Campfire Songs
Run by the Retired Scouter.

Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Tree Song (green Grass Grows), The


(in each verse, the leader sings a line and everyone repeats. Chorus
is sung all together.)

Once upon a time

There was a tree

The purttiest tree

That you ever did see!

Chorus:

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around,

And the green grass grew all around!

Now on that tree

There was a branch

Just the purttiest little branch

That you ever did see!

Chorus:

And the branch was on the tree

And the tree was in the ground

And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around!

...add on twig, nest, egg, bird, wing, feather, flea,
elephant!

Actions:

Ground: move both arms out from the body horizontally
(i.e. as a movie director would when saying "cut!")

Tree: two hands trace parallel lines starting at the
level of your head and heading downwards

Branch: hold one arm out as a branch

Twig: hold up your pinky finger

Nest: cup your hands

Egg: make a fist

Bird: one hand pointed forward at your face as a beak,
the other sticking out behind as a tail

Wing: flap one arm

Feather: trace the path a feather would take as it falls
through the air

Flea: indicate something really small

Elephant: trace the outline of something really
big!