Baloo's Bugle

September 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 2
October 2007 Theme

Theme: Down on the Farm
Webelos: Citizen & Showman
Tiger Cub
Requirement 1

SONGS

Obviously the favorite is Old MacDonald Had a Farm.  Here are a few variations on that song.  CD

Old McDonald had a Farm

Great Salt Lake Council

Sing Old McDonald had a Farm using animal masks. Each time a verse is sung, the previously picked masked person, chooses someone new. Choose adults and children.

Split your audience into 3 groups. Each group gets a sound. MOO, QUACK or BAA. You point at a group when you want them to make their noise. Get them to do a farm yard version of Good King Wenceslas.

Old Akela Had a Pack

Baloo’s Archives

Tune: Old MacDonald had a Farm

Old Akela had a pack, E-I-E-I-O.
And in this pack he had some dens, E-I-E-I-O.
With a Den 1 here, and a Den 2 there;
Here a den, there a den,
Everywhere a happy den,
Old Akela had a pack, E-I-E-I-O.

And in this pack he had some chiefs, E-I-E-I-O.
With a den chief here, and a den chief there;
Here a chief, there a chief;
Everywhere a den chief;
Old Akela had a pack, E-I-E-I-O.

And in these dens he had some Cubs, E-I-E-I-O.
With a Cub Scout here, and a Cub Scout there;
Here a Scout, there a Scout,
Everywhere a Cub Scout;
Old Akela had a pack, E-I-E-I-O.

And for these Cubs he had some moms, E-I-E-I-O.
With a den mom here, and a den mom there;
Here a mom, there a mom,
Everywhere a den mom
Old Akela had a pack, E-I-E-I-O.

And for these moms he had some dads, E-I-E-I-O.
With a den dad here and a den dad there;
Here a dad, there a dad;
Everywhere a den dad;
Old Akela had a pack, E-I-E-I-O.

Old MacDonald Had A Shop

Heart of America Council

Old MacDonald had a shop E-I-E-I-O

And in this shop he had a…

hammer                     (Bang-bang)

Drill                        (Zzzzzt, zzzzzt)

Wrench                       (Turn, turn)

Pliers                         (Pinch, pinch)

(the more syllables in the name of the tool the better. Imagine “radial arm saw”)

I had a Little Chicken

Sam Houston Council

(Tune: Turkey in the Straw)

Oh, I had a little chicken, and she wouldn’t lay an egg,

So I poured hot water up and down her leg,

Oh, the little chicken hollered and the little chicken begged,

And then the little chicken laid a hard-boiled egg!

Other Verses –

Vinegar---Pickled egg

Mustard---Deviled Egg

Special Sauce---McMuffin Egg

Water colors---Easter egg.

Invite the boys to make up their own verse.

Take Me Out to the Barnyard

Baltimore Area Council

Tune:  Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Take me out to the barnyard

Take me out there right now

Show me the cows, pigs and horses too.

I hear an oink and a neigh and a moo

There are chickens laying their eggs

If they don’t lay, it’s a shame

Oh, it’s one, two, three eggs today,

And I’m glad I came.

Oink, Oink, Oink, Oink, Little Pig

Baltimore Area Council

Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Oink, oink, oink, oink, little pig,

Can you do a little jig?

In the bright light of the sun,

Are you having lots of fun?

Oink, oink, oink, oink, little pig,

I think that you will grow big.


 

Ghost Chickens

Baltimore Area Council

(Tune: Ghost Riders in the sky)

A chicken farmer went out

One dark and dreary day.

He rested by the coop

As went along his way,

When all at once a rotten egg

Hit him in the eye.

It was the sight he dreaded..

Ghost chickens in the sky.

Chorus:

Bok, bok, bok, bok
Bok, bok, bok, bok,
Ghost chickens in the sky.

The farmer had raised chickens

Since he was 24,

Working for the Colonel

For 30 years or more.

Killing all those chickens

And sending them to fry

Now they want revenge...

Ghost chickens in the sky.

Chorus

Their feet were black and shiny,

Their eyes were burning red;

They had no meat or feathers:

These chickens were all dead.

They picked the farmer up

And he died, by the claw.

They cooked him extra crispy...

And ate him with cole slaw

Chorus

A-Gardening We Will Go

Baltimore Area Council

Tune: Farmer in the Dell

A-gardening we will go,

A-gardening we will go,

Hi, Ki, Akela,

Cub Scouts are not so slow.

Chorus:

Let’s garden all the more,

Let’s garden all the more,

Hi, Ki, Akela,

We’ll garden more and more.

Tigers--Preparing

We rake and spade and plow,

We rake and spade and plow,

Hi, Ki, Akela,

We’re getting somewhere now.

Chorus

Wolf Den--Planting

We water, plant, and hoe,

We water, plant, and hoe,

Hi, Ki, Akela,

Every Tom and Jack and Joe

Chorus

Bear Den--Cultivating

We weed and weed and weed,

We weed and weed and weed,

Hi, Ki, Akela,

We must protect our seed

Chorus

Webelos 1 Den--De-Bugging

We spray and kill and pick,

We spray and kill and pick,

Hi, Ki, Akela,

We’ll make those bugs all sick

Chorus

Webelos 2 Den—Harvesting

We harvest all our food,

We harvest all our food,

Hi, Ki, Akela,

We’ve done the best we could

Chorus

Birds on the Scarecrow

Baltimore Area Council

Tune: Old Gray Mare

Here we sit like birds on a scarecrow

Birds on the scarecrow

Birds on the scarecrow.

Here we sit like birds on a scarecrow

Waiting for the rest to come.

Waiting for the rest to come

Waiting for the rest to come.

Here we sit like birds on a scarecrow

Waiting for the rest to come.

Oh, I Had A Silly Chicken

Baltimore Area Council

Tune: Turkey in the Straw

Oh, I had a silly chicken

And he wouldn’t lay an egg,

So I poured hot water

Up and down his leg,

And he giggled and he giggled,

And he giggled all the day.

And my poor little chicken

Laid a hard-boiled egg.

Oh, I had a silly chicken,

And he wouldn’t lay an egg.

So I poured hot water

Up and down his leg.

And he sang a silly song

Which turned out to be a ballad.

And my chicken laid a sandwich

Filled with egg and tuna salad.

Oh, I had a silly chicken

He went scratching in the dirt.

And he scratched so hard

That his feet they hurt.

So he bandaged them way up

From the thigh bone to his toe.

And you should have seen that chicken

Do a do-si-do!


 

Mules

Baltimore Area Council

Tune: Auld Lang Syne

On mules we find two legs behind

And two we find before;

We stand behind before we find

What the two behind be for.

When we’re behind the two behind,

We find what these are for;

So stand before the two behind;

And behind the two before.

Cub Scout Garden

Baloo’s Archives

Tune – She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

We will plant our Cub Scout Garden in the spring

We will plant our Cub Scout Garden in the spring

We will plant our Cub Scout Garden

We will plant our Cub Scout Garden

We will plant our Cub Scout Garden in the spring

We will plow the ground to ready it for crops

We will plow the ground to ready it for crops

We will plow the ground to ready

We will plow the ground to ready

We will plow the ground to ready it for crops

We will neatly put the seeds in nice straight rows

We will neatly put the seeds in nice straight rows

We will neatly put the seeds

We will neatly put the seeds

We will neatly put the seeds in nice straight rows

We will fertilize to help them grow up big

We will fertilize to help them grow up big

We will fertilize to help them

We will fertilize to help them

We will fertilize to help them grow up big

We will irrigate the field both night and day

We will irrigate the field both night and day

We will irrigate the field

We will irrigate the field

We will irrigate the field both night and day

We will pray to God to watch our crop each day

We will pray to God to watch our crop each day

We will pray to God to watch

We will pray to God to watch

We will pray to God to watch our crop each day

We will reap our harvest early in the fall

We will reap our harvest early in the fall

We will reap our harvest early

We will reap our harvest early

We will reap our harvest early in the fall

Then we’ll Thank God for his help with our garden

Then we’ll Thank God for his help with our garden

Then we’ll Thank God for his help

Then we’ll Thank God for his help

Then we’ll Thank God for his help with our garden

As we eat the food we grew all summer long

As we eat the food we grew all summer long

As we eat the food we grew

As we eat the food we grew

As we eat the food we grew all summer long

To make the song a bit more lively,
add  sounds at the end of the lines

In order –

1 - Plant, Plant                             6 - Pray, Pray

2 - Plow, Plow                               7 – Harvest, Harvest

3 - Neatly, Neatly                        8 – Amen, Amen

4 - Spread, Spread                       9 - Yum, Yum

5 - Water, Water


 

 


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