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Repeat After Me Songs/Rounds

May 2, 1998

Songs

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


Oh, Mosquito!
(A repeat after me song with motions, that accumulates in reverse order.)

1. Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
Mosquitoes everywhere. [repeat]
Even in my hair! [repeat] ("Brush" mosquitos from hair)

2. Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
They seem to like my taste [repeat]
As they nibble on my face. [repeat](Use finger and thumb to "bite" face)
Mosquitoes everyhwere [reapeat]
Even in my hair. [repeat] (repeat motion)

3. Oh, mosquito! [repeat}
Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
They seem to have no fear, [repeat]
As they buzz around my ear. [repeat] (With thimb and finger, circle ear and land)
They seem to like my taste, [repaet]
As they nibble on my face. [repeat] (repeat motion)
Mosquitoes everywhere. [repeat]
Even in my hair. [repeat] (repeat motion)

4. Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
Oh, mosquito [repeat]
They say, "Oh, what the heck." [repeat]
As they bite me on the neck. [repeat] (Make biting motions on neck)
ETC.

5. Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
They fill me with alarm, [repeat]
As they land upon my arm. {repeat](Brush mosquitoes off arm)
ETC.

6. Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
No matter what I buy, [repeat]
They bite me in the thigh. [repeat](Swat mosquitoes off leg)
ETC.

7. Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
Oh, mosquito! [repeat]
I must taste awful sweet, [repeat]
"Cos they bite me on my feet. [repeat] (Stamp feet)
ETC.

(Finish to: "Shave and a hair cut; 2 bits")
Die, little mosquito! Take that! [repeat] (Swat arms vigorously)
(Lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Physical Fitness
(A repeat after me song done in a cadence with motions)

[First two lines of each verse are alaways the same]

[Start with hands on hips]
1. Phyfitness is my goal. [repeat]
In my body and my soul. [repeat]
Reaching up to touch the sky. [repeat] (raise right arm up and down)
Stretching higher with every try. [repeat]
(Continue action-adding new motion with every verse)

2. Physical fitness...(etc)
Pumping iron with the best. [repeat](Make fist with left hand and bend up and down)
Puts my muscles to the test. [repeat]

3. Physcial fitness...(etc)
Touch my chin upon my chest. [repeat] (Move head to chest and up)
Can not stop to take a rest. [repeat]

4. Physical fitness...(etc)
Bend my body to the right. [repeat](Bend at waist to right)
Makes my tummy muscles tight. [repeat]

5. Physical fitness...(etc)
Lift my leg up nice and high. [rrepeat](Lift left leg up and down)
Feel the pull all in my thigh. [repeat]

6. Physical fitness...(etc)
Being fit is really cool! [repeat](Pretend to shiver)
But now I look just like a fool! [repeat] (End song by collapsing on chair or floor)
(Lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Froggy!
(A repeat after me song)

Dog! [repeat]
Dog, Cat! [repeat]
Dog, Cat, Mouse! [repeat]
Froggy! [repeat]
Itsy, bitsy, teensy, weensy, little, bitty Froggie! [repeat]
Jump, jump, jump, little Froggie! [repeat]
Gobble up all the little worms and spiders. [repeat]
Fleas and flies, scrumdillicious! [repeat]
Ribbit. ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, CROAK! [repeat]
FASTER! [repeat]
(Keep repeat faster and faster until you can't go on! This is the all time campfire favorite for the boys in our district. No self-respecting campfire would conclude without it!)

Cricket
(A Repeat After Me Song with motions)

I have a little cricket (repeat) [shake fist to "show" cricket0
I found out in a thicket (repeat)[use hands to part bushes, looking]
His skin is green and frumpy (repeat)[bow arms up and down]
His disposition's grumpy (repeat)[frown]
I keep him in a shoe box (repeat)[hold left hand flat and perpendicular to body and slide right hand beneath ut]
Secured with string and key locks (repeat) ["wrap" left hand with string and pretend to turn key in lock]
He's hidden 'neath my bed (repeat) lay head on "pillow" hands]
And I'll keep him 'til he's dead! (repeat) [make face and clutch chest]
(Repeat entire song 2x, getting faster each time)

(Lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare mansfield, GWRC)

I Got A Secret
(A Repeat after me song- clap a rhythm, hands/thighs when singing)

I got a secret (repeat)
I won't tell (repeat)
Teacher fell down (repeat)
In a well (repeat)

Brother tried (repeat)
To pull her out (repeat)
Caught her nose (repeat)
On a water spout (repeat)

Sister hollered (repeat)
Down the pit (repeat)
Then she had (repeat)
A hissy-fit (repeat)

Mother called (repeat)
9-1-1-(repeat)
But, the rope; it broke (repeat)
Teacher weighs a ton (repeat)

Father got (repeat)
The EMT's (repeat)
They lowered her a sandwich (repeat)
Of dried-up cheese (repeat)

Granny rang (repeat)
The village gong (repeat)
But no-one cared (repeat)
That something was wrong (repeat)

Me, I sought (repeat)
To calm my fear-o (repeat)
Sealed the wll (repeat)
And became a hero! (repeat>
(lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Billy Grogan's Goat
(A repeat after me song)

There was a man (repeat)
Now please take note (repeat)
There was a man (repeat)
Who had a goat (repeat)
He loved that goat (repeat)
Indeed he did (repeat)
He loved that goat (repeat)
Just like a kid (repeat)

One day that goat (repeat)
Felt frisk and fine (repeat)
Ate three red shirts (repeat)
Right off the line (repeat)
The man, he grabbed (repeat)
Him by the neck (repeat)
And tied him to (repeat)
A railroad track (repeat)

Now, when that train (repeat)
Came into sight (repeat)
That goat grew pale (repeat)
And green with fright (repeat)
He heaved a sigh, (repeat)
As if in pain (repeat)
Coughed up those shirts (repeat)
And flagged the train! (repeat)

The Bear
(A repeat after me song with a chorus sung in unision)

The other day (repeat)
I saw a bear (repeat)
Out in the woods (repeat)
A-way out there (repeat)

Chorus: (repeat verse without repeating)

I looked at him (repeat)
He looked at me (repeat)
I smiled at him (repeat)
He smiled at me (repeat)
Chorus

He said to me (repeat)
Why don't you run? (repeat)
I see you ain't (repeat)
Got any gun (repeat)
Chorus

And so I ran (repeat)
Away from there (repeat)
But right behind me (repeat)
Came that bear (repeat)
Chorus

And then I saw (repeat)
Ahead of me (repeat)
A great big tree (repeat)
Oh, mercy me (repeat)
Chorus

The lowest branch (repeat)
Was 10 feet up (repeat)
I'd have to jump (repeat)
And trust to luck (repeat)
Chorus

And so I jumped (repeat)
Into the air (repeat)
But I missed that branch (repeat)
A-way up there (repeat)
Chorus

Now don't you fret (repeat)
And don't you frown (repeat)
"Cause I caught that branch (repeat)
On the way back down (repeat)
Chorus

That's all there is (repeat)
There ain't no more (repeat)
Unless I meet (repeat}
That bear once more (repeat)
Chorus

Down By The Bay
(At the * in verse, singers take turns describing what they saw in rhyming pairs. Example: "Did you ever see a bear, combing his hair" or "Did you ever see a bee crawlin on his knees"...use you imagaination)

(This is a repeat after me song)

Down by the Bay (repeat)
Where the watermelons grow (repeat)
Back to my home (repeat)
I dare not go (repeat)
For if I do (repeat
My mother will say (repeat)
* (one person only-in turn)Did you ever see a ____________rhyming pair
(All)Down by the bay!
(Repeat verses as many times as you have rhyming pairs)

The next group of songs are accumulating songs-songs who's verses build on one another.

Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me
(First line of each verse is sung by whoever introduces that verse. The rest of the song, including the chorus is sung by everyone. This song can vary from one time to the next depending on what motions the group decides to use. This is a great song to "pass" around a circle, with each person adding a new motion. The following verses are examples of what you can use, and you can do as many verses as you like.)

Let everyone clap hands like me. [clap, clap]
Let everyone clap hands like me. [clap, clap]
Chorus: Come On, join into the game:
You'll find that it's never the same.

Let everyone whistle like me. [whistle, whistle]
Let everyone whistle like me. [whistle, whistle]
Let everyone clap hands like me. [clap, clap]
Chorus:

Let everyone hiccup like me. [hic, hic,]
let everyone hiccup like me. [hic, hic]
Let everyone whistle like me. [whistle, whistle]
Let evryone clap hands like me. [clap, clap]
Chorus:

Let everyone stamp feet like me. [stomp, stomp] etc.

Let everyone sneeze like me. [a-choo!] etc.

Let evryone bark like me. [woof, woof] etc.

There Was An Old Lady
(an accumulating song)

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly;
Perhaps, she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wiggled, and jiggled, and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
But, I don't know why she swallowed the fly;
Perhaps, she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a bird.
How absurd, to swallow a bird!
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swalloed the fly;
Perhaps, she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a cat.
Just like that, she swallowed a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wiggled and jiggled, and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly;
Perhaps, she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a dog.
What a hog, to swallow a dog! [etc.]

There was an old lady who swallowed a goat.
Just opened her throat, and swallowed a goat! [etc.}

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow.
I don't know how, but she swallowed a cow! [etc.]

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse.
She's dead, ofcourse! [song ends here-no more repeating]

There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea
(An accumulating song)

There's a hole at the bottom of the sea.
There's a hole at the bottom of the sea.
There's a hole; there's a hole;
There's a hole at the bottom of the sea.

There's a log in the hole at the bottom of the sea.
There's a log in the hole at the bottom of the sea.
There's a log; there's a log;
There's a log in the hole at the bottom of the sea.

There's a bump on the log in the hole at the bottom of the sea.
There's a bump on the log in the hole at the bottom of the sea.
There's a bump; there's a bump;
There's a bump on the log in the hole at the bottom of the sea.

There's a frog on the bump on the log in the hole at the bottom of the sea. [etc.]

There's a fly on the frog on the bump...[etc]

There's a wing on the fly on the frog...[etc.]

There's a flea on the wing on the fly...[etc.]

The Green Grass Grows All Around
(A repeat-after-me song with an accumulating chorus)

There was a tree [repeat
All in the wood.[repeat]
The prettiest tree [repeat]
That you ever did see. [repeat]
Chorus: The tree in the hole,
And the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around, all around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And on that tree [repeat]
There was a limb. [repeat]
The prettiest limb [repeat]
That you ever did see [repeat]
Chorus:The limb on the tree
And the tree in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And on that limb [repeat]
There was a branch [repeat]...(etc.)
Chorus:

And on that branch [repeat]
There was a nest [repeat]...(etc.)
Chorus:

And in that nest [repeat]
There was an egg [repeat]...(etc.)
Chorus:

And in that egg [repeat]
There was a bird [repeat]...(etc.)
Chorus:

And on that bird [repeat]
There was a wing [repeat]...(etc.)
Chorus:

And on that wing [repeat]
There was a feather [repeat]...(etc.)
Chorus:

And on that feather [repeat]
There was a bug [repeat]...(etc.)
Chorus

And on that bug [repeat]
There was a germ [repeat]...(etc.)
Chorus:

Junk Food
(Tune: "Alouette") (An accumulating song)

Chorus: Junk food, junk food; it's my favorite snack treat.
Junk food, junk food; frozen, fried, or sweet
.

Will I eat an ice cream cone?
Yes, while my mom's on the phone.
On the phone; ice cream come; oh, oh, oh, oh,
Chorus

Will I chew some bubble gum?
If my mother gives me some.
Gives me some; bubble gum;
On the phone; ice cream cone, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Chorus

Will I munch potato chips?
Yes. with several kinds of dips
Kinds of dips; potato chips;
Gives me some; bubble gum:
On the phone; ice cream cone; oh, oh, oh, oh,
Chorus

Will I eat a chocolate bar?
For chocolate, I would travel far.
Travel far; chocolate bar;
Kinds od dips; potato chips;
Gives me some; bubble gum;
On the phone; ice cream cone; oh, oh, oh, oh,
Chorus (Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

ROUNDS
The next group of songs are rounds. The * suggests the start of each part.

Chewy, Chewy
(Tune: "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep")

* Chewy, chewy, bar-b-que. tough and stringy, through and through.
*Give me catsup, pepper too; typical Scout camper's stew.
*Stomach churning like the flu; where's my other hiking shoe?
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Sweetly Sings The Donkey

*Sweetly sings the donkey at the break of day.
*If you do not feed him, this is what he'll say:
*Hee haw, hee haw, hee haw, hee haw, hee haw.

Come Follow

*Come follow, follow, follow, folllow, follow , follow me.
*Whither shall I follow, follow, follow; whither shall I follow, follow thee?
*To the greenwood, to the greenwood, to the greenwood, greenwood tree.

Make New Friends

*Make new friends,
*But keep the old,
*One is silver, and the other gold.

I Love The Flowers

*I love the flowers, I love the daffodils.
*I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills.
*I love the fireside, when all the lights are low.
*Boom-de-ah-da, boom-de-ah-da, boom-de-ah-da, boom.

Hey, Ho, Nobody's Home

*Hey, ho, nobody's home.
*Meat not drink, nor money have I none.
*Still, I will be very mer-erry.

Down By The sataion

*Down by the station, early in the morning.
*See the little puffer bellies all in a row.
*See the engine driver pull the little handle,
*Chug, chug, toot, toot, off we go!

White Coral Bells

*White coral bells
*Upon a slender stalk.
*Lilies of the valley deck my garden walk.

Dona Nobis
(Latin translation: Give us peace)

*Do-na no-bis pa-cem, pacem.
*Do-o-na no-o-bis pa--cem, do-na no-bis pa-a-a-a-cem
*Do-na no-o-bis pa-cem; do-na no-bis pa-a-a-cem.


Worth Checking Out

Graces For Cub Scouts And Others
Miscellaneous And Seasonal Songs
Gross, Gruesome, and Goofy Songs
Cub Scout Songs
Serious And Reverent Songs
My Main Song Page
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