Camp Songs

Camp Songs
Aug07

Kookaburra

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Kookaburra


Kookaburra sits
On the old gum tree-ee
Merry Merry King
Of the bush is he-ee
Laugh
Kookaburra, laugh
Kookaburra
Merry your life must be
Aug07

Darling Won’t You Wait

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Darling Won’t You Wait


Darling, won't you wait, won't you wait, won't you wait,
For I must go far away.
Darling, won't you wait, won't you wait, won't you wait,
'Til I come back home to stay.

Should another love come along, come along
Simply say that you're not free.
Send her on her way, on her way, on her way,
Darling won't you wait for me.

Oh, my love, some of us they say are bound to die,
Oh, my love, how it breaks my heart to say goodbye,
Oh, my love, when I'm far away I miss you so,
Hold me close, kiss me once again before I go.

Aug07

Tzena

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Tzena


Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
Can't you hear the music playing
In the city square
Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
Come where all our friends will find us
With the dancers there

CHORUS
Tzena, Tzena
Join the celebration
There be people there from every nation
Dawn will find us laughing in the sunlight
Dancing in the city square

Tzena, Tzena
Come and dance the Haura
1, 2, 3, 4, all the boys will envy me
For Tzena, Tzena
When the band is playing
My heart's saying
Tzena, Tzena, Tzena

Chorus

Aug07

My Bonnie

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My Bonnie


My Bonnie lies over the ocean, my Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean, O bring back my Bonnie to me.

CHORUS
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me:
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me.

O blow ye winds over the ocean,
O blow ye winds over the sea.
O blow ye winds over the ocean,
And bring back my Bonnie to me.

Repeat chorus

Last night as I lay on my pillow,
Last night as I lay on my bed,
Last night as I lay on my pillow,
I dreamed that my Bonnie was dead.

Repeat chorus

The winds have blown over the ocean,
The winds have blown over the sea,
The winds have blown over the ocean,
And brought back my Bonnie to me.
Aug07

Take a Stick of Bamboo

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Take a Stick of Bamboo


You take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you throw it in the water,
Oh, oh, Hanaah.

You take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you throw it in the water,
Oh, oh, Hanaah.

River, she come down.
River, she come down.

You travel on the river,
you travel on the river,
you travel on the river,
you travel on the water,
Oh, Oh, Hanaah.

You travel on the river,
you travel on the river,
you travel on the river,
you travel on the water,
Oh, Oh, Hanaah.

River, she come down.
River, she come down.

My home's across the river,
my home's across the river.
My home's across the river,
my home's across the water.
Oh, Oh, Hanaah.

My home's across the river,
my home's across the river.
My home's across the river,
my home's across the water.
Oh, Oh, Hanaah.

River, she come down.
River, she come down.
You take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you throw it in the water.
Aug07

If I Had a Hammer

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If I Had a Hammer


If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land
I'd hammer out danger, I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer about the love between my brothers and sisters
All over this land

If I had a bell, I'd ring it in the morning
I'd ring it in the evening, all over this land
I'd ring out danger, I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring about the love between my brothers and sisters
All over this land

If I had a song, I'd sing it in the morning
I'd sing it in the evening, all over this land
I'd sing out danger, I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing about the love between my brothers and sisters
All over this land

Well I've got a hammer, and I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing, all over this land
It's the hammer of justice, It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about the love between my brothers and sisters
All over this land
Aug07

You Are My Sunshine

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You Are My Sunshine


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know dear, how much I love you.
So, please don't take my sunshine away.
Aug07

Down in the Valley

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Down in the Valley


Down in the valley,
There is a mission
Down by the old oak tree
Down by the mission,
There is a fountain
Where my love told me:

CHORUS
There’s a web like a spider’s web
Made of silver light and shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It’s a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight ‘til I awaken
As if to tell me my dream is all right

On the evening
I was leaving
My love dreamed of me
I was sleeping,
She was weeping
When she said to me:

Chorus

I met a stranger,
His name was Danger
We rode side by side
Way down in Santa Fe,
I killed a man they say
Danger told me, “Ride!”

Chorus

And now if I return,
They will hang me
High from the old oak tree
Down by the mission,
Down by the fountain
Where my love told me:

Chorus
Aug07

White Coral Bells

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White Coral Bells


(Sung as a round)

White coral bells upon* a slender stalk
Lilies-of-the valley deck my garden walk
Oh, don't you wish that you could hear them ring?
That will happen only when the fairies sing

(In a round, the second group enters at the *)

Aug07

One Tin Soldier

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One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)


Listen, children, to a story
That was written long ago,
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley-folk below.

On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath the stone,
And the valley-people swore
They'd have it for their very own.

CHORUS
Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day,
On the bloody morning after....
One tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill,
Asking for the buried treasure,
Tons of gold for which they'd kill.

Came an answer from the kingdom,
"With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain,
All the riches buried there."

Chorus

Now the valley cried with anger,
"Mount your horses! Draw your sword!"
And they killed the mountain-people,
So they won their just reward.

Now they stood beside the treasure,
On the mountain, dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it...
"Peace on Earth" was all it said.

Chorus

Repeat Chorus

Aug07

Barges

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Barges


Out of my window looking at the night
I can see the barges flickering light.
Silently flows the river to the sea
and the barges too flow silently.

CHORUS
Barges I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the oceans blue.
Barges, have you treasures in your hold
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold.

Out of my window looking at the night
I can see the barges flickering light.
Starboard shines green and the port is glowing red,
I can see the barges up ahead.

Chorus

Aug07

Flicker

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Flicker


The flicker of a campfire, the wind in the pines
The moon in the heavens, the stars that shine
A place where people gather to make friends of all kinds
A place where all our troubles are always left behind

So give me the light of a campfire, warm and bright
And give me some friends to sing with; I'll be here all night
Love is for those who find it; I found mine right here
Just you and me and the campfire and songs we love to hear
Aug07

Red Balloon

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Red Balloon


Give me a red balloon on a long black string
I can whistle and I can sing
With my red balloon on a long black string
Oh I am richer than any king

CHORUS:
Laughs are many and tears are few
Life's exciting and always new
In a world of girls and boys
In a world of simple joys

Give me a paper kite on a windy day
Oh I think I'll fly away
With my paper kite on a windy day
Oh yes I'll fly away

Chorus

Give me a warm spring day and an apple tree
There is nothing that I can't see
When I look out from my apple tree
Look up there and you'll see me

Chorus

Give me a jar of bubbles and a real good friend
Oh I wish this day would not end
With my jar of bubbles and a real good friend
Oh I wish this day would not end

Chorus