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YMCA CAMP LOOWIT CAMPFIRE SONGS

Do you remember these songs?. The song I remember most of all is "Rise and Shine". Of course, the songs we learned during the boys session were a little different than the grils camps. Another one I remember was "The Ants Come Marching ". I don't think we ever sang it at campfire, but we sure did on our overnight hikes. Those hills.....we walked up.... I wish they were still there to visit again. Be sure to read the closing campfire song at the bottom of the page.

A BOY AND A GIRL IN A LITTLE CANOE
A-GOONG WENT THE LITTLE GREEN FROG
ALOUETTE
Ally, Ally Oxen
Amazing Grace
ANGELS ARE WATCHING OVER ME
THE ANTS GO MARCHING
THE ANIMAL FAIR
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ash Grove
A-TISKET, A-TASKET
Barges
BARGES
BE KIND TO YOUR WEB-FOOTED FRIENDS
THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN
Bill Grogan’s Goat
BILL GROGAN’S GOAT
Billboard
Bluebird
BOA CONSTRICTOR
BOOM, BOOM, AIN'T IT GREAT TO BE CRAZY?
Bravo
The Call of the Fire
A Cannibal King
Camp Anthem
CAMPTOWN RACES
Canoe Song
Catalina Madalina
Catalina Madalina
Chairs to Mend
C-H-I-C-K-E-N
CHICKEN
Clementine
CLIMB SUNSHINE MOUNTAIN
CLIMB ON YOUR BICYCLE
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
Daddy’s Whiskers
DAY IS DONE
Desperado
DID YOU EVER SEE A LASSIE?
Do Your Ears Hang High
DO YOUR EARS HANG LOW?
Do Your Ears Hang Low
Doodly-Doo
DOWN BY THE BAY
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
DOWN BY THE STATION
DRY BONES
EZEKIEL'S WHEEL
FARM DOWN IN IOWAY
Father Abraham Fire
Five Hundred Miles
FIVE LITTLE SPECKLED FROGS
Flicker of the Campfire
Fried Ham
FROG WENT A-COURTIN'
FOUND A PEANUT
GEE MOM, I WANT TO GO HOME
GO IN AND OUT THE WINDOW
Goin on a Lion Hunt
GOOBER PEAS
GOOD NIGHT LITTLE LAMB
GRANDPA'S WHISKERS
Grandfather’s Clock
Green Grow the Rushes
GREEN GROW THE RUSHES HO
Had a Little Chickie
Ham and Eggs
HAND ON MINESELF
Happy all the Time
HEY, DIDDLE DIDDLE
THE HOKEY POKEY
Horsey, Horsey
HUNK OF TIN
IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
I Know A Place
I LOVE THE MOUNTAINS
I'M AN ALLIGATOR
I'M A NUT
I'M BRINGING HOME A BABY BUMBLEBEE
IN THE GOOD OL ' SUMMERTIME
I See the Moon
In A Cabin in the Woods
In A Pad in the Forest Green
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
JOHN JACOB JINGLE HEIMER SCHMIDT
JOHNNY VERBECK
JUST SAY PLEASE AND THANK YOU
K-K-K-Katy
Kookaburra
KOOKABURRA
Kum By Ya
Kum By Ya
LITTLE BIRDIE SONG
LITTLE DAVID, PLAY ON YOUR HARP
THE LIMERICK SONG
LINDY LOU
Make New Friends
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
MAMA DON'T ALLOW
Mandy
Merry Go Round
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
Mmmm, I Want to Linger
THE MORE WE ARE TOGETHER
My Aunt Came Back
MY AUNT CAME BACK
MY TRAVELIN' FRIEND
MY LITTLE SPIDER
My LITTLE WHITE LAMB
MY SECRET POCKET
MY SWEET EMILY
MY TALL SILK HAT
NOAH'S ARKY ARKY
NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP
Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening
OLD DAN TUCKER
One Bottle of Pop
ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE
The Order of the Fork
PEASE PORRIDGE HOT
THE PEOPLE ON THE BUS
PILE OF TIN
THE POPPYLAND EXPRESS
The Princess Pat
THE PRUNE SONG
Pruney
Puff, the Magic Dragon
Qumalama
RED RIVER VALLEY
RISE AND SHINE
RISE AND SHINE
ROCK MY SOUL
Rose, Rose
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
REUBEN AND RACHEL
Sarah, The Whale
Sarasponda
SAY, SAY LITTLE PLAYMATE
Say When
SHOO, FLY
SHORT'NIN' BREAD
SING THE SOUND YOU HEAR
Sippin Cider
SIPPIN' CIDER
Six Little Ducks
SLAP BANG
SKUNK IN THE TRUNK
SIX LITTLE DUCKS
Sons of the Sea
Sons of the Sea
SPELLBOUND
Spider’s Web
SUNNY SIDE
SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
Swiss Maid
Tell Me Why
TELL ME WHY
TELL ME WHY
Texan
THEN SHE FLIES AWAY
THERE WAS A BEE-I-EE-I-EE
THERE ONCE WAS A FARMER
THREE FISHERMEN
THREE LITTLE FISHIES
Today
TRAVELING TWO BY TWO
Try to Remember
Tumbala
TURKEY IN THE STRAW
Wabbit
WAITING TO BE FED
WHAT DID DELAWARE?
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHIN' IN
White Coral Bells
WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE
WHO BUILT THE ARK?
Zip A Dee Doo Dah

If you remember, these were the closing songs sang in the standing circle around the campfire with linked arms.

The call of the fire comes to us through the shadows
That follows the close of the day.
Its flames bring us peace and the calmness of spirit
That drives all our troubles away.
We are thankful for days and the joy that they bring us
An night and the rest that it brings.
May we go on believing in this joy we're receiving
Just now round the fire as we sing.

Far above the lakes blue waters..............

Remember the times you've had here
Remember when your away.
Remember the friends you've made here and don't forget to come back someday.
Remember the evening campfires, the sparkling waters too
For you folks belong to Spirit Lake
And Spirit Lake belongs to you.



Special thanks to Jane and Bob Rosi for providing this information.

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