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River's Super Awesome Camp Songbook

Song Lyrics

Song Index

Welcome to the song lyrics page!  These songs are not in any order, so if you are looking for a particular song, please find it on the Song Index page.  Enjoy!

FAST songs

Black Socks
Black socks they never get dirty,
The longer you wear them, the blacker they get.
Sometimes, I think I should wash them,
But something inside me says maybe not yet, not yet, not yet.

Knee socks they never get higher,
The longer you wear them, the shorter they get.
Sometimes I think about anklets,
But something inside me says maybe not yet, not yet, not yet.

Girl Scouts they never get quieter,
The longer you know them, the louder they get.
Sometimes I think about muzzles,
But something inside me says maybe not yet, not yet, not yet.

(Variation: Substitute last line of every verse with: But something keeps telling me, no no not yet, not yet, not yet).

Penguin Song
Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea?
Take a look at me, a penguin you will see.
Penguins attention!
Penguins begin!

[Movements: Right arm, add left arm, add right leg, add left leg, add head bob, add circle around. Add after every verse. Do movements like a penguin].

Coconut Song
I’m a little coconut,
Sitting on my coco-butt
Everybody steps on me
Just to see how cracked I’ll be.

Chorus:
I’m a nut, boom boom
I’m a nut, boom boom
I’m a nut, I’m a nut,
I’m crazy.

Called myself up on the phone,
Just to see if I was home
Asked myself out on a date
Have to be ready by half-past-eight.

Took myself to the picture show
Sat myself in the second row
Wrapped my arms around my waist
Got so fresh I slapped my face.

Coca Cola came to town
Pepsi Cola shot him down
Dr. Pepper fixed him up
Now we all drink 7-Up.

7-Up caught the flu
Now we all drink Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew caught it too
Now we don’t know what to do.

I’m a little piece of tin
No one knows what shape I’m in
Got four wheels and a running board
I’m a Chevy, not a Ford.

Coconut crossed the street
Even though he has no feet
Stepped on a crack and broke his back
Now he’s a…

No more nut,
He’s a no more nut,
He’s a no, he’s a no,
He’s a no more nut…he’s a fruit!

Milk Song

GIVE ME A BIG "M"! (M!) [make letter using arms]
GIVE ME A LITTLE "m"! (m!) [make sign language letter]

Don’t give me no pop, no pop
Don’t give me no juice, no juice
Just give me that milk, moo moo moo [one person pulls on another person’s thumbs like cow utters]
Just give me that milk, moo moo moo [same thing as above, switching person who does e ach action]

(Repeat substituting the letters in the first and second line with: I! i!, L! l!, K! k!, Chocolate! skim!)

Make New Friends
Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver and the other gold.

A circle’s round, it has no end
That’s how long I want to be your friend.

A line is straight, and very long
That’s how long I want to sing this song.

Dewey Song
Dewy was the grass at the early break of day,
Dewey was the admiral at Manila Bay,
Dewy were her eyes as she bid her love "adieu,"
Do we love each other? I should say we do!
Do we love each other? I should say we do! We do!

I Like the Flowers
I like the flowers, I like the daffodils,
I like the mountains, I like the rolling hills
I like the campfire, When all the lights are low,

Chorus:
Boom di-a-dah, boom di-a-dah,
Boom di-a-dah, boom di-a-dah...

(This song is most commonly sung in two parts, with half the group singing the "boom di-a-dahs" and the other half singing the verse, then switching.)

Alive Alert Awake
I'm alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic
I'm alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic
I'm alive, alert, awake,
I'm awake, alert, alive,
I'm alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic!

[Movements:
Alive: hands on your head
Alert: hands on shoulders
Awake: cross arms over chest
Enthu-: hands on thighs
-si-: clap
-astic: snap with both hands]

Peanut Butter and Jelly
I am peanut butter and you are jelly
And we’re so happy on our little piece of bread
I remember the first time that I saw you
Sitting ‘cross the cupboard with your other jelly friends.
You are sweet, and I am chunky
You’re low fat, while I’m working on that.
‘Cuz I am peanut butter and you are jelly
And we’re so happy on our little piece of bread.

Pirate Song
When I was one, I… (let camper’s improvise this line with something that rhymes with the number)
The day I went to sea
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the captain said to me,
"We’re going this way, that way,
Forward, backwards, over the ragin’ sea."
I chew some (or my) gum to please my tum
And that’s the life for me, me, me.

(Repeat substituting a different number in every time. To end the song, sing: "When I was ten, that’s the end!"

Bazooka Bubblegum
My Mommy gave me a penny
she said go buy a henny
but I didn't buy no henny, I bought some bubble gum

Chorus:
Bazooka zooka bubblegum,
I love bubblegum.

My Mommy gave me a nickel
she say go buy a pickle
but I didn't buy no pickle
I bought some bubblegum

My Mommy gave me a dime
she said go buy a lime
but I didn't buy no lime
I bought some bubblegum.


My Mommy gave me a quarter
she said go buy some water
but I didn't buy no water
I bought some bubblegum.


My Mommy gave me a dollar
she said go buy a collar
but I didn't buy no collar
I bought some bubblegum.


My Mommy gave me a five
she said go stay alive
but I didn't stay alive
I choked on bubblegum.

The Noble Duke of York
The noble 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 were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half-way up
They were neither up nor down!

[Movements: Every time you sing the word "up", stand up. When you sing the word "down", sit down. On "half-way up", stand up with knees bent. Repeat the song a number of times, getting faster. To totally confuse everyone, reverse the actions (e.g. sit down on "up", stand up on "down"!)]

It's Not Hard
It's not hard I tell you so,
Just sing along and go like so!

[Actions:
1st verse: slap hands on thighs, eight slaps to each line
2nd verse: slap hands on thighs, clap hands; 4 actions to each line
3rd verse: slap hands on thighs, clap hands, snap fingers, clap hands, slap thighs, clap
hands, slap thighs. This action is repeated once for each line
4th verse: slap hands on thighs, cross arms to slap hands on opposite thighs, slap hands on thighs, clap hands, snap fingers, clap hands, slap thighs. This action is repeated once for each line.]

Moose Song
(a repeat song…repeat after every line)
There was a great big moose
Who like to drink a lot of juice.
There was a great big moose
Who like to drink a lot of juice.

Chorus:
Singin’ way-oh-way-oh
Way oh way oh way oh way oh.
WAY oh WAY oh.
Way oh way oh way oh way oh.

The moose’s name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed.
The moose’s name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed.

He drank his juice with care
And the he spilled in everywhere.
He drank his juice with care
And then he spilled in all over his hair.

There’s a MOOOOOOSE
On the LOOOOOOSE
Full of JUUUUUUICE
(awkward pause)

Crocodile Song
Oh, she sailed away
On a bright and sunny day
On the back of a crocodile.
You see said she,
He's as tame as he can be,
I'll ride him down the Nile.
Well the crock winked his eye
As they waved them all goodbye,
Wearing a happy smile.
At the end of the ride
The lady was inside
And the smile was on the crocodile!

Buffalo Song
On the plains of Montana
Where nature knows no man
A buffalo spies his brother
A lyin’ in the sand (in the sand).
Sand the buffalo to his brother,
"What makes you lie that way?"
But the buffalo did not answer
He’s been dead since way last May (since way last May!).

A Pizza Hut
A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut,
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut,
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut

Mc Donald's, Mc Donald's,
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
Mc Donald's, Mc Donald's,
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut


[Actions: Pizza Hut: make a square in the air, Kentucky Fried Chicken: flap your arms like you're doing the chicken dance, Mc Donald's: make an "M" in the air, starting in the middle of the letter; right hand curves right, left hand curves left.]


A Burger King, a Burger King,
A Taco Bell and a Burger King
A Burger King, a Burger King,
A Taco Bell and a Burger King

Red Lobster, Red Lobster,
Taco Bell and a Burger King
Red Lobster, Red Lobster,
Taco Bell and a Burger King

[Actions: Burger King: hold your hands like you're eating a burger and bring them to your mouth and away again, Taco Bell: with your right hand pretend you're waving a bell back and forth, Red Lobster: make claws with your fingers]

The Hippo Song
(actions in italics)
What can make a hippopotamus smile? (shrug shoulders, trace a smile)
Boom, boom, boom, (bump bums with your neighbours)
What can make her walk for more than a mile? (shrug shoulders, hike action)
Not parties with their paper hats (arms over head as a party hat)
Nor candies nor cakes that make her fat (stuff mouth with food, hold belly)
That's not what hippos do! (shake finger "no")

What do they do? THEY--- (hands on hips, on "THEY", cup hands to shout)
Ooze in the gooze without any shoes (play with invisible mud in your hands)
And they wade in the water 'till their lips turn blue (dribble fingers on lips)
That's what makes a hippopotamus smile! (trace a smile)

Boom, boom, boom (bump bums with your neighbours)
What can make a hippopotamus smile? (shrug shoulders, trace a smile) Boom, boom, boom, (bump bums with your neighbours)
What can make her walk for more than a mile? (shrug shoulders, hike action)
Not swooshing down a slippery slide (slide action with hands)
Or going for a bicycle ride (bike on the spot)
That's not what hippos do! (shake finger "no")

What do they do? THEY--- (hands on hips, on "THEY", cup hands to shout)
Ooze in the gooze without any shoes (play with invisible mud in your hands)
And they wade in the water 'till their lips turn blue (dribble fingers on lips)
That's what makes a hippopotamus smile! (trace a smile)
Boom, boom, boom (bump bums with your neighbours)

No Bananas in the Sky
There are no bananas in the sky, in the sky
There are no bananas in the sky
There's a sun
And a moon
And a coconut cream pie
But there are no bananas in the sky, in the sky!

(Repeat taking out bananas, sky, sun, moon, coconut cream pie)

The New Old McDonald
Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o!
And on that farm he had a pine tree...
(switch tunes here)
Where they cut down the old pine tree, TIMBER! And hauled it away to the mill, tra, la, la!


Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o!
And on that farm he had a home...
(switch tunes)
Home, home on the range,
Where they cut down the old pine tree, TIMBER! And hauled it away to the mill, tra, la, la!

Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o!
And on that farm he had a dog,
(switch tunes)
Oh where oh where has my little dog gone? Oh where oh where can he be?
He's home, home on the range,
Where they cut down the old pine tree! TIMBER! and they hauled it away to the mill, tra, la, la!

Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o!
And on that farm he had a Sweetheart...
(switch tunes)
Let me call you sweetheart, I'm in love with you, Let me hear you whisper,
Oh where oh where has my little dog gone, Oh where oh where can he be?
He's home, home on the range,
Where they cut down the old pine tree, TIMBER! And they hauled it away to the mill, tra, la, la!

Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o!
And on that farm he had a skunk hole...
(switch tunes)
Welllll I stuck my head in a little skunk hole and the little skunk said to me…
Let me call you sweetheart, I'm in love with you, Let me hear you whisper,
Oh where oh where has my little dog gone, Oh where oh where can he be?
He's home, home on the range,
Where they cut down the old pine tree, TIMBER! And they hauled it away to the mill, tra, la, la!

Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o!
And on his farm he had an ending
E-I-E-I-O!

 

A Boom Chicka Boom
(a repeat song)
I said a boom-chicka-boom!
I said a boom-chicka-boom!
I said a boom-chicka-rocka-chicka-rocka-chicka-boom!
Uh huh!
Oh yea!
Again!
(Put next name of style here) style!
Styles:
Underwater: sing with fingers dribbling against your lips
Loud: as loud as you can!
Slowly: as slow and drawn out as possible
Opera: sing in an opera voice
Alien: high-pitched, beep sounds
Valley Girl:
I said, like, boom-chica-boom!
I said, like, boom chicka-boom!
I said, like, booma-chicka, like, rocka-chicka, like, rocka-chica like boom!
Like, uh-huh!
Like, for sure!
Like, same thing...
Janitor style:
I said a Broom-Pusha-Broom,
I said a Broom-Pusha-Broom,
I said a Broom-pusha-mopa-pusha-mopa-pusha-broom.

Funky Chicken
(Leader) Let me see your funky chicken!
(All) WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY?
(Leader) Let me see your funky chicken!
(All) WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY? I said....

Chorus: (everyone)
Ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo,
One more time, now!
Ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo,
One more time now!

Other Verses: Dracula, Orangutan, Elvis Presley, Cleopatra, John Travolta, do the polka, shopping car

(Actions: During first and third line of chorus, do silly movement that corresponds with verse)

 

German Condor
(Leader) I am German condor, I come from Striderland.
(Girls) You are a German condor, you come from Striderland.
(Leader) Ich von speilen
(Girls) Duetsch von speilen
(Leader) On my piano
(Girls) On your piano…
(All) Plinka-plinka-plinka-plink, plinka-plink, plinka-plink, plinka-plinka-plinka-plink, plinka-plinka-plink, HEY!

Repeat with:
Viola: vio-vio-viola
Bagpipes: nee-ner-nee-ner-nee
Tuba: Umpa-umpa-um-pa-pa
Commercial: Super-super-super-super suds
Orchestra: (done as the last verse, and all girls choose their favorite action)

Lizard Song
Lizards of the word, unite!
Super lizards, super lizards
See them swim (uhh!), see them swim (uhh!)
In ‘n out the water, in ‘n out the water
Without any fins (uhh!), without any fins (uhh!).

Banana Song
Bananas of the world, unite!
Peel bananas, peel peel bananas
Peel bananas, peel peel bananas
(Repeat with actions: peel, eat, go)

Little Red Wagon
(a repeat song)
You can’t ride in my little red wagon
The front seat’s broken and the back seat’s taken (variation: The back sides broken and the axle’s draggin’)
Chooga chooga chooga chooga chooga!
Second verse, same as the first,
A whole lot louder and a whole lot worse!

(repeat, getting louder each time, then getting quieter each time)

Princess Pat
(repeat song)

The Princess Pat
Lived in a tree
And she sailed across
The seven seas
And she sailed across
The channel two
And she took with her
A ricka-bam-boo.

Chorus:
A ricka-bam-boo.
Now what is that?
It’s somethin’ made
By the Princess Pat
It’s red and gold
And purple, too
That’s why its called
A ricka-bam-boo.

Now Captain Jack
Had a mighty fine crew
And he sailed across
The channel two
His ship did sink
And yours will, too.
If you don’t take
A ricka-bam-boo.

Now the Princess Pat
Saved Captain Jack
She reeled him in
And brought him back
She saved his life
And his mighty fine crew
Do you know how?
With a ricka-bam-boo.

Tarzan
(a repeat song)
Tarzan
Swinging from a rubber band
Fell into a frying pan"
Oooo that’s hot
Now Tarzan has a tan.

Tarzan
Swinging from a rubber band
Fell into an ice cold pan
Oooo that’s cold
Now Tarzan lost his tan.

Jane
Swinging from a candy cane
Fell into a traffic lane
Oooo that hurts
Now Jane has a pain
Now Jane is a pain.

Cheetah
Dancing on a pizza
Fell in love with (insert name of camper, etc. here)
Oooo that’s great
Now Cheetah has a date
Now (name) has a date.

Doughnut Shop
Wellllll I walked around the corner and I walked around the block
And I walked right into a doughnut shop
I picked up a doughnut and I wiped off the grease
And I handed the lady a five cent piece.

Wellllllll she looked at the nickel and she looked at me
And she said "Kind sir you can plainly see"
There's a hole in the nickel and it goes right through."
I said "Aye, there's a hole in the doughnut too!"

Shave and a hair cut, two bits
That’s how a farmer gets rich
Shave and a hair cut, no more
That’s how a farmer gets poor
Sung by the Girl Scout quartet
Almost done but not yet
Thanks for the doughnut, goodbye
This is the end so don’t cry!

God Bless My Underwear
God bless my underwear, my only pair.
Stand beside them, and guide them,
Through the rips, through the holes, through the tears.
From the washer, to the dryer, to the clothesline in the air.
God bless my underwear, my only pair.

Murray The Rabbit Boy
1st Chorus:
Murray the rabbit boy, Murray
Murray the rabbit boy, Murray
He hops from place to place to save the human race
He’s Murray the rabbit boy, Murray

The rabbit and the boy were caught in a radiation storm
And when the storm had cleared up the boy had been transformed
The rabbit and the boy had been mutated into one
And that’s how the story of the rabbit boy begun, Sing it!

(1st Chorus)

2nd Chorus:
Lori, the lobster girl, Lori
Lori, the lobster girl, Lori
She crawls from place to place
To save the human race
She’s Lori, the lobster girl, Lori.

The lobster and the girl were caught in the Exxon Valdez spill
And when the oil had cleared up, the girl had grown some gills
The lobster and the girl had been mutated into one
And that’s how the story of the lobster girl begun, Sing it!
(2nd chorus)

Went to See the Wizard
(a repeat song)
I went to see the wizard
Lives in Africa
Went to China
To go and see the pandas
The pandas
The pandas bibaley!
The pandas bibaley!
The pandas bibaley, bibaley, bibaley!

I went to see the wizard
Lives in Africa
Went to China
Went to Australia
To go and ride the dingoes
The dingoes
The dingoes bibaley!
The dingoes bibaley!
The dingoes bibaley, bibaley, bibaley!
(Repeat with: England- learn some manners,L.A.- see the dodgers, Canada, eh?- see the Montys, Camp Maripai- have a good time)

The Chicken Song
(Repeat song)

I went down to the river
I took a little walk
I came upon some chickens
We had a little talk
I washed them chickens
I hung them on the line
I said we can meet new chickens
Oh any ol' time.

2nd verse is same as first just very quietly
3rd verse is the same just very very loud.

Humpty Dumpty Song
Hump-dee, dump
Hump, hump, dee, dump-dee dump-dee
Hump-dee, dump
Hump, hump, dee, dump-dee dump-dee
(enter any nursery rhyme and sing for 12 beats of song)

(I.e.) Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey (HEY!)
Along came a spider and sat down beside her…|
Singing UHH! Ain’t that funky now?

End song with the Humpty Dumpty rhyme.

Aardvark Song
There was a large, dark aardvark in the park
They say he’s missing from the zoo (hey, that’s me, folks!)
The police are searching high and low,
But they cannot find him, can you? Peek-a-boo!

Where did he go, oh,
I’ll tell you the reason,
Cause its aardvark dating season

When an aardvark makes a date
He slips right through that old zoo gate!

So when you see two aardvarks kissing in the park
Don’t upset their apple cart.
Why not?
Do not be a spy, you’re not the FBI
You should never break an aardvarks heart!

Hermie the Worm
Sittin’ on the fencepost
Chewing my bubblegum (smack smack smack smack)
Playin’ with my yo-yo (whoo whoo)
And along came Hermie the Worm
And he was this big
And I said, “Hermie, what happened?”
I ate breakfast/lunch/snack/dinner/I burped.
(Actions: Playin with my yo-yo: Act like using a yo-yo. This big: Use fingers to show how big he is. For the first time, show him small. Each time, make him bigger. Then, on the last verse (I burped), show him small again. What happened?: Shrug shoulders).

Old Lady Leary
Late last night, when we were all in bed (HEY!)
Old Lady Leary lit a lantern in the shed
And when the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said,
“It’ll be a hot time, in the old time tonight!”
Fire fire fire!
Bring out the water!
Save my children, save my children!
Run, lady, run!

Percy the Pale-Faced Polar Bear
Way up in the woods in the ice and snow,
Where the temperatures drop to forty below,
Who’s the friendliest bear we know?
Percy the pale-faced polar bear, grrr.

He sleeps all day and then at night,
Catches fish by the pale moonlight,
Has no worries, has no cares,
Percy the pale-faced polar bear, grrr.

Then one day a hunter came,
Took poor Percy by the snout,
Put him in a great big cage,
And he howled and he growled but he couldn’t get out.

Now he’s living in a zoo,
Funny thing, he likes it too,
Cause he meet his girlfriend there,
And she likes Percy the pale-faced polar bear, grrr.
Who? Percy the pale-faced polar bear, grrr.

Hear the Lively Songs
Hear the lively songs of the frogs in yonder pond
Crick, crick, crickety crick, Brrrrr-ump.

There Was A Crocodile
There was a crocodile, an orangutan,
An eagle soaring, and a silver fish.
A bunny, a beaver,
A crazy elephant.
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah nah.

(Repeat, but do no sing the first animal. Continue until all the animals have been taken out of the song, and only the motions for them remain.)

Birdie Song
(Repeat Song)
Early in the morning
When I was fast asleep
I heard a little birdie
Go cheep cheep.
And this little birdie
He has a funny name
It’s
Called
I-ga-fly-ga-flee-ga-fly-ga-ish-ka-nish-ka-nye-ga-nye-ga-I-ga-fly-ga-flee-ga-fly-ga-birdie.

I’m gonna buy some bird seed
For my window sill
It’s just to keep him quiet
Just to keep him still
It’s for my little birdie
Who has a funny name
It’s
Called
I-ga-fly-ga-flee-ga-fly-ga-ish-ka-nish-ka-nye-ga-nye-ga-I-ga-fly-ga-flee-ga-fly-ga-birdie.

Banjo-lolo
I u-lu-lused to pla-lay-lay my ol-lo-old banjo-lo-lo,
But my ol-lo-old banjo-lo-lo was bro-loken
I too-loo-look it to-loo-loo the mel-el-lender sho-la-lop
But the mel-el-lender sho-la-lop was clo-lo-losed
I too-loo-look it ba-la-lack to-loo-loo the mel-el-lender sho-la-lop
But the mel-el-lender sho-la-lop was o-lo-pen
The mel-el-lender mel-el-lended my-ly-ly banjo-lo-lo
And now-low-low I play-lay-lay all day-lay long.

(without “lll” sounds:
I used to play my old banjo
But my old banjo was broken
I took it to the mender’s shop
But the mender’s shop was closed
I took it back to the mender’s shop
And the mender’s shop was open.
The mender mended my banjo
And now I play all day long.)

Elephant in the Attic
What’s that I hear,
Up in the attic?
It is an elephant
Riding on a tricycle.
It is an elephant,
So sleek and elegant,
With one trunk here
And one tail there.
(Repeat, humming first verse. Continue repeating until all lines are hummed)

Froggy Song
(Repeat Song)
Dog
Dog Cat
Dog Cat Mouse
Froggies!!

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny little yellow froggies
Jump jump jump, jump little froggies
Eating all the itsy bitsy worms and spiders
Worms and fleas, scrum-diddily-icious!
One more time,
_______ style.

(Style variations: cowgirl, boy scout, loud, aerobics, opera, ballerina, football)

Swimming Hole
Swimming, swimming
In the swimming hole
The days are hot, the nights are cold
In the swimming hole
Back stroke, side stroke
Fancy diving, too
Oh, wouldn’t it be nice if we had
Nothing else to do.
(Repeat, humming first verse. Continue repeating until all lines are hummed)

Pink Pajamas
I wear pink pajamas in the summer when it’s hot.
I wear flannel nighties in the winter when it’s not.
And sometimes in the springtime, and sometimes in the fall
I jump in bed with NOTHING ON AT ALL!

Glory, glory hallelujah,
Glory, glory what’s it to ya
Bloomin’ breezes runnin’ through ya
With nothing on at all
IN THE NUDE!

Boatmen
The boatmen dance and the boatmen sing,
The boatmen do most anything.
And when the boatman comes to shore,
He spends all his money and he works for more.

Chorus:
Hi, ho the boatmen go, up and down the river in the Ohio.
Hi, ho the boatmen go, up and down the river in the Ohio.
Ever see where a boatman lives?
It’s a house on a hollow and it leaks like a sieve.

Boatman says if he gets one wish
If it doesn’t get better he’ll soon be a fish.
The oyster boat should keep to shore.
The fishing smack should venture more.
The schooner sails before the wind,
The steamboat leaves a streak behind.

Grey Squirrel
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish your bushy tail
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish your bushy tail
Put a nut between your toes
Wrinkle up your little nose
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish you bushy tail.

(Variation: Sing each line backwards. I.e. Squirrel grey, squirrel grey, Tail bushy your swish)

Happiness Runs
Happiness runs in a circular motion
Life is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of anything, anyway
You can be happy if you just let yourself be.
Happiness runs, happiness runs,
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs.

My Old Man
My old man’s a sailor
Now what do you think about that?
He wears a sailor’s collar,
And he wears a sailor’s hat.
He wears a sailor’s raincoat,
And he wears the sailor’s shoes,
And every Sunday morning
He reads the sailor’s news.
And someday, if I can,
I’m gonna be a sailor,
Just like my old man.

(Variation: Substitute any profession in for “sailor.” Attempt to make the number of syllables in each profession become longer and longer. A long one: toothpaste bottle cap screwer-on-er.)

The Short-Necked Buzzards Song
Three short-necked buzzards
Three short-necked buzzards
Three short-necked buzzards
Sitting on a dead tree!
Oooooh look, one has flown aaaaway
What aaaaa shame.
(repeat for two, one)

No short-necked buzzards
No short-necked buzzards
No short-necked buzzards
Sitting on a dead tree!
Ooooh look, one has reeeturned
Let us reeeeejoice.
(repeat for one, two, and end with “Sitting on a dead tree!” for three)

River Is Flowing
The river is flowing
Flowing and growing
The river is flowing
Down to the sea.

Mother carry me
Child I will always be
Mother carry me
Down to the sea.

The river is flowing
Flowing and growing
The river is flowing
Down to the sea.

Stay on the Sunny Side
Chorus:
Stay on the sunny side
Always on the sunny side
Stay on the sunny side of life (yee-haw!)
You will feel no pain
As we drive you all insane
So stay on the sunny side of life.

Knock-knock (Who’s there?)
Ether (Ether who?)
Ether Bunny! (HA HA HA)

Knock-knock (Who’s there?)
Nuther (Nuther who?)
Nuther Ether Bunny! (HA HA HA!)

Knock-knock (Who’s there?)
Stella (Stella who?)
Stella nuther ether bunny! (HA HA HA!)

Knock-knock (Who’s there?)
Cargo (Cargo who?
Cargo beep beep and run over all the ether bunnies (awwww…)

Knock-knock (Who’s there?)
Donut (Donut who?)|
Donut worry, all the ether bunnies will be back next year! (YAY!)

Austrian Song
Once an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high, high
When along came a ______ interrupting his cry.
Yo-le-kee
Yo-la-ka-kee
Yo-la-ka

Go to the next object each time, and repeat all the sounds and actions over three times.
Coo-coo Bird: coo coo coo
Skier: swish
Avalanche: rumble rumble
Puppy Dog: arrf arrf
Grizzly Bear: grrrr
Hunter: bang bang uuuh uuuh
Girl Scout: wanna buy some Girl Scout cookies?
Boy Scout: be prepared!
Boulder: splat!

Peppiest Camp
The peppiest camp I ever saw
It never was a’pokin
If I was to tell you the pep they had
You’d think I was a’jokin.
It’s not the pep in the pepper pot
Or the pep in the popcorn popper
It’s not the pep in the mustard jar
Or the pep in the vinegar stopper.
It’s good ‘ol fashion P-E-P
The pep you can not doubt!
Maripai, oh Maripai
The peppiest camp around!

Good Morning Bird Song
Way up in the sky
The little birds fly
While down in the nest
The little birds rest.
With a wing on the left
And a wing on the right
The little birds sleep
All through the night
SHHHHHH they’re sleeping!
The bright sun comes up
The dew falls away
GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING, the little birds say!

Girl Scout Camp
Chorus:
Oh I don’t wanna go to Girl Scout camp
Gee Mom, I wanna go, back where the toilets flow
Gee Mon, I wanna go home.
Girl Scout camp, Girl Scout camp

The counselors that they have there, they say they’re mighty fine
But when they take their make-up off, they look like Frankenstein.

The brownies that they have there, they say they’re mighty fine
But one rolled of the table, and killed a friend of mine.

The lemonade that they have there, they say they’re mighty fine
But when you take a sip of it, it tastes like turpentine.

The toilets that they have there, they say they’re mighty fine
But when you sit upon them, they suck up your behind.

The nurses that they have there, they say they’re mighty fine
But when you break a finger, she’ll break the other nine.

The showers that they have there, they say they’re mighty fine
But when you turn them on, they squirt out yellow slime.

Elevator Operator
(repeat song)
I know a guy from this Mississippi town
Makes his living going up and down

He’s an elevator operator (repeaters do not say “He’s)
Easy rider
Low rider, low rider
Never left or right, whoo!

(repeat verse, substituting guy for: gal, dog, cat, mouse, and finally repeat with cheese.)
Special verse for cheese:
I know a cheese from this Mississippi town
Makes his living going up and down

He’s a ‘frigerator operation (repeaters do not say “He’s)
Cheesy rider
Low rider, low rider
Never left or right, whoo!

Hoochie-Coochie Dance
Have you ever been swimming on a bright and sunny day
Have you ever seen fishies swimming in and out the bay
With their hands in their pockets and their pockets in their pants
Have you ever seen a fishy do the hoochie-coochie dance.

Well I have been swimming on a bright and sunny day
And I have seen fishies swimming in and out the bay
With their hands in their pockets and their pockets in their pants
But I’ve never seen a fishy do the hoochie-coochie dance.

A Ram Sam Sam
A ram sam sam a ram sam sam
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam

A ram sam sam a ram sam sam
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
Arafi arafi guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
Arafi arafi guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam

Amoeba Song
Chorus: Little mean amoeba baby
Little mean amoeba boy
Little mean amoeba baby
Little amoeba girl

Well I never knew that true love could be true
And I never knew that till I fell in love with you
And when I saw you
It filled me through and through
And I got a spasm in my protoplasm

I saw you there with those algae in your hair
I knew right away
You were meant to love and share.
I swam up to you and in a voice so fair
Said Ħhey there, aloha,
Won’t you be my protozoa?

You said you would so we swam swam away
I swam with my arm around your pswudopod-I-a
You said, I’ll never go away
In all kinds of weather
We’ll stimulate together

Then one foggy night
You gave me such a fright
You lost your mind you started turning blue
Told me you were feeling sick
Then my god you began to split
Now there’s not one of you but two
Dang ditty ditty glop glop

I’ve got a problem, I don’t know what to do
I’ve got two lovers and both of them are you
How can I love one and still be true to two
The nucleus shatters
When your amoeba baby scatters
whaooooo

Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe
There’s a boy and a girl in a little canoe
With the moon shining all around
They paddled and they paddled
For miles and miles
Till they didn’t hear a sound

So they talked and they talked
Till the moon grew dim
And the boy said, kiss me or get out and swim
So whatcha gonna do in a little canoe
With the moon shining all around
Boy swimming all around
Girl paddling all around, oh yeah.

Button Factory
Hi! My name is Joe
I’ve got a wife and two kids
And I work in a button factory
One day, my boss said to me, “Hey Joe,
are you busy?” and I said no
He said, “turn the button with your left hand”

(continue with right hand, right foot, left foot, head, yes!)

Da Moose
(can be a repeat song)
Da moose da moose
Swimmin’ in the water
Eatin’ all his supper
Where did he go?
Where did he go?
He went to sleep.

Da moose, da moose
Floating in the water
Not eatin’ his supper
Where did he go?
Where did he go?
He decomposed.

Fly Song
A fly went into the grocery store
Alone tee-hee all alone

He’d never been in a store before
Alone tee-hee all alone

He sat on the meat, put his foot in the ham
Stuck out his (tongue) at the grocery man
Then he walked out of the store again
Alone tee-hee all alone

Little Red Caboose
Little red caboose chug, chug, chug
Little red caboose, chug chug chug
Little red caboose behind the train train train train
Smokestacks on its back back back back
Coming down the track track track track
Little red caboose behind the train
Woo woo

Baby Duck Song

Now, it was just a bit of luck
That I was born a baby duck
With yellow socks an yellow shoes
That I may go wherever I choose.

Rare Bog
Chorus: (sing all together)
Rare bog, rattlin’ bog
Way down in the valley, oh
Rare bog, rattlin’ bog
Way down in the valley, oh
(Repeat following lines)

And in the bog
There was a tree
A rare tree
A rattlin’ tree

(Sing all together following lines)
And the tree’s in the bog
And the bough’s down in the valley, oh

(Replace the followings objects in the first part of the verse, and string them all together in the second part: branch, twig, nest, egg, bird, flea, world, Camp Maripai. I.e. The second verse would say: And on that tree, There was a nest, etc etc.)

 

Sippin’ Cider
(Repeat first four lines, sing last line all together)
The other day
I met a boy
Who was sipping ciiii-
-der though a straw
The other day I met a boy, who was sipping ci-I-I-der through a straw, tiddalee-ha ha

I asked him if
He’d show me how
To sip that ciiii-
-der through a straw
I asked him if he’d show me how to sip ci-I-I-der through a straw, tiddalee-ha ha

He said of course
He’d show me how
To sip that ciiii-
-der through a straw
He said of course he’d show me how to sip that ci-I-I-der through a straw, tiddalee-ha ha

So cheek to cheek
And jaw to jaw
We sipped that ciiii-
-der through a straw
So cheek to cheek and jaw to jaw we sipped hat ci-I-I-der through a straw, tiddalee-ha ha

And all at once
That darn straw slipped
And we were siiii-
-pping lip to lip.
And all at once that darn straw slipped and we were sipping lip to lip, tiddalee-ha ha.

That’s how I got
My mother-in-law
And forty-nine kids
To call me ma.
That’s how I got my mother-in-law and forty-nine kids to call me ma, tiddalee-ha ha.

The moral of
This story is
Do not sip ciiii-
-der through a straw.
The moral of this story is do no sip ci-I-I-der through a straw, tiddalee-ha ha.

 

Washerwoman Song
I live-ee in-ee a teeny weeny house-ee
I live-ee on-ee the thirty-first-ee floor
I take-ee in-ee the dirty dirty laundry
Ruffles on the petticoat ten cents more.
I like a pow pow better than a chow chow
I like a little girl, she like-a me.

One day in Hong Kong
Bigga Momma come along-a
Take away my little girl
Poor poor me.

Shark Song
Baby shark do do do do do do, baby shark do do do do do do, baby shark do do do do do do, baby.
Continue with: momma shark, daddy shark, grandma shark, grandpa shark, went swimming, saw a shark, swam away, shark attack, lost an arm, lost a leg, 911, CPR, it’s too late, went to heaven, came back as a baby shark.

Singin’ in the Rain
Chorus (everyone):
A tootie-tat, a tootie-tat, a-tootie-ta-tat. A tootie-tat, a tootie-tat, a-tootie-ta-tat.
I’m singin’ in the rain
Just singin’ in the rain
What a glorious feeling
I’m happy again

(Repeat songs; one for each verse)
Thumbs up
Elbows in.
Feet together
Knees apart
Bum out
Head up
Tongue out.

Scat Song
It starts with an “s”
And ends with a “t”
It comes out of you
And it comes out of me
I know what you’re thinking
Don’t call it that
Let’s be scientific
And call it scat

Scat makes the world go ‘round
Scat makes the world go ‘round.

A Oonie
A oonie woonie git-cha woonie
A oonie woonie git-cha woonie
Ay yai yai yicki-yai kai yan
A oonie a oonie git-chi YA!

First time: pat own knees; right hand pats left leg of person on right, and left hand pats right leg; pat own knees; right hand pats left leg, and left hand pats right leg of person on left.

Second time: pat own knees; cross arms and pat own knees; pat own knees; right hand pats left leg of person on right and left hand pats right leg of person on left.

Third time: same as second time, but cross hand over chest instead of knees.

Forth time: both hands pat head, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, head; reach up to sky

Fifth time: hold both hands out in front, cross right arm over chest, cross left arm over chest, bring right arm in front, bring left arm in front

Sixth time: pat knees; right hand holding nose, left hand touching right ear; pat knees; left hand holding nose, right hand touching left ear.

Beaver Song
Beaver one, beaver all, let’s all do the beaver call
Beaver two, beaver three, let’s all climb the beaver tree
Beaver four, beaver five, let’s all do the beaver jive
Beaver six, beaver seven, let’s all go to beaver heaven
Beaver eight, beaver nine, STOP! It’s beaver time!

Go beavers, go beavers, go beavers, go beavers!

Crazy Fruit Song
Bananas of the world, UNITE!
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Go bananas, go, go bananas
Go bananas, go, go bananas
Form the orange, form, form the orange
Form the orange, form, form the orange
Squeeze the orange, squeeze, squeeze the orange
Squeeze the orange, squeeze, squeeze the orange
Pick the grapes, pick, pick the grapes
Pick the grapes, pick, pick the grapes
Smoosh the grapes, smoosh, smoosh the grapes
Smoosh the grapes, smoosh, smoosh the grapes!

Crawdad Song
Chorus:
You get a line, I’ll get a pole honey, honey
You get a line, I’ll get a pole babe, ba-abe
You get a line, I’ll get a pole
We all go fishing in that crawdad hole
Honey, oh babe, be mine yee-haw
Who’s that crawdad struttin’ round honey, honey
Who’s that crawdad struttin’ round babe, ba-abe
Who’s that crawdad struttin’ round
Thinks he’s mayor of the crawdad town
Honey, oh babe, be mine
What do you do when the well runs dry honey, honey
What do you do when the well runs dry babe ba-abe
What do you do when the well runs dry
Sit on the docks and watch the crawdad’s die
Honey, oh babe, be mine

I Woke Up Sunday Morning
I woke up Sunday morning, and looked upon the wall
The skeeters and the bedbugs were playing a game of ball
The score was three to nothing, the skeeters were ahead
The bedbugs hit a home run, and knocked me out of bed

Chorus:
I’m singing, eener meener and a miner mo
Catch a whipper whopper by the toe,
And if he hollers, hollers, hollers, don’t let him go
Im singing, eener meener and a miner mo

I went downstairs for breakfast, I ordered ham and eggs,
I ate so many pickles, the juice ran down my legs
My mother gave me a nickel, my father gave me a dime
My sister gave me a boyfriend, who kissed me all the time
My mom’s a secret agent, my father is a spy
And I’m the little big mouth, that told the FBI

I’m Going Crazy
Chorus:
I’m going crazy, don’t cha wanna come along?
I’m going crazy, just singing this song

Once I had a little cat and all she ate was yarn
And when those little kittens came
They came with sweaters on

Once I had a little dog, and all he ate was cans,
And when those little puppies came
They came in ford sedans

Mary had a little lamb, the doctor was surprised
When old McDonalds had a farm"
The doctor nearly died

Oyster Stew
One day I ordered an oyster stew
Alone, tee-hee, alone
And one little oyster loomed in view
Alone, tee-hee, alone

He winked at me and he blinked at me,
I’ve been in many a stew said he,
But don’t tell the chef that you saw me
Alone, tee-hee, alone

And maybe I’ll go to the Junior Prom,
Alone tee-hee alone
And maybe I’ll sit by the chaperone
Alone, tee-hee, alone

And maybe somebody will wink at me and I will wink at them, tee-hee
And then you know that I wont be
Alone, tee-hee, alone

Zulu Warrior
I can zimba zimba zimba
I can zimba zimbazay!
I can zimba zimba zimba
I can zimba zimbazay
Hold him down, zulu warrior
Hold him down, zulu chief chief chief
Hold him down, zulu warrior
Hold him down, zulu chief , chief chief

DANCING/GAME/CHANT songs

Big Fat Pony
Ride around that big fat pony
Ride around that big fat pony
Ride around that big fat pony
This is how she does it:
Front to front to front my baby
Back to back to back my baby
Side to side to side my baby
This is how she does it.
Actions: This is a dancing game that is done in a circle. One girl is in the center of the circle, and while the whole group sings the first three lines and claps, the girl in the center gallops like a horse around the circle. When the fourth line of the song is reached,the girl much stop in front of the girl she is nearest, and both shimmy towards each other, then turn and shimmy away from each other, then turn to the side and shake their hips back and forth. The partner for the center girl now becomes the new center girl.

Little Sally Walker

Little Sally Walker, walkin’ ‘round the street
Didn’t know what to do so she stopped in front of me
She said, “Hey girl, do your thing, do your thing.” and switch
“Hey girl, do your thing, do your thing,” and switch.

Gigalow

Person 1: Hey (insert Person 2’s name here)!
Person 2: Hey what?
1: Hey (Person 2’s name!
2: Hey what?
1: Show us how you gigalow, I said, show us how you gigalow!
2. My hands are high, my feet are low, and this is how I gigalow.
All: Her hands are high, her feet are low, and this is how she gigalows!

Lemonade, Crunchy Ice
Lemonade, crunchy ice
Beat it once, beat it twice
Lemonade crunchy ice
Beat it once beat it twice
Turn around, touch the ground
And freeze.

Dum Dum Da Da
Dum dum da da
Duh dum dum da da
Duh dum dum da da
Da dum.

New hand motions:

-knees/clap/knees/left shoulder/knees/clap/knees/right shoulder
-knees/clap/left elbow/left shoulder/knees/clap/right elbow/right shoulder
-knees/shoulders/head/up/head/shoulders/knees/clap

Dry Bones
Dry bones sittin’ in a canyon, some of dem bones are mine
Dry bones sittin’ in a canyon, some of dem bones are mine
Some of dem bones are (enter person or unit name here)
Some of dem bones are mine
Some of dem bones are (enter person or unit name here)
Some of dem bones are mine

Ooh Ungowa
My back’s a-breakin’, my belt’s too tight
My hips a-shakin’ from left to right
Singin’ ooh Ungowa, (enter person or unit name here)’s got the power
You know it, you said it,
And now you represent it.
Singin’ OOH UNGOWA (enter name here)’s GOT THE POWER!

Emerald’s Chant
(repeat song)
Oh-la, oh-la, eh!
Roll, roll, roll to the beat, now
I don’t know
Just what it is
Those girls are crazy
Always shakin’ their daisies!

Oh-la, oh-la, eh!
Roll, roll, roll to the beat, now
I don’t know
Just what it is
Those girls are funky
Always acting like monkeys!

Birds in the Wilderness
(song to be sung when sitting at a table waiting to eat)
Here we sit like birds in the wilderness,
Birds in the wilderness, birds in the wilderness,
Here we sit like birds in the wilderness,
Waiting for our food. (variation of last line: Ready to eat our food).

(Actions: (with each beat of the song) fists, thumbs, pointer and middle fingers, pointer and pinky fingers (all actions are done against the edge of a table))

All Together Again
(to be sung at a table)
One finger, one thumb, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, keep moving
And we’re all together again (hit table twice)

We’re all together again (hit table twice).
Continue with: one hand, two hands, one foot, two feet, stand up sit down, stand up, turn around.)

HORSE songs

Horsey, Horsey

Horsey, horsey, on your way
We've been together for many a day
So let your tail go swish
And your tail go round
Giddy-up! We're homeward bound.

I like to ride my horse and buggy
I like to ride all over town
I like to hear the hooves go "clip-clop"
I like to see the wheels go 'round

Dusamoja

Ho, young rider, apple-cheeked one,
Whither riding?

On his steed so black and prancing
Whither riding?
What matters where I ride?
Slovak mountains are my pride,
Dusamoja, dusamoja.

Second verse: all the same except change lines 5 and 6 to: What matters where I roam?/Slovak mountains are my home.

SLOW/CAMPFIRE songs

Say Why
Say why, do we have to say goodbye
Say why, do we have to say goodbye
Say why, do we have to say goodbye
Say why, my friend, say why

Say when, will we ever meet again
Say when, will we ever meet again
Say when, will we ever meet again
Say when, my friend, say when

Say where, and I'll meet you right there
Say where, and I'll meet you right there
Say where, and I'll meet you right there
Say where, my friend, say where

Say why, do we have to say goodbye
Say when, will we ever meet again
Say where, and I'll meet you right there
Say why, say when, say where!

Flicker
The flicker of a campfire, the wind in the pines
The moon in the heavens, the stars that shine
A place where people gather to make friends of all kinds
A place where all our troubles are always left behind

So give me the light of a campfire, warm and bright
And give me some friends to sing with; I'll be here all night
Love is for those who find it; I found mine right here
Just you and me and the campfire and songs we love to hear.

Green Trees
Green trees around us, blue skies above
Friends all around us, in a world filled with love
Taps sounding softly, hearts beating true
As Girl Scouts say, goodnight to you.

Taps
Day is done,
Gone the sun
From the lakes,
from the hills,
From the sky
All is well
Safely rest
God is nigh.

Magic
When I was young I thought the stars were made for wishing on
And every hole deep in a tree might hide a leprechaun
Old houses all had secret rooms, if one could find the key
I do believe in magic, I believe.

Chorus:
Magic is the sun that makes a rainbow out of rain
And magic keeps the dream alive to try and try again
Magic is the love that stays when good friends have to leave
I do believe in magic, I believe.

Growing up the grown-ups said someday I'd wake to find
That magic's just a childhood dream I'd have to leave behind
Like clothes that would no longer fit and toys that I'd ignore
I'd not believe in magic anymore.


When I grew up I learned again, that much to my surprise
Magic did not fade away, it took a new disguise
A child, a friend, a smile, a song, the courage to stand tall
I do believe in magic, after all.

Last Chorus:
Magic is the sun that makes a rainbow out of rain
And magic keeps the dream alive to try and try again
Magic is the love that stays when good friends have to leave
I do believe in magic, yes I do believe in magic,
Love is the greatest magic, after all.

On the Loose
Did you ever watch the sunrise turn the sky completely red,
Have you slept beneath the moon and stars, a pine bough for your bed
Did you sit and talk with friends, through a word was never said
Then you're just like me and you've been on the loose.

Chorus:
On the loose to climb a mountain,
On the loose where I am free.
On the loose to live my life, the way I think my life should be,
For I've only got a moment and a whole world yet to see.
I'll be looking for tomorrow on the loose.

There's a trail that I'll be hiking just to see where it might go.
Many places yet to visit, many people yet to know,
For in following in my dreams, I will live and I will grow,
On a trail that's waiting out there on the loose.

So in search of love and laughter, I'll be traveling cross this land
Never sure of where I'm going, for I haven't got any plan,
So in time when you are ready, come and join me and take my hand,
And together we'll share life out there on the loose.
On My Honor
Chorus:
On my honor I will try
There's a duty to be done, and I say "aye",
There's a reason here, for a reason above
My honor is to try, and my duty is to love

People don't need to know my name
If I hurt someone, then I'm to blame
If I help someone, then I've helped me
And that's the way that it ought to be

I've tucked away a song or two
If you're feeling low, there's one for you
If you need a friend, then I will come
‘Cuz there's plenty more where I come from

Come with me where a fire burns bright
You can see much better by its own light
You can find more meaning in a campfire's glow
Than you'll ever find in a year or so.

Friendship is the strangest thing
If you keep it to yourself no reward will it bring
But you gave it away, and you gave it to me
And from now on great friends we'll be

We've got a promise to always keep
We will sing "Day is Done" before we sleep
We are Girl Scouts together, and when we're gone
We'll still be a-trying and a-singing this song...

(repeat first verse)

Moon On The Meadow
Moon on the meadow, bugs in our ears
Smoke in our eyes, wet wood and tears
Up on the meadow, water somewhere
We were the only ones there

Wild horse and slushy, dry lake and creeks
Finding the love there everyone seeks
Hiking through rainbows, sunsets and stars
Just finding out who we are

We will return here, one lucky day
Our hearts will guide us, they know the way
People in cities can’t understand
Falling in love with the land.

Moon on the meadow, bugs in our ears
Smoke in our eyes, wet wood and tears
On up the meadow, water somewhere
With you my friend I am there.

Linger
Hmmm, I want to linger
Hmmm, a little longer
Hmmm, a little longer here with you.

Hmmm, it's such a perfect night
Hmmm, it doesn't seem quite right
Hmmm, that this should be my last with you.

Hmmm, and come September
Hmmm, I will remember
Hmmm, our camping days and friendships true.

Hmmm, and as the years go by
Hmmm, I'll think of you and sigh
Hmmm, this is good-night and not good-bye.

Barges
Out of my window, looking in the night
I can see the barges flickering light
Silently flows the river to the sea
And the barges too 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 my window, looking in the night
I can see the barges flickering light
Starboard shines green and port is glowing red
I can see them flickering far ahead

How my heart longs to sail away with you
As you sail across the ocean blue
But I must sit beside my window dear
And watch you sail away from here

Out of my window looking in the night
I can see the barges flickering light
Harbour ahead and anchorage in view
I will find my resting place with you

Away from my window on into the night
I will watch 'til they are out of sight
Taking their cargo far across the sea
How I'd wish that someday they would take me

Out of my window looking through the night
I can see the barges flickering light
People are sailing far and far away
And I hope to go with them one day.

Rose
Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose
Will I ever see thee wed?
I will marry at thy will, Sire
At thy will

Ding, dong, ding, dong
Wedding bells on an April morn
Carve my name in a moss covered stone
In a moss covered stone

Hey ho, nobody home
No meat nor drink nor money have I none
Still I will be married
Hey ho, hey ho

Oh, poor bird
Take thy flight
High above the sorrows
Of this sad night.

The wind in the willows
Sings like a solitary soul alone
The wind in the willows
Sings like a solitary soul alone.

Who Can Sail
Who can sail where there is no wind?
Who without oars can go rowing?
Who can sail far away from friends,
Without tears a-flowing?

I can sail where there is no wind,
I without oars can go rowing,
But I can’t sail far away from friends,
Without tears a-flowing.

Darlin’ Won’t You Wait
Darlin’ won’t you wait, won’t you wait, won’t you wait
Darlin’ won’t you wait for me
Darlin’ won’t you wait, won’t you wait, won’t you wait
Darlin’ won’t you wait for me.

Should another love come along, come along
Simply tell her your not free
Send her on her way, on her way, on her way
Darlin’ won’t you wait for me.

Ooooh my love
Some of us I know are bound to die
Hold me close
Kiss me once again before we say goodbye.

Today
Chorus:
Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows have all passed away
And ‘ere I forget all the joys that are mine,
Today.

And I’ll be your dandy and I’ll be your rover
You’ll know who I am by the songs that I sing
I'll feast at your table and sleep in your clover
I'll laugh and I'll cry and I'll sing.

I can't be contented with yesterday's glories
I can't live on promises winter to spring
Today is my moment and now is my story
Who cares what tomorrow will bring.

Song of the Soul
Open mine eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth thou hast for me
Open mine eyes, illuminate me
Spirit divine.
Love of my life I am crying
I am not dying, I am dancing
Dancing along in the madness
There is no sadness
Only a song of the soul..

Chorus:
And we can sing this song
Why don’t you sing along
And we can sing for a long, long time
Why don’t you sing this song
Why don’t you sing along
And we can sing for a long, long time.

What do you do for a living,
Are you forgiving, giving shelter?
Follow your hearts love will find you
Truth will unbind you
Sing out a song of the soul…

(Chorus)

Go to your life like a warrior
Nothin’ will harm ya
You can be happy
Let in the light it will heal you
And you can feel you
Sing out a song of the soul…
And we can sing this song
Why don’t you sing along
And we can sing for a long, long time
Why don’t you sing this song
Why don’t you sing along
And we can sing for a long, long time
And we can sing for a long, long time.

Gypsy Love
Chorus:
Gypsy love comes wandering
down the pathways, through the trees

Like the silent call of the sea, it whispers in every breeze
but gypsy love is a story, and we all know the end
so we'll sing while we may, with each dying day
and gypsy love will find us again and again

At the time of day when the sun slips 'tween the isles
Oh our spirits, how they soften, so weary from the miles
so we'll take our rest in the arms of friends
in the fire and candlelight
and before we all know, the stars have arrived
and pecked the sky, sweet kisses goodnight
(Chorus)

Summer lingers on in the autumn sun,
and it plays it's teasing game
and the four winds that brought us so hastily here
will scatter us all the same
so we'll sing until we are parted, it's by far the easiest way

For we all know words are best left as echos across the bay
(Chorus)

The Circle Game

Yesterday a child came out to wander
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

Chorus:
And the seasons, they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on a carousel of time
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round in the circle game

Then the child turned ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like 'when you're older' must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turned to car-wheels through the town
And they tell him, "Take your time, it won't be long now

'Til you drag your feet to slow the circles down."

Years spin by and now the child is twenty
Dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
There'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams, and plenty
Before that last revolving year is through.

Jet Plane

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
I'm standing here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say good-bye
But the dawn is breakin' it's early morn
The taxi's waitin' he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could cry

Chorus:
So kiss me and smile for me

Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
'Cause I'm leavin' on a jetplane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe I hate to go

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I played around
I tell you now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go I'll think of you
Every song I sing I'll sing for you
When I come back I'll wear your wedding ring

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time just let me kiss you
Then close your eyes and I'll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone
About the times I won't have to say

Footprints
People come and people go
Moving fast or moving slow
What of my life, I do not know
Moving shadows on the snow

Chorus: Ooh, ooh, oooh oooh ooooh oooh ooh.

People come and people go
It happens every day I know
Goodbye is just a simple word
I wish that I had never heard

Time can’t stop for you and me
Try and face reality
People change as time drifts by
Move ahead or get left behind

People come and people go
Some leave footprints on the snow
But in the end, you may find
Some leave footprints on your mind.

Sparky’s Song
Oh the time has passed so quickly and it seems like yesterday
Traveled far away from home to where I am today
Thought that I was destined to be lost and all alone
'Til I came among these people who made me feel at home.

Chorus:
And I, want to tell you just how much I love you
Tell you all the things that you should know like,
Thank you for just being here and giving of your time
Giving me the space I need to grow.

Well I felt at once a kinship, with my friends here by my side
Felt I was accepted and I had no need to hide
Knew that I could handle what the world would send my way
Though some times were more than hard I'd never change a day.

Well our story isn't over though we have to turn the page
Take up where our paths left off and go our separate ways
But a lifetime's worth of memories have been found in these few days
If we never meet again I know I'll have to say…

Long Time Sun
May the long time sun shine upon you
Our love surround you
And the pure light withen you
Guide you all the way home
May your days be filled with gladness
Your heart serentiy
And the moonlight above you
Guide you all the way on

Canadian Wilderness
The life of a voyager, that of a sojourner
Traveling around and round
But not from town to town
Paddles the lakes and streams
Follows her distant dreams
Peace on the waterway
Blue skies or cloudy days

Chorus:

My heart has just one home

From which I’ll never roam
Land of true happiness
Canadian wilderness

The call of a lonely loon
Coyotes howling at the moon
Wind rustlin’ through the trees
That’s a Canadian breeze
Smoke rising from the fire
Up to the trees in a stately spire
Reach to the sky in the evening glow
Sun goes down, the north wind blows

The mist rising from the falls
Distant hooting of the owls
Fire crackling through the night
Rising fog at dawn’s first light
Fall when leaves come tumbling down
Winter’s blanket covers the ground
Zephyr’s whistling through the pines
Voyager’s heritage that is mine

The life of a voyager that of a sojourner
Clear as the northern streams
Key to her distant dreams
One day she’ll find it there
Place where she’ll lose all care
Loon’s cry moves through the trees
She’ll find her liberty

Blowin' in the Wind

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes and how many times must cannonballs fly
Before they're forever banned?

Chorus:
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind

Yes and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the seas (sea)
Yes and how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes and how many times can a man turn his head
Pretend that he just doesn't see?

Yes and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes and how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?

Dreams
Chorus: May all of your dreams
Bloom like daisies in the sun
May you always have stars in your eyes
May you not stop running,
Not until your race is won
And may you always have blue skies

A dream is something you can make
To keep within your heart
To build on when you’re sad
Or when you’re world’s been torn apart
A dream is something all your own
That no one else can steal
A dream is something
You can make come real


You can share a laugh
With any stranger you may meet
You can share your money
With a beggar on the street
But you can only share a dream
When love has set if free
Please won’t you share yours with me?

Now you can climb a mountain
You can swim the deepest sea
Try to find a world
Where everyone is true and free
This dream holds the future

My true friends, a priceless deal
I hold my dreams for you to feel

Give Yourself to Love
Kind friends gather round
There’s something I would say
What brings us together here
Has blessed us all today
Love has made a circle
That holds us all inside
Where strangers are as family
Loneliness can’t hide

Chorus: You must give yourself to love
If love is what you’re after
Open up your heart
To the tears and laughter
And give yourself to love
Give yourself to love

I’ve walked these mountains in the rain
I’ve learned to love the wind
I’ve been up before the sunrise
Just to watch the day begin
And I always knew I’d find you
Though I never did know how
Like sunshine on a cloudy day
You stand before me now

You love is born in fire

And it’s planted like a seed
Love can’t give you everything
But it gives you what you need
Love comes when you’re ready
Love comes when you’re afraid
It’ll be your greatest teacher
The best friend you’ve ever made

Meg’s Lullaby
Sing your lullaby to the world
It’s a happy song you know
For the children need their sleep
To grow

Softly as the people sleep
The moon moves through the sky
As she sings to us all
Her lullaby

Red Balloon
Give me a red balloon on a long black string
I can whistle and I can sing
With my red balloon on a long black string
Oh I am richer than any kind

Chorus:

Laughs are many
And tears are few
Life’s exciting and always new
In a world of girls and boys
In a world of simple joys

Give me a paper kite on a windy day
Oh I think I’ll fly away
With my paper kite on a windy day
Oh yes I’ll fly away

Give me a warm spring day
And an apple tree
There is nothing that I can’t see
When I look out from my apple tree
Look up there and you’ll see me

Give me a jar of bubbles

And a real good friend
Oh I wish this day won’t end
With my jar of bubbles and a real good friend
Oh I wish this day won’t end

The Hills

(3-part round)

The hills and their glorious height
surround us by day and by night.
Sing praise to the hills.

 

 

Rise Up ‘O Flame

Rise up O' flame
by thy lights glowing
show to us beauty
wisdom and joy.

The River
You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin' as it flows
And a dreamer's just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what's behind you
And never knowing what's in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores...and

Chorus:
I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied

Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the ! tide...yes


There's bound to be rough waters
And I know I'll take some falls
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all...yes

Yes, I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
'Til the river runs dry

 

GRACES

Back of the Bread
In back of the bread in the flour
In back of the flour is the mill
In back of the mill is the wind and the rain
And the Father’s will.

Alphabet Grace
A-B-C-D-E-F-G
Thank you God for feeding me.

Superman Grace
Thank you Lord, for giving us food!
Thank you Lord, for giving us food!
For the friends we meet,
And the food we eat,
Thank you Lord, for giving us food!

Actions: For the first line, raise up on arm straight above your head, with hand in fist, like a flying Superman pose. For each line after, switch the arm that raises. For the last line, put both arms up.

Addams Family Grace
Da da da da (snap, snap)
Da da da da (snap, snap)
Da da da da
Da da da da
Da da da da (snap, snap)

We thank you for our food, Lord
For Mom and Dad and You, Lord
We thank you for our food, Lord
To help us through the day.

Da da da da (snap, snap)
Da da da da (snap, snap)
Da da da da
Da da da da
Da da da da…LET’S EAT!

Johnny Appleseed
Oh, the Lord is good to me.

And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need:
The sun, the rain and the appleseed;
Oh, the Lord is good to me. Amen.

God is Great
God is good, God is great
So we’re gonna thank him for our food
We’re gonna thank him morning, noon, and night
‘Cuz God, God, God is out of sight
Amen. chi chi chi chi chi chi chi chi.
Amen.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2009