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42 Favorite Songs
A Compilation from WAGGGS Members

1. A Ram Sam Sam
2. Banks of the Hanky Panky
3. Barges
4. The Bear Went Over the Mountain
5. Billy Grogan's Goat
6. Black Socks
7. Boom Chicka Boom
8. Brownie Friendmaker Song
9. Brownie Smile Song
10. The Cuckoo Song
11. Flea
12. Girl Scout Cadence
13. Girl Scout Spirit Song(?)--Oh a good girl scout is hard to beat-(Never Found)
14. Girl Scouts Together
15. God Bless My Underwear
16. God Our Father
17. Grand Ole Duke of York
18. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (GS Version)
19. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
20. If You're Happy and You Know It
21. I'm a Little Piece of Tin
22. It's a Small World (with Guiding Verses)
23. John Brown's Baby
24. Johnny Appleseed
25. Just a Boy and a Girl
26. Linger
27. Kookaburra
28. Kum Ba Yah
29. Make New Friends
30. The Moose Song
31. Music Shall Live
32. My Aunt Came Back
33. On My Honor (6) **
34. Pink Pajamas
35. Princess Pat
36. Sarasponda
37. Scout Vespers
38. She Wears a 'G'
39. Taps
40. Waddelacha
41. Weave
42. Whene'er You Make a Promise


A Ram Sam Sam

A ram sam sam, A ram sam sam
Goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li ram sam sam
A ram sam sam, A ram sam sam
Goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li ram sam sam
A ra-vi A ra-vi, goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li ram sam sam
A ra-vi A ra-vi, goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li goo-li ram sam sam

Banks of the Hanky Panky

Down on the banks of the Hanky Panky,
Where the bull frogs jump from bank to banky,
With a hee, hi, ho, hop,
Leaps off a lily with a KERPLOP.

Barges

Out of my window looking in the night,
I can see the barges flickering light.
Silently flows the river to the sea,
And the barges too go silently.

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

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

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


The Bear Went Over the Mountain

The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
To see what he could see
To see what he could see
And all that he could see
And all that he could see
Was the other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
Was all that he could see

Bill Grogan's Goat

Bill Grogan's goat (echo) was feeling fine (echo),
Ate two red shirts (echo) right off the line (echo).

I took a stick, gave him whack,
And tied him to a railroad track.

The whistle blew, the train grew nigh,
Now that poor goat was doomed to die.

He gave a shriek of mortal pain,
Coughed up that shirt, flagged down train.


Black Socks

Black Socks, they never get dirty,
The longer you wear them the stronger they get!
Sometimes I think I should wash them
But something keeps telling me
No, no, not yet!

(not yet, not yet...)

Knee sox, they never stay up,
The more that you wear them the downer they get.
Sometimes I think about anklets,
But something inside me says, "Oh no, not yet."

(not yet, not yet...)

Black (stomp left foot) socks (stomp right foot),
They never (left hand to left thigh) get dirty (right hand to right thigh)
The longer (left hand to right thigh) you wear them (right hand to left thigh)
The blacker (left hand to right shoulder) they get (right hand to left shoulder)...

(second half of the verse; repeat actions)

During the "Not yet, not yet", snap your fingers on both hands.
As you repeat the
song, sing it faster and faster.

Boom Chicka Boom

I said a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
I said a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
I said a-boom-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]

Uh-huh! [Group echoes.]
On Yeah! [Group echoes.]
This time! [Group echoes.]
We sing! [Group echoes.]
HIGHER!

Each time a leader adds a different variation such as:
LOWER, WHISPER, LOUDER, TONGUE-IN-CHEEK, SEXY, GROOVY (COOL).


Brownie Friend Maker Song

Your Brownie hand in my Brownie hand,
And my Brownie hand in your Brownie hand,
Come along with me and sing along with me,
Yes I'll come along with you and sing along with you,

Hi ho, friend makers all,
Hand in hand's the Brownies style
Hi ho, friend makers all,
Great you with a Brownie Smile,

Your Brownie hand in my Brownie hand,
And my Brownie hand in your Brownie hand,
We have Brownie friends in many lands,
Across the seven seas, the mountains and the sands,

Your Brownie hand in my Brownie hand,
And my Brownie hand in your Brownie hand,
On Thinking Day our love goes forth to every friend,
A chain of Brownie hands reaching out their help to lend,

Brownie Smile Song

There's something in my pocket
That belongs across my face.
I keep it very close to me,
In a most convenient place.
I bet you'll never guess it
If you guess a long long while,
So I'll take it out and put it on.
It's a great big Brownie smile!

Flea

Flea
Flea-fly
Flea-fly flo
Vista
Cum-ala-la, Cum-ala-la, Cum-ala-la, vista
Oh no, no, not the vista
Einie-meanie, alla-meany, ooh-ah-la-walla-meanie, escou-meanie, zala-meanie-ooh-al-la-wah
Be hidaley oten doh, loo lop de doten daddle



Girl Scout Cadence
(to the tune of the Generic Army Marching Cadence)

I don't know but I've been told,
All Girl Scouts are good as gold.
I am one, and I say it's true,
Scouting's great for me and you.

Chorus:
Sound off: 1, 2,
Sound off: 3, 4.
Bring it on down: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, - 3,4

Daisy has a disc of blue,
They are Scouts that are brand new.
They are cute and they are sweet
Daisy Scouts are fun to meet.

Brownies have a disc of green
They are second on the scene.
They wear a uniform that's brown,
Their smile song can erase a frown.

Junior level is the next,
A yellow disk is on their vest.
They say that camping is big fun,
And they earn badges one by one.

Cadettes are teens that care a lot,
Their service projects hit the spot.
A white disc is the one they wear
The name Girl Scout they're proud to wear.

Senior discs are red, I know.
They are Girl Scouts on the go.
With Wider Opportunities,
Some Girl Scouts go overseas.

Leaders have no disc at all
They come all sizes, big and small.
They share their time and talents too.
They make Girl Scouting great for you.


Girl Scout Cadence (Second Version)

We are Girl Scouts- can't you see?
Come along and sing with me.

Sound off -- We are
Sound off -- Girl Scouts
Sound off -- We are Girl Scouts.
We are -- GIRL SCOUTS

We are Girl Scouts don't you know?
Exercise will help us grow.

Sound off-- We are
Sound off -- Girl Scouts
Sound off -- We are Girl Scouts.
We are -- GIRL SCOUTS

We are Girl Scouts, we have fun.
We all like to scream and run.
Sound off-- We are
Sound off -- Girl Scouts
Sound off -- We are Girl Scouts.
We are -- GIRL SCOUTS

Girl Scouts are the best around.
We have friends all over town.
Sound off-- We are
Sound off -- Girl Scouts
Sound off -- We are Girl Scouts.
We are -- GIRL SCOUTS

On my honor, we do try,
This Promise is what we live by.
Sound off-- We are
Sound off -- Girl Scouts
Sound off -- We are Girl Scouts.
We are -- GIRL SCOUTS


Girl Scout Cadence (for Juniors)

Mama , Mama can't you see
Repeat
What the Girl Scout's done to me
Repeat
Took away my Favorite Jeans
Repeat
Now I'm wearing Girl Scout Greens
Repeat

Sound off one, two
Sound off three, four
Bring it on down one, two, three, four,
One, Two, Three, Four

Girl Scouts Together (sung moderately slowly)

Girl Scouts together,
That is our song,
Winding the old trails
rocky and long.
Learning our motto,
living our creed,
Girl Scouts together
in ev'ry good deed.

God Bless My Underwear (Tune: "God Bless America")

God bless my underwear, my only pair.
Stand beside them, and guide them,
Through the rips, through the holes, through the tears.
From the washer, to the dryer, to the clothesline in the air.
God bless my underwear, my only pair.

God Our Father (Tune: Frere Jacques)

God Our Father
God Our Father
Once again
Once again
We would ask thy blessing
We would ask thy blessing
Amen, Amen


God Our Father (Tune: Frere Jacques)
(Second version)

God Our Father
God Our Father
We Thank You
We Thank You
For Our Many Blessings
For Our Many Blessings
Amen
Amen

Grand Old Duke of York

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again
And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half-way up
They were neither up nor down!

Actions: Every time you sing the word "up", stand up. When you sing the word "down", sit down. On "half-way up", stand up with knees bent. Repeat the song a number of times, getting faster. To totally confuse everyone, reverse the actions
(e.g. sit down on "up", stand up on "down"!)


He's Got the Whole World (GS Version)
(same tune as "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands")

He's got the whole world in his hands (3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

He's got the dainty, dainty Daisies in his hands, (talk sweet and use hands to show dainty). (3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

He's got the bouncy, bouncy Brownies in his hands (jump up and down). (3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

He's got the jazzy, jazzy Juniors in his hands (act jazzy). (3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

He's got the sassy, sassy Seniors in his hands (shake finger).
(3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

He's got the cool, cool Cadettes in his hands (act prissy). (3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

He's got the Loud, Loud Leader in his hands (Leader shouts very loudly "Who's Loud"). (3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

He's got the picky, picky parents in his hands (point to parents). (3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

He's got the bad, bad Boy Scouts in his hands. (3x)
He's got the whole world in his hands.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
(use both hands to point to body parts)

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes,
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes,
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes.



I'm a Little Hunk of Tin

I'm a little hunk of tin, nobody knows where I have been..
Got four wheels and a running board, I'm a four-by-four-by-four..
Honk-honk, rattle-rattle, rattle crash, beep-beep
Honk-hank, rattle-rattle, rattle crash, beep-beep
Honk-honk, honk, honk.

Actions: honk-pull ears; rattle-shake head; crash-cover face
with hands; beep-push on nose with flat of hand

If You're Happy

If you're happy and you know it
Clap your hands (clap, clap, clap)
If you're happy and you know it
Clap your hands (clap, clap, clap)
If you're happy and you know it
and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it
Clap you're hands (clap, clap, clap)

If your happy and you know it
Scratch your head (eee, eee, eee,) ....

If you're happy and you know it
Shout Amen ("Amen")...

If you're happy and you know it
do all three (Clap, clap, clap)
(eee, eee, eee) (Amen) ....


It's a Scouting World (It's a Small World)

It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears
There's so much that we share that it's time we're aware
It's a Scouting world

It's a Scouting world for all
It's a Scouting world for all
It's a Scouting world for all
It's a Scouting world

There is just one moon and a golden sun
And Scouting means friendship for everyone
Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide
It's a Scouting world

John Brown's Baby (Battle Hymn of the Republic)

John Brown's baby had a cold upon its chest
John Brown's baby had a cold upon its chest
John Brown's baby had a cold upon its chest
So they rubbed it with camphorated oil

The second time through, replace the word, "chest" by patting the chest.
Next time, substitute a cough for the word, "cold"
Then, substitute baby-rocking arm motions for the word, "baby"

Johnny Appleseed
The Lord is good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need,
The sun and the rain and the appleseed.
The Lord is good to me.


Just a Boy and a Girl

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe with the moon shining all around
And he paddled and he paddled so slow and easy that you couldn't even hear a sound
And they talked and they talked 'til the moon grew dim
He said, "You better kiss me or get out and swim"
So, what ya gonna do in a little canoe
With the moon shining all all around

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe with the moon shining all around
And he paddled and he paddled so slow and easy that you couldn't even hear a sound
And they talked and they talked 'til the moon grew dim
He said, "You better kiss me or get out and swim"
So, what ya gonna do in a little canoe
With the boats floating all a . .

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe with the moon shining all around
And he paddled and he paddled so slow and easy that you couldn't even hear a sound
And they talked and they talked 'til the moon grew dim
He said, "You better kiss me or get out and swim"
So, what ya gonna do in a little canoe
With the GIRL swimming all around

Kookaburra

Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra
Merry merry gay your life must be
Ha, ha, ha!

Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop Kookaburra, stop Kookaburra
Save some there for me
Yum, yum, yum!


Kum Ba Yah

Kum Ba Yah, my lord
Kum Ba Yah
Kum Ba Yah, my lord
Kum Ba Yah
Kum Ba Yah, my lord
Kum Ba Yah
Oh lord, Kum Ba Yah.

Someone's crying lord, Kum Ba Yah
Someone's crying lord, Kum Ba Yah
Someone's crying lord, Kum Ba Yah
Oh lord, Kum Ba Yah.

Someone's singing lord, Kum Ba Yah
Someone's singing lord, Kum Ba Yah
Someone's singing lord, Kum Ba Yah
Oh lord, Kum Ba Yah.

Someone's praying lord, Kum Ba Yah
Someone's praying lord, Kum Ba Yah
Someone's praying lord, Kum Ba Yah
Oh lord, Kum Ba Yah.

Make New Friends

Make new friend but keep the old
One is silver but the other gold

A circle is round, it has no end
That's how long I want to be your friend
I have a hand, and you have another
Put them together and we have each other


The Moose Song (Version One) (leader sings a line, everyone repeats)

There was a big moose
Who liked to drink juice

(Chorus)
Singing whoa-oh-oh-oh
Whao whao whao
Oh! Oh!
Whao whao whao!

Now the moose's name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed

Now he drank his juice with care
But he spilt it in his hair

Now he's a sticky moose
He's a moose full of juice

The Moose Song (Version Two)

There was a great big moose
Who liked to drink a lot of juice
There was a great big moose
Who liked to drink a lot of juice

(Chorus)
Way-oh, way-oh
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh
Way-oh, way-oh!
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh

The moose's name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed
The moose's name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed

He drank his juice with care
But he spilt it in his hair
He drank his juice with care
But he spilt it in his hair

Now there's a sticky moose
Full of juice...
On the loose...
Music Shall Live
All things shall perish from under the sky
Music alone shall live, music alone shall live
Music alone shall live, never to die

My Aunt Came Back
(Leader sings line and does actions and is echoed by audience.)

My Aunt came back (My aunt came back)
From old Japan (From old Japan)
And she brought me back (and she brought me back)
A Japanese fan (a Japanese fan)

(Start waving right hand like a fan)

My Aunt came back
From old Hong Kong
And she brought me back
A game of ping pong

(wave left hand like ping-pong bat)

Kampuchea - Rocking Chair

(start rocking back and forward)

Timbuktu - some nuts like you

(stop actions and point at audience)

On My Honor

On my honor, I'll do my best
To do my duty to God.
On my honor, I'll do my best
To serve my country as I may.
On my honor, I'll do my best
To do my good turn each day.
To keep my body strengthened
And keep my mind awakened,
To follow paths of righteousness,
On my honor, I'll do my best.


On My Honor (another version)

(Chorus) (Sung every 2 verses)
On my honor I will try,
There's a duty to be done and I say "aye".
There's a reason here for a reason up above
My honor is to try and my duty is to love.

People don't need to know my name
If I've done any harm then I'm to blame
If I've helped anyone then I've helped me
If I've opened up my eyes to see.

I've tucked away a song or two,
when you're feeling low, there's one for you
If you need a friend, then I will come,
And there's many more where I come from.

(Chorus)

Come with me where a fire burns bright
We can even see better by candle's light,
We can find more meaning in a campfire's glow
Than we ever learned in a year or so.
We've made a promise to always keep
And we pray night falls before we sleep.
We'll be Girl Scouts together and when we're gone.
We'll still be trying and singing this song.

Pink Pajamas
(Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)

I wear my pink pajamas in the summer when it's hot.
I wear my flannel nighties in the winter when it's not.
And sometimes in the springtime and sometimes in the fall,
I jump right in between the sheets with nothing on at all.

Glory, glory, Hallelujah;
Glory, glory, what's it to ya?
Balmy breezes blowing through ya,
With nothing on at all.


The Princess Pat
(leader sings one line, others repeat)
(Tune is from "The Other Day I Met a Bear" Song) (actions in brackets)

The Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
Light infantry (salute)
They sailed across (wave motion in front of body with one hand)
The seven seas (number 7 with your finger, then make a "C" with one hand)
They sailed across (wave motion)
The channel two (two hands tracing a channel, then number 2 on one hand)
And took with them (throw a sack over your shoulder)
A rick-a-bamboo! (trace a wavy figure in front of you going down, bend knees as you go)

A rick-a-bamboo (same as before)
Now what is that? (shrug shoulders, hold out hands)
It's something made (bang one fist on top of the other)
For the Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
It's red and gold ("twirl" one arm down by your hip)
And purple too (flip hands as if you were saying "Oh my gosh!")
That's why it's called (cup hands in front of mouth, shout)
A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)

Now Captain Dan (salute)
And his loyal crew (salute several times)
They sailed across (wave action)
The channel two (same as before)
But their ship sank (plug nose, one hand over head and waving as you bend knees)
And yours will too (point to others in the circle)
Unless you take (throw an invisible bag over your shoulder)
A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)

A rick-a-bamboo (same as before)
Now what is that? (shrug shoulders, hold out hands)
It's something made (bang one fist on top of the other)
For the Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
It's red and gold ("twirl" one arm down by your hip)
And purple too (flip hands as if you were saying "Oh my gosh!")
That's why it's called (cup hands in front of mouth, shout)
(everyone together) A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)


Sarasponda

Sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda ret set set
sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda ret set set
Ah door ray oh, ah door ray boom day oh
Ah door ray boom day ret set set
Ah say pa say oh.

Scout Vesper Song

Softly falls the light of day,
As our campfire fades away;
Silently each Scout should ask
"Have I done my daily task?
Have I kept my honor bright?
Can I guiltless sleep tonight?
Have I done and have I dared
Everything to be prepared?"

She Wears a "G"

She wears a "G" for Generosity
She wears an "I" for Interest, too
She wears an "R" for Real Fine Sportsmanship
She wears an "L" for Loyalty, for Loyalty
She wears an "S" for her Sincerity
She wears an "C" for Courtesy
She wears an "O&U&T" for Outdoor Life, Outdoor Life
And that Girl Scout is me!

Taps

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the sea, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Waddle-ee-atch-a

Waddle-ee-atch-a, waddle-ee-atch-a
Doodle-ee-do, Doodle-ee-do,
Waddle-ee-atch-a, waddle-ee-atch-a
Doodle-ee-do, Doodle-ee-do,
Simplest song, there's nothin' much to it,
All you've got to do is doodle-ee-do it
I like the rest, but the part I like best goes,
Doodle-ee-doodle-ee-do, toot toot.

Weave (First version)

Chorus:
Weave, weave, weave us together,
Weave us together in unity and love.
Weave, weave, weave us together,
Weave us together, together in love.

We are many textures, we are many colors,
Each one different from the others.
But we are all woven together in one great tapestry.

We are many instruments playing different melodies,
We are not listening to one another.
But we are all playing in harmony in one great symphony.

Weave (Second version)

Weave, weave, weave, weave me the sunshine
Out of the falling rain.
Weave me the hope of a new tomorrow
To fill my cup again.

I've seen the steel and the concrete crumble,
Shine on me again,
The tall and the mighty all have stumbled,
Shine on me again.

So weave, weave, weave, weave me the sunshine
Out of the falling rain.
Weave me the hope of a new tomorrow
To fill my cup again.

Whenever You Make A Promise (Round)

Whenever you make a promise, consider well its importance;
And when made, engrave it upon your heart



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Page last updated January 9, 2006