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I found my self singing and humming this song this morning. I think it is because it a 16 degrees today and I am missing the warm weather.

The first verse of the song goes like this:

Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool
When days are hot, and days are cool
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

Then you sing the song again but replace “Swimming, swimming” with “hmm mmm, hmm mmm” so you sing:

hmm mmm, hmm mmm in a swimming pool
When days are hot, and days are cool
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then you replace ” in a swimming pool” with in the swimming pool with “hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm” so it goes:

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
When days are hot, and days are cool
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then…

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm mmm, and days are cool
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then…

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm mmm, hmm hmm hmm mmm
In the swimming pool.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then…

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm mmm, hmm hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm mmm.
Breast stroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then…

hmm mmm, hmm mmm hmm hmmm, hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm mmm, hmm hmm hmm mmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm mmm.
hmm mmm, hmm mmm,
Fancy diving too.
Oh, don’t you wish you had nothing else to do but…

And then you just keep going till everything is replaced with hmm mmm. It is such a fun song. And my puppy likes me singing it because when she hears me sing “when days are hot, and days are cool” she thinks that I am singing about her because he name is Daisy. Her ears always perk up and she starts wagging her tail.

I learned this one somewhere… although I don’t recall where. But I can sing it nearly word per word by heart.

Source: Kiddles

Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord
The Lord said to Noah:
There’s gonna be a floody, floody
The Lord said to Noah:
There’s gonna be a floody, floody
Get those children out of the muddy, muddy
Children of the Lord

So Noah
He built him, he built him an arky, arky
Noah
He built him, he built him an arky, arky
Built it out of gopher barky, barky
Children of the Lord

The animals, the animals,
They came in by twosie, twosies
The animals, the animals,
They came in by twosie, twosies
Elephants and kangaroosie, roosies
Children of the Lord

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

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

Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord

The animals they came off
They came off by three-sies three-sies
Animals they came off
They came off by three-sies three-sies
Grizzly bears and chimpanzee-sies zee-sies
Children of the Lord

Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord.

That is the end of,
The end of my story, story
That is the end of,
The end of my story, story
Everything is hunky dory, dory
Children of the Lord

Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord

Source: National Institutes of Health

There was a hole in the middle of the ground
The prettiest hole that you ever did see.
Well, the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this hole there was a root
The prettiest root that you ever did see
Well the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this root there was tree
The prettiest tree that you ever did see
Well the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this tree there was a branch…
The prettiest branch that you ever did see
Well the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this branch there was twig…
The prettiest twig that you ever did see
Well the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this twig there was a nest…
The prettiest nest that you ever did see
Well the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this nest there was an egg…
The prettiest egg that you ever did see
Well the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this egg there was a bird…
The prettiest bird that you ever did see
Well the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this bird there was a wing…
The prettiest wing that you ever did see
Well the wing on the bird
And the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this wing, there was a feather…
The prettiest feather that you ever did see
Well the feather on the wing
And the wing on the bird
And the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

Source: Flipper’s Songbook

I’ve got something in my pocket, that belongs across my face
I keep it very close in hand, in the most convenient place
I’m sure you couldn’t guess it, if you guess a long long while
So take it out and put it on, it’s a great big brownie smile

I found another version of this song on Kids List.

I have something in my pocket that I found behind a log,
My leader said to put it back, it’s a great big slippery frog!
It’s squishy and it’s slimy and it wiggles in my hand.
I also have a wooly worm and a pocket full of sand.

Source: Camp Chateaugay

We love you _______,
Oh, yes we do!
We love you _______,
And we’ll be true!
When you’re not near us,
We’re blue! Oh, _______,
we love you! Yes we do!
Oh, _______, we love you!
One more time!!
Oh, _______, we love you!
And again!
Oh, _______, we love you!

Source: Camp Chateaugay

Flea (flea!), Flea fly (flea fly!),
Flea fly mosquito (flea fly mosquito!)
Calamine, calamine calamine lotion
Calamine, calamine calamine lotion
No more calamine lotion
No more calamine lotion
Itchy itchy scratchy scratchy, ooh I got one down my backy
itchy itchy scratchy scratchy, ooh I got one down my backy
Get the bad bug with the bad bug spray (tschhh)
Get the bad bug with the bad bug spray (tschhh)

I think I recall learning this one in elementary school music class. I always thought the origins were African but in looking around, it appear that it was made up so that it had no language at all.

Source: Boy Scout Trail.

Ging Gang Goolee, Goolee,
Goolee, Goolee Watcha
Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Goo
Ging Gang Goolee, Goolee,
Goolee, Goolee Watcha
Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Goo

Hayla, Hayla Shayla, Hayla Shayla Hayla Ho-o-o!
Hayla, Hayla Shayla Hayla Shayla Hayla Ho-o-o!
Shalawally hallway shalawally shalawally!
Oompah, Oompah, Oompah, Oompah!

There is an interesting discussion on it on Mudcat.

This is a very pretty song.

Source: Scoutorama

CHORUS
Mm-Mm I want to linger
Mm-Mm a little longer
Mm-Mm a little longer here with you
Mm-Mm it’s such a perfect night
It doesn’t seen quite right
That it’s my last night here with you

Mm-Mm and come September
We’ll all remember
Our lasting friendship true and strong

CHORUS

Mm-Mm and as the years go by
Remember this and sigh
This is goodnight and not good bye.

Source: Scountorama

Waddely Achee
Waddeley Achee
Doodley Doo
Doodley Doo

Waddely Achee
Waddeley Achee
Doodley Doo
Doodley Doo

Simplest thing
There isn’t much to it.

All you’ve got to do is
Doodley doo it.

I like the rest,
But the part I like best is,
Doodley Doodley Doo.

Another.

Source: Songs for Scouts

Waddle-ee-ochie
Waddle-ee-ochie, waddle-ee-ochie
Doodle-ee-doo, doodle-ee-doo
Waddle-ee-ochie, waddle-ee-ochie
Doodle-ee-doo, doodle-ee-doo

It’s the simplest song, anyone can do it
All you gotta do is doodle-ee-doo it
I like the rest but the part I like best is
Doodle-ee-doodle-ee-doo, Woo!

Another that spells out the actions for us.

Source: Girl Guides of Canada

(This song has actions: A) Hands folded across chest, B) slap thighs
C) clap hands D) Snap fingers. Doodly doo: Shake your buns!)

Waddily Oncha, waddily oncha, doodly doo, doodly doo
Waddily Oncha, waddily oncha, doodly doo, doodly doo
Simplest song there isn’t much to it
All you gotta do is doodly doo it
Doodly doo, doodly doo, doddly doodly doo, WOO!

I remember singing this but the line was:

Oh I don’t want to go to girl scout camp.
Gee mom I wanna go.
But they won’t let me go.
Gee mom I wanna go home.

And then instead of “in scoutcamp” we sang “at this camp”.

And I remember the line:

The counselors at this camp
they say are mighty fine.
But when they take off their makeup,
they look like Frankenstein.

Source: Scoutorama

Oh, The biscuits in scoutcamp,
they say are mighty fine,
but one rolled off the table
and killed a pal of mine

Hey, ma I want to go,
Ge, ma I got to go,
hey mom I want to go home.

The movies in the scoutcamp,
they say are mighty fine,
but when you ask for Elvis Presley,
they give you Frankenstien.

Hey, ma I want to go,
Ge, ma I got to go,
hey mom I want to go home.

The cocoa in the scoutcamp
they say is mighty fine,
its good for cuts and bruises
because it taste’s like iodine

Hey, ma I want to go,
Ge, ma I got to go,
hey mom I want to go home.

Oh, the ropes in the scoutcamp,
they say are mighty fine,
but when you get near the top,
your life ain’t worth a dime

Hey, ma I want to go,
Ge, ma I got to go,
hey mom I want to go home.

Oh, the Horses in the scoutcamp,
they say are mighty fine,
but when you go get off the them,
they kick you in the spine

Hey, ma I want to go,
Ge, ma I got to go,
hey mom I want to go home.

Here is another version.

Source: Boy Scout Trail

The busses that you ride in,
they say are mighty fine.
But when they turn a corner,
they leave the wheels behind.

Chorus:
Hey, Ma, I wanna go
But, they won’t let me go
Hey, Ma, I wanna go home!

The leaders that they have here,
they say are mighty fine.
But when you get up closer,
they look like Frankenstein.

The first aid that they give you,
they say is mighty fine.
But if you cut your finger,
you’re left with only nine.

The water that they have here,
they say is mighty fine.
But when you try to drink it,
it tastes like turpentine.

The biscuits that they serve you,
they say are mighty fine.
But one rolled off the table
and killed a pal of mine.

The spaghetti that they serve you,
they say is mighty fine.
They rinse it the toilet
and drain it on the line.

The cocoa that they serve you,
they say is mighty fine.
It’s good for cuts and bruises
and tastes like iodine.

The tents that you sleep in,
they say are mighty fine,
But whoever said this
has never slept in mine.

The toilets that they have here
are the best that they can get.
Last night my tent mate had to go,
they haven’t found him yet.

Campfires that they have here
they say are mighty bright.
You wake up in the morning
and there’s not a tree in sight.

The nurses that they have here
they say are mighty fine.
But if you break a finger
they break the other nine.

The girls that they have here
they say are mighty fine.
But they’re either under seven
or over ninety-nine.

Another version which is closer to what we sang when I was a kid…

Source: Girl Scout Compfire Songs

Girl Scout Camp, Girl Scout Camp!
Oh please Mom, don’t send me to Girl Scout Camp!

The leaders that they give you, they say they’re mighty fine
But when they take their makeup off they look like Frankenstein

(chorus in between each verse)

The nurses that they give you, they say they’re mighty fine
But when you break a finger, they break the other nine

The donuts that they give you, they say they’re mighty fine
But one rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine

The toilets that they give you, they say they’re mighty fine
But when you go to flush them, they cut off your behind

The water that they give you, they say it’s mighty fine
But when you take a sip of it, it tastes like turpentine

The lifeguards that they give you, they say they’re mighty fine
But when you say you’re drowning, they say you’re doing fine

Source: Bus Songs

Hello muddah, hello faddah
Here I am at Camp Granada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we’ll have some fun if it stops raining.

I went hiking with Joe Spivy
He developed poison ivy
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner.

All the counselors hate the waiters
And the lake has alligators
And the head coach wants no sissies
So he reads to us from something called Ulysses.

How I don’t want this should scare ya
But my bunkmate has malaria
You remember Jeffrey Hardy
They’re about to organize a searching party.

Take me home, oh muddah, faddah
Take me home, I hate Granada
Don’t leave me out in the forest where
I might get eaten by a bear.
Take me home I promise I will not make noise
Or mess the house with other boys.
Oh please don’t make me stay
I’ve been here one whole day.

Dearest faddah, darling muddah,
How’s my precious little bruddah
Let me come home, if you miss me
I would even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me.

Wait a minute, it’s stopped hailing.
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that’s better
Muddah, faddah kindly disregard this letter.

From Wikipedia, I see that:

“Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)” is the Grammy-winning novelty song based on Kvetch letters Allan Sherman received from his son attending Camp Champlain, New York.[1] The song is a parody that complains about Camp Granada (e.g., “Leonard Skinner”[2] got “Ptomaine poisoning”) and is set to the tune of Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours.

I remember this one from girl scout camp. It is a counting song. I am not sure it ever ends. Maybe at a hundred? You just keep counting up.

One and Twenty
Two and Twenty
Three and Four and Five and Six
And Twenty
Twenty Seven
Twenty Eight
Twenty Nine
Thirty

One and Thirty
Two and Thirty
Three and Four and Five and Six
And Thirty
Thirty Seven
Thirty Eight
Thirty Nine
Forty

One and Forty
Two and Forty
Three and Four and Five and Six
And Forty
Forty Seven
Forty Eight
Fifty


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