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Oh, Dear! What Can the Matter Be

Oh dear what can the matter be
Two old ladies suck in the lavetory
They were there from Monday to Saturday
Nobody knew they were there


Oh, How Lovely is the Evening

Oh, how lovely is the evening
Is the evening
When the bells are sweetly ringing
Sweetly ringing
Ding, dong, ding
Ding, dong, ding


Oh Shenandoah

Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
Away, you rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
Away, I'm bound away
Cross the wide Missouri

Oh, seven years, I've been a rover
Away, you rolling river
For seven years, I've been a rover
Away, we're bound away
Cross the wide Missouri

Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter
Away, you rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter
Away, we're bound away
Cross the wide Missouri


Oh! Susanna

I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
I'm going 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

Oh! Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me
For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee

I had a dream the other night, when everything was still
I thought I saw Susanna dear, a coming down the hill
A buckwheat cake was in her mouth, a tear was in her eye
Says I, I'm coming from the south, Susanna, don't you cry

I soon will be in New Orleans, and then I'll look around
And when I find Susanna, I'll fall upon the ground
But if I do not find her, then I will surely die
And when I'm dead and buried, Oh, Susanna, don't you cry


Oh Tom the Toad

(Oh Christmas Tree)

Oh, Tom the Toad, Oh, Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?
Oh, Tom the Toad, Oh, Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?
Didn't you see, that light turn red?
Now there are tracks, across your head
Oh, Tom the Toad, Oh, Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?

Oh, Kitty Cat, Oh, Kitty Cat
Why does your tongue hang out like that?
Oh, Kitty Cat, Oh, Kitty Cat
Why does your tongue hang out like that?
Why were you running from the mutts?
Now that truck, spread out your guts . . .
Oh, Kitty Cat, Oh, Kitty Cat
Why does your tongue hang out like that?

Oh Fred the fish, Oh Fred the fish
Why are you lying on the dish?
Oh Fred the fish, Oh Fred the fish
Why are you lying on the dish?
You did not see the hook ahead
And now your head is stuffed with bread
Oh Fred the fish, Oh Fred the fish
Why are you lying on the dish?

Oh Bill the bug, oh Bill the bug
What are you doing on the rug
Oh Bill the bug, oh Bill the bug
What are you doing on the rug
You did not see the foot ahead
and now your just a spot of red
Oh Bill the bug, oh Bill the bug
What are you doing on the rug

Oh Rog the dog, Oh Rog the dog
Why did you jump on that green log?
Oh Rog the dog, Oh Rog the dog
Why did you jump on that green log?
You used to like to play and track
But now you are a crocodiles snack
Oh Rog the dog, Oh Rog the dog
Why did you jump on that green log?

Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
Why did you jump into the road?
Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
Why did you jump into the road?
You were so big and green and fat
But now you're small and red and flat
Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
Why did you jump into the road?

Oh AL the Gater, Oh Al the gater
You should have waited until later
Oh Al the Gater, Oh Al the Gater
You should have waited until later
You sat upon the yellow line
and now you're just a streak of slime
Oh AL the Gater, Oh Al the gater
You should have waited until later

Oh Sue the Skunk, Oh Sue the Skunk
Why do you make my tires go thunk?
Oh Sue the Skunk, Oh Sue the Skunk
Why do you make my tires go thunk?
You did not look from East to West
Now on the road there's such a mess
Oh Sue the Skunk, Oh Sue the Skunk
Why do you make my tires go thunk?

Oh Sam the Snake, Oh Sam the Snake
Why do you lie out there and bake?
Oh Sam the Snake, Oh Sam the Snake
Why do you lie out there and bake?
You did not see that truck go by
Now you look like a butterfly
Oh Sam the Snake, Oh Sam the Snake
Why do you lie out there and bake?

Oh Possum Pete, Oh Possum Pete
There's nothing left but hair and feet
Oh Possum Pete, Oh Possum Pete
There's nothing left but hair and feet
You thought you'd beat that bus across
Now you look like a pile of moss
Oh Possum Pete, Oh Possum Pete
There's nothing left but hair and feet

Arm'dillo Tex, Arm'dillo Tex
Why are you looking so perplexed?
Arm'dillo Tex, Arm'dillo Tex
Why are you looking so perplexed?
Across the yellow line you strayed
The truck hit you - like a grenade!
Arm'dillo Tex, Arm'dillo Tex
Why are you looking so perplexed?

Oh Froggie Fred, Oh Froggie Fred
Why do you lie there stone-cold dead?
Oh Froggie Fred, Oh Froggie Fred
Why do you lie there stone-cold dead?
You didn't look as you jumped out
A ten-ton truck ran up your snout!
Oh Froggie Fred, Oh Froggie Fred
Why do you lie there stone-cold dead?

Oh Swallow Sam, Oh Swallow Sam
What turned your body into jam?
Oh Swallow Sam, Oh Swallow Sam
What turned your body into jam?
In the air you'd quickly speed
An eighteen-wheeler made you bleed
Oh Swallow Sam, Oh Swallow Sam
What turned your body into jam?

Oh Doggie Spot, Oh Doggie Spot
Upon the road you're such a blot
Oh Doggie Spot, Oh Doggie Spot
Upon the road you're such a blot
Out in the lane you boldly went
Now your bod's not worth a cent!
Oh Doggie Spot, Oh Doggie Spot
Upon the road you're such a blot

Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?
Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?
You did not see that car ahead
And you were flattened by the tread
Oh Tom the Toad, Oh Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?

Oh Bunny Ben, Oh Bunny Ben
Why is your body flat and thin?
Oh Bunny Ben, Oh Bunny Ben
Why is your body flat and thin?
Out on the road you quickly jumped
You didn't count on getting bumped
Oh Bunny Ben, Oh Bunny Ben
Why is your body flat and thin?

Oh Billy Bat, Oh Billy Bat
Why are you lying still like that?
Oh Billy Bat, Oh Billy Bat
Why are you lying still like that?
Along the road you swooped and flapped
But a trucker's windshield got you zapped!
Oh Billy Bat, Oh Billy Bat
Why are you lying still like that?

Oh Turtle Ted, Oh turtle Ted
Your shell's all broken - so's your head
Oh Turtle Ted, Oh turtle Ted
Your shell's all broken - so's your head
In the road you thought you'd travel
Now you're ground into the gravel
Oh Turtle Ted, Oh turtle Ted
Your shell's all broken - so's your head

Oh, Chicken Cluck you never slowed
As you went running cross the road
Oh, Chicken Cluck you never slowed
As you went running cross the road
Despite the other's evidence
Please tell us why you had no sense
Oh, Chicken Cluck you never slowed
As you went running cross the road

Oh, Tom the Toad, Oh, Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?
Oh, Tom the Toad, Oh, Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?
Didn't you see, that light turn red?
Now there's tracks, across your head
Oh, Tom the Toad, Oh, Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?

I ran across! I ran across!
In memory of those we lost!
I ran across! I ran across!
In memory of those we lost!
I had to prove to Tom & Sue
& Sam & Pete, I could get through!
I ran across! I ran across!
In memory of those we lost!


Oh, What A Beautiful Morning

Oh! What a beautiful morning
Oh! What a beautiful day
I've got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way

There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow
There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye
And it looks like it's climbing
Clear up to the sky

Oh! What a beautiful morning
Oh! What a beautiful day
I've got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way
Everything's going my way


Oh! You Beautiful Doll

Oh! You beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll
Let me put my arms about you
I could never live without you

Oh! You beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll!
If you ever leave me how my heart would ache
I want to hug you but I fear you'd break
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! You beautiful doll


Old Folks at Home (Swanee)

Way down upon the Swanee River, far, far away
That's where my heart is turning ever, there's where the old folks stay
All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam
Still longing for the old plantation, and for the old folks at home

All the world is sad and weary, every where I roam;
Oh people, how my heart grows weary, far from the old folks at home

All 'round the little farm I wandered, when I was young
There many happy days I squandered, many the song I sung
When I was playing with my brother, happy was I
Oh, take me to my kind old mother, there let me live and die

One little hut among the bushes, one that I love
Still sadly to my memory rushes, no matter where I rove
When will I see the bees a-humming all 'round the comb?
When will I hear the banjo strumming, down in my good old home?


Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a farm, ee-i ei-i oh
And on that farm he had a cow, ee-i ei-i oh
Big cow, little cow, little cow, big cow
Fat cow, thin cow, thin cow, fat cow

Old MacDonald had a farm, ee-i ei-i oh
And on that farm he had a pig, ee-i ei-i oh
Big pig, little pig, little pig, big pig
Fat pig, thin pig, thin pig, fat pig
Big cow, little cow, little cow, big cow
Fat cow, thin cow, thin cow, fat cow
Old MacDonald had a farm, ee-i ei-i oh
etc.


Old Mountain Dew

My uncle Bill has a still on the hill
Here he runs off a gallon or two
The birds in the sky get so drunk they can't fly
In that good old mountain dew

They call it that good old mountain dew
And them that refuse it are few
I'll hoist up my mug if you fill up my jug
With that good old mountain dew

My brother George, he's not very large
He measures just four feet two
But he thinks he's a giant, when they give him
A pint of that good old mountain dew

You and me know that old hollow tree
Where you lay down a dollar or two
If you hush up my mug, they will slip you a jug
Of that good old mountain dew


Once a Girl Scout Went to Camp

(Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)

Once a Girl Scout went to camp, went to camp
Went to camp without her lamp, without her lamp
And there she saw a spider in her bed, in her bed
This is what the Girl Scout said , Girl Scout said
"Spider spider, go away, go away
You are not allowed to stay, allowed to stay"
This is what my leader said
No two bodies in one bed, in one bed"

Once a Girl Guide went to camp, went to camp
Went to camp without a lamp, without a lamp
And there she found a Boy Scout in her bed
And this is what she said, what she said:
"Boy Scout, Boy Scout, you must stay, you must stay
Never ever go away, go away
Remember what the Captain said:
Only two bodies in one bed, in one bed!"

Once a Boy Scout went to camp, went to camp
Went to camp without his lamp, without his lamp
And there he saw a spider in his bed, in his bed
This is what the Boy Scout said, Boy Scout said:
"Aaaaaauuughhhhhh!"


Once upon a time in a nursery rhyme

To keep the beat, slap your knees and clap your hands and repeat throughout the whole song.

Once upon a time in a nursery rhyme, there were three bears.
One was a papa bear, one was a momma bear, and one was a wee-bear.
They all went a walkin' in the deep forest talkin
when along came the girl, with the long golden hair
she knocked on the door, no one was there.

In came those three bears,
(deep voice)
Someone's been eating my porridge said the papa bear, said the papa bear.
(high pitched voice)
Someone's been eating my porridge said the mamma bear, said the mamma bear
Hey bob a rebear, said the little wee-bear,
(slap knees with emphasis)
SOMEONE HAS BROKEN MY CHAIR!

Somone's been sitting in my chair said the papa bear, said the papa bear.
Someone's been sitting in my chair said the mamma bear, said the mamma bear.
Hey Bob a rebear, said the little wee-bear, SOMEONE HAS BROKEN MY CHAIR!

Someone's been sleeping in my bed said the papa bear, said the papa bear.
Someone's been sleeping in my bed said the mamma bear, said the mamma bear.
Hey Bob a rebear, said the little wee-bear, SOMEONE HAS BROKEN MY CHAIR!

Well Goldilocks woke up, and broke up the story, and beat it out of there. (stop clapping and wave with each bye)
Bye, Bye, Bye said the papa bear.
Bye, Bye, Bye said the mamma bear.
Hey Bob a rebear, said the little wee-bear,
and so goes the story of the three little bears! Yeah!


One Bluebottle

(Ten Green Bottles)

One bluebottle sitting on the meat
One bluebottle sitting on the meat
And if that bluebottle should wipe his dirty feet
Then somebody's dinner will not be fit to eat!


One Finger, One Thumb

One finger, one thumb, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, keep moving
We'll all be happy again!

One finger, one thumb, one hand, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one hand, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one hand, keep moving
We'll all be happy again!

One finger, one thumb, one hand, two hands keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one hand, two hands keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one hand, two hands keep moving
We'll all be happy again!

With each new verse, add the following in succession:
4. One arm
5. Two arms
6. One leg
7. Two legs
8. Stand up-sit down
9. (Stand up) Turn around (Sit down)


One Fish Ball

A man was walking up and down
To find a place where he could dine in town
A man was walking up and down
To find a place where he could dine
He found himself a fancy place
And entered in with simple grace
And entered in with simple grace
He took his purse his pocket hence
But all he found was fifteen cents
He scanned the menu through and through
To see what fifteen cents would do
The only thing 'twould to at all
Was buy just one fish ball
He call the waiter down the hall
And softly whispered, "One fish ball"
The waiter bellowed down the hall
"This gentlemen here wants one fish ball!"
The guests, they turned both one and all
To see who'd ordered one fish ball
The shaken man grew ill at ease
But softly whispered, "Bread, sir, please
The waiter bellowed down the hall
"You get no bread with one fish ball!"
The wretched man then went outside
A-looking for a place to hide
There is a moral to this all
Don't ask for bread with one fish ball


One Man Went to Mow

One man went to mow
Went to mow a meadow
One man and his dog, Spot, bottle of pop, old Mother Riley had a cow
Went to mow a meadow

Two men went to mow . .
two men, one man and his dog, Spot, bottle of pop, old Mother Riley had a cow . .


One More Angel in Heaven

Father we've something to tell you
A story of our time
The tragic but inspiring tale
Of manhood in its prime
You know you had a dozen sons
Well now that's not quite true
But feel no sorrow, do not grieve
He would not want you to

There's one more angel in heaven
There's one more star in the sky
Joseph we'll never forget you
It's tough but we're gonna get by
There's one less place at our table
There's one more tear in our eye
Joseph the things that you stood for
Like truth and life never die

When I think of his last great battle
A lump comes to my throat
It takes a man who knows not fear
To wrestle, with... a goat!
Carve his name with pride and courage
Let no tear be shed
If he had not laid down his life
We all would now be dead

Joseph died as he wished to
He answered duty's call
He single-handed fought the beast
That would have slain us all
His bloodstained coat's a tribute to
His final sacrifice
His body may not be with us
But his soul's in paradise


One Tin Soldier

Listen children to a story that was written long ago
Of a kingdom on a mountain and the valley far below
On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone
And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own

Go ahead and hate your neighbour, go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowing come judgement day
On the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away

Now the valley cried with anger, mount your horses draw your swords
And they killed the mountain people, so they won their just reward
Now they stood beside their treasure, on the mountain dark and dread
Turned the stone and looked beneath it. PEACE ON EARTH was all it said


On Ilkley Moor Bar T'at

Where hast thou been since I saw thee, I saw thee
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at
Where hast thou been since I saw
Where hast thou been since I saw
Where hast thou been since I saw thee
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at, on Ilkley Moor bar t'at
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at

I've been a courting Mary Jane, Mary Jane
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at
I've been a courting Mary
I've been a courting Mary
I've been a courting Mary Jane
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at, on Ilkley Moor bar t'at
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at

Then thou will catch thy death of cold, death of cold
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at
Then thou will catch thy death of
Then thou will catch thy death of
Then thou will catch thy death of cold
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at, on Ilkley Moor bar t'at
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at

Then we shall have to bury thee, bury thee
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at
Then we shall have to bury
Then we shall have to bury
Then we shall have to bury thee
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at, on Ilkley Moor bar t'at
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at

Then worms will come and eat thee up, eat theep up
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at
Then worms will come and eat thee
Then worms will come and eat thee
Then worms will come and eat thee up
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at, on Ilkley Moor bar t'at
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at

Then ducks'll come and eat up worms, eat up worms
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at
Then ducks'll come and eat up
Then ducks'll come and eat up
Then ducks'll come and eat up worms
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at, on Ilkley Moor bar t'at
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at

Then we shall come and eat up ducks, eat up ducks
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at
Then we shall come and eat up
Then we shall come and eat up
Then we shall come and eat up ducks
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at, on Ilkley Moor bar t'at
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at

So we shall have eaten thee, eaten thee
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at
So we shall have eaten
So we shall have eaten
So we shall have eaten thee
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at, on Ilkley Moor bar t'at
On Ilkley Moor bar t'at


On My Honor

On my honor I will try
There's a duty to be done and I say aye
There's a reason here for a reason above
My honor is to try and my duty is love

People don't need to know my name
If I do any harm, then I'm to blame
When I help another, I help me
If I've opened up my eyes to see

I've tucked away a song or two
If you're feeling low, there's one for you
When you need a friend, then I will come
There are many more where I come from

Come with me where a fire burns bright
We can even see better in a candle's light
But we find more meaning in a campfire's glow
Than we'd ever learn in a year or so

We've made a promise to always keep
And the day is done before we sleep
We'll be Girl Scouts together and when we're gone
We'll still be trying and singing this song


On Top of a Mountain

(On Top of Old Smokey)

On top of a mountain
All covered in grass
There sat a bald eagle
Scratching his... Aaaaah
Don't be mistaken
And don't be misled
There sat a bald eagle
Scratching his head!


On Top of Old Smoky

On top of old Smoky, all covered with snow
I lost my true lover from courting too slow
Now, courting is pleasure and parting is grief
And a false-hearted lover is worse than a thief
For a thief will just rob you and take what you have
But a false-hearted lover will lead you to the grave
And the grave will decay you and turn you to dust;
Not one boy in a hundred a poor girl can trust
They'll hug you and kiss you and tell you more lies
Than cross ties on a railroad or stars in the skies
So, come all you young maidens and listen to me
Never place your affection on a green willow tree
For the leaves they will whither, and the roots they will die
You'll all be forsaken and never know why


On Top of Spaghetti

(On Top of Old Smokey)

Actions: make appropriate finger and body actions for the words, and don't leave out a real, live sneeze

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

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 early next summer, It grew into a tree

The tree was all covered with beautiful moss
It grew lovely meatballs and tomato sauce

So if you eat spaghetti, all covered with cheese
Hold on to your meatballs, and don't ever sneeze


Oom, Plucky, Plucky

She sat on a hillside and strummed her guitar
strummed her guitar, strummed her guitar
She sat on a hillside and strummed her guitar
strummed her gui-ta-a-a-ar

Oom, plucky, plucky, oom, plucky, plucky, oom, pluck, pluck, pluck, ZING!
Oom, plucky, plucky, oom, plucky, plucky, oom, pluck, pluck, pluck, ZING!

He sat down beside her and smoked his cigar
He said that he loved her but, oh! How he lied
They were to be married but somehow she died
He went to her funeral but just for the ride

He went to her grave site and laughed 'til he cried
The grave stone fell over and squish-squash he died
She went up to heaven and flittered and flied
He went down below and sizzled and fried
The moral of this song is: never tell lies


Our Paddles Keen and Bright

Our paddles keen and bright, flashing like silver
Swift as the wild goose flies, dip, dip, and swing
Dip, dip, and swing them back, flashing like silver
Swift as the wild goose flies, dip, dip, and swing
Sing two or three times through, with voices becoming louder
and then softer-as though canoes were first approaching and then moving away

(Also may be sung as a round)


Our Scouts Will Shine Tonight!

Our Scouts will shine tonight, our Scouts will shine
Our Scouts will shine tonight, all down the line
They're all dressed up tonight, don't they look fine!
When the sun goes down and the moon comes up, our Scouts will shine!


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