Thanks for the Songs
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 10:43:40 EST
I'm teaching the unit on "Leading Songs and Cheers" at our council's
upcoming Den Chief conference on March 9, and wanted to thank all of
you for the various songs that have appeared on the list lately.
Would that I could teach them!!! Maybe we ought to have a unit at SMF
or Wood Badge: "Songs You Won't Find in the Boy Scout Songbook"!
I particularly liked "The Boys of Camp Kukamonga," and Tom Lehr's song
(reprinted for the first time in years, I bet) brought back a lot of
memories. A buddy of mine in scouts was a big Tom Lehr fan, and we
used to regale our troop with the "Boy Scout Song" (no doubt to the
chagrin of Mr. Rixse, Mr. Lynch, and my father, all of whom were our
SMs at one time or another). Another Lehr favorite of ours was "The
Ballad of Rickity-Tickity-Tin."
Anyway, I'm figuring out "Camp Kukamonga" on my Gibson, and will debut
it at an appropriate occasion sometime--at an OA fellowship weekend or
something. My own feeling is that this one is okay for older youth
and adults--but "The Scotsman" (funny though it is) wouldn't be
appropriate at any scout function, although I'd expect to hear it at
an Irish bar on a Saturday night.
By the way--does anyone remember the National Lampoon's dead-on
parody of "Boys Life?" It appeared in an issue in the mid-1970s, I
Thanks again to all. Any other irreverent scouting songs out there?
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
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