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Thread #9065   Message #1312017
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
31-Oct-04 - 03:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Ging Gang Goolie (Robert Baden-Powell ??)
Subject: RE: ging gang gooly
Very nicey, very nivey,
we likey, we likey,
cuckoo, cuckoo!

Collected in Cheshire around 1965.

The Scout/Guide movement is a repostery of strange songs and in a very clear way a living oral tradition.

I guess I am not the only folky to discover folk from the scout end of things. As a campfire leader in the scouts at 17, folk songs where a natural step. I have searched my scout collection with the hope of finding things I could sing in Folk Clubs but most seemed too daft. Although I do remember very long rounds of 'Who's pigs are these' at Jones's Ale in Chester around 1970 and Grandfather's Clock is well known in the Scouts and Guides.