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Contents

If Youíre Happy and You Know It
In A Cabin In The Woods
I Like Bananas
I'm Happy When I'm Hiking
I Point to Mineself
It's the Duty
I Want A Girl
I Wish I Were
It's a Small World
I've Been Working on the Railroad
I Ain't A Gonna Grieve My Lord No More
I'd Like to Theach the World to Sing
If I Had a Hammer
It Ain't Gonna Rain No More (also see Battle Cty of Freedom)
If I were not a Boy Scout...
I'm a Little Hunk of Tin
I've Got That Scouting Spirit


If You're Happy and You Know It

If You're Happy and You Know It clap you hands, (CLAP CLAP)
If Youíre Happy and You Know It clap you hands, (CLAP CLAP)
If youíre happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If youíre happy and you know it clap youíre hands. (CLAP CLAP)

2. If youíre happy and you know it stomp your feet.

3. If youíre happy and you know it shout "Boy Scouts!"

4. If your happy and you know it do all three.


In A Cabin In The Woods

In a cabin in the woords, (outline cabin)
Little man by the window stood, (stand straight)
Saw a rabbit hopping by, (hand to eyes, hand rabbit)
Knocking at my door. (knock at door)
"Help me! Help me! Help," he said, (throw hands into air)
"Or the hunter will shoot me dead," (aim imaginary gun)
Come little rabbit some insice, (open door)
Safely to abide. (pet rabbitís neck)

In a pad in a forest green
A crazy hermit was surveyiní the scene
Saw a hare, man, truckiní by, rappiní at his door.
Like help, like help, like help cried he
ĎFore the farmer will exterminate me.
Little hare, man donít you pout
Safely weíll hang out.


I Like Bananas

I like bananas, coconuts and grapes,
I like bananas, coconuts and grapes,
I like bananas, coconuts and grapes.
And thatís why they call me Tarzan of the Apes.


I'm Happy When I'm Hiking

(Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp)
I'm happy when I'm hiking, pack upon my back.
I'm happy when I'm hiking off the beaten track.
Out in the open country, that's the place for me.
With a true Scout friend to the journey's end.
Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty miles a day.
(Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp ...)


I Point to Mineself

I point to mineself, vas is das here?
Das is my topnotcher, ya mama dear.
Topnotcher, topnotcher, ya mama dear,
Datís what I learned in der school, Boom! Boom!

I point to mineself, vas is das here?
Das is my sweat browser, ya mama dear.
Sweat browser, topnotcher, ya mama dear,
Datís what I learned in der school, Boom! Boom!

I point to mineself, vas is das here?
Das is my eye winker, ya mama dear.
Eye winker, sweat browser, topnotcher, ya mama dear,
Datís what I learned in der school, Boom! Boom!

Topnotcher - top of head
Sweat browser - eye brows
Eye winker - eye
Horn blower - nose
Soup strainer - mustache
Lunch eater - mouth
Chin chowser - chin
Rubber necker - neck
Chest protector - chest
Bread basket - stomach
Thigh slapper - thigh
Knee knocker - knee
Shin splinter - shin
Foot stomper - foot


It's the Duty

It's the duty of every Boy Scout
On his honor, to do his duty,
To God and his countey,
And to help other people.


I Want A Girl

I want a girl, just like a girl,
That married dear old Dad;
She was a pearl and the only girl,
That Daddy ever had,
She was a good old-fashioned girl with heart so true,
One who loves nobody else but you,
I want a girl, just like the girl,
That married dear old Dad.


I Wish I Were

Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap, (bar of soap)
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap, (bar of soap)
Iíd go slippy, slippy, slidey, over everybodyís hinie.
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap, (bar of soap)

Oh, I wish I were a little hunk of mud. ...
Iíd oooy, and Iíd gooey, under everybodyís shoey. ...

Oh, I wish I were a little can of pop. ...
Iíd go down with a slurp, and Iíd come up with a burp. ...


It's a Small World

1. It's a world of laughter, a world of tears;
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears.
There's so much that we share,
that it's time we're aware,
It's a small world after all.

CH: It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small, small world.

2. There is just one moon and one golden sun;
And a simle means friendship to everyone.
Through the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide.
It's a small, small world.


I've Been Working on the Railroad

I've been working on the railroad, all the live long day.
I've been working on the railroad, just to pass the time away;
Can't you head the whistle blowing?
Rise up so early in the morn;
Can't you hear the captain shouting:
Dinah blow your horn

Dinah won't you blow, Dinah won't you blow,
Dinah won't you blow your horn! (your horn!)
Dinah won't you blow, Dinah won't you blow,
Dinah won't you blow your horn!

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah,
Someone's in the kitchen I know; (I know oh)
Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah,
Strummin' on the old banjo.

And singing: Fee, Fi Fiddely-I-Oh!
Fee, Fi Fiddely-I-O-o-o-oh!
Fee, Fi Fiddely-I-Oh!
Strummin' on the old banjo.


I Ain't A Gonna Grieve My Lord No More

1. If you get to heaven,
Before I do,
Just bore a hole,
And pull me through
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

CH: I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

2. Oh, the deacon went down,
To the cellar to pray,
But he fell asleep,
And he stayed all day.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

3. Oh, you can't get to heaven,
In a motor boat,
'Cause a motor boat,
On air won't float.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

4. You can't get to heaven,
In a putt-putt car,
'Cause a putt-putt car,
Won't go that far.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

5. You can't get to heaven,
In dirty blue jeans,
'Cause the Lord don't have,
No warahin' machines.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

6. You can't get to heaven,
On roller skates,
'Cause you'll roll right past,
Those pearly gates.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

7. If I get to heaven,
Before you do,
I'll plug that hole,
With shavings and glue.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

8. You can't get to heaven,
If you've sinned all day,
'Cause if you've sinned all day,
You'll go the other way,
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

9. You can't get to heaven,
If you've sinned all day,
'Cause if you've sinned all day,
You'll go the other way,
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

10. You can't get to heaven,
In a rocking chair,
'Cause the lord don't allow,
No lazy folks there.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

11. You can't get to heaven,
With nickles in your jeans,
'Cause the Lord don't have
No slot machines.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

12. You can't get to heaven,
In a limousine,
'Cause the Lord don't sell,
No gasoline.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

13. Oh, the devil is mad,
And I am glad,
He lost a soul,
He thought he had.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.

14. That's all there is,
There ain't no more,
St. Peter Himself,
Just closed the door.
I ain't a gonna grieve my Lord no more.


I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

I'd like to build the world a home,
And furnish it with love,
Grow apple trees and honey bees,
And snow white turtle doves.
I'd like to teach the world to sing,
In perfect harmony,
I'd like to hold it in my arms,
And keep it company.
I'd like to see the world for once,
Walk hand, in hand, in hand,
And hear them echo through the hills,
For peace throughout the land.

It's the real thing,
What the world wants today,
That's the wat it'll stay,
With the real thing.

I'd like to teach the world to sing,
In perfect harmony,
A song of peace that echoes on,
And never goes away.
Put your hand in my hand,
Let's begin today,
With your hand in my hand,
Help me find the way.

I'd like to see the world for once,
Walk hand, in hand, in hand,
And hear them echo through the hills,
For peace throughout the land.
I'd like to teach the world to sing,
In perfect harmony,
A song of peach that echoes on,
And never goes away.


If I Had a Hammer

1. If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning;
I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land;
I'd hammer out danger, I'd hammer out warning,
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

2. If I had a bell, I'd ring it in the morning;
I'd ring it in the evening, all over this land;
I'd ring out danger, I'd ring out warning,
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

3. If I had a song, I'd sing it in the morning;
I'd sing it in the evening, all over this land;
I'd sing out danger, I'd sing out warning,
I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

4. Well, I have a hammer, and I've got a bell (to ring),
And I've got a song (to sing), all over this land;
It's the hammer of justice, it's the bell of freedom,
It's a song about love between my brothers and my sisters,


It Ain't Gonna Rain No More

(also see Battle Cty of Freedom)

CH: It ain't gonna rain no more, no more,
It ain't gonna rain no more.
How the heck can I wash my neck,
It ain't gonna rain no more.

1. A skinny lady took a bath,
Without telling a soul,
And when she pulled out the plug,
She went right down the hole.

2. Mary had a little lamb,
She kept it in the closet,
And every time she let it out,
It left a little deposit.

3. I wish I were a fishy,
I'd like to be a bass,
I'd climb right upon them rocks,
And slide down on my ... fins.

4. When Mary had a little lamb,
The doctors were surprised,
But when Old McDonald had a farm,
You should have seen their eyes.

5. Mosquito he fly high,
Mosquito he fly low,
Old man mosquito he lit on me,
He ain't a-gonna fly no more.

6. I went to my girlfriend,
A pleasure I was seeking,
I missed her lips and kissed her nose,
And the gosh darn thing was leaking.

7. She died by the sewer,
By the sewer she did die.
The coroner decided,
That it was sewer-cide.

8. Peanut sitting on a railroad track,
Its heart was all a flutter,
Along came 209
Toot! Toot! Peanut Butter.

9. Mary had a little lamb,
She also had a bear,
Everyone saw her little lamb,
And no one saw her bear.

10. Mary had a little lamb,
She kept it by the heater,
And every time it turned around,
It burned its little seater.


If I were not a Boy Scout...

    [Tune: This is the Music Concert]

	If I were not a Boy Scout, I wonder what I'd be
        If I were not a Boy Scout, a ......


      1. A bird watcher I'd be
         Hark a lark, flying through the park, SPLAT!

      2. A plumber I would be
         Plunge it, flush it, look out below!

      3. A mermaid I would be
         Bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop!

      4. A carpenter I'd be
         Two by four, nail it to the floor!

      5. A secretary I'd be
         z-z-z-z get the point, z-z-z-z get the point?

      6. A teacher I would be
         Sit down, shut up, throw away your gum!

      7. An airline attendant I'd be
         Coffee, tea, or me, sir; here's your little bag, BLEH!

      8. A typist I would be
         Ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ZING!

      9. A hippie I would be
         Love and peace, my hair is full of grease!
	 [or] Hey Man!  Cool Man!  Far out!  Wow!
     
      10.A farmer I would be
         Here's a cow, there's a cow, and here's another yuck!
         [or] Come on Betsy give... the baby's gotta live

      11.A laundry worker I would be
         Starchy here, starchy there, starchy in your underwear!
     
      12.A cashier I would be
         Twenty nine, forty nine, here is your change, sir!

      13.A gym teacher I'd be
         We must, we must, improve the bust!

      14.A medic I would be
         Turn around, drop your pants, jab, jab, jab!

      15.A doctor I would be
         Take a pill; pay my bill! I'm going golfing!
         [or] Needle!  Thread!  Stick 'em in the head!

      16.An electrician I would be
         Positive, negative bbzzzzt zap

      17.A fireman I would be
         Jump lady, jump... whoaa slpat!

      18.A cook I would be
         Mix it, bake it; heartburn-BURP!

      19.A ice cream maker I'd be
         Tutti-frutti, tutti-fruitti, nice ice cream!

      20.A politician I would be
         Raise the taxes, lower the pay, vote for me on election day!

      21.A butcher I would be
         Chop it up, grind it up, make a little patty!

      22.A garbage collector I'd be
         Lift it, dump it, pick out the good stuff
	 [or] Pile that garbage.  Pile that garbage.  Pile it to the sky.

      23.A [Domino's] pizza maker I'd be
         30 minute, fast delivery!

      24.A clam digger I would be
         Dig one here, dig one there-Oh my frozen derriere!

      25.Superman I would be
         It's a bird, it's a plane, where is Lois Lane?

      26.Lois Lane I would be
         Get away, get away, get away, Clark Kent!

      27.A cyclist I would be
         peddle, peddle, peddle, peddle; ring, ring, ring!

      28.A truck driver I'd be
         Here's a curve, there's a curve. HERE'S A BETTER CURVE!
         [Makes outline of shapely woman.]

      29.A house cleaner I'd be
         Ooh, a bug; squish it in the rug!

      30.A baby I would be
         Mama, Dada, I wuv you!
      
      31.A Preacher I would be
         Well, well, you never can tell; you might go to heaven, or
         you might go to ...
     
     32.A DJ I would Be,
         Miles of smiles on the radio dial.
     
     33. A Stewardess I would be,
	 Here's your coffee, here's your tea.  hear's your paper bag, urrrp

     34. A Baker I would be,
         Donuts!  Eclairs!  Buy My Buns!

     35. A Lifeguard I would be,
	 Save yourself, Man. I'm working on my tan!
	 [or] Mouth to Mouth Resuscitate, What a way to get a date.

     36. A Lawer I would be,
	 Honest.  I swear, My client wasn't there

     37. An Undertaker I would be,
	 6 x 4, nail them to the floor.

     38. An Engineer, I would be,
	 Push the button, push the button, kick the darn machine.

     39. A Ranger I would be,
	 Get eaten by a bear, see if I care.

     40. A Scoutmaster I would be,
         Do this, do that, I'm gonna take a nap.
      

      Finally: A Girl Scout I would be!


I'm a Little Hunk of Tin

    I'm a little hunk of tin, nobody knows where I have been..
    Got four wheels and a running board, I'm a four-by-four-by-four..
    Honk-honk, rattle-rattle, rattle crash, beep-beep
    Honk-hank, rattle-rattle,  rattle crash, beep-beep
    Honk-honk, honk, honk. 

      Actions: honk-pull ears; rattle-shake head; crash-cover face
      with hands; beep-push on nose with flat of hand


I've Got That Scouting Spirit

         I've got that Scouting spirit up in my head, 
         up in my head, up in my head.
         I've got that Scouting spirit up in my head, 
         up in my head to stay.

      2. I've got that Scouting spirit deep in my heart.
      3. I've got that Scouting spirit down in my feet.
      4. I've got that Scouting spirit all over me.

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