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Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)

D. Jones - lde_jones@centuryinter.net 13 Aug 99 - 03:06 PM
GUEST,Nother Former Camper 21 Jan 07 - 12:31 AM
Peace 21 Jan 07 - 12:37 AM
Big Al Whittle 21 Jan 07 - 04:35 AM
GUEST,Camp Redwing staff, Whopper 04 Jun 09 - 11:29 PM
GUEST 08 Mar 13 - 10:18 PM
GUEST,Camp Redwing Lover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 Sep 13 - 10:52 PM
GUEST,Guest-old Girl Scout Camp Wakatomika 25 Oct 13 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,Valerie Rothan 30 Jan 14 - 10:28 AM
GUEST,Valerie Rothan 30 Jan 14 - 10:31 AM
GUEST,F-100 11 Dec 14 - 12:25 AM
GUEST,Guest 18 Aug 15 - 08:41 PM
GUEST,leeneia 19 Aug 15 - 06:02 PM
GUEST,jeff McLeod 31 Mar 16 - 06:02 PM
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Subject: Blue Walkin'
From: D. Jones - lde_jones@centuryinter.net
Date: 13 Aug 99 - 03:06 PM

From many years ago camping I vaguely remember a ballad about a hound dog named Blue - one line was something like "Are you walking these hills tonight Blue?" Does anyone know the song - and where I might find it?


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Subject: ADD: Blue Walkin'
From: GUEST,Nother Former Camper
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 12:31 AM

http://www.scoutxing.com/songs/songs_0192.htm

Blue

Chorus:

Blue walkin', Blue walkin',
Are you walkin these hills tonight Blue

Raggedy ears and a dragon's tail
A heart that's faithful and true
Are you walkin' these hills tonight Blue?

Master I hear you callin'
My heart goes out to you
But still I hear you callin', Blue.

The story behind the song: This song was about a dog who disappeared at a camp after his best freind the camp owner had suddenly died. The story goes that Blue wanders the hills of the camp looking for his master. The camp staff sing the song because at night you can hear Blue howl.


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Subject: RE: Blue Walkin'
From: Peace
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 12:37 AM

Mean maybe the song that starts with "I Had an Old Dog and His Name was Blue"?


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Subject: RE: Blue Walkin'
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 04:35 AM

Are you walking these hills tonite?
don't come back without having a shite
then come back Blue
You good dog, you


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BLUE WALKIN' (camp song)
From: GUEST,Camp Redwing staff, Whopper
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:29 PM

Blue Walkin

(It is an eerie camp song - about an old man calling for his dog.)

Chorus:
E    A         E    A               B7                           E
Blue Walkin'. Blue Walkin'. Are you walking these hills tonight, Blue?

Floppy ears and a draggin' tail, a heart's that faithful and true.
Are you walking these hills tonight, Blue?

Through these woods we used to roam, huntin' was all we'd do.
Are you walking these hills tonight, Blue?

Then one day you went away, I wish that I knew why.
Are you walking these hills tonight, Blue?

Master I hear you callin'. Callin' me back to you.
Are you walking these hills tonight, Blue?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 10:18 PM

I love this song! I've been looking for a recording of it fir awhile but can't find one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST,Camp Redwing Lover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: 10 Sep 13 - 10:52 PM

Omygoodness, this is one of my favorite camp songs. It's soo beautiful thx soo much Whopper!!!!! :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST,Guest-old Girl Scout Camp Wakatomika
Date: 25 Oct 13 - 07:57 PM

I've been trying to find the rest of the lyrics and this tune for years!! I remember it from G.S. Camp back in the '60's!! Thank you!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST,Valerie Rothan
Date: 30 Jan 14 - 10:28 AM

Blue Walkin'
Chorus:
Blue walkin', Blue walkin'
Are you walkin' these trails tonight Blue.

Floppy ears and a dragin tail, a heart that's faithful and true.
Are you walkin' these trails tonight Blue?
(Chorus)
Master I hear you callin', My heart goes out to you.
But still I hear you callin' Blue.
(Chorus)
Up and down these rollin hills, Blue's in search for you.
And still his heart goes out to you.
(Chorus)
Eat nor sleep he has not now, but still he continues on.
He'll march until he dies for you.
(Chorus)
Blue's search is over now, he's finally home to you.
So love that Blue 'cause he loves you.
(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST,Valerie Rothan
Date: 30 Jan 14 - 10:31 AM

Blue was a Camp Ranger's. The song was written by Camp counselors after observing Blue after the death of the Ranger. It is a true story. I knew one of the Counselors that was involved in writing the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST,F-100
Date: 11 Dec 14 - 12:25 AM

Yeah this is based on an actual story. I drive down the road where they see the ghost of Blue all the time. Its kinda creepy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 18 Aug 15 - 08:41 PM

Ella Jenkins did a rendition of this song on the children's album "Seasons for Singing."

It is a bit shorter than some of the versions posted here, which is why I was looking it up in the first place. It is such a lovely little song that I hoped I could find a few more verses. I was very pleased to find a few here.
Hope this helps some one else :-)

Url of video of Jenkins' Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVQztrSva6U


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 06:02 PM

Thanks for the link, Guest. that's a nice song.

Why is a dog called Blue? Probably because it's a blue tick hound. These dogs tree their prey and then howl. Here's a video of a pup who has spotted, if not actually treed, a prey animal.

Clearly the prey animal just wishes it would shut up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_--x0b9fiUY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Walkin' (camp song)
From: GUEST,jeff McLeod
Date: 31 Mar 16 - 06:02 PM

I remember a teacher of mine Mrs. Williams, play a four string guitar and sang Blue Walkin to us in either the 5th or 7th grade in Fraser, Michigan around 1970 or so.

Jeff McLeod


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