Hi guys!
Here are some of my favorite camps songs.... From River Ranch, Robbinswold, and St. Albans. Thanks to all of the amazing counselours who taught me the songs!
Enjoy,
April


Tennessee Wiggle Walk
I’m a bowlegged chicken; I’m a knocked kneed hen
Haven’t been so happy since I don’t know when
I walk with a wiggle and a giggle and a squawk
Doin’ the Tennessee wiggle walk

Put your heels together and your knees apart
Snap your fingers ready and start
Flap your elbows just for luck
And you wiggle and you waddle like a baby duck

Come dance with me baby keep your toes in line
Haven’t been so happy in a long long time
I walk with a wiggle and a giggle and a squawk
Doin’ the Tennessee wiggle walk
Doin’ the Tennessee wiggle walk




Raisin Song

Chorus:

Lay some happiness on me, give me raisins and I’ll be

So much happier you’ll see, lay some happiness on me



I think raisins are just dandy natural energy fruit, oh boy!

Raisins are as good as candy just as good as juice, so….



Chorus



Duck Drover

I’m an old duck drover from out in Montana

Roundin’ up duckies and driven em’ along

To a flooded duck coral where we bulldog and brand them

Moseying on home just singin’ this song



Chorus:

Singing quack quack yippee aye

Get along little duckies, get along real slow

It’s dirty and smelly and really don’t pay

But I’ll be a duck girl ‘till the end of my days



On Saturday night I ride into town

On a short legged pony with my hat pulled way down

But the boys don’t like duck girls and I can’t figure out why

Now cowgirl could be more romantic than I



Chorus



There’s danger, adventure, and romance I know

From a wild duck stampede to a duck rodeo

But there’s loneliness too and it cuts to the bone

When you smell like duck feathers you’re always alone



Chorus




The Shark Song

Add na na na na na na na na na to the end of each line. You can also use hand motions and funny voices.
There was a girl

There was a boy

They went for a drive

They saw a lake

So they dived in

They swam far out

And further out

But there were sharks!

(Low voice) The daddy shark

(High voice) The mommy shark

(Low voice) The brother shark

The baby shark

The grammie shark

They took a leg

The other leg

They took an arm

The other arm

(slower, darker, tune) And all was dead…..

(slower, darker, tune) And all was red….

And all was quiet! (Pause)

Except for the sharks

The daddy shark (low voice)

The mommy shark (high voice)

(Low voice) The brother shark

The baby shark

The grammie shark



Once a Girl Scout Went to Camp

Once a girl scout went to camp, went to camp

Went to bed without her lamp, out her lamp

Saw a bedbug sitting on her bed

This is what the Girl Scout said, girl scout said



Bedbug, bedbug, go away, go away

I’m afraid you cannot stay, cannot stay

‘Member what the camp director said

No two people in one bed, in one bed


Once a boy scout went to camp, went to camp

Went to bed without his lamp, out his lamp

Saw a bedbug sitting on his bed

This is what the Boy Scout said, boy scout said

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!



Black Socks

Black socks they never get dirty

The longer you wear them the blacker they get

Sometimes I think I might wash them

But something inside me says, “Oh no, not yet, not yet, not yet”



Knee socks, they never stay up

The longer you wear them the shorter they get

Sometimes, I think about anklets

But something inside me says, “Oh no, not yet, not yet, not yet”


Girl scouts, they never are quiet

The longer your near them the louder they get­­

Sometimes I think about muzzles

But something inside me says, “Oh no, not yet, not yet, not yet”



The Day I Went to Sea

When I was one*, I sucked my thumb

The day I went to sea, I jumped aboard a pirate ship

And the captain said to me



“We’re going this way, that way

Forward, backward, over the Irish sea

A juicy plum to warm my tum’ and that’s the life for me!



*2-10

Yell out something that rhymes



Princess Pat (Repeat song)

The Princess Pat, lived in a tree

She sailed across, the seven seas

She sailed across, the channel too

And she took with her, a rick-a-bamboo



Chorus:

A rick-a-bamboo, now what is that?

It’s something made, by the Princess Pat

Its red and gold, and purple too

(shout) That’s why it’s called! A rick-a-bamboo



Now the Captain Jack, had a mighty fine crew

He sailed across, the channel too

But his she sank, and yours will too

If you don’t take, a rick-a-bamboo



Chorus



Now Princess Pat, saw Captain Jack

She reeled him in, and brought him back

She saved his life, and his crew too

And she did it all, with a rick-a-bamboo

Chorus



Donut Shop

Well I ran around the corner and I ran around the block

And I ran right into a donut shop (ouch!)

Well I picked up a donut and I licked off the grease

And I handed the lady a five-cent piece.



Well she looked at the nickel and she looked at me

And she said, “This money isn’t good you see,

There’s a hole in the middle and it goes right through”

And I said, “There’s a hole in the donut too!

Thanks for the donut, toodle-loo!”



Good Morning Song

Way up in 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.
Shhhhhhhh - they're sleeping.
Then UP comes the sun
The dew falls away
Good morning, Good morning, the little birds say



Canoeing Song

Our paddles clean and bright, flashing like silver,swift as a wild goose flight
Dip dip and swing
Dip dip and swing her back
Flashing with silverSwift as a wild goose flight, dip dip and swing.







We Come from the Mountains

We come from the mountains
We come from the mountains
Go back to the mountains
And turn the world around
We come from the mountains
Go back to the mountains
And turn the world around

Second verse – water
Third verse – fire
Fourth verse – sky

Fifth verse – camp

(last verse)We come from the mountains
We come from the water
Go back to the fire
And turn the world around
We come from the sky
Go back to Camp
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And turn the world around



Candyland

Oh take me back to the happy land,
Where the cotton candy grows.
Where the little marshmallows
Grow on the trees
And the lollipops grow on the ground.
What? The lollipops grow on the ground?
Yes! The lollipops grow on the ground!

Gnome Song

*Tap your fingers once

Tap your fingers twice

High ho cried the merry gnomes


It’s off to the woods we * are *

We’d like to stay but time is * short



I Woke Up Sunday Morning

I woke up Sunday morning,
And looked upon the wall,

The skeeters and the bedbugs

Were having a game of ball.
The score was three to nothing,
The skeeters were ahead,
The bedbugs hit a homerun
And knocked me out of bed.


Chorus:
A singing - Eeners meener and a miner mo
Catch a Whipper Whopper by the toe,
And if he HOLLERS, HOLLERS, HOLLERS, don’t let him go.
A singing - Eeners meener and a miner mo

I went downstairs to breakfast, I ordered ham and eggs, I ate so many pickles, The juice ran down my legs!

Chorus



My mother gave me a nickel, My father gave me a dime, My sister gave me a boyfriend, Who kissed me all the time!



Chorus



My mom’s a secret agent, My Father is a spy, And I'm the little big mouth, Who called the FBI.


Chorus



Murray the Rabbit Boy

1st Chorus:
Murray the Rabbit Boy, Murray, who?
Murray the Rabbit Boy, Murray, what’s he do?
He hops from place to place, why?

To save the human race, who?
Murray the Rabbit Boy, Murray


A rabbit and A 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 the legend of Murray the Rabbit Boy had begun


1st Chorus
2nd Chorus:
Lori the Lobster Girl, Lori, who?
Lori the Lobster Girl, Lori, what’s she do?
She crawls from place to place, why?

To save the human race, who?
Lori the Lobster Girl, Lori


A lobster and a girl were caught in the Exxon Valdez spill
And when the spill was cleaned up, the girl had grown some gills
The lobster and the girl had been mutated into one
And the legend of Lori the Lobster Girl begun


2nd Chorus



Watermelon Song

You can plant a watermelon over my grave

And let the juice (SLUURP) slip through!

You can plant a watermelon over my grave

And that's all you have to do (a do be do be do)

Girl Scout cookies taste so fine

But there's nothing like the taste of a watermelon RIIIIIIND!

Oh, you can plant a watermelon over my grave

And let the juice (SLUUURP) slip through!

You can plant a watermelon over my grave

And that's all you have to do (a do be do be do)




The Llama Song (repeat song and speak in a Scottish accent song)

But first we must summon the spirit of the llama

Llama llama llama llama llama

Llama llama llama llama llama

I have a friend who is a llama

He wears a hat and coat

Do not take his hat and coat

Cause it really gets his goat

Llama llama llama llama llama

Llama llama llama llama llama

I have a friend who is a llama

He can really hack a lougie

You should see him hack a lougie

As he shakes his llama booty

Llama llama llama llama llama

Llama llama llama llama llama

I have a friend who is a llama

He likes to sing and dance

You should see him sing and dance

In his llama dancing pants

Let’s all do the llama dance!

It’s really quite a blast

Llama rock, llama rock, llama llama llama rock

Llama shuffle, llama shuffle, llama llama llama shuffle

Llama twist, llama twist, llama llama llama twist

Llama old school



Anne Marie loves Jean Pierre
Anne Marie loves Jean Pierre

It's written on the cafe sidewalks everywhere

Jean Pierre he loves Marie

It's written in a heart that they carved upon a tree.



Anne Marie, she said one day

"I love you very much so let us run away."

Jean Pierre, he said "Oui, oui."

And shouted to his friends "I'm marrying Marie."



They ran off and reached the park

But they were growing hungry, it was getting dark.

They came back, but not to late

For Anne Marie was seven, and Jean Pierre was eight.


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Jimmy Brown

Run and jump and skip and fall
You think you're tall but you're so small
Mama calls for supper no more play
Soon comes tomorrow it'll be another day

Chorus:Singing hey la di da
Oh la di diOh li ot in oh and
All the oxen free
Oh I can run faster than Jimmy Brown
I'm the king of the mountain and you'll never get me down

Up bright and early got a lot to do
Gonna build a castle and go to the zoo
And visit mother goose in storybook land
Why does mommy hold my hand?

Chorus

I'm pretty old now five n a half
Soon I’ll be like daddy and never laugh
Cause when you're old you gotta be strong
You're not a child for very long

Chorus

I'm full grown now on my own
Oh how I wish I could go back home
And play all day with my old friends
Why does childhood have to end?

Chorus





Sing me a Rainbow

Chorus:Sing me a rainbow, paint me a dream, show me a world that I’ve never seen
Whisper a sunset and when you do, you’ll know how I feel I say you’ll know how I feel;
you’ll know how I feel when I’m with…

You walked into my life on such an ordinary day, but it’s been extraordinary since you’ve come my way
There’s nothing in this world that I can’t do, as long as you continue to…


Chorus

You brought something special to a life that was so plain, feelings that you’ve turned me onto,
I just can’t explainSomething happens when I’m near you, and I just can’t wait to hear you...


Chorus, you.








Third Fence Post

I've been sittin' here thinkin' 'bout leavin'
When I wanted to stay the most
So I went outside and left a piece of my heart
Buried by the third fence post


Chorus:

So when tomorrow morning comes I'll be smiling
Though I might be a little down
Although my body's leavingI'll still be around

I've been sitting here thinkin' 'bout silence
And the warmth and the love you give
So I went inside your little house
And felt glad this is how you live

Chorus


I've been sittin' here thinkin' 'bout flowers and sunshine
And the happiness of bein' alive
Which means I'm thinking of you
And the waters and the mountains
And plenty of wide open skies

Chorus









Camp Robbinswold Song

O'er the waters we have come to join in gaiety
Here the mountains rise so high
And here the winds blow free
O'er the waters singing, Hear our laughter ringing
Echoes softly bringing back a melody
Camp of royal beauty, Robbinswold we salute thee
May we always know thy rugged majesty.



Magic

When I was young, I thought the stars were made for wishing on,
And every hole inside a tree would 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 grownups said, someday I'd wake to find,
That magic's just a childish dream I'd have to leave behind.
Like clothes that would no longer fit and toys that I'd ignore.
I don’t believe in magic anymore.

Chorus

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

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 will always believe in magic,
Love is the greatest magic,I do believe in magic after all.



Barges

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 nightI can see the barges flickering lightStarboard's glowing green and port is glowing redI can see the barges from my bedChorus

How my heart longs to sail away with youAs you sail across the ocean blueBut I must sit beside my window clearAs the barges sail away from hereChorus

Out of my window looking in the nightI can see the barges flickering lightTaking their cargo out into the seaHow I wish that someday they'd take me



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 beFor I've only got a moment and the whole world yet to seeI'll be looking for tomorrow on the looseHave you ever watched the sunrise turn the sky completely red?Have you slept beneath the moon and stars, a pine bough for your bed?Do you sit and talk with friends, though a word is never said?Then you're just like me and you've been on the loose.Chorus

There's a trail that I've been hiking just to see where it might go,Many places left to visit, many people yet to knowFor in following my dreams, I will live and I will grow,In a world that's waiting out there on the loose.ChorusSo in search of love and laughter I am travellin' 'cross this landNever sure of where I'm going 'cause I haven't any plans,And in time when you are ready, come and join me take my handAnd together we'll share life out on the looseChorus

As I sit and watch the sunset and the daylight slowly fadesI'll be thinking about tomorrow and the friendships that I've madeI will treasure them for always and I hope you'll do the sameAnd forever we'll share life out on the looseChorus



Shooting Star

Please won't you catch a shooting star for meAnd take it with you on your wayThough it seems that we just met, you're the one I won't forgetHope some kind wind blows you back my wayAnd I was thinking maybe somewhere later down the roadAfter all our stories have been toldI'll sit and think of you, the dear friend I once knewShot through my life like a shooting star.Sometimes I know, that a part of you will showDeep in my eyes or in my smileThere will always be a part of you deep inside my heartAnd I'll know just when to let it goYou are so dear, you're my light and shining starYou brighten up my each and every dayYou are so near, but soon you'll be so farSo why not just hold my hand today.









House at Pooh Corner

Christopher Robin and I walked alongunder branches lit up by the moon.Posing our questions to owl and eeyoreas our days disappeared all too soon.But I've wandered much further today than I shouldand I can't seeem to find my way back to the wood.So, help me if you can I've got to getback to the house at Pooh corner by one.You;d be surprized there's so much to be done,count all the bees in the hive,chase all the clouds from the sky.Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh.Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do,got a honey jar stuck on his nose.He came to me asking help and adviceand from here no one knows where he goes.So I sent him to ask of te Owl if he's there,how to loosen a jar from the nose of a bearSo, help me if you can I've got to getback to the house at Pooh corner by oneYou'd be surprized there's so much to be done,count all the bees in the hive,chase all the clouds from the sky .Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh,back to the days of Christopher Robin,back to the ways of Pooh