Below is a selection of songs performed at campfire - most involve motions to go along with the words!

CALVARY

C that's the way it begins,
A that's the second letter in,
L that is the third,
VA that's the middle of the word ,
R that's near the end,
Y that is the end.
C-A-L-V-A-R-Y
That spells Calvary Camp you see.
Here's to the best camp-CALVARY!


SKIDDAMERINKY DINKY DINK

Skiddamerinky dinky dink
Skiddamerinky doo
Calvary, I love you! 
Skiddamerinky dinky dink
Skiddamerinky doo
Calvary, I love you!
I love you in the mornin'
I love you in the night.
I love you when I see you,
And I love you out of sight. 
Oh, skiddamerinky dinky dink
Skiddamerinky doo
Calvary, I love you! (I really mean it!)
Calvary, I love you! (Hey!)


CALVARY CAMP ALMA MATER

High above the sky blue waters
On the inland sea
Where the Indians used to pow-wow
Stands Camp Calvary
Dragons, Tigers, Panthers, Indians,
Tribes of braves once more,
Gathered here from Pennsylvania,
On Lake Erie's shore.


CHIPPEWAH

I go to Calvary Camp so pity me.
There are no men in this vicinity.
And every night at ten they lock the door.
I don't know what the heck I ever came here for!
I'm gonna board that bus for Chippewah
And have the greatest time you ever saw
I'll dance with Herbie, Bobbie, Joe and Rick, Sam and Dick
The heck with this old place!!!
YEA Chippewah!!! GO!!!


DEAD DOG ROVER

I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
That I overlooked before
One leg is broken, the other is lame
I ran over him with my Coco-puff train.
There's no use denying my dog is dying
He's squished on the kitchen floor
I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
That I overlooked (hey)
That I overlooked (hey)
That I overlooked before (hey)


RISE AND SHINE

1. The lord said to Noah "There's gonna be a floody floody (repeat)
Get your children (stomp) out of the muddy muddy
Children of the Lord.

CHORUS: So rise and shine and give God your glory glory
Rise and shine and give God your glory glory
Rise and shine and (stomp) give God your glory glory
Children of the Lord.

2. The lord said to Noah you better build an arky, arky (repeat)
Build it out of (stomp) hickory barky barky
Children of the Lord. (Chorus)

3. The animals they came aboard two by towy, twoy (repeat)
Elephant and (stomp) kangarooy rooy
Children of the Lord. (Chorus)

4. It rained and rained for forty day-zy day-zy (repeat)
Almost drove those (stomp) animals crazy, crazy
Children of the Lord. (Chorus)

5. The Lord said to Noah the flood is over over (repeat)
Get your children (stomp) out on the clover clover
Children of the Lord. (Chorus)

6. The animals they came off board three by threey, threey (repeat)
Must have been those (stomp) birds and bee-ees
Children of the Lord. (Chorus)


A BOY AND A GIRL

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe
with the moon shining all around.
They paddled and paddled so,
You couldn't even hear a sound.

And they talked and they talked,
'til the moon grew dim.
He said "You better kiss me,
Or get out and swim."

So what you gonna do in a little canoe,
With the moon shinin' all a,
Boats floatin'all a,
Girls (boys) swimmin' all around.


LOLLIPOP

1. L-O-double L-I-P-O-P spells lollipop, lollipop,
That's the only decent kind of candy, candy,
Man that made it must have been a dandy, dandy,
L-O-double L-I-P-O-P you see,
It's a lick on a stick guaranteed to make you sick,
Lollipop for me!

2. C-A-S-T-O-R O-I-L spells castor oil, caster oil,
That's the only decent kind of medicine, medicine.
Man that made it must have been and Edison, Edison, 
C-A-S-T-R O-I-L you see,
It's a lick on a spoon guaranteed to kill you soon,
Castor oil for me!

3. D-A-V-E-N-P-O-R-T spells davenport, davenport,
That's the only decent kind of love seat, love seat,
Man that made it must have had a heartbeat, heartbeat,
D-A-V-E-N-P-O-R-T you see,
It's a hug and a squeeze and a whoo-ee!
Davenport for me!

4. B-U-B-B-L-E G-U-M spells bubble gum, bubble gum
It's the only decent kind of chewing gum, chewing gum,
Man that made it must have had lot of fun, lot of fun,
B-U-B-B-L-E G-U-M you see,
It's a bubble and a chew and a comic too,
Bubble gum for me!


TITANIC

Oh they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue
And they said it was a ship that the waves would never go through
It was on her maiden trip that the iceberg hit the ship
It was sad when the great ship went down.

CHORUS: It was sad, it was sad, it was sad when the great ship went down
To the bottom of the Sea-ee-ee-ee (Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives; Uncles and Aunts, little children lost their pants)
It was sad when the great ship went down.

It was off the English shore 'bout a thousand miles or more
When the rich refused to associate with the poor
So they put them down below where they were the first to go
It was sad when the great ship went down. (CHORUS)

Oh they put the lifeboats out upon the raging sea
And the band struck out with "Nearer My God To Thee"
And the waves washed o'er the side and the little children died
It was sad when the great ship went down. (CHORUS)

Mrs. Astor turned around just to see her husband drown
And the great Titanic gave a gurgling sound
So she wrapped herself in mink just to see the lifeboats sink
It was sad when the great ship went down. (CHORUS)

Now the moral of the story as you can plainly see
Is to wear a life preserver and never go out to sea
For the Lord's almighty hand said the ship would never land
It was sad when the great ship went down. (CHORUS)

Kerplunk, it sank, la de da, the end, amen
Go to bed, wake up dead, with a hole in your head…


DEM BONES

The lord decided to make a man (Dem bones gonna rise again)
So he took some clay and he took some sand (Dem bones gonna rise again)

CHORUS (with clapping and hand movements):
I know it, know it. Indeed I know it brother/sister, I know it. Whee!!!
Dem bones gonna rise again.
("Dem bones gonna rise again" goes after each sentence)

Took a rib from Adams side
And made Miss Eve to be his bride. (Chorus)

Put them in a garden, cool and nice
And called that garden Paradise. (Chorus)

Apples, peaches, pears and such
But out of this tree you mustn't touch. (Chorus)

Satan, he swung round that trunk
And at Eve his eye did wunk. (Chorus)

"Eve, these apples look mighty fine,
Do take one, the Lord won't mind." (Chorus)

So she took a pick and she took a pull
And then she filled her apron full. (Chorus)

Eve said "Adam, it's time for lunch."
So he grabbed a apple and began to munch. (Chorus)

Later when the Lord came around
And spied those cores all over the ground. (Chorus)

"Adam whom did all these leave?"
"Don't know Lord, it must have been Eve." (Chorus)

"Adam you must leave this place
And earn your living by the sweat on your face." (Chorus)

So he took a pick and he took a plow
And that's why we're all working now. (Chorus)

That's all there is, there ain't no more.
Eve got the apple and Adam got the core. (Chorus)


WATTA 'N' CHOO

Watta 'n' choo!
Bo dote ske-de-'en-ot'n
It skiddly oat 'n doat'n
Oat'n doat'n little boat'n
Itt'n ditten little kitten
Alligator little tator
Irmy squirmy little wormy
Ishy squishy little fishy
Hunky funky little monkey
Ammarillo Armadillo
Amper scamper little camper