Campfire Songs
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Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Quarter Master's Store


There are roaches, roaches, roaches
Big as football coaches
At the store . . . at the store

There are roaches, roaches, roaches
Big as football coaches
At the Quarter Master's Store- Quarter Masters Store!

(chorus)
My eyes are dim I cannot see
I have not got my specs with me!
I have (hey!)
Got (ho!)
Got my specs with me!

Sent in by: rrk@geatland.bt.co.uk

I don't think there is a complete version. We usually get our cubs to make a
few verses up themselves. These have included:

Akela snogging with a sailor
Baloo sitting on the loo

as well as the more well known:-
Gravy, enough to float the navy
rats as big as [blooming] cats
ants as big as elephants
rice as big as any mice

Sent in by Darin McGrew (mcgrew@rahul.net):
I learned this song's refrain with a descant that is sung
simultaneously
with the main chorus.
Refrain: Descant:
My eyes are dim My ey-y-yes
I cannot see Are di-i-im
I have not brought I ca-a-an
My specs with me Not se-e-ee
I have [clap] not [clap]
And here are the verses I'm familiar with. They all take the form
of
There are ANTS, ANTS, ANTS,
Big as ELEPHANTS
At the store, at the store.
There are ANTS, ANTS, ANTS,
Big as ELEPHANTS
At the quartermaster's store.
I have abbreviated them for easy reference.
ANTS , Big as ELEPHANTS
AX , That can barely cut through WAX
BEANS , Big as SUBMARINES
BIRDS , Eating all the CURDS
BOX , Filled with lots of ROCKS
BUGS , Running through the RUGS
BUNCH , Of things that you can MUNCH
BUNS , There are sev'ral TONS
BUTTER , Scraped up from the GUTTER
CAKE , That caused our TUMMY ACHE
CAKES , That no one knows who BAKES
CLERK , He does all the WORK
COD , Though its taste is very ODD
COONS , Licking all the SPOONS
DUCKS , Each one wears a TUX
GRAVY , Enough to float a NAVY
GULLS , Pecking on your SKULL
GUM , Maybe you'll get SOME
MICE , Running through the RICE
NUTS , No IF's or AND's or BUT's
PACKS , Hanging from the RACKS
QUAIL , Too big for the SCALE
RATS , Big as ALLEY CATS
ROACHES, Big as FOOTBALL COACHES
RUST , Under all the DUST
SKUNKS , Running through the TRUNKS
SNAKES , Big as GARDEN RAKES
STUFF , We hope that there's ENOUGH
TRUCKS , Stuck in all the MUCK
WORMS , Big as PACHYDERMS
YAMS , That weigh 10 KILOGRAMS