Campfire Songs
Run by the Retired Scouter.

Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Jimmy Crack Corn

Kids sing, but the tune is there.

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Chorus: Jimmy crack corn, and I don't care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don't care
Jimmy crack corn, and I don't care
My master's gone away.

When I was young, I used to wait,
Upon my master, and give him his plate,
I'd pass the bottle when he got dry,
And brush away the blue tail fly.

Chorus

He use to ride in the afternoon,
I'd follow him with a hickory broom,
The pony being rather shy,
When bitten by the blue tail fly.

Chorus

One day he rode across the far,
The flies so numerous they did swarm,
One chanced to bit him on the thigh
The devil take the blue tail fly.

Chorus

The horse he run, he jump, he pitch
And throw my master in the ditch
He died, and the jury wondered why
The verdict was the blue tail fly.

Chorus

They buried him under a simeon tree
His epitaph is there to see
Beneath this stone I'm forced to lie
The victim of the blue tail fly.