Classic Camp Songs at Southwoods

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Three Bears

Once upon a time in a nursery rhyme
There were the 3 bears
Cha cha cha cha cha cha
They all went a-walkin in the woods and a-talkin
And along came a little girl
With long flowing golden curls
Her name was Goldilocks 
And up upon the door she knocked
She didn’t care
That no one was there
She walked right in
Home came those 3 bears
“Someone’s been eating my porridge” said the papa bear
Said the papa bear
“Someone’s been eating my porridge” said the mama bear
Said the mama bear
“Hey bob a ree bear”, said the little wee bear,
“Someone has broken my chair”, HUH!
Goldilocks she woke up, she broke up the party
She beat it outta there
She beat it outta there
“Bye bye bye bye bye”, said the papa bear
Said the papa bear
“Bye bye bye bye bye”, said the mama bear
Said the mama bear
“Hey bob a ree there”, said the little wee bear,
“bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye” HUH!

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Herman the Worm

Sittin’, on my fence post chewin’ my bubble gum(Chomp! Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!)
Playin’ my yo-yo, (Do Whop! Do Whop!)
Along came Herman the worm
And he was this big
So I said: “Herman, what happened?!?”
And he said:
 I ate my brother …(Chorus)
 I ate my sister…(Chorus)
 I ate my mother…(Chorus)
 I ate my father …(Chorus)
 I burped!

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Lil Cabin

Little cabin in the woods
Little man by the window stood
Saw a rabbit hopping by
Knocking at his door
“Help me, help me, sir”, he said
Or the hunter will shoot me dead
Come little rabbit come inside
Safely you will hide

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Linger

 

Mmm mmm I wanna linger
Mmm mmm a little longer
Mmm mmm a little longer here with you
Mmm mmm it’s such a perfect night
Mmm mmm it doesn’t seem quite right
Mmm mmm that it should be my last with you
Mmm mmm and in September
Mmm mmm I will remember
Mmm mmm my happy camping days with you
Mmm mmm and as the years go by
Mmm mmm I’ll think of you and sigh
Mmm mmm this is so long and not good bye

Boy and a girl in a little canoe

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe
With the moon shining all around
He applied his paddle slow
So you couldn’t even hear a sound
And they talked and they talked 
‘Till the moon grew dim
He said you better kiss me or get out and swim
So what you gonna do in a little canoe
With the moon shinin’ all around

Repeat until
…moon shinin’ all a’
boy’s paddlin’ al a’
girl’s swimming all around
Get out and swim!?

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Shark Song

Baby shark do do, do do do do
Baby shark do do, do do do do
Baby shark do do, do do do do
Baby shark

Repeat with using appropriate actions
Mama Shark
Papa Shark 
Grandma Shark
Surfer Dude
Went for a Swim
Lost a Leg
Lost an Arm
911
CPR
It’s not working
Reincarnation
As a Baby Shark
Mama Shark 
Papa Shark
Grandma Shark
That’s the End

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Green Grass

There was a hole
The prettiest little hole that you ever did see
And the hole was in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around [clap clap]

And in that hole, there was a tree
The prettiest little tree that you ever did see
And the tree was in the hole
And the hole was in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around [clap clap]

Repeat and add on
On the tree, branch
On the branch, twig
On the twig, nest
In the nest, egg
On the egg, bird
On the bird, 

(last verse)
The prettiest little bird 
That you ever did see
And the bird was on the egg
And the egg was in the nest 
And the nest was on the twig 
And the twig was on the branch
And the branch was on the tree 
And the tree was in the hole 
And the hole was in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around [clap clap]

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Banana Song

Banana’s of the world: UNITE 
Peel banana
Peel peel banana
Peel banana
Peel peel banana
Peel banana
Peel peel banana

Go bananas!
Go Go bananas!
Go bananas!
Go Go bananas!
Go bananas!
Go Go bananas!

peel to the left....
peel to the right....
peel down the middle and MMM TAKE A BITE!!!

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Milk Song

Give me a big M
M.................. 
Give me a lil m 

(chorus)

don't want no pop no pop
don't want no tea no tea 
don't want no pop 
don't want no tea 
just give me milk 
moo moo moo moo (one person sticks out thumbs and another pulls them as if milking a cow)
wisconsin milk 
moo moo moo moo

Give me a big I 
I.................
Give me a lil i 

(chorus)

Give me a big L
L................
give me a lil L 
L

(chorus)

Give me a big K
K....................
give me a lil k 
K
(chorus) 
Give me a big milk 
MILK.....................
give me a lil milk 
SKIM

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Boom Chick-a Boom

I said a boom chick-a boom
I said a boom chick-a boom
I said a boom chick-a rock-a chick-a rock-a chick-a boom
Uh-huh
Oh yeah
One more time…
Change style each time
Italiano style (boomba, rrrock-a)
Valley girl style
Astronaut style (zoom chick-a zoom, take a rocket to the moon)
Opera Style
Janitor Style (broom sweep a broom, sweep-a mop-a)
Underwater style
Etc.

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On the Line

On the line, on the line, on the side of the line
We cheer for Southwoods in the rain or the shine
Southwoods in the rain, we’ll love you just the same
On the line, on the side of the line
Boom boom boom
We are the halo and the glory bee
The pride Paradox and the whole country
We’re the pride of Paradox and the whole country
Wrapped up into one happy family
Chorus

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Moose Song

There was a great big moose
He liked to drink a lot of juice
There was a great big moose
He like to drink a lot of juice

(Chorus)
Singin’ way-o way-o
Way-o way-o way-o way-o
Way-o way-o
Way-o way-o way-o way-o

The moose’s name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed
The moose’s name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed
(Chorus)

He drank his juice with care
But he spilled it in his hair
He drank his juice with care
But he spilled it in his hair
(Chorus)

There was a great big moose
On the loose
Full of juice

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Salmon Song

Tiny Salmon swimming in a stream
Tiny Salmon dreamin that impossible dream 


The Mighty Bird goes awww  awww (flap arms)

The Chimpanzee goes eeeee eeeee

The Friendly Owl goes oooo oooo

But the Tiny Salmon can only go bllllhhh bllllhhh (shake face)

And it’s sad.

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Tarzan

Tarzan
Swinging on a rubber band
Tarzan
Smacked into a frying pan
Oooo that’s hurts
Now Tarzan has a tan 
And I hope he doesn’t peel 
Like a banana

Jane
Flyin’ in her airplane
Crashed into the fast lane 
Now Jane has a pain
And Tarzan has a tan
And I hope he doesn’t peel
Like a banana

Cheetah
Bouncing to the Beetah
Cheetah
Eatin by an amoeba
Now Cheetah is velveeta
And Jane has a pain
And Tarzan has a tan
And I hope he doesn’t peel
Like a banana
Like a banana

Froggy

Snakey

Shamu

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Whoop de Ja

Whoop de ja Whoop de ja Whoop de ja ja

Thumbs Up
Whoop de ja Whoop de ja Whoop de ja ja

Thumbs Up
Wrists together
Whoop de ja Whoop de ja Whoop de ja ja

Thumbs Up
Wrists together
Elbows In 
Whoop de ja Whoop de ja Whoop de ja ja

Thumbs Up
Wrists together
Elbows In 
Knees In
Whoop de ja Whoop de ja Whoop de ja ja

Thumbs Up
Wrists together
Elbows In 
Knees In
Bum Out
Whoop de ja Whoop de ja Whoop de ja ja

Thumbs Up
Wrists together
Elbows In 
Knees In
Bum Out
Tongue Out
Whoop de ja Whoop de ja Whoop de ja ja

Thumbs Up
Wrists together
Elbows In 
Knees In
Bum Out
Tongue Out
Turn Around
Whoop de ja Whoop de ja Whoop de ja ja

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The Hippo Song

What can make a hippopotamus smile?
What can make him walk for more than a mile?

It's not a party with a paper hat.
Or cake and candy that will make him fat.
That's not what hippos do!

They ooze in the gooze without any shoes.
They wade in the water 'til their lips turn blue.
That's what hippos do!

What can make a hippopotamus smile?
What can make him walk for more than a mile?
It's not the song on the old violin.
Or listenin' to the whistlin' wind.
That's not what hippos do!

They ooze in the gooze without any shoes.
They wade in the water 'til their lips turn blue.
That's what hippos do!

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HAVE A FAVORITE NOT ON THE LIST?

Camp Traditions

Tribal Break

Closing Circle

Banquet

Evening Line-Up

Airband

Morning Lineup Cabin Calls

Tooth Loss Competition

Scott's 1914 Campfire Speech

Buddy Check

Burning the Year on the Baseball Field

Day of Awesome!

Carnival

Fuzzies

Birthday Song

Hall of Records

Chipwiches