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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

This is a classic song, and to be honest I don’t remember if I learned it at camp, in Girl Scout meetings, or in school.  I definitely remember singing it at camp though in later years as a Counselor-in-Training there.  At camp this was an excellent song to sing in the morning between the flag ceremony and breakfast to help wake the girls up.  It can also be a great activity to get the girls energized for a meeting.

My Bonnie lies over the sea
My Bonnie lies over the ocean
So bring back my Bonnie to me

Bring back, Bring back
Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, Bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

(Start sitting down, on every “B” word stand or sit)

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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!

If You’re Happy & You Know It

If You're Happy & You Know It

Everyone knows this song, but some people as they get older tend to forget the lyrics exactly.  So here they are as a reference point.

If you’re happy and you know it
Clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it Clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it
Clap your hands

Continue in a similar manner
If you’re happy and you know it
Stomp your feet.
If you’re happy and you know it
Shout “Hooray!”
If you’re happy and you know it
Do all three