Campfire Songs
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Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


This Is Why I Am A Guider

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambrige sings the tune.

Youtube address: q-E-ffXl2Uk

Tune: John Brown's Body


I went along to Guides just to help them out one day,
I must have done a decent job as I was asked to stay,
I really didn't have the time to do the job just right,
But the Guiders all assured me that it only took one night.

*Chorus*:
This is why I am a Guider,
This is why I am a Guider,
This is why I am a Guider,
'Cuz the others all assured me that it only took one night.

The District meeting came along and I was asked to go,
It's sad to say the treasurer was ill and didn't show,
So I was asked to do the job and I replied I might,
'Cuz the others all assured me that it only took one night.

One day the new Commissioner saw me putting up a tent,
She said with great relief, "My Dear, you must be heaven sent!
I need a Camp Advisor and I know your time is tight,
But I really do assure that it will only take one night"

I've been so long in uniform, my blood is navy blue,
My friends and neighbours think I'm mad and maybe so do you,
But I'm so proud and happy I'd complain with all my might,
If my many jobs in Guiding really only took one night!!!