Susan Best (SuBest@AOL.COM)
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 23:50:28 -0400
On Mon, Jul 22, Jim Peterson responded to Rob as:
>>At 09:03 PM 7/22/96 -0500, you wrote:
>I am looking for the words to a song I heard at camp. It is called >"Flea"
It is more like a cheer...a real long cheer than a song. >
> Here are the words to a song which may be the one you are refering to. In
this song, >the song leader sings (says) a line and the audience repeats the
line. Keep the beat >by alternately slapping thighs and clapping hands:
Flea Fly Mosquito!
Oh no no no no Mosquito!
Get that big bad bug with the bug spray!
PSSSSSSSSSSH (spray can sound)
>Repeat three or more times, each time a little faster.
From my Girl Scout days, I remember it as (attempting to spelling
Flea Fly Flo!
Eenie, meenie, decimeenie, oo wall a wall a meenie!
Ex a meenie, zoll a meenie, oo wall a wall!
Beep billy ott in dotten oh bo ba beaten dotten shh!
(Typing the words was tough enough - I can't do the intonation)
As with Jim,.each line is said alternately by the leader and the rest of the
group, keeping time by alternately slapping the thighs and clapping.
I don't know if that will make sense to someone who doesn't already know it,
but it's the best I could do. When I was on the Scoutmastership Fundamentals
weekend this past April, I found one of the other Scouters (a youngish Eagle
Scout) also knew this version. This fellow was close to 20 years younger than
I am, grew up in a different part of Pennsylvania, and we participated in
different scouting programs, but the song was the same.
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