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Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree

GUEST,Becky 09 Feb 11 - 12:22 PM
RunrigFan 09 Feb 11 - 12:59 PM
GUEST 12 Nov 13 - 05:24 PM
GUEST 12 Nov 13 - 06:19 PM
GUEST,Former Girl Scout 16 Mar 14 - 09:31 PM
GUEST,mt 07 May 14 - 10:21 AM
GUEST 07 May 14 - 10:57 AM
Joe Offer 10 May 14 - 12:48 AM
GUEST 24 Aug 14 - 04:18 PM
GUEST 24 Aug 14 - 04:34 PM
GUEST,Girl Scout Leader 03 Sep 14 - 04:22 PM
GUEST,Guest 06 Feb 16 - 03:27 PM
GUEST,Amy (WEAVER) Merwin 27 Apr 16 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,Cindy 08 Mar 17 - 12:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST,Becky
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:22 PM

The song started like this:

Oh Julie and Judy and Janie and Joan
were all very little and wish they were grown.
So they got together and all did agree
That they would go hunting the Growing Up Tree.

They looked high and low In the streets and the park
They looked in the light and they looked in the dark.
Till they met a wise woman who told them that she
Would help them to hunt for the growing up tree.

There is at least one more verse to the song and perhaps a chorus?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GROWING UP TREE
From: RunrigFan
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:59 PM

THE GROWING UP TREE
(Lyrics by Joe Darion, music by George Kleinsinger)

Judy and Julie and Janie and Joan
Were all very little and wished they were grown,
So they got together and all did agree
That they would go hunting the Growing Up Tree.

They looked in the street and they looked in the park.
They looked in the light and they looked in the dark,
'Til they met a Wise Woman who told them that she
Would help them to hunt for the Growing Up Tree.

The Growing Up Tree, the Growing Up Tree,
The wonderful, mystical Growing Up Tree.

They hunted for many a year and a day.
The Wise Woman smiled as they went on their way,
For she knew as she watched them grow wise and grow tall
That the Growing Up Tree grew inside of them all.

The Growing Up Tree grows inside of you, too.
Make it bloom with the things that you learn and you do,
And, wonder of wonders, you soon will be grown
Like Judy and Julie and Janie and Joan.

Come along now with me. A Girl Scout you'll be,
And together we'll hunt for the Growing Up Tree.


source http://dragon.sleepdeprived.ca/songbook/songs7/S7_78.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 05:24 PM

Anyone know the melody?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 06:19 PM

Yes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST,Former Girl Scout
Date: 16 Mar 14 - 09:31 PM

There was another verse - it used to run in a Girl Scout commercial back in the 1960s

"Oh the growing up tree is not easy to find,
You must hunt with your heart
You must hunt with your mind.
And wonder of wonders, you soon will be grown,
Like Judy and Julie and Janie and Joan."

I've had this darned song running through my head for about a week now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST,mt
Date: 07 May 14 - 10:21 AM

I have the 45rpm record.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 07 May 14 - 10:57 AM

Lyrics by Joe Darion, music by George Kleinsinger. (Found a sheet music cover on the net.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 May 14 - 12:48 AM

There's also a children's storybook titled The Growing Up Tree. It's by Vera Rosenberry.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 04:18 PM

Is there any download available of the original Sixties recording? Or aany availability as a CD reissue anywhere?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 04:34 PM

Certainly is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST,Girl Scout Leader
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 04:22 PM

We have been singing this song to our Girl Scout troop since they were in 2nd grade. They are now entering 7th grade, and they still ask us to sing it to them. I would LOVE to acquire a recording of it so that I could use that recording to accompany a slide show that we're putting together for the girls as they start their sixth year of Girl Scouting together. How can I get my hands on one? Please direct me to a website or other resource. and, THANK YOU!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 06 Feb 16 - 03:27 PM

So great to finally find this. I spent hours one night and not even a clue, then out of the blue I wrote all the works I knew into google and somehow this time I hit it. Lots of versions of this song, few with the commercial lines..not yet found an audio of it. However if I do I'll be back. Thanks everyone for the share.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST,Amy (WEAVER) Merwin
Date: 27 Apr 16 - 02:48 PM

To this day, I fondly remember singing "A Growing Up Tree" with my Mother (who is now 87 and still has a beautiful Soprano voice) when I was just 3 years old! I recall bits and pieces of that early 1960's "Girl Scout TV Commercial" when it aired during morning cartoons on our old black & white!! However, my Mom would HARMONIZE with me while I sang it and the lyrics we remember went like this:
"The Growing Up Tree is not easy to find...
You must search with your heart, you must search with your mind?
You must learn to be patient and learn to be kind...
For the 'Growing Up Tree' is not easy to find."

I've yet to find the TV commercial on YouTube and would love to to see it again!
BTW, I was a "CAMPFIRE GIRL!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Growing Up Tree
From: GUEST,Cindy
Date: 08 Mar 17 - 12:03 PM

My camp friends were the singer's on that recording for the commercial


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