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There ain’t no flies on us!

There ain’t no flies on us!

There ain’t no flies on us! There ain’t no flies on us! There might be flies on some of you guides, But there ain’t no flies on us! Split the ‘singers’ (since this is more chanted than sung) into two, works well with patrols or even companies. The two sides then speak this at each other in turns, each side getting louder until a leader calls a halt but saying louder than everyone, ‘there’s flies on all you guides, so…

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Three Speckled Little Frogs

Three Speckled Little Frogs

Three little speckled frogs, Sat on a rotten log, Eating the most delicious flies (yum, yum!) One jumped into the pool, Where it was nice and cool, Then there were only 2 (Repeat untill no frogs remain) Tune coming soon!

Campfire’s Burning

Campfire’s Burning

Campfire’s burning, campfire’s burning, Draw nearer, draw nearer, In the gloaming,in the gloaming, Come sing and be merry To the tune of ‘London’s burning’. Used as a call to the campfire, or as the first song once everone’s gathered. [To listen to the tune, click Here]

Say Why

Say Why

Say why must we ever say good bye, Say why must we ever say good bye, Say why must we ever say good bye, Say why, say why, say why. Say when will we ever meet again, x3 Say where and I’ll meet you right there x3 Say why must we ever say good bye, Say when will we ever meet again, Say where and I’ll meet you right there Say why, say when, say where. This song is usually…

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My poor meatball

My poor meatball

On top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese, I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed. It rolled off the table and onto the floor and then my poor meatball rolled out of the door it rolled down the garden and under a bush and then my poor meetball was nothing but mush! So, if you eat spaghetti, all covered with cheese, Hold on to your meatball, and don’t ever sneeze. To the tune of ‘on top of old smoky’…

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The lavatory Cleaner

The lavatory Cleaner

My Father’s a lavatory cleaner, He works in the loo’s all day long, and when he comes home in the evenings he smells of the smell of – Chorus Shine your buttons with Brasso, ‘Tis only ten guineas a tin [a tin!] You can buy it or chav it from woolies [oxfam] but I doubt if they got any in! Some say he did die of a seazure Some say he did die of a fit, but we all know…

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Oh, I’d never go to Heaven

Oh, I’d never go to Heaven

Leader: Oh I’d never go to heaven, Group: Oh I’d never go to heaven, Leader: In a jumbo jet, Group: In a jumbo jet, Leader: Cuz the Lord ain’t got, Group: Cuz the Lord ain’t got, Leader: no runways yet! Group: no runways yet! Everyone: Oh I’d never go to heaven, In a jumbo jet, Cuz the Lord ain’t got, no runways yet! Chorus I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more! I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord, I ain’t…

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Our Sergeant Major

Our Sergeant Major

Our Sargent Major jumped from 40 thousand feet, Our Sergeant Major jumped from 40 thousand feet, Our Sergeant Major jumped from 40 thousand feet, and he ain’t gonna jump no more! Chorus Glory, glory, what a helluva way to die when you’re hanging from knickers and you don’t know how to fly! Glory, glory, what a helluva way to die and he ain’t gonna jump no more! They scraped him off the runway like a blob of strawberry jam x3…

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Ging Gang Ghouly

Ging Gang Ghouly

Ging gang ghouly ghouly ghouly ghouly whatcha, ging gang goo, ging gang goo. Ging gang ghouly ghouly ghouly ghouly whatcha, ging gang goo, ging gang goo. Shale-, Oh hail-a shale-a, Oh hail-a shale-a shale-a ho! Shale-a, Oh hail-a shale-a, Oh hail-a shale-a shale-a ho! Shally-wally, shally-wally, shally-wally, shally-wally, oohmpa, oohmpa, oohmpa… This is sung in a round with one group singing the main song over and the other repeating the last word ‘Oohmpa’ Alternate version Ging gang ghouly ghouly ghouly…

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The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn

The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn

Oh the cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn, the doctor said it would do no harm, so we all kicked nelly in the belly in the barn! Second verse – same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse! Reapeat as many times as desired, getting louder and singing worse each time. [To listen to the tune, click Here]