Campfire singing

As the weather gets warmer and you make the most of being outside, why not try a campfire sing-a-long? Campfires and singing have been a long standing tradition not only in Leicestershire, but Guiding history. 

Lots of units all over the county have spent their meetings this term visiting songs they haven't sung in a long time, or teaching the younger girls some of the classics from our 100 years history. 

We've put together some favourites to try that fellow Leicestershire units have shared...

 

Baby Bumble Bee
I’m taking home a baby bumble bee, Won’t my mommy be surprised at me, I’m taking home a baby bumble bee, Ouch it’s stung me,
I’m squashing up the baby bumble bee, Won’t my mommy be surprised at me, I’m squashing up the baby bumble bee, Ugh what a mess
I’m wiping up the baby bumble bee, Won’t my mommy be surprised at me, I’m wiping up the baby bumble bee, Ugh what a mess,
I’m licking up the baby bumble bee, Won’t my mommy be surprised at me, I’m licking up the baby bumble bee, Ugh what a taste,
I’m burping up the baby bumble bee, Won’t my mommy be surprised at me, I’m burping up the baby bumble bee, Ugh what a mess,
I’m sweeping up the baby bumble bee, Won’t my mommy be surprised at me, I’m sweeping up the baby bumble bee, Just like a good Guide should.

 

Animal Fair
I went to the animal fair. The birds and the bees were there. The big baboon in the light of the moon was combing his golden hair. The monkey fell out of his bunk slid down the elephant’s trunk. The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees and that was the end of MONKEY!

 

Oh You’ll never get to Heaven
Leader: Oh the Deacon went down Response: Oh the Deacon went down Leader: To the cellar to pray Response: To the cellar to pray Leader: The lights went out Response: The lights went out Leader: And he stayed all day Response: And he stayed all day
Oh You’ll never get to heaven (echo) In a bottle of gin (echo) Cause the lord don’t let (echo) No spirits in (echo)
(repeat without echos)
I ain’t gonna grieve my lord, I ain’t gonna grieve my lord, I ain’t gonna grieve my lord no more.
On roller skates, cause you’ll roll right past them pearly gates, In a jumbo jet, cause the lord ain’t built no run ways yet, In a playtex bra, cause a playtex bra won’t stretch that far, In a baked bin tin, cause a baked bin tin’s got bake beans in, In a biscuit tin, cause the lord don’t let no crummy ones in, In so and so’s car, cause so and so’s car won’t get that far, In a portaloo, cause a portaloo is full of water, On a Boy Scouts knee, cause a Boy Scout’s knee’s too knobbly (You never know where his hands might be), Sheet of glass, cause a sheet of glass will cut your bottom, On a ping pong ball, cause a ping pong ball is far too small, On a motor bike, cause half way there you’ll have to hike, In a limousine, cause the lord ain’t got no gasoline, In a rocking chair, cause the lord don’t want no rockers there, In a wicker chair, cause the lord don’t want no baskets there, In an apple tree, cause and apple tree’s got roots you see, In a girl guides arms, cause the lord don’t want no feminine charms,
If you get there, before I do, Then dig a hole and pull me through,
If I get there, before you do, I’ll dig a hole and spit on you.
Well if I get to heaven, before you do I’ll plug that hole, with shavings and glue
That’s all there is, there is no more St Peter said, as he shut the door
Oh there’s one more thing I forgot to tell If you don’t go to heaven, you’ll go to…bed

 

Brownie Smile Song
I’ve got something in my pocket, it belongs across my face. I keep it very close at hand, in a most convienient place. I’m sure you couldn’t guess it if you guessed a long, long while. So I’ll take it out and put it on, it’s a Great Big Brownie Smile!

 

Camp Fires Burning
Camp fires burning, Camp fires burning, Draw nearer, Draw nearer, In the glowing, In the glowing Come sing and be merry.

 

Can a Woman? (Tune: She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain)
Can a woman fly an airplane? Yes she can, yes she can! Can a woman build a building? Yes she can, yes she can!
Can a woman fight a fire? Can a woman change a tire? Can a woman lead a choir? Yes she can, yes she can!
Can a woman be a lawyer? Yes she can, yes she can! Can a woman fix an engine? Yes she can, yes she can!
Can a woman be a drummer? Can a woman be a plumber? Can she play ball in the summer? Yes she can, yes she can!
Can a woman be a doctor? Yes she can, yes she can! Can a woman drive a tractor? Yes she can. yes she can!
Can a woman lead a nation? Can she run a TV station? Can she head a corporation? Yes she can, yes she can!
Just you wait until we’re older, then you’ll see We’ll be women in tomorrow’s history!
As we grow up through the years We’ll sing out loud and clear Can we start the process here? Yes we can, yes we can!!

 

What were your favourite campfire songs from your Guiding memories? Let us know in the comments, share our songbooks and let's get singing!

 

Posted by Jessica-Jane Dunn Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:15:00 PM

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