Campfire Songs
Run by the Retired Scouter.

Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


In A Cabin In A Wood


In a cabin in a wood (trace a cabin outline with your
index fingers)

A little old man by the window stood (trace a window
outline)

Saw a rabbit hopping by (two fingers of one hand like
rabbit ears, hopping)

Knocking at his door (knock with fist)

"Help me! Help me! Help me!" he said, (throw
arms up for each "help me")

"Or the hunter will shoot me dead!" (make
a finger gun, point, and shoot)

"Come little rabbit, come with me, (welcome
gesture with hands)

Happy we will be." (hug yourself)

Thanks very much to Suzanne Shelar, who sent me this
slightly different version of the song!

Little cabin in the woods (put hands together to form
a teepee shape)

Little man by the window stood (put your hand to your
forhead like you're shading your eyes and look around like you're searching)

Saw a rabbit hopping by (point up your index and middle
finger like rabit ears, then move your hand up and down to look like hopping)

Knocking at his door (make a knocking motion)

Help Me! Help Me! Help Me! he cried (raise your hands
up like you're surprised and repeat)

Or the hunter will shoot me down (make a shooting
motion)

Little rabbit come inside (move you hand towards you
to motion "come here")

Safely by the fire. (make the bunny ears with your
left hand and use your right hand to stroke your bunny's ears)

The first time through, sing the entire song with all
the hand motions. The next time through, don't sing the last line, but
still do the motions. Keep dropping lines until you're acting the entire
song with no words and just hand motions. Finish up by singing the entire
song one more time with all the hand motions.