We had a folk group made up of 3 members of our Boy Scout Troop about 1960. We called ourselves "The Rovers Three" and played two guitars and a tenor banjo.
The first show we did, in a church basement, we sang "The Gypsy Rover, Jesse James and The Sunday School Song, which we learned from an Oscar Brand record (I think).
The Sunday School Song
Young folks, old folks, everybody come,
Come into the Sunday school and make yourselves at home,
There’s a place to put your chewing gum - just throw it on the floor,
And you’ll hear some Bible stories that you’ve never heard before. (whistle)
Adam was the first man that ever was invented.
Lived all his life, but never was contented.
Made ‘im out of mud in the days gone by
Hung ‘im on the fence in the sun to get 'im dry. (whistle)
Noah was a mariner who sailed the seven seas,
With half a dozen wives and a big menagerie.
Failed the first season when it rained for forty days
In that kind of weather, the circus never pays. (whistle)
David was a shepherd boy, a scrappy little cuss,
Along came Goliath, a-spoiling for a muss.
David didn’t want a fight, but saw he must or bust,
So he snatched him up a cobblestone and bust Goliath’s crust. (whistle)
Salome was a dancer who danced the hootchy-cootch.
The people got to like her, ‘cause she didn’t wear too “mooch”
The king declared “I’m sorry, but I cannot have you here”
Salome said “To hell you can’t” and kicked the chandelier. (whistle)
(I can’t remember this next verse completely….)
O _____ was a prophet who attended county fairs
He advertised his business with a pair of dancing bears.
And went up in the evening in a fiery red balloon. (whistle)
Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego
Disobeyed the king and then were sent below
Into a fiery furnace to be burned around like chaff
But they wore asbestos BVDs and gave the king the laugh. (whistle)
Elijah was a shepherd boy of wild and woolly make
Half the farm belonged to him, and half to brother Jake.
Elijah saw his title to the farm was not so clear
So he sold it to his brother for a sandwich and a beer. (whistle)
There’s many of these Bible tales, I’ll tell you more tomorrow
How Lot, his wife and family left Sodom and Gomorrah
His wife, she turned to mucilage and stuck upon the spot
Became a salty monument and really missed a “Lot”.