Saturday, May 7, 2016

Doughnut Shop Song

Doughnut Shop Song
(Tune: Turkey in the Straw)

[D] Oh, [A] I [D] walked around the corner
And I walked around the block
And I walked right into
A doughnut [A] shop
I [D] picked up a doughnut
Right out of the grease
And I handed the lady
A [D] five [A] cent [D] piece

[D] Well, [A] she [D] looked at the nickel
And she looked at me
And she said,
"This nickel is no good to [A] me.
There's a [D] hole in the middle
And it goes right through."
I said,
"There's a hole in the 
[D] Dough-[A] nut [D] too!

[D] Thanks for the doughnut,
[A] Good-[D]bye!"

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

He's Got the Whole World in His Hand

He's got the [A] whole world in His hands
He's got the [E7] whole world in His hands
He's got the [A] whole world in His hands
He's got the [E7] whole world in His [A] hands

He's got the [A] wind and the rain in His hands
He's got the [E7] wind and the rain in His hands
He's got the [A] wind and the rain in His hands
He's got the [E7] whole world in His [A] hands

He's got the [A] itty bitty baby in His hands
He's got the [E7] itty bitty baby in His hands
He's got the [A] itty bitty baby in His hands
He's got the [E7] whole world in His [A] hands

He's got [A] you and me brother in His hands
He's got [E7] you and me sister in His hands
He's got [A] everybody in His hands
He's got the [E7] whole world in His [A] hands

God Be With You Till We Meet Again

God Be With You Till We Meet Again

[A] God be with you till we [A] meet [E7] a-[A]gain
[D] By his counsels guide, uphold [A] you
[E7] With his sheep securely [A] fold you
God be with you till we [A] meet [E7] a-[A]gain

CHORUS

Till we [A] meet
Till we [D] meet
Till we [A] meet at Jesus' [E] feet,
Till we [A] meet
Till we [D] meet
[D] God be [A] with you till we [A] meet [E7] a-[A]gain

[A] God be with you till we [A] meet [E7]a-[A]gain
[D] When life's perils thick confound [A] you
[E7] Put His arms unfailing [A] round you
God be with you till we [A] meet [E7] a-[A]gain
CHORUS

[A] God be with you till we [A] meet [E7] a-[A]gain
[D] Keep love's banner floating o'er [A] you
[E7] Smite death's threatening wave be-[A]fore you
God be with you till we [A] meet [E7] a-[A]gain
CHORUS

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

[D] Amazing grace, how [G] sweet the [D] sound
That saved a wretch like [A7] me
I [D] once was lost, but [G] now I'm [D] found
Was blind, but [A7] now I [D] see

[D] Twas grace that taught my [G] heart to [D] fear
And grace my fears re-[A7]leased
How [D] precious did that [G] grace [D] appear
The hour I [A7] first be-[D]lieved

 [D] Through many dangers, [G] toils and [D] snares
I have already [A7] come
'Tis [D] grace has brought me [G] safe thus [D] far
And grace will [A7] lead me [D] home. 

[D] When we've been there ten [G] thousand [D] years
Bright shining as the [A7] sun
We've [D] no less days to [G] sing God's [D] praise 
Than when we [A7] first [D] begun

Friday, May 6, 2016

God Didn't Give Me Much

God Didn't Give Me Much

[A] God [E] didn't give me [A] much
Just the [D] green leaves of [E] summer
Just the [D] golden leaves of [A] fall
Just the [E] white snow of [A] winter
Just the [E] little birds [A] call

[A] God [E] didn't give me [A] much
Just the [D] sunlight in the [E] morning
Just the [D] moon at [A] night
Just the [E] breeze through my [A] window
Just a [E] warm fire-[A]light

[A] God [E] didn't give me [A] much
Just a [D] constant com-[E]panion
Just an [D] end to my [A] strife
Just a [E] Son who died for [A] me
Just the [E] promise of [A] life

[A] God [E] didn't give me [A] much
Just a [D] strong testi-[E]mony
That I'm [D] willing to [A] share
Just an [E] Elderly [A] Brother
Who is [E] constantly [A] there

For Baby

For Baby
(Written and recorded by John Denver, "For Bobbie."
Recorded as a mother song by Mary Travers of, "Peter, Paul & Mary.")

I'll [D] walk in the [G] rain by your [D] side
I'll [G] cling to the [A] warmth of your [D] tiny hand
I'll [G] do any-[A]thing to [D] help you under-[G]stand
I'll [D] love you more than [A] anybody [D] can

And the [G] wind will [A] whisper your [D] name to me
[G] Little birds will [A] sing along in [D] time
The [G] leaves will bow [A] down
When [D] you walk [G] by
And [D] morn-[G]ing [A] bells will [D] chime

[D] I'll be there when [G] you're feeling [D] down
To [G] kiss away the [A] tears if you [D] cry
I'll [G] share with you [A] all the
[D] Happiness I've [G] found
A reflec-[D]tion [G] of the [A] love in your [D] eyes

And I'll [G] sing you the [A] song of the [D] rainbow
[G] Whisper all the [A] joy that is [D] mine
The [G] leaves will bow [A] down
When [D] you walk [G] by
And [D] morn-[G]ing [A] bells will [D] chime

I'll [D] walk in the [G] rain by your [D] side
I'll [G] cling to the [A] warmth of your [D] tiny hand
I'll [G] do any-[A]thing to [D] help you under-[G]stand
I'll [D] love you more than [A] anybody [D] can

The Skunk Song

The Skunk Song
(Tune: Turkey in the Straw)

[D] Oh, [A7] I [D] stuck my head in a little skunk's hole
And the little skunk said,
"Well, bless my [A7] soul!
Take it [D] out, take it out, 
Take it out, take it out
Remo-[A7]ooooove [D] it!"

[D] Well, [A7] I [D] didn't take it out 
And the little skunk said,
"If you don't take it out 
You'll wish you [A7] had!
Take it [D] out, take it out
Take it out, take it out
Remo-[A7]ooooove [D] it!"
Psssssssssssss!
I removed it, [A7] too [D] late!

[D] Oh, [A7] I [D] stuck my head in a little lion's mouth
And the little lion said,
"Take it out, take it [A7] out!
Take it [D] out, take it out
Take it out, take it out
Remo-[A7]ooooove [D] it!"
C-H-O-M-P!

Camp Skills

Camp Skills
(Tune: Book of Mormon Stories)

[Em] First aid horror stories that my leader tells to me
Make me study first-aid skills so next it won't be me
[G] I've learned to build a fire and to pack my bag and hike
[Am] Next year I [Em] think I might [B7] bring a [Em] bike

[Em] Learned to sharpen axes and to find north by the sun
Learned to cook a hot dog black, I like my meat well done
[G] Learned to take a shower in a minute and a half
[Am] Someday I'll [Em] look back on [B7] this and [Em] laugh

[Em] Learned to build a shelter 57 different ways
Learned to live on snickers, haven't seen TV for days
[G] Sat around the campfire singing songs into the night
[Am] Good thing there's [Em] no mirrors here, [B7] I'm a [Em] fright

[Em] Made a lot of friends at camp, I think I'll come again
Maybe next year we could bring along a few young men
[G] Getting back to nature helps you lean a lot of things
[Am] Finding the [Em] blessings the [B7] gospel [Em] brings

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Cloey Song

(This is how I remember it...) In 2002 Cloey said she wanted to teach us a song.  She said her mom had heard it on the radio, like on a Sunday spiritual music type broadcast and the words really stood out to her.  They weren't sure what the song was, who it was by, but they remembered enough that they started singing and came up with this little song.  Since Cloey taught it to us and it didn't really have a title we started calling it the Cloey song.  Here are the lyrics we used to sing at camp:

The Cloey Song

On life's valley floor
The future can't be seen
You wonder what is on the other side
But when you reach the top
You realize you've found
The answers that the mountains used to hide

Chorus:
I believe in the sun, even when it's not shining
I believe in love even when I'm alone
I believe in God even when He is silent
I believe the answers will be known

How can you say you know all things
And this life isn't fair
Don't you know you'll understand 
Some how, some time, some where

Chorus

I believe the answers will be known.


I love the lyrics and I love the message.  I'm still not sure what song the Goodson family heard on that Sunday broadcast, but I have googled a few things and they have to be related.  I learned that during WWII a Jewish prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp etched a poem on a wall in Cologne, Germany called, "I Believe."  You need to read this poem, here is the link:


Then I guess this poem was turned into choral song called, "I Believe."  Here is a link to a youtube clip:


Again I'm not sure how it all fits together, but somehow all of these pieces have to relate.  



    

Spider's Web

Spider's Web

Part one:
It's a [C] web like a [Am] spider's web
[F] Made of silver [G7] light and shadow
[C] Spun by the [Am] moon in my [F] room at [G7] night

It's a [C] web made to [Am] catch a dream
[F] Hold it fast 'til [G7] I awaken
[C] As if to [Am] tell me, my [F] dream is [G7] of [C] you

Part two:
It's a [C] web [Am]
Like a [F] spider's [G7] web
[C] Spun by the [Am] moon in my [F] room at [G7] night

It's a [C] web [Am]
Made to [F] catch a [G7] dream
[C] As if to [Am] tell me, my [F] dream [G7] is of [C] you

An Ausstrian Went Yodeling

An Austrian Went Yodeling

[C] Oh, [G7] an [C] Austrian
Went [G7] yodeling on a 
Mountain so [C] high
When along came a 
[G7] cuckoo bird
Interrupting his [C] cry.

CHORUS
[C] Tee [D] ree [G7] aaahhhhh
[C] Yoda rock a ree a
[G7] yoda rock cuckoo, cuckoo
Yoda rock a ree a
[C] yoda rock cuckoo, cuckoo
[C] Yoda rock a ree a
[G7] yoda rock cuckoo, cuckoo
Yoda rock a ree a [C] ooooooo

[C] Oh, [G7] an [C] Austrian
Went [G7] yodeling on a 
Mountain so [C] high
When along came a 
[G7] skier
Interrupting his [C] cry.

CHORUS
[C] Tee [D] ree [G7] aaahhhhh
[C] Yoda rock a ree a
[G7] yoda rock cuckoo, cuckoo, SWISH!
Yoda rock a ree a
[C] yoda rock cuckoo, cuckoo, SWISH!
[C] Yoda rock a ree a
[G7] yoda rock cuckoo, cuckoo, SWISH!
Yoda rock a ree a [C] ooooooo

Motion for chorus:
Tee ree aaahhhhh: rapidly slap knees
Yoda rock a ree: slap knees once, clap once, snap fingers once, repeat

 Verses:
Cuckoo Bird "Cuckoo, Cuckoo" (make bird beaks with your hands)
Skier "SWISH!" (pantomime skiing)
St. Bernard "Arf! Arf!" (hands up like a begging dog)
Road Runner "Mee, mee, vroom!" (pat nose, brush clap hands quickly)
Grizzly Bear "Roar!" (hands up like bear paws)
ETC..."Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera." (pointer finger in the air drawing small circles)








Gold Rush Week Instructions


I once had someone e-mail and ask for Gold Rush instructions so they could play at a family reunion. Here are my notes from Gold Rush week.

GOLD RUSH
(Here are instructions from the Oakcrest handout, you'll have to adapt it for your group.)

Pre-party Prep:
Split your girls into 2 families and gather enough bandanas to tie the individual families wrists together. This is called family bonding. Mamas and Papas go on the ends so they have a free hand, all the "kids" are in between. Each family also needs a stake with their family name on it to claim gold.  It is not necessary for the stake/stick to be able to stand because you just lay it on top of the gold.  The family needs to attach to the stick a paper with their family surname on it. MANDATORY, each girl must paint 50 yellow rocks. (At camp we used yellow powder tempra paint. We'd mix it with water in #10 cans and would put the rocks in. Then dump them on butcher paper and they would dry in the sun.  Often we would run out of yellow paint and sometimes had to use orange too.  It’s camp, you gotta be flexible right!)
The girls would paint their rocks the first part of the week. The day of the event we would load all those painted rocks into crates and load them into the gator. We would drive the paths of camp and sprinkle the yellow rocks as we drove.

How to Play:
(I need to insert one of the best things about Gold Rush was dressing up.  You have to dress up, it makes it so much more fun!)
1) Find a pile of gold and set your family stake on it to claim it
2) Run to the bank and take out a loan (only done the first time, they will have money after this)
3) Run to the General Store to buy mining equipment
4) Go to the Claims Office to buy a deed for legal gold mining
5) Return to claimed pile with equipment and deed to collect gold
6) Lay twine in a circle, all gold within it becomes yours, put it in your bag, but do not move gold from outside the twine circle or you can be arrested!
7) Go to the Assayer's to trade your gold for money
8) Repeat process (don't forget to pay off your debt ASAP)

BANK
At the beginning of the rush, the families will come to you for a loan. Give each family $500 in $100 bills. After each family has received one loan, go to the Assayer's office to help.  For our money, we just photo copied different camp people's faces and put them in the center of the bill.  Each bill increment was copied on different colors of paper so it was easy to tell the value of the bill based off of the color of paper. 

GENERAL STORE
The families will come to you in search of mining equipment. They will pay you $100 each time in return for the bag with the twine in it so they can mine their gold.

CLAIMS OFFICE
The families will pay $100 for a deed. Make sure they sign it, put it in their equipment bag and let them go. They MUST buy a new deed for every pile of gold they mine.

ASSAYERS OFFICE
After mining the gold, they will bring you their treasures in return for Oakcrest money. For each yellow rock give them $100, for each gold rock give them $500. For the BIG ONE give them $1,000,000. (We would spray paint a rock that was larger than a softball but smaller than a basketball, we would hide the golden nugget along the trail. This was the "big enchilada" they were all looking for.)

JAIL
When robbers challenge a family, both parties must go to the jail to resolve their dispute. Whoever wins the challenge receives the gold. If robbers lose they must stay in jail for 3 minutes or pay $5,000 bail. Sheriff’s patrol and if a family is caught breaking any laws they are also brought to the jail. Law breaking families must also pay $5,000 bail or sit in jail for 3 minutes. Be very stern.

ROBBER DESCRIPTION
Robber families are also tied by their wrists like gold rushing families. Robber families spend the evening challenging other families for their gold. After gold rushing families put their gold in their bag, robbers can declare a challenge on that family. Both families report to the jail for a showdown unless the gold rush family gives up their gold to save time. (For showdown challenges you can do anything from rock, paper, scissors or minute to win it challenges.) The winner now has the rights to the gold. If the gold rush family wins, they leave in peace while the robbers wait in jail for 3 minutes or pay bail of $5,000. HOWEVER, if the robbers win, the gold rushing family must decide if they want to re-challenge. If the gold rushing family doesn’t want to re-challenge, the robbers leave with the gold peacefully and the gold rushing family restarts the process of mining for gold. If the gold rushing family does want a re-challenge, the robbers have 2 minutes to hide and the gold rushing family has 3 minutes to find them. If the robbers are not found, good for them, the gold is theirs and they are free to terrorize Gold Rock Gully again. If the gold rushing family does find them, the robbers lose all rights to the gold and the cycle begins again.

SHERIFF DESCRIPTION
Our kitchen staff would roam Gold Rock Gully looking for families to arrest. If you are arrested you must stay in jail for 3 minutes or pay $5,000 bail.
You can be arrested for:
-Disturbing the peace (fighting 'n arguing)
-Speeding (running too fast for any member of the family to keep up)
-Breaking family bonds (your bandanas come off your wrists)
-Breaking the deed (putting gold inside your string circle that doesn't belong there)
-Bagging the gold without a deed

We would set a time limit and after that time limit was up all the gold was cashed in for Oakcrest money and then we would hold an auction.

  

The Beaver Song

The Beaver Song

Beaver one, Beaver all,
Let's all do the Beaver Call!
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch

Beaver two, Beaver three
Let's all climb the Beaver tree!
(Put arms in front and make a climbing action)
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch

Beaver four, Beaver five
Let's all do the Beaver jive!
(free style dance)
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch

Beaver six, Beaver seven
Let's all go to Beaver heaven!
(Put palms of hands together in front of you, swimming like motion upwards)
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch

Beaver eight, Beaver nine
STOP! It's Beaver Time!
(Mc Hammer dance jam!)
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch,
Tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch, tch

  



Pioneer

Pioneer

If I had the strength of a Pioneer (Pioneer)
Into the woods I would fly (would fly)
There to remain as a Pioneer (Pioneer)
Until the day that I die (I die)

Chores (Chores)
Oo la la oo la la oo la
Again!
Oo la la oo la la la
Repeat!
Oo la la oo la la oo la
Once more
Oo la la oo la la la (la la)

If I had the smell of a Pioneer (Pioneer)
Into the tub I would fly (would fly)
There to remain as a Pioneer (Pioneer)
Until I'd scrubbed with the lye (the lye)

Chores (Chores)

If I had the legs of a Pioneer (Pioneer)
Into a dress I would go (would go)
There to remain as a Pioneer (Pioneer)
Just so my legs would not show (not show)

Chores (Chores)

Now do you feel like a Pioneer? (yip, yip)
Do you have wobbly knees? (yip, yip)
Do you have blisters on your feet? (yip, yip)
Then you're a Pioneer indeed! (yip, yip)

Chores (Chores)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Soft Rain

Soft Rain

[A] Rain [D] falls, soft [A] rain at my [D] window
Every [A] butterfly has [D] hurried away
All the [A] honey bees have [D] called it a day
And the [A] columbine are [D] bending their heads in the [A] rain.

[A] Rain [D] falls, soft [A] rain making [D] puddles
For the [A] children's feet the [D] puddles are sweet
And the [A] skater bug fleet finds the [D] small pools a treat
And the [A] columbine are [D] bending their heads in the [A] rain.

And the [E] rain is falling there's a quiet hush about the [A] world
And the [E] thunder is calling there's a quiet hush about the [A] world
A [D] time to remember the [A] beautiful things
To [D] look for tomorrow and [A] your fondest dreams.
 
[A] Rain [D] falls, soft [A] rain at my [D] window
I will [A] go outside where the [D] sleepy rain falls
Feel the [A] wet on my face, feel the [D] wet on my clothes
And like the [A] columbine, I want to [D] bow my head in the [A] rain.


C-H-I-C-K-E-N!

CHICKEN

[G] C- That's the way it begins
[A] H- That's the next letter in
[D] I- I am the third
[G] C- That's the season of the birds, oh
[G] K- That old letters my friend
[A] E- Now we're nearin' the 'n'
[D] C-H-I-C-K-E-N
[G] That is the way you spell, "CHICKEN"

[G] Rufus Rastus Johnston Brown
[A] What ya gonna do when the rent comes 'round?
[D] What ya gonna say?
[D] How ya gonna pay?
[G] You ain't been workin' since judgement day.
[G] Oh, you know and I know the rent means dough.
[A] Landlords gonna kick ya right out in the snow
[D] Rufus Rastus Johnston Brown
[G] What ya gonna do when the rent comes 'round?
 

Ann Marie

(These same chords work out really great on the Ukulele too!) 

Ann Marie

[C] Ann Ma-[Am]rie, she [F] loves Pi-[G7]erre
It's [C] written on the [Am] cafe [F] sidewalks every-[G7]where
[C] John Pi-[Am]erre, he [F] loves Ma-[G7]rie
It's [C] written on a [Am] heart they [F] carved u-[G7]pon a [C] tree.

[C] Ann Ma-[Am]rie, she [F] said one [G7] day
"I [C] love you very [Am] much, so, [F] let us run a-[G7]way."
[C] John Pi-[Am]erre, he [F] said, "Oui, [G7] oui!"
And [C] ran to tell his [Am] friends,
"I'm mar-[F]rying [G7] Ann Ma-[C]rie!"

[C] They went [Am] off in-[F]to the [G7] park
But [C] they were getting [Am] hungry and [F] it was getting [G7] dark
[C] They got [Am] back be-[F]fore too [G7] late,
For [C] Ann Marie was [Am] seven and [F] John Pi-[G7]erre was [C] eight.   
 
 

...Pullin Together...

I have 2 parody's of the same song from Saturday's Warrior.  It is a great song that you can easily change the words and make it work for whatever it is you are doing.  Here are two samples:   

(This one was sung by Warrior, Cricket, Skippy and Vanilla Bean in 2002.)

Pullin Together
 What'll we do when the going gets tough and the journey is rough, what'll we do?
Have no fear, your Father is here.  Remember you're His daughter, He believes in you.  You've got your father and mother, sister and brother, pullin' together you can work it out.

What'll you do if your friends don't do right and shut out the light, what'll you do?  Have no fear, your Savior is near and when you're out of courage and the struggle is real, you've got your Father in Heaven, he's your best friend, always turn to Him, He'll help you through.

All alone, we just can't make it, by ourselves we fall behind.  If we turn to our Redeemer, He will help us win the fight.  

What'll you do if you don't feel like praying, or reading your scriptures, what'll you do?  Get right up and fill your cup, you'll get it from the living waters that He gives.  You've got your Young Women leaders, bishops and teachers, turn to them and they will help you out.

What'll you do if your family argues and can't get along, what'll you do?  Patience please, get on your knees, and go to your Savior and He'll put you at ease.  Just remember He loves you, lots more than they do, He understands and He's been there too.

All alone, we just can't make it, by ourselves we fall behind.  If we turn to our Redeemer, He will help us win the fight.

Ok ladies...we've got some strength for you.  Always remember, that you've got potential, we know it's not easy, but He knows YOU!!!  We'll never forget Oakcrest, and the strong spirit, and most of all...fear not, He is with you! No fear, of course!
You've got your Father in Heaven, He's your best friend, always turn to Him, He'll help you through.  Without a doubt, He will help you out.  Always turn to Him, He'll help you through!  

(Then in 2007 this song was used at a leadership training for the staff.  Here are those lyrics)

Pullin Together
 What do we do when the going gets tough
And the journey get rough
What do we do?
Courage take for goodness sake
And when we're out of courage and we're ready to break
We've got Talula and Harley,
Pickles and Whitty, Crimson and Scout
We can work it out

What'll I do if the girls make fun
Because I'm kind of dumb
What'll I do?
Courage take for goodness sake
And when you're out of courage and your ready to break
We've got Talula and Harley
Pickles and Whitty, Crimson and Scout
We can work it out!

All alone you just can't make it by ourselves we fall behind
If we lift and pull together we can help each other climb.

What'll I do if the fire won't start
And it's kind of dark
What'll I do?
    Courage take for goodness sake
And when you're out of courage and your ready to break
We've got Talula and Harley
Pickles and Whitty, Crimson and Scout
We can work it out!

What'll I do if my girl wants to go home
She wants to use the phone
What'll I do?
Piece of cake for goodness sake
If the girls try to get ya and ya shiver and shake
Just climb under the covers, yell for big brother
Pullin' together we can work it out.

All alone we just can't make it 
By ourselves we fall behind
If we lift and pull together we can help each other climb

Ok staff...we've got one for you...

What'll you do if your faith goes astray and you lose your way
What would you do?
Well, we would pray for you ladies
Fast for you ladies
And if it would help, we would even carry you ladies

We've got Talula and Harley
Pickles and Whitty, Crimson and Scout
We can work it out!
Without a doubt, we can work it out
Pullin' together we can work it out!

Koom Bah Yah

Koom Bah Yah

Koom bah [A] yah, my Lord,
[D] Koom bah [A] yah
Koom bah yah, my Lord,
[D] Koom [A] bah [E] yah
Koom bah [A] yah, my Lord,
[D] Koom bah [A] yah
[D] O [A] Lord, [E] koom bah [A] yah.

Someone's [A] crying my Lord
[D] Koom bah [A] yah
Someone's crying my Lord
[D] Koom [A] bah [E] yah
Someone's [A] crying my Lord
[D] Koom bah [A] yah
[D] O [A] Lord, [E] koom bah [A] yah.

Someone's [A] praying my Lord
[D] Koom bah [A] yah
Someone's praying my Lord
[D] Koom [A] bah [E] yah
Someone's [A] praying my Lord
[D] Koom bah [A] yah
[D] O [A] Lord, [E] koom bah [A] yah.

Verse ideas:
laughing, singing, come near me, etc...

Tooty Ta

Tooty Ta 

CHORUS:
A tooty ta, a tooty ta,
A tooty ta, ta
A tooty ta, a tooty ta,
A tooty ta, ta

Thumbs up (repeat)...
Elbows back (repeat)...
Feet apart (repeat)...
Knees together (repeat)...
Bottoms up (repeat)...
Tongue out (repeat)...
Eye's shut (repeat)...
Turn around (repeat)...
 

I Wanna go to Camp!

I Wanna go to Camp!

The [D] weather down at __________ (insert name of camp)
They [A] say is mighty fine.
The [A7] rain is always pouring,
The [D] sun will never shine

CHORUS
Oh [G] gee, I wanna go to [D] _________
[A] Gee mom I wanna go
[D] Where do you wanna go?
[A] Gee mom, I wanna go to [D] camp!

The [D] biffies down at ___________
They [A] say are mighty fine.
You've [A7] never seen the girls,
[D] Take such little time.
CHORUS

The [D] first aid up at __________
They [A] say is mighty fine.
My [A7] friend she had a hang nail,
[D] Her funeral is at nine.
CHORUS

The [D] water up at __________
They [A] say is mighty fine.
The [A7]  hot comes out like ice-cubes,
The [D] cold can melt a dime.
CHORUS  

The [D] cooks up at __________
They [A] say are mighty fine.
You [A7] ask them for fried chicken,
They [D] serve you porcupine.
CHORUS

The [D] leaders up at ___________
They [A] say are mighty fine.
They [A7] get you up at seven
And [D] and stay in bed 'til nine.
CHORUS

Alligator

Alligator

Alligator (echo)
Alligator (echo)
Can be your friend, 
Can be your friend,
Can be your friend too
(echo)
The alligator is MY friend (echo)
And if you want to see my friend (echo)

Verses:
...you can see him in the sky...you can see him in my eye!

...you can see him in the tree...you can see him on my knee!

...you can see him in the sand...you can see him on my hand!

Hello Dollies Recipe

This has to be one of my most favorite Oakcrest treats ever!

Oakcrest Hello Dollies

Yield: 1 pan

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups coconut
2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Press ingredients together into a cookie sheet.  Start with the graham cracker crumbs and butter.  Layer remaining ingredients.

Bake at 350 degrees fro 25-30 minutes. 

Ashcakes Recipe

Once upon a time I worked at a little girls camp called Oakcrest.  We would make a little treat called, "Ashcakes."  They aren't that great honestly, (but for girls camp certification purposes cooking right on hot ashes qualifies as another way to cook...nudge, nudge, wink, wink!) but with enough butter, cinnamon and sugar they are fantastic!    

Ashcakes
  1. Let your fire simmer down so it is nothing but white hot ashes.
  2. Combine the follow:
  • 2 1/2 lbs flour 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Add enough water to turn the ingredients into dough
      3. Roll the dough into however large or small ashcakes you desire and toss them carefully on top of the hot ashes.
      4. Flip the ashcake over a few times until you feel it is done.  Preferably before it is totally charcoal black.
      5. Safely remove ashcake from the ashes.  Drizzle ashcake with butter, honey, cinnamon, sugar, anything you can think of and enjoy!
      6.  This recipe should be enough for about 24 ashcakes, but then again it all depends on how large and small you make your ashcakes.   

Children of the Light

Children of the Light
Capo 4th Fret

[D] We are [G] children of the [D] day
We are [G] children of the [A] light
We're [D] not of darkness [G] or of night
[D] We are children [G] of the light
And [D] we are on our [A] way

CHORUS
We are on our [D] w-[G]a-[A]y
We are on our [D] w-[G]a-[A]y
We are on our [D] w-[G]a-[A]y
Children of the [D] d-[G]a-[D]y

[D] We are not [G] children of des-[D]pair
Though there's discon-[G]tentment every-[A]where
We're [D] not of darkness [G] or of night
[D] We are children [G] of the light
And [D] we are on our [A] way
CHORUS

[D] We can think a-[G]head of joy to-[D]morrow
If we keep our [G] pathway free from [A] sorrow
We're [D] not of darkness [G] or of night
[D] We are children [G] of the light 
And [D] we are on our [A] way
CHORUS

[D] And we fear them [G] not which kill the [D] body
For they will [G] never kill the [A] soul
[D] We are children [G] with a goal
[D] Up and onward [G] we will go
[D] We are on our [A] way
CHORUS

[D] Love your [G] father and your [D] mother
Freely give your [G] love to one a-[A]nother
[D] Place your light [G] upon a hill
[D] Let your candle [G] heaven fill
[D] Working for the [A] day
CHORUS

When He Comes Again

When He Comes Again

I [D] wonder when He [Em7] comes a-[A7]gain
Will [Em] herald [A] angels [D] sing?
Will [D] Earth be white with [Em7] drifted [A7] snow
Or [Em] will the [A7] world know [D] spring?
I [G] wonder [Em] if one [D] star will shine
Far [A] brighter [A7] than the [D] rest
Will [G] daylight [Em] stay the [D] whole night through?
Will [A] songbirds [E7] leave their [A] nest?
I'm [D] sure He'll call His [Em] little [A7] ones
To-[Em]gether [A] 'round His [D] knee
Be-[D]cause He [D7] said in [G] days gone by,
"Suffer [A7] them to come to [D] me."

I [D] wonder when He [Em7] comes a-[A7]gain,
Will [Em] I be [A] ready [D] there
To [D] look upon His [Em7] loving [A7] face
And [Em] join with [A7] Him in [D] prayer
Each [G] day I'll [Em] try to [D] do His will
And [A] let my [A7] light so [D] shine
That [G] others [Em] seeing [D] me may seek
For [A] greater [E7] light [A] divine
Then [D] when that blessed [Em] day is [A7] here,
He'll [Em] love me [A] and He'll [D] say,
"You've [D] served me [D7] well, my [G] little child
Come un-[A7]to my arms to [D] stay." 

Edelweiss

Edelweiss

[G] Edel-[D]weiss
[G] Edel-[C]weiss
[G] Every [Em] morning you [C] greet [D] me
[G] Small and [D] white
[G] Clean and [C] bright
[G] You look [D] happy to [G] meet me
[D] Blossom of snow may you
[G] Bloom and grow
[C] Bloom and [A] grow for-[D]e-[D7]ver
[G] Edel-[D]weiss
[G] Edel-[C]weiss
[G] Bless my [D] homeland
For-[G]ever   

German Doctor

German Doctor

CHORUS
[D] Who's the famous doctor
[A] Comes from [D] Germany
[A] Oono Gil-[D]lespie
[A] Here's his pi-[D]ano

[D] Plinka, plinka, plinka, PLINK
[A] Plinka, PLINK
[D] Plinka, PLINK
Plinka, plinka, plinka, PLINK
[A] Plinka, pinka, [D] plink, HEY!

CHORUS
[D] Who's the famous doctor
[A] Comes from [D] Germany
[A] Oono Gil-[D]lespie
[A] Here's his vi-[D]ola

[D] Vio, vio, viola
[A] Viola
[D] Viola
Vio, vio, viola
[A] Vio, vio-[D]la, HEY! 

[D] Plinka, plinka, plinka, PLINK
[A] Plinka, PLINK
[D] Plinka, PLINK
Plinka, plinka, plinka, PLINK
[A] Plinka, pinka, [D] plink, HEY!

 Verses:
(Each time you add a verse sing the new verse followed by all of the other previous verses.) 
Trumpet= ratta, ratta, rat tat ta
Bagpipes= use nose or throat to imitate a bagpipe sound
Tuba= umpa, umpa, um pa pa
Audience= clapping in rhythm
Conductor= silent conducting 

This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

[D] This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
[G] This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it [D] shine
[D] This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it [D] shine, let it [A] shine, let it [D] shine.

[D] Not under a bushel but on a hill
I'm gonna let it shine
[G] Not under a bushel but on a hill
I'm gonna let it [D] shine
[D] Not under a bushel but on a hill
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it [D] shine, let it [A] shine, let it [D] shine.

[D] Ain't nobody gonna *blow* it out
I'm gonna let it shine
[G] Ain't nobody gonna *blow* it out
I'm gonna let it [D] shine
[D] Ain't nobody gonna *blow* it out
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it [D] shine, let it [A] shine, let it [D] shine.

*Actually make the sound as if you were blowing out birthday candles*