Campfire Songs

Worms

Nobody likes me, everyone hates me, I’m going to go and eat worms
Long thin slimy ones, short fat hairy ones, gooey gooey gooey worms
While the long thin slimy ones slip down easily, the short fat hairy ones stick
And when the short fat hairy ones stick between your teeth
That’s when the juice goes . . .

Pizza Hut

A pizza hut, a pizza hut
Kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut
A pizza hut, a pizza hut
Kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut
McDonald's, McDonald's
Kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut

A take away, a take away
Fish and chips and a take away
A take away, a take away
Fish and chips and a take away
A Wimpy, a Wimpy
Fish and chips and a take away

A Burger King, a Burger King
Little Chef and a Burger King
A Burger King, a Burger King 
Little Chef and a Burger King
Happy Eater, Happy Eater
Little Chef and a Burger King

Three Little Angels

Three little angels all dressed in white
Tried to get to heaven on the end of a kite
But the kite string was broken, down they all fell
Instead of going to heaven, they all went to

Two little angels . . .

One little angel . . .

Three little devils all dressed in red
Tried to get to heaven on the end of a bed
But the bedpost was broken, down they all fell
Instead of going to heaven they all went to

Two little devils . . ., One little devil . . .

Three little Girl Guides, all dressed in blue
Tried to get to heaven on the end of the loo
But the loo chain was broken, down they all fell
Instead of going to heaven they all went to

Two little Girl Guides . . ., One little Girl Guide . . .

Three little Brownies all dressed in brown
Tried to get to heaven but their knickers fell down
The elastic was broken, down they all fell
Instead of going to heaven they all went to

Two little Brownies . . ., One little Brownie . . .

Angels and devils all white and red
Couldn’t get to heaven
So they all went to bed

Bumble Bee

I’ve got a baby bumble bee
Won’t my mummy be surprised at me
I’ve got a baby bumble bee
Ouch, it stung me

I’m squashing up my baby bumble bee
Won’t my Mummy be surprised at me
I’m squashing up my baby bumble bee
Ooh, what a mess

I’m licking up my baby bumble bee
Won’t my Mummy be surprised at me
I’m licking up my baby bumble bee
Ooh, what a taste

I’m spitting out my baby bumble bee
Won’t my Mummy be surprised at me
I’m spitting out my baby bumble bee
Ooh, what a mess

I’m sweeping up my baby bumble bee
Won’t my Mummy be surprised at me
I’m sweeping up my baby bumble bee
‘Cos that’s what Brownies should do

My Hat has three corners

My hat has three corners
Three corners has my hat
And had it not three corners
It would not be my hat

We're all together again

We’re altogether again, we’re here, we’re here
We’re altogether again, we’re here, we’re here
And who knows when we’ll be altogether again
We’re altogether again, we’re here, we’re here

Dirty little fly

The dirty little fly in the Co-op store
He went  . . . on the ceiling and went . . .  on the floor
He went . . . on the bacon and . . . on the ham
He even went . . . on the Co-op man
The Co-op man said “I’ll spoil your fun –
I’ll shoot you down before the day is done”
But before he could count from one to ten
The dirty little fly went . . .  again

You'll never go to heaven

Oh you’ll never go to heaven on a pair of skis
‘Cos you’ll ski right through St Peter’s knees

I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord, I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more

Oh you’ll never get to heaven in a jumbo jet
‘Cos the Lord ain’t built no runways yet

Oh you’ll never get to heaven on a pair of skates
‘Cos you’ll skate right past them pearly gates

Oh you’ll never get to heaven in a ping pong ball
‘Cos a ping pong ball is much too small

Oh you’ll never get to heaven in a limousine
‘Cos the Lord ain’t got no gasoline

Oh you’ll never get to heaven in a rocking chair
‘Cos the Lord don’t want no rockers there

If you get there before I do
Just dig a hole and pull me through

Pruney

However old a prune may be, he’s always full of wrinkles
A baby prune is like his dad but he has wrinkles twice as bad
We have wrinkles on our faces, pruney has wrinkles in every place
Same song, second verse, a little bit louder, a little bit worse.

Green and Yellow

Where have you been all the day, Henry my son?
Where have you been all the day, my beloved one?
Woods, dear mother, woods, dear mother.

Oh mother come quick for I feel very sick
And I wanna lay down and die

What did you do in those woods, Henry my son?
What do you do in those woods, my beloved one?
Eat, dear mother, eat dear mother

What did you eat in those woods, Henry my son?
What did you eat in those woods, my beloved one?
Eels, dear mother, eels, dear mother

What colour were those eels, Henry my son?
What colour were those eels, my beloved one?
Green and yellow, green and yellow

I fear those eels were snakes, Henry my son
I fear those eels were snakes, my beloved one
Yuk, dear mother! Yuk, dear mother!

What colour flowers, Henry my son?
What colour flowers, my beloved son?
Green and yellow, green and yellow

Animal Fair

I went to the Animal Fair,
The birds and beasts were there
The big baboon, by the light of the moon
Was combing his auburn hair
The monkey fell out of his bunk, Boom
And slid down the elephant’s trunk, Zip
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees
And what became of the monkey
Monkey, monkey, monkey . . . .

He jumped from 40,000 feet

He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute
He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute
He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute
And he ain’t gonna jump no more

Glory, glory what a terrible way to die
Glory, glory what a terrible way to die
Glory, glory what a terrible way to die
And he ain’t gonna jump no more

They scraped him off the tarmac like a lump of strawberry jam

They put him in an envelope and sent him home to mum

She put him on the mantelpiece for everyone to see

The next day in the canteen they had strawberry jam for tea

Tzena

Tzena Tzena Tzena Tzena
Can’t you hear the music playing in the village square
Tzena Tzena Tzena Tzena
Can’t you hear the music playing in the village square
Tzena Tzena join the celebration
They’ll be people there from every nation
Dawn will find us dancing in the sunlight
Dancing in the village square

Land of the Silver Birch

Land of the silver birch, home of the beaver
Where still the mighty moose wanders at will

Blue lake and rocky shore, I will return once more
Boom diddi-eye-di, boom diddi-eye-di,boom diddi-eye-di boom

My heart is sick for you here in the lowlands
I will return to you hills of the north

Swift as a silver fish, canoe of birch bark
The mighty waterways carry me forth

There where the blue lake lies I’ll set my wigwam
Close to the water’s edge silent and still

Kookaburra

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree
Merry merry king of the bush is he
Laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra
Gay your life must be

This little Guiding Light

This little Guiding light of mine, I’m going to let it shine
This little Guiding light of mine, I’m going to let it shine
This little Guiding light of mine, I’m going to let it shine
Let it shine all the time, let it shine

Don’t you (poof) my little light out, I’m going to let it shine . . .

Take my little light round the world, I’m going to let it shine  . . .

Hide it under a bushel? Oh no, I’m going to let it shine . . .

Don’t you (poof) my little light out, I’m going to let it shine
Take my little light round the world, I’m going to let it shine
Hide it under a bushel? Oh no, I’m going to let it shine
Let it shine all the time, let it shine

If you're happy

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (II)
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (II)
If you’re happy and you know it then you surely want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (II)

Snap you fingers
Slap your thighs
Stamp your feet
Say ‘we are’
Do all five (actions)

The Chinese Fan

My ship sailed from China with a cargo of tea
All laden with presents for you and for me
They brought me a fan, just imagine my bliss
When I fan myself gently, like this, like this, like this

Actions; follow the beat with an even flowing movement
Verse 1: Fan with right hand
Verse 2: Fan with both hands – crossing them
Verse 3: Fan with both hands and right foot (sweeping it over left hand and back)
Verse 4: Both hands and feet (apart and crossing)
Verse 5: As above, plus head nodding slowly forwards and back

Kum ba yah

Kum ba yah my Lord, Kum ba yah
Kum ba yah my Lord, Kum ba yah
Kum ba yah my Lord, Kum ba yah
Oh Lord Kum ba ya

Someone’s crying Lord, Kum ba yah  . . .

Someone’s singing Lord, Kum ba yah . . .

Someone’s praying Lord, Kum ba yah . . .

Alice the Camel

Alice the camel has 5 humps, Alice the camel has 5 humps
Alice the camel has 5 humps, so go Alice go
Boom boom boom

Alice the camel has 4 humps  . . . etc

There's a hole in my bucket

There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole.

Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it.

With what shall I fix it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I fix it, dear Liza, with what?

With straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, with straw.

The straw is too long, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The straw is too long, dear Liza, too long,

Then cut it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then cut it, dear Henry, dear Henry, cut it.

With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, with what?

With an axe, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With an axe, dear Henry, dear Henry, an axe.

The axe is too dull, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The axe is too dull, dear Liza, too dull.

Then sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, whet it.

With what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, with what?

With a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, a stone.

The stone is too dry, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The stone is too dry, dear Liza, too dry.

Then wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, wet it.

With what shall I moisten, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I moisten, dear Liza, with what?

Try water, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Try water, dear Henry, dear Henry, try water.

From where shall I get it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
From where shall I get it, dear Liza, from where?

From the well, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
From the well, dear Henry, dear Henry, the well.

In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, in what?

In a bucket dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
In a bucket dear Henry, dear Henry, in a bucket.

There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole!

submitted by 2nd Stoneleigh Rainbows - original sources acknowledged


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