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Girl Scouts Together

Girl Scouts Together

This might be one of the first songs ever taught when you join Girl Scouts! This song was actually an Honorable Mention from the Girl Scout Nation Song Contest in 1941. Way to go, Gladys Cornwall Goff!

Girl Scouts together, That is our song,
Winding the old trails, rocky and long.
Leaning our motto, living our creed,
Girl Scouts together in every good deed.
 
Girl Scouts together, Happy are we,
Friendly to neighbors far over the sea,
Faithful to country, loyal to home,
Known as true Girl Scouts wherever we roam.

 

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Whene’er You Make a Promise

Whene’er You Make a Promise

This might have very well been one of the first songs I learned as a Brownie.  It’s a classic Girl Scout song that we sang all the way through Senior scouts.  It’s a very short song, but lovely. It’s sometimes sung in a four-part round.

Whene’er you make a promise,
Consider well it’s importance
And when made,
Engrave it upon your heart.

 

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Camptown Races

Camptown Races

This song is also referred to as Camptown Ladies.  The doo-da is the most fun part of the song, at least for a young girl it was! I remember usually singing a very abbreviated version of this song, but Camptown Races is more fun when you sing the whole thing!

The Camptown ladies sing this song,
Doo-da, Doo-da
The Camptown racetrack’s five miles long
Oh, de doo-da day
 
Goin’ to run all night
Goin’ to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the gray
 
Oh, the long tailed filly and the big black horse,
Doo-da, doo-da
Come to a mud hole and they all cut across,
Oh, de doo-da day
 
Goin’ to run all night
Goin’ to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the gray
 
I went down there with my hat caved in,
Doo-da, doo-da
I came back home with a pocket full of tin
Oh, de doo-da day
 
Goin’ to run all night
Goin’ to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the gray

 

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Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1
Book with Media Online. Composed by Nancy Faber and Randall Faber. Faber Piano Adventures®. Methods. Softcover Media Online. 184 pages. Faber Piano Adventures #FF1302. Published by Faber Piano Adventures (HL.420242).
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B-I-N-G-O

B-I-N-G-O

Everyone knows this song.  It’s an old favorite.  I assume I was originally taught this in kindergarten, but we utilized it at camp and in meetings as well .  Repeat and each time you sing the next verse substitute a letter with a clap.

There was a farmer who had a dog
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o

 

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B-I-N-G-O (Canon)
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Stephen DeCesare. Children’s Music, Children’s Musicals, Fairy Tales, Comedy, Old-time. Sheet Music Single. 6 pages. Published by Exultet Music (S0.28231).
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She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

I loved this song, including the little words in between.  This isn’t specifically a Girl Scout song, just a fun kids song. All the words in parenthesis are shouted or, if they’re sounds like “toot toot”, make the sound!  We also made up little actions to them, like the motions of a truck horn during the “toot toot”.  Little pantomimes make the song extra fun.

She’ll be coming round the mountain
When she comes
 
(Toot, toot!)
 
She’ll be coming round the mountain
When she comes
 
(Toot, toot!)
 
She’ll be coming round the mountain,
She’ll be coming round the mountain,
She’ll be coming round the mountain
When she comes
 
(Toot, toot!)
 
She’ll be driving six white horses
When she comes
 
(Whoa back!)
 
She’ll be driving six white horses
When she comes
 
(Whoa back!)
 
She’ll be driving six white horses,
She’ll be driving six white horses,
She’ll be driving six white horses
When she comes
 
(Whoa back! Toot, toot!)
 
Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her
When she comes
 
(Hi babe!)
 
Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her
When she comes
 
(Hi babe!)
 
Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her,
We’ll all go out to meet her,
We’ll all go out to meet her
When she comes
 
(Hi babe! Whoa back! Toot, toot!)
 
She’ll be wearing red pajamas
When she comes
 
(Scratch, scratch)
 
She’ll be wearing red pajamas
When she comes
 
(Scratch, scratch)
 
She’ll be wearing red pajamas,
She’ll be wearing red pajamas,
She’ll be wearing red pajamas
When she comes
 
(Scratch, scratch, Hi babe! Whoa back! Toot, toot!)
 
She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes
 
(She snores!)
 
She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes
 
(She snores!)
 
She will have to sleep with Grandma,
She’ll have to sleep with Grandma,
She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes


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America’s All-Time Favorite Songs
P/V/G. Composed by Various. Music Sales America. Traditional, Folk. Softcover. Music Sales #AM80052. Published by Music Sales (HL.14001786).
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