Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Humpty Dumpty Song

CHORUS
Hump ti-dump,
Hump hump-ti dump-ti dump-ti,
Hump ti-dump,
Hump hump-ti dump-ti dump-ti.

(After the chorus, someone sings a nusury rhyme, but ends it short, adding instead ugh, ain’t that funky now)

Examples:

CHORUS
Jack and Jill went up a hill,
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and ugh, ain’t that funky now.
CHORUS
Old Mother Hubbard,
went to her cupboard,
to fetch her poor dog a bone.
When she went there,
the cupboard was bare,
and ugh ain’t that funky now.
CHORUS

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Black Socks

This song can be sung as a round, with one side repeating “Not Yet” and the other singing the song and then switching roles.

Black socks,
they never get dirty,
the longer you wear them,
the stronger they get.
Sometimes I think I should wash them,
but something keeps telling me,
no no,
not yet, not yet, not yet, not yet…

VARIATIONS:

White socks,
they always get dirty,
the longer you wear them,
The darker they get.
Sometimes I think I should wash them,
and something keeps telling me,
yes, yes,
yes now, yes now, yes now, yes now…

Camp socks,
they always get smellier,
the longer you wear them,
the stronger they get.
Sometimes I think I should wash them,
But something keeps telling me,
When I,
get home, get home, get home, get home…

Knee socks, they never stay up,
The more that you wear them the downer they get.
Sometimes I think about anklets,
But something inside me says, “Oh no, not yet.”

Girl Scouts, they never are quiet
The longer you’re near them, the louder they get
Sometimes I think about muzzles
But something inside me says, “don’t do it yet!”

Thanks to idothefutterwacken on YouTube for the awesome last two variations.

An Old Austrian Went Yodelling

An old Austrian went yodelling,
on a mountain top high,
when along came a ______________,
interrupting his cry.

Yo-day-eee…
Yodelleh-he-he,
yodelleh-(sounds)
Yodelleh-he-he,
yodelleh-(sounds)
Yodelleh-he-he,
yodelleh-(sounds)
Youdelleh-he-he-a-ho.

(repeat)

This song is sung by replacing the blank (________) with something the Austrian meets each time it is sung, and also adding a sound in the place of (sounds) each time it is repeated. You end up changing the thing the Austrian meets every time you repeat, but the sounds get added onto the one before. For example, the first time you sing, the Austrian meets a Coocoo bird, and you make the sound coo-coo coo-coo. The second time round, the Austrian meets a dog, and you make the sounds coo-coo coo-coo, AND ha-ha (panting). This song can be repeated as many times as needed.

The Things the Austrian Meets – (and the sounds)

Coocoo bird – (coo-coo coo-coo)
St. Bernard – (ha ha *panting*)
Avalanche – (swoosh)
Grizzly Bear – (Grrrr)
Milking Cow – (Mooooooo!)
Pretty Girl – (*kissing sounds*)
Angry Dad – (BANG BANG *pistol shots*)
Skydiver – (Ahhhhh!!!)
Girl Guide – (Cooooooookies?)

When we sing this song, we like to end with “An anti-yodeller” who says “Be quiet!” and covers his ears, ending the song there.

Say Why

Say why,
do we have to say goodbye?
Say why,
do we have to say goodbye?
Say why,
do we have to say goodbye?
Say why, my friends, say why.

Say when,
will we ever meet again?
Say when,
will we ever meet again?
Say when,
will we ever meet again?
Say when, my friends, say when.

Say where,
and I’ll meet you right there.
Say where,
and I’ll meet you right there.
Say where,
and I’ll meet you right there.
Say where, my friends, say where.

Say why,
do we have to say goodbye?
Say when,
wll we ever meet again?
Say where,
and I’ll meet you right there.
Say why, say when, say where.

Go Well and Safely

Go well and safely,
go well and safely,
go well and safely,
the Lord be ever with you.

Stay well and safely,
stay well and safely,
stay well and safely,
the Lord be ever with you.

Live well and safely,
live well and safely,
live well and safely,
the Lord be ever with you.

Note: “the Lord” is sometimes replaced with “may peace”

Once a Girl Guide Went to Camp

Once, a Girl Guide went to camp,
went to camp,
Went to camp without a lamp,
without a lamp,
Saw a spider sitting in her bed,
This is what the Girl Guide said,
Girl Guide said.

Spider, spider,
go away, go away,
you must never ever stay,
ever stay,
just remember what the Guider’s said,
no two people share a bed,
share a bed.

Once, a Girl Guide went to camp,
went to camp,
went to camp without a lamp,
without a lamp,
saw a beetle sitting in her bed,
this is what the Girl Guide said,
Girl Guide said.

Beetle, beetle,
go away, go away,
you must never ever stay,
ever stay,
Just remember what the Guiders said,
no two people share a bed,
share a bed.

Once, a Girl Guide went to camp,
went to camp,
went to camp without a lamp,
without a lamp,
saw a Boy Scout sitting in her bed,
this is what the Girl Guide said,
Girl Guide said.

Boy Scout, Boy Scout,
you must stay, you must stay,
you must never go away,
go away,
Just remember what the Guiders said,
Communication between the two sister organizations must be upheld at all times.
Boy Scout you must stay.

Once, a Boy Scout went to camp,
went to camp,
went to camp without a lamp,
without a lamp,
saw a spider sitting in his bed,
this is what the Boy Scout said,
Boy Scout said.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Linger

mhmmm… I want to linger,
mhmmm… a little longer,
mhmmm… a little longer here with you,
my dear.

mhmmm… it’s such a perfect night,
mhmmm… it doesn’t seem quite right,
mhmmm… that this should be my last with you.

mhmmm… and as the years go by,
mhmmm… I’ll think of you and sigh,
mhmmm… this is goodnight and not goodbye.

mhmmm… and come September,
mhmmm… I will remember,
mhmmm… the memories and friendships true.

mhmmm… I want to linger,
mhmmm… a little longer,
mhmmm… a little longer here with you.

The Tree Song

This is a repeat-after-me song.

(spoken) Once upon a Time,
There was a hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around,
all around,
And the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And in that hole,
there was a tree.
The prettiest little tree,
that you ever did see!

(sing together) And the tree was in the hole,
and the hole was in the ground,
and the green grass grew all around,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And on that tree,
there was a branch.
The prettiest little branch,
that you ever did see!

(sing together) 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,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And on that branch,
there was a twig.
The prettiest little twig,
that you ever did see!

(sing together) 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,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And on that twig,
there was a nest.
The prettiest little nest,
that you ever did see!

(sing together) 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,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And in that nest,
there was an egg,
the prettiest little egg,
that you ever did see!

(sing together) 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,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And in that egg,
there was a bird,
the prettiest little bird,
that you ever did see!

(sing together) And the bird was in 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,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And on that bird,
there was a feather,
the prettiest little feather,
that you ever did see!

(sing together) And the feather was on the bird,
and the bird was in 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,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And on that feather,
there was a flea,
the prettiest little flea,
that you ever did see!

(sing together) And the flea was on the feather,
and the feather was on the bird,
and the bird was in 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,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

(repeat-after-me) And on that flea,
there was an ELEPHANT!
The prettiest little elephant,
that you ever did see!!

(sing together) And the ELEPHANT was on the flea,
and the flea was on the feather,
and the feather was on the bird,
and the bird was in 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,
all around,
and the green grass grew all around.

Optional extra verses (for when you’ve got a long hike ahead of you):

On the elephant there’s a monkey,
on the monkey is an ostrich,
on the ostrich there’s an amoeba,
on the amoeba there’s a microscope,
on the microscope there’s a scientist,
on the scientist there’s ME!

Everywhere We Go

This is a repeat-after-me song.

Everywhere we go,
People want to know, (or people always ask us)
Who we are,
So we tell them;

We are the Girl Guides,
The mighty mighty Girl Guides,
And if you can’t hear us,
We’ll sing a little louder!

Sing first at normal volume,
Then sing louder, finishing with “We’ll sing a little quieter…”
This time sing quietly, finishing with “We’ll sing as loud as we possibly can!”
Sing it one last time as loud as possible, and finish with “Well, then you must be deaf.”

I Promise to Share and Be a Friend

I promise to share and be a friend,
by showing we care, it’s love that we send,
though the world is so wide,
with love deep inside,
I promise to share and be a friend.

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