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Discussion in 'G2G2 Northamptonshire' started by bryony, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. bryony

    bryony Guide and Ranger Guider Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    I know I learned some new songs at G2G2 but I have forgotten them already!

    The ones I remember and know were:
    - Tree song
    - my name is Joe
    - Alert, Alive etc
    - Austrian went Yodelling (although it doesn't usually cause an argument!)
    - make new friends
    -go well and safely
    - you'll never go to heaven
    - he jumped from 40,000 feet
    - barges
    - land of the silver birch

    ones I can partly remember and would like the words please!

    - elephant in the attic song?
    - all the ones Purp sung?
    - um actually my brain has gone to sleep and I can't remember any more...
     
  2. helen9681

    helen9681 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Here's the words for the Norwegian campfire song. Pleas ecan someone let me have the words for the tree one?

    We have campfired here,
    By the deep, blue sea,
    And the slender trees,
    Of a lonely isle.

    As the sun goes down,
    Everything so still,
    And our campfire song,
    Echoes round the hill.

    All that we hold dear,
    In the north and south,
    Can be seen so clear,
    In the golden glow.

    We have campfired here,
    By the deep, deep sea,
    And the slender trees,
    Of Norwegian soil.
     
  3. foxy77

    foxy77 Rainbow Guider...still official nutcase GuiderPlus

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    ooh bo - could you post the Dracula's cousin story that we did?

    ...and the elephant in the attic song too please (Dawny/Gadget?)
     
  4. bryony

    bryony Guide and Ranger Guider Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    Thanks Helen!

    OK tree song (well my version of the words - there are hundreds of versions out there!);

    There was a tree (girls repeat)
    such a pretty little tree (girls repeat)
    that you ever did see (girls repeat)

    (all together)
    and the tree was in the hole, and the hole was in the ground, and the green grass grew all around all around and the green grass grew all around...

    There was a branch (girls repeat)
    such a pretty little branch (girls repeat)
    that you ever did see (girls repeat)

    (all together)
    and the branch was on the tree, and the tree was in the hole, and the hole was in the ground, and the green grass grew all around all around and the green grass grew all around...

    continue with:
    there was a twig
    there was a leaf
    there was a nest
    there was an egg
    there was a bird
    there was a wing
    there was a feather
    there was a flea
    there was an ELEPHANT!

    I won't try to describe the hand motions!
     
  5. Broken.Owner

    Broken.Owner Archery Goddess and Moderator GuiderPlus

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]THE STORY OF DRACULA'S COUSIN [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Characters and Sound Effects
    DRACULA'S COUSIN = I want to drink your blood
    BORIS (his servant) = Yes, Master
    WEREWOLF = Howl
    GRANDFATHER CLOCK = Boing, boing
    DRAWBRIDGE = Weeeeeeeeeeeeee Thud
    BOY = Aw Shucks
    SISTER = Giggle
    FROG = Ribbit, Ribbit
    POODLE = Yap, yap, yap

    THE STORY . . .
    Long, long ago, in a country far away, lived DRACULA'S COUSIN ………….. in a huge castle with a DRAWBRIDGE ………….. He lived with his servant BORIS ………………… and his friend the WEREWOLF …….. . The big, grey castle was cold and damp and the DRAWBRIDGE ………… didn't work very well. In the hall of the castle was a giant GRANDFATHER CLOCK ………… . Early one morning, DRACULA'S COUSIN …………… clattered up to the castle on his horse, and went across the DRAWBRIDGE ……….. . He passed the GRANDFATHER CLOCK ………… on the way to his room, and was just settling down to a nice day's rest in his coffin, when his servant BORIS ………… entered the room. DRACULA'S COUSIN ………….. said to BORIS ……… "Why do you disturb my rest? What do you want?" BORIS ………… answered "We need some repairs around here. The DRAWBRIDGE ……… squeaks, and the GRANDFATHER CLOCK …………. only strikes twice". DRACULA'S COUSIN ……….. said, "Don't bother me, get my friend the WEREWOLF ……… to help you. Now get out!" So BORIS ……….. started looking all over the castle for the WEREWOLF ……… Meanwhile down in the village the BOY …….. and his SISTER ………. Had just finished breakfast, and were going to play with their friends, the FROG ……… and the POODLE ……. Pretty soon the FROG ………. Got tired of playing and hopped away. "Come back," said the BOY ……….. and he ran after the FROG ……………. Away went the FROG ……….. away went the BOY ……………… and his SISTER ……….. and the POODLE ………… Up the mountain they ran until they came to DRACULA'S COUSIN'S ……………. Castle. BORIS ………… and the WEREWOLF …………… were working on the DRAWBRIDGE ……….. Over the DRAWBRIDGE …………… past the GRANDFATHER CLOCK …………… ran the FROG …………. the BOY ………….. his SISTER …………….. and the POODLE with BORIS …….. and the WEREWOLF ……….. following close behind. Up the circular staircase went the FROG ……………. The BOY ………. His SISTER ……. The POODLE ………. BORIS …………. and the WEREWOLF right into DRACULA'S COUSIN'S bedroom. The FROG ……….. jumped into the coffin and sat on DRACULA'S COUSIN'S chest and the BOY and his SISTER ………… were really scared. "Who are you", yelled BORIS and the WEREWOLF ………….. howled. DRACULA'S COUSIN ……………….. sat up, and tossed out the FROG …………… and the POODLE ……………… "Why do you disturb my rest?" asked DRACULA'S COUSIN …………… and the GRANDFATHER CLOCK ………….. struck 2. The BOY …………… and his SISTER ……………… were too scared to speak. They picked up their pets and ran from the room. Down the circular staircase ran the BOY ………… his SISTER ……….. the FROG ………………. And the POODLE ………………… with the WEREWOLF ……………. And BORIS …………….. chasing after them. Past the GRANDFATHER CLOCK …………… and over the DRAWBRIDGE ………………. They ran. Down the mountain and back to the village, they ran until they were safe at home. BORIS …………….. and the WEREWOLF ………….. raised the DRAWBRIDGE ………….. and DRACULA'S COUSIN …………….. settled back in his coffin, as the GRANDFATHER CLOCK ……………….. struck twice.

    THE END[/FONT]​
     
  6. Wren

    Wren Mod Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    Thank you - that was fun :D
     
  7. HanSeeingRed

    HanSeeingRed Bananaface :oD Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    think we might be doing that one at halloween weekend!
     
  8. foxy77

    foxy77 Rainbow Guider...still official nutcase GuiderPlus

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    Thanks bo m'love!

    han - that's exactly why I wanted it! Thought it'd be good for Halloween this year :)
     
  9. Cap'n Gaerlick

    Cap'n Gaerlick Captain Gaerlick of 1st Gaerlick Guide

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    Help I must be a bit thick . . . . . . do you replace each name with the quote/sound or do you say the name then the quote/sound???????????
     
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  10. Broken.Owner

    Broken.Owner Archery Goddess and Moderator GuiderPlus

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    you split the group up into 9 sections and assign each section a character and tell them the sound they have to make (get them to do it back to you so you know they have it) then when you say the characters in the story you pause to allow them to make the noise.
     
  11. Lynz

    Lynz Veteran (100+ posts)

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    You split the 'audience' into groups and allocate each one a character/sound effect, then a narrator reads the story and the groups fill in the pauses (where the ......s are) with their sound effect every time their character is mentioned by the narrator.

    Hope that helps! and makes sense!
     
  12. Cap'n Gaerlick

    Cap'n Gaerlick Captain Gaerlick of 1st Gaerlick Guide

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    Thanks guys . . . . . yes I was a bit thick but got it now. Must try it for Halloween.. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hey Brown Owl - is there an upper age limit for G2Gs??????????????
     
  13. Broken.Owner

    Broken.Owner Archery Goddess and Moderator GuiderPlus

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    not that i'm aware of - i know we had some 40-somethings on this one. I think if you are mobile and a complete fruitcake (and 18+) you can go. i'm not organising the next one, though i would like to organise one in the future.
     
  14. Cap'n Gaerlick

    Cap'n Gaerlick Captain Gaerlick of 1st Gaerlick Guide

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    Thanks Bo. Would love to go to G2G - it sounds great and I hardly ever get to be my usual mad self what with being a mum, gran and grown up responsible adult Boo Hoo.

    I want to have mad fun again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
     
  15. helen9681

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    G2G is definitely a good place for that! :D
     
  16. laura

    laura GIC, Asst Guider Guides and Rangers

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    As I wasn't at G2G2 myself this is a guess from the title - am i right?

    Elephant in the Attic

    What's that I hear
    Up in the attic
    it is an elephant
    cycling round and round
    it is an elephant
    so chic and elegant
    with one tail here
    and one tail there
     
  17. laura

    laura GIC, Asst Guider Guides and Rangers

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    I'm really hoping that I can get to one of the G2Gs, but getting time off work is a bit of a nightmare as I work most weekends.
     
  18. bryony

    bryony Guide and Ranger Guider Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    Thanks Laura, that's the one! can you descibe the tune? I can't think of it off the top of my head...
     
  19. laura

    laura GIC, Asst Guider Guides and Rangers

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    eeek. struggling with that one - looking to see if I can find it anywhere
     
  20. bryony

    bryony Guide and Ranger Guider Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    think I have remembered it... but can't remember what the tune is called (it's taken from something else!)...
     

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