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ACH JA
When the Father and the Mother
Make a visit to the fair
Ach Ja! Ach Ja!
They haven't any money
Nor does anybody there
Ach Ja! Ach Ja!

Tra la la, tra la la
Tra la la la la la la
Tra la la, tra la la
Tra la la la la la la
Ach Ja! Ach Ja!



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ALICE'S CAMEL
Alice's camel has ten humps
Alice's camel has ten humps
Alice's camel has ten humps
So go, Alice, go
Boom, boom, boom

Alice's camel has nine humps
( Each verse reduces by one til you get to )

Alice's camel has no humps
Alice's camel has no humps
Alice's camel has no humps
So go, Alice, go
Boom, boom, boom

Alice's camel is a horse
Alice's camel is a horse
Alice's camel is a horse
So go, Alice, go
Boom, boom, boom, boom



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AUSTRIAN YODLER
Oh, an Austrian went yoddling
On a mountain so high
When along came *
Interupting his cry
Hol-e-a
Holy-ra-ki-ki-a, holy-ra-coo-coo
Holy-ra-ki-ki-a, holy-ra-coo-coo
Holy-ra-ki-ki-a, holy-ra-coo-coo
Holy-ra-ki-ki-a-ho

*
avalanche (swish)
grizzly bear (grrr)
saint bernard (hah-hah)
jersey cow (ch-ch)
maiden fair (smack-smack)
her father (bang-bang)
Saint Peter (flutter-flutter)
a Girly Scout Wanna buy some Girl Scout cookies!

Each respective verse is added to those before and sung in reverse as in the Twelve Days of Xmas until you reach the last which ends with Wanna buy ... which is not repeated



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BABY BUMBLEBEE
I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me?
II'm bringing home a baby bumblebee
Ouch! It stung me!

I'm squishing up a baby bumblebee
Oooooo... What a mess

I'm licking up my baby bumblebee
Oooooo...I feel sick!

I'm urping up my baby bumblebee
Oooooo... What a mess!

I'm sweeping up my baby bumblebee Now my mommy will be proud of me



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BOOM-CHICK-A-BOOM
One person leads saying the line, the rest of the group then repeats it.

Say boom-chick-a boom
Say boom-chick-a boom
Say boom-chick-a-rocka-chick-a-rocka-chick-a-boom
Uh huh
Oh yeah
One more time
Little bit 1. louder
2. softer
3. higher
4. lower
5. faster
6. slower
7. hold your nose

After the last verse the line is
No more times
'Cause we're all done.
Instead of One more time



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BINGO
Actions: For each verse leave off another letter, starting with "O" clapping instead of singing the letter

There was a farmer had a dog
And Bingo was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o



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COWBOY JOE
Way out West where the Badlands are
And the only thing to guide you is the evening star
There's the roughest, toughest man by far
And his name is Cowboy Joe

He always sings ragtime music to the cattle
As he swings back and forth in the saddle
On a horse, pretty good horse
A syncopated gater
And there's such a funny meter
To the roar of his repeater
How they run...
When they hear the fella comin'
'Cause the western folks all know
He's a high falootin' rootin' tootin'
Son-of-a-gun from South Dakota
Ragtime Cowboy, talk about your cowboy
Ragtime Cowboy Joe. Hey!

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DAMPER
Oh, you push the damper in
And you pull the damper out
And the smoke goes up the chimney just the same
Just the same, just the same
And the smoke goes up the chimney just the same

This is sung like "In a Cabin in the Wood"
Drop the first line, then the second etc. but continue doing the action that goes with the line

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DOODLE-DE-DO
Ah, wa we, chee. Ah, wa we, chee.
Doodle-de-do. Doodle-de-do.
Ah, wa we, chee. Ah, wa we, chee.
Doodle-de-do. Doodle-de-do.

Simplest thing there isn't much to it
All you gotta do is doodle-de do it
I know the rest
But the part I like th best
Is th doodle-de-doodle-de-do's

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DO YOUR EARS HANG LOW?
Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie 'em in a knot?
Can you tie 'em in a bow?
Can you throw 'em over you shoulder
Like a Continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

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DR. KNICKRBOCKER
form a circle with one person in the center to lead

start by slapping knees on "Dr" clapping own hands one time, slap hands of person on each side starting on the word Kinckerbocker, clap, slap, clap, slap continueing rythym all through song. Clap own hands on "clap, clap"

Dr Knicherbocker, Knickerbocker number nine
He got stuck on th railroad line
Now let's get the rythym of the hands (clap, clap)
Now you've got the rythym of the hands (clap, clap)

Now let's get the rythym of the feet (stomp, stomp)
Now you've got the rythym of the feet (stomp, stomp)

repeat first two lines
repeat adding
Eyes (pass hands over eyes)
Hips (wiggle hips side to side saying "woo, woo")

repeat adding
Of the number nine (center person spins and points to person from circle to come into the center)

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FATHER ABRAHAM
Father Abraham had seven children
Seven children had Father Abraham
One of them was tall
All the rest were small
But none of them were right
Raise you right
(repeat adding each consecutive number)

1. Raise your left
2. Stomp your right
3. Stomp your left
4. Nod your head
5. Shake your hips
6. Turn around
7. Sit down

( do each action as it is sung and add it to the previous actions )

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GOIN' ON A BEAR HUNT
One person leads, the rest of the group repeats each line after (slap hands on thighs like walking)

Goin' on a bear hunt
Gonna catch a big oneI'm not afraid (shake head no)
What's that up ahead (shade eyes with hand, look around)
A field:

Can't go around it,
Can't go under it,
Can't go over it
Gotta go through it (rub hands together)

A lake (swimming motion)

A mud puddle (cup hands together, suction sound)

A tree (climbing motion)

A cave (raching out in the dark)

What's this?
It has a nose
eyes
ears
fur
It's a bear!

run away, through actions backward
Out of the cave (you can see)
A tree ( climbing motion)
A mud puddle ( suction hands, move fast)
A lake (swimming motion)
A field (rub hands together)

Whew!
We're home
I'm not afraid!

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GRAND OLD DUKE OF YORK
Actions: Start in crouch position, stand up on all the "ups", crouch down on all the "downs" crouch half-way on "half-way". Get faster as repeated

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when you're up you're up
And when you're down you're down
And when you're only halfway up
You're neither up nor down

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HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES
Actions: point to each body part as mentioned. Second verse don't sing the word head; next vers head and shoulders and so on until last verse when actions are done without singing.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. Eyes and ears and mouth and nose. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
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HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS
Girl Scout version
1. He's got the whole world in his hands

2. He's got the itsy bitsy Brownies

3. He's got the jolly, jolly Juniors

4. He's got the crazy, crazy Cadettes

5. He's got the super sexy Seniors

6. He's got the loud-mouthed Leaders

7/ He's got the ding-a-ling Directors

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HOOTCHIE COOTCHIE DANCE
tune: Turkey in the Straw

Have you ever been fishin'
On a bright and sunny day
And seen all the little fishies
Swimmin' up and down the bay
With their hands in their pockets
And their pockets in their pants
All the little fishies
Do the Hootchie Cootchie dance
Tra la lalala Tra la lala
Tra la lalala Tra la lala
Trala la la la la la la la
Tra la la la lalala la la la

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IF I WERE NOT A GIRL SCOUT
Actions: This is best done as a skit as each person basically solos on a verse. All sing the verse together then the first person does the first verse. As each verse is added, it is done solo then repeated til everyone has joined in.

If I were not a Girl Scout
There's something else I'd be
If I were not a Girl Scout:

A window washer I'd be:
Wash that window, wash that window,
Get that little spot.

A stewardess I would be:
Coffee, tea or me sir
Here's your little bag (blah)

A bird watcher I would be:
Hark, a lark,
Flying through the park (splat)

A teacher I would be:
Sit down! Crayons out,
I'm going crazy!

A counselor I would be:
Do this, do that
Or I'll step on you (splat)

A camper I would be:
Counselors here, counselors there,
Counselors, counselors everywhere.

If I were not a Girl Scout there NOTHING else I'd be!

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LITTLE RABBIT FOO FOO
Little Rabbit Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scoopin' up the field mice
And boppin' them on the head

Down came the Good Fairy and she said
"Little Rabbit Foo Foo,
I don't wanna see you
Scoopin' up the field mice
And boppin' them on the head

I'll give you three (two, one) more chances (chance)
Then I'll turn you into a goon."

(repeat)

Last verse:
Zap!!!
The moral of this story is...
Hare today Goon tomorrow.

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IT'S NOT HARD
Actions: 1st time through slap hands on legs
2nd time slap hands on legs then clap
3rd time slap hands on legs, clap, snap fingers
4th time slap hands on legs, cross hands and slap, uncross and slap, clap, snap fingers, slap on legs.
Repeat all actions without singing

It's not hard I tell you so
Just sing along and go like so

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MINUTE TO MINUTE
*The group sings the phrase after the leader.
Note: this song works best if only one or two people lead it.
#Any group name may be substituted

From minute to minute (*)
(#Girl Scouts) are really with it (*)
From minute to minute (*)
(#) are really with it (*)
Chorus:
Na nananana (*)
Na nana nanana (*)
Nanananananana (*)
Na nanananana (*)

Hour to hour - have got the power

Town to town - are the best around

State to state - are really great!

Coast to coast - are the most

East to West - are the best!

Moon to sun - are number one!

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NOAH'S ARK
The Lord told Noah
There's gonna be a floody, floody
Lord told Noah
There's gonna be a floody, floody
Get those animals out of the muddy, muddy
Children of the Lord

chorus:
Gotta rise and shine
And give God your glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God your glory, glory
Rise and shine and
Give God your glory, glory
Children of the Lord

So, Noah he built them
He built them and arky, arky
Noah, he built them
He built them and arky, arky
Made it out of hickory barky, barky
Children of the Lord

chorus:

The animals they came on
They came on by twosies, twosies
Animals they came on
They came on by twosies, twosies
Elephants and Kangaroosies, roosies
Children of the Lord

chorus:

It rained and poured
For forty daysies, daysies
Rained and poured
For forty daysies, daysies
Nearly drove those animals crazy, crazy
Children of the Lord

chorus:

So, Noah he sent out
He sent out a dovey, dovey
Noah he sent out
He sent out a dovey, dovey
Dovey says there's
Blue skies abovey, bovey
Children of the Lord

chorus:

The sun came out
And dried up the landy, landy
Sun came out
And dried up the landy, landy
Everything was fine and dandy, dandy
Children of the Lord

chorus:

The animals they came off
They came off by threesies, threesies
Animals they came off
They came off by threesies, threesies
They sure learned their
Birds and beesies, beesies
Children of the Lord

chorus:

So this is the end of
The end of my story, story
This is the end of
The end of my story, story
Everything is honky dorey, dorey
Children of the Lord

chorus:

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O'CHESTER
Actions: self-explanatory, point to parts of body in turn

O' Chester have you 'eared about Hairy?
Chest got back from the army.
I 'ears he 'nose how to wear a rose,
Hip hip hurrah for the army.

tune: Yankee Doodle

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OKI TOKI NUNGA
chorus: (paddling motion) Oki toki nunga, oki toki nunga
Hey diddle, Hi diddle, Ho diddle aay
Oki toki nunga, oki toki nunga
Hey diddle, Hi diddle, Ho diddle aay

verse:
Hexa cola mishi wauki
Hexa cola mishi wauki

Oki toki nunga, oki toki nunga
Hey diddle, Hi diddle, Ho diddle aay

actions: (change each time you repeat verse)
1. Searching (hand over eyes like a visor)
2. Point finger like gun and say "bang"
3. Pulling motion and say "ugh"
4. during chorus paddle slower carrying a heavy load
5. Coming into port paddle faster during chorus

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REACH UP TO THE SKY
Reach up to the sky and
Open up your eyes and
Let your troubles fade away
Dream your dreamd today and
Melt your cares away and
Open up your heart and sing

Live your life for every day
The old one is gone so
Don't let this one slip away and

Reach up to the sky and
Open up your eyes and
Let your troubles fade away
Dream your dreamd today and
Melt your cares away and
Open up your heart and sing

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RIVER NILE SONG
Gonna build my castle on the Nile
Where I can live in elegant style
Inlaid diamonds on the floor
Bamboo butler at my door

And when I marry my Prince Alaboo
My blood will change form red to blue
Entertaining royalty all the while
In my castle, castle, castle
On the River Nile
The River Nile

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SIPPIN' CIDER
*One person sings the group echoes. # the entire group sings together.

The cutest boy (*) I ever saw (*)
Was sippin' ci- (* was sippin' cider) der
Through a straw (* through, through a straw)
(#)The cutest boy I ever saw,
was sippin' ci-de-i-de-ider through a straw.
Tweedle-e-ha-ha

I asked him if (*) he'd show me how (*)
To sip some ci- (*)der through a straw (*)
(#)I asked him if he'd show me how
to sip some ci-de-i-de-ider through a straw.
Tweedle-e-ha-ha

He said of course (*) he'd show me how (*)
To sip some ci- (*)der through a straw (*)
(#)He said of course he'd show me how
to sip some ci-de-i-de-ider through a straw.
Tweedle-e-ha-ha

So cheek to cheek (*) and jaw to jaw (*)
We sipped our ci- (*)der through a straw (*)
(#)So cheek to cheek and jaw to jaw,
we sipped our ci-de-i-de-ider through a straw.
Tweedle-e-ha-ha

Then suddenly (*) That straw did slip (*)
And we were sip- (*)ping lip to lip (*)
(#)Then suddenly that straw did slip,
and we were sipping lip to lip
Tweedle-e-ha-ha

Now 49 kids (*) all call me Ma (*)
From sippin' ci- (*)der through a straw (*)
(#)Now 49 kids all call me Ma
from sippin' ci-de-i-de-ider through a straw
Tweedle-e-ha-ha

The moral of (*) my story is (*)
Don't sip no ci- (*)der through a straw (*)
(#)The moral of my story is
Don't sip no ci-de-i-de-ider through a straw
Tweedle-e-ha-ha

SIP COKE!! (or BEER)

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SKUNK SONG
Oh, I stuck my hand in a little skunks hole
And the little skunk said "Well, bless my soul
Take it out, take it out, remove it"

Well, I didn't take it out and the little skunk said,
"If you don't take out you'll wish you had
Take it out, take it out, remove it."
PSSSSSST
I removed it, too late
Confidentially, it stunk

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SOMETHING IN MY POCKET
I have something in my pocket
It belongs across my face
I keep it very close at hand
In a most convenient place
I'm sure you couldn't guess it
If you guessed a long, long while
So I'll take it out and put it on
It's a great big Brownie smile

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SUITORS
1. There are suitors at my door
2. And I told him that I will

O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah

1. Six or eight or maybe more
2. When the rivers flow uphill

O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah

1. And my father wants me wed
2. Or the fish begins to fly

O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah

1. Or at least that's what he said
2. Or the day before I die

O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah

O-le-o-la, O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah
O-le-o-la, O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah
O-le-o-la, O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah
O-le-o-la, O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah
1.O-le-o-la, O-le-le-a-ba-he-ah
2. O-le-o-la

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TAHITIAN BOAT SONG
Hi, Hi, Hi
Tombali Hi
Hi, Hi, Hi
Tombali Hi
Tombali Vega
Tombali Vega
Tombali Vega, Vega
Tombali Veg-i-ay

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