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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!

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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She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain

I loved this song, including the little words in between.  All the words in parenthesis are shouted, not really sung.  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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Little Bunny Foo Foo

Little Bunny Foo Foo

This is a really fun song, as kids love the motions of the bopping field mice on the head.  A lot of schools teach this, at least that’s where I first learned it.

(Chorus) Little bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping ‘em on the head

Down came the good fairy and she said

“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head.
I’ll give you three chances,
And if you don’t behave
I’ll turn you into a goon!”

The next day:

Chorus

Down came the good fairy and she said

“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head.
I’ll give you two more chances,
And if you don’t behave
I’ll turn you into a goon!”

The next day:

Chorus

Down came the good fairy and she said

“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head.
I’ll give you one more chance,
And if you don’t behave
I’ll turn you into a goon!”

The next day:

Chorus

Down came the good fairy and she said

“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin’ ‘em on the head.
I gave you three chances
And you didn’t behave
Now you’re a goon! POOF!!”

The moral of the story is:
HARE TODAY, GOON TOMORROW

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