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// 06/09/18

Camp Songs

Hi, I'm Grace - these are my favourite camp songs!

Green ‘n’ Yeller

Musical notes

Where have you been all day, Henry my son?
Where have you been all day, my beloved one?
In the woods, dear Mother, in the woods, dear Mother,
Oh, Mother come quick, ’cause I feel very sick,
And I wanna lay down and die!

What did you do in the woods, Henry my son?
What did you do in the woods, my beloved one?
Ate, dear Mother, ate, dear Mother,
Oh, Mother come quick, ’cause I feel very sick,
And I wanna lay down and die!

What did you eat in the woods, Henry my son?
What did you eat in the woods, my beloved one?
Worms, dear Mother, worms, dear Mother,
Oh, Mother come quick, ’cause I feel very sick,
And I wanna lay down and die!

What colour were those worms, Henry my son?
What colour were those worms, my beloved one?
Green and yeller, green and yeller,
Oh, Mother come quick, ’cause I feel very sick,
And I wanna lay down and die!

Those worms were snakes, Henry my son!
Those worms were snakes, my beloved one!
Yuck, dear Mother, yuck, dear Mother,
Oh, Mother come quick, ’cause I feel very sick,
And I wanna lay down and die!

What colour flowers do you want, Henry my son?
What colour flowers do you want, my beloved one?
Green and yeller, green and yeller,
Oh, Mother come quick, ’cause I feel very sick,
And I wanna lay down and die! I’m dead!

Alice the Camel

Musical notes

To start, everyone puts their arms around the shoulders of their neighbours. At each line, when you get to the number of humps, everyone bends their knees together. At “boom boom boom”, everyone bumps bums with their neighbours!

Alice the camel has five humps
Alice the camel has five humps
Alice the camel has five humps
So go, Alice, go! Boom boom boom…
...repeat counting down until...
Alice the camel has no humps
Alice the camel has no humps
Alice the camel has no humps
Because Alice is a horse!

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Musical notes

Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs
Yum-yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs.

Four green and speckled frogs...

On Top of Spaghetti
(to the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”)

Musical notes

On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed

It rolled off the table and onto the floor
And than my poor meatball rolled out of the door

It rolled into the garden and under a bush
And than my poor meatball was nothing but mush

The mush was as tasty as tasty could be
Then early next summer it grew into a tree

The tree was all covered with beautiful moss
It grew lovely meatballs with tomato sauce

So next time you eat s’getti all covered with cheese
Hang onto your meatball and don’t ever sneeze!