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Miscellaneous And Seasonal Songs

Song Titles

UPDATED May 3rd



Many of the songs on this page are my origional lyrics, and they are copyrighted. They are here for your use and enjoyment, and may be reproduced, as longs no changes are made and proper credit is given. Please copy this paragraph along with the lyrics when you make copies of them, and you are welcome to pass them along to other Den Leaders or youth leaders. Thank you, Clare Mansfield


April Showers
(Tune: "Frere Jacques")

April Showers, April Showers,
Bring May flowers, bring May flowers.
What do May flowers bring? What do May flowers bring?
Allergies! Allergies!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1998 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Pirate Song
(Tune: "Pop Goes The Weasel")

I sail around the seven seas;
I lie and cheat and plunder.
I bring fair maidens to-oo their kness-
I LOVE being a pirate!

A pirate never washes his hands,
Or has to wear clean so-ocks.
I'm the smelliest scoundrel through-out the land-
I LOVE being a pirate!

A pirate doesn't waste time in school.
We're mean and dumb and crazy
We get our kicks by fighting in duels-
I LOVE beong a pirate!

Alas, the seas I no longer roam.
My mom called me to dinner.
It's getting dark and I have to go home-
I WISH I was really a pirate!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)
Note this song and the next two make good songs to tie into a Boat Regatta.

My Bonnie Was Kidnapped By Pirates
(Tune: "MY Bonnie")
Note: After leading the group in singing "My Bonnie" the familiar way, announce that you have found the "missing" verses as follows that explain WHY Bonnie lied over the ocean

My Bonnie was kidnapped by Pirates.
Those scoundrels will not set her free.
My Bonnie was kidnapped by pirates,
Oh sail back my Bonnie to me!

Sail back, sail back, etc.

My Bonnie was tossed in the briny.
My Bonnie is swallowing sea.
My Bonnie was tossed in the briny;
Oh swim back my Bonnie to me!

Swim back, swim back, etc.

My Bonnie just washed up with high tide.
My Bonnie's as stiff as can be!
My Bonnie just washed up with high tide,
My Bonnie's of no use to me!

No use, no use, etc.

(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

A Pirate's Life For Me!
(Tune: "My Country T'is Of Thee")

I sail the seven seas-
My motley crew and me;
And all our fleas.
We loot and plunder gold.
We're scoundrels crude and bold.
Our exploits mostly go untold-
A pirate's life for me!

When seas become too rough,
True pirates show their stuff,
And prove they're tough.
We upchuck over rails,
And into scummy pails,
Winds echo with our anguished wails-
A pirate's life for me!
(lyrics copyrighted 1995 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Give Me A Pond
(Tune: "Home On The Range")

Oh, give me a pond, on a hot summer's day,
Where the frogs and the crayfishies play.
I'll fish and I'll swimm; 'till it's time to go in;
Sopping wet, dripping all of the way.
Splish, splashing, I go.
All wet from my head to my toe.
Skipping stones 'cross the top; hope I never need stop;
I'm one happy-go-lucky, wet fellow!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Derby Day
(Tune: "Turkey In The Straw")

On Derby day a Pinewood car I'm gonna race.
Gonna take an early lead; be the one to set the pace,
And, if it doesn't win, I'm gonna cheer for all the rest.
'Cause the fun is in the trying, and I know I did my best!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

I Dream Of Pinewood
(Tune: "I Dream Of Jeannie")

I dream of Pinewood and the finish line.
Think mine's the sleekest; that's a real good sign.
I carved and I sanded and I painted my car.
It's the finest car I've ever made; so far!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Boat Regatta Song
(Tune: "The Campbells are Coming")

The Cub Scout Regatta is sailing in;
I fashioned my boat; hope it's gonna win.
I painted my sail, and I sanded the hull,
And christened my boat the Petite Sea Gull.

The boats' in the water; I'm puffing fast.
Trying to keep my boat from being last.
The crowd's cheering loudly; we're winners all.
No matter the finish, I'm having a ball!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)


Regatta Day
(Tune: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home")

Regatta Day is finally here!
Hurrah! Hurrah!
I whittled my hull and I fashioned my sail.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
All the boys will cheer; all the parents shout;
I blew so hard; blew my lungs clear out!
And, I'll Do My Best on Regatta Day this year!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Popcorn
(Tune: "Yankee Doodle")

Selling popcorn is my duty.
Caramel corn or microwave.
Ringing doorbells. smiling brightly;
Lots of sales is what I crave.

Chorus: Popcorn, popcorn, evermore.
Popcorn by the scor-ore
Popcorn, popcorn, door-to-door
Popcorn, my Cub Scout chore!

Filling out the order forms;
Ask everyone I know-ow
When they see me come in one door
Out the other, they'll go!
Cub Pack earning lots of money.
Me, I'm earning blistered feet.
Wonder what prize I will take home;
Hope it's not a popcorn treat!
Chorus
(Lyrics copyrighted 1993 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Ode To School
(Tune: "Dixie")

Oh, I'm glad I'm not always stuck in school;
A-wallowing in scholastic drool;
Set me free; don't ya see;
Stupid I'd, rather be!

Chorus: I wish I could be playing; outdoors, outdoors.
Ignoring homework; ditching chores;
To live and die for T.V.!
Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please just set me free.
Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please just set me free!

I'm not much into history;
Or being in a spelling bee; Stupid I'd, rather be!
Chorus

I don't like numbers large or small;
Don't care if I can add at all;
Set me free' don't ya see;
Stupid I'd, rather be!
Chorus
(Lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

The circus Is Coming To Town
(Tune: "The Campbells Are Coming")

The circus is coming to town, HOORAY!
I'm sure that this must be my lucky day.
There's lions and tigers and elephants,
And dozens of clowns in their big baggy pants.

A man from the cannon is gonna fly.
The man on the trapeze is swinging high.
A magician amazes and dazzles my mind;
You never know what wonders you will find.

There's popcorn and peanuts and Crackerjack.
Pink cotton candy in a great big sack.
Red candy apples and blue snowcones;
I ate so much junk that my poor tummy moans!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1998 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Smokey Says
(Tune: Good 'N Plenty commercial "Charlie Says")

Smokey says, "Never play with fire."
Smokey says, "'Cause clothing quickly catches."
Smokey says, "Caution should not tire;
Don't be careless; don't be foolish; don't mess around with fire!"
(Lyrics copyrighted 1995 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Must Be Smokey
(Tune: "Must Be Santa")

Who wears a ranger's hat on his head?
Smokey wears a ranger's hat on his head.
Who has big paws on which to tread?
Smokey has big paws on which to tread.
Hat on head; paws to tread;
Must be Smokey, must be Smokey,
Must be Smokey, Smokey Bear.

Who has eyes alert and bright?
Smokey has eyes alert and bright.
Who scans foe fire evry night?
Smokey scans fir fire evry night.
Alert and bright, every night,
Hat on head; paws to tread,
Must be Smokey...(etc.)

Who says, "Your coals, you must douse?"
Smokey says, "Your coals, you must douse."
In the forest or in the house?
Smokey says, "In forest or in house."
You must douse, forest or house,
Alert and bright, every night,
Hat on head, paws to tread,
Must be Smokey...(etc.(

Who says, "You can prevent fire?"
Smokey says, "You can prevent fire."
Who's devotion will not tire?
Smokey's devotion will not tire.
Prevent fire, will not tire,
You must douse, forest or house,
Alert and bright, every night,
Hat on head, paws to tread,
Must be Smokey...(etc.)
(Lyrics copyrighted 1995 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Give Me a Comb
(Tune: "Home On The Range")

Oh, give me a comb, and some wax paper too,
And I'll make and I'll play a kazoo.
It's easy to do, and me and my crew,
Will serenade you all the day through.
(Hum tune again into comb kazoo)
(Lyrics copyrighted 1995 by Clare mansfield, GWRC)

Put Your Finger In The Air
(Follow directions in song. Tune: "If Your Happy And You Know It"))

Put your finger in the air; in the air.
Put your finger in the air; in the air.
Put your finger in the air; and point it here and there;
Put your finger in the air; in the air.

Put you finger in your ear....and leave it there a year.

Put your finger on your arm....it won't do you no harm.

Put you finger on your eye...but, don't you ask me why.

Put you finger on your mouth....and strum it noth and south
(use your imagination to add more verses)

The Song That Never Ends
(Note: This song WILL go on forver, unless you set a limit on how many times it is repeated!)

This is the song that never ends.
Yes, it goes on and on, my friend.
Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue singing it forever, just because
This is the song that never ends,
yes, it goes on and on, my friend,
Some people, started singing it, not knowing what is was,
And they'll continue singing it forever, just because
This is the song that never ends...(etc.)

Must Be Bigfoot
(Tune: "Must Be Santa" This song has motions and builds on itself)

Who's got feet so big and long? (hold hands 2-3 feet apart)
Bigfoot's got feet so big and long. (repeat motion)
Who's got body odor awful strong? (hold nose and make face)
Bigfoot's body odor is awful strong. (repeat motion)
Big and long, awful strong,
Must be Bigfoot, must be Bigfoot,
Must be Bigfoot, monster-man.

Who's a mass of mangy hair? (run fingers thru hair)...(etc.)
Who never sport no underwear? (cover body, embarassedly)...(etc.)
Mangy hair, underwear
Big and long, awful strong,
Must be Bigfoot...(etc.)

Who roams Pacific woods at night? (make stompimg motions)...(etc.
Who gives campers such a fright? (grab hair, shake head from side to side, making a scared face)...(etc.)
Woods at night, such a fright,
Mangy hair, underwear.
Big and long, awful strong,
Must be Bigfoot...(etc.)

Who's got teeth all yellow brown? (pretend to brush teeth)...(etc.)
Who'll sneak on you without a sound? (look over shoulder and jump)...(etc.)
Yellow brown, without a sound.
Woods at night, such a fright,
Mangy hair, underwear,
Big and long, awful strong,
Must be Bigfoot...(etc.)
(Lyrics copyrighted 1997 by Clare mansfield, GWRC)

[Note: This song and the next were written in response to a request by another Scouter for songs to use while the Bears are working in the Folk Story achievement. Upon trying to find suitable songs, I found the choice lacking, and wrote these for her.]

Rip Van Winkle (Tune: "Turkey In The Straw" Final chorus can be sung, then snored-a suggestion from Ryan in Texas, son of the Scouter who inspired the song. Thanks Ryan!)

Oh, Rip Van Winkle settled down for just a nap.
Put his head upon a rock; o'er his eyes he pulled his cap.
And when he woke again, he found that 20 years had passed,
Scrambled quickly to his feet and to his home he hurried fast.

Chorus: Slept 20 years; slept 20 year
Rip Van Winkle took a nap for 20 years.
And, he slept thru snow and sunshine, rain and cold for 20 years,
With his beard a-growin' longer; snoring roaring in his ears.

"I was just a-playin' nine pins with the wee men on the hill,"
Said Van Winkle to his wife when he saw her by the mill.
"Did you keep my supper warmin' 'cos I'm hungry as an ox:
Is my laundry clean and ready 'cos I need a pair of socks?"
Chorus

Oh, his wife just stared at him as if he'd lost his mind;
"Did you think I'd be forgivin'? Did you think I'd be so kind
As to have your food and laundry done, and a nice pair of darned socks?
20 years ago, I tossed your stuff, and changed all of the locks!"
Chorus
(Lyrics copyrighted 1997 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Kookaburra

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree
Merry, merry, king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh, Kookaburra
Gay your life must be! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree
Eating all the gumdrops he can see
Stop Kookaburra, stop, Kookaburra
Save some of them for me! Yum, yum, yum!

Boys Will Be Boys
(Tune: "I've Been working On The Railroad")

I've been working on my mom's nerves,
And, my father's too.
"Cos I want to do my projext (spoken loudly) NOW!
Not another time will do.
Can't you hear my Den mom (or dad) crying:
"Why can't you give it a rest?"
Can't they see that I just can't wait
For my next Cub Scouting quest.
Momma don't you cry; Daddy don't you sigh,
I'm gonna make you proud-some day.
Den Leader don't fret; you're not crazy yet;
There's lots of time still for that!
Someone's messed around with my Cub craft!
Someone spilled some paint on my pa-a-a-ants!
Someone ate the cookie I wanted!
How come the Den Leader rants
By yelling:
"Clean up! And hurry along!
When's your parents gonna sho-o-o-ow,
See you all again next week, Cubs,
Maybe sooner-onluy heaven knows!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare mansfield, GWRC)

B-A-Bay
(Note: This was one of my favorite songs when I was young; perhaps because it made no sense.)

"B!"
B-A-Bay, B-E-Bee
B-I-Bitty-By, B-O-Bo
Bitty-By-Bo, B-U BU
Bityy-By-Bo-Bu-Bu.<> "C!"
C-A-Say, C-E-See
C-I-Sitty-Si, C-O-So
Citty-si-So, C-U Su.
Citty-Si-So-Su,-Su

"K!"
K-A-Kay, K-E-Kee
K-I-Kitty-Ki, K-O-Ko
Kitty-Ki-Ko, K-U Ku,
Kitty-Ki-Ko, Ku-Ku
(Song can be sung using most consonants)

Alive, Awake, Alert, Enthusiastic (Tune: "If Your Happy And You Know It" )

[This song has motions as follows:
Alive: slap hands on thighs
Awake: clap hands once
Alert: snap fingers once
Enthusiastic: put arms in air and do "Twist"]

Alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic.
Alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic.
Alive, awake, alert,
alert, awake, alive,
Alive awake, alert, enthusiastic
(Sing the song 5x times, getting faster each time.

Ode To Touch-Me-Nots
(Tune: "Jingle Bells")

Running thru the fields, along the paths that wind
Nature's glory all around, mixed with poison ivy vines
Scratching's not my thing, I've only got one hope
To find that magic, wonder plant, and help my body cope!

Chorus: Oh, touch-me-nots, touch-me-nots; soothe my itchy skin.
Nature's way of making up for things that I got in.
Touch-me-nots, touch-me-nots, lovely orange flowers.
Keeps poison ivy's rash at bay, if used within an hour!

Crushing stems and leaves, wipe on that wonder salve.
Prevent that vine from ruining the smooth skin that I have!
I shoulda watched my steps, and looked before I jumped
How nice it is to know there is a way to stop the bumps!
Chorus
(Lyrics copyrighted 1998 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

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