big Mac and Fries and dont forget to Super
I said a moo chicka moo                                  Size.
I said a moo chicka moo
I said a moo chicka watch your step, don't track it in   Photographer Style:
the room.                                                I said a zoom clicka zoom.
                                                         I said a zoom clicka zoom.
Race Car Style:                                          I said a zoom clicka Smile Watch the Birdie clicka
I said a vroom shifta vroom                              zoom.
I said a vroom shifta vroom
I said a vroom shifta grind-a shifta grind-a shifta      End of the World Style:
vroom                                                    I said a Doom Chicka Doom.
                                                         I said a Doom Chicka Doom.
Astronaut Style:                                         I said a Doom Chicka *Huge Explosion Noise*
I said a moon shoot the moon                             Chicka *Huge Explosion Noise* Chicka Doom.
I said a moon shoot the moon
I said a moon blast-me shoot-me blast-me shoot-me-       Homie Style:
to-the-moon                                              I said a grill shiny grill
                                                         I said a bling chicka bling
Flower Style:                                            I said a Honda Civic rims a-spinnin' on my
I said a bloom chicka bloom                              Limousine
I said a bloom chicka bloom
I said a bloom chicka blossom smell those flowers        Fonzie Style:
chicka bloom                                             I said a vroom chicka vroom
                                                         I said a vroom chicka vroom
Parent Style:                                            I said a vroom chicka aaaaaaye chicka aaaaaaye
I said a boom GO TO YOUR ROOM                            chicka vroom
I said a boom GO TO YOUR ROOM

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Thunderstorm Style:                                       Tune: (The verses match My Bonnie just fine. But, the
I said a boom crasha boom                                 chorus is different.)
I said a boom crasha boom                                 I have a sad story to tell you
I said a boom crasha flasha crasha flasha crasha          It may hurt your feelings a bit
boom                                                      Last night when I walked into my bathroom
                                                          I stepped in a pile of ...
Space Style:
I said a space chicka space                               Chorus (repeat after every verse):
I said a space chicka space                               Shaving cream, be nice and clean.
I said there's a Pluto there's a Mars there's the Earth   Shave everyday and you'll always look keen.
and there's the stars
                                                          I think I'll break off with my girlfriend
Surfer Style:                                             Her antics are queer I'll admit
I said a dude chicka dude                                 Each time I say, 'Darling, I love you'
I said a dude chicka dude                                 She tells me that I'm full of ...
I said a dude chicka wipe out chicka WHOA chicka
dude                                                      Our baby fell out of the window
                                                          You'd think that her head would be split
Conservation Style:                                       But good luck was with her that morning
I said a tree hug a tree                                  She fell in a barrel of ...
I said a tree hug a tree
I said save the whales, save the gas, save the water,     An old lady died in a bathtub
hug a tree                                                She died from a terrible fit
                                                          In order to fulfill her wishes
Librarian Style:                                          She was buried in six feet of ...
I said a book read a book
I said a book read a book                                 When I was in France with the army
I said a book choose a novel, keep it quiet, read a       One day I looked into my kit
book                                                      I thought I would find me a sandwich
                                                          But the darn thing was loaded with ...
Bee Style:
I said a Bzzzz chicka Bzzzz                               And now, folks, my story is ended
I said a Bzzzz chicka Bzzzz                               I think it is time I should quit
I said a Bzzzz flower nectar pollen honey chicka          If any of you feel offended
Bzzzz                                                     Stick your head in a barrel of ...
                                                          Many more verses...
Fire Style:                                               Our leader says Clean is a virtue,
I said a OUCH chicka OUCH                                 On his face you will see not one zit.
I said a OUCH chicka OUCH                                 Instead of washing with soap and hot water,
I said a OUCH burnt my finger in the fire Chicka          He scrubs with a handful of ...
OUCH
                                                          Last Saturday I went out hiking,
Speeder Style:                                            I like to keep physically fit,
I said a Vroom Squeela Vroom                              But when I stopped for a rest break,
I said a Vroom Squeela Vroom                              My boots were all covered with ...
I said a Vroom Theres a Coppa Betta Stoppa Chicka
Vroom                                                     Let's have a cheer for the camp staff,
                                                          They're definitely our favorite!
Cellphone Style:                                          But, every night at the campfire
I said a call me on my cell                               They lead us and sing just like ...
I said a call me on my cell
I said a call me, text me, call me, text me, call me on   I thought I would make me some tie-dyes
my cell                                                   And bought lots of colors for it.
                                                          But after I dyed all my T-shirts
                                                          They all were the color of ...
Shaving Cream

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Our leader made us all breakfast                   On Republicans and Democrats I spit!
I asked him what food was in it.                   They promise you peace and employment,
He laughed as he gave me a spoonful                But give you more of the same ...
And said it was rice, beans, and ...
                                                   Our Christmas tree, it was so gorgeous,
Our 4th day of hiking at Philmont                  So brightly and brilliantly lit,
We were dehydrated a bit                           And underneath were all of my presents!
We'd heard that Ponil had cold root beer           Yeah, boxes and boxes of ...
But all that they gave us was...
                                                   I was laughing so hard at these lyrics,
We'd all just descended Mt. Baldy                  I thought that my sides they would split,
Our stomachs a bottomless pit                      I stopped laughing just now, however
We just wanted Probars and jerky                   'Cause my pants just filled up with my ...
But Baldy Town made us do ...
                                                   I went swimming in Lake Kukamunga
While hiking, Joe spotted a black bear             I thought I would cool off a bit
He screamed like a girl cause of it                But when I stepped out of the water
It left but Joe looked quite embarrassed           My body was covered in ...
Then we noticed his pants filled with...
                                                   I bought a computer by mail...
I asked to come out and play baseball              It arrived at my door in a kit.
I'd just bought a new catchers mitt;               But although I followed instructions,
I asked you to throw me a fastball                 I ended up with a box full of ...
but you threw me a big lump of ...                 My program was nearly completed,
                                                   In 640K it did fit,
Once while I was at the ball game,                 But then I wrote 'just one more feature,'
The batter smashed out a hit.                      And my program was blown all to ...
But while he was running for second,
He slipped in a big pile of ...                    I went out last night to the opera,
                                                   I thought I'd relax for a bit.
Last night we all had a big snowstorm,             But when I sat down in my box seat
And it's time to shovel, isn't it?                 I found it was covered with ...
The only good thing about snow is,
It's better than shoveling ...                     My in-laws came over to visit,
                                                   But left in a terrible snit
They built a big wall in East Berlin.              Because I suggested for dinner
The biggest one that they could fit.               That they should have plates full of ...
But I found out what that big wall was made of.
Well the whole thing was nothing but ...           My wife put a sack in the garden,
                                                   I'm curious I will admit,
Here we are in this fine health food restaurant.   One morning I sneaked out a handful,
I hate to be picking a nit.                        I found it was nothing but ...
But, waiter, I ordered your tofu,
And you brought me a plate full of ...             I went for a walk cross the pasture
                                                   Got tired and wanted to sit
Here we are in this fancy French restruant,        But when I sat down on my bottom
And I hate to be picking a bit,                    I sat in a pile of ...
But I ordered creamed fishie-soi
And the waiter brought me a bowl of..              There was a young fellow from Sparta,
                                                   who could flatulate ballads and airs,
Here we are in this Mexican restaurant,            He could blow out a Mozart sonata,
I hate to be picking a nit,                        and accompany musical chairs;
But waiter, I ordered 'El Burrito Supremo,'        One day he attempted an opera -
And you brought me a plate full of ...             it was hard, but he just wouldn't quit -
                                                   With his head held aloft, he suddenly coughed -
I am fed up with all politicians!                  and collapsed in a mountain of ...

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I know that these verses are scanty,                   away from there,
the rhyme seems too much for my wit,                   But right behind
I start out like Shakespeare and Dante,                me was that bear.
but somehow I end up with ...
                                                       And on the path
My father was a lavatory cleaner,                      ahead of me,
He worked all day long in the pit                      I saw a tree,
And when he came home in the evening                   Oh glory be.
He'd be covered all over in ...
                                                       The lowest branch
Now some say he died of a fever                        was ten feet up,
And some say he died of a fit,                         I'd have to jump
But I know what my father died of:                     and trust my luck.
He died of the smell of the ...
                                                       And so I jumped
Now some say he's buried in gravel                     into the air,
And some say he's buried in grit,                      But I missed that branch
But I know where my father is buried:                  away up there.
He's buried in six feet of ...
                                                       Now don't you fret,
And some say he left me a fortune,                     and don't you frown,
While some say he left me a bit,                       I caught that branch
But I know what my father left me:                     on the way back down.
No more than a bucket of ...
                                                       That's all there is,
I met a bear                                           there ain't no more,
The other day,                                         Unless I meet
I met a bear,                                          that bear once more.
Out in the woods,
away out there. [Point]
                                                       The littlest worm
everyone: The other day, I met a bear. Out in the      The littlest worm
woods, away out there.                                 I ever saw
                                                       was stuck inside
He looked at me,                                       my soda straw.
I looked at him,                                       everyone: The littlest worm I ever saw, was stuck
He sized up me,                                        inside my soda straw.
I sized up him.
                                                       I took a sip
everyone: He looked at me, I looked at him. He sized   and he went down
up me, I sized up him.                                 right through my pipes
                                                       He'll surely drown.
He says to me,                                         everyone: I took a sip and he went down, right
'Why don't you run?'                                   through my pipes he'll surely drown.
'Cause I can see,
you got no gun.'                                       I burped him up
                                                       and he was dead.
everyone: He says to me, 'Why don't you run?'          I buried him
'Cause I can see you got no gun.'                      in a flower bed.
                                                       everyone: I burped him up and he was dead. I buried
I says to him,                                         him in a flower bed.
'That's a good idea.'
'Now legs get going,                                   He was my pal,
get me out of here!'                                   He was my friend
                                                       and now he's gone
I began to run,                                        and now he's dead.

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everyone: He was my pal, he was my friend and now       His long white fangs
he's gone and now he's dead.                            Hung to his chin.

                                                        He moved toward me
The prettiest girl                                      Upon four paws.
The prettiest girl                                      And those four paws
I ever saw                                              Held six-inch claws.
Was sippin' cider
Through a straw.                                        I couldn’t move.
everyone: The prettiest girl I ever saw, was sippin'    My feet were froze,
cider through a straw.                                  As I saw steam
                                                        Shoot from his nose.
I asked her if
She'd teach me how                                      But I was safe
To sip cider                                            Because I knew,
Through a straw.                                        This polar bear
everyone: I asked her if she'd teach me how to sip      Was at the zoo.
cider through a straw.

First cheek to cheek                                    The cutest bear
Then jaw to jaw                                         The cutest bear
We sipped that cider                                    I ever saw.
Through that straw.                                     Was in the road
everyone: First cheek to cheek then jaw to jaw, we      with a sandwich in his paw.
sipped that cider through that straw.
                                                        I asked him if
And now and then                                        he’d pose for me.
That straw did slip                                     He said he would
And we'd sip cider                                      for a nominal fee.
Lip to lip.
everyone: And now and then that straw did slip, and     I walked right up
we'd sip cider lip to lip.                              and looked at him.
                                                        He opened his mouth
Now 49 kids                                             and shoved me in.
All call me 'pa'
From sippin' cider                                      Now here I sit
Through a straw.                                        inside this Bear.
everyone: Now 49 kids all call me 'pa', from sippin'    I need some HELP
cider through a straw.                                  and a little fresh air.

The moral of
This little joke                                        A yellow bird
Is don't sip cider                                      A yellow bird
Sip a coke!                                             With a yellow bill.
everyone: The moral of this little joke, is don't sip   Was singing on
cider, sip a coke!                                      My windowsill.

                                                        I coaxed it in
I saw a bear                                            With a piece of bread.
The other day                                           And then I hit
I saw a bear                                            It on the head.
A big white bear
I had to stare.                                         I coaxed it in
                                                        With a piece of meat.
He stared right back                                    And then I crushed
And seemed to grin.                                     It's little feet.

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                                         Chucky Cheese and a Dairy Queen
I coaxed it in                           Roy Rogers, Roy Rogers
With a chunk of cheese.                  Chucky Cheese and a Dairy Queen
And then I smacked
It on the knees.                         Actions:
                                         Pizza Hut: Make shape of hut in air
I coaxed it in                           Kentucky Fried Chicken: Flap elbows up and down
With a plate of spaghetti.               McDonalds: Put hands on top of head for arches
Then I hacked its wings                  Burger King: Put hands on head with fingers up to
With my little machete.                  make crown
                                         Long John Silvers: Mimic sword play
I coaxed it in                           Red Lobster: Hold up arms and bring fingers down
with cold root beer.                     on thumbs like lobster claws
And then I ripped                        Dairy Queen: Mimic milking a cow
Off its right ear.                       Chucky Cheese: Mimic throwing a pizza in air
                                         Roy Rogers: Mimic riding a horse.
I coaxed it in
With a Tweety poster.
And then I popped                        A good cub scout
It in the toaster.                       Tune: a ram sam sam
                                         A good Cub Scout,
I coaxed it in                           A good Cub Scout,
With chicken chow mein                   A new Tiger Cub and a good Cub Scout
Sucked on its nose                       A good Cub Scout,
And slurped its brain.                   A good Cub Scout,
                                         A busy young Wolf Cub and a good Cub Scout
                                         We are Cub Scouts!
A Ram Sam Sam                            We are Cub Scouts!
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam             A growing fast Bear Cub and a good Cub Scout
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam     We are Cub Scouts!
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam             We are Cub Scouts!
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam     A pack leading Webelos and a good Cub Scout
A rafi, a rafi,
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
A rafi, a rafi,                          Announcements
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam     Announcements, announcements, announcements!
                                         What a terrible way to die,
                                         A terrible way to die,
Alternate Lyrics                         A terrible way to be talked to death.
A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut                 A terrible way to die.
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut                 Announcements, announcements, announcements!
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut   (London Bridge)
McDonald's, McDonald's                   Make the announcements short and sweet,
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut   Short and sweet,
                                         Short and sweet.
A Burger King, a Burger King             Make the announcemnts short and sweet,
Long John Silvers and a Burger King      They're so BORING!
A Burger King, a Burger King
Long John Silvers and a Burger King      Announcements, announcements, announcements!
Red Lobster, Red Lobster                 (Ever Seen a Windmill)
Long John Silvers and a Burger King      Have you ever seen a windbag,
                                         A windbag, a windbag?
A Dairy Queen, a Dairy Queen             Have you ever seen a windbag?
Chucky Cheese and a Dairy Queen          Well, there's one right now.
A Dairy Queen, a Dairy Queen             Swings this way and that way,

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And this way and that way,                        I used to be a Beaver, and a good ol' Beaver too,
Have you ever seen a windbag?                     But now I've finished Beaver-ing,
Well there's one RIGHT NOW!                       I don't know what to do,
                                                  I'm growing old and feeble,
Announcements, announcements, announcements!      And I can Beaver no more,
(Freres Jaques)                                   So I'm going to work my ticket if I can.
Words of wisdom,                                  Chorus:
Words of wisdom.                                  Back to Gilwell, happy land;
Here they come,                                   I'm going to work my ticket if I can.
Here they come.
Boring words of wisdom,                           Verses:
Boring words of wisdom.                           I used to be a Bobwhite…
Dum, dum, dum,                                    I used to be an Eagle…
Dum, dum, dum.                                    I used to be a Fox…
                                                  I used to be an Owl…
                                                  I used to be a Bear…
Announcements, announcements, announcements!      I used to be a Buffalo…
(What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor)            I used to be an Antelope…
What do you do with a loud Cubmaster?             I used to be a Staffer
What do you do with a loud Cubmaster?
What do you do with a loud Cubmaster,
Early in the evening?                             Battle Hymn of the Republic
                                                  Mine eyes have seen the glory
Hit him in the face with a chocolate cream pie!   of the coming of the Lord;
Hit him in the face with a chocolate cream pie!   He is trampling out the vintage
Hit him in the face with a chocolate cream pie,   where the grapes of wrath are stored;
Early in the evening!                             He has loosed the fateful lightning
                                                  of His terrible swift sword;
Announcements, announcements, announcements!      His truth is marching on.
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream                            Chorus: Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Throw the announcements overboard and listen to   Glory, glory, hallelujah!
them scream.                                      Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Row, row, row your boat                           His truth is marching on
Gently down the stream.
Ha Ha! Fooled you,                                In the beauty of a stable
I'm a submarine.                                  Christ was born across the sea,
                                                  With a glory in His presence
Announcements, announcements, announcements!      that transfigures you and me,
The man stood up to talk.                         And he died to make men holy,
He talked real long and hard.                     Let us live to make men free;
He talked so long I wrote this song,              While God is marching on.
On the lid of a can of lard!                      Chorus
He's got something to say.
I'm sure it must be good.
But if he talks too long today,                   Another version
we'll leave its understood.                       Chicken Sandwich
                                                  I walk into a restaurant
Announcements, announcements, announcements!      And this is what I cry:
We've got a silly cheer,                          'I want a chicken sandwich,
That you've just got to hear!                     Cup of coffee, piece of pie.'
It makes no sense we're sure you know,            Oh, you will surely hear me
The announcements have to GO!                     Sing this song until I die!
                                                  'I want a chicken sandwich,
                                                  Cup of coffee, piece of pie.'
Back to Gilwell

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Another version                                    Aren't you glad that I am through, ya?
It isn't any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E             (Spoken) Thank goodness!!
It isn't any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E
There isn't any trouble that won't vanish like a
bubble,                                            Battle Hymn Scouting Verses
If you only take the trouble just to S-M-I-L-E.    The Weekend
                                                   I have seen the sky in darkness, I have seen it in the
It isn't any trouble just to G-R-I-N, grin.        sun,
                                                   I have felt the rain upon me, I’ve enjoyed the snowy
It isn't any trouble just to L-A-U-G-H             fun.
                                                   When the weather isn’t cloudy or the wind it doesn’t
It isn't any trouble just to HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!   blow.
                                                   It isn’t only raining, it’s the weekend too, you know.
                                                   Glory, glory, it’s the weekend!
Another version                                    Glory, glory, it’s the weekend!
I went fishing at the lake                         I can tell because it’s raining and it’s 42 below,
With worms and pole and pail,                      As we Scouts go marching on.
To catch a fish for supper,
But instead I caught a whale.
I climbed upon his slippery back,                  Ode to a Den Leader
And took myself a ride,                            Tune: Battle hymn
But he swam so fast I slipped right off,           After raising six sweet daughters, I was glad to have
And landed right inside.                           a son.
                                                   I thought of all the games we'd play, the picnics,
Glory, glory hallelujah,                           hikes and fun.
That's a tall tale I told to ya,                   I thought of how we'd sit and talk for hours when day
Shakes and shivers running through ya,             is done.
(Spoken) Here comes another one, worse than the    Oh, wasn't I the foolish one.
other one.
                                                   Chorus:
An astronaut invited me                            Glory, glory, I'm a leader.
To take a ride in space.                           How'd I get to be a leader?
We blasted off one morning,                        All I ever wanted was to have a little fun
For a most unusual place.                          Cub Scouting with my son.
We landed on a planet,
After many weeks of flight;                        I tried to make excuses and their pleas to ignore.
We saw three-headed elephants,                     I said, 'I'm not equipped!' they said, 'Oh, yes you are,
A most unusual sight.                              what more,
                                                   We will train you in the basics and outfit you for the
Glory, glory hallelujah                            corps.'
That's a tall tale I told to ya.                   And they shoved me out the door.
Do you believe that it is true, ya?
(Spoken) Well it's not!                            Chorus

I dug a hole to plant a tree                       They taught me how to sing a song and how to tie a
One warm and sunny day.                            knot.
I dug so deep I couldn't get out                   They taught me how to do a skit, make puppets on
To run and jump and play.                          the spot.
I thought to keep on digging                       They taught me all I'd need to know, at least that's
Was the best thing I could do.                     what I thought.
So I made a hole clean through the earth,          'Til a Cub came in with a snake that he'd caught!
And then I fell right through.
                                                   Chorus
Glory, glory hallelujah
That's the last tale I'll tell to ya,              The time arrived for hiking, just my Webelos den and
                                                   me.

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They say the woods are full of many sights for you to     Don't take the time to worry,
see.                                                      All you have to do is shout,
I know we sure were sights when we were found,            Call a Scout.
eventually.
And I do this all for free.                               If you need a helping hand,
                                                          Call a Scout.
Chorus                                                    They'll take your garbage out,
                                                          Call a Scout.
But even though I mumble and I grumble and I pout         If the traffic that you meet,
And many times I wonder what's the best way to get        Has you scared to cross the street,
out.                                                      They'll be there to help you out,
When all is said and done there really isn't any doubt.   Call a Scout.
I'm glad to be a scout!
                                                          Now the Scouts are always helpful,
Glory, glory, I'm a leader!                               Don't you see.
I'm so glad to be a leader!                               They will lend a helping hand,
When all is said and done and then they lay me to my      To you and me.
rest,                                                     For they're wise in what they do.
They'll say I did my best!                                They are kind and cheerful too.
                                                          And they always help you out.
                                                          Call a Scout.
Bug juice song
Tune: On top of spaghetti
At camp with the Boy Scouts,                              Camp Song
they gave us a drink.                                     The buses that you ride in,
We thought it was kool-aid                                they say are mighty fine.
because it was pink.                                      But when they turn a corner,
                                                          they leave the wheels behind.
But the thing that they gave us
would gross out a moose,                                  Chorus:
for that great-tasting pink drink                         Hey, Ma, I wanna go
was really bug juice.                                     But, they won't let me go
                                                          Hey, Ma, I wanna go home!
It looked fresh and fruity
like tasty kool-aid                                       The leaders that they have here,
but the bugs that were in it                              they say are mighty fine.
were murdered with raid.                                  But when you get up closer,
                                                          they look like Frankenstein.
We drank it by gallons.
We drank it by tons.                                      The first aid that they give you,
But, then the next morning                                they say is mighty fine.
we all had the runs.                                      But if you cut your finger,
                                                          you're left with only nine.
So if you drink bug juice
and a fly drives you mad                                  The water that they have here,
he's just getting even                                    they say is mighty fine.
because you swallowed his dad.                            But when you try to drink it,
                                                          it tastes like turpentine.

Call a scout                                              The biscuits that they serve you,
Tune: When you’re happy and you know it                   they say are mighty fine.
When you're down and feeling blue,                        But one rolled off the table
Call a Scout.                                             and killed a pal of mine.
They will know just what to do,
Call a Scout.                                             The spaghetti that they serve you,
If you're ever in a hurry,                                they say is mighty fine.

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They rinse it the toilet                            much
and drain it on the line.                           She put them in the fridge - now we all live under a
                                                    bridge
The cocoa that they serve you,                      She threw them in the sky - now Superman refuses to
they say is mighty fine.                            fly
It's good for cuts and bruises                      She threw them in the air - now Superman's on
and tastes like iodine.                             medicare
                                                    She threw them over the fence - haven't seen the
The tents that you sleep in,                        neighbor since
they say are mighty fine,                           She threw them on the wall - now Spiderman won't
But whoever said this                               crawl
has never slept in mine.                            She threw them on the ceiling - now the paint's all
                                                    peeling
The toilets that they have here                     She threw them in a boat - now that boat can't float
are the best that they can get.                     She threw them at the cat - now the cat's a welcome
Last night my tent mate had to go,                  mat
they haven't found him yet.                         She threw them on the clock - now the clock don't
                                                    tick or tock
Campfires that they have here                       She threw them up towards heaven - brought down a
they say are mighty bright.                         7-4-7
You wake up in the morning                          She threw them in the garbage can - killed 3 rats and
and there's not a tree in sight.                    the garbage man
                                                    She threw them in the washing machine - now all the
The nurses that they have here                      clothes are green
they say are mighty fine.                           She threw them at a squirrel - made that poor squirrel
But if you break a finger                           hurl
they break the other nine.                          She threw them at a rock - that rock got up and
                                                    walked
The girls that they have here                       She threw them at a bus - you should have heard it
they say are mighty fine.                           cuss
But they're either under seven                      She threw them at a flower - now it's praying for an
or over ninety-nine.                                April shower
                                                    She threw them in the fire - that made the fire expire
                                                    She threw them in my Coke – I took a sip and nearly
Don’t wear no socks                                 croaked.
A ding dong dong dong dong                          She threw them at the sun – Made the sun dial 911
A ding dong dong dong dong                          She threw them on a telephone wire - Started the
A ding dong                                         Chicago fire
Your Mama don't wear no socks                       She threw them in a hole - Wouldn't touch 'em with a
A ding dong                                         10 foot pole
I saw 'em when she took 'em off                     She thew them in outer space - That's the end of the
A ding dong                                         human race
She threw them in the tree                          She threw them at King Kong - That's the end of this
A ding dong                                         silly song
Now the dogs refuse to pee
A ding dong dong dong dong
A ding dong dong dong dong                          Happy Wanderer
A ding dong                                         I love to go a-wandering,
                                                    Along the mountain track,
She threw them on my bed - now my poor Teddy's      And as I go, I love to sing,
dead                                                My knapsack on my back.
She threw them in her bed - now dad sleeps in the
shed                                                Chorus:
She threw them under the bed - left all the         Val-deri, Val-dera,
cockroaches dead                                    Val-deri,
She served them up for lunch - but no one wanted    Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

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Val-deri, Val-dera.                     They bring it in a wheelbarrow
My knapsack on my back.                 Instead of in a tray.

I love to wander by the stream
That dances in the sun,                 Hole in the Bucket
So joyously it calls to me,             There's a hole in my bucket,
"Come! Join my happy song!"             dear Liza, dear Liza,
-Chorus                                 There's a hole in my bucket,
                                        dear Liza, a hole.
I wave my hat to all I meet,
And they wave back to me,               Well fix it, dear Henry,
And blackbirds call so loud and sweet   dear Henry, dear Henry,
From ev'ry green wood tree.             Well fix it, dear Henry, well fix it.
-Chorus
                                        With what shall fix it, ...
High overhead, the skylarks wing,       With straw, ...
They never rest at home
But just like me, they love to sing,    The straw is too long, ...
As o'er the world we roam.              Well cut it, ...
-Chorus
                                        With what shall I cut it, ...
Oh, may I go a-wandering                With an axe, ...
Until the day I die!
Oh, may I always laugh and sing,        The axe is too dull, ...
Beneath God's clear blue sky!           Then sharpen it, ...
-Chorus
                                        With what shall I sharpen it, ...
                                        With a stone, ...
Another version
I love to go a-gorging                  The stone is too dry, ...
Amid great gobs of food,                Then wet it, ...
And as I do my abdomen
Continues to protrude.                  With what shall I wet it, ...
                                        With water, ...
Calorie, calorah,
Calorie, calorah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha         In what shall I fetch it, ...
Calorie, calorah,                       With a bucket, ...
My body is obese.
                                        But there's a hole in my bucket, ...!!!
Italian food with all its cheese
And thick tomato paste,
It never seems to pass on through
But hangs around my waist.

French cuisine inspires me
To even greater heights.
An eight-course meal is quickly done
In seven standard bites.

A German meal is all I need
To make my day complete.
It's hard to keep account of all
The strudel that I eat.

At hot dog stands and burger joints
To make my power play,

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