Campfire Songs
Run by the Retired Scouter.

Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Sweet Betsy From Pike

Beaupeap sings the tune. The sung words vary from those here.

Youtube address: xMJPwiRuadg


Oh don't you remember
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Who crossed the wide prairie
With her lover Ike
With two yoke of cattle
And one yeller dog
A tall Shanghai rooster
And one yeller dog.

Chorus: To-Rall-ay, To-Rall-ay
To-Rall-ay, To-Rall-ay
Sing To-Rall-ee, Ou-Rall-ee
Ou-Rall-ee-ay

They soon reached the desert
Where Betsy gave out
Down in the sand she lay
Rolling about
Ike in great terror
Looked down in surprise
Said Betsy get up you'll
Get sand in your eyes

Chorus: To-Rall-ay, To-Rall-ay
To-Rall-ay, To-Rall-ay
Sing To-Rall-ee, Ou-Rall-ee
Ou-Rall-ee-ay

Long Ike and sweet Betsy
Got married of course
But Ike getting jealous
Obtained a divorce
Betsy was satisfied
Said with a shout
Good-bye you big lummox
I'm glad you backed out

Chorus: To-Rall-ay, To-Rall-ay
To-Rall-ay, To-Rall-ay
Sing To-Rall-ee, Ou-Rall-ee
Ou-Rall-ee-ay