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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This song was taught to me
by a Girl Guide Troop from England
It is sung to the tune of O'Christmas Tree
or O'Tannenbaum
O'Tom the toad, O'Tom the toad
Why are you lying in the road?
O'Tom the toad O'Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?
You did not see the truck ahead.
And now you're marked with tire tread.
O'Tom the Toad O'Tom the Toad
That's why you're lying in the road.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 07-00-1989

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This is a loud song.
It was taught to me by Brownies.
I like bananas, coconuts and grapes (repeat 3 times)
(YELL!!) That's why they call me Tarzan of the apes.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 06-00-1990

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Camp Song, Girl Scouts

This song is a round.
A round is a song that is sung
by two groups who start the song
and end the song at two different times.
Fires burning, Fires burning
Draw nearer, Draw nearer
In the glowing, In the glowing
come sing and be merry.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

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Camp Song, Girl Scouts

This song teaches a lesson about
minding your own affairs.
It was taught to me by a group of Junior Girl Scouts.
Oh I stuck my head in a little skunk hole
And the little skunk said, "Upon my soul!
Take it out, take it out, take it out, remove it!"
Well, I didn't take it out and the little skunk said
"If you don't take it out, you'll wish you were dead.
TAKE IT OUT, TAKE IT OUT, TAKE IT OUT !!!"
Shhhh....(squirt sound )
I removed it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 06-00-1990

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This song is used internationally
to proclaim the ending of an activity, day, or at a funeral
Day is done, gone the sun,
from the lakes, from the hills, from the skies,
all is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Death
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Parting
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 08-00-1990

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Camp Song, Girl Scouts

This song is sung to the tune of " This Old Man."
Brownie Scouts, we must go
We'll be back next week, you know.
With the Brownie Scouts you'll never be alone,
Brownie Scouts go marching home.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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Camp Song, Girl Scouts

This song is a four part round.
A round is a song that is sung
at the same time by different groups
of people who start and end the song
at different times.
Hear the lively song of the frogs
In the yonder pond
Crick, crick, crickety crick
Burrump

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This song talks about friendship.
You and me are going to be buddies,
You and me are going to be pals.
You and me are going to be buddies,
Buddies and pals, buddies and pals.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This song is an action song.
Dewey was the grass at the early break of day.
Dewey was the Admiral at Manila Bay.
Dewey was her eyes as she bids her love adieu.
Do we love each other? I should say we do!!!!
Do we love each other? I should say we do!!!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This song is a round.
Gat-goon went the little green frog one day,
Gat-goon went the little green frog,
Gat-goon went the little green frog one day,
And his eyes went Gat-Gat-Goon!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This song is sung as a round.
Laugh, ha ha
Hear the merry jest
But if you will laugh last
You will laugh best!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This is an action song (Please see video tape)
OH - - - - Chester,
Have you heard about Harry,
He just got back from the army.
I hear he knows how to wear a rose,
Hip Hip hurray for the army!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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