Kim Jarvis (kimmyj@FLASH.NET)
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 23:09:27 -0500
At 11:50 PM 7/23/96 -0400, you wrote:
>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. >
> 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)
> 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.
>Email to S.Best@swe.org
I think I remember this from my Girl Scout days in California-mid 60's
(Geez, is that really 30 years ago???) The only change were the lines:
Oh, no-no, no, not da Veesta
Then it went into the Eenie meenie stuff.
I only wish Girl Scout attitude would have been stronger than my Wanna-Be
Flower Child. Would it have been different if my parents had been more
active with me in Scouting. I hope, as I am reliving my youth in Cub
Scouts, I can be an example to my son. Thanks to all for the song!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City