Ging Gang Goo (That's the right name)
Michael A. Poretsky (MPoretsky@AOL.COM)
Tue, 21 Nov 1995 20:07:14 -0500
RE Ging Gang Goo
"This a nonsense song if ever there was one, and yet it has swept round
one really knows where it started. We have heard it introduced as an
American Song, an
Australian Bushman's song, a Malayan Dance and a West Indian Calypso. We
have a feeling
that it was probalby born within the soound of Bow Bells (ed not: near
Gilwell)! The words
couldn't mean less; hence its carm.
"It is good to have a few such songs in Scouting as they fit the
international pattern so
well; everyone starts level an no one knows what the words mean, but we can
all learn to sing
and enjoy them."
>From The Gilwell Campfire Book, Collected, arranged and on occassion invented
Thurman & Rex Hazlewood, C. Arthur Pearson Limited, London, 1957.
Joh Thurman was Camp Chief at Gilwell. I believe he held the title World
Camp Chief at the
time I took my Woodbadge practical at Gilwell in 1962. He wore a six bead
necklace (I counted
them when I met him)
I used to be a buffalo and a jolly good woodpecker too!
Troop 611, Brooklyn
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City