Your Guide to Traditional Camp Songs

Liven things up at camp with these campfire classics.
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Home On The Range

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the sky is not cloudy or grey...

Oh, Susanna

I came from Alabama with a banjo on my knee. I'm goin' to Louisiana, my true love for to see. It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry. The sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna, don't you cry...

Clementine

In a cavern, in a canyon, excavating for a mine, lived a miner, forty-niner, and his daughter Clementine...

Down By the Bay

Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow, back to my home, I dare not go. For if I do, my mother will say, "Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose down by the bay?"

This Old Man

This old man, he played one, he played knick-knack on my thumb with a knick-knack paddy-wack, give the dog a bone...This old man came rolling home.

I Met a Bear

The other day, I met a bear. Out in the woods, away out there. He looked at me, I looked at him. He sized up me, I sized up him. He says to me, "Why don't you run? Cause I can see You have no gun."

12 Days of Summer Camp

On the first day of summer camp my family sent to me: A rubber raft in a pine tree...

Yellow Rose of Texas

There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am going to see. No other soldier knows her, no soldier, only me. She cried so when I left her, it like to broke my heart. And if I ever find her, we never more will part...

On Top of Spaghetti

On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese. I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed. It rolled off the table and onto the floor. And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and CrackerJacks, I don't care if we never get back...

Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral

Over in Killarney, many years ago, me mother sang a song to me, in tones so sweet and low. Just a simple little ditty, in her good old Irish way, and I'd give the world if she could sing that song to me this day...

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