Campfire songbook

Woodhouse Campfire SONG BOOK

Some are oldies, some are new. Some are cheesy. Some are cool. Some weren’t cool but magically are again.

With a campfire blazing, marshmallows in site and the sun setting, there's no better time to rip out the guitar and have a good old fashioned sing-a-long! Here's a few of our favs to get you started.

We'll keep adding to the list, so come back regularly to see the complete library!

I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don't like it very much!

 
Oh no (oh no) he swallowed my toe (he swallowed my toe). 


I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don't like it very much!

 

Oh no (oh no) he swallowed my toe (he swallowed my toe). 
Oh me (oh me) he swallowed my knee (he swallowed my knee). 

 

I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don't like it very much!


Oh no (oh no) he swallowed my toe (he swallowed my toe). 
Oh me (oh me) he swallowed my knee (he swallowed my knee). 
Oh fiddle (oh fiddle) he's up to my middle (he's up to my middle). 

 

I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don't like it very much!

 

Oh no (oh no) he swallowed my toe (he swallowed my toe). 
Oh me (oh me) he swallowed my knee (he swallowed my knee). 
Oh fiddle (oh fiddle) he's up to my middle (he's up to my middle). 
Oh heck (oh heck) he swallowed my neck (he swallowed my neck). 

 

I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don't like it very much!


Oh no (oh no) he swallowed my toe (he swallowed my toe). 
Oh me (oh me) he swallowed my knee (he swallowed my knee). 
Oh fiddle (oh fiddle) he's up to my middle (he's up to my middle). 
Oh heck (oh heck) he swallowed my neck (he swallowed my neck). 
Oh dread, he's up to my (slurp gulp). 

 

[Verse 1]
Left a good job in the city
Workin' for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleepin'
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Proud Mary keep on burnin'
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river

[Verse 2]
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'pane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
'Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen

[Refrain]
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Proud Mary keep on burnin'
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river

[Verse 3]
If you come down to the river
Bet you gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry cause you have no money
People on the river are happy to give


[Refrain]
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Proud Mary keep on burnin'
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river

[Bridge]
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river

Hi

My name's Joe

and i work in a button fac-tor-y

I've got a wife and three kids.

One day my boss said to me:


Joe! are you busy man?

I said NO!

 - then push that button with your right hand (do a twisting gesture)

(then repeat but add left hand. then right foot, then left foot, bum, then finally tongue)

** end with "one day my boss came up to be and said, Joe! are you busy man? .. I said YES!"

(cup hands carrying bee)


At Woodhouse I found a baby bumble bee
Won't my friends be so proud of me?
At Woodhouse I found a baby bumble bee...
Ouch! It stung me!
(squish hands together)


I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee
Won't my friends be so proud of me?
I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee...
Ew! What a mess!
(put hand in front of mouth like licking)


I'm licking up my baby bumble bee
Won't my friends be so proud of me?
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee...
Ugh! I feel sick!
(hold stomach and bend over)


I'm barfing up my baby bumble bee
Won't my friends be so proud of me?
I'm barfing up my baby bumble bee...
Oh! Another mess!
(pretend mopping, then stand tall and proud)


I'm mopping up my baby bumble bee
Won't my friends be so proud of me?
I'm mopping up my baby bumble bee...
Hey, friends, aren't you proud of me?
At Woodhouse I found a baby bumble bee
(clap loud) I got it before it got me

Group 1:
There ain't no flies on us,
there ain't no flies on us.
There may be flies on some of you guys,
but there ain't no flies on us.

Group 2 (but louder!):
There ain't no flies on us,
there ain't no flies on us.
There may be flies on some of you guys,
but there ain't no flies on us.

Group 1 (even louder!):
There ain't no flies on us,
there ain't no flies on us.
There may be flies on some of you guys,
but there ain't no flies on us.

Group 2:
There ain't no flies on us,
there ain't no flies on us.
There may be flies on some of you guys,
but there ain't no flies on us.

Galumph went the little green frog one day
Galumph went the little green frog
Galumph went the little green frog one day
we all go galumph galumph galumph

But we all know frogs go (Clap) La-de-dar-de-dar  (Clap) La-de-dar-de-dar
we all know frogs go (Clap) La-de-dar-de-dar
they don't go galumph galumph galumph

But we all know frogs go Pop in the microwave, Pop in the microwave, Pop in the microwave
We all know frogs go Pop in the microwave
they don't go galumph, galumph, galumph
(clap hands together when you say pop)

But we all know frogs go sizzle in the frypan, sizzle in the frypan, sizzle in the frypan
we all know frogs go sizzle in the frypan
they don't go galumph, galumph, galumph
(rub hands together when you say sizzle)

But we all know frogs go splat when you step on them, splat when you step on them, splat when you step on them
we all know frogs go splat when you step on them, 
they don't go galumph, galumph, galumph. 
(stomp foot when you say splat) 


But we all know frogs go squish on the railway line, squish on the railway line
we all know frogs go squish on the railway line,
they don't go galumph, galumph, galumph
(squish your foot when you say squish)

But we all know frogs go zzzt in the blender, zzzt in the blender, zzzt in the blender
We all know frogs go zzzt in the blender,
they don't go galumph, galumph, galumph
(swirl finger around in a blender spinning action when you say zzzt)

But we all know frogs go (silence) in the freezer, (silence) in the freezer, (silence) in the freezer, 
we all know frogs go (silence) in the freezer, 
they don't go galumph, galumph, galumph

She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes
She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes
Coming round the mountain, she'll be coming round the mountain
Coming round the mountain when she comes

She'll be driving six white horses when she comes
She'll be driving six white horses when she comes
She'll be driving six white horses, she'll be driving six white horses
Driving six white horses when she comes

And we'll all go out to meet her when she comes
Yes we'll all go out to meet her when she comes
We'll all go out to greet her, yes we will all go out to meet her
We'll all go out to meet her when she comes

She'll be wearing red pajamas when she comes
She'll be wearing red pajamas when she comes
Wearing red pajamas, why is she wearing red pajamas?
Don't know why but she'll be wearing red pajamas when she comes

She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes
She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes
Coming round the mountain, she'll be coming round the mountain
Coming round the mountain when she comes

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.

For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be. Yeah
There will be an answer, let it be.
And when the night is cloudy,
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.

I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
Day o! Day o!
Daylight come and me wanna go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day o
Daylight come and me wanna go home

Work all night on a drink a rum
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Stack banana till the morning come
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Come mister tally man tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Come mister tally man tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Day, me say day o
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

A beautiful bunch of ripe banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Hide the deadly black tarantula
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Day, me say day o
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Come mister tally man tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Come mister tally man tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Day! Day o!
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day o
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
[Chorus 1]
All the leaves are brown (All the leaves are brown)
And the sky is gray (And the sky is gray)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
On a winter's day (On a winter's day)
I'd be safe and warm (I'd be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A (If I was in L.A.)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day

[Verse]
Stopped in to a church
I passed along the way
Well I got down on my knees (Got down on my knees)
And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)
You know the preacher likes the cold (Preacher likes the cold)
He knows I'm gonna stay (Knows I'm gonna stay)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day


[Chorus 2]
All the leaves are brown (All the leaves are brown)
And the sky is gray (And the sky is gray)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
On a winter's day (On a winter's day)
If I didn't tell her (If I didn't tell her)
I could leave today (I could leave today)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day, (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day
Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie 'em in a knot?
Can you tie 'em in a bow?
Can you throw 'em o'er your shoulder
Like a continental soldier
Do your ears hang low?
Do your ears stick out?
Can you waggle them about?
Can you flap them up and down
As you fly around the town?
Can you shut them up for sure
When you hear an awful bore?
Do your ears stick out?
Do your ears flip-flop?
Can you use them as a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you use them for a swatter?
Can you use them for a blotter?
Do your ears flip-flop?
Do your ears stand high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Do they droop when they are wet?
Do they stiffen when they're dry?
Can you summon o'er your neighbor
With a minimum of labor?
Do your ears stand high?

Shark mouth with two fingers
Baby shark, do do do do do do
Baby shark, do do do do do do
Baby shark, do do do do do do
Baby shark

 

Shark mouth with hands connected at wrist
Momma shark, do do do do do do
Momma shark, do do do do do do
Momma shark, do do do do do do
Momma shark

Shark mouth with whole arms
Daddy shark, do do do do do do
Daddy shark, do do do do do do
Daddy shark, do do do do do do
Daddy shark

Shark mouth with elbows
Uncle shark, do do do do do do
Uncle shark, do do do do do do
Uncle shark, do do do do do do
Uncle shark

Shark mouth like momma shark but with fists
Grandma shark, ma ma ma ma ma ma
Grandma shark, ma ma ma ma ma ma
Grandma shark, ma ma ma ma ma ma
Grandma shark

Swimming motion with arms
Going swimming, do do do do do do
Going swimming, do do do do do do
Going swimming, do do do do do do
Going swimming

Shark fin over head
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming

Swimming motion again, but faster
Swimming faster, do do do do do do
Swimming faster, do do do do do do
Swimming faster, do do do do do do
Swimming faster

Shark fin again, more frantic
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming

SHARK ATTACK (yelled altogether)

Swimming motion with elbow
Lost an arm, do do do do do do
Lost an arm, do do do do do do
Lost an arm, do do do do do do
Lost an arm

One hand on head like a shark fin, other hand rubbing stomach
Happy shark, do do do do do do
Happy shark, do do do do do do
Happy shark, do do do do do do
Happy shark

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer,
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered,
All covered with moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
Whenever you sneeze.


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