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The 'geriatric' girl scout

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BARGES
CANOE PADDLE
EACH CAMPFIRE LIGHTS ANEW
GIRL SCOUTS TOGETHER
HERE WE ARE
I CAN SAIL
I LOVE THE DAFFODILS
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
OUR CHALET
PEACE I ASK OF THEE OH RIVER
RISE AND SHINE
TALL TIMBERS
WE ARE CALLED THE GIRL SCOUTS
WEAVE
WHEN E'RE YOU MAKE A PROMISE
WHO CAN SAIL


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Wendy 23 May 99 - 09:38 AM
bseed(charleskratz) 23 May 99 - 10:22 AM
Wendy 23 May 99 - 12:28 PM
Barbara 23 May 99 - 12:51 PM
Sandy Paton 23 May 99 - 05:39 PM
Not offended at all.... 23 May 99 - 05:48 PM
okscout 23 May 99 - 11:52 PM
Wendy 24 May 99 - 10:25 AM
GUEST,IM_MikeandAlice@msn.com 02 Mar 06 - 10:51 AM
GS Nana 03 Sep 06 - 01:16 AM
Mr Happy 03 Sep 06 - 03:40 AM
Mr Happy 03 Sep 06 - 08:12 AM
Bob Bolton 03 Sep 06 - 11:50 PM
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Subject: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Wendy
Date: 23 May 99 - 09:38 AM

I should explain myself....the person with the coffee was a stewartist (in the early 70's) for the airlines, the Bessie was a cow and the window washer was just that. I am from southeastern PA and that is were I was in scouts. We also sang songs like Billboards and the like but the older girls (sr scouts and cadets) would do those. I am only 32 yrs old so I am not that old....at lest by other adults (don't ask my kids) I guess that is one of the songs that just made the "hit parade" in my area.

Thanks anyway for the help.

Wendy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 May 99 - 10:22 AM

Wendy, I haven't got the vaguest idea what you're talking about. I guess I missed a previous thread with a related message from you? --seed


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Wendy
Date: 23 May 99 - 12:28 PM

Yes to the missed the thread...it was on Friday late evening....I am searching for a girl scout song that must have been something only from my area. I homeschool my daughter and we sometimes do camp songs for a change of pace but I am now reliving old memories also. (My daughter is 6 and she could not do this song yet)

Wendy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Barbara
Date: 23 May 99 - 12:51 PM

Here's the first half of Wendy's question, I hope.
blue clicky thing
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 23 May 99 - 05:39 PM

I hope we didn't hurt your feelings, Wendy, with our comments regarding the surprising sophistication of the song you mentioned. Coffee, Tea or ME? was an expose of the "behind the scenes" life of the airline stewardesses, quite shocking in its day. To find its title used in a Girl Scout song, was the surprise. NOI.

Grandpa Sandy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Not offended at all....
Date: 23 May 99 - 05:48 PM

Sometimes when I write my mind skips things and then the post sound odd....

I really don't know the title but it was a suprisingly funny song/chant. I don't think my daughter will join the scouts....she belongs to a group simular to Pionner Clubs and injoys that but I will always offer the option to her each fall.

Thanks....maybe I will try to find some area scouts that may know it....I tried the search like the above suggested but to no avail.

Wendy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: okscout
Date: 23 May 99 - 11:52 PM

Well, surprisingly I know this song. It starts out, with a line of children (or adults) singing in unison, "I'm glad I am a Girl Scout (Boy Scout or whatever you call your group as long as it is two syllables), There's nothing I'd rather be, But if I weren't a Girl Scout,

A solo voice steps forward from the line and sings "A (carpenter, farmer, nurse, hippie, stewardess, docter, scientist, whatever) I'd be."

Okay now the playparty part starts. Whatever occupation is chosen has a particular rhyme that fits the rhythm dah, dat, dah. Dadadada dah. Or in the case of the carpenter, "Two by four, nail 'em to the floor." Hand motions imitating hammer swing are appropriate. This line is repeated twice, the soloist returns to the chorus line and the beginning of the song is repeated.

The second child in the line becomes the new soloist, singing her part twice (2nd kid decides she wants to be a farmer, so she sings " Give Bessie give, Baby wants to live." meanwhile makin appropriate milking motions. After the repetition, the 1st child steps forward again and sings her part AT THE SAME TIME the 2nd child sings her farmer part again. This nonsense repeats for each child in your lineup.

It is important to have a very strong beat setter to keep everyone in time.

I don't have the tune written down but if anyone is interested, I'll try to post it tomorrow evening.

Nancy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Wendy
Date: 24 May 99 - 10:25 AM

Nancy,

Thank you so much....I would greatly appricate the tune since I can no longer recall it. Once I read the first line of the song it came back to me for the most part.

Thanks again!

Wendy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: GUEST,IM_MikeandAlice@msn.com
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 10:51 AM

Does anyone have any already created rhymes for this song? Wendy, do you remember the stewardess, doctor, hipppie, etc. I remember this song having some really awesome lyrics, some even more appropriate for older girls. Do you mind sharing these with me. The girls can then either pick or be creative.

Thanks, Alice


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: GS Nana
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:16 AM

Alice,
We just finished Twilight Camp and my youngest daughter's unit did this song. Here are the verses they used...I know there are more...somewhere.

If I were not a Girl Scout, I wonder what I'd be
If I were not a Girl Scout...
A bird watcher I'd be
Hark a lark, flying through the park, SPLAT!

2) Plumber... Plunge it, flush it, look out below!
3) Carpenter... Two by four nail it to the floor!
4) Teacher... Sit down, shut up, throw away you gum
5) Flight attendant... Coffee, tea, here's your little bag, BLEH!
6) Farmer... Here's a cow, there's a cow, and here's another, yuck!
7) Doctor... Take a pill, pay the bill! I'm going golfing
8) Electrician... Positive, negative, Buzz zap
9) Politician... Raise the taxes and lower the pay, vote for me on Election Day!
10) Pizza maker... 30 minute, fast delivery
11) Preacher... Well, well, you never can tell, you might go to heaven, or you might go to....
12) Lifeguard... Save yourself, Man, I'm working on my tan
13) Lawyer... My client wasn't there
14) Engineer... Push the button, push the button, kick the darn machine
15) Ranger... Get eaten by a bear, see if I care
16) Leader... Do this, do that, I'm gonna take a nap.

There are 2 websites that have a ton of lyrics.
www.ultimatecampresource.com
www.scoutsongs.com

They might have better or more verses...haven't checked for this particular song but have gotten others there.

Have you heard the 'Super California Surfer' version to the tune of Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious? It's a kick, fun not as cynical as the above song. I have the words if you're interested. The PA's we work with really enjoy it.
Sondra


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 03:40 AM

what's 'geratiric' mean?


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Subject: RE: The 'geriatric ' girl scout
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 08:12 AM


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 11:50 PM

G'day Mr Happy,

"... what's 'geratiric' mean?"

Possibly that the keyboard &/or screen become difficult to see clearly ...

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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