Camp Songs

 

The Flicker of the Campfire

The flicker of a campfire, the wind in the pines 
The moon in the heavens, the stars that shine 
A place where people gather to make friends of all kinds 
A place where all our troubles are always left behind 

CHORUS:
So give me the light of a campfire, warm and bright
 
And give me some friends to sing with; I'll be here all night 
Love is for those who find it; I found mine right here 
Just you and me and the campfire, and songs we love to hear 
Ba da da, da da da da da 

So let the campfire flicker, long into the night, 
And let the dreams we cherish, remain in sight. 
Love is for those who find it, I've found mine right here. 
Just you and me and the campfire and songs we like to hear.
Ba da da, da da da da da

CHORUS:
So give me the light of a campfire, warm and bright 
And give me some friends to sing with; I'll be here all night 
Love is for those who find it; I found mine right here 
Just you and me and the campfire, and songs we love to hear 
Ba da da, da da da da da
Ba da da, da da da da da
Ba da da, da da da da da


Mountain Dew

There's a big hollow tree, down the road here from me
Where you lay down a dollar or two
Well you go round the bend, when you come back again
There's a jug full of good ole mountain dew

CHORUS:

Oh they call it that good ole mountain dew
And them that refuse it are few
I'll hush up my mug if you fill up my jug
With that good ole mountain dew

My uncle Bill had a still on the hill
Put out a gallon or two
The birds in the sky, got so high they couldn't fly

Just from sniffin' that good ole mountain dew

CHORUS:
Oh they call it that good ole mountain dew
And them that refuse it are few
I'll hush up my mug if you fill up my jug
With that good ole mountain dew

Well my ole aunt June, bought some brand new perfume
Had such a sweet smellin' pe-eeew
But to her surprise, when she had it analyzed
It was nothin' but good ole mountain dew

CHORUS:

Oh they call it that good ole mountain dew
And them that refuse it are few
I'll hush up my mug if you fill up my jug
With that good ole mountain dew


One Bottle of Pop

One bottle of pop, two bottle of pop,
Three bottle of pop, four bottle of pop,
Five bottle of pop, six bottle of pop,
Seven bottle bottle pop.

Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, vinegar
Fish and chips and vinegar,

Pepper, pepper, pepper, salt.

Don't throw your trash in my backyard,
My backyard, my backyard.
Don't throw your trash in my backyard,
My backyard's full!


Country Roads Take Me Home

Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River,
Life is old there, Older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowin' like the breeze

CHORUS:
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

All my memories gathered 'round her
Miner's lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrops in my eye

CHORUS:
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

I hear her voice, in the mornin' hour she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
And drivin' down the road I get a feelin'
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

CHORUS:
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads


I'm the World's Greatest

I am a mountain, I am a tall tree, oh
I am a swift wind, sweeping the country
I am a river, down in the valley, oh
I am a vision, and I can see clearly

If anybody asks you who I am, just stand up tall,
Look 'em in the face and say

CHORUS:
I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey I made it, hmm
I'm the world's greatest
I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it, hmm
I'm the world's greatest
 

I am a giant, I am an Eagle, oh
I am a lion, down in the jungle
I am a marching band, I am the people, oh
I am a helping hand, I am a hero 

If anybody asks you who I am, just stand up tall
Look 'em in the face and say

CHORUS:
I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey I made it, hmm
I'm the world's greatest
I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it, hmm
I'm the world's greatest


This Little Light of Mine

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Light that shines is the light of love
Hides the darkness from above
Shines on me and it shines on you
Shows you what the power of love can do

Shine my light both bright and clear
Shine my light both far and near
In every dark corner that I find
Gonna let my little light shine.


This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel? NO! I'm gonna let it shine,
Hide it under a bushel? NO! I'm gonna let it shine,
Hide it under a bushel? NO! I'm gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.


With a Little Help From My Friends

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

CHORUS:
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mmm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

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?

CHORUS:
No, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mmm, get high with a little help from my friends
Mmm, 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

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

CHORUS:
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mmm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Oh, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends


500 Miles

If you miss the train I'm on, 
You will know that I am gone
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

A hundred miles, a hundred miles, 
A hundred miles, a hundred miles
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

Lord I'm one, Lord I'm two, 
Lord I'm three, Lord I'm four,
Lord I'm 500 miles away from home

Away from home, away from home, 
Away from home, away from home
Lord I'm 500 miles away from home

Not a shirt on my back, 
Not a penny to my name
Lord I can't go a-home this a-way

This a-away, this a-way, 
This a-way, this a-way
Lord I can't go a-home this a-way

If you miss the train I'm on, 
You will know that I am gone
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles


California Stars

CHORUS:
I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight, on a bed of California stars
I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight, on a bed of California stars
I'd love to feel your hand touching mine, 
And tell me why I must keep working on
Yes, I'd give my life to lay my head tonight on a bed of California stars

 I'd like to dream my troubles all away
On a bed of California stars
Jump up from my star bed and make another day
Underneath my California stars

They hang like grapes on vines that shine
And warm the lovers glass like friendly wine
So I'd give this world just to dream, a dream with you
On our bed of California stars

CHORUS:
I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight, on a bed of California stars
I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight, on a bed of California stars
I'd love to feel your hand touching mine,
And tell me why I must keep working on
Yes, I'd give my life to lay my head tonight on a bed of California stars

I'd like to dream my troubles all away
On a bed of California stars
Jump up from my star bed and make another day
Underneath my California stars

They hang like grapes on vines that shine
And warm the lovers glass like friendly wine
So I'd give this world just to dream, a dream with you
On our bed of California stars


The Firefly Song

Firefly, Firefly
Photo camp sisters and me
Play with light, day and night
Gift of crea-ti-vi-ty
Old and new friendships will bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Firefly, Firefly
Photo camp sisters and me.

Firefly, Firefly
Photo camp sisters and me
Play with light, day and night
Gift of crea-ti-vi-ty
Old and new friendships will bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Firefly, Firefly
hoto camp sisters and me.