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Kum Ba Yah

Kum Ba Yah

This is a pretty religious song, so these days it might be avoided if parents are particularly sensitive. With a lot of the religious songs we sang in Girl Scouts growing up, it was easy to replace Lord with Earth, but this one uses it so often I don’t think it would be possible.

Kum Ba yah, my Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Kum Ba yah, my Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Kum Ba yah, my Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Oh, Lord, Kum ba Yah.
Oh, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
 
Someone’s crying, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Someone’s crying, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Someone’s crying, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Oh, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Oh, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
 
Someone’s praying, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Someone’s praying, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Someone’s praying, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Oh, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Oh, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
 
Someone’s singing, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Someone’s singing, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Someone’s singing, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Oh, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.
Oh, Lord, Kum Ba Yah.

 

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Great Songs of Folk Music
Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. By Various. Great Songs. Softcover. 152 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500997).
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Button Factory

Button Factory

This is a fun song as it involves a lot of activity.  Hilarity will ensue, especially with younger, less coordinated girls. In addition to just being plain fun, it also helps teach very small girls their right from left and the different names of body parts! This song is really less sung and more said like a poem.

Hi, my name is Joe
And I work in a button factory
I got a wife and dog and a family
One day, my boss said to me and said Hi Joe, are ya busy I said no
So I pushed the button with my right hand

Make a push gesture with the right hand. Repeat song adding new body parts to push with and keep doing all actions simultaneously.

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Brownie Smile Song

Brownie Smile Song

Without a doubt, this has got to be the first song you learn as a Brownie Girl Scout! I was personally not a Daisy scout, so this is very likely the first Girl Scout song I ever learned! It’s still cute and makes me smile when I hear it in my head.

I’ve got something in my pocket
That belongs upon my face,
I keep it very close to me in a most convenient place.
 
I’m sure you couldn’t guess it if you guessed a long, long while,
So I’ll take it out and put it on,
It’s a great big Brownie Smile!

 

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We Change the World

We Change the World

When I learned this song, we learned not just the English lyrics but also the hand motions for the song in American Sign Language. We would sing the song while signing it. Our association all-camp weekends we would sing it, but I don’t remember ever singing it with the ASL at our Council’s summer camps, so I don’t know where adding the ASL came from. Perhaps for a deaf scout that was just part of the association in our small city. If you know the ASL that goes along, please share diagrams or videos!

Change the world, come with me
Time to let our dreams fly free.
And it comes so easily, that is our way.
Every moment we’re alive, it’s our love that will survive,
In the Girl Scouts, together, We Change The World.
 
Sisters of every color, and friends from everywhere.
We all make the difference, when we show the world we care.
The Girl Scouts are our family,
And they show us what we can be
And I believe, together, We Change The World.
 
Change the world, come with me
Time to let our dreams fly free.
And it comes so easily, that is our way.
Every moment we’re alive, it’s our love that will survive,
In the Girl Scouts, together, We Change The World.
 
In a world with many faces, Girl Scouts find a way
To help in many places, along the trails we blaze.
We’ll light the light and do our share,
Reach out your hand and someone’s there,
And I believe, together, We Change The World.
 
Change the world, come with me
Time to let our dreams fly free.
And it comes so easily, that is our way.
Every moment we’re alive, it’s our love that will survive,
In the Girl Scouts, together, We Change The World.

 

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Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed

With this song, we often changed the word Lord to Earth for the various religions and non-religious girls in the group.¬† It works just as well. I always substituted “earth” and got along just fine. To me, it actually makes more sense that way!

The Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord,
For giving me the things I need,
The sun and the rain and the appleseed,
The Lord is good to me.
 
And every seed that grows, shall grow into a tree.
And one day soon there’ll be apples there,
For everyone in the world to share,
The Lord is good to me.

 

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