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Subject: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Joe
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 03:35 PM

I lost my notebook of camp songs and the Summer Camp season draws near. Please help if you can. I really just need the lyrics, 'cause whoever's playing guitar just does what he want.

Silly songs to spirituals are welcome

Please e-mail them or to jrurda@flash.net

thanks

Joe


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From:
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 04:29 PM

Go to www.bookfinder.com and put 'Camp Songs' in the book title box, and you'll come up with a couple dozen books of such.


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Don Meixner
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 05:10 PM

Look around for the IOCA (Int'l Outing Club) Song Book. My Mom had one and its full of Camp Songs. Some of them are quite dated by now, but still fun.

Don


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 06:29 PM

Or, search our Digital Tradition Folk Song Database (upper right corner of this page) for @camp, or @kids, and you'll find a wealth of songs.
Click here for a previous thread called "Songs for Scouts."
Now, if you want to get obnoxious or maybe a bit raunchy, try the "Naughty Kids" threads here and here. Oh, and click here for the "Prairie Home Companion Camp Songbook."
Hope that helps.
-Joe Offer-
Say, I'm trying to find a copy of the Oak Publications 100-something plus five camp songs book - anybody wanna sell one?


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Tiger
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 07:25 PM

Here are some links to sites with camp songs....Tiger

http://www.achilles.net/~cco/dir-cam.htm
http://www.web.co.za/scouts/songs/title.html
http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/features/hodgepodge/19970704_campsongs/


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: BKblues
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 07:34 PM

there is a book called 'Rise up Singing'....it has thousands of camp songs in it......it has everything from Ripple to MTA......if you're stuck beyond any of the books, i may be able to send some songs to you


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: AlistairUK
Date: 07 Apr 99 - 12:42 PM

Darn it! This thread isn't about the camp songs I was thinking about. Oh Well.


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Subject: RE:old mcdonald song
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 04:21 PM


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 04:57 PM

I know what you mean Alistair...

If you're happy and you know it, touch my bum.....

that sort of thing.

I was looking forward to that as well!


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: oldhippie
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 04:58 PM

"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah".


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: GUEST, Mikefule
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 04:59 AM

Yes, "camp fire songs" may have been a wiser title. Otherwise, puerile people like me might suggest YMCA, In the Navy...


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 09:44 AM

Lavender Cowboy ??


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Rog Peek
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 11:17 AM

According to his brother Michael, "Soon after Phil Ochs arrived in NYC in 1962 he appeared on an album of camp songs......" for which he earned the much needed sum of 50 dollars. Full story can be found here: http://pobox.upenn.edu/~lapis/camp.html

The details are as follows:

Campers -- Camp Favorites (Cameo C-1047) 1963

Side 1
The Welcome Song [1:46]
We'll Build a Bungelow [2:02]
Polly Wolly Doodle [2:08]
Gee Mom [2:13]
Patsy Ory Ory Aye [2:11]
Cannibal King [2:21]

Side 2
Hambone [3:11]
Friends Friends Friends [1:49]
I've Got Sixpence [2:00]
A Thousand Years Ago [2:10]
Adam and Eve [2:05]
Hand me Down My Walkin' Cane [2:01]

        All songs credited as "Traditional", Wyncote Music ASCAP.

If anyone would like the lyrics to any of these, please let me know. You will have to be patient though, as I will need to transcribe them from the tracks.


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Rog Peek
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 12:05 PM

I tried a 'blue clicky' but it didn't work, so if you don't mind, I'm going to try again!

http://pobox.upenn.edu/~lapis/camp.html


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 08:26 PM

before this, the only ochs-camp connection i knew of was that they both worked with bob gibson....


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Betsy
Date: 16 Apr 07 - 06:12 AM

Weelittledrummer and Leadfingers - you bring out the worst in me, how about "I'm a little tea pot!!!


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: ced2
Date: 16 Apr 07 - 11:11 AM

The Woodcraft Folk (the co-operative alternative to the scouts), here in the UK produced a book of songs for the young comrades to sing when at camp. One of the more notable entries was Holy Ground (also known as Fine Girl You Are). I thought that it was remarkably liberating to have children between the ages of six and sixteen sing a song extolling the virtues of ladies of the red light district!!


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 16 Apr 07 - 05:09 PM

The Woodcraft Folk - A co-operative alternative to the scouts?

Not at my Co-Op they're not! How de ye get your divi?


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 16 Apr 07 - 05:48 PM

I have a January 1968 copy of the very eclectic Forest School Camps songbook - just words, no tunes, no attributions to the songwriters (who include Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Ewan McColl, as well as anon). Includes Aunt Rhody, which I remember being sung by the Springfields when they included Dusty. And also, hurray, hurray, the song of the Salvation Army.

Kitty

(feeling very ancient)


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 11:29 AM

Try Smithsonian Global. They have a website set up by Smithsonian Folkways to allow people to download the entire Folkways catalogue. £10-00 per record or 99c per track. They have quite a lot of kids/camp stuff. I'd especially try searching for Ella Jenkins, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and Ed Badeaux through their search engine.

http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 11:46 AM

also here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLU_mPE8k0Y


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Subject: RE: I'm Looking for Camp Songs
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 09:29 AM

Before there was Rodgers and Hammerstein, before there was Rodgers and Hart, Richard Rodgers wrote some songs at Camp Paradox with Herbert Fields (later librettist to many Broadway shows, and brother of lyricist Dorothy Fields).

Among these was a parody of "The Land Where the Good Songs Go", from MISS 1917, by Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse, called "The Land Where the Camp Songs Go".

Richard Rodgers was the swimming counselor, and the lake at Camp Paradox had a floating raft. There was one particular camper, Ovid Rose, whom Rodgers encouraged to swim to the raft all summer.

Ovid Rose finally swam to the raft the day before the farewell banquet. Rodgers and Fields wrote another song for the banquet to honor the occasion:

Camp Paradox Song (Richard Rodgers and Herbert Fields, 1920)

"O" stands for Ovid, who swam to the raft.
"V" stands for "Vhy did he swim to the raft?"
"I" stands for I who seen him swim to the raft.
"D" stands for Did you see him swim to the raft.

"R" stands for the Raft out to which Ovid swam.
"O" stands for Ovid, who swam to the raft.
"S" stands for Swimming to the raft.
and "E" stands for Excellency in swimming to the raft.

Dorothy Fields (Herbert's sister and lyricist for SWING TIME, SWEET CHARITY, SEESAW and many others, performs "Camp Paradox Song" here:
http://www.amazon.com/Evening-Dorothy-Fields/dp/B000005ZVE/ref=sr_1_1/102-0435943-0824913?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1176422031&sr=1-1


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