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.

Bluebrid
way down south not so very far off
a Jay bird died of the whooping cough
cause he whooped so hard from the whooping cough
that he whooped his head and his tail right off.
second verse same as the first
a little bit loader and a little bit worse.
hey way down south.....................

> fee fee
> fee fi fee fi
> fee fi foe fee fi foe
> qumalama qumalama qumalama veesta
> qumalama qumalama qumalama veesta
> oh no no no not daveesta
> oh no no no not deveesta
> veesta
> veesta
> eanie meanie exameanie....I need to think of the rest!?

BARGES
Chorus:

Barges, I would like to go with you,
I would like to sail the ocean blue.
Barges, have you treasurers 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.
Silently flows the water to the sea,
And the barges, too, float silently.

CHORUS

Out of my window looking in the night,
I can see the barges flickering light.
Starboard shines green and
Port shines ruby red,
And the barges signal far ahead.

CHORUS

How my heart longs to sail away with you,
I would like to sail the ocean blue.
But I must stay beside my window dear,
As I watch you sail away from here.

CHORUS


     I LOVE THE MOUNTAINS

I love the mountains
I love the rolling hills,
I love the fountains,
I love the daffodils,
I love the fireside,
When all the lights are low.
Boom-dee-a-da, Boom-dee-a-da,
Boom-dee-a-da, Boom-dee-a-da,
Boom-dee-a-da, Boom-dee-a-da,
Boom-dee-a-da, Boom-dee-a-da.


 TELL ME WHY

Tell me why the stars do shine
Tell me why the ivy twine,
Tell me why the skiy’s 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 the sky so blue
Because God made you,
That’s why I love you.

I realy think that God above
Created you for me to love,
He picked you out from all the rest,
Because God made you,
I love you the best.




MY AUNT CAME BACK

My aunt came back
From old Japan,
And she brought with her
A big hand fan.

My aunt came back,
From old Algiers,
And she brought with her,
A pair of shears.

My aunt came back,
From Holland too,
And she brought with her
A wooden shoe.

My aunt came back,
From Timbucktoo,
And she brought with her.
Some gum to chew,

My aunt came back,
From Niagra Falls,
And she brought with her,
A ping-pong ball

My Aunt came back,
From the New York Fair,
And she brought with her,
A rocking chair.

My aunt came back,
From Kalamazoo,
And she brought with her,
Some nuts like you!!

     DAY IS DONE
Day is done, Gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills,
From the sky; All is well,
Safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky
Gleaming bright, from a-far,
Drawing nigh, Falls the night.


       RISE AND SHINE
Chorus:
          Rise and shine,
 and give God the glory, glory
 Rise and shine,
 And give God the glory, glory,
 Rise and shine and, (clap),
 Give God the glory, glory,
 Children of the Lord.

The Lord said to No-ah,
There’s going to be a flood-y, flood-y,
The Lord said to No-ah,
There’s going to be a flood-y, flood-y,
Get those children, (clap)
Out of the mud-dy, mud-dy,
Children of the Lord.

Chorus:

So No-ah he built him,
He built him an ark-y, ark-y,
No-ah he built him
He built him an ark-y ark-y,
Made out of (clap)
In-di-an bark-y, bark-y,
Children of the Lord.

Chorus:

The an-i-mals they came,
By two, by two-y, two-y,
The animals they came,
By two, by two-y, two-y,
The elephant and the, (clap)
Kan-ga-roo-y, roo-y,
Children of the Lord.

Chorus:

It rained and poured,
For for-ty day-sies, day-sies,
It rained and poured,
For for-ty day-sies, day-sies,
Drove those ani-mals, (clap)
Nearly cra-zy, cra-zy,
Children of the Lord.

Chorus:

The sun came out and
Dried up the land-y, land-y,
The sun came out and
Dried up the land-y, land-y,
Ev-‘ry-thing was, (clap)
Fine and dan-dy, dan-dy.
Children of the Lord.

Chorus:




        THREE FISHERMEN

There were three jolly fisherman,
There were three jolly fisherman,
Fisher, fisher-men, men, men,
Fisher, fisher-men, men, men,
There were three jolly fisherman.

The first one’s name was Abraham,
The first one’s name was Abraham,
Abra, Abra, ham, ham, ham,
Abra, Abra, ham, ham, ham,
The first one’s name was Abraham.

The second one’s name was
I-sak,    (Etc.)

The third one’s name was
Ja-cob, (etc.)

They all went up to Jericho,
Jeri-cho,    (Etc.)

They should have gone to
Amster-shh,   (Etc.).


       JOHN JACOB JINGLE HEIMER SCHMIDT

John Jacob Jingle Heimer Schmidt,
That’s my name too,
Whenever I go out,
The people always shout,
John Jacob Jingle Heimer Schmidt
Tah,dah,dah,dah,dah,dah,dah.


(Repeat the verse over and over, each
 time singing lower and lower until it
 is lip synced and the last line is always
 sung very loud.)




     BILL GROGAN’S GOAT

Bill Brogan’s goat,
Was feeling fine,
Ate three red shirts,
From off the line,
Bill took a stick,
Gave him a whack,
And tied hime 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 the shirts,
And flagged the train.


    BOA CONSTRICTOR

I’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 by 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)





       WAITING TO BE FED

(TUNE: Old Grey Mare)

Here we stand like birds in the wilderness,
Birds in the wilderness,
Birds in the wilderness,
Here we stand like birds in the wilderness,
Waiting to be fed.
Waiting to be,
Waiting to be,
Here we stand like birds in the wilserness,
Waiting to be fed.

       HAND ON MINESELF
(Motions: Touch parts of self)

Mine hand on mineself; vass iss das here?
Dass iss mine flea-nester (point to head)
 my Mama dear:
Flea-nester, flea-nester, nicka,nicka, nicka, noo;
Dot’s vot ve learn in de Camp school!   Ja!

Repeat lines above using each of the parts below:
2.  Svet-boxer
3.  Eye-binker
4.  Nose-blower
5.  Meal-pusher
6.  Chin-chopper
7.  Ear-flopper
8.  Apple-knocker
9.  Chest-ticker
10. Break basket
11. Knee-bender
12. Toe-stubber
13. Bench-warmer
     SLAP BANG 

Slap, bang, here we go again, 
Here we go again, 
Here we go again, 
Slap, bang, here we go again; 
Jolly friends are we. 

We laugh, we sing, we laugh, ha, ha, 
We sing, tra, la, 
Slap bang, here we go again, 
Jolly friends are we. 

Bang, slap, here we go again, 
Here we go again, 
Here we go again, 
Bang, slap, here we go again, 
Tires old maids (men) are we. 

We sing, we laugh, 
We sing tra la, la,la, 
We laugh ha, ha, ha, ha, 
Bang, slap, here we go again, 
Tired old maids (men) are we. 
  

     GREEN GROW THE RUSHES HO 

I'll sing you one hoe, 
Green grow the rushes - hoe! 
What is your one-hoe? 
One is one and all along and 
evermore shall be so. 

I'll sing you two-hoe, 
Green grow the rushes-hoe! 
What is your two-hoe? 
Two, two, the lily-white boys, 
clothe them all in green-hoe, 
One is one and all along and 
evermore shall be so. 

(Repeat above verse for all twelve) 

three, three, the rivals. 
Four for the gospel makers. 
Five for the symbols at your door. 
Six for the six proud walkers. 
Seven for the seven stars in the sky. 
Eight for the April rainers. 
Nine for the nine bright shiners. 
Ten for the ten commandments. 
Eleven for the eleven went to heaven. 
Twelve for the twelve Apostles. 
  

     GEE MOM, I WANT TO GO HOME 

The boys at the teepee, 
They say are mighty fine, 
They're either under seven, 
Or over ninety-nine. 

Chorus: 
I don't want no more of camp life, 
Gee mom, I want to go, oh, mom, I want to go, 
Gosh, mom, I want to go home. 

The food at the teepee, 
They say is mighty fine. 
A roll fell off the table 
and killed a friend of mine 
   (Chorus) 

The t-shirts at the teepee 
They say are mighty fine, 
Me and my buddy can both fit into mine 
   (Chorus) 

The watermelon at the teepee 
They say is might fine, 
the counselors get the red part 
And we get all the rind 
   (Chorus) 

The coffee at the teepee 
They say is might fine, 
It's good for cuts and bruises 
and tastes like iodine. 
   (Chorus) 

     FLY YELL 

There ain't no flies on us, 
There ain"t no flies on us, 
There may be flies on the 
   boy scout guys, 
But there isn't no flies on us! 

      SONS OF THE SEA 

Sons of the sea, bobbin up and down like this. 
Sailing the ocean, bobbin' up and down like this. 
Oh, you can build a ship my lad, bobbin' up and down like this. 

Sons of the sea, hitching up your pants and 
bobbin' up and down like this. 
Sailing the ocean, hitching up your pants and 
bobbin' up and down like this. 
Oh, you can build a ship my lad, hitching up your pants and 
bobbin' up and down like this. 

...........swabbing up the decks, 
hitching up your pants and 
bobbin' up and down like this. 

...........hoisting up the sail, 
swabbing up the decks, 
hitching up your pants, and 
bobbin' up and down like this. 

.......rowing the boat, 
hoisting up the sail, 
swabbing up the decks, 
hitching up your pants and 
bobbin' up and down like this. 

.....barfing over the rail, 
rowing the boat, 
hoisting up the sail, 
swabbing up the decks, 
hitching up your pants and 
bobbin' up and down like this. 

     CATALINA MADALINA 

There was a girl, she had a funny name. 
She got it from her pappy just the same, same, same. 

Chorus: 
Catalina, Madalina, Lubinsteiner 
    Walenhimer, Hogan, Logan, Posgan, was her name. 

She had twenty hairs on the top of her head 
Ten were alive and ten were dead. 

(Repeat chorus after each phrase) 
She had two teeth in the front of her mouth, 
One pointed North and the other pointed South. 

she had two eyes in the front of her head, 
One was yellow and the other was red. 

Her ears stuck our like the sails of a boat, 
Her adams apple wandered up and down her throat. 

She loved to polish her finger nails, 
She bought her polish in ten gallon pails. 

The language she spoke was an awful joke, 
Her head was made out of solid oak. 
  

      JOHNNY VERBECK 
Once there was a Dutchman, his name 
    was Johnny Verbeck\ 
And Johnny was a dealer in sausages and speck 
Johnny owned a meat shop; 
    the finest ever seen, 
And one day he invented a sausages machine. 

Chorus: 
Oh, Mr. Mr. Johnny Verbeck 
How could you be so mean 
I'd told you you'd be sorry for 
Inventing that machine. 
Now all the neighbor's cats and 
    dogs will never more be seen. 
They'll all be ground to sausages 
In Johnny Verbeck's machine.  Bang 

One day a little Dutch boy came 
    walking in the store. 
He bought a pound of sausages and 
    laid them on the floor. 
The boy began to whistle, he 
    whistled up a tune, 
All the little sausages went dancing 
    around the room. 

(Chorus) 

One day the machine got busted; 
    the darn thing wouldn't go, 
So Johnny Verbeck, he crawled inside 
To see what made it so. 
His wife she had a nightmare, and 
    walking in her sleep, 
She gave the crank a heck of a yank 
    and Johnny Verbeck was meat. 

(Chorus) 

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 yah, 
Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah. 

Someone's crying , Lord ......... 

Someone's praying, Lord 

Someone's singing, Lord. 



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