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G2G2 campfire songs

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

  1. laura

    laura GIC, Asst Guider Guides and Rangers

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    Not having any luck, and tiredness is catching up with me (been up since 6.30 am yesterday) so I'm off for a little sleep before I get some inspiration from my AG at guides tonight - she know EVERYTHING it's great
     
  2. laura

    laura GIC, Asst Guider Guides and Rangers

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    Have just woken up still very uninspired. I'll find out though
     
  3. Purpleellen1976

    Purpleellen1976 Guide Guider and mad woman GuiderPlus

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    Big Buffalo
    Coming round the mountain
    Far, far way

    Big Buffalo
    Coming round the mountain
    Far, far away

    Far, far away, uh uh uh
    Far, far away, uh uh uh
    Big Buffalo
    Coming round the mountain
    Far, far away

    next verse is tiny buffalo
    next verse is enormous buffalo
     
  4. Purpleellen1976

    Purpleellen1976 Guide Guider and mad woman GuiderPlus

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    (do actions at the same time)

    Lean forward, Lean backward
    To the left and to the right
    Stand up and sit down
    and to the left and to the right

    Then you carry on with the actions but sing the words to Daisy Daisy

    You can also do the opposite action to what you are singing i.e. you lean backwards when you sing 'lean forward'
     
  5. Purpleellen1976

    Purpleellen1976 Guide Guider and mad woman GuiderPlus

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    Raise left hand when you say 'left' and right hands when you say 'right'

    I left my luggage
    in a left luggage locker.
    And I went right back
    With the right ticket too.
    But the luggage that I left
    in the left luggage locker.
    Wasn't right where I left it
    Whatever shall I do?

    Repeat, getting faster each time.
     
  6. Purpleellen1976

    Purpleellen1976 Guide Guider and mad woman GuiderPlus

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    I'm trying to remember what else I sang, I know I did more but I'm having difficulty thinking what I did. Help!!!
     
  7. Purpleellen1976

    Purpleellen1976 Guide Guider and mad woman GuiderPlus

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    oh yes! (to the tune of the William Tell overture)

    I've got a head like a ping pong ball
    I've got a head like a ping pong ball
    I've got a head like a ping pong ball
    Like a ping, like a ping pong ball
    I've got a head like a ping pong ping pong ping pong ping pong ping pong ball
    I've got a head like a ping pong ping pong ping pong ping pong ping pong ball
    I've got a head like a ping pong ball
    I've got a head like a ping pong ball
    I've got a head like a ping pong ball
    Like a ping, like a ping pong ball

    Next verse - you've got a head like etc.
    Next verse - we've got heads like etc.
     
  8. Claratrix

    Claratrix Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I Love the ping pong ball one!!!
     
  9. TBird Anni

    TBird Anni Veteran (100+ posts)

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    okay hten, on the subject of songs.... can anyone tell me the words (and a link to the tune) for what the Scouts sang as they ambled off to bed? I remember it being very lovely and being on the lines of beauty before me, beauty beside me but I can't remember properly how it goes!
     
  10. fuzz

    fuzz just fuzz =D

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    I taught my guides the big buffalo song tonight and they loved it, in fact they asked if they could sing it before taps every week!
     
  11. fuzz

    fuzz just fuzz =D

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    Loved the ping pong ball one, purp. You also sang one about a masai warrior...
     
  12. Purpleellen1976

    Purpleellen1976 Guide Guider and mad woman GuiderPlus

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    LOL, our lot love the big buffalo song too!
     
  13. Purpleellen1976

    Purpleellen1976 Guide Guider and mad woman GuiderPlus

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    For this chant you need to establish a signal for when the leader speaks/sings and when the other participants repeat.

    'There once was a Masai Warrior, called Rikki Tikki Tumba. He fought bravely in the wars. He carried a shield and a spear but was wounded badly in his chest. He wandered the desert and called out to his god for help.'

    'Rikki Tikki Tumba' (others repeat)
    'A Massa massa massa' (repeat)
    'O bala way, bala wo, bala way' (repeat)

    (cup ear) He listened for a reply from god.....but heard nothing, so again he said

    (louder)
    'Rikki Tikki Tumba' (others repeat)
    'A Massa massa massa' (repeat)
    'O bala way, bala wo, bala way' (repeat)

    You keep on repeating, getting louder each time until you are really shouting. Then after the last repeat you say

    'And then he died.'
     
  14. LFC_dragonfly

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    Ours went....

    What's that I hear? (Cup hand behind ear)
    Up in the attic (point up)
    it is an elephant (mimic a trunk with arm)
    cycling around (spin round)
    it is an elephant (trunk again)
    so chic and elegant (pose!)
    with his trunk out here (trunk AGAIN)
    and his tail out there (mimic a tail)

    Repeat nine times, still doing all the actions, but missing out singing the italic bits off one more line each time, then the whole thing in full again at the end.

    Can't think of a way to descibe the tune on here really Bryony! Anyone else?

    (G2G2 is only the 3rd time I'd sung that song, so I was pretty smug and impressed with myself :D)
     
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    Don't forget 'Singing in the rain'.

    I'm singing in the rain
    Just singing in the rain
    What a glorious feeling
    I'm happy again
    Hang about
    (hang about)

    Arms out
    (arms out)

    A roo ta ta, a roo ta ta, a roo ta ta ta
    A roo ta ta, a roo ta ta, a roo ta ta ta

    Repeat, adding an extra action each time....

    thumbs up
    elbows back
    shoulders out
    boobs out (well, this one was a new one on me, cheers Doll!)
    Bum out
    Tounge out

    Hehe, aces!! :D
     
  16. Purpleellen1976

    Purpleellen1976 Guide Guider and mad woman GuiderPlus

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    Well done you! I love that one, and peanut butter
     
  17. bryony

    bryony Guide and Ranger Guider Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    the elephant song has the same tune as a song I know about a bird...

    that goes "I saw a bird, with a yellow bill, it landed on, my window sill, I coaxed it in, with a piece of bread, and then i bashed it on the head....

    a pretty gruesome song that my girls love making up more and more horrible verses for!
     
  18. Broken.Owner

    Broken.Owner Archery Goddess and Moderator GuiderPlus

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    You missed some - after bum out...

    knees together
    toes together
    nod your head
    tongue out
    turn around

    and on the last time you say sit down to end the song.
     
  19. LFC_dragonfly

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    Thought I must have, thanks BO!!
     
  20. Hilzo42

    Hilzo42 Guide Leader (GiC) & Forum Mod! Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    everyone has different versions of this though (so it doesn't matter what you sing, the next group will always do it differently! lol!)

    the one I know is:
    thumbs out
    elbows in
    knees together
    toes turned in
    bum out
    head down
    tongue out............ a ritch cha cha, a ritch cha cha, a ritch a cha cha!

    I prefer it, not just cos it's the one I learnt originally, but because the first bit rhymes nicely when you chant it! :D

    and some people sing 'have a banana' between 'singing in the rain' bits, and another I've heard is: I'm singing in the rain 'stormy weather' just singing in the rain 'take an umbrella'.
     

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