Summer Camp Song Lyrics

Summer camp songs change over the years, but a few patterns seem to hold true generation after generation. Among them: Summer camp songs tend to be catchy. They require simple musical accompaniment, if any. And most camp songs have lyrics that make absolutely no sense at all. I attribute this to a “whisper down the lane” effect resulting from generations of words heard and repeated improperly. How else do we explain summer camp songs like “Little Bunny Foo-Foo” and “Rigadandoo”? If you are familiar with these songs, please do the following: write down the words, as you know them, and send them to me, so I can compare what each of us heard and remembered. Did Little Bunny Foo-Foo really scoop up field mice and bop them on the head? He many have been playing basketball with them or teaching them Latin verbs. I may have misunderstood that song. I may have missed the point entirely.

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