Slower Songs and Rounds


1 SCOUT VESPERS


Softly falls the light of day,          

As our campfire fades away.             

Silently each Scout should ask,         

"Have I done my daily task?             

Have I kept my honor bright?            

Can I guiltless sleep tonight?          

Have I done and have I dared,           

Everything to be Prepared?"             



Listen Lord, oh listen Lord,            

As I whisper soft and low.              

Bless my mom and Bless my dad,          

These are things that they should know. 
          

I will keep my honor Bright,            

The oath and law will be my guide.      

And mom and dad this you should know, 
        

Deep in my heart I love you so.         

2 ON MY HONOR


On my honor,                

I'll do my best,              

To do my duty to God.            

On my honor,                

I'll do my best,              

To serve my country as I may. 

On my honor,                

I'll do my best,              

To do a good turn each day.         

To keep my body strengthened.        

To keep my mind awakened,          

To follow paths of righteousness, 

On my honor,                

I'll do my best.              

3 KUM BA YAH


Kum ba yah my lord, Kum ba yah!         

Kum ba yah my lord, Kum ba yah!         

Kum ba yah my lord, Kum ba yah!         

Oh Lord, Kum ba yah.                    



Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!     

Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!     

Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!     

Oh Lord, Kum ba yah.                    



Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba  yah! 

Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

Oh Lord, Kum ba yah. 



Someone's laughing, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

Someone's laughing, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

Someone's laughing, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

Oh Lord, Kum ba yah. 



Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba  yah! 

Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba  yah! 

Oh Lord, Kum ba yah. 



Come by here, Lord, Kum ba yah!         

Come by here, Lord, Kum ba yah!         

Come by here, Lord, Kum ba yah!         

Oh Lord, Kum ba yah.                    

4 KUM BA YAH - Scout Law Version


A Scout is trustworthy, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

A Scout is loyal, Lord, Kum ba yah!     

A Scout is helpful, Lord, Kum ba  yah! 

Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah. 



A Scout is friendly, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

A Scout is courteous, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

A Scout is kind, Lord, Kum ba yah!  

Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah. 



A Scout is obedient, Lord, Kum ba yah!  

A Scout is cheerful, Lord, Kum ba yah!  

A Scout is thrifty, Lord, Kum ba yah!  

Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah. 



A Scout is brave, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

A Scout is clean, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

A Scout is reverent, Lord, Kum ba yah! 

Oh, Lord, Kum ba yah. 

5 THE PADDLE SONG


This song depicts French-Canadian Fur trappers going out to check 

on  their traps by canoe. A suggestion  for singing this song would 

be to  sing it through several times,  starting softly, getting louder 

as the "canoe" approaches, and then getting softer again as the 

canoe  grows more distant. 
 


(ROUND)                                



Our paddles Keen and bright,           

Flashing like silver,                  

Swift as the wild goose flight,        

Dip, dip, and swing.                   



Dip, dip, and swing them back,         

Flashing like silver,                  

Swift as the wild goose flight.        

Dip, dip, and swing.                   

6 HI HO! NOBODY HOME

(Three part round)                



Hi, ho! Nobody home,                    

Meat nor drink nor money have I none.                         

 

Yet will I be merry.                    

7 ARE YOU SLEEPING


Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?     

Brother John, Brother John.             

Morning bells are ringing;              

Morning bells are ringing.              

Ding ding dong,                         

ding ding dong!                         

8 DOWN BY THE STATION

(Round)                   



Down by the station, early in the morning,                    

See the little puffer bellies all in a row.                   

See the station master turn the little handle.                

Chug, chug, toot, toot, off we go!      

9 STREET PEDDLERS


This three part round is to be          

reminiscent of the days when the        

early morning silence would be          

broken by the sound of push cart        

wheels and the occasional "clip-        

clop" of the horse drawn wagons.        

Sing through three times, first         

softly, then louder and finishing       

softly again.                           



Chairs to mend, old chairs to mend!     

Mackerel, fresh Mackerel!               

Any old rags, any old rags!             

10 EDELWEISS



Edelweiss, Edelweiss                    

Every morning you greet me              

Small and white,                        

Clean and bright,                       

You look happy to meet me.              



Blossom of snow                         

May you bloom and grow,                 

Bloom and grow forever,                 

Edelweiss, Edelweiss,                   

Bless my homeland forever.              

11 ONE BOTTLE OF POP


Divide the group into three parts,      

and have them start one verse after     

the other.                              



One bottle of pop,                      

Two bottles of pop,                     

Three bottles of pop,                   

Four bottles of pop,                    

Five bottles of pop,                    

Six bottles of pop,                     

Seven, Seven bottles of pop.            



Fish and chips and vinegar,             

Vinegar, vinegar.                       

Fish and chips and vinegar,             

And pepper, pepper, pepper, salt.       



Don't chuck your muck in my  dustbin,                         

     

My dustbin, my dustbin, my dustbin.     

Don't chuck your muck in my dustbin,                          

    

My dustbin's full.                      


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