2nd Ballajura Campfire Songbook Ant Marching Song And when they're only halfway up, Who hath smelt woodsmoke at twilight? They're nowhere to be found. Who hath heard the birch log burning? Who is quick to read the noises of the The ants go marching one by one. night? Hurrah, Hurrah. Onni Wonni Wakki Let him follow with the others. The ants go marching one by one. For the young men’s feet are turning, Hurrah, Hurrah. Onni wonni wakki Wah wah, To the camps of proved desire and known The ants go marching one by one, Onni wonni wakki Wah wah, delight. The little one stops to chew some gum. Aye yi yi yippi yi yi yi. And they all go marching, Aye yi, aye yi, aye yi, aye yi Down...to the ground... Campfire’s Burning to get out...of the rain. The key thing with this song is not the Boom, boom, boom, boom. words, but the actions! Repeat the song Campfire's burning, campfire's burning three times, doing the actions in rhythm Draw nearer, draw nearer (Insert the following lines, replacing one with the music: Campfire, Campfire by one/to chew some gum, etc.) During the first verse, put both hands on Come sing and be merry. Two by two / to tie his shoe. the knees of the person to your right, then Three by three / to climb a tree. on your own knees, then on the knees of Four by four / to close the door. the person to your left, then back on your All Together Again Five by five / to do a jive. own knees. Six by six / to pick up sticks. During second verse, start with arms We're all together again, we're here, we're Seven by seven / to look at heaven. folded (not tucked in!) in front of your here, Eight by eight / to shut the gate. chest; put right hand out, put left hand on We're all together again, we're here, we're Nine by nine / to tell the time. top of it, put left hand back in “folded” here. Ten by ten / to say THE END. position, put right hand in “folded” And who knows when, we'll be all position and then repeat by putting left together again? chorus: And they all go marching hand out first. Singing all together again, we're here! During last verse, put both hands on Down...to the ground... to get out...of the rain knees, then put left hand on nose while Duke of York Boom, boom, boom, boom. crossing right arm over to touch left ear with right hand; then put hands on knees Oh, the grand old Duke of York, again and this time touch nose with right he had ten thousand men. Father Abraham hand while touching right ear with left He marched them up to the top of the hill, hand... and he marched them down again. Father Abraham had many sons Many sons had Father Abraham. And when they were up, they were up; I am one of them, and so are you. One Bottle O’ Milk And when they were down, they were Let me tell you what to do... down; One bottle of milk, two bottles of milk, And when they were only half way up, Right arm. Three bottles of milk, four bottles of milk, they were neither up nor down. Five bottles of milk, six bottles of milk, Father Abraham had many sons Seven, seven, bottles of milk! Many sons had Father Abraham. If You’re Happy I am one of them, and so are you. You can’t put your muck in our dustbin, Let me tell you what to do... Our dustbin, our dustbin. If you’re happy and you know it, You can’t put your muck in our dustbin, Right arm, left arm. My dustbin’s full! Clap your hands (clap) If you’re happy and you know it, ...... Fish and chips and vinegar, Clap your hands (clap) vinegar, vinegar If you’re happy and you know it, Continue until: Fish and chips and vinegar, Then you really ought to show it, Right arm, Pepper, pepper, pepper, salt! If you’re happy and you know it, left arm, Clap your hands (clap) right leg, left leg, The Crocodile Stamp your feet Nod your head nod your head, stick out your tongue, She sailed away, on a lovely summer’s Shout “hooray” day, Do all four sit down. On the back of a crocodile. (can also sing as “Robert Baden-Powell “You see,” said she, “he’s as tame as tame Ging Gang Gooli had many scouts”) can be, I’ll ride him down the Nile.” Ging gang gooli-gooli-gooli-gooli Noble Captain Kirk The croc. winked his eye, and the lady watcha waved “goodbye”, Ging gang goo, ging gang goo. [x 2] [Tune: Grand Old Duke of York] Wearing a happy smile. Heyla, heyla sheyla, heyla sheyla heyla At the end of the ride, the lady was inside, ho-o, [x 2] The noble Captain Kirk, And the smile on the crocodile! Shalliwalli Shalliwalli Shalliwalli he had 500 men. Shalliwalli He beamed them up to the Enterprise, And he beamed down again. Soap and Towel Oompah Oompah Oompah... 2nd Ballajura Campfire Songbook Soap, soap, soap and towel; towel and Oh, a guy had a game with a ping-pong Cottage In A Wood water please. ball, Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, wash With a ping, ping-pong ball. In a cottage in a wood your dirty knees. Oh, a guy had a game with a ping-pong, Little old man at the window stood, ping-pong, ping-pong, ping-pong, ping- Saw a rabbit running by pong ball, Galoomp With a ping, with a ping, with a ping- Frightened as could be. pong, ping-pong, ping-pong, ping-pong “Help me, help me, sir,” she said, Galoomp went the little green frog one ball. “Before the huntsman shoots me dead.” day, Ping, ping, ping, ping, ping, ping, ping, “Come, little rabbit, come with me, Galoomp went the little green frog, ping, ping, ping! Happy we will be.” Galoomp went the little green frog one A guy had a game with a ping-pong ball, day, Oh, a guy had a game with a ping-pong And his eyes went gloomp, gloomp, ball, The Old Fashioned Ford gloomp A guy had a game with a ping-pong ball, With a ping, ping-pong ball. (tune - The Road to Gundagai) But: (repeat, but this time say “pong” for There’s an old fashioned Ford We all know frogs go Made of rubber, tin and board, Lah dee dah dee dah, “ping” and vice-versa) Along the road to Gundagai. Lah dee dah dee dah, Oh the radiator’s hissing, Lah dee dah dee dah, Life is But a Melancholy And half the engine’s missing, We all know frogs go The oil tank’s running dry. Lah dee dah dee dah, Flower There’s water in the petrol They don’t go gloomp, gloomp,gloomp. And sand in the gears, (tune of “Frere Jaques”) Repeat but replace “Lah dee dah dee dah” And it hasn’t seen a garage with: Life is butter, life is butter, For more than forty years; Melancholy flower, melancholy flower, But, oh gosh, hear her roar “Pop” in the microwave Life is but a melon, life is but a melon, When the pedal hits the floor “Splat” when you step on them Cauliflower, cauliflower. Along the road to Gundagai. “Squelch” on the freeway Using sound effects for the word in quotes I Zicka Zimba (Hold Him Yogi Bear and appropriate actions. Down) (tune - Camptown Races) Little Tom Tinker I zicka zimba, zimba, zimba I know someone you don’t know, I zicka zimba, zimba, hey Yogi, Yogi, Little Tom Tinker sat on a clinker, I zicka zimba, zimba, zimba I know someone you don’t know, Then he began to cry, I zicka zimba, zimba, hey Yogi, Yogi Bear, “MAMA, MAMA”, Yogi, Yogi Bear, Poor little innocent boy. Hold him down, you Zulu Warrior Yogi, Yogi Bear, Hold him down, you Zulu chief I know someone you don’t know, Sing as a 4 part round - jump up on Chief chief chief... “MAMA”. Yogi, Yogi Bear. Yogi has a little friend, My Aunt Came Back BooBoo, BooBoo, Bear... Worms (Leader sings line and does actions and is Yogi has a sweet girlfriend, Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, echoed by audience. Keep doing actions Cindy, Cindy Bear... Think I'll go and eat worms; for following verses) Long thin skinny ones; Yogil lived in Jellystone, Big fat juicy ones, My Aunt came back (My aunt came back) Jelly, Jellystone... See how they wriggle and squirm. From old Japan (From old Japan) And she brought me back (and she Yogi has an enemy, Bite their heads off, brought me back) Ranger, Ranger Smith... Suck their blood out, A Japanese fan (a Japanese fan) BANG! Throw their skins away, (Start waving right hand like a fan) Nobody knows how much I thrive On Ilkla Moor Bacht ’At On worms three times a day. My Aunt came back From old Hong Kong Long thin skinny ones slip down easily, And she brought me back Where hast tha' been since I saw thee, I Big fat juicy ones stick; A game of ping pong saw thee? Hold your head back, (wave left hand like ping-pong bat) On Ilkla moor bacht ’at. Squeeze their tail, Where hast tha' been since I saw thee? And their juice just goes drip, drip. Kampuchea - Rocking Chair Where hast tha' been since I saw thee? (start rocking back and forward) On Ilkla moor bacht ’at. On Ilkla moor bacht ’at. The Ping-Pong Ball Timbuktu - some nuts like you On Ilkla moor bacht ’at. (stop actions and point at audience) (Tune - William Tell Overture) Ah’ve been a-courting Mary Jane... Tha'll shoorly catch tha death of coold... A guy had a game with a ping-pong ball, 2nd Ballajura Campfire Songbook Then ducks will come and eat up worms... I looked at him Hold onto your meatball, 'cause someone Then we shall go and eat up ducks... He looked at me might sneeze. Then we shall all have eaten thee... I sized up him He sized up me Mules Gory, Gory He says to me Why don't you run [Tune: Auld Lang Syne] [Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic] I see you ain't Got any gun On mules we find two legs behind, and He jumped 40 thousand feet without a two we find before; parachute. I said to him We stand behind before we find, what the [Repeat twice more.] That's a good idea two behind be for. But he ain't gonna jump no more. So come on feet When we're behind the two behind, we Let's get out of here find what these be for; CHORUS So stand before the two behind, and Gory, gory, what a heck of a way to die. And so I ran behind the two before. [Repeat twice more.] Away from there Well, he ain't gonna jump no more. But right behind Me was that bear Kum Ba Yah He landed on the target like a blob of strawberry jam... But ahead of me Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah! There was a tree [Repeat 3x] We scraped him off the target with a bread A great big tree and butter knife... Oh Lord, kum ba yah! Oh, Glory Be! We put him in an envelope and sent him Someone's sleeping, Lord . . . But the lowest branch Someone's crying, Lord . . . home to mum... Was ten feet up Someone's singing, Lord . . . She put him on the mantelpiece for I'd have to trust Someone's laughing, Lord . . . everyone to see... My luck to jump Someone's praying, Lord . . . And so I jumped Someone's Scouting, Lord . . . Hi Ho! Nobody Home Into the air Someone's camping, Lord . . . But I missed that branch Kum ba yah, my Lord, . . . (Three part round) A way up there Hi, ho! Nobody home, Now don't you fret Taps Meat nor drink nor money have I none. Now don't you frown Yet will I be merry. 'Cause I caught that branch Day is done, gone the sun, On the way back down From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. The Merry-Go-Round That's all there is There ain't no more Divide into four groups. This represents Unless I meet an old steam merry-go-round. Start groups That bear once more in order, then stop in reverse order. 4 repeats between starting/stopping each On Top Of Spaghetti group. Group 1 oom-pah-pah (engine) [Tune: On Top of Old Smokey] Group 2 oom-sss-sss (steam) On top of Spaghetti, all covered with Group 3 oom-tiddle-dee-dee cheese, (high-pitched squeak) I lost my poor meatball when somebody Group 4 da-da-da (music - sneezed. group sings in “tinny” way; any waltz rhythm will do) It rolled off the table, and onto the floor, And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door. The Bear Song It rolled down the garden, and under a Leader: Group, echoing: bush, The other day (The other day) And then my poor meatball was nothing I saw a bear (I saw a bear) but mush! A great big bear (A great big bear) A way up there (A way up there) The mush was as tasty, as tasty could be, And then the next summer it grew into a tree. Everyone: The other day I saw a bear The tree was all covered, all covered with A great big bear a way up there moss, And on it grew meatballs, all covered with sauce. [Continue this pattern throughout the song.] So if you have spaghetti, all covered with 2nd Ballajura Campfire Songbook Coo Coo: Everyone nod their heads up together. Decrease the number of fingers Cheers, Yells, and Applauses and down and say: "COO-COO" as as the storm passes. many times as you tell them, as if you Relay: First person in row claps next Artillery: Begin slowly with the flats of were striking the hour. person's hand and so on down to the your palms and increase in speed: then Cookie Clap: Everyone takes a big end of the row. slow down until finally the last time bowl in their arms. In bowl, dump the hands are not brought together. Reverse Applause: Move hands away ingredients to make cookies, such as: from each other. Big Hand: Leader says, "let's give them flour, sugar, salt, chocolate chips and a big hand" everybody in the audience dill pickles (have the boys tell out the Round of Applause: While clapping holds up one of their hands with the ingredients and you'll get some odd hands, move them around in a circle in palm up. cookies). After the ingredients are in the front of you. bowl, you take a big spoon and with Big Sneeze: Cup hands in front of nose stirring motion yell "Crummy, Seal of Approval: Put your thumbs in and sneeze in hands. Having nowhere to Crummy, Crummy". your armpits, then move arms up and put it, wipe your hands in your hair. down like a seal moving its flippers and Eskimo Cheer: Brrrrr-rrr, Brrrrr-rrr. say "Arf, Arf, Arf" several times. Blast-off: Start counting backwards from Variation: Add: Pretend you are 6 to 1. Bend the knees a little more on Fire Engine: Divide the group into four balancing a ball on the end of your each count until you are in a squatting sections: (1) Rings the bell fast, DING; nose. position. Then, while saying, "BLAST (2) Honks the horn, HONK, HONK, OFF!", jump straight up in the air. HONK; (3) Sounds the siren, Rrrr, Seal: Extend arms, cross hands at the Rrrr, Rrrr; (4) Clangs the clanger, wrist and flap hands several times. Can of Applause: Cheer and applaud as CLANG, CLANG, CLANG. Have all cover is removed from can and become four groups do their parts together. Sky Rocket: Make a motion of striking quiet as lid is replaced. a match on your pants, lean over to Fireman Yell: Water, Water, Water! light your rocket. Make a "SH, SH, Canary Applause (2000 lb): Put hands More, More, More ! SH" sound, point from the floor to the on opposite shoulders, while opening Giant Beehive: Tell the group to buzz sky as if you were following it in flight and closing elbows, say, "Here, kitty, like a bee. When your hand is raised, with your finger. CLAP hands and say kitty." the volume should increase. When you "BOOM" spread arms wide and say Carpenter: Pretend to be holding a lower your hand the volume should "AH____AH____AH". hammer in one hand and a nail in the decrease. Practice this at various levels. Tonto: Leader says "Where does Tonto other. Start pounding the nail with the Good Turn: Stand up and turn around. take his trash?" The audience yells in hammer while saying, "Bang, Bang, reply, "To de dump, to de dump, to de Ouch". Grand: Everyone is sitting down in dump dump dump," to the rhythm of a their chairs. All stomp their feet three Cheery: Pick a cheery, roll in your running horse in a sing-song manner times loudly, then slap leg three times, mouth, then spit the pit out with a loud while clapping hands on thighs. (Like then clap hands 3 times. Then stand up "P-TUU." Lone Ranger) all together and shout "Ra, Ra, Ra!" Chinese: How! How! How! Phooey, Two-Handed Saw: Everyone pairs off Hankerchief: Tell the group that they Phooey, Phooey. into two's. Each pair sticks their hands are supposed to applaud as long as the out with their thumbs up. Alternately Chinese Bow: Stand, fold your arms, handkerchief you are about to throw in grab each other's thumbs until all four bow from the waist while saying, "Ah the air, when it hits the floor to stop hands are each holding a thumb. Move Phooey." applauding. Variation: Catch the arms and hands back and forth as if handkerchief instead of letting it drop. Christmas Bells: Pretend to hold a bell sawing. Vary the applauding by using short rope, then get the left side of the throws, long throws, throwing to Watermelon: Hold a piece of audience to say "DING" on the someone in the audience etc. watermelon in both hands, make the downstroke and the other side of the motions of taking several bites, turn audience to say "DONG" on the Hay DD Straw: Divide the group into head and spit out the seeds. upstroke. Repeat three times. two sections, tell one group that when you point to them they are to yell, Class A: Clap rapidly in the following "HAY". Tell the other section they are Run Ons and Short Skits rhythm: 1-2-3-4, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3-4, 1-2, to yell, "STRAW" !!! Vary the speed 1-2, 1-2-3-4...(pause)..One big clap. in which you point to the different 1) The first person calls from out of groups. Variation: When the leader sight "Hey Fred, look! I'm in the top of Class B: Just like the Class A except a 100 foot tall tree." yells hay or straw, the group responds that on the last clap, you come back The second person: "But Joe, we don't with the opposite word. with your hands and make one big clap. have any 100 foot tall trees in camp. Rainstorm Cheer: To simulate rain, First person: "Oh noooo....", screams Class C: Just like the class B except have everyone pat one finger of the left as he is falling. that after missing the clap, you come hand and one finger of the right hand. back with your hands and make one big 2) 1st person: "Excuse me, but is that Gradually increase the intensity of the clap. 2nd Ballajura Campfire Songbook 2nd person: "I don't know. I'm new to 12) 1st Scout: Say wasn't there a rap at 22) Librarian: "Please be quiet, young these parts too." the door? man. The people near you can't even 2nd Scout: I didn't hear anything. read." 3) Two boys playing quick draw: 1st Scout: Yes, I'm sure there was a rap Scout: "Then what are doing in a 1st boy: "My Scoutmaster (Cubmaster at the door! library?" etc.) can shoot a gun faster than any 2nd Scout: I'm sure I didn't hear man in the West." 23) Scout 1: "Did you hear how my anything. 2nd boy: "Really?" What do they call mother strained herself." The first scout then goes to the door your Scoutmaster." Scout 2: "No, how did she manage to and brings in a coat and tells the 1st boy: "Toeless Joe." do it?" audience as he holds it up for them to Scout 3: "She ran through a screen 4) 1st boy: "I heard you had an accident see. I knew there was a wrap at the door." on your hike today." door. 2nd boy: "No but I did get bitten by a 24) Fortune Teller: "That will be $20 13) 1st Scout: I went fishing last week. rattlesnake." for two questions." 2nd Scout: What did you catch? 1st boy: "You don't call that an Client: "Isn't that a lot of money for 1st Scout: Three bass and one smelt. accident?" two questions?" 2nd Scout: It did? Which one? 2nd boy: "Heck no, he did that on Fortune Teller: "Yes, it is. Now what purpose." 14) A group of boys are discussing a is your second question?" football game. 5) DRAG: Have two boys drag a third 1st boy: I sure hope that the ________ boy across the stage. The third boy wins. says: "What a drag!" 2nd boy: Well I'm sure that _________ 6) Big Chief: Bring in 10 scalps, kill 5 will win. buffalo bare handed and go into desert 3rd boy: Why ______ will beat them without water for a moon. Then I will 40 to nuthin'. pronounce you Big Brave. You 4th boy: I can tell you the score of the understand? Indian Brave: Yes. What game before it starts. do I do to get pronounced Little Brave. The Others: Oh Yeah? You're not that smart. 7) A boy walks across stage carrying a 4th boy: Nuttin' to Nuttin' of course car door. He is asked why he is carrying (The others chase him off.) the car door. The boy answers so that he can roll down the window when it 15) First Scout: I bet I can jump higher gets hot. then a house. Second Scout: I bet you can't. 8) The scene is a courtroom scene with First Scout: Yes I can. Did you ever see one person as the judge. A person a house jump. walks through the court carrying a sign or a skunk stuffed animal. The judge 16) Leader: I can make everyone in the watching says: "Odor in the court! Odor audience into an old fashioned Indian. in the court!" Audience: How? Leader: (Leader raises right hand and 9) The three boys are in a line facing then says, "How!") the audience. Second Boy in Line: This story begins 17) Why are you pulling that rope for? with "Once upon a time" Did you ever try to push one. First Boy: Hey, wait a minute, I'm the 18) Wire for Mr. Jones. I'm Mr. Jones. beginning. The clerk hands him a piece of wire. Middle Boy: I'm the middle. Last Boy: That's nothing I'm the end. 19) Two guys talking, first asks the second where he is going; second says 10) A boy is sitting on the bake with a fishing. First asks second what he has fishing pole in hand. There is a NO in his mouth and the first says worms. FISHING sign nearby. The game The first guy says good luck and slaps warden appears. second guy on the back. Fisherman: Are you the game warden. Game warden: Yep! 20) Radio Announcer: We interrupt this Fisherman:Just teaching him how to program for a spot announcement. swim(pointing to the worm on the Dog (offstage): Arf! Arf! Arf! pole) Announcer: Thank you, Spot. 11) (Boy runs on interrupting leader): 21) Scout 1:(running on stage) "They're "We interrupt this program for an after me!" important news flash." Turns flashlight Scout 2: "Who's after you."
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