Lyrics For The Camp Songs We Sing at Camp Wildcat

Daytime songs

40 Years on an Iceberg
A Boom Chicka Boom
Aristasha
Black Socks
Burrito Song
Camp Wildcat Song
Canoe Song
Chants
Chicken Song
Coconut Song
Da Moose
Form the Orange
From Coast to Coast
Funky Chicken
German Musician
Green Grass
Hermie the Worm

Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
Humpty Dumpty
If You Like
Juicy Moose
Liza and Henry
Milk Song
One Tin Soldier
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Penguin Song
Pizza Man
Princess Pat
Shaboogie
Tarzan
Troll Hunt
Weenie Man Song
Wizard Song

 

Friendship Circle Songs

American Pie
Blowin' in the Wind
Cat's in the Cradle
Circle
Count On Me
Free Fallin
Lean On Me
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Linger
Stand By Me
Words by Bob Marley
With a Little Help From My Friends
You'll be in my Heart

   


40 Years on an Iceberg

*pattern song*

Forty years on an iceberg / make #10 four times with hands
Over the ocean wide / wave motion
Nothing to wear but jammies / Cross arms over shoulders, then tap down legs 3x
Nothing to do but slide / clap hands and make sliding motion
The air was cold and frosty / shiver, arms around body
The frost began to bite / clap hands in chomping motion
I had to hug a polar bear / hug self/friend
To keep me warm at night oh!

Each verse is the same, but you hum one more line each time instead of singing the words, until you hum the whole song, then you're done! When you hum, you still do the motions, eg:

verse 2
Make #10 four times with hands
Over the ocean wide / wave motion
Nothing to wear but jammies / Cross arms over shoulders, then tap down legs 3x
Nothing to do but slide / clap hands and make sliding motion
The air was cold and frosty / shiver, arms around body
The frost began to bite / clap hands in chomping motion
I had to hug a polar bear / hug self/friend
To keep me warm at night oh!

verse 3
Make #10 four times with hands
Wave motion

Nothing to wear but jammies / Cross arms over shoulders, then tap down legs 3x
Nothing to do but slide / clap hands and make sliding motion
The air was cold and frosty / shiver, arms around body
The frost began to bite / clap hands in chomping motion
I had to hug a polar bear / hug self/friend
To keep me warm at night oh!

etc.

Burrito Song

*repeat after me song*

Heeeeeey burrito!
I said a hey-hey-hey burrito!
Mmmm yeah, burrito yeah!
Taco Bell, Taco Bell.
Guacamole, cinnamon twist.

Repeat song louder, softer, screaming, "Hey taquito", etc

 

Camp Wildcat Song

(composed by Pat Molinari, 1966)
We're the kids from Wildcat
You hear so much about
All the people stop and stare at us
Whenever we go out
We're noted for our wisdom
The silly things we do
Most everybody likes us,
We hope you like us too.
As we go marching
And the band begins to P-L-A-Y
You can hear us singing
Camp Wildcat kids are on their way!

Form the Orange

*pattern song*

You form the orange, form, form the orange. (Raise arms above head.)
Then you peel the orange, peel, peel the orange. (Lower one arm, then the other)
And you squeeze the orange, squeeze, squeeze the orange. (Turn to neighbor and hug/squeeze them.)

You form the potato, form, form the potato (Raise arms above head.)
Then you peel the potato, peel, peel the potato. (Lower one arm, then the other)
And you mash the potato, mash, mash the potato. (Stomp, jump up and down)

You form the banana, form form the banana. (Arms above head in banana shape.)
Then you peel the banana, peel, peel the banana. (Lower one arm, then the other)
And you go bananas! Go, go bananas! (Jump up and go bananas.)

You form the avocado, form, form the avocado. (Raise arms above head.)
The you scoop the avocado, scoop scoop the avocado 
Then you guac-a-mole, guac guac-a-mole!

You form the cow, form, form the cow. (Kneel down on hands and knees.)
Then you tip the cow, tip, tip the cow.(Roll over onto your back.)
And you have a cow! Have, have a cow! (Shake arms and legs in the air.)

You form the mullet, form, form the mullet. (Slick back your hair.)
Then you grease the mullet, grease, grease the mullet. (Rub hands in hair.)
And you rock the mullet! Rock, rock the mullet! (Nod head vigorously.)

Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

*repeat after me song*

There's a hole, there's a hole
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea

There's a log , there's a log
There's a log in the bottom of the sea
There's a log in the hole, in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There's a branch, there's a branch
There's a branch in the bottom of the sea
There's a branch on the log, on the log in the hole, in the hole in the bottom of the sea

etc. 

Stick on the branch
Leaf on the stick
Frog on the leaf
Fly on the Frog
Eye on the fly
etc.

Humpty Dumpty

*pattern song*

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, 
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, 
All the king's horses and all of the king's men said... 
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

Chorus: (clap along)
Hump-ty-dump-ty 
Hump-hump-ty dumpty dumpty
Hump-ty-dump-ty 
Hump-hump-ty dumpty dumpty

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water, 
Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill said... 
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

Chorus

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating her curds and whey 
When along came a spider and sat down beside her and said... 
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

Other verses:

Yankee Doodle went to town a-ridin' on his pony, 
Stuck a feather in his hat and said... 
WHOA, ain't that Funky now

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And doesn't know where to find them,
Leave them alone, and they'll come, saying...
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

All around the mulbery bush the monkey chased the weasle, 
The monkey thought it was all in fun, and said... 
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

Old mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor dog a bone, 
but when she got there, the cupboard was bare and she said... 
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

Hickery dickery dock, the mouse ran up the clock, 
the clock struck one, and down he run and said... 
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater had a wife and couldn't keep her, 
Put her in a pumpkin shell and she said... 
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

Hey diddle diddle the cat and fiddle, 
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such sport
And cat said...
WHOA, ain't that Funky now!

Liza and Henry

*pattern song*

Liza
Henry

There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole.

Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it
.

With what shall I fix it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I fix mend it, dear Liza, with what?

With a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, with a straw.

But the straw is too long, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The straw is too long, dear Liza, too long,

Then cut it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then cut it, dear Henry, dear Henry, cut it.

With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I cut it, dear Liza, with what?

With a ax, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a ax, dear Henry, dear Henry, with an ax.

But the ax is too dull, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The ax is too dull, dear Liza, too dull.

Then sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry
Then sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, sharpen it.

On what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
On what shall I sharpen it, dear Liza, on what?

On a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
On a stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, a stone.

The stone is too dry, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The stone is too dry, dear Liza, too dry.

Well wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, wet it.

With what shall I wet it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I wet it, dear Liza, with what?

With water, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With water, dear Henry, dear Henry, water.

In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
In what shall I fetch it, dear Liza, in what?

In a bucket, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
In a bucket, dear Henry, dear Henry, a bucket.

But There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
But There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole.

Milk Song

*pattern song*

Give me a big M
"Big M"
Give me a lil m 
"little m"

Chorus:
Don't give me no pop no pop
Don't give me no juice no juice 
Just give me that milk 
moo moo moo moo (one person sticks out thumbs and another pulls them as if milking a cow)
Just give me that milk
moo moo moo moo

Give me a big I
"Big I"
Give me a lil i 
"little i"

(chorus)

Give me a big L
"Big L"
Give me a lil l
"little l"

(chorus)

Give me a big K
"Big K"
Give me a lil k 
"little k"

(chorus)

Give me a big MILK
"Big MILK"
Give me a lil milk 
"little milk"

(chorus)

Peanut Butter and Jelly

blah

Penguin Song

blah

Princess Pat

*Repeat Each Line*

The princess Pat
Lived in a tree
And she sailed across
The seven seas
And she sailed across
The seven seas
And she sailed across
The channel too.
And she brought with her:
A ricka bamboo

A ricka bamboo
Now what is that?
It's something made
By the princess Pat
It's red and gold
And purple too
That's why it's called:
A ricka bamboo

Now the Captain Jack
Had a mighty fine crew
and they sailed across
the channel too
His ship did sink
And so will you
If you don't take
A ricka bamboo

A ricka bamboo
Now what is that?
It 's something made
By the princess Pat
It's red and gold
And purple too
That's why it's called:
A ricka bamboo

Weenie Song

Weenie, weenie, weenie, weenie
Weenie, weenie, weenie, weenie
I know a weenie man
He owns a weenie stand
He sells most everything
From hot dogs on down

Someday I'll change his life
I'll be his weenie wife
Hot dog! I love that weenie man.

We moved to weenieville
We had 2 weenie kids
They went to weenie school
And blew up the cat, POP!
They went to weenie jail
We paid the weenie bail
Hot dog, those weenie kids are baaaddd!

Wizard

*Repeat each line and get louder each time*

Oh, once there was a wizard
Who came from Africa
Went to China
To go and pet the panda
The panda
The panda bibbley
The panda bibbley bibbley bibbley

Add verses each time:
*Went to Oxford
To go and learn some manners
*Went to Australia
To go and see the dingos
*Went to Brooklyn
To go and see the Dodgers
*Went to Antartica
To go and see the penguins
*Went to India
To go and see the snakes
*Went to Camp Wildcat
To learn to have some spirit

Pizza Man

*Repeat each line*

Hey Bo Diddley Bop
I wish I was back on the block
With a pizza in my hand
Cause then I'd be the pizza man

Other Verses:
*With a donut in my hand
Cause then I'd be the policeman,
The pizza man
*With some ice cream in my hand
Cause then I'd be the ice cream man,
The policeman, the pizza man
*With some nunchuks in my hand
Cause then I'd be Jean Claude Van Damme,
the ice cream man, the policeman, the pizza man
*With a b-ball in my hand,
Cause then I'd be Michael Jordan,
Jean Claude Van Damme, the ice cream man, the policeman, the pizza man.
*With a guitar in my hand,
Cause then I'd be Eric Clapton!
*With some bad guys in my hand,
Cause then I'd be Superman!
*With a toothbrush in my hand
Cause then I'd be plaque fighting man!
*With a coffee in my hand
Cause then I'd be the Starbucks man!

Coconut Song

*Repeat each line, except the chorus*

I'm a little coconut
Sitting on my coco-butt
Everybody laughs at me
Because I am a nut, you see

(Chorus)
I'm a nut (*clap* *clap*)
I'm a nut (*clap* *clap*)
I'm a nut, I 'm a nut, I'm a nut (*clap* *clap*)

Call myself up on the phone
Just to hear the golden tone
or
(Just to see if I am home)
Ask myself out on a date
Pick me up at half past eight

(Chorus)

Take me to a picture show
Sat me down in the very first row
Wrap my arms around myself
Got so fresh I slapped myself

(Chorus)

Pepsi-Cola came to town
Coca Cola shot him down
Dr Pepper cleaned him up
Now we all drink 7-Up

(Chorus)

German Musician

*repeat after me song*

I am a musician, I come from German land
I can play
I can play the piano

(sing together)
Pia, Pia, Piano Piano Piano
Pia, Pia, Piano
Pi-an-o

Add Other Verses, but repeat previous instruments:
Viola Guitar-o
Piccolo bagpipes (hit throat)
saxophone xylophone
rock&roll drum-a- drums (or marching drums)

Funky Chicken

Left, left, left, right, left
I say, let me see your funky chicken
(What's that you say?)
I said, let me see your funky chicken
(What's that you say?)
I said,
oo-ah-ah-ah oo-ah-ah-ah oo-ah- ah-ah
One more time now:
oo-ah-ah-ah oo-ah-ah-ah oo-ah-ah-ah

Other Verses:
*I say, let me see your Frankenstein
*I say, let me see your funky cockroach
*I say, let me see your Pee Wee Herman

From Coast to Coast

*Repeat each line*

I said from coast to coast
Camp Wildcat is the most
I said from coast to coast
Camp Wildcat is the most

Na, na- na, na, na
Na, na-na-na-na, na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na- a
Na, na-na-na-na, na

Other Verses:
*From east to west,
Camp Wildcat is the best
*From peach to pit
Camp Wildcat is legit
*From soap to suds
Camp boys are really studs
*From city to city
Camp girls are really pretty
*From state to state
Camp Wildcat's really great
*From flower to flower
Camp Wildcat has the power
ad lib..  

Tarzan

Tarzan,
Was swinging from a rubber band,
Crashed into a frying pan,
Now Tarzan Has a tan.

Jane,
Was flying in an areoplane,
Crashed into a freeway lane,
Now Jane has a pain,
Now Tarzan has a tan.

Cheeta,
Was dancing to the beata,
Crashed into the streeta,
Now Cheeta is Velveta,
Now Jane has a pain,
Now Tarzan has a tan.

Tiff,
Was going out wih Biff,
Tiff took a whif of Biff,
Now Tiff doesn't like Biff,
Now cheeta is Velveta,
Now Jane has a pain,
Now Tarzan has a tan.

Shamu,
Was swimming in the ocean blue,
Crashed into a red canoe,
Now Shamu's gonna sue,
Now Tiff doesn't like Biff,
Now cheeta is Velveta,
Now Jane has a pain,
Now Tarzan has a tan.

Shaboogie

Bus Song

Hey (insert name)
(Yeah?)
Introduce yourself
(No way)
Introduce yourself
(Okay, my name is ______)
Yeah?
(And I'm a Wildcat)
Yeah?
(And when I boogie,)
Yeah?
(I boogie on down)
He boogies on down

Ah, shaboogie,
Ah, ah, shaboogie,
Ah, shaboogie,
Ah, ah, shaboogie

Chicken Song

*Repeat each line except for chorus*

I had a chicken
No eggs would it lay
I had a chicken
No eggs at all
My wife said, "honey,
We're losing our money."
My wife said, "honey,
No eggs at all.."

One day this rooster
Came into our yard
And knocked that chicken
right off of its guard

(Chorus) -- while clapping
It's got its eggs
Just like it used to
Ever since that rooster
Came into our yard
(Repeat Chorus)

Other verses:
*Gumtree -- had no gum, gives chiclets, just like it used to
*Moocow -- had no milk, makes eggnog, just like it used to
*Barn -- had no doors, has exits just like it used to
*Coffee Plant -- had no beans, gives espresso, just like it used to
*Philosopher -- had no philosophy, talks of existentialism like he used to

A Boom Chicka Boom

*Repeat each line*

I said a-boom chicka boom
I said a- boom chicka boom
I said a-boom chicka rocka, chicka rocka chicka boom
Uh huh...
Oh, yeah..

Other verses
*Motorcycle style:
vroom chicka voom; vroom chicka wipe out chicka wipe out chicka vroom
*Janitor style:
broom sweepa broom; broom sweepa mopa sweepa mopa sweepa broom
*Underwater style:
"boom chicka booms" with bubbling sound made with lips and finger
*Valley girl style
Add "like" everywhere
*Alligator style
Actions and "boom chicka crocka chicka crocka chicka boom"
*Elvis style
improv
*Prowrestler:
flex

If You Like

*Repeat each line except for "na na"

If you like Camp Wildcat
Clap your hands

Na, na-na-na-na
na-na-na-na na-na- na na-na-na
na-na-na-na
Other verses:
*Stomp your feet
*Bang your head
*Do all three

Aristasha

Aristasha, aristasha, aristasha-sha
Aristasha, aristasha, aristasha- sha

(Do each of these progressively with chorus after adding each new one):
Arms out (Arms out)
Thumbs up (thumbs up)
Elbows together (Elbows together)
Wrists together (wrists together)
Knees together (knees together)
Toes together (toes together)
Butt out (butt out)
Head up (head up)
Tongue out (tongue out)

Da Moose

Da Moose, Da Moose
Swimming in da water
Eating his supper
Where did he go?
He went below

Dead Moose, Dead Moose
Floating in da water
Not Eating his supper
Where did he go?
He decomposed

Juicy Moose

*Repeat Each Line*

There was a moose
He liked to drink a lot o' juice
There was a moo-oose
He liked to drink a lot o' juice

Singing whoa-oh wail
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh
Way-oh way-oh
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh

The moose's name was Fred
He liked to drink his juice in bed
The moose's name was Fre- ed
He liked to drink his juice in bed

Singing whoa- oh wail
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh
Way-oh way-oh
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh

He drank his juice with care
But he got it in his hair
He drank his juice with ca-are
But he got it in his hair

Singing whoa-oh wail
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way- oh
Way-oh way-oh
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way- oh

Now he's a sticky moose
But he likes to drink his juice
Now he's a sticky moo-oose
But he likes to drink his juice

Singing whoa-oh wail
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh
Way-oh way-oh
Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh

Green Grass

*Repeat each line except chorus*

There was a hole
And in that hole
There was a tree
The (adjective)-est tree
That you ever did see

Chorus:
And the tree was in the hole
And the hole was in the ground
And the green grass grows all around
Yee- haw!

And on that tree
There was a branch
The (adjective)-est branch
That you ever did see

Chorus:
And the branch was on the tree
And the tree was in the hole
And the hole was in the ground
And the green grass grows all around
Yee- haw!

And on that branch
There was a twig
The (adjective)-est tree
That you ever did see

Chorus:
And the twig was on the branch
And the branch was on the tree
And the tree was in the hole
And the hole was in the ground
And the green grass grows all around
Yee-haw!

...And so on:
Hole
Tree
Branch
Twig
Leaf
Nest
Egg
Bird (in egg)
Wing
Feather
Flea, Amoeba, etc.

Hermie the Worm

Sitting on a fencepost chewing my bubblegum
*smack smack smack* (of gum)
When along came Hermie the worm
And he was this big (hands about a foot apart)
I said, “Hermie, what happened?”
“I ate my breakfast.”

Sitting on a fencepost chewing my bubblegum
*smack smack smack* (of gum)
When along came Hermie the worm
And he was this big (hands farther apart)
I said, “Hermie, what happened?”
“I ate my lunch.”

Sitting on a fencepost chewing my bubblegum
*smack smack smack* (of gum)
When along came Hermie the worm
And he was this big (hands farther apart)
I said, “Hermie, what happened?”
“I ate my dinner.”

Sitting on a fencepost chewing my bubblegum
*smack smack smack* (of gum)
When along came Hermie the worm
And he was this big (hands farther apart)
I said, “Hermie, what happened?”
“I ate my dessert.”

Sitting on a fencepost chewing my bubblegum
*smack smack smack* (of gum)
When along came Hermie the worm
And he was this big (thumb and first finger close together)
I said, “Hermie, what happened?”
“I burped.”

Canoe Song

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe
With the moon shinin' all around
He paddled his paddle so
You couldn't even hear a sound
And they talked and they talked
Till the moon grew dim
He said, “You better kiss me
Or get out and swim.”
So whatcha gonna do in a little canoe
With the moon shinin' all a-
The girl paddlin' all a-
The boy swimmin' all a- round?
Oh yeah

Black Socks

Black Socks
They never get dirty
The longer you wear them
The blacker they get
Someday
I think I shall launder them
Something keeps telling me
Don't do it yet
Not yet not yet not yet

Troll Hunt

*Repeat Each Line*

Goin' on a troll hunt
Gonna Catch a (adjective) one
With (adjective) (color) hair
And a (adjective) (adjective) belly
I'm not scared!
Cause trolls are (adjective)
(Extra improv lines can be added here)

(more improv about where you're going)
Stop!
Look!
A (obstacle—such as a fence, tree, mountain, river, snakehole, etc.)
Can't go under it (for example)
Because it's (explanation)
Can't go through it (for example)
Because it's (explanation)
We'll have to go around it (for example)
(mime going around it or whichever action you've chosen to do)
(improv with more details about where you're going. A really fun one is having to drink shrinking potion, saying “glug, glug, glug.” That one's a Landon Vincent and Brian Ellexson signature. :) Eventually you find the troll and go home. This song can be lengthened to kill time, and the kids love it.)
 

Linger

Mm-mm.. I wanna linger
Mm-mm.. a little longer
Mm-mm.. a little longer here with you

Mm- mm.. it's such a perfect night
Mm-mm.. it doesn't seem quite right
Mm-mm.. That this should be my last with you.

Mm-mm.. Then come September
Mm-mm.. I will remember
Mm-mm.. my camping days and friendships true.


Mm-mm.. And as the years go by,
Mm-mm.. I'll think of you and sigh.
Mm-mm.. This is goodnight and not goodbye.

Free Fallin

She 's a good girl, loves her mama
loves Camp Wildcat and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
loves horses and her boyfriend too

It's a long day livin' in Reseda
there's a freeway runnin' through the yard
and I'm a bad boy, 'cause I don't even miss her
I 'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart

Chorus
And I 'm free, I'm free fallin'

All the vampires walkin' through the valley
move west down Ventura Blvd.
And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
All the good girls are home with broken hearts

(Repeat Chorus)

I wanna glide down over Mulholland
I wanna write her name in the sky
I wanna free fall out into nothin'
Gonna leave this world for awhile

(Repeat Chorus)

American Pie

by Don McLean

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance,
That I could make those people dance,
And maybe they'd be happy for a while.
But February made me shiver,
With every paper I'd deliver,
Bad news on the doorstep...
I couldn't take one more step.
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside,
The day the music died.

So...
Bye bye Miss American Pie,
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singing "This'll be the day that I die,
This'll be the day that I die."

Did you write the book of love,
And do you have faith in God above,
If the Bible tells you so?
Now do you believe in rock 'n roll?
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
Well I know you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancing in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm 'n' blues
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew that I was out of luck
The day the music died

I started singing...
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singing, "This'll be the day that I die.
This'll be the day that I die."

Now for ten years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rolling stone
But that's not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the King and Queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me
Oh, and while the King was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned,
No verdict was returned.
And while Lennon read a book on Marx,
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died.

We were singing...
Bye, bye Miss American Pie.
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry.
Them good ol' boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singing "This'll be the day that I die.
This'll be the day that I die."

Helter Skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with the fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast
Now the halftime air was sweet perfume
While sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance
'Cause the players tried to take the field,
The marching band refused to yield.
Do you recall what was revealed,
The day the music died?

We started singing
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singing "This'll be the day that I die.
This'll be the day that I die."

And there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on Jack be nimble Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the devil's only friend
And as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that satan's spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

He was singing...
Bye, bye Miss American Pie.
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry.
Them good ol' boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singing "This'll be the day that I die.
This'll be the day that I die."

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play
And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken
And the three men I admire most
The Father Son and Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died

And they were singing...
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singing "This'll be the day that I die.
This'll be the day that I die.

Lean On Me

by Bill Withers

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But, if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you don't let show

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on

If there is a load you have to bear
That you can't carry
I'm right up the road
I'll share your load
If you just call me

So just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'd understand
We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on me when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
Till I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Lean on me...

Blowin' in the Wind

Bob Dylan- Special Rider Music - SESAC

How many roads must a man walk down
Before they call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
How many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years must a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

John Denver -Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co., Inc. -ASCAP
----------D--------------------------G
All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
---------D------------------ G
I'm standing here outside your door
-----D------------ -------G-----------------A7
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn
The taxi's waiting, he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could cry.

Chorus:
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go.
I'm leavin' on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go.

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I tell you now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go, I think of you
Every song I sing, I sing for you
When I come back, I'll wear your wedding ring.

(Chorus)

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time let me kiss you
Then close your eyes, I'll be on my way.
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone
About the times, I won't have to say,

(Chorus)

One Tin Soldier

by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Listen children to a story that was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk below.
On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath the stone,
And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor; go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven; you can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing, come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill,
Asking for the buried treasure, tons of gold for which they'd kill.
Came an answer from the kingdom: "With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there."

Now the valley cried in anger "Mount your horses! Draw your sword!"
And they killed the mountain people. So they won their just reward.
Now they stood beside the treasure, on the mountain dark and red,
Turned the stone and looked beneath it ... "Peace on Earth" was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor; go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven; you can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing, come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor; go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven; you can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing, come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.

Words by Bob Marley


Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I from the
Bottom less pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation triumphantly
All I ever had is songs of freedom
Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had redemption songs, redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had, redemption songs, redemption songs, redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Yes some say it's just part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
All I ever had, redemption songs
These songs of freedom, songs of freedom

Stand By Me

by Ben E. King & The Drifters
A F#m D E A
A F#m
When the night has come, and the land is dark
D E A
And the moon is the only light we will see
No, I won't be afraid, oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
So darlin', darlin' stand by me
Oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
And darlin', darlin' stand by me
Oh stand by me
Whoa stand now, stand by me, stand by me
*Solo* (verse)

And darlin', darlin' stand by me
Oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
And darlin', darlin' stand by me
Oh stand by me
Whoa stand now, stand by me, stand by me
So darlin', darlin' stand by me
Oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
Oh stand by me
Whoa stand now, oh stand, stand by me...

Cats in the Cradle

by Harry Chapin

My child arrived just the other day
Came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
He was talkin' 'fore I knew it
And as he grew he said,
"I'm gonna be like you, Dad,
You know I'm gonna be like you."

Chorus
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man 'n the moon.
"When you comin' home?"
"Son, I don't know when. We'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Well, my son turned ten just the other day.
He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad. Come on, let's play.
Could you teach me to throw?"
I said, "Not today. I got a lot to do."
He said, "That's okay." And he walked away and he smiled and he said,
"You know, I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I'm gonna be like him."

Chorus

Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
"I'm proud of you. Could you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and he said with a smile,
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please ?"

Chorus

I've long since retired, my son's moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
"I'd like to see you, if you don't mind."
He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I could find the time.
You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu,
But it's sure nice talkin' to you, Dad.
It's been sure nice talkin' to you."
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me,
He'd grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me.

Chorus

Chants:


We feel good
Oh, we feel so good, uh!

We've got spirit,
Yes, we do.
We've got spirit,
How 'bout you?  

Circle

by Harry Chapin    
Chorus:
All my life's a circle;
Sunrise and sundown;
Moon rolls thru the nighttime;
Till the daybreak comes around.

All my life's a circle;
But I can't tell you why;
Season's spinning round again;
The years keep rollin' by.


It seems like I've been here before;
I can't remember when;
But I have this funny feeling;
That we'll all be together again.

No straight lines make up my life;
And all my roads have bends;
There's no clear-cut beginnings;
And so far no dead-ends.

Chorus

I found you a thousand times;
I guess you done the same;
But then we lose each other;
It's like a children's game;

As I find you here again;
A thought runs through my mind;
Our love is like a circle;
Let's go 'round one more time.

Chorus

With a Little Help From My Friends

by: The Beatles

What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm,I go camping with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love.

What do I do when my love is away.
(Does it worry you to be alone)
How do I feel by the end of the day
(Are you sad because you're on your own)
No, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, I go camping with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, gonna to try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love.

Would you believe in a love at first sight?
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine.
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I go camping with a little help from my friends,
Oh, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I just need someone to love.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends
Ooh, I go camping with a little help from my friends
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends,
with a little help from my friends

Count on me

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea
I'll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see
I'll be the light to guide you

We find out what we're made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

[Chorus:]
You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
I'll be there
And I know when I need it
I can count on you like 4, 3, 2
And you'll be there
'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah
Ooooooh, oooohhh yeah, yeah

[Verse 2:]
If you're tossin' and you're turnin'
And you just can't fall asleep
I'll sing a song beside you
And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me
Every day I will remind you

Oooh
We find out what we're made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

[Chorus:]
You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
I'll be there
And I know when I need it
I can count on you like 4, 3, 2
And you'll be there
'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah
Ooooooh, oooohhh yeah, yeah

You can count on me 'cause I can count on you

You'll Be in My Heart

Come stop your crying
It will be alright
Just take my hand
Hold it tight

I will protect you
From all around you
I will be here
Don't you cry

For one so small,
You seem so strong
My arms will hold you,
Keep you safe and warm
This bond between us
Can't be broken
I will be here
Don't you cry

Chorus:
'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always

Why can't they understand the way we feel?
They just don't trust what they can't explain
I know we're different but deep inside us
We're not that different at all

Chorus:
And you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

Don't listen to them
'Cause what do they know (what do they know)?
We need each other
To have, to hold.
They'll see in time
I know

When destiny calls you
You must be strong (you gotta be strong)
I may not be with you
But you've got to hold on
They'll see in time
I know
We'll show them together

Chorus:
'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
I'll be there from this day on,
Now and forever more

I'll be there always.

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