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    first campfire

    what was people's first campfire like. Did my first one last night and it wasn't to bad, apart from one mess up. lol!

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    If you mean the first one I ran - OMG! I can remember the nerves - nothing else. Have done lots now and I love them. Mind you, I will only do them if I know the people attending, I think the nerves would just get too me if I was doing one for people I didn't know. Scary!

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    I did thriftwood's one and knew no one, well yellow beaver was there with her cubs, but still didn't know anyone apart from a few crew at the back.

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    Marcus - you did very well for your first time - and it wasn't the easiest of camp fires with the lack of crew to lead & a couple of quite noisy groups in!

    My Cubs haven't stopped singing "Flea" (the one Jay led - it was new to them) since Saturday.
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    there were a few, but for some of the songs they did keep singing thier words rather than what was being sung in the middle.

    haha! that was a good song, I have the words to that somewhere, see if I can find them.

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    Flea
    Flea-fly
    Flea-fly flo
    Vista
    Cum-ala-la, Cum-ala-la, Cum-ala-la, vista
    Oh no, no, not the vista
    Einie-meanie, alla-meany, ooh-ah-la-walla-meanie, escou-meanie, zala-meanie-ooh-al-la-wah
    Be hidaley oten doh, loo lop de doten daddle


    for anyone who doesn't know the song.
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    I keep getting asked for the "Graveyard Song". I heard it years ago and only remember a few lines " the worms go in and the worms go out, ooh ooh ooh oo." The campfire leader sings the line and the rest sing the "oohs". There's something to do with an old lady in it too. Can any one help please?

    Sandra
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSL Raksha View Post
    I keep getting asked for the "Graveyard Song". I heard it years ago and only remember a few lines " the worms go in and the worms go out, ooh ooh ooh oo." The campfire leader sings the line and the rest sing the "oohs". There's something to do with an old lady in it too. Can any one help please?

    Sandra
    1st Woodend

    If you can wait until this evening when I get home, I'll post our version for you - I have to say that it is one of our favourites especially whan we are at a campfire where there are other groups (like last weekend at the district cub camp!).
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    GRAVEYARD SONG

    Three widows sat on the churchyard wall,
    Oooh, Aaah

    They saw three corpses carried in,
    Oooh, Aaah

    The corpses they were pale and they were thin,
    Oooh, Aaah

    The worms crawled in and the worms crawled out;
    Oooh, Aaah

    In at the ears and out at the snout;
    Oooh, Aaah

    The widows to the corpses said,
    Oooh, Aaah

    Will we be like you when we’re dead,
    Oooh, Aaah

    The corpses to the widows said:
    'Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss'!!!!!

    Get your fellow leaders in on this. When it gets to the final line they all bellow in unison. Scares the living daylights into the audience if you get it right. Hilarious when someone shouts too early!

    Matthew
    GSL 1st Ribchester (Saint Wilfrid's) Scout Group,
    Clitheroe District, East Lancashire

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    We have a slightly different version to that - I'll post ours later!
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcush View Post
    I did thriftwood's one and knew no one, well yellow beaver was there with her cubs, but still didn't know anyone apart from a few crew at the back.
    Was Boris there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcush View Post
    I did thriftwood's one and knew no one, well yellow beaver was there with her cubs, but still didn't know anyone apart from a few crew at the back.
    Wahey, I put in a guest appearance there a few weeks back!

    Apparently I confused a lot of the crew, as I do 'Old MacDonald' with opposite hand movements to the ones they use... (I think they just couldn't keep up...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec View Post
    Wahey, I put in a guest appearance there a few weeks back!

    Apparently I confused a lot of the crew, as I do 'Old MacDonald' with opposite hand movements to the ones they use... (I think they just couldn't keep up...)
    (some of) Thriftwood Crew are easily confused
    Kate, CSL (and GDB(S))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher View Post
    GRAVEYARD SONG

    Get your fellow leaders in on this. When it gets to the final line they all bellow in unison. Scares the living daylights into the audience if you get it right. Hilarious when someone shouts too early!
    Ha ha Matthew, this must be a bit of an East Lancs thing... we used to do that at our campfire. Always worked the first time when you were little - made you jump out of your skin!


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    As promised these are the words we use:-


    Woman stood at the churchyard door


    A woman stood at a churchyard door oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    Where many a woman had stood before oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    Saw three corpses carried in oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    Each did wear a ghastly grin oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    The worms crawled in and the worms crawled out oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    In at the ears and out at the snout oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    They went in thin and came out stout oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    Woman to the corpses said oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    Will I be like you when I'm dead? oo-oo-oo-oo, ah-ah-ah-ah
    Corpses to the woman said.......YES!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec View Post
    Wahey, I put in a guest appearance there a few weeks back!

    Apparently I confused a lot of the crew, as I do 'Old MacDonald' with opposite hand movements to the ones they use... (I think they just couldn't keep up...)
    tall, short, short, tall, fat, thin, thin, fat.

    some of the crew even get confused with that, lol! well it is usually a laugh, although there was the odd campfire last weekend where there was a 4 1/2 group fully of crew. lol!

    YB, I know Becky gets confused lol!

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