Posts Tagged "In the Round"

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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Rise Up O Flame

Rise Up O Flame

Rise Up O Flame is a great song to sing at any camp out as the fire is being lit.  It’s intended to be sung in an eight-part round, but we usually just cut it off once the fire was nice and roaring.  If it took too long, sometimes we’d sing it until we were sick of it or we’d usually cut it off and start it up again once the counselors broke to figure out why the dang fire wasn’t lighting! There was a superstition I was told about as a young scout that if you didn’t sing the song, you’d have problems lighting the fire. My “research” did not bear this out, but it’s a nice tale for the campers!

Rise up, O Flame by thy light glowing,
Show to us beauty, vision and joy.


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Black Socks

Black Socks

I remembered this song this morning while doing my laundry and can’t believe I forgot it! It’s typically sung in the round, which means you divide the girls up into usually 2-3 groups (depending on how many leaders or counselors you have to lead each group) and they start at different intervals. For this song, the new group should start singing after the 2nd line is complete.

Black socks, they never get dirty
The longer you wear them the blacker they get.
Some days I think I should launder them
Something keeps telling me don’t do it yet.
 
Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Not yet.


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Rise Up Singing
The Group Singing Songbook. Composed by Various. Edited by Peter Blood & Annie Patterson. Vocal. Spiral Bound. Songbook. 288 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740330).
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Old Lady Leary

Old Lady Leary

Before singing this song, divide the group into 4 and have a different counselor or person lead each section, cuing them for their part.  Sing the first part together, then break it up in order.  Groups 1 & 2 can sing in normal voices, but it’s fun for group 3 to sing their lines in a high pitch and for group 4 to sing their lines in a deep gruff firefighter voice.

Late last night, while we were all in bed.
Old lady Leary left a lantern in the shed
and when the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said
“It’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight”
 
Group 1: Fire! Fire! Fire!
Group 2: Water! Water! Water!
Group 3: Save My Child! Save My Child!
Group 4: Jump, Lady, Jump!

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