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Baloo's Bugle

December 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 5
January 2007 Theme

Theme: Poles Apart
Webelos: Fitness & Scientist
Tiger Cub
Activities

SONGS

The Scout's Winter Song
Great Salt Lake Council
Tune "If your happy and you know it"

I had a little trouble getting this to work.  You may wish to change the wording slightly.  CD

If you have a cold and you know it blow your nose
(sniffle, snuffle)
If you have a cold and you know it blow your nose
(sniffle, snuffle)
If you really have a cold, then grab just one of those
If you really have a cold blow your nose. (sniffle, snuffle)

If you're a Scout and you know it say 'Do Your Best'
(Do Your Best)
If you're a Scout and you know it say 'Do Your Best'
(Do Your Best)
If you're a Scout and you know it, then your deeds will surely show it,
If you're a Scout and you know it say 'Do Your Best'
(Do Your Best)

If you're in a snowball fight, duck your head.
(Kersplat, Too Late)
If you're in a snowball fight, duck your head.
(Kersplat, Too Late)
If you're in a snowball fight, then don't freeze up in fright.
If you're in a snowball fight, duck your head.
(Kersplat, Too Late)

If you sing our winter song, then do all three.
(sniffle, sniffle, Do Your Best, Kersplat, Too late!)
If you sing our winter song, then do all three.
(sniffle, sniffle, Do Your Best, Kersplat, Too late!)
If you sing our winter song,
            then the cheer will keep you warm.
If you sing our winter song, then do all three.
(sniffle, sniffle, Do Your Best, Kersplat, Too late!)

Polar Bear
Heart of America Council
(Tune: "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean")

The polar bear lives in Alaska,
He never gets cold in a storm,
He swims in cold icy water,
His heavy coat keeps him warm.

Warm, warm, warm, warm,
His heavy coat keeps him warm.
Warm, warm, warm, warm,
His heavy coat keeps him warm.

On Top Of An Iceberg
Heart of America Council
 (Tune: "On Top of Old Smoky")

On top of an iceberg,
All covered with snow,
I saw my first penguin
And I wanted to know.

Oh is it a bird,
Or is it a fish?
I looked at his feathers,
And knew which was which.

I said, "Mr. Penguin,
Which species are you?"
He said, "I'm an emperor,
And not a gentoo."

I said, "Mr. Penguin,
What's under you patch?"
He said, "It's an egg,
It's ready to hatch!"

I said, "Mr. Penguin,
Oh, where is your wife?"
"She's out in the ocean,
She'll be back tonight."

Said Mr. Penguin,
"Her name is Jill.
She's out in the ocean,
Feeding on krill."

The next thing I knew,
I heard a small peep.
And I saw a chick,
At the emperor's feet!

The Polar Bear Song
Heart of America Council
 (Tune: Sippin' Cider)

This is an echo song.
The leader sings a line, the audience repeats it
Every four lines you sing the verse in entirety

Leader                                          Echo by audience

The other day                                         The other day
I saw a bear                                             I saw a bear
A big white bear                                 A big white bear
I had to stare.                                        I had to stare.

Now, altogether (I would only say this for the first verse)

The other day, I saw a bear
A big white bear, I had to stare.

More verses -

He stared right back
And seemed to grin.
His long white fangs
Hung to his chin.

He moved toward me
Upon four paws.
And those four paws
Held six-inch claws.

I couldn't move.
My feet were froze,
As I saw steam
Shoot from his nose.

But I was safe
Because I knew,
This polar bear\
Was at the zoo.

On Top Of The Igloo
Heart of America Council
 (Tune: On Top of Old Smokey)

On top of the igloo,
All covered with snow.
Stood 43 reindeer
And twelve Eskimos.

They stood there for hours.
Not one reindeer moved.
The Eskimos also
Seemed froze in their shoes.

But as I look closer
The secret I knew.
The hooves and the snowshoes
Were stuck in ig-glue!

Alaskan Yankee Doodle
Heart of America Council

Yankee Doodle went to Alaska
Just to see a walrus
Stuck some blubber in his hat.
And called it really gross.

Yankee Doodle freeze your nose,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Don't lose your fingers and your toes,
And don't eat blubber candy.

Springtime In Alaska
Heart of America Council
 (Tune: Springtime In The Rockies)

When it's springtime in Alaska
And it's ninety-nine below,
The Eskimos go barefoot
In the white and drifting snow.

The polar bears get sunburned,
And the seals sing all the day,
When it's springtime in Alaska,
I'll be going the other way.

I Know A Little Penguin
Heart of America Council
(Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot")

I know a little penguin
Who sat on some blocks,
He swam in the ocean
And he climbed on some rocks!

He snapped at a seagull,
He snapped at a seal,
He snapped at a fish,
Oh, what a meal!

I'm Playing In The Snow
Heart of America Council
(Tune: I'm singing in the Rain)

I m playing in the snow.
I'm playing in the snow.
What a glorious feeling
It's snowing again.

Making snowman tonight
For the whole world to see
I'm happy just playing
In the snow.

Here are some classic Scouting songs that the CD for the tri-council >San Gabriel Valley, Verdugo Hills, and Long Beach Area Pow Wow has in their book for this month  CD

Scouting Round America
San Gabriel Valley, Verdugo Hills, Long Beach Area
Tune:  Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Round, round, round America,
Scouting takes you there.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Join us if you dare.

North to South and East to West,
We want to know it all,
So come along and sing our song,
We’re gonna have a ball!

In Texas, steaks are chicken fried,
Potatoes, they’re fried too!
The Chinese like to fry their rice,
And Gai Pan is Moo Goo!

The Eskimos wear lots of fur,
Because it’s really cold.
Others wear no clothes at all…
Or so I have been told!

Happy Wanderer
San Gabriel Valley, Verdugo Hills, Long Beach Area

I love to go a-wandering
along the mountain track,
And as I go, I love to sing
My knapsack on my back.

Chorus

Valdaree, valdarah, valdaree,
Valdarah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Valdaree, valdarah
My knapsack on my back.
(The last line of the chorus is the last line if the verse that was just sung)

I love to wander by the stream
that dances in the sun
so joyously it calls to me
"Come join my happy song."

Chorus

I tip my hat to all I see,
and they wave back to me
The blackbirds call so loud and sweet
from every greenwood tree.

Chorus

High overhead the Skylark wings.
The never rest at home.
And just like me, they love to sing
as over the world we roam.

Chorus

Oh may I go a-wandering
until the day I die.
Oh may I always laugh and sing
beneath God's clear blue sky.

Chorus

It's A Small World (With Scouting Verses)
San Gabriel Valley, Verdugo Hills, Long Beach Area

It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all

Chorus:

It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world

There is just one moon and one golden sun
And a smile means friendship to everyone
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all

Chorus:

It's a world of Scouting, a world of fun
It's a world of aims, but we work as one
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all.

Chorus:

You can go to China or go to Spain
And the Guiding Handshake will be the same
We have friends in Japan,
Mexico, Pakistan,
It's a small world after all.

Extra Verses:

It's a world of color, a pretty sight,
Red and yellow and brown and black and white
And yet under our skin,
We are all kith & kin
It's a small world after all

Some may live in houses, in tents in shacks
And what one man has yet another lacks
There's so much that we share,
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all

How we live our lives we must each decide,
Every Cub & Scout & Leader Guide
Throughout Scouting we find,
Both in body & mind
It's a small world after all

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
Great Salt Lake Council

I'd like to build the world a home and furnish it with love.
Grow apple trees and honey bees and snow white turtle doves.

I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.
I'd like to hold them in my arms and keep them company.

I'd like to see the world, for once, all standing hand in hand,
And hear them echo through the hills for peace throughout the land.

That's the song I hear, let the world sing today.
A song of peace that echoes on and never goes away.

(Verses can be sung at the same time with 2 different groups.)


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