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13 Camp Songs Where Someone Dies

My favorite summer camp feature was always the sing-a-long, when the counselors would lead all the kids in old standards. These songs were always very dramatic, with colorful stories and high stakes. I didn’t think about it then, but in a ton of them, someone dies. Here are 13 camp songs, mostly culled from Camp Mitchman in Beverly, Mass., where a character meets a cheerful but horrific fate. I think it’s best to read these in a solemn voice.

1. Baby Bumblebee

“I’m squishing up a baby bumblebee. Won’t my mommy be so proud of me? I’m squishing up a baby bumblebee. Ew, what a mess.”

2. The Littlest Worm

“The littlest worm I ever saw was stuck inside my soda straw... I coughed him up, and he was dead. I put him in my camper’s bed!”

3. My Little Spider

"Last night my little spider died, cha-cha-cha. He died committing suicide, cha-cha-cha."

4. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

“There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die... I know an old lady who swallowed a horse. She’s dead, of course.”

5. Rooster

“There was a shotgun, no shots it shot. Until that rooster came into our yard and caught that shotgun completely off-guard. We’re having rooster, we never used to, until that rooster came into our yard.”

6. Little Bird

“A little bird with a yellow bill flew inside my windowsill. I lured him in with crumbs of bread and then I squished his head. “

7. Little Green Frog

“Honk, honk went the big Mack Truck one day. Split, splat went the little green frog. And his eyes don’t go mmm-ah anymore ‘cause they got eaten up by a dog, ruff ruff!”

8. Baby Shark

"Baby Shark... Momma Shark... Daddy Shark... Grampa Shark... Lost an arm... Lost a leg... grab an oar... shark attack!"

9. Sunny Side

“Stay on the sunny side, always on the sunny side, stay on the sunny side of life. Yeehaw. We will cause you no pain as we drive you insane, so stay on the sunny side of life. 'Knock knock.' 'Who’s there?' 'Cargo.' 'Cargo who?' 'Car go beep beep and kill all the Ester Bunnies.' Awwww.”

10. Alouette (Translated from French)

“Lark. Nice lark. Lark, I will pluck you. I will pluck your head. I will pluck your head. And your head! And your head!”

11. Bazooka Bubblegum

“My mom gave me a five, she said to stay alive, but I didn’t stay alive. Instead I choked on bubblegum, Bazooka zooka Bubblegum.”

12. Titanic

“It was sad when the great ship went down to the bottom of the – husbands and wives. Little children lost their lives. It was sad when the great ship went down.”

13. Eddie Cucha Catcha Camma Toe-Sa Nara Toe-Sa Nocka Samma Camma Wacky Brown

“All the people came. What a shame. It took so long to say his name that Eddie cucha catcha camma toe-sa nara toe-sa nocka samma camma wacky Brown drowned.”

Previously: 11 Nearly Forgotten Childhood Films

Photo via edebell/flickr.

Matt Crowley is a comic and writer living in Brooklyn. His camp nickname is Spam. Good news: you can follow him on Twitter here.

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Tulletilsynet

Wait, no death song love for Mrs O'Leary and her cow?

mmmcheese

@Tulletilsynet Yes! I was waiting for that one!

par_parenthese

ALOUETTE. OMG.

[sic]

@par_parenthese Yeah, but that bird was a monster, so it kinda had it coming: later in the song, you pluck feathers off its beak and its eyes. What kind of freak has feathered eyes?

par_parenthese

@[sic] Hahahaaaaaaa. That's true, and I guess you want to tear all its feathers out because it wakes you up so early? Because at 5:30 a.m., I feel that.

Amphora

@par_parenthese Until a couple weeks ago I had no idea what this song was about and I am HORRIFIED on behalf of my seven-year-old self.

hallelujah

@Amphora HOW DID I NEVER KNOW THIS? I was even singing it the other day (as part of a particularly sexist chant at my city's soccer club game) and I all I was thinking was "that might be a nice name for a girl!"

ironhoneybee

@hallelujah Or a cheese.

MilesofMountains

@ironhoneybee Or a football team.

planforamiracle

@par_parenthese To be fair, presumably the bird is already dead when you start plucking its feathers off...

Franny

@par_parenthese I was literally about to say the same thing. I mean really the song could be about making a chicken dinner combined with head shoulder's knees and toes.

jhonsons

always loved these@j

lobsterhug

Ah! So many girl scout camp memories! My favorite song had hand motions. It starts as:

"Just a boy and girl in a little canoe
with the moon shining all around"

I can't remember the rest, but it ends with the girl pushing the boy into the water and canoeing back to shore without him.

Bittersweet

@lobsterhug Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe
With the moon shining all around.
He paddled his paddle so...it didn't even make a sound.

And they talked, and they talked
Til the moon grew dim
He said you better kiss me
Or get out and swim

So, whatcha gonna do in a little canoe
With the moon shining all-a
The boy paddling all-a
The girl swimming all-around.

Bittersweet

@lobsterhug And yes, it's astounding that I can remember that song word-for-word from camp 30 years ago, but don't remember why I walked into the kitchen 30 seconds ago. The vagaries of memory...

royaljunk

@lobsterhug AH, Girl Scout camp songs! What about Running Bear, I think they both drowned in that one.

lobsterhug

@Bittersweet I can still do all the hand motions!

Bittersweet

@lobsterhug Me too, they are critical to maximum song enjoyment!

Judith Slutler

@royaljunk I was gonna say, no love for Running Bear and its totally awkward stereotyping???

Their eyes met, their lips touched

THE WATER PULLED THEM DOWN

Now they'll always be together

In the happy hunting ground!

royaljunk

@Judith Slutler THE SWIRLING WATERS PULLED THEM DOWN (GLUB GLUB GLUB GLUB)

Judith Slutler

@royaljunk *FRANTIC SWIRLING MOTIONS*

MilesofMountains

@Bittersweet At my camp it had a different ending!

So, whatcha gonna do in a little canoe
With the moon shining all-a
The moon shining all-a
The moon shining all-around?
Get out and swim!
What the heck, stay and *kissynoise* *kissynoise*!

And ever year the counselors would act it out at Performance Night.

mlle.gateau

@Bittersweet Do you know the one about sipping cider through a straw? I loved that one!

The cutest boy (the cutest boy)
I ever saw (I ever saw)
Was sipping cider through a straw (-der through a straw)

I asked him if (I asked him if)
He'd show me how (he'd show me how)
To sip some cider through a straw (-der through a straw)

...I can't remember the rest of it, but I think you get the picture.

TheLetterL

@Bittersweet Yes, the hand motions!

Our version of the first verse was:

A boy and a girl in a little canoe
With the moon shining all around
And they paddled and paddled on out to the lake
Where they could not hear a sound (No sound!)
Where they could not hear a sound

Li'l Sebastian

@mlle.gateau I can't remember the words but they definitely get married and have a lot of kids.

Amphora

@Li'l Sebastian And she ends up sipping cider through his cheek (oooooooooo!)

olivebee

@royaljunk When you said Running Bear, I thought of the camp song we always sang at my summer camp that also involves a gruesome death. But your bear song is different.

I hope there is someone out there who recognizes the one we used to sing (at Camp Kon-O-Kwee in Western PA, fwiw), because I haven't seen it mentioned yet!

One day as I (One day as I)
walked through the woods (walked through the woods)
I met a bear (I met a bear)
Oh way out there. (Oh way out there)
...fast forward to the last of like 15 stanzas...
I heard a crack (I heard a crack)
and then a crunch (and then a crunch)
as I became (as I became)
that big bear's lunch (that big bear's lunch)

lobsterhug

@olivebee I remember that one, but I only learned a few verses. I don't recall that ending!

olivebee

@olivebee Also, there is another song we used to sing at my camp that I cannot remember for the life of me, and a very vigorous Google search has turned up absolutely nothing. Which is making me think I am crazy (so I really need to find another KOKer). But all I know is it had repetition (the counselor sang and we repeated) and had a line that went "HONK HONK BEEP BEEP. (something something something) FEET." It was about feet or shoes or something? And munchkins? Or little people of some sort? Oh, god. Not remembering something is the worst feeling.

Gracefully and Grandly

@olivebee Is it this one?

I'm a little piece of tin.
Nobody knows what shape I'm in.
Got four wheels and a runnin' board.
I'm a Ford, a Ford, a Ford.
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, rattle, crash, beep beep
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, rattle, crash, beep beep
Honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, beep, beep!

That's the only one I know with honk honk/beep beep...

olivebee

@lobsterhug There is an alternate ending where the narrator survives, but apparently my camp wasn't into happy endings. The previous three stanzas are:

The nearest branch (repeat)
was ten feet up. (repeat)
I’d have to jump (repeat)
and trust my luck. (repeat)
And so I jumped (repeat)
into the air, (repeat)
but I missed that branch (repeat)
Oh way up there.(repeat)
Now don’t you fret
and don’t you frown,(repeat)
`Cause I caught that branch (repeat)
on the way back down.(repeat)

olivebee

@Gracefully and Grandly It's not that one, but that's what Google keeps telling me. I am starting to think it was exclusive to my camp only. It was a totally weird song, but it was my favorite one, so I wish I could remember it!

lobsterhug

@olivebee That's it!

MarianTheLibrarian

@royaljunk YES YES YES!!!!

MarianTheLibrarian

@olivebee
The moral of (the moral of)
This story is (this story is)
Don't talk to bears (don't talk to bears)
In tennis shoes! (in tennis shoes)

hoo:ha

@mlle.gateau "First cheek to cheek, then jaw to jaw, we sipped that ciiiii-der through a straw." "Then all at once, that darn straw slipped, and we were siiiii-pping lip to lip!" "That's how I got, my mother in law, and forty-nine kids to call me 'Ma'" "The moral of the story is, do not sip ciiii-der through a straw" "Sip milk!"

mlle.gateau

@hoo:ha YES THANK YOU!!!

saritasara

@lobsterhug wow, memories. Our version of that song always answered "Whatcha gonna do" with a rousing
KICK THE BOY OUTTTTTT!

(it was an all-girls camp)

Bittersweet

The first year I went to Girl Scout camp, our favorite song in the world was the Titanic song, and we changed the lyrics for our own amusement, i.e., "Uncles and aunts, little children lost their pants, it was sad when the great ship went down."

The next year at camp, the new (and fairly humorless) director decreed that we would no longer be singing that song, as it was disrespectful to the memory of the Titanic's victims and made light of terrible tragedy. Not coincidentally, that was my last year of Girl Scout camp.

formergr

@Bittersweet I remember *loving* that song at camp, and being just young enough to not really "get" the implications o fit. Then I came home singing it, and my older sister was like, "Wow, morbid much?" Oh. Yeah.

kinbarichan

@Bittersweet: My Sunday School teacher messed up the lyrics to 'Rise and Shine', (the song about Noah's ark) using the verses about Noah's ark, but the chorus from the Titanic song. It ended up being a very theologically weird mash-up.

MarianTheLibrarian

@kinbarichan That sounds pretty amazing.

Old Katrina

@Bittersweet One year my (usually sober) aunts got drunk at Christmas and spent the entire night singing the Titanic song. It was probably my favorite Christmas.

meetapossum

I went to a Baptist summer camp, so a lot of the songs were sort of about death since Jesus was crucified and all.

Dancercise

@meetapossum

Hip-hip-hip Hippopotamus
Hip-hip-hooray God made all of us

Also...

I thank you God
for who I am
I don't have to be a Superman
I thank you God
for who I am
All I wanna be is
YOUR BEST FRIEND!

meetapossum

@Dancercise
Hooray for Jesus, hooray for Jesus!
Someone in the crowd is shouting
Hooray for Jesus!

1! 2! 3! 4!
Who's the one you're rooting for?
Jesuuuuus, that's who!

meetapossum

@Dancercise Oh, we used to sing the slinky song, too!

Oh the lions they can eat my body but they can't (SLINKY)
Swallow my soul
Always trying to come crash my party but they can't (SLINKY)
Take control, oh, no no no no

Dancercise

@meetapossum
I am a C
I am a C-H
I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N (YES I AM!)
And I have C-H-R-I-S-T
In my H-E-A-R-T
And I will L-I-V-E E-T-E-R-N-A-L-L-Y
(Repeat ad naseum, singing faster and faster each time)

rosencrantz

@Dancercise Ah but did you ever do the ultra version where you put in a word for each consonant?

I am a CAT
I am a CAT HAT
I am a CAT HAT RAT I SAT TAT I A NAT...

"Cabbage" was the funniest.

Smallison

@meetapossum Definitely sang that one. And 'One Tin Soldier'.

Lily Rowan

@Dancercise I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart! (WHERE?)
Down in my heart! (WHERE?) Down in my heart!
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart! (WHERE?)
Down in my heart to stay!

whizz_dumb

@meetapossum I always loved the melody of the Seek Ye First, especially because of the wide age range of the girl campers' voices. The lyrics however are...hmmm not really my thing:

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God
And His righteousness
And all these things shall be added unto you
Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Man shall not live by bread alone
But by every word
That proceeds from the mouth of God
Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Ask and it shall be given unto you
Seek and ye shall find
Knock and the door shall be opened unto you
Hallelu, Hallelujah!

OhMarie

@Dancercise I went to epilepsy week at a sleepaway camp (my sister had it as a kid but grew out of it). One of my cabin mates had a seizure in the middle of the night that involved unconscious rhythmic shouting, so the camp counselor sang this song along to the beat for like 20 minutes until the ambulance came.

Totally inappropriate? Kind of genius as a way to keep a tent full of 11 year olds from freaking out? Both?? I am still not sure, but this is my strongest memory of this song and of sleepaway camp.

Dancercise

@Lily Rowan
And then verse 3... not to be undertaken by amateurs:

I"ve got the wonderful love of my blessed redeemer way down in the depths of my heart. (WHERE?)

meetapossum

@OhMarie Whoa. That is...intense.

@whizz_dumb Songs like that, "More Precious Than Silver, and "You Are My All in All" are the reason all the ASL signs I know are religious in nature.

meetapossum

@whizz_dumb That also reminds me that we had one camp leader who would let the boys go after Vespers but have the girls sing "Amazing Grace" just because he liked the sound of girls singing that song.

Lily Rowan

@whizz_dumb Ahhh! I love that song. Let me sing the descant!!!!!

The creepiest one I remember went:
As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after you...You alone are my heart's desire, and I long to worship you.

SURE, that was about Jesus in the minds of high school girls.

@Dancercise YES!!

par_parenthese

@Dancercise YEAHHHHH! You gotta build up to it though! "Peace that passeth understanding" is verse two, then "Love of Jesus, love of Jesus" is verse three, and THEN "wonderful love of my blessed redeemer way down in the depths of my heart!" Oh man, good elementary school VBS memories of singing faster and faster until we like fell over laughing.

@meetapossum UGH I HATE all those Jesus-is-my-boyfriend songs on so many levels, but particularly the level where it's really, really creepy for people to stand in a room together in semi-darkness, close their eyes, face the same direction, and sing stuff about like "desire" and "on my knees" and "in the secret place" and "the way you hold me" and "intimate" and "deeper" about an invisible dude. You guys. YOU GUYS.

Dancercise

@Lily Rowan
Even creepier is when you sing it with the King James words:
As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after Thee, etc.

But man, that melody is gorgeous.

meetapossum

@Lily Rowan RIGHT??

I want you more than gold or silver,
Only you can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye ;) ;)

whizz_dumb

@Lily Rowan yeah the descant always made me go, "Whoa." in my head like Keanu Reeves. Also, I'm a sucker for any song with rounds.

meetapossum

@par_parenthese Right? But I guess that's how you keep teens with raging hormones in line with religious abstinence. "You don't need sex. JESUS is your One True Love and he will satisfy your needs."

Man, I'm glad you guys are all here.

Dancercise

@whizz_dumb
Then you must have loved this one.

Father I adore You
Lay my life before You (Father I adore You)
How I love You (Lay my life before You) (Father I adore You)

Lily Rowan

@meetapossum So many flashbacks right now.

Lily Rowan

Ooh! Ooh!

Love him in the morning, when you see the sun a-risin' (risin!)
Love him in the evening, cause he took you through the day (ooh ooh oohooh)
And in the in-between times, when you feel the pressure comin'
Remember that he loves you and he promises to stay

You guys, can we seriously not get together for a sing-along??

meetapossum

@Dancercise And that song is how I learned the sign for "Jesus"!

Dancercise

@Lily Rowan
TRUE LOVE WAITS

Lily Rowan

How about:

Those who (clap!) wait on the lord shall renew their strength!
They shall (clap!) mount up like eagles with wings of great length!
They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint,
He gives (clap!) strength to the weary, and pow-ow-ower to his saints (bamp badamp ba da bamp badamp ba da da!)

par_parenthese

@meetapossum I think more often, all that talk of touching and holding and deep deep rivers of luuuuuuurve just made everybody in the back row that much handsier. I had several friends who regularly rounded second base and were headed for third by the time they got to the last altar call.

OH WHAT ABOUT

I got a river of life flowin' out of me!
Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see!
Opens prison doors, sets the captives free!
I got a river of life flowin' out of me!

Spring up, o well (GUSH GUSH GUSH GUSH)
Within my soul!
Spring up, o well (SPLISH SPLASH)
And make me who-o-ole!
Spring up, o well (WHOOOOOOOOOOSH!)
And give to meee-ee
That li-iiife abundantly.

@Lily Rowan I don't know the tune to that one but in my head I'm singing it to the tune of Two Princes by the Spin Doctors.

Dancercise

@par_parenthese I haven't thought about this song in years! Oh man.

Did anyone else sing

You shall go out with joy and be lead forth with peace
The mountains and the hill will break (clap) forth before you
You shall go out with joy and all the trees of the field
Will clap, will clap their hands

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands (clap, clap)
The trees of the field will clap their hands (clap, clap)
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands (clap, clap)
As you go out with joy!

meetapossum

@par_parenthese

I've got peace like a river
I've got peace like a river
I've got peace like a river in my souuullll (yee-haw!)
I've got peace like a river
I've got peace like a river
I've got peace like a river in my soul

(complete with hand signals)

par_parenthese

@Dancercise YES! All those faux-Jewish-sounding songs. ALL OF THEM. Plus girls in long dresses dancing while waving the flag of Israel. o.O

@meetapossum Also "joy like a fountain" and "love like an ocean" and then all of them together!

Dancercise

@par_parenthese
The flag of Israel never made an appearance in my various groups, but did we ever go nuts with the ribbon dancers.

Canard

@meetapossum Did Lost and Found perform at your camp too? I saw them so many times as a wee Lutheran.

Canard

@Dancercise Our verse 3 was "I've got the beautiful belief that baffles the Buddhist way down in the depths of my heart."

meetapossum

@Canard Nooo, we weren't that fancy. All our "concerts" were just us or the counselors.

whizz_dumb

@Dancercise THAT FATHER I ADORE YOU ONE! The symmetry of the crescendo~decrescendo. So good.

TheclaAndTheSeals

@meetapossum Did anybody sing the regular camp songs about death, but with an extra verse about heaven?

Like for "Baby Shark": Going to heaven... Gonna meet Jesus...

literary_hippie

@Dancercise This thread is the chapel song flashback playlist! I read through all the comments past this one, and this song stayed stuck in my head the whole time. Also, the one where you spell "O-B-E-D-IENCE, obedience is the very best way to show that you believe."

Yay southern baptist school all my life!

Not really.

alicke

@Smallison one tin soldier!!!

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after....
One tin soldier rides away.

poignant camp songs!

Betsy Murgatroyd

@meetapossum
Oh you can't get to heaven
On roller skates
You'll roll right by
Those pearly gates.
You can't get to heaven on roller skates
You'll roll right by those pearly gates.
I ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.

There were also several other verses, my favorite verse was that claimed you could not gain entrance to heaven via a Kleenex box.
"Cuz God don't want no little snots".

This is possibly the only funny church camp song.

Smallison

@Canard Saw Lost and Found sooooo many times! I live in Michigan, and there's a big gathering (called, obviously, 'The Gathering')every year between Christmas and New Year's. Lost and Found played so many times, and I owned many of their tshirts.

Smallison

@alicke We always sang it acapella, and with claps! Somebody would always start it a key too high, so by the chorus you were squeaking along. Ah, memories.

Judith Slutler

Our version of little green frogs was way better:

Honk honk went the big bad truck one day, honk honk went the the big bad truck

Squish squash went the little green frogs that day and they all went mmm-mmm AAAAARGH!

All the little frogs went (clap) AAAARGH! (clap) AAAAARGH! (clap) AAAAARGH! All the little frogs went (clap) AAAARGH! Instead of mmm-mmm ah

TheLetterL

@Judith Slutler I can't remember our little green frog dying (he must have, right?), but all our other frogs definitely went bod-lee-od-lee-od-lee-do.

noodge

hm. the "old lady who swallowed a fly" created such havoc in my house when I was a child.

I was at home with my dad on a saturday morning, drinking my milk.
There was a fly in the milk, and before I could stop myself I swallowed it. I WAS BESIDE MYSELF WITH PANIC because I just kept thinking of that song. My dad became panicked too, and before you know it he's giving me ipecac to help me vomit up said fly.

An hour later, my mom arrives home to a complete and utter mess. All because we were worried I would die by swallowing a fly.

fondue with cheddar

@noodge OH NO, poor little young noodge! I can see how that would be scary!

By the way, @Gulf of Finland is moving to Philly and I mentioned the Facebook group but can't link to it while I'm at work (and I'm not sure I know how anyway). If you could post a link in the thread, that would be helpful. :)

frigwiggin

Most of the songs I remember from Girl Scouts (and we were a lazy, unscoutlike troop) were much less morbid, and more about worms burping and stuff.

Queen Elisatits

@frigwiggin are you speaking of the wonderful Herman the Worm?

mlle.gateau

@frigwiggin or was it "Nobody likes me/Everybody hates me/Guess I'll go eat worms/Long thin skinny ones/big fat juicy ones/itsy bitsy fuzzy wuzzy worms"? We totally had that one!

Apocalypstick

@frigwiggin Cyril was a caterpillar, Cyril was my friend, and last I saw Cyril he was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big?

fondue with cheddar

Speaking of camp songs, does anybody remember the one about the peeling billboard? I don't think there's any death in it, but it might possibly have been a bit racy? (Not really racy, but "Miss Susie" kind of racy.)

lobsterhug

@fondue with cheddar

Miss Susie had a steamboat
The steamboat had bell
Miss Susie went to heaven
The steamboat when to...
Hello, operator, give me number nine
If you disconnect me, I'll kick in the...
Behind the refrigerator
There was a piece of glass
Miss Susie fell upon it
And broke her little...
Ask me no more questions
I'll tell you no more lies

And I forget the rest. I used to do that song to hand claps on the bus.

Dancercise

@lobsterhug
Miss Susie in the bathroom
Zipping up her flies
Or in the meadow
The bees are in the park
Miss Susie and her boyfriend
Are kissing in the dark
The dark is like a movie
A movie's like a show
A show is like a cartoon
And that is all I know
I know, I know my ma
I know, I know my pa
I know, I know my sister
With her 40-acre bra

meetapossum

The boys are in the bathroom
Zipping up their
Flies are in the meadow, bees are in the park
Miss Susie and her boyfriend are kissing in the
D-A-R-K,
D-A-R-K
Dark, dark, dark...

fondue with cheddar

YOU GUYS this is awesome...there are lines I don't even recognize! I had no idea there were so many variations!

K-leen

@fondue with cheddar My grandma taught me a song about an old billboard. It started with, "As I was walking down the street, a billboard caught my eye/ The advertisements that were there would make you laugh and cry/ Snow and rain had almost washed the old billboard away/ But the advertisements that were there would make that billboard say..." Followed by the various advertisements for things that don't exist any more. The tune was a variation on "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"...but it wasn't racy, as far as I remember.

hallelujah

@lobsterhug Miss Susie told me all of it
The day before she
Dyed her hair in purple
She dyed her hair in black
She dyed her hair in polka dots

That's all I got.

fondue with cheddar

@K-leen That might be it, but I thought it was about parts of the billboard washing away, making a mishmash of silly nonsensical ads. Maybe I'm not remembering correctly or maybe it's just a new variation on the song. The only reason I thought it might be racy is I vaguely remember something about a lady in the bath. My memory of it is pretty foggy.

SuperGogo

@hallelujah
The day before she
Dyed her hair in purple
She dyed her hair in pink
She dyed her hair in polka dots
And washed it down the sink, sink, sink!

SarahP

@lobsterhug
Miss Susie had a baby
She named it Tiny Tim
She put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim
He drank up all the water
He ate up all he soap
He tried to eat the bathtub but
It wouldn't fit down his throat
Miss Susie called the doctor
Miss Susie called the nurse
Miss Susie called the lady
With the alligator purse
"Mumps" said the doctor
"Measles" said the nurse
"Nothing" said the lady
With the alligator purse
Miss Susie kicked the doctor
Miss Susie kicked the nurse,
And then she paid the lady
With the alligator purse

Queen Elisatits

@SarahP
Alternately:
"Pizza" said the lady with the alligator purse
Dime for the doctor
Nickel for the nurse
Nothing for the lady with the alligator purse

Miss Maszkerádi

@lobsterhug I WAS SCROLLING DOWN JUST TO POST THIS SAME SONG.

Oh my god I have a shared childhood-culture experience with someone, this never happens ever because I was basically from Mars.

HeyThatsMyBike

@meetapossum Ooooh we had flies in the CITY! Interesting to see the different versions. And the Show was like my TV, and that was all I knew.

sheistolerable

@fondue with cheddar
One day as I was walking, one bright and cheerful day
I came upon a billboard, and much to my dismay
The sign was torn and tattered, from the storm the night before
The wind and rain, had done a job, and this is what I saw

Smoke Coca-Cola cigarettes, drink Wrigley Spearmint beer
Ken-L Ration dog food keeps your wife's complexion clear
Simonize your baby with a Hershey's candy bar
And Sysco is the beauty cream that's used by all the stars

So . . . . take your next vacation in a brand-new Frigidaire
Learn to play the piano in your granny's underwear
Doctors say that babies should smoke till they are three
And people over 65 should bathe in Lipton tea
With flow-through TEA BAGS!!!! (jazz hands)

fondue with cheddar

@sheistolerable AAAAHH that's the one!! THANK YOU :D

hoo:ha

@sheistolerable That is the exact version I remember! But I didn't understand some of the words because they are older brands... thanks for the clarification! :)

Briony Fields

I'm prancercising to "baby shark".

Dirty Hands

@Briony Fields Thank The Hairpin for these comments, and for this post.

chnellociraptor

Anyone else remember the ridiculously long "Found a Peanut" song? Long story short, you eat a rotten peanut and undergo surgery, only to have the surgeon leave the scissors in and kill you. And then you get sent to hell.

Childhood!

fondue with cheddar

@chnellociraptor Vaguely!

meetapossum

@chnellociraptor Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a PEAAAANUT riggghttt now...

formergr

@chnellociraptor Ate a peanut, ate a peanut, ate a peeeeanut last night, last night I ate a peanut, ate a peanut last night. [cut ahead] Died anyway, died anyway, died aaanyway last night. Last night I died anyway, died anyway, last night!"

fondue with cheddar

@formergr Haha, gruesome camp songs are the best.

Bittersweet

@formergr Somewhere in the middle of the peanut song, we always had to have a verse about puking. "Barfed it up, barfed it up, barfed it uuup, just now..."

Ophelia

@Bittersweet "Didn't MATTER, didn't MATTER, didn't MAAAATTTEERRRR anyway..." (which gets you back on track to dying, despite the vomiting)

HeyThatsMyBike

@chnellociraptor OH GOD! This was to the tune of 'Oh My Darlin Clementine," right?

Briony Fields

These are gruesome! Our camp songs mostly involved diarrhea.

So like, high brow camp obviously.

katiemcgillicuddy

@Briony Fields Hey, maybe we went to the same camp!

enic

What about Clementine that's my favorite!!!

Valley Girl

@enic

My Bonnie leaned over the gas tank,
The height of its contents to see,
I lit a small match to assist her,
O Bring back my Bonnie to me.

SuperGogo

@enic
Ruby lips above the water
Blowing bubbles sweet and fine
As for me I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine

The world's most morbid song. I never sang this at camp, but my mom used to sing it to me when I couldn't sleep, sooooo some mixed feelings there...

kinbarichan

@SuperGogo: I dunno - there's that truly morbid song about the calf - the final verse goes:
Calves are easily bound and slaughtered,
Never knowing the reason why,
But all those who treasure freedom
Like the swallow can learn to fly.

We LOVED that song at Camp Columbia!

Tuna Surprise

@Valley Girl - This is the "My Bonnie" I can still sing it to this day:

My Bonnie has tuberculosis.
My Bonnie has only one lung.
She coughs up a bloody solution,
and roll it around on her tongue.

Come up, come up,
Come up, my dinner, come up (come up!)

Apocalypstick

@Tuna Surprise Wow, we just had the seasick version where my breakfast lies over the ocean, my dinner lies over the sea, my breakfast lies over the ocean, oh bring back my bucket to me. Yours is impressive.

mmmcheese

@kinbarichan I think my mom sang us that one and if it's the one I'm thinking of, it's a modern lullaby about the Holocaust.

angelinha

@mmmcheese

My Bonnie lies over the ocean
My Bonnie lies over the sea
My father lay over my mother
And that's how I came to be

alicke

@kinbarichan YES that one isn't there a part that goes "how the wind is calling" and then some sort of toora-loora-loora type wind-noise in the chorus? i sang that one in my youth group a lot. i remember trying to harmonize. it was a pretty song but very morbid yes. did anybody have/use the "rise up singing" songbook? so far i have only found this among unitarians and quakers.

Dirty Hands

@Tuna Surprise Ahhhahah that is disgusting! I love it!

Apocalypstick

@alicke Oh how the winds are calling
They call with all their might
Call and call each live-long day
And half the summer night.

I always liked it because it was minor and so sounded gloriously ominous.

BlushAndBashful

Across the blazing desert, where nature knows no end
A buffalo spied his brother, lying in the sand
Said the buffalo to his brother--- what makes you lie that way?
But the buffalo did not answer
He'd been dead since way past May (since way past Maaayyyyyyyy)

Judith Slutler

@BlushAndBashful Ahahahaha I'd totally forgotten about that one!

missupright

I sang the bumblebee one at my boyfriend the other day and he was so baffled. But then, I know hardly anyone who knows it- maybe because people in England don't go to camp so much. I am genuinely quite baffled by the whole notion of camp. Is it..is it like in the films? TELL ME IT'S LIKE IN THE FILMS AND YOU ALL EAT MARSHMALLOWS IN YOUR PYJAMAS ROUND A BONFIRE AND SNEAK OFF TO MEET BOYS BY HAUNTED LAKES?

Lily Rowan

@missupright Exactly like that.

fondue with cheddar

@Lily Rowan Damn, I wish I'd gone to camp. It sounds like so much fun. I went camping with Girl Scouts, but it's not the same.

Lily Rowan

@fondue with cheddar It's pretty awesome. I went to Baptist camp, so there were more possessions and less hauntings, but same diff, right?

fondue with cheddar

@Lily Rowan Actually, possession is much scarier!

iceberg

@missupright Right? They don't have summer camp in Australia either, so everything I know about it is from movies. Do your parents really send you away into the woods with strangers for like two months? wtf?

Lily Rowan

@iceberg I only went for a week or two, but...yeah? I mean, not just in the woods -- it's cabins and a cafeteria and an infirmary and everything.

fondue with cheddar

@Lily Rowan THE PHONE! THE PHONE! WHERE'S THE FUCKING PHOOOOONE?

Sorry...I never went to camp, so that's the first thing that comes to mind when I hear about a camp infirmary. That and goat shit.

MilesofMountains

@Lily Rowan Mine was only ever for a week, too, but yeah it's pretty much hanging around in a bunch of cabins doing activities with a bunch of other kids.

Dirty Hands

@iceberg Don't worry it's the BEST!

missupright

@Lily Rowan Possession?! I would have bloody loved that, I think- despite being not entirely sure what it meant in a religious sense, since the Church of England frowns on kids learning about the Devil at all.

Camp must make for very productive summers- all I ever did in my summer holidays was ride my bike and read and wish we lived closer to the seaside.

Lily Rowan

@missupright It was really just one year, when we were 12 or so, and the camp was more religious than usual AND some kids had brought an Alice Cooper tape. So several people thought they were possessed....

lobsterhug

Important question: where did you all go to camp?

I did Girl Scout Camp Yaiewano in Auburn, NY for 5 or 6 years. Then I did a couple years at a christian camp in the Adirondacks whose name escapes me. I remember that they reenacted the crucifixion and one rainy night a nerdy counselor made us watch a Star Trek movie.

Judith Slutler

@lobsterhug Camp Four Echoes, Lake Coeur d' Alene, represent

formergr

@lobsterhug CTY, nerd camp, for four years!

Also SJ Ranch, a horseback riding camp in CT (I think?) for 2 years before that, and one year of tennis camp somewhere in CT that I hated the first time I did sleep-away.

whizz_dumb

@lobsterhug Tower Hill Camp in the Warren Dunes on Lake Michigan in southern MI. It was one week a summer for a liberal protestant denomination, mostly Chicagoland kids grades 5 through 12. For a christian themed vacation with praying and stuff, we were pretty bad--smoking, drinking, sneaking out with the girls. So, actually fun.

meetapossum

@lobsterhug Baptist Camp Lebanon in NJ. Where my mother and her siblings went before me.

VolcanoMouse

@lobsterhug Camp Timbercrest in the Western New York Girl Scout council. I started when I was about six and worked/volunteered there from when I was fourteen to when I moved away at 21.

I miss it so much.

Ophelia

@lobsterhug YMCA Camp Coniston in Grantham, NH. From about 11 to counselorhood :)

Also Camp Winnetaska, in Ashland, MA, for day camp when I was little.

olivebee

@Ophelia I also went to a YMCA camp (Camp Kon-O-Kwee outside of Pittsburgh, PA). I wanted so badly to be a counselor when I grew up. I spent 6 summers there, and I still look back so fondly on my memories from there (dancing with boys! talent shows! archery! ropes courses! capture the flag!).

Lurkasaurus

@lobsterhug I only ever went to day camp :( but we still learned a lot of these songs!

rosaline

@lobsterhug Camp Sawtooth in central Idaho! Also a YMCA camp (Big Elk Creek) in southeast Idaho.

I saw a bird
with a yellow bill,
it landed on
my windowsill --
I lured it in
with a piece of cheese
and then I snapped
its little knees.

Alternative:
I lured it in
with a piece of bread
and then I smashed
his little head

... I promise I went to a nice Christian camp in the south, y'all.

omgkitties

@S. Elizabeth :O

missupright

@S. Elizabeth A Big Bad Boy taught me that song when I was six. I loved it.
(Years later I ran into that Big Bad Boy in a horrible nightclub and he bought me three shots of flaming sambucca. But I did not love the sambucca.)

meetapossum

On top of SPAGHHHETTTIII
All covered with CHEEEESE
I lost my poor MEEEAAATTBALL
When somebody SNEEEEZED

Bittersweet

@meetapossum And the schooltime version...

On top of old SMOOOOOOKIE
All covered with SAAAAND
I shot my poor TEEEEAAAAACHER
With a red rubber BAAAAAND
Etc. (Spoiler alert: teacher dies from rubber band wounds, kids perpetrate terrorist acts at her funeral.)

Apocalypstick

@Bittersweet We went to her FUUUUNERAAAAL
And blew up her COOOORPSE
Now our old TEEEACHERRR
Is nothing but MOOOOSSSSSS.

par_parenthese

@Bittersweet I can't remember how we changed the second line, but our teachers got shot "with an M-16 gun." It was a rural school, what can I say.

(N.B. nary a terrorist in the bunch. We just all thought it was hilarious, even though we actually loved most of our teachers. We'd probably all get expelled for that today.)

agabug

@meetapossum
It rolled off the TABLE
And onto the FLOOR
And then my poor MEATBALL
It rolled out the DOOR

Etruscan Duck

@meetapossum
It rolled into the GAAARDEN
And under a BUSH
And then my poor meatball
Was nothing but MUSH

Dirty Hands

@Etruscan Duck I've always wondered how the rest of this one went!

ATF@twitter

OMG! I ALSO WENT TO CAMP MITCHMAN IN BEVERLY. That is in fact where I learned the baby bumblebee song.

Dancercise

I cannot for the life of my remember more than this, but I'm sure someone here can finish it!

Not last night but the night before
Twenty-four robbers came knockin' at my door...

Lily Rowan

@Dancercise In my world, that shares a first line with a jumping rope song:

Not last night but the night before
I met my boyfriend at the candy store
He bought me ice cream, bought me cake (ed: at the candy store?)
He brought me home with a tummy ache!
Mama, mama, I feel sick! Call the doctor, quick-quick-quick!
Doctor, doctor, will I die?
Yes, my child, but don't you cry.
Close your eyes and count to ten, and if you miss then start again
Say one! two! (etc.)

Sara Kate W@twitter

@Dancercise
"As I ran out, they ran in
Knocked me on the head with a rolling pin"
Something about a Spanish dancer do the splits, do the kicks, turn around, touch the ground, etc.
I don't remember much because it was a jump rope chant and I sucked at jumping rope.

Bittersweet

@Dancercise This was a jump-roping song for us:
Not last night but the night before
Twenty-four robbers came knockin' at my door...
As I ran out...
They ran in
Hit me over the head with a bottle of gin

Do kids still jump rope anywhere? They don't at my daughter's school. *sob*

Dancercise

@Bittersweet
Ahhhh... it was a jump rope song. I couldn't remember where I knew it from.

lora.bee

@Lily Rowan Our favorite jump rope song was the "Tops! Bottoms! Bikini! Nothing!" one, which I can't remember the beginning of? Something about a party, whatcha gonna wear?

Roxanne Rholes

I'm an ol' duck rover from down in Montana
Round up them duckies and drive 'em along
To a flooded corral where we bulldog and brand 'em
Mosey on home just a-singin' this song...

SINGIIIIIIIIIIN'...

Quack quack-iddy-ay
Quack quack iddy-oh
Get along, lil' duckies
Get along real slow
It's dirty and smelly and it really don't pay
But I'll be a duck girl till the end of my days!

There's danger, adventure, and romance I know
From a wild duck stampede to a duck rodeo
But there's loneliness too and it cuts to the bone
When you smell like duck feathers, you're always alone.

Amphora

@Roxanne Rholes I'm picturing all the fraggles singing this and it's fantastic.

Roxanne Rholes

@Amphora Fraggles, girl scouts...same thing.

Amphora

@Roxanne Rholes Basically!

lora.bee

"Con-cen-tration, con-cen-tration, people dying, children crying."

....AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

meetapossum

@lora.bee OMG yes.

fondue with cheddar

@lora.bee Con-cen-tration...camp?

meetapossum

@lora.bee Crack an EGG on you head, let the yolk trickle down

And THEN:
Stick a KNIFE in your back, let the blood trickle down

straw hat

@lora.bee I was scrolling quickly through the comments, thinking I wouldn't recognize anything because I did not grow up speaking English, but we had a French canadian translation of this! WEIRD

Valley Girl

@meetapossum In hindsight I'm pretty sure ~crack an egg on your head let the yolk trickle down~ was the first ASMR trigger I ever ran across.

SarcasticFringehead

A rig of bamboo (a rig of bamboo)
Now what is that? (now what is that?)
It's something made (it's something made)
By the Princess Pat (by the Princess Pat)
It's red and gold (it's red and gold)
And purple too (and purple too)
That's why it's called (that's why its's called)
A rig of bamboo (a rig of bamboo)
Now what is that? (now what is that?)
It's something made (it's something made)
By the Princess Pat (by the Princess Pat)
...etc.

I hope someone else knows that song, not only to prove I'm not crazy but also because now it's going to be stuck in my head all day and I need someone to share that pain.

bnna

@SarcasticFringehead I know that song!

Madeline Shoes

@SarcasticFringehead AH YES I REMEMBER PRINCESS PAT.

I also remember a rhyme involving the phrase "jacket off" and not understanding why all of the counselors snickered every time they got to that part. I remember nothing else about it, though...

Count Chocula

@SarcasticFringehead Ahhhhhh, so it's RIG of bamboo!! We sang that at Girl Scout camp and I always thought they were saying a "rick" of bamboo, which made no sense. (Not that "rig" is that much better... I guess it's a boat?)

SarcasticFringehead

@Count Chocula Or, like, part of a boat? When I first heard the song, I thought it was a fancy tent, and then when I realized it was about sailing I guess that morphed into a red & gold & purple sail on a bamboo mast. Which makes about as much sense as anything else, I guess.

VolcanoMouse

@SarcasticFringehead DID YOU KNOW it was originally a reference to the flag of Princess Pat's Light Canadian Infantry?

It is a crimson flag with a circular royal blue centre. In the circle are gold initials V P which stands for Victoria Patricia. The regimental standard became known as the "Ric-A-Dam-Doo" --via Wikipedia

I was so pleased when I discovered that. Camp songs and history nerdism, coming together in glorious harmony!

SarcasticFringehead

@VolcanoMouse you have blown my mind

Judith Slutler

@VolcanoMouse OMFG and here I was like "oh... it was 'rig of bamboo' the whole time?'" Amazing.

Count Chocula

@VolcanoMouse Holy moly, you have cleared up 15+ years of ignorance/confusion!!

TheLetterL

@SarcasticFringehead Yup! I remember leading this one. Ours began with:

The Princess Pat (The Princess Pat)
Lived in a tree (Lived in a tree)
She sailed across (She sailed across)
The Seven Seas (The Seven Seas)
She sailed across (She sailed across)
The Channel, too (The Channel, too)
She took with her (She took with her)
A rig of bamboo (A rig of bamboo)

mlle.gateau

@Judith Slutler I totally thought it was like, all one word "ariggabamboo"--just some nonsense word. That, and its historical relevance, are mind-blowing.

Amphora

@VolcanoMouse I thought it was some inexplicable Australian word like Kookaburra! (see downthread) I heard everything wrong as a kid...

Ophelia

@SarcasticFringehead I will be singing Princess Pat forever now. I'm OK with that.

Leanne

@Amphora That's what I thought it was too! And I wasn't even a kid. I worked at sleepover camp until I was 21. Ha.

pinniped

@SarcasticFringehead Did you guys also sing "It's reddd and goldddd" with really brassy bullfroggy voices? I don't know why we always sang that party weirdly.

sadiejo

@TheLetterL Did you guys have all the extra verses too?

Now Superman
Had a mighty fine tan
And Supergirl
Her hair just wouldn't curl
But they sure flew
And you will too
If you just take
A rig of bamboo

Now Captain Kirk
He was no jerk
And Mr. Spock
He was no jock
But their ship flew!
And yours will too
If you just take
A rig of bamboo

(All complete with hand motions of course.)

TheLetterL

@VolcanoMouse OMG! Thank you for that! I just realized something -- "Light Infantry" must have been kid-erized into "lived in a tree."!!!!!

Or maybe I misheard it, but our version definitely went on to talk about Princess Pat sailing herself all around, no accompanying infantry.

Ophelia

@TheLetterL OHHHHHHHHH. You are totally right.

TheLetterL

@sadiejo Never heard those! They're great!

MarianTheLibrarian

@SarcasticFringehead
Now captain jack (now captain jack)
had a mighty fine crew (had a mighty fine crew)
they sailed across (they sailed across)
the channel two (the channel two)
but his ship sank (but his ship sank)
and yours will too (and yours will too)
if you forget (if you forget)
a rig of bamboo (a rig of bamboo)

I also thought it was 'arickabamboo'

Lurkasaurus

@VolcanoMouse @everyone holy WHAAAT. Count me as one of the many who thought it was just a nonsense word (in my head I ended up with "ariggabamboo")! I was never a big fan of this song because none of it made any sense to me. It's SO COOL that there is something real and historical behind it!

Elizabeth Robichaud@twitter

@mlle.gateau ME TOO!

So many hand motions to this song... Girl Guides and later years as a counsellor and camp director have firmly seared these songs in my brain.

sheistolerable

@SarcasticFringehead Wow! As far as I know, "rig of bamboo" wasn't part of the lyrics at my camps, we just said "A rickadandoo." Why not, it's not like most of those songs make any sense.

sheistolerable

@VolcanoMouse OHHHHH

saritasara

@pennylaner YES we totally did!

bnna

The man around the corner said he'd shoot the cat on sight.
He loaded up his shotgun full of nails and dynamite.
He waited... and he waited...
'till the cat came walking round
And ninety-seven pieces of the man was all they found...
But....
the...
cat came back the very next day.
Yes, the cat came back. They thought he was goner
But the cat came back. He just wouldn't stay away.

The H-bomb fell the very next day.
The A-bomb fell in the very same way.
Russia went!
England went!
And then the USA.
The entire human race was left without a chance to pray...
But...
the....
cat came back the very next day.
ETCETERA........

SarcasticFringehead

Kids are dark, you guys.

Judith Slutler

@SarcasticFringehead I was a day camp counselor for a while and I can confirm my girls ALWAYS asked for the songs where someone dies.

omgkitties

Is this the place to admit that The Cat Came Back kinda bothers me?

And then I heard a version I liked and that REALLY bothers me?

fondue with cheddar

@omgkitties It bothers me, too! The lyrics and the irritating way they sang it. And now it bothers me more because my ex husband used to play it all the time just to piss me off.

par_parenthese

@omgkitties Number one terrifying kid song. I used to have nightmares about it.

lora.bee

@omgkitties I REALLY don't like that song OR video. Now, the Log Driver's Waltz on the other hand...

MilesofMountains

@lora.bee My brother recently went to a male burlesque show where one of the performers did a routine to the Log Driver's Waltz. Sadly, the YouTube video of it is apparently private and I've never seen it :(

planforamiracle

@omgkitties holy shit I was TERRIFIED of The Cat Came Back (the NFB short, and the song in general) as a kid.
And MileofMountains.. here you go: Log Driver's Waltz on NFB

planforamiracle

@MilesofMountains Just coming back to say, having watched the Log Drivers' Waltz again, what I wouldn't give to see a male burlesque routine based on it/to the music. Melts my Canadian heart ^_^

Gracefully and Grandly

Raise your hand if you now have all of these songs stuck in your head!

whizz_dumb

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

iceberg

@whizz_dumb hehehehehehe "gay" also I did not know that anyone outside of Oz (AS IN, AUSTRALIA! ;) knew that one!

Apocalypstick

@whizz_dumb Kookaburra sits on the telephone wire
Jumping up and down with his bum on fire
Cry, Kookaburra, cry, Kookaburra
Sad your life must be.

par_parenthese

@iceberg We learned it too! Along with Waltzing Matilda and, if you can believe it, Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport. They seemed so strange and exotic to me as a child.

Judith Slutler

@iceberg We totally also had the kookaburra song.

iceberg

@par_parenthese Did you learn what Waltzing Matilda actually means? I have no idea what Tie Me Kangaroo Down is about, sorry. ;)

SarahP

@whizz_dumb We sang the last line as "Leave some there for me," which I think we all thought was about gum, which obviously grew on trees.

agabug

@whizz_dumb I learned this in middle school chorus with no explanation as to what we were singing about. Awesome.

mlle.gateau

@iceberg "Kookaburra" is a camp staple. I think I learned that "Waltzing Matilda" in music class in elementary school, and our book had a little illustration explaining what the song was about, like what "a jolly swag man" and a "billabong" were. Something about sheep, I think?

par_parenthese

@iceberg Our music teacher told us it was about a tramp-type guy and that waltzing Matilda was wandering from place to place. Y/N? We got a whole vocabulary/Aussie slang lesson from it, too, and compared it to all the many American folk songs about hobos during the Depression. Very thorough!

Amphora

@iceberg It's probably a holdover from our parents' Crocodile Dundee generation - they never told us what a Kookaburra actually WAS though, it just got lumped in with all the weird fictional camp-song creatures.

Ophelia

@iceberg Ugh, that song is HEARTBREAKING.

iceberg

@par_parenthese Pretty much. "Waltzing" pretty much = walking & "Matilda" refers to the hobo's (Wikipedia: "itinerant worker") bag.

@Amphora - I often think sometimes my American coworkers don't hear words when I talk, just "Dingo, koookaburra? Didgeridoo."

pedgehog

@whizz_dumb Are we doing Australian camp songs? What about "click go the shears"?

Click go the shears, boys
Click click click
Wide is his blow
And his hands move quick
The ringer looks around
And is beaten by a blow
And curses the old snagger
With the bare-bellied yoe

Dirty Hands

@whizz_dumb Och, I first heard that song in Doctor Who, and it was so sad!

fondue with cheddar

Jane? Just kidding, I couldn't help myself.

Judith Slutler

My name is Jan Jansen
I come from Wisconsin
I work in a lumber mill there (toot toot)
All the people I meet as I walk down the street
Say HEY, there goes Jan Jansen!

SarcasticFringehead

@Judith Slutler

John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith
His name is my name too
And whenever we go out
We can hear the people shout
There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith
Lala lala lalala
Oh, John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith...

meetapossum

@Judith Slutler Hi my name is Joe, and I work in a button factory
I’ve got a wife, a dog, and a family
One day, my boss came up to me and said, "Joe, are you busy?"
I said, "No"
He said "Push the button with your right hand"

Valley Girl

@Judith Slutler

John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith
That's my name too!
Whenever I go out
The people always shout
"There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith"

Valley Girl

@SarcasticFringehead Damnit I should have refreshed!

Li'l Sebastian

@Judith Slutler
Hi
My name is Joe
And I work
In a button factory
One day my boss said
Joe! Push this button with your right hand
I said OK [ed note: that doesn't seem right...]
[do button pushing motion with right hand]
[repeat with left hand, right foot, left foot]
[...]One day my boss said
Joe! Push this button with your nose
I said NO!!!

TheLetterL

@Li'l Sebastian I've got:

Hi, my name is Joe
And I work in a button factory
I got a wife, and a dog, and a family
One day, my boss says to me,
"Hey, Joe, are you busy?"
I says "No"
"Then push this button with your right hand."

[...] "Hey, Joe, are you busy?"
I said "YES"

Li'l Sebastian

@TheLetterL You know, I think I just forgot some of the parts. Yours sounds better.

SarcasticFringehead

@Valley Girl I'll think of you when I have this in a loop in my head forever.

Queen Elisatits

@SarcasticFringehead you inspired me to google the song just cause and I'm glad because this is what I found: http://youtu.be/V4_7_L-DKsk

SarcasticFringehead

@Queen Elisatits That was fucking amazing.

VolcanoMouse

There are suitors at my door
Six or eight or even more!
And my father wants me wed
Or at least that's what he said

...and I told him that I will
When the rivers run up hill
Or the fish begin to fly
Or the day before I DIE.

Oh lay oh lah, oh-a-lay-a-bah-hee-ah...

VolcanoMouse

@VolcanoMouse

Sssssomeday I'm gonna murder the bugler,
some day they're gonna find him dead!
And THEN I'll get the other pup,
the guy who wakes the bugler up,
and ssssspennnddd the rest of my life in bed, bed, bed, bed,
sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep...

VolcanoMouse

@VolcanoMouse

I fell into a sewer, and that is how I died!
They didn't call it murder, they called it SEWER-side!

Seriously, I can go all day. I have no real life/job skills, but I know my camp songs, dang it!

VolcanoMouse

@VolcanoMouse

Da moose, da moo-oose!
Swimming in de wat-tah!
Eating his sup-pah!
Where do he go-oh?

He go to sleep.

Several verses later: "sadly, da moose has died."

Dead moose, dead moo-oose!
Floating in de wat-tah!
Not eating his sup-pah!
Where do he go-oh?
He decompose, de-com-post!

guys i cannot stop posting these

par_parenthese

@VolcanoMouse You are making my day.

Queen Elisatits

Anybody else remember this game?

Down by the river with the hanky-panky
the bullfrog jumps from bank to banky
with an eeps opps oops
down
by the
river
where
the bullfrog
JUMPS *then your hand gets slapped*

Amphora

@Queen Elisatits Those hand slap games were way too fast for my underdeveloped reflexes.

Judith Slutler

@Queen Elisatits yessss except ours ended "you missed the lilypad, kerplop!"

Li'l Sebastian

@Queen Elisatits We did, after the "bank to banky" part:
with a flip, flop
scooby-doo-wop
shooby shooby shooby shooby shooby ker-plop

rosencrantz

@Queen Elisatits I find it disturbing and comforting that I precisely remember our version going:
Down by the banks of the hanky-panky
where the bullfrog jumps from bank to banky
singing eee ah pah pah
eye ah pah pah
oh ah pah pah
POW *then your hand gets slapped*

Let's all get in a circle and play; we'll all sing our own versions and see how it goessss.

Queen Elisatits

@rosencrantz yesssss, all the different versions are great. Does anybody remember some other verse about a vending machine or something like that?

Lurkasaurus

@rosencrantz that was the one I learned too!

Valley Girl

@rosencrantz That was the version we sang but it went "eep, opp, soda pop, froggy missed the lily pad and went KERPLOP".

@Queen Elisatits It's probably a different song but you reminded me of one that went "Bubblegum, bubblegum, in a dish, how many pieces do you wish" and then you'd count off.

Creature Cheeseman

@Queen Elisatits Ours went "with an A - E - I - O- U bamBOO"

agabug

Meryn Cadell's rendition of "Bumblebee" is particularly lovely: http://youtu.be/PoDAskhsA_8

Judith Slutler

OH MAN, I just realized that I forgot the best one:

wiener wiener wiener wiener
wiener wiener wiener wiener

I know a wiener man
He owns a wiener stand
He sells most anything from hot dogs on down

Someday I'll change his life
I'll be his wiener wife
Oh how I love that wiener maaa-aaa-aaan!

WITH THE WHOLE CLAPPING PATTERN, SOMEONE ELSE SAY YOU REMEMBER THIS

Valley Girl

@Judith Slutler Oh my god, I love this one. This is one of the few I still rock out to. How I love that weiner man.

Queen Elisatits

@Judith Slutler Oh my lord, I wish this was apart of my youth. Just have to make up for lost time by singing all summer and giggling like a child.

Gracefully and Grandly

@Judith Slutler I forgot that one! We had this line at the end too "I wieney do/With mustard too. Woo!"

Judith Slutler

I should also point out that in undergrad, when I worked on a project full of international students, the Turkish students decided we should have "children's song night" and each nationality should teach everyone else a traditional song from our countries.

I DEFINITELY TAUGHT EVERYONE THE TRADITIONAL AMERICAN WIENERMAN SONG, IT WAS AMAZING

HeyThatsMyBike

@Judith Slutler Ooh ours was close to this but second verse was:
Some day I'll be his wife
Eating wienies all my life
Hot dog I love that wiener MAA-AA-AN
HOT DOG!

HeyThatsMyBike

@HeyThatsMyBike And it was of course "From hotdogs down down down down down."

Valley Girl

@HeyThatsMyBike That sounds cute! I love the range of "from hot dogs to buns" though.

Valley Girl

@Valley Girl I just realized no one else's version used "from hot dogs to buns"! Ours ended with HOT DOG! as well though.

Smallison

@Judith Slutler Holy crap, I know this, but about Zambonis? What the what?

I know a Zamboni man
He owns a Zamboni van
He ices everything from goalposts on down.

Someday I'll join his life
I'll be his Zamboni wife
Icy cold, I love that Zamboni maaa-aaa-aaan!

Ophelia

Did anyone else sing "The Bear Went Over The Mountain" with the lyrics changed to "He ATE a troop of girl scouts..."?

VolcanoMouse

@Ophelia I didn't know there was another way to sing it!

Ophelia

@VolcanoMouse He "saw" a troop of girl scouts. No fun at all.

TheLetterL

There once was an Austrian on a mountain so high,
Along came a [skier], interrupting his cry
Yodelayhee, yodelayhee [swish!]

And then you'd just keep adding to the brackets, for example, a bear (growl) or a baby ("Waaah!")....eventually up to his cry being interrupted by counselors ("GO TO BED!") or campers ("But I don't waaaant toooooo!")

Elizabeth Robichaud@twitter

@TheLetterL This was often the last song sung at the bell before a meal because it could be stretched out if needed. At which point as a counsellor, I would just pretend to go through the motions since all I wanted were my goddamn sloppy Joes or fish sticks.

pinniped

Okay, I have a weird one not yet mentioned above that was our troop's favorite. Probably there are weird accents and hand motions that go with each verse.

She sat by the window and strummed her guitar
Strummed her guitar, strummed her guitar
She sat by the window and strummed her guitar
Strummed her guita-a-a-ar!
Oom plucky plucky, oom plucky plucky, oom pluck-pluck-pluck!

He sat down beside her and smoked his cigar...

He said that he loved her but oh, how he lied...

They were to be married but somehow she died...

He went to her funeral but just for the ride...

He sat on her tombstone and laughed till he cried...

The tombstone fell over and squish squash, he died...

She flew up to heaven and flittered and flied...

He went down below her and sizzled and fried...

The moral of the story is never to lie,
Never to lie, never to lie
The moral of the story is never to lie,
Never to li-i-i-ie!
Oom plucky plucky, oom plucky plucky, oom pluck-pluck-pluck!

Ophelia

@pennylaner YES YES YES

pinniped

@pennylaner And this one - why were all our Girl Scout songs about hell?? Ahhh

Ten little angels all dressed in white
Trying to get to heaven on the end of a kite
but the kite string broke
and down they all fell
Instead of going to heaven they all went to...

Now dont get excited
dont lose your head
instead of going to heaven
they all went to bed!

sadiejo

@pennylaner Oh my god, I just logged in to post this one! So incredibly dark, yet always my favorite for some reason.

hexamaam

@pennylaner YES! I loved this one! But we always sang the moral as "Don't trust a guy"

MarianTheLibrarian

@pennylaner Yes, but we had lots and lots of verses about witches in black with cadillacs and martians in pink and kitchen sinks, etc, etc

pinniped

@MarianTheLibrarian Same! Little devils all dressed in red, little witches all dressed in green, trying to get to heaven on a washing machine (?), etc.

planforamiracle

@pennylaner I remember this one! So depressing... and hilarious.

EmilyStarr

Don't you ever laugh as the hearse goes by...

Ophelia

Darlin' you can't love one. Darlin' you can't love one.
You can't love one and still have fun, I'm leavin' on the midnight train.

(insert verses 2-9)

Darlin....you can't love TEN. Darlin....you can't love TEN.
You can't love TEN
So KISS me a-GAIN aaaannnnddddd
TO HELL WITH THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN!

(that one was exceedingly popular because we got to "swear" at the end).

VolcanoMouse

@Ophelia The ones with swearing, pretend or otherwise, were SO popular. Getting to shout 'DAM DAM DAM' during 'Three Jolly Fishermen' is still pretty cathartic, even as an alleged adult.

pinniped

Okay last one I promise - the bus ride classic. (No one dies.)

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...

Valley girl style!

Etc.

TheLetterL

@pennylaner Yesssssssssss. File under "Unending Camp Songs to Eat Up the Time."

olivebee

@pennylaner Ohhh man! Thanks for bringing back the memories on that one. I loved getting really into the various "styles."

Emmettalie

@pennylaner I was just last week trying to get my husband to understand this song! He didn't get to go to camps growing up. So, of course, I just came off looking pretty crazy. The usual around here...

Smallison

@pennylaner This reminds me of school bus trips. Those poor bus drivers.

Leanne

We had one that you just said "A-roosta-sha" over and over and moved sort of like a chicken. Now that I describe that, it reminds me of Arrested Development.

Wish

@Leanne Yeah! and the only other words were directions for what you should be doing: "thumbs up", "knees together", "butt out" etc.

Leanne

@Wish YES. I can't believe I forgot the only other part of the song, which (sort of) explains why you are dancing like a chicken.

Plain and tall

@Leanne We had that, too! "A-roosta-sha, a-roosta-sha, a-roosta-sha-sha, hey! Thumbs up, hands together, elbows in," etc. I've never met anyone else who knew that one...you didn't go to Echo Hill, did you?

Canard

Oh, you can't get to heaven
In a miniskirt
Oh, you can't get to heaven
In a miniskirrrrrrt
Oh, you can't get heaven in a miniskirt
'Cause the Lord don't want no little flirts
All my sins are washed away
I've been redeemed
(I've been redeemed!)

meetapossum

@Canard Ohhhh booooyy, I almost forgot about that song.

par_parenthese

@Canard Oh man, the one we sang was way cuter and less judgey. Like "You can't get to heaven on roller skates/You'll roll right past the pearly gates," or "You can't get to heaven in a limousine/The Lord don't sell no gasoline," etc.

I just googled those lyrics and some of them are HORRIFYING.

Canard

@par_parenthese We sang those verses too -- I just thought I'd post the most horrifying one. I bet there are even worse ones out there. The temptation to make some up and post them here is...strong.

par_parenthese

@Canard I found "You can't get to heaven if you're drinking beer/Cuz God don't let no drunks in here." My first thought was that 2nd and 3rd century Egyptian Christians would have been... disappointed. Along with, you know, everyone else who lived/lives in a time or place without safe drinking water where alcohol is your only option.

klemay

Down by the river where nobody goes
There's a wishy washy washer woman washing her clothes
She goes.. OOH! AHH! OOH! AHH!
And that's how the washer woman washes her clothes

TheLetterL

Maybe a stretch, but this one was always a hit...

"Oh I am just a counselor, as you can plainly see,
But if I weren't a counselor, a [blank] I would be!"

The idea was for [blank] to result in something ridiculous. For me, it was "birdwatcher." My line was "Hark! A lark! Flying in the park!" while others flung bird poop (whipped cream from the dining hall) on me.

Leanne

@TheLetterL YES! This same song was used at my camp during the LIT show. They would stand in a line and say inside jokes they didn't understand about the counselors. Usually stemming from things we had done drunkenly on days off. This sounds unwholesome but it was PG rated.

sunfastrose

@TheLetterL I WAS JUST TRYING TO REMEMBER THAT SONG.

Sorry for yelling...I actually didn't do it at camp, but at a talent show that I did with cousins on family vacation. We were trying to remember as many verses as we could a couple weeks ago.

Baby - "Mommy, daddy, I love you, (kiss)"
Karate - "Ha,ha,ha, ha, ha, (umph)"
Doctor - "Scalpel, knife, I'm gonna take your life"
Stewardess - "Here's your coffee, here's your tea, here's your plastic bag, (barf)"

I think there was a fireman, but I can't remember now.

TheLetterL

@sunfastrose Oh! I think I remember a fireman verse, too. Hmmmm. Was there a lifeguard?

Edit: Someone was Princess Leia!

TheLetterL

"Han Solo's for me,
There is no other.
Except for that time
I kissed my brother"

TheLetterL

Taaaaaaaaaarzan (TAAAAAAAARZAN)
Swinging on a rubber band
Smacked into a frying pan
Now Tarzan's got a tan!

Wish

@TheLetterL

Jaaaaane (jaaaaaane)
Flying in her airplane
Jaaaane
Fell into a traffic lane
Now Jane has a pain
and Tarzan has a tan
and I hope he doesn't peel
like a banaaaaaaaana

TheLetterL

@Wish YES! I was trying to remember what tragedy befell Jane!

Did you guys do a Cheetah verse, too? We had Cheetah, walking down the streetah, jamming to the beatah. The part that made me wonder if it was improvised was "Now Cheetah is Velveeta"...which seemed incongruous, unless he's the Cheetos cheetah or something.

Wish

@TheLetterL Yes! I always thought the velveeta thing was super weird.

Wish

Oh, man I remember so man of these. But also!

Ooooohhhh
I walked down the corner
And I walked down the block
And I walked right into a doughnut shop
And I picked up the doughnut
And I wiped off the grease
And I handed the lady a five-cent piece

Welllllllll
She looked at the nickel
And she looked back at me
And she said this nickel is no good you see
There’s a hole in the nickel
And it goes right through
I said Hey, there’s a hole in your doughnut too

Thanks for the doughnut, good bye

Ophelia

@Wish Oh, I have a variation!
Weeelllll I
Went to the donut shop
For somethin' to eat
'cuz I was so hungry
From my head to my feet
So I picked up a donut and I wiped off the grease
And I handed the lady a 5-cent piece

Wellllll
She looked at the nickel
And she looked at me
And she said, "Hey missy! can't you plainly see--
There's a hole in the nickel and it goes right through..."
I said, "Aye, there's a hole in the donut, too!"

Thanks for the donut, toodle-oo!

Leanne

Ooh the other Counselor Favorite to perform at the talent show was Lemme. Overalls must be worn by both.

Girl: What's your name, little boy?
Boy: My name is Lemme.
Girl: Lemme what, little boy?
Boy: Lemme kiss ya.

Boy: What's your name, little girl?
Girl: My name is Ida.
Boy: Ida what, little girl?
Girl: Ida wanna.

(repeat boy's Lemme verse)

Boy: What's your name, little girl?
Girl: My name's Alaska.
Boy: Alaska what, little girl?
Girl: Alaska my mama.

(repeat boy Lemme verse)

Boy: What's your name, little girl?
Girl: My name is Okie.
Boy: Okie what, little girl?
Girl: Okie dokey.

(Chaste kiss.)

HeyThatsMyBike

WHY ARE THESE ALL STILL TAKING UP SPACE IN MY BRAIN and yet I can't remember my bank account number?

SarcasticFringehead

@HeyThatsMyBike OH MY GOD if I had any musical talent whatsoever I would make one million dollars coming up with customized jingles for people to sing so they can remember their account numbers.

Old Katrina

@SarcasticFringehead I can still remember my library card number from 15 years ago because I made up a jingle for it - 23113003804246. And I forgot to buy tape at the store today. Go figure.

E
E

Now the valley cried with anger,
"Mount your horses! Draw your sword!"
And they killed the mountain-people,
So they won their just reward.

Now they stood beside the treasure,
On the mountain, dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it...
"Peace on Earth" was all it said.

We had Rise Up Singing at my girl scout camp and those of us who didn't go to church on sundays had "rainbow service" where we hung out and learned songs from this.

Also:
Rose Rose Rose Rose
Will I ever see thee wed
I will marry as thou will sire
As thou will

Ding ding ding dong
Wedding bells on an April morn'
Carve your name on a moss covered stone
On a moss covered stone

Ding ding ding dong
Funeral bells on a April morn'
Rose oh rose is dead and gone, sire
Dead and gone

MarianTheLibrarian

@E I was hoping someone would post more lyrics to the Rose song. I've seen lots and lots of verses about her husband dying in a war and digging a grave. So depressingly beautiful.

E
E

@MarianTheLibrarian here's a long thread: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=60248 and it has:

Mother, Father, dig my grave
Dig it with a golden spade
Bring some friends and a mourning dove
To show I died for love

I WIll Not Be My Fathers Jack
and I Wont be my mothers jill
I WIll Be a fiddlers wife
and fiddle I Will

Rose rose rose rose
You shall wed the duke of york
He shall be your loving lord
Your true and loving lord

Rose rose rose rose
This shall be your wedding day
The duke of york in bright array
The duke in bright array

Come, come, come everyone,
Join us in our happy home.
Come celebrate the birth of our son,
Our first-born son.

Gloom, gloom, sadness and doom,
My Rose fell ill at the harvest moon.
Chills and fever tortured her so.
Lord why my Rose...

The wind in the willows
Sighing like the solitary soul alone
The wind in the willows
Sighing like the solitary soul alone

E
E

@E so basically, looks like things rarely work out for our friend Rosie.

lora.bee

WOAH JUST remembered this one:

If I had the wings of a skeeterbug
Up to the hills I would fly (would fly)
To be a skeeterbug forever
Until the day that I die (I die)

hoo:ha

@mlle.gateau "First cheek to cheek, then jaw to jaw, we sipped that ciiiii-der through a straw." "Then all at once, that darn straw slipped, and we were siiiii-pping lip to lip!" "That's how I got, my mother in law, and forty-nine kids to call me 'Ma'" "The moral of the story is, do not sip ciiii-der through a straw" "Sip milk!"

hoo:ha

@mlle.gateau "First cheek to cheek, then jaw to jaw, we sipped that ciiiii-der through a straw." "Then all at once, that darn straw slipped, and we were siiiii-pping lip to lip!" "That's how I got, my mother in law, and forty-nine kids to call me 'Ma'" "The moral of the story is, do not sip ciiii-der through a straw" "Sip milk!"

hoo:ha

@mlle.gateau "First cheek to cheek, then jaw to jaw, we sipped that ciiiii-der through a straw." "Then all at once, that darn straw slipped, and we were siiiii-pping lip to lip!" "That's how I got, my mother in law, and forty-nine kids to call me 'Ma'" "The moral of the story is, do not sip ciiii-der through a straw" "Sip milk!"

sheistolerable

So, were you ALL Girl Scouts in Upstate New York? Because I know almost all of these songs. Are there really only about a dozen camp songs in the world?

pedgehog

Ok I didn't read the whole comments thread, so just in case someone already posted this, I'll do the second verse, which is the same as the first, but a little bit LOUDER and a little bit WORSE!

PICTURE A COWBOY
ALL DRESSED IN RED
FELL OFF THE SADDLE
BASHED IN HIS HEAD
THERE WAS BLOOD ON THE SADDLE
BLOOD ON THE GROUND
GREAT BIG GLOBS OF BLOOD ALL AROUND!

Emmettalie

Glory glory Halleluuuujah,
Teacher hit me with a ruuuuler,
Now I'm hidin' in the attic
With a loaded automatic
And the teacher ain't teachin' no more.

I think this one would get any kid expelled today.

Also at my summer camp we sang a lot of folky songs like Cat's in the Cradle, or Circle Game
"The seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down.
We're captured on a carousel of time.
We can't return, we can only look
behind from where we came.
And go round and round and round in the circle game"

Emmettalie

Also,
Great green gobs of greasy, grimy, gopher guts
itty, birdy feet, mutilated monkey meat
-a bunch more gross stuff I can't remember, then ended with-
Eat it ~insert name of your target friend~ it's good for you!

I'm sure the second to last line ended with "poo" to rhyme with "you"

TheLetterL

@Emmettalie Does this help? I knew the shorter version the article mentions. Moral of the story: There's a Wikipedia for everything:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Gobs_of_Greasy,_Grimy_Gopher_Guts

Emmettalie

@TheLetterL It's close, but I feel like the version I knew was not quite that one. I keep almost remembering bits and pieces.

Fourteen pounds of all purpose porpoise pus
all in a gallon of gasoline.

and so on...

Apocalypstick

He jumped without a parachute from fourty thousand feet
He jumped without a parachute from fourty thousand feet
He jumped without a parachute from fourty thousand feet
And he ain't gonna jump no mo-oo-oore!

Glory, glory, what a hell of a way to die
Fell from a flying fortress through a hundred miles of sky
Glory, glory, what a hell of a way to die
And he ain't gonna jump no mo-oo-oore!

They scrapped him off the pavement like a blob of strawberry jam
They scrapped him off the pavement like a blob of strawberry jam
They scrapped him off the pavement like a blob of strawberry jam
And he ain't gonna jump no mo-oo-oore!

They put him in a matchbox and they sent him home to Mam
They put him in a matchbox and they sent him home to Mam
They put him in a matchbox and they sent him home to Mam
And he ain't gonna jump no mo-oo-oore!

They put him on the mantelpiece for everyone to see
They put him on the mantelpiece for everyone to see
They put him on the mantelpiece for everyone to see
And he ain't gonna jump no mo-oo-oore!

I think there are more verses but that's all I can remember. Also, did anyone else do We're Going On A Bear Hunt?

hoo:ha

Another camp classic involving death (and REANIMATION!): Sr. don Gato!

Roxy Throatpunch

This thread is SO AMAZING. I was a Girl Scout and a day camper AND a Bible camper (and yet I hate camping like fire), plus two summers of day camp counseling, and so many of these are bringing back soooooo many memories.

Plus, my mom and her brothers and sisters were all Scouts and camp counselors, so we knew lots of totally fucked up camp songs from the 60s. This one, anyone?

Aaaaaaaaat the boarding house where I stayed,
Eeeverything was green with mold.
(The internet says the next lines are: "The landlord's hair was in the butter,
Silver threads among the gold" but I don't remember that - I'll have to ask my mom later)
When the dog died, we had sausages
When the cat died, catnip tea,
When the landlord died, I left thereeeeeeeee becaaaaaause
Spare ribs were too much for me (too much for me, tooooo muuuuuch for meeeee! in fancy Lutheran-hymn-style harmonies)

LauraLasher14

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saritasara

Does anybody else remember a weird song about Mountain Dew, that was basically actually about hillbillies getting drunk on moonshine?
"They call it that good old mountain dew (WOO HOO) and them that refuse it are few"

saritasara

I've got a daisy on my toe
It is not real, it does not grow
It's just a tattoo of a flower
So I look good takin a shower
It's on the second toe of my left foot
It has no stem, it has no root
It's just a tattoo of a flower
So I look good takin a shower!

(With hand motions)

Wish

I had this one stuck in my head on the way home today:

Black socks they never get dirty
the longer you wear them the blacker they get
someday i think i shall wash them
but something keeps telling me don't do it yet
not yet, not yet, not yet, not yet (repeat)

and then you keep repeating "not yet" while the next group starts in and then the next one comes in and it's a song in a round and it goes on forever.

Wish

And who could forget the roadkill song? (sung to O Christmas Tree)

O Tom the toad, O Tom the toad
Why did you have to cross the road?
You used to be so green and fat
and now you are so red and flat
O Tom the toad, O Tom the toad
Why did you have to cross the road?

O Tom the toad, O Tom the toad,
Why are you lying on the road?
You did not see the car ahead,
And now you're marked with tire tread.
O Tom the toad, O Tom the toad,
Why are you lying on the road?

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