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Contents

Taps
Teddy Bear
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly
They Say at Good Old Pico
This Land is Your Land
Thousand Legged Worm
Three Jolly Fishermen
Three Wood Pigeons
The Thing
Titanic
Tongue Twister Song
Trail the Eagle
This Old Man
This Train
Three Blind Mice
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Three Little Angels


Taps

Day is done, Gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky;
All is well, Safely rest,
God is nigh.

Fading light, Dims the sight;
And a star, Gems the sky,
Gleaming bright;
From afar, Drawing nigh,
Falls the night.

Fades the light, Falls the night,
O'er the vale, O'er the hill,
O'er the sky;
From afar, Shines a star;
Falls the night.

Dear one, rest! In the West,
Sable night, Lulls the day;
On her breats.
Sweet, goodnight! Ah, so soon!
Peaceful dreams.

Soldier rest, Gently pressed,
To the calm, Mother Earth's
Waiting breast;
Duty done, Like the sun:
Going West.

Thanks and praise, for our day,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars,
'Neath the sky.
As we go, this we know,
God is nigh.

Starry bright, Be you flight,
To the goal, Of the soul,
Shining white;
God is near, Have no fear,
In His light.

Sleep and dream, Every beam,
God keep watch o'er all
Thru the night
We shall meet with the morn',
So good night.


Teddy Bear

Oh Teddy Bear, oh Teddy Bear,
What do you do all day?
I just sit here in my little chair
And wait for ________ to play.


There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly,
Well, I donít know why, she swallowed a fly,
Perhaps sheíll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider
That wiggled and jiggled and giggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I donít know why, she swallowed a fly,
Perhaps sheíll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird.
Now ainít that absurd? She swallowed a bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wiggled and jiggled and giggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I donít know why, she swallowed a fly,
Perhaps sheíll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat
Just think of that, she swallowed a cat.
She swallowed a cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wiggled and jiggled and giggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I donít know why, she swallowed a fly,
Perhaps sheíll die.

I know an old aldy who swallowed a dog
Boy what a hog! She swallowed a dog.
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat ...

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat
Right down her throat she swallowed a goat.
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog ...

I know an old lady who swallowed a cow
Gee, I donít know how, she swallowed a cow,
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat ...

I know an old lady who swallowed a horse,
She died of course.


They Say at Good Old Pico

CH: Oh I donít want no more of Boy Scout Camp;
Hey Mom, I want to go, but they wonít let me go;
Hey Mom, I want to go home!

They say at good old Pico:

1. The staff is mighty fine.
They rule like Adolf Hitler,
And look like Frankenstein.

2. The biskets are mighty fine.
One rolled off the table,
And killed a friend of mine.

3. The chicken is mighty fine.
One jumped off the table,
And started marking time.

4. The coffee is mighty fine.
It looks like muddy water,
And tastes like turpentine.

5. The campers are are mighty fine.
They all have runny noses,
And never are on time.

6. The Scoutmasters are mighty fine.
Their bellies are getting bigger,
And so are their behinds.

7. The girls are mighty fine,
They're either under seven,
Or over ninety nine.

8. The aquatics staff is mighty fine,
They all went down at seven,
And won't be up 'til nine.

9. The water is mighty fine,
It's full of grogs and fishes,
And freezing all the time.

10. The food is mighty fine,
You eat it up at seven,
And barf it up at nine.

11. The beds are mighty fine.
The springs, they pop out,
and wiggle up your spine.

12. The counselors are mighty fine.
But how the heck should I know,
I never do see mine.

13. The doctor is mighty fine,
My friend, he got a splinter,
His funeral is at nine.

14. The showers are mighty fine,
I share them with the spiders,
But they don't seem to mind.

15. The toilets are mighty fine.
I dropped my flashlight down one,
It still is shining fine.

16. The cake is really great.
The stuff I'm eating now,
Is still sticking to my plate.

17. The mosquitoes are really fine.
They're as big as helicopters,
And biting all the time.

18. The snakes are kind of nice.
Whenever they get hungry,
They eat up all the mice.

19. The Whammy is too much
But let me just remind you,
He is not a Klutz.

(the Whammy is the "resident" magician)


This Land is Your Land

CH: This land is your land, this land is my land,
From California, to the Nyw Your island,
From the redwood forest, to the Gulf stream waters,
This land was made for your and me.

1. As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway,
I saw below me that golden valley,
This land was made for you and me.

2. I roamed and rambled, and I followed my footsetps,
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts,
All around me a voice was sounding,
This land was made for you and me.

3. When he sun came shining, then I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving, and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting, a voice was chanting,
This land was made for you and me.

4. I followed your low hills, and I followed your cliff rims,
Your marble canyons and sunny bright waters,
This voice came calling as the fog was lifting,
This land was made for you and me.

5. Nobody living, can ever stop me,
As I go walking down freedom's highway,
Nobody living can make me turn back.
This land was made for you and me.

6. As I went walking, I saw a sign there,
And on that sign it said "no trespassing"
But on the other side, it didn't say nothing,
This side was made for you and me.


Thousand Legged Worm

(tune: Polly Wolly Doodle)

Said the thousand legged worm, as he began to squirm,
"Has anybody seen a leg of mine?
If it canít be found then Iíll have to hop around,
on the other nine hundred, ninety-nine."

Hop around, hop around,
On the other nine hundred ninety nine,
If it canít be found then Iíll have to hop around,
On the other nine hundred, ninety-nine.

(then redo for nine hundred, ninety-eight,... until time is up...)


Three Jolly Fishermen

1. There were three jolly fishermen.
There were three jolly fishermen.
Fisher, fisher, men, men, men.
Fisher, fisher, men, men, men.
There were three jolly fishermen.

2. The first oníe name was Abraham. ...
Abra, Abra, ham, ham, ham.

3. The second oneís name was I-I-saac. ...
I, I, sac, sac, sac.

4. The third oneís name was Ja-a-cob. ...
Ja, Ja, cob, cob, cob.

5. They all went down to Jericho. ...
Jeri, Jeri, cho, cho, cho.

6. They should have gone to Amsterdam. ...
Amster, Amster, shh, shh, shh.

7. They shouldnít have said that naughty word. ...
naughty, naughty, word, word, word.

8. Weíre going to say it any way. ...
Any, any, way, way, way.

9. They should have gone to Amsterdam. ...
Amster, Amster, dam, dam, dam.


Three Wood Pigeons

Three wood pigeons, three Wood Pigeons
Three wood pigeons
sitting on a log.

Oh no! One is flying away!

Two wood pigeons ...
One wood pigeon ...
No wood pigeon ...

Oh look! One has returned, let us rejoice!

One wood pigeon ...
Two wood pigeons ...
Three wood pigeons ...


The Thing

While I was walking down the beach one bright and sunny day,
I saw a great big wooden box a floating in the bat.
I pulled it in and opened it up and much to my surprise:
oooh, I discovered a (stomp - stomp - stomp) right before my eyes.
oooh, I discovered a (stomp - stomp - stomp) right before my eyes.

I picked it up and ran to town as happy as a king.
I took it to a guy I knew who'd buy most anything.
But this is what he hollered at me as I walked in his shop:
oooh, get out of here with that (stomp - stomp - stomp) before I call a cop.
oooh, get out of here with that (stomp - stomp - stomp) before I call a cop.

I turned around and got right out a running for my life.
And then I took it home to give it to my wife.
But this is what she hollered at me as I wallied in the door:
oooh,get out of here with that (stomp - stomp - stomp) and don't come back no more.
oooh,get out of here with that (stomp - stomp - stomp) and don't come back no more.

I wandered all around the town until I chanced to meet,
A hobo who was looking for a handout on the street,
He said he'd take most anything - he was a desperate man:
oooh, when I showed him the (stomp - stomp - stomp) he turned around and ran.
oooh, when I showed him the (stomp - stomp - stomp) he turned around and ran.

I wandered on for many years a victim of my fate.
Until, one day, I came upon St. Peter at the gate.
And when I tried to take it inside, he told me where to go:
oooh, get out of here with that (stomp - stomp - stomp) and take it down below.
oooh, get out of here with that (stomp - stomp - stomp) and take it down below.

The moral of this story is if you're out on the beach,
And you should see a great big box, and it's within' my reach,
Dont ever stop and open it up, that's my advice to you
'Cause you'll never get rid of that (stomp - stomp - stomp) no matter what you do.
'Cause you'll never get rid of that (stomp - stomp - stomp) no matter what you do.


Titanic

CH: Oh, it was sad (so sad), It was sad,
It was sad when ther great ship went down (to the bottom).
All the husbands and wives,
And little children lost their lives,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

1. Oh, they build the ship Titanic,
To sail the ocean blue,
They said it was a ship the water would never leak through.
But the Lord's almighty hand,
Said the ship would never stand,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

2. Oh, they sailed from England's shore,
About a thousand miles or more,
When the rich refused to associate with the poor,
So they put them down below,
Whee they'd be first to go,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

3. Oh, the sides were filled with water,
And they all began to burst,
The Captain shouted bravely "Women and children first!"
They passed arough the belts,
And all prepared to drown,
It was sad when that great ship went down.

4. The people were afraid,
They all began to flee,
The band began to play, "Nearer by God to Thee".
The Captain tried to wire,
But the lines were all on fire,
It was sad when that great ship went down.


Tongue Twister Song

1. One flea fly flew up the flue, the other flea fly flew down,
One flea fly flew up the flue, the other flea fly flew down,
One flea fly flew up the flue, the other flea fly flew down.
Oh glory, glory how peculiar.

CH: Glory, glory how peculiar
Glory, glory how peculiar
Glory, glory how peculiar
While one flea fly flew up the flue, the other flea fly flew down.

2. One sly snake slid up the slide, the other sly snake slid down.

3. One big bug blead black blood, the other big bug blead blue

4. One red rooster ran up the road, the other red rooster ran down.

5. One pink porpoise popped up the pole, the pther pink porpoise popped down.

6. When one trim train trundled up the track, the other trim train trundled down.


Trail the Eagle

Trail the Eagle, trail the Eagle, Climbing all the time.
First the Star and then the Life will on your bosom shine, keep climbing.
Blaze a trail and we will follow, Hard the Eable's call,
On, brothers, on until we're Eagles all.


This Old Man

This old man, he played one,
He played knick-knack on his thumb
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.
two - shoe
three - knee
four - dooe
five - side
six - sticks
seven - up to heaven
eight - gate
nine - spine
ten - once again


This Train

1. This train is bound for glory, This train.
This train is bound for glory, This train.
This train is bound for glory,
Don't carry nothin' but the righteous and the holy.
This train is bound for glory, This train.

2. This train don't carry no gamblers, This train.
This train don't carry no gamblers, This train.
This train don't carry no gamblers.
No crap shooters, no midnight ramblers.
This train don't carry no gamblers, This train.

3. This train is leavin' in the morning, This train.
This train is leavin' in the morning, This train.
This train is leavin' in the morning.
Great God a new day dawnin'!
This train is leavin' in the morning, This train.


Three Blind Mice

Three blind mice,
Three blind mice,
See how they run,
See how they run,
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
She cut off their tails with a carving knife, Have you ever seen such a thing in your life, As three blind mice? Three rodents with defective visual perception, Three rodents with defective visual perception, Observe how they perambulate, Observe how they perambulate, They all perambulated after the Agriculturalist's spouse, Who severed their tails with a kitchen utencil; Have you ever observed such a spectacle in your existence, As three rodents with defective visual perception?


The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
a partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the thrid day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
three French hens,
two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the forth day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
Four calling birds, ...

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
five golden rings, ...

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
six geese a laying, ...

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
seven swans a swimming, ...

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
eight maids a milking, ...

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
nine ladies dancing, ...

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
ten lords a leaping, ...

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
eleven pippers pipping, ...

On the twelveth day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
twelve drummers drumming, ...


Three Little Angles

Three little angels, all dressed in white,
Tried to get to heaven on the end of a kite.
The kite string broke, Down they fell.
Instead of going to heaven, they all went to:
Don't get excited, don't get misled -
Instead of going to heaven, they all went to bed.

Two little angels ...

One little angel ...

(Variation)
Three little devils, all dressed in red,
Tried to get to heaven on the end of a thread.
The thread string broke, Down they fell.
Instead of going to heaven, they all went to:
Don't get excited, don't get misled -
Instead of going to heaven, they all went to bed.

Two little devils ...

One little devil ...

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