Songs

Scout Vesper

Tune: “O Tannenbaum”

Softly falls the light of day,

While our campfire fades away.

Silently each scout should ask:

“Have I done my daily task?

Have I kept my honor bright?

Can I guiltless sleep tonight?

Have I done and have I dared

In everything to be prepared?

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America, the Beautiful Song

O beautiful for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain!

America! America!

God shed his grace on thee

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea!

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Star Spangled Banner Song

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Dunderbeck

There was a strange old butcher, who’s name was Dunderbeck.

He was very fond of sausage-meat, and sauerkraut and speck.

He made the finest sausages, that ever you did see,

Till one day he invented a sausage-meat machine.

(Chorus)

Oh Dunderbeck! Oh Dunderbeck! How could you be so mean!

To ever have invented the sausage-meat machine;

Now all the rats and pussycats will nevermore be seen;

They’ve all been ground to sausages in Dunderbeck’s machine.

One fine day a little boy came walking in the store,

He bought a pound of sausages and laid them on the floor;

The boy began to whistle, he whistled up a tune,

The sausages they jumped, they barked, they danced about the room.

(Chorus)

One day the thing got busted, the darn thing wouldn’t go,

So Dunderbeck he crawled inside to see what’s wrong you know;

His wife, she had the nightmare, and walking in her sleep,

She gave the crank one heck of a yank, and Dunderbeck was

meat.

(Chorus)

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Mine Hand on Mineself Song

(point to top of head)

Mine hand on mineself,

Vas ist das here?

Das ist mine ‘hat holder’, my momma dear.

Hat holder, Hat holder, rinky-dinky-doo.

Dat’s vhat ve learnt in der school, BOOM BOOM!

(point to forehead)

Mine hand on mineself,

Vas ist das here?

Das ist mine ‘sweat browser’, my momma dear.

Sweat browser, hat holder, rinky-dinky-doo.

Dat’s vhat ve learnt in der school, BOOM BOOM!

(point to eye)

Mine hand on mineself,

Vas ist das here?

Das ist mine ‘eye blinker’, my momma dear.

Eye blinker, sweat browser, hat holder, rinky-dinky-doo.

Dat’s vhat ve learnt in der school, BOOM BOOM!

(point to nose)

Mine hand on mineself,

Vas ist das here?

Das ist mine ‘nose blower’, my momma dear.

Nose blower, eye blinker, sweat browser, hat holder, rinky-dinky-do.

Dat’s vhat ve learnt in der school, BOOM BOOM!

Repeat as you work your way down the body, adding to the list in the 5th line:

ear lober (ear)

cookie duster (mustache)

food grinder (mouth)

chin chopper (chin)

rubber necker (neck)

neck kinker (adam’s apple)

chest thumper (heart)

don’t knower (shoulders – shrug them)

arm bender (elbow)

bread basket (stomache)

best siden (turn around and point to rump)

kid bopper (hand)

knee bender (knee)

bug stomper (foot)

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Sarasponda Song

Sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda ret set set.

Sarasponda, sarasponda sarasponda ret set set.

A doray-oh, A doray boomday-oh.

A doray boomday ret set set, ah say pa say oh.

Boom-be-da, boom-be-da, boom-be-da, boom

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Patsy Atsy Ori Aye Song

In 18 hundred and 41, work on the railroad had just begun.

Work on the railroad had just begun.

Working on the railroad.

Chorus:

Patsy-atsy-orri-ay

Patsy-atsy-orri-ay

Patsy-atsy-orri-ay

Working on the railroad.

In 18 hundred and 42 I found myself with nothing to do

I found myself with nothing to do

So I worked on the railroad.

In 1843 the railroad company hired me

The railroad company hired me

To work upon the railroad.

In 1844 found my back was mighty sore

Found my back was mighty sore

From working on the railroad.

In 1845 thought myself more dead than alive

Thought myself more dead than alive

From working on the railroad.

In 1846 I dropped four dynamite sticks

I dropped four dynamite sticks

While working on the railroad.

In 1847 found myself at the gates of heaven

Found myself at the gates of heaven

After working on the railroad.

In 1848 walked right through the pearly gate

Walked right through the pearly gate

After working on the railroad.

In 1849 floated around on cloud nine.

Floated around on cloud nine.

No more working on the railroad.

In 18 hundred and forty-ten, if you want to listen I’ll sing it again.

Clarks Summit, PA