Campfire Songs
Run by the Retired Scouter.

Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Princess Pat, The


The Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
Light infantry (salute)
They sailed across (wave motion in front of body with one hand)
The seven seas (number 7 with your finger, then make a "C" with
one hand)
They sailed across (wave motion)
The channel two (two hands tracing a channel, then number 2 on
one hand)
And took with them (throw a sack over your shoulder)
A rick-a-bamboo! (trace a wavy figure in front of you going down,
bend knees as
you go)

A rick-a-bamboo (same as before)
Now what is that? (shrug shoulders, hold out hands)
It's something made (bang one fist on top of the other)
For the Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
It's red and gold ("twirl" one arm down by your hip)
And purple too (flip hands as if you were saying "Oh my gosh!")
That's why it's called (cup hands in front of mouth, shout)
A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)

Now Captain Dan (salute)
And his loyal crew (salute several times)
They sailed across (wave action)
The channel two (same as before)
But their ship sank (plug nose, one hand over head and waving as
you bend knees)
And yours will too (point to others in the circle)
Unless you take (throw an invisible bag over your shoulder)
A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)

A rick-a-bamboo (same as before)
Now what is that? (shrug shoulders, hold out hands)
It's something made (bang one fist on top of the other)
For the Princess Pat (egyptian pose)
It's red and gold ("twirl" one arm down by your hip)
And purple too (flip hands as if you were saying "Oh my gosh!")
That's why it's called (cup hands in front of mouth, shout)
(everyone together) A rick-a-bamboo! (same as before)