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Baloo's Bugle


July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 12

Summer Songfest
Webelos Naturalist & Forester
 

CLOSING CEREMONY

Heart of America

Use a song for the closing such as ďIíd Like to Teach the World to SingĒ or ďSwinging on a StarĒ.

 

Iíd Like To Teach The World To Sing

 

Iíd like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
and snow-white turtle doves

Iíd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony

Iíd like to hold it in my arms
and keep it company

Iíd like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills

 ďAh, peace throughout the landĒ
(Thatís the song I hear)

Iíd like to teach the world to sing (that the world sings today)
In perfect harmony
Iíd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony

Iíd like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
and snow-white turtle doves

Swinging on a Star

(by Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van)

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule?
A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
Heís just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
Heís fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you donít care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish wonít do anything, but swim in a brook
He canít write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though heís slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish
A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish
And all the monkeys arenít in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see itís all up to you
You can be better off than you are
You could be swinginí on a star

 

This Land is your Land
Heart of America Council

This land is your land, This land is my land,
From California
To the New York island,
From the Redwood Forest,
To the Gulf stream waters,
This land was made for you and me.

As I was walking,
That ribbon of highway,
I saw above me
That endless skyway,
I saw below me
That golden valley.
This land was made for you and me.

Iíve roamed and rambled
And Iíve followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

The sun comes shining
As I was strolling
The wheat fields waving
And the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice comes chanting
This land was made for you and me

Nobody living can ever stop me

As I go walking

That freedom highway

Nobody living can make me turn back

This land was made for you and me

   

   

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