Boa Constrictor

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 23-01-2010

Boa Constrictor

Yes, this is the words to the famous Boa Constrictor Shel Silverstein poem, but somewhat sung or chanted. We used it often during my days at camp!

I’m being swallowed by a
boa constrictor,
I’m being swallowed by a
boa constrictor,
I’m being swallowed by a
boa constrictor,
And I don’t like it very much.

Oh no, he swallowed by toe.

Oh gee, he’s up to my knee.

Oh fiddle, he’s up to my middle,

Oh heck, he’s up to my neck.

Oh dread, he swallowed my (slurp-swallow)

A Pizza Hut

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 16-01-2010

A Pizza Hut

This song is great fun because it involves making movements.  Before the song, teach the girls the movements and then do them along with them.  The girls have a lot of fun with this song because of the recognized fast food places listed.

A Pizza Hut (make a square in the air)
A Pizza Hut
Kentucky Fried Chicken (flap your arms like you’re doing the chicken dance)
And a Pizza Hut
A Pizza Hut
A Pizza Hut,
Kentucky Fried Chicken
And a Pizza Hut

McDonalds McDonalds (use two hands-make an “M” in the air, starting in the middle)
Kentucky Fried Chicken
And a Pizza Hut
Mc Donald’s, Mc Donald’s,
Kentucky Fried Chicken
And a Pizza Hut

A Jabba the Hut
A Jabba the Hut
Luke Skywalker
And a Jabba the Hut
A Jabba the Hut
A Jabba the Hut
Luke Skywalker
And a Jabba the Hut
Darth Vader Darth Vader
Luke Skywalker
And a Jabba the Hut
Darth Vader Darth Vader
Luke Skywalker
And a Jabba the Hut

A Burger King (mime eating a burger)
A Burger King,
A Taco Bell (mime ringing a bell)
And a Burger King
A Burger King
A Burger King,
A Taco Bell
And a Burger King
Red Lobster, Red Lobster, (make claws)
A Taco Bell
And a Burger King
Red Lobster, Red Lobster,
A Taco Bell
And a Burger King

Rise and Shine

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 09-01-2010

Rise and Shine

Since the Girl Scouts is a non-religious organization, we were always very careful to edit songs that were overly religious for inclusive purposes.  So in doing some research to make sure I was remembering the lyrics right, I found a very religious version I didn’t realize existed.  Now, when I was at camp we’d sing this song in the morning to get the girls awake before breakfast.  We only ever sang the chorus, and we substituted “earth” for “lord”.  Some of you may lead your troops with a bit more religion depending on your area and the comfort of the parents, so for good measure I will post the original version.  Just keep in mind that you can do just the chorus and change the word “lord” for a more inclusive version.

Chorus:
So rise and shine
And sing out your glory, glory
So rise and shine
And sing out your glory, glory
Rise and Shine and (Clap)
Sing out your glory, glory
Children of the Lord

Lord said to Noah
“There’s gonna be a floody, floody”
Lord said to Noah
“There’s gonna be a floody, floody”
Get those children (Clap)
Out of the muddy, muddy
Children of the Lord

(Chorus)

Noah, he built him
He built him and arky, arky
Made it out of Hickory barky, barky

(Chorus)

The animals they came on
They came on by two-sies, two-sies
Elephants and kangaroo-sies –oosies

(Chorus)

It rained and poured for
Forty day-sies, day-sies
Nearly drove those animals
Crazy, crazy

(Chorus)

The sun came out and
Dried up the landy, landy
Everything was fine
And dandy, dandy

(Chorus)

The animals they came out
They came out by
Three-sies, three-sies
Must have been those
Birds and bee-sies, bee-sies

(Chorus)

This is the end of
The end of our story, story
Everything was,
Honky dorey, dorey

Black Socks

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 02-01-2010

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.

 

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

Posted by Trish | Posted in Songs & Music | Posted on 26-12-2009

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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