Campfire Songs
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Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


One On The Right Was On The Left, The


There once was a musical troupe, a pickin' swingin' folks group
They sang the mountain ballads, and the folks songs of our land
They've a lot of musical ability, folks thought they would go far
But political incompatibility led to their downfall
Well the one on the right was on the left
And the one in the middle was on the right
And the one on the left was in the middle
And the guy in the rear was a Methodist

This musical acregation toured the entire nation
Singing traditional ballads and folks songs of our land
They performed with great virtuosity and soon they were to rate
But political animosity prevailed upon the stage
Well the one on the right was on the left
And the one in the middle was on the right
And the one on the left was in the middle
And the guy in the rear burned his driver's licence

At a certain harvest rendered, a hush fell on the crowd
As thousands there were gathered to hear the folks sing of out land
But they took their politics seriously
And that night at the concert hall
As the audience watched dilleriously, they had a free for all
Well the one on the right was on the bottom
And the one in the middle was on the top
And the one on the left had a broken arm
And the guy in the rear said; Oh dear!

Now this should be a lesson. If you plan to start a folks group
Don't go mixin' politics with the folks of our land
Just work on harmony and diction, play your banjo well
And if you have political convictions, keep 'em to yourself
Now the one on the left works in a bank
And the one in the middle drives a truck
And the one on the right's an all night D.J
And the guy in the rear got drafted