Crazy Campfire Songs
  • It was suggested to me that there may be some fun in putting out in this concept and as I have an interest in this area I thought I would toss it out there to see what may return. I've been a Scout leader for the past 5 years and am always looking for new things to do at our campfires. We just did a Harry Potter themed camp and had the children light the fire with a spell (something else I have fun with). The down side of this is that there's no way to get across the melody unless the song is based upon something already out there. I've found many songs on the net that go to the tune of something else I've not heard either. However, the words can be fun too. Also, many of the songs we do have actions that go with which make them a real hoot. This one is more chant than song so I will lead off with "The Milk Song".

    For the big letters, form them using your whole body, for the little ones, almost touch thumb and index finger while using high squeeky voice.

    Gimme a big M. M! Gimme a little m. m
    Don't give me no pop, no pop don't give no juice, no juice
    Just give me that milk, moo moo moo moo
    Just give me that milk, moo moo moo moo

    repeat with i,l and k. Last line of song is "Got milk?"


    When doing pop and juice, have your fists rolling over each other forward, angling left for pop and right for juice. When doing the moos, pretend to be milking.

    Oops, meant to put this in the entertainment section. Sorryabout that.
  • No problem on moving as I use Jane's magic wand. No wait! it's a spoon! Ah well best use the mouse & click it into place! :D
  • How about?..... (sung to the tune of the old Frito Bandito commercial)

    Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Yo no tengo cansones
    Si, yo tengo pantalones
    Pero yo tengo tres juevos!

    Or the second-best campfire song ever...

    One evening as the sun went down, the jungle fires were burnin'
    Down the tracks came a hobo hikin', and he said "Boys, I'm not turnin'"
    I'm headed for a land that's far away, beside the crystal fountain.
    So come with me, we'll go and see, the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain, there's a land that's fair and bright
    Where the handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
    Where the boxcars are all empty and the sun shines every day
    On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
    Where the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain, all the cops have wooden legs
    And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft boiled eggs
    The farmer's trees are full of fruit and the barns are full of hay
    Oh, I'm bound to go where there ain't no snow
    Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain, you never change your socks
    And the little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
    The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
    There's a lake of stew and of whiskey too
    You can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain, the jails are made of tin
    And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
    There ain't no short handled shovels, no axes saws or picks
    I'm a goin to stay where you sleep all day
    Where they hung the jerk that invented work
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain

    I'll see you all this coming fall in the Big Rock Candy Mountain!
  • That one seems historical. Most excellent. Don't think I'd do it with the age group I'm working with now but the older youth would get a kick out of it.
    Here's another quickie :
    I'm a little teapot short and stout, here is my handle, here is my handle. Ha ha, fooled you, I'm a sugar bowl!
  • QUOTE(James VanB. @ Jun 28 2006, 04:47 PM) [snapback]66410[/snapback]

    That one seems historical. Most excellent. Don't think I'd do it with the age group I'm working with now but the older youth would get a kick out of it.
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    I don't know if I'd agree with that....
    Big Rock Candy Mountain has been sweetened to the point that it's lost all it's ###### and vinegar. It's been considered a children's song for years. In fact, I think I first heard it in kindergarten.