Teaching New Songs If it is long song teach one or two

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					                                 Teaching New Songs

1. If it is a long song, teach one or two verses at one session and the other verses
   the next time.

       a.   Say words.
       b.   Repeat words together.
       c.   Example sing with motions, if any.
       d.   Teach motions (if any).
       e.   Sing together.
       f.   Repeat.

2. Teach through repetition. Repeat new songs several times throughout camp.

3. Remember to services. You should check with the vespers committee to see if
   there are any songs they want you to teach them before a candle-lighting or
   vesper program. It distracts from a vesper program to have to take time to try to
   teach a song during the vesper program. Any time and any place is great for
   singing songs. Camp is the place to build enthusiasm and self-esteem in a group
   atmosphere and songs are one terrific way to build those feelings. Good song
   leaders are the key to great group sings.

4. Remember that girls like a lot of motions to sing, boys don't! Boys are much less
   likely to enjoy a song they think is just for girls, and doing motions is often an
   embarrassment.

5. End singing while it's still fun. Never kill a song by repeating too much.

6. Make a list of songs you know you want to use. Divide them into categories such
   as soft, loud, slow, fast, motion songs, peppy songs, spirituals, patriotic, rounds,
   folk songs, vesper songs, grace songs, closing songs, etc.

7. Be expressive! Use your body, especially your hands and arms to signify pitch,
   transitions and tempo.

8. Be enthusiastic! Enthusiasm is contagious.

9. Compliment/congratulate the group on their accomplishments.




                                            1
SONGS                                                        I LOVE THE MOUNTAINS

                                                             I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills,
ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT                                      I love the flowers, I love the daffodils
(Sing together first time through, then as a round)          I love the fireside, when all the lights are low
                                                             Boom-dee-ah-da, Boom-dee-ah-da,
Row, row, row, your boat (motion of rowing)                  Boom-dee-ah-da, Boom-dee-ah-da.
Gently down the stream (waving motion) Merrily,              (Sing as a round and repeat three times)
merrily, merrily, merrily (stand and turn around)
Life is but a dream (sit and lay head on hands)              I love the singing, I love the harmony
                                                             I love the laughter, I love the gaiety
                                                             I love the friendliness of people just like you
                                                             Boom-dee-ah-da, Boom-dee-ah-da,
THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER                                     Boom-dee-ah-da, Boom-dee-ah-da.
(Sing through twice, rise or sit alternately each time
the words "together" and "friends" are sung.)
                                                             ALICE THE CAMEL
The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together the happier we'll be                Alice the camel had 10 humps, 10 humps, 10
For your friends are my friends                              humps
And my friends are your friends                              Alice the camel had 10 humps
The more we get together the happier we'll be.               so go Alice go
                                                             boom boom, boom,
                                                             (bump hips with person beside you on each
                                                             "boom”)
SWEETLY SINGS THE DONKEY
                                                             Alice the camel had 9 humps, 9 humps, 9 humps
Sweetly sings the donkey at the break of day (sway           Alice the Camel has 9 humps
back and forth)                                              so go Alice go
If you do not feed him, this is what he'll say (face         boom, boom, boom,
forward)                                                     (repeat motions) (Repeat verses going down to 1
Hee-haa, hee-haa, he-ha, he-ha, hee- haa                     hump.)
(stand and put hands at mouth)
                                                             Alice the camel had no humps,
                                                             Alice the camel had no humps
                                                             Alice the camel had no humps,
PROTECT MY UNDERWEAR                                         cause Alice was a HORSE
(Tune: God Bless America)                                    Boom, boom, boom.

Protect my underwear, My only pair
Stand beside us, and guide us,
through the wash and the wear and the tear                   HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES
Through the campfire, and the craft house,                   (Begin with group standing , point to each body
and the playground, back to me                               part as it is mentioned)
Protect my underwear, My only pair.
                                                             Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
                                                             knees and toes,
                                                             Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
                                                             knees and toes,
                                                             Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
                                                             Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
                                                             knees and toes.




                                                         2
BUG JUICE                                        GRAND OLD DUKE OF YORK
(Tune: On Top of Old Smoky)                      (Begin with group standing - march, stand or sit with
                                                 words march, up, and down.)
At Camp with the 4-H,
they gave us a drink                             The grand old duke of York,
We thought it was Kool-Aid                       He had ten thousand men
because it was pink                              He marched them all right up the hill,
But the drink that they gave us,                 And marched them down again
would have grossed out a moose                   And when you're up, you're up,
For that good tasting pink drink                 And when you're down, you're down
was really bug juice.                            And when you're only half way up,
                                                 You're neither up nor down.
It looks fresh and fruity, l
ike tasty Kool- Aid
but the bugs that are in it                      NO MORE CAMPING LIFE
were murdered with Raid.
We drank it by gallons,                          Chorus
we drank it by tons.                             I don't want no more of camping life
But then the next morning,                       Ma, how I wanna go, but they won't let me go
we all had the runs                              Oh, but I wanna go home.

Next time you drink bug juice,                   The chicken in this camp, they say is mighty fine
and a fly drives you mad,                        But one jumped off the table
He's just getting even,                          and started marking time
cause you swallowed his Dad.
                                                 Chorus
                                                 The biscuits in this camp, they say are mighty fine
SINGING IN THE RAIN                              One rolled off the table
(Begin with group standing)                      and killed a friend of mine

I'm singing in the rain,                         Chorus
 just singing in the rain                        The fruit punch in this camp, they say is mighty fine
What a glorious feeling,                         It's good for cuts and bruises
I'm chw, chw, chw, chw, chw, chw, chw, chw       and tastes like iodine
Arms Out (Repeat) Arms Out
I'm singing in the rain etc:                     Chorus
Arms Out (Repeat) Arms Out                       (Make up your own verses)

Thumbs up (Repeat) Thumbs up
I'm singing in the rain etc:
Arms Out! (Repeat) Arms Out!                     FRIENDS

Elbows in! etc.                                  Friends, I will remember you,
Knees bent! etc.                                 Think of you, and pray for you.
Knees together! etc.                             And when another day is through,
Toosh up! etc.                                   I’ll still be friends with you.
Head up! etc;
Tongue out! etc.




                                             3
SKUNK SONG                                                  THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

Well, I stuck my head in a little skunk hole,               Chorus
And the little skunk said, Well bless my soul,              This land is your land,
Take it out, take it out, take it out, take it out,         this land is my land
REMOVE IT!                                                  from California to the New York Island.
                                                            From the Redwood Forest
Well, I didn't take it out and the little skunk said,       to the Gulf Stream waters,
You'd better take it out or you'll wish you had             This land was made for you and me.
Take it out, take it out, take it out, take it out,
REMOVE ITI                                                  As I was walking that ribbon of highway
                                                            I saw above me an endless skyway
Well, I didn't take it out                                  I saw below me those golden valleys...
and the little skunk said, Shhhhhhhhhhhhh                   this land was made for you and me.
I removed it too late!
                                                            Chorus

MY PAJAMAS                                                  I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps
(Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)                         to the sparkling sands of her diamond desert
                                                            And all around me a voice was singing
We wear our silk pajamas                                    This land was made for you and me.
in the summer when it's hot
We wear our woolen undies                                   Chorus
in the winter when it's not
And sometimes in the springtime
and sometimes in the fall                                   GOD BLESS AMERICA
We jump between !the covers
with nothing on at all. ..                                  God bless America, land that I love
                                                            Stand beside her and guide her thru the night with
Chorus:                                                     the light from above.
Glory, glory what's it to ya                                From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans,
Glory, glory what's it to ya                                white with foam,
Glory, glory what's it to ya                                God bless America, my home sweet home
We jump between the covers                                  God bless America, my home sweet home.
with nothing on at all.

                                                            YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG
EVERY TIME
(Divide into three groups)                                  You're a grand old flag, you're a high flying flag.
                                                            And forever in peace may you wave.
Leader:           Every time I walk into                    You're the emblem of, the land I love;
                  the dining hall I cry                     the home of the free and the brave.
Group 1:          I want a chicken sandwich
Group 2:          R C Cola                                  May our hearts beat true for the red, white and blue
Group 3:          Moon Pie                                  Where there's never a boast or brag.
                                                            Should old acquaintance be forgot,
(Repeat, getting louder or softer)                          keep your eye on the grand old flag




                                                        4
IF I HAD A HAMMER                                          AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

If I had a hammer,                                         O beautiful for spacious skies,
I'd hammer in the morning;                                 for amber waves of grain,
I'd hammer in the evening,                                 For purple mountain majesties
all over this land.                                        above the fruited plain.
I'd hammer out danger,
I'd hammer out warning                                     America, America,
I'd hammer out love between                                God shed his grace on thee.
my brothers and sisters,                                   And crown thy good, with brotherhood
Allover this land.                                         From sea to shining sea.

If I had a bell, I'd ring it in the morning;               O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
I'd ring it in the evening,                                Whose stern impassioned stress
allover this land.                                         A thoroughfare for freedom beat,
I'd ring out danger,                                       Across the wilderness.
I'd ring out a warning.
I'd ring out love between                                  America, America,
my brothers and sisters,                                   God mend thine every flaw
Allover this land.                                         Confirm thy soul in self-control,
                                                           thy liberty in law.
If I had a song, I'd sing it in the morning;
I'd sing it in the evening,
allover this land.                                         PASS IT ON
I'd sing out danger,
I'd sing out a warning.                                    It only takes a spark to get a fire going,
I'd sing out a love between                                And soon all those around
my brothers and sisters,                                   can warm up in its glowing,
Allover this land.                                         That's how it is with God's love.
                                                           Once you've experienced it,
Well, I've got a hammer, and I've got a bell,              You spread His love to every one,
And I've got a song to sing                                You want to pass it on.
allover this land
It's the hammer of justice, it's the bell of freedom       What a wondrous time is spring
It's a song about the love between                         when all the trees are budding,
my brothers and sisters                                    The birds begin to sing,
Allover this land.                                         The flowers start their blooming,
                                                           That's how it is with God's love,
                                                           Once you've experienced it,
AMERICA                                                    You want to sing it's fresh like spring,
                                                           You want to pass it on.
America, America
shall we tell you how we feel.                             I wish for you, my friend,
You have given us your riches.                             this happiness that I've found,
We love you so                                             You can depend on Him,
                                                           It matters not where you're bound,
(Sing as a round, 3 times through,                         I'll shout it from the mountain top,
start each group after the second AMERICA)                 I want my world to know,
                                                           The Lord of love has come to me,
                                                           I want to pass it on.




                                                       5
ANNOUNCEMENTS                                        THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER

Announcements, announcements, announcements          The more we get together, together, together
What a terrible death to die                         The more we get together the happier we'll be
What a terrible death to die                         For your friends are my friends
What a terrible death to be talked to death          and my friends are your friends
What a terrible way to die                           The more we get together the happier we'll be
Announcements, announcements, announcements!         (Sing through twice, rise or sit alternately each time
                                                     the words "together and friends are sung)

JOHNNY APPLESEED SONG

Oh, the Lord's been good to me.                      MAKE NEW FRIENDS
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need:                     Make new friends but keep the old,
The sun, the rain and the appleseed;                 One is silver and the other gold.
Oh, the Lord's been good to me.
                                                     (Divide into three groups and sing as a round, each
                                                     group repeating three times and starting after the
TAPS (DAY IS DONE)                                   group before them has finished the first line.)

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;         IT'S A SMALL WORLD
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.                                         It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
                                                      it's a world of hope and a world of fears
                                                     There's so much that we share,
                                                     that it's time we're aware
VIVE LACOMPANIE (France)                             It's a small world after all. .

Let every good camper now join in the song           Chorus
Vive la companie                                     It's a small world after all, it's a small
Success to each other and pass it along              world after all, it's a small world after all,
Vive la companie                                     it's a small, small world.

Chorus                                               There is just one moon and one golden sun,
Vive la, vive la, vive I'amour                       and a smile means friendship to everyone.
Vive la, vive la, vive I'amour                       Though the mountains divide
Vive I'amour, vive I'amour Vive la companie!         and the oceans are wide,
A friend on the left and a friend on the right       it's a small world after all
Vive la companie
In love and good fellowship let us unite             Chorus
Vive la companie

Chorus                                               UP, UP WITH PEOPLE
Now wider and wider the circle expands               Up, up with people.
Vive la companie                                     You meet 'em wherever you go
We sing to our comrades in far away lands            Up, up with people.
Vive la companie                                     They're the best kind of folks we know.

Chorus                                               If more people were for people,
                                                     all people everywhere.
                                                     There'd be a lot less people to worry about
                                                     and a lot more people who care.
                                                     There'd be a lot less people to worry
                                                     about and a lot more people who care.



                                                 6
                                                         (Marines)
KUMBAYAH                                                 From the Halls of Montezuma
                                                         To the shores of Tripoli,
Kumbayah My Lord, Kumbayah                               We will fight our country's battles
Kumbayah My Lord, Kumbayah                               On the land as on the sea!
Kumbayah My Lord, Kumbayah                               First to fight for right and freedom,
Oh Lord, Kumbayah                                        And to keep our honor clean,
                                                         We are proud to claim the title
Someone's crying Lord, Kumbayah                          Of United States Marine.
Someone's crying Lord, Kumbayah
Someone's crying Lord, Kumbayah                          (Navy)
Oh Lord, Kumbayah                                        Anchor’s aweigh, my boys, anchor’s aweigh,
                                                         Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day
(repeat above stanza with singing, praying,              Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam
laughing etc; finish by repeating the first verse)       Until we meet once more,
                                                         Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home!

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH                              (Air Force)
                                                         Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Let there be peace on earth                              Climbing high into the sun;
and let it begin with me.                                Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
Let there be peace on earth,                             At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun
the peace that was meant to be.                          now!)
With God as our Father,                                  Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Brothers all are we.                                     Off with one helluva roar!
Let me walk with my brother,                             We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
 in perfect harmony.                                     Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force

Let peace begin with me,                                 (Coast Guard)
Let this be the moment now.                              So here's the Coast Guard marching song,
With every step I take,                                  We sing on land or sea.
let this be my solemn vow.                               Through surf and storm and howling gale,
To take each moment,                                     High shall our purpose be.
and live each moment                                     "Semper Paratus" is our guide,
 in peace eternally.                                     Our fame, our glory too.
Let there be peace on earth                              To fight to save or fight to die,
and let it begin with me.                                Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!


ARMED FORCES MEDLEY
(Army)
First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along
Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.




                                                     7
LOADED WITH 4-H SPIRIT                                 CHANTS

Group #1:
       Loaded with 4-H spirit                          BOOGALOO
       Loaded with 4-H spirit
                                                       Leader:     Let me see you boogaloo
       Loaded with 4-H spirit                          Group:      What's that you say?
       Loaded with 4-H spirit                          Leader:     I said, let me see you boogaloo
(Group #1 continue singing throughout Group            Group:      What's that you say?
#2's part)                                             Leader:     I said, let me see you boogaloo
                                                       Group:      What's that you say?
Group #2:                                              Together:   Oo,ah,ah,ah,oo
       I don't care if it rains all week long.                     ah,ah,ah,oo,
       I don't care if I can't sing the songs.                     ah,ah,ah,oo
       I don't care if the showers are corroded.       Leader:     One more time, I said-a
                                                       Together:   Oo,ah,ah,ah,oo
       Just give me a camp that's loaded with
                                                                   ah,ah,ah,oo,
4-H spirit. (Repeat 4 times)                                       ah,ah,ah,oo

                                                       GET DOWN
ROCKY TOP
                                                       Leader:     Hey
Wish that I was on ol’ Rocky Top,                      Response:   Hey, what?
Down in the Tennessee hills;                           Leader:     Hey
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top;                    Response:   Hey, what?
Ain't no telephone bills.                              Leader:     Let me see you get down
                                                       Response:   No Way
                                                       Leader:     Let me see you get down
(Chorus)                                               Response:   O.K.
Rocky Top, you'll always be home sweet home            Together:   D-O-W-N,
to me; Good ol’ Rocky Top;                                         that's the way you get down
Rocky Top, Tennessee, Rocky Top,                                   I said D-O-W-N
Tennessee                                                          that's the way you get down

Once I had a girl on Rocky Top;                        BOOM CHICK-A-BOOM
Half bear, other half cat;
Wild as a mink, but sweet as soda pop,                 Leader:     I said-a boom chick-a-boom
                                                       Group:      I said-a boom chick-a-boom
I still dream about that.
                                                       Leader:     I said-a boom chick-a-boom
                                                       Group:      I said-a boom chick-a-boom
Chorus                                                 Leader:     I said-a boom chick-a, rock-a-chick-
                                                                   a rock-a-chick-a boom
Once two strangers climbed ol’ Rocky Top,              Group:      I said-a boom chick-a, rock-a-chick-
Dirt's too rocky by far;                                           a rock-a-chick-a boom
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top                  Leader:     Uh-huh
Get their corn from a jar.                             Group:      Uh-huh
                                                       Leader:     Oh, yeah
Chorus                                                 Group:      Oh, yeah
                                                       Leader:     One more time
                                                       Group:      One more time
I've had years of cramped up city life
Trapped like a duck in a pen;
All I know is it's a pity life
Can't be simple again.

Chorus


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