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YMCA CAMP LOOWIT CAMPFIRE SONGS

Campfire Song Index

The Ants Come Marching

The ants came marching two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching two by two
The little one stopped to tie his shoe.
They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain.
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching three by three, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching three by three
The little one stopped to climb a tree.
They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain.
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching four by four, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching four by four
The little one stopped to shut the door....
They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain.
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching five by five, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching five by five
The little one stopped to take a dive....
They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain.
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching six by six, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching six by six
The little one stopped to pick up sticks....
They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain.
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching seven by seven, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching seven by seven
The little one stopped to go to heaven...
They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain.
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching eight by eight, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching eight by eight
The little one stopped to shut the gate...
They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain.
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching nine by nine, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching nine by nine
The little one stopped to scratch his spine...
They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain.
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching ten by ten, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching ten by ten
The little one stopped to say THE END!


You could finish the song with: The little one stopped to say "Lets do it again!"
Also, instead of saying: "They all go marching down, to the earth, to get out of the rain. You could say; "They all go marching down around the town. "
 



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