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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Campfire Songs

Here are a collection of campfire songs that I collected from my mom, aunts, sister-in-laws, and from Girls Camp.  Hope you enjoy them!

(PS There are a ton of them so be sure to click on the "read more" link to view the entire post)

The Animal Fair
I went to the animal fair
The birds and the beasts were there
The big baboon by the light of the moon
Was combing his auburn hair.
The monkey bumped the skunk
And sat on the elephant’s trunk
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees
And that was the end of the monk, the monk
And that was the end of the monk!

The Ants Go Marching
The ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah,  
The ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah,  
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stopped to suck his thumb,
And they all go marching  
Down to the ground, to the earth.  
Boom, boom, boom, boom.
 
Two by two - to tie his shoe
Three by three - to scratch his knee
Four by four - to shut the door
Five by five - to dance and jive
Six by six - to pick up sticks
Seven by seven - to look to heaven
Eight by eight - to shut the gate
Nine by nine - to tell the time
Ten by ten – to say the end! 



Are You Sleeping
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing;             
Morning bells are ringing.             
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong!    

An Austrian Went Yodeling
Oh, an Austrian went yodeling on the mountain so high.
When along came a coo coo bird interrupting his cry
Ho-li-ah ki-ki-ah, ho-li- ah, coo, coo, coo coo
Ho-li-ah-ki-ki-ah, ho-li-ah coo, coo coo coo
Ho-li-ah-ki-ki-ah, ho-li-ah coo, coo coo coo
 Ho-li-ah-ki-ki-ah, Oh! 


Barges
Out of my window, looking through the night
I can see the barges flickering light.
Silently flows the water to the sea
And the barges do go silently.

Chorus:
Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue.
Barges, have you treasures in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Out of the window, looking through the night
I can see the barges flickering light.
Starboard shines green and port is glowing red
I can see the barges far ahead.
(Chorus)

Bazooka Bubble Gum
My mom gave me a penny
She said me to go to Denny’s
But I didn't go to Denny’s.
Instead I bought some bubble gum,
Bazooka zooka bubble gum,
Bazooka zooka bubble gum..

My mom gave me a nickle...
She said to buy a pickle...etc.

My mom gave me a dime
She said to buy a lime...etc.

My mom gave me a quata'
She said to buy some wata'...etc.

My mom gave me a dollar
She said to buy a collar...etc.

Last verse:
My mom gave me a five
She said to stay alive
But I didn't stay alive.
Instead I choked on bubble gum,
Bazooka zooka bubble gum,
Bazooka zooka bubble gum.


Be Kind to Your Web Footed Friends
Be kind to your web-footed friends
For a duck may be somebody's brother.
Ducks are the demons of the swamp
Where the weather is dark and damp.
Now you may think that this is the end -
Well it is!

The Bear Went Over the Mountain
The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
To see what he could see
To see what he could see
To see what he could see
The bear went over the mountain
To see what he could see
The other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
Was all that he could see
Was all that he could see
Was all that he could see
The other side of the mountain
Was all that he could see.

Bill Grogan’s Goat
Bill Grogan’s goat, was feeling fine,
Ate three red shirts, from off the line.
Bill took a stick, gave him a whack,
And tied him to, the railroad track.
The whistle blew, the train drew nigh,
Bill Grogan’s goat, was doomed to die,
He gave three groans, of mortal pain,
Coughed up those shirts, and flagged the train.

Bingo
There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O.
B-I-N-G-O!   B-I-N-G-O!   B-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-O!

Boa ConstrictorI’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor,
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor,
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much.
Oh no, he swallowed my toe.
Oh gee, he’s up to my knee.
Oh fiddle, he’s up to my middle.
Oh heck, he’s up to my neck.
Oh dread, he swallowed my (slurp, swallow)


Baby Bumble Bee
I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee
Won't my Mommie be so proud of me?
I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee...
Ouch! It stung me!
I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee
Won't my Mommie be so proud of me?
I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee...
Ew! What a mess!
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee
Won't my Mommie be so proud of me?
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee...
Ugh! I feel sick!
I'm barfing up my baby bumble bee
Won't my Mommie be so proud of me?
I'm barfing up my baby bumble bee...
Oh! Another mess!
I'm mopping up my baby bumble bee
Won't my Mommie be so proud of me?
I'm mopping up my baby bumble bee...
Mommie, aren't you proud of me?

The Bear Song (a repeating song)
The other day (the other day)
I saw a bear (I saw a bear)
A great big bear (a great big bear)
A way up there (a way up there)
Everyone:
The other day I saw a bear
A great big bear a way up there
(use this same pattern in rest of song)

I looked at him…          He looked at me…
I sized up him…            He sized up me…

He says to me… Why don't you run..
I see you ain't…            Got any gun…

And so I ran…               Away from there…
But right behind…        Me was that bear…

Ahead of me…              There was a tree…
A great big tree…         Oh, Glory Be!

The lowest branch…     Was ten feet up…
I'd have to trust…        My luck to jump…

And so I jumped…         Into the air…
But I missed that branch… A way up there

Now don't you fret…    Now don't you frown…
'Cause I caught that branch…   On the way back down

That's all there is…      There ain't no more….
Unless I meet….            That bear once more….

Boom Boom
Way
down south where bananas grow,
An ant stepped on an elephant's toe,
The elephant cried with tears in his eyes,
"Why don't you pick on someone your own size?"

Chorus:
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy,
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy,
Giddy and foolish the whole day through,
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

A horse and a flea and three blind mice
Sat on a curbstone shooting dice,
The horse he slipped and fell on the flea,
"Whoops," said the flea, "there's a horse on me!"
(Chorus)

Late last night, I had a real strange dream,
Ate a nine-pound marshmallow my mom gave me,
When I woke up, I knew somethin' was wrong,
I looked around and saw my pillow was gone.
(Chorus)


Boom-Chick-A-Boom (repeating song)
I said a boom-chick-a-boom
I said a boom-chick-a-boom
I said a boom-chick-a-rocka, chick-a-rocka, chick-a-boom
Oh, yeah
Uh, huh
One more time, now
(Then you can do baby talk, fast, slow, high, low, fast, etc.)

Campfire Song
Let’s gather round the campfire
And sing our campfire song
Our C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song
And if you don’t think that we can sing it faster Then you’re wrong
But it'll help if you just sing along.
Bum – bum - bum
C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song
Our C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song
And if you don’t think that we can sing it faster Then you’re wrong
But it'll help if you just sing along.

Cannibal King
Oh, the cannibal king
With the brass nose ring,
Went out with the dusty maid,
And every night
By the pale moonlight,
This is what he said:

Ba-room (kiss—kiss) Ba-room (kiss—kiss)
Honey, won’t ya marry me?
Ba-room (kiss—kiss) Ba-room (kiss—kiss)
under the bamboo tree?

If you’ll be M-I-N-E mine,
I’ll be T-H-I-N-E thine,
And I’ll L-O-V-E love you,
All the T-I-M-E time.

You are the B-E-S-T best
Of all the R-E-S-T rest,
And I’ll L-O-V-E love you
All the T-I-M-E time!

Colorado
If I had a wagon, I would go to Colorado
Go to Colorado, if I had a wagon I would
If I had a wagon I would go to
The state where a man can walk a mile high

If I had a Chevy, I would drive to Colorado
Drive to Colorado, if I had a Chevy I would
If I had a Chevy I would drive to
The state where a man can walk a mile high

If I had an airplane, I would fly to Colorado
Fly to Colorado, if I had an airplane I would
If I had an airplane I would fly to
The state where a man can walk a mile high

If I had a spaceship, I would land in Colorado
Land in Colorado, if I had a spaceship I would
If I had a spaceship I would land in
The state where a man can walk a mile high

Chorus:
You come across the prairie,
And there before your eyes,
You see the Rocky Mountain peaks,
Climbing up to the sky,
Climbing up to the skyyyyyyy.....

Cottage In A Wood (use hand actions and repeat, dropping words, until actions only)
In a cottage in a wood
Little old man at the window stood,
Saw a rabbit running by
Frightened as could be.
"Help me, help me, help me," she said,
"Before the hunter shoots me dead."
"Come, little rabbit, come with me,
Happy we will be."

Dem Bones”
The Lord he made a garden fair
Dem bones gonna rise again.
And he made man Adam and he put him there
Dem bones gonna rise again.

Chorus:
I know’d it, know’d it
Good grief I know’d it, brother
I know’d it, whee
Dem bones gonna rise again.
He took a spare rib from Adam’s side
Dem bones gonna rise again.
And he made Miss Eve for to be his bride
Dem bones, gonna rise again.      Chorus

The devil ‘round the tree he shrunk
Dem bones gonna rise again.
And at Miss Eve his eye he wunk
Dem bones gonna rise again.    Chorus

Miss Eve dis fruit am powerful fine
Dem bones gonna rise again.
Take a little bite, the Lord won’t mind 
Dem bones gonna rise again.    Chorus

So she took a pluck and she took a pull
Dem bones gonna rise again.
And then she filled her apron full
Dem bones gonna rise again.      Chorus

The next day when the Lord came down
Dem bones gonna rise again.
He saw dem bones lyin’ on the ground
Dem bones gonna rise again.      Chorus

Adam who deez bones did leave?
Dem bones gonna rise again.
Twern’t me Lord, ‘spect ‘twas Eve
Dem bones gonna rise again.      Chorus

Adam you must leave this place
Dem bones gonna rise again.
And earn your bread by the sweat of your face.
Dem bones gonna rise again.     Chorus

So he took a hoe and he took a plow
Dem bones gonna rise again.
And that’s why we all’s a working now
Dem bones gonna rise again.       Chorus


“A Dirty Rotten Villain”
I’m a villain, a dirty rotten villain
And I poison my mother’s shredded wheat, her wheat.
I’m a blotch on the family of the Scotch
And I beat little kids on the head ‘til they’re dead

I’m a villain, a dirty rotten villain
And I leave a trail of blood where e’re I go, e’re I go.
My chief delight is to pick a fight
And I eat (   ) raw (    )   meat (  )    (  )

“Do Lord, Oh Do Lord”
I got a home in glory land that outshines the sun,
I got a home in glory land that outshines the sun
I got a home in glory land that outshines the sun
Look a way beyond the blue, blue, blue, blue

Chorus:
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me,
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me.
Do Lord, or do Lord, oh do remember me
Look a way beyond the blue

I took Jesus as my Savior, you take him too    Chorus

If you don’t bear the cross then you can’t wear the crown
Chorus

Do Your Ears Hang Low
Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder
Like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

Down by the station, early in the morning,                   
See the little puffer bellies all in a row.                  
See the station master turn the little handle.               
Chug, chug, toot, toot, off we go!     



Down in the Valley
Down in the valley, valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow, dear, hear the wind blow
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.
Roses love sunshine, violets love dew
Angels in heaven know I love you
Know I love you, dear, know I love you
Angels in heaven, know I love you.
Writing this letter, containing three lines
Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"
"Will you be mine, dear, will you be mine?"
Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"
Down in the valley, valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow, dear, hear the wind blow
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.

Edelweiss                      
Edelweiss, Edelweiss                   
Every morning you greet me             
Small and white,                        
Clean and bright,                      
You look happy to meet me.             
Blossom of snow                        
May you bloom and grow,                
Bloom and grow forever,                
Edelweiss, Edelweiss,                   
Bless my homeland forever.        

Father Abraham
Father Abraham had seven sons
And seven sons had Father Abraham
And they never laughed
And they never cried
All they did was go like this...
With a right     (Move right arm up and down)

Sing again and add one of these at a time:
With a left      (Move left arm up and down)
With a right    (Add in your right leg)
With a left     (You’ll be jumping and moving arms)
With a head    (Move head along with arms and legs)
With a body        (Now move entire body)
(then collapse)

Fifty Nifty United States
Fifty nifty United States
From 13 original  colonies;
Fifty nifty stars in the flag
That billows so beautif'ly in the breeze.
Each individual state contributes
A quality that is great.
Each individual state deserves a bow,
Let's salute them now.
Fifty nifty United States
From 13 original colonies,
Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,
One by one till we've given a day to ev'ry state That's in the U.S.A.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut;
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana;
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan;
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada;
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina,
North Dakota, Ohio; Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas; Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming,

North, south, east, west,
In our cool, considered, objective, unprejudiced Opinion, (name of home state) is the best of the

Fifty nifty United States from 13 original colonies,
Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,
One by one till we've given a day to ev'ry state That's in the U. S. A.


Fish and Chips and Vinegar (round)
Group #1
Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, vinegar
Fish and chips and vinegar,
Pepper, pepper, pepper, POP!

Group #2
1 bottle of pop, 2 bottle of pop, 3 bottle of pop,
4 bottle of pop, 5 bottle of pop, 6 bottle of pop,
7 bottle of pop.

Group #3
Don't dust your dust in my dust pan,
My dust pan, my dust pan.
Don't dust your dust in my dust pan,
My dust pan's full.

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said "Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only four little ducks came back.

(repeat for 4, 3, 2 little ducks)

One little duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said "Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But none of the five little ducks came back.

Sad mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Sad mother duck said "Quack, quack, quack."
And all of the five little ducks came back.

Flea (a repeating song, clap thighs and hands too)
Flea!
Flea Fly!
Flea Fly Mosquito!
Calamine, calamine, calamine lotion
Oh no more calamine lotion
Itchy itchy scratchy scratchy
Now its on my backy backy
Hit that bug and get them with the bug spray!
PSSSSSSSSSSH (spray can sound)
(repeat and get faster each time)

Fried Ham
Fried ham, fried ham, cheese and baloney,
After the macaroni, we'll have onion,
Pickles and pretzels,
Then we'll have some more fried ham,
Fried ham, fried ham.

Repeat with different accents:  English,
Southern, Baby talk, Granny, etc.

Froggie Went A-Courtin’
Froggie went a-courtin', he did ride.
H'm-H'm, H'm-H'm
Froggie went a-courtin', he did ride
With a sword and a pistol by his side.
H'm-H'm, H'm-H'm.

He rode up to Miss Mousie's den.
H'm-H'm, H'm-H'm
He rode up to Miss Mousie's den
Said "Miss Mousie won't you let me in?"
H'm-H'm. H'm-H'm

Froggie said, "My dear. I've come to see"
H'm-H'm, H'm-H'm
Froggie said. "My dear, I've come to see
If you, Miss Mousie, will marry me."
H'm-H'm. H'm-H'm

"I don't know what to say to that."
H'm-H'm, H'm-H'm
"I don't know what to say to that
Till I speak with my Uncle Rat."
H'm-H'm, H'm-H'm

"A fine young froggie has been here."
H'm-H'm, H'm-H'm
"A fine young froggie has been here
He means to marry me. ifs clear."
H'm-H'm, H'm-H'm

So Uncle Rat he rode to town.
H'm-H'm. H'm-H'm
So Uncle Rat he rode to town
And bought his niece a wedding gown.
H'm-H'm. H'm-H'm

The Grand Old Duke of York,
The Grand Old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again. 
And when they're up they're up.
And when they're down they're down,
But when they're only halfway up,  
They're neither up nor down. 

Great Green Gobs
Great green gobs of greasy grimey gopher guts,
Mutiliated monkey meat,
Chopped up birdie feet!
French fried eyeballs mixed in with baby mush,
I for-got my spoon!
So I'll use a straw...

Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Eyes, ears, mouth and nose,  

Hokey Pokey
You put your left hand in, you put your left hand out
You put your left hand in, and you shake it all about
You do the Hokey Pokey
Then you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about

-You put your right hand in, you put your right hand out
-You put your left foot in. you put your left foot out
-You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out
-You put your head in. you put your head out
-You put your whole self in, you put your whole self out

Home on the Range
Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Chorus
Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.


Hot Time In the Old Town Tonight
Late last night when we were all in bed,
Mrs. O'Leary left her lantern in the shed.
Well, the cow kicked it over,
She winked her eye and said:
"There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight!"

Different groups can yell in order
“Fire, fire, fire”
“Save my baby, save my baby”
“Jump lady, jump!”

How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God!
When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Chorus:
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee,
How great Thou art!   How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee,
How great Thou art!   How great Thou art!

When through the woods
And forest  glades I wander,
I hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandure
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;
(Chorus)

But when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin;
(Chorus)

When Christ shall come,
With shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim,
"My God, how great Thou art!"
(Chorus)

I Don’t Wanna Throw Up ("Toys 'R' Us" tune)
I don't want to throw up, I just feel like I do;
I ate so much terrific stuff, today at the zoo.

I don't want to throw up, but my tum's kinda sick,
From caramel corn and peanut chews,
and corn-dogs on a stick,...

And ice cream, soda, and chocolate bars,
And cotton candy, pink and blue;

I don't want to throw up, 'cause, "golly", if I do,
We won't be goin' back to the zoo!

Oh, drat! Oh! ... SPLAT! ... Oh, phoo!
I guess I over-ate at the zoo.


I Love The Mountains
 I love the mountains,
 I love the rolling hills,
 I love the clovers,
 I love the daffodils,
 I love the fireside, - when the lights are low.
 Boom de ah da, boom de ah da,
 Boom de ah da, boom de ay.

I Wish I Were A Little Bar Of Soap
 (Tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It")
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap.
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap.
I would slippy and I'd slidey,
Over everybody's hidey.
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap.

Oh, I wish I were a little can of pop.
Oh, I wish I were a little can of pop.
I'd go down with a slurp,
and come up with a burp.
Oh, I wish I were a little can of pop.

Oh, I wish I were a little mosquito.
Oh, I wish I were a little mosquito.
I'd buzzy and I'd bitey,
Under everybody's nighty.
Oh, I wish I were a little mosquito.

If all the Raindrops
If all the raindrops
Were lemon drops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
If all the raindrops
Were lemon drops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!

If all the snowflakes
Were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
If all the snowflakes
Were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!

If all the sunbeams
Were bubblegum and ice cream
Oh, what a sun that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
If all the sunbeams
Were bubblegum and ice cream
Oh, what a sun that would be!

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your life will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

-Say hello
-Stomp your feet
-Sing a song  tra la la
-Whistle a tune

I’ve Got the Left Hind Foot of a Rabbit”
I’ve got the left hind foot of a rabbit
Seems like good luck’s getting to be a habit.
Hope my luck will never, ever change
Everything’s going my way, already…

Chorus:
Oh, gee, how happy I feel.
I’ve got the vision of an automobile.
Don’t have to worry where I’ll get my next meal.
I’m eatin’ chicken and I don’t have to steal.

Everything’s just going my way.
Every dog’s got to have his say.
So I’ve had mine, and I’m ready to say,
Everything’s going my way.

My clothes are tailor made and my shoes are patent leather.
All I have to do is put myself together.
Take a look at me and buddy, buddy, buddy,
Everything’s going my way, all righty.                 Chorus:

Jaws (tune of Do Re Mi)
JAWS A mouth, a great big mouth
TEETH The things that kinda crunch
BITE The friendly sharks "hello"
US His favourite juicy lunch
BLOOD That turns the ocean red
CHOMP That means the shark's been fed
GULP That means that we are dead
And that  brings us back to
JAWS! JAWS! JAWS! JAWS

John Jacob Jingleheimer Smit
John Jacob Jingleheimer Smit
That’s my name too
Whenever I go out, the people always shout
“There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Smit!”
Tra la la la la la...
(Repeat song at various volumes)

Jon Pierre
Jon Pierre, he loves Marie,
It’s written on a heart they carved upon a tree.
Ann Marie, she loves Pierre,
It’s written on the caf√© sidewalks everywhere.
Ann Marie, she said one day,
 “I love you very much, so let us run away.”
Jon Pierre, he said “Oui, oui.”
And ran to tell his friends he was marrying Ann Marie!

They ran off into the park
but they were getting hungry and it was getting dark.
They got back before too late,
For Ann Marie was seven, and Jon Pierre was eight

Kookaburra
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
Leave some there for me!
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That's not a monkey, that's me
Kookaburra sits on a rusty nail
Gets a boo-boo in his tail.
Cry, Kookaburra! Cry, Kookaburra!
Oh how life can be!

Kum Ba Yah”
Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah.
Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah
Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba ya
Oh Lord, kum ba ya.

Other verses:
-Some one’s cryin’ Lord, kum ba yah
-Some one’s laughin’ Lord, kum ba yah
-Some one’s prayin’ Lord, kum ba yah
-Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah
  
Little Canoe
Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe
With the moon shining all around
And as he dips his paddle in
You couldn't even hear a sound.
So they talked, and they talked
Till the moon grew dim
He said you better kiss me
Or get out and swim
So what you gonna do in a little canoe
With the moon shinin' all a
Boats floatin' all a
Boy paddlin’ all around!
Get out and swim!

“Living in Tents and Cabins”
Living in tents and cabins
Under watch of God.
He made the pathways
That our feet have trod.

Chorus:
I love to live
And live to love for
All these wonderful things.
Da da da, Boom de yada, boom de yada,
Boom de yada, boom

We camped together
Paddled through the streams.
Gazed at the sunset
Shared our fondest dreams.
(Chorus)

A life of sharing
Learning how to give.
Friendships will last
As long as we shall live
(Chorus)

Make New Friends (round)
Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver, and the other's gold.


Midnight Train
Honey you can't love one,
Honey you can't love one,
You can't love one, and still have fun
I'm leaving on the midnight train!

CHORUS
La de da da (pat legs)
Oh boy (clap hands)
Some fun (cross left hand over right)
Uh Huh (cross right hand over left)
Woo Hoo! (Pretend to pull cord)

Continue same pattern until #10:
Honey you can't love two,
…..You can't love two and still be true

Honey you can't love three,
…..You can't love three and still love me

Honey you can't love four,
….You can't love four and still want more

Honey you can't love five,
….You can't love five and still be alive

Honey you can't love six,
…You can't love six and so no more tricks

Honey you can't love seven,
….You can't love seven and still go to heaven

Honey you can't love eight,
…,You can't love eight and still be great

Honey you can't love nine,
….You can't love nine and still be mine

Honey you can't love ten
Honey you can’t love ten
You can't love ten so kiss me again
And the heck with the midnight train!
Repeat Chorus



My Bonnie
My Bonnie lies over the ocean, 
My Bonnie lies over the sea.
My Bonnie lies over the ocean, 
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me.  
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

Last night as I lay on my pillow,  
Last night as I lay on my bed, 
I stuck my feet out of the window, 
Next morning my neighbors were dead.

Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my neighbors to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my neighbors to me.

My breakfast lies over the ocean,  
My luncheon lies over the rail.
My supper lies in a commotion. 
Won't somebody bring me a pail?

Please bring, please bring,
Oh please bring a pail to me, to me.  
Please bring,please bring, 
Oh please bring a pail to me.  

Mormon Boy (tune of “I Know a Weenie Man”)
I know a Mormon boy, He is my pride and joy.
He knows most everything from Alma on down.
Someday I'll be his wife, We'll have eternal life.
Oh how I love that Mormon Boy!

“The Noble Duke of York
The noble Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up the hill
Then he marched them down again.

And when you’re up, you’re up
And when you’re down, you’re down
And when you’re only halfway up,
You’re neither up nor down.

“Noah’s Ark
Noah, he built him, he built him an arky arky
Noah, he built him, he built him an arky arky
Made it out of hickory barky barky
Children of the Lord

Chorus:
Rise and shine and give God your glory, glory
Rise and shine and give God your glory, glory
Rise and shine and give God your glory, glory
Children of the Lord

The Lord said to Noah,
“There’s gonna be a floody, floody
 Lord said to Noah,
“There’s gonna be a floody, floody
Get those animals out of the muddy, muddy
Children of the Lord       Chorus

The animals they came on,
they came on in twosies twosies
Animals they came on,
they came on in twosies twosies
Elephants and kangaroozies roozies
Children of the Lord       Chorus

It rained and poured for 40 dayzies dayzies
Rained and poured for 40 dayzies dayzies
Nearly drove those animals crazy crazy
Children of the Lord       Chorus

The sun came out and dried up the landy landy
Sun came out and dried up the landy landy
Everything was fine and dandy dandy
Children of the Lord         Chorus

The animals they came out,
They came out by threezies threezies
Animals they came out,
They came out by threezies threezies
Elephants and kangareezes reezies
Children of the Lord            Chorus

This is the end of the end of my story story
This is the end of the end of my story story
Everything is hunky dory dory
Children of the Lord               Chorus

“Oh Mister Moon”
Oh mister moon, moon
Bright and silvery moon
Won’t you please
Shine down on me.

Oh mister moon, moon
Bright and silvery moon
Won’t you come out from
Beyond that tree

Right over there
Stands a man with a gun
A ready for to shoot you
If you start to run

Oh mister moon, moon
Bright and silvery moon
Won’t you please
Shine down on,
Talk about your shining
Won’t you please shine
Down on me.

I said shine!

Oh, Susanna
I come from Alabama,
With my banjo on my knee;
I'm goin' to Louisiana,
My true love for to see.
It rained all night the day I left,
The weather it was dry;
The sun so hot I froze to death;
Susanna, don't you cry.

Chorus:
Oh, Susanna, oh, don't you cry for me;
I've come from Alabama,
With my banjo on my knee.
Oh, Susanna, oh, don't you cry for me;
I've come from Alabama,
With my banjo on my knee.

On Top Of Spaghetti 
On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, 
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed. 
It rolled off the table, and onto the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden, and under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.  
The mush was as tasty as tasty could be,
And early next summer; It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered with beautiful moss,  
It grew lovely meatballs, and tomato sauce.  
So if you eat spaghetti, all covered with cheese, 
Hold on to your meatballs,
And don't ever sneeze. 

Pink Pajamas (Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)
I wear my pink pajamas in the summer when it's hot.
I wear my flannel nighties in the winter when it's not.
And sometimes in the springtime,
And sometimes in the fall,
I jump between the sheets with nothing on at all.

CHORUS:
Glory, glory, Hallelujah;   Glory, glory, what's it to ya. 
Balmy breezes blowing through ya,  
With nothing on at all.  With nothing on at all!

Ravioli (Tune: Alouette)
All: Ravioli, I like ravioli.  
Ravioli, it's the best for me.
Leader: Have I got it on my chin?  
All: Yes, You've got it on your chin. 
Leader: On my chin?
All: On your chin. Oh-h-h-h-h  
Ravioli, I like ravioli.  
Ravioli, it's the best for me.
 


Road Kill Stew (Tune: Three Blind Mice)
Road Kill stew.
Road Kill stew.
Tastes so good. Just like it should.
First you go down to the interstate.You wait for the critter to meet its fate.
You take it home and you make it great!
Road Kill stew.


Rickabamboo (a repeating song)
The princess Pat
Lived in a tree.
She sailed across
The Seven Seas.
She sailed across
The channel too
And took with her
A RICKABAMBOO!
A Rickabamboo.
Now what is that?
It’s something made
For the princess Pat.
It’s red and gold
And purple too,
That’s why it’s called
A Rickabamboo!
Now captain Dan,
And his loyal crew,
They sailed across
The channel too.
But their ship sank
And yours will too
Unless you take
A Rickabamboo!

 
Sarasponda
Sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda ret set set.
Sarasponda, sarasponda sarasponda ret set set.
A doray-oh, A doray boomday-oh.
A doray boomday ret set set, ah say pa say oh. 

“She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain”
She’ll be comin’ around the mountain,
When she comes, toot toot
She’ll be comin’ around the mountain,
When she comes, toot toot.
She’ll be comin’ around the mountain,
She’ll be comin’ around the mountain,
She’ll be comin’ around the mountain
When she comes, toot toot.

-She’ll be drivin’ 6 white horses when she comes….
Whoa, Bill
-And we’ll all come out to meet her when she comes….
Hi babe
-Then we’ll kill the old red rooster when she comes….
Crack, crack
-We’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes…
Yum, yum
 
Sippin’ Cider (a repeating song)
The cutest boy
I ever saw
Was sippin ci-
der through a straw,
I asked him if
He'd show me how
To sip that ci-
der through a straw.
First cheek to cheek
Then jaw to jaw
We sipped that ci-
der through that straw,
Then all at once
The straw did slip,
And we were sipping lip to lip.
That's how I got
My mother -in- law,
And 49 kids that call me ma.
The moral of,
this little joke
Don't sip ciderSip Diet Coke!




Swinging Along the Open Road
Swing along the open road
Under skies that are clear.
Swing along the open road
In the fall of the year.

Swing along, swing along, swing along the open road
All in the fall of the year.

Swinging along the open road
Swinging along under skies that are clear.
Swinging along the open road,
All in the fall, in the fall of the year

Swing along, swim along, swing along the open road
All in the fall of the year.

Tarzan
Tarzan! (echo)
Swinging on a rubber band (echo)
Swung into a frying pan (echo)
Now Tarzan has a tan (echo)
Jane! (echo)
Flying in her air-o-plane (echo)
Flew into a freeway lane (echo)
Now Jane has a pain (echo)
Now Tarzan has a tan (echo)
Cheetah! (echo)
Rockin' to the beat-a (echo)
Boppin' in the street-a (echo)
Now Cheetah is Velveeta (echo)
Now Jane has a pain (echo)
Now Tarzan has a tan (echo)

“Tell Me Why”
Tell me why the stars do shine.
Tell me why the ivy twines.
Tell me why your eyes are so blue,
And I will tell you just why I love you.

Because God made the stars to shine
Because God made the ivy twine
Because God made your eyes so blue
Because God made you, that’s why I love you.

I really think that God above
Created you for me to love.
He picked you out from all the rest,
Because He knew that I’d love you the best.

This Land is Your Land
As I went walking, that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below that golden valley.
This land was made for you and me.
This land is your land, this land is my land.
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters.
This was made for your and me.
I saw a sign that said "No Trespassing."
And on the other side, that sign said nothing.
And all around me a voice was calling
"That sign was made for you and me."
This land is your land, this land is my land.
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters.
This was made for your and me.

Tra La La Boom
Tra la la boom dee-ay
There was no school today.
Our teacher passed away,
She died of tooth decay!
We threw her in the bay,
She scared the fish away!
And when we pulled her out,
She smelled like sauerkraut!

“Wadda Lee Otcha”
Wadda lee otcha, wadda lee otcha
Doodle lee doo, doodle lee doo.
Wadda lee otcha, wadda lee otcha
Doodle lee doo, doodle lee doo.

Simplest thing, there isn’t much to it
All you gotta do is doodle lee do it.
I like the rest, but the part I like best
Is doodle lee, doodle lee doo.

Weenie Man
I know a weenie man.
He owns a hot dog stand.
He sells most anything from hot dogs and down.
Someday I'll change his life.
I'll be his weenie wife.
Oh, how I love that weenie man.

Worms
Nobody likes me,
Everybody hates me!
I’m gonna eat some worms.

Chorus (Repeat after each verse)
Big, fat juicy ones
Short, slim slimey ones,
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.

First you get a bucket,
Then you get a shovel,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Next you pull the heads off,
Then you suck the guts out.
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.
(Chorus)

Down goes the first one,
Down goes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Up comes the first one,
Up comes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.
(Chorus)

Everybody likes me,
Nobody hates me!
Why did I eat those worms?
(Chorus)

Chop up their heads and
Squeeze out their juice,
And throw their tails away.
Nobody knows how I survive
On worms three times a day!

White Coral Bells
White coral bells
Upon a slender stalk
Lilies of the valley
Deck my garden walk
Oh, how I wish
That I could
Hear them ring.
That will happen only
When the fairies sing.

Yogi Bear (Tune - "Camptown Races")
I know someone you don't know, Yogi, Yogi,
I know someone you don't know,
Yogi, Yogi Bear,
Yogi, Yogi Bear, Yogi, Yogi Bear,
I know someone you don't know,
Yogi, Yogi Bear.

Yogi has a little friend, BooBoo, BooBoo,
Yogi has a little friend
Boo Boo, Boo Boo Bear

Yogi has a sweet girlfriend, Cindy, Cindy,
Yogi has a sweet girlfriend,
Cindy, Cindy Bear

Yogi lives in Jellystone, Jelly, Jelly
Yogi lives in Jellystone.
Jelly, Jellystone.

Yogi has an enemy, Ranger, Ranger
Yogi has an enemy
Ranger, Ranger Smith

Yogi has a favorite food, Picnic basket
GULP!

You Are My Sunshine
Chorus:
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried
(Chorus)

Zulu Chief

(sing in parts.  One part repeats “chief, chief, chief”)
I cuma zimba zimba zia
I cuma zimba zimba zee
I cuma zimba zimba zia
I cuma zimba zimba zee
See him there, the Zulu warrior!
See him there, the Zulu chief. 

Alphabet Love Song 
When Johnny Jones was serenading Mary,
He sure could quote a lot of poetry
But he'd much rather tell her
What he learned in his speller
When they both attended PS thirty-three....

Chorus
"A," you're adorable, "B," you're so beautiful,
"C," you're a cutie full of charms.
"D," you're a darling and "E," you're exciting
And "F," you're a feather in my arms.
"G," you look good to me,
"H," you're so heavenly,
"I," you're the one I idolize.
"J," we're like Jack and Jill,
"K," you're so kissable,
"L," is the lovelight in your eyes.
"M," "N," "O," "P," I could go on all day.
"Q," "R," "S," "T," alphabetically speaking, you're OK.
U," made my life complete,
"V," means you're very sweet,
Double-"U" "X" "Y" "Z."
It's fun to wander through
The alphabet with you
To tell you what you mean to me.
(repeat the chorus)

Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has three humps
Alice the Camel has three humps
Alice the Camel has three humps
So ride Alice, ride
Boom,Boom,Boom

Repeat with two humps, then one hump.
Alice the camel has no humps
Alice the camel has no humps
Alice the camel has no humps
'Cause Alice is a horse!

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