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Fat Girl Guide

(A Ram Sam Sam)

A fat Girl Guide, a fat Girl Guide
A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide
A fat Girl Guide, a fat Girl Guide
A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide
The Leaders, the Leaders
A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide
The Leaders, the Leaders
A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide


Father Abraham

Father Abraham had seven sons sir
Seven sons sir had Father Abraham
And they never laughed, and they never cried
All the did was go like this: with a left (arm moving) . . . .
. . . With a left (arm) and a right (arm)
Finally: . . . with a left and a right, and a left (leg) and a
right (leg), and a nod, and a wiggle


Fish and Chips and Vinegar

Fish and chips with vinegar
vinegar, vinegar
Fish and chips with vinegar
pepper pepper pepper pop
Don't throw your junk in my back yard
my back yard, my back yard
Don't throw your junk in my back yard
by back yard's full


Five Feet High. . . and Risin'

How high's the water Mamma? Two feet high and risin'
How high's the water Pappa? She said it's two feet high and risin'
Well we can make it to the road in a home made boat
'Cause that's the only thing we got left that'll float
It's already over all the wheat and oats
Two feet high and risin'

How high's the water Mamma? Three feet high and risin'
How high's the water Pappa? She said it's three feet high and risin'
Well our hives are gone, I lost my bees
Chickens are sleepin' in the willow tree
Cows are in water up past their knees
Three feet high and risin'

How high's the water Mamma? Four feet high and risin'
How high's the water Pappa? She said it's four feet high and risin'
Hey, come look through the window pane
The bus is comin', gonna take us to the train
Looks like we'll be blessed with a little more rain
Four feet high and risin'

How high's the water Mamma? Five feet high and risin'
How high's the water Pappa? She said it's five feet high and risin'
Well the rails are washed out north of town
We gotta head for higher ground
We cain't come back 'till the water goes down
Five feet high and risin'
Well it's five feet high and risin'


Five-hundred 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

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

Lord, I'm one, Lord, I'm two, Lord, I'm three, Lord, I'm four
Lord, I'm five-hundred miles away from home
Away from home, away from home, away from home, away from home
Lord, I'm five-hundred miles away from home

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


Flea

Flea
Flea-fly
Flea-fly flo
Vista
Cum-ala-la, Cum-ala-la, Cum-ala-la, vista
Oh no, no, not the vista
Einie-meanie, alla-meany, ooh-ah-la-walla-meanie, escou-meanie, zala-meanie-ooh-al-la-wah
Be hidaley oten doh, loo lop de doten daddle


Flea Fly (Mosquito)


Flea
Flea, fly
Flea, fly, mosquito
Swat 'em!
Calamine, calamine, calamine lotion
Oh, no more calamine lotion.
Itchy, itchy, scratchy, scratchy, got one on my backy, backy
Ohy, ohy, owwy, owwy, wish he'd go away
Quick get the bug spray, I think he went that-a-way-shhhhhh!
(Make can-spraying motions)


Food, Glorious Food

Is it worth waiting for, if we live till eighty-four
All we ever get is gruel. Every day we say a prayer/gruel
Will they change the bill of fare? Still we get the same old
There's not a crust, not a crumb can we find, can we beg
Can we borrow or cadge
But there's nothing to stop us from getting a thrill
When we all close our eyes and imagine
Food, glorious food, hot sausage and mustard
While we're in the mood, cold jelly and custard
Peace pudding and saveloys, what next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it boys, indigestion
Food, glorious food, we're anxious to try it
Three banquets a day, our favourite diet
Just picture a great big steak, fried, roasted or stewed
Oh, food, wonderful food, marvelous food, glorious food
Food, glorious food, what is there more handsome?
Gulped, swallowed or chewed, still it's worth a king's ransom
What is it we dream about, what brings on a sigh?
Piled peaches and cream about six feet high
Food, glorious food, eat right through the menu
Just loosen your belt, two inches and then you
Work up a new appetite, this interlude
Then food, once again, food, fabulous food
Food, glorious food, don't care what it looks like
Burned, under done, crude, don't care what it cooks like
Just thinking of growing fat, sets our senses reeling
One moment of knowing that full up feeling
Food, glorious food, what wouldn't we give for
That extra bit more, that's all that we live for
Why should we be fated to do nothing but brood
On food, magical food, wonderful food, marvelous food


Food Terrible Food

(Food Glorious Food)

Food terrible food, burnt sausage and mustard
We're not in the mood for cold porridge and custard
Fried eggs with their edges black
What next is the question
We're all gonna suffer from indigestion
Food terrible food, those soggy old cornflakes
That lumpy fruit duff, that's all that our cook makes
We have to eat the stuff, don't want to be rude
But food - horrible food - sickening food - terrible food


For Health and Strength

For health and strength
And daily food
We praise Thy name
O Lord


For Me and My Gal

The bells are ringing, for me and my gal
The birds are singing, for me and my gal
Everybody's been knowing
To a wedding there going
And for weeks they've been sewing
Every Susie and Sal
They're congregating for me and my gal
The parsons waiting for me and my gal
And someday I'm going to build a little home for two
For three or four or more
In love land for me and my gal


For The Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies
For the love from which our birth
Over and around us lies
Lord of all, to The e we raise
This hymn of grateful praise
For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night
Hill and vale, and tree and flow'r
Sun and moon, and stars of light
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This hymn of grateful praise
For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth and friends above
For all gentle thoughts and mild
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This hymn of grateful praise


Forty Acres

He was headed into Boston in a big diesel truck
It was his first shift about and he was havin' lots of luck
He was headed the wrong direction down a one way street in town
And this is what he said when the police chased him down

Give me ... acres to turn this rig around
It's the easiest way that I've found
Some guys can turn it on a dime or turn it right downtown
But give me ... acres to turn this rig around

When he finally found where to unload, he had a dreadful shock
His trailer pointed towards the road, his cab right to the dock
And as he looked around him, through his tears he made this sound
Give me ... acres and I'll turn this rig around

When he finally got unloaded, he was asked to leave the town
He was very, very happy, going back to Alabam
When up ahead he saw a sign said, you are northward bound
Give me ... acres and I'll turn this rig around

He was drivin' down the right lane when ahead he saw a sign
He had to make a left turn, but he could not get in line
The tears were streakin' down his cheeks and they all heard him yell
Give me ... sticks of dynamite 'n I'll blow this rig up

Give me Acres And I'll Turn this Rig around
It's the easiest way that I've found
Some guys can turn it on a dime or turn it right downtown
But I need ... acres to turn this rig around
Yes, I need ... acres to turn this rig around


Found a Peanut

(Clementine)

Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut over there
Thought I'd eat it, thought I'd eat it, thought I'd eat it didn't care
Rather tasty, rather tasty, rather tasty, but now
Got a pain, got a pain, got a pain, don't know how
Fetch a doctor, fetch a doctor, fetch a doctor, fetch him quick
Appendicitis, appendicitis, appendicitis, feeling sick
Cut him open, cut him open, cut him open, save his life
Sew him up, sew him up, sew him up around my knife
Cut him open, cut him open, cut him open, till its found
Sew him up, sew him up, have you seen my specs around
Cut him open, cut him open, cut him open, . . .


Four Leaf Clover

I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain
Third is the roses that grow in the lane
No need explaining the one remaining
It's somebody I adore
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before


Four Walls

Out where the bright lights are glowing
You're drawn like a moth to the flame
You laugh while the wine's overflowing
While I sit and whisper your name

Four walls to hear me
Four walls to see
Four walls to hear me
Closing in on me

Sometimes I ask why I'm waiting
But my walls have nothing to say
I'm made for love not hating
But here's where you left me I'll stay

One night with you was like heaven
And so while I'm walking the floor
I'll listen for steps in the hallway
And wait for your knock on the door


Frankenstein

(Clementine)

In a castle, on a mountain
Near the dark and murky Rhine,
Dwelt a doctor, the concoctor
Of the monster, Frankenstein.

Oh my monster oh my monster,
Oh my monster, Frankenstein,
You were built to last forever,
Dreadful scary Frankenstein.

In a graveyard near the castle,
Where the moon refused to shine,
He dug for noses and for toeses
For his monster, Frankenstein.


Freight Train

Freight train, freight train, going so fast
Freight train, freight train, going so fast
Please don't tell what train I'm on
So they won't know where I've gone

Freight train, freight train, comin' round the bend
Freight train, who ya gonna send?
One of these days I'm gonna ride
go back to my home town

One more place I'd like to be
One more place I'd love to see
Watch those ol' Blueridge Mountains fly
When I ride old number *

When I die, please bury me
Down at the end of Regesse Street
So I can hear old number *
As she goes rolling by


Fried Ham

Fried ham, fried ham, cheese and baloney
After the macaroni, we'll have onions, and pickles, and peppers
Then we'll have some more fried ham, fried ham.

Some suggested styles:
Opera
With fingers in sides of mouth


Friends


So I thank You, I thank you God for all of my friends
I thank You, I thank You God for all of my friends with me tonight

When you're all alone and you're feeling so low
There is a friend there to tell the things you know
A friend will always listen, a friend will understand
What is a friend? A friend is here indeed
Sitting all around me, listening to my need
A friend is always there, a friend will always care
There's one important thing that I want you to know
And I mean it sincerely from the bottom of my soul
I love all of you, you're the greatest friends I've got


Froggie!

Dog
Dog, cat
Dog, cat, mouse
Froggie!
Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny little bitty froggie
Jump, jump, jump, little froggie
Spiders and flies are scrum-deli-icious
Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit
Croak

Actions:
Set up a clap/lap-slapping rhythm, and repeat each line after the leader.
On the first run-through, do it slowly;
with each repetition go faster, until the audience tires


Froggie Went A-courting

Froggie went a-courtin' and he did ride, A-huh
Froggie went a-courtin' and he did ride, A-huh
Frogie went a-courtin' and he did ride
Sword and pistol by his side
A-huh, a-huh, a-huh
Well, he rode down to Molly Mouse's door
Where he had often been before
He took Miss Mousie on his knee
Said, "Miss Mousie, will you marry me?"
I'll have to ask my Uncle Rat
See what he will say to that
Well, Uncle Rat laughed and shook his fat sides
To think his niece would be a bride
A-huh, a-huh, a-huh


Frog Round

1. bananas (low voice)
2. knee deep (medium)
3. tea and coffee (high)
4. Hear the lively song
Of the frogs in yonder pond
Crik, crik, crikkety crik
Brrrr....uh


[Another] Frog Song

(Brownie Smile Song)

I have something in my pocket that I found behind a log
My leader said to put it back, it's a great big slippery frog!
It's squishy and it's slimy and it wiggles in my hand
I also have a wooly worm and a pocket full of sand


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