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1.  All Girl Guides. 1

2.  Boom Chicka Boom.. 1

3.  Down at the Station. 1

4.  Funky Chicken. 2

5.  Go Bananas. 2

6.  Goin' On a Lion Hunt. 2

7.  Ham and Eggs. 3

8.  Itchy Flea (Flea Fly) 3

9.  Rise and Shine. 3

10.  Tongo - Africa. 4

  

 

List 5 other songs you could use for your Rousing Song or Cheer.

 

 

Song Title

Composer

Source

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Some of my favourites:

 

1.  All Girl Guides

 

I don't know but I've been told,

All Girl Guides are good as gold.

I am one, and I say it's true,

Guiding's great for me and you.

 

Chorus:       

Sound off: 1, 2,

Sound off: 3, 4.

Bring it on down: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3 ,4

 

Sparks wear clothes the colour of pink,

They are Guiding's first strong link.

They are cute and they are sweet

Sparkie girls are fun to meet.


Brownies have an orange tie

They're second level, me oh my.

They wear a uniform that's brown.

Their big smiles can erase a frown.


Girl Guide level is the next,

Blue is the colour that we expect.

They say that camping is big fun,

And they earn badges one by one.

 

Pathfinders care a lot,

Their service projects hit the spot.

Green ties are the emblem that they wear,

The Girl Guide promise they're proud to swear.

 

Senior Branches are red, navy, gold,

They are Girl Guides on the go.

With many and widening chances to soar,

Some Girl Guides go overseas and more.


Leaders wear no ties at all

They come all sizes, big and small.

They share their time and talents too.

They make Girl Guiding great for you.

 

2.  Boom Chicka Boom

 

I said boom!

I said boom chicka-boom!

I said booma-chicka-rocka-chicka-rocka-chicka-boom!

Uh huh!

Oh yeah!

One more time...

 

Some Extra Verses:

Underwater - sing with fingers dribbling against your lips

Loud - as loud as you can!

Slowly - as slow and drawn out as possible

Opera - sing in an opera voice

 

3.  Down at the Station

 

Down at the station, early in the morning

See the little puffer bellies standing in a row

Up comes a man and he turns a little handle

Puff, puff, choo, choo, away they go


Coffee (x 4)

Cheese and biscuits (x4)

Prunes and custard (x 4)

Beef and carrots (x4)

Soup!

 

4.  Funky Chicken

 

Leader - Let me see your funky chicken!

All - WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY?

Leader - Let me see your funky chicken!

All - WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY? I said....


Chorus:       

(everyone)

Ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo,

One more time, now!

Ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo, ah-ah-ah ooo,

Back in line, now! (Stomp feet eight times)

 

Other Verses:

 

Funky Chicken - dance around in a circle with arms crooked         up as chicken wings

Mae West - flare an invisible skirt

Dracula - one arm up in front of face as if a cape was draped over

it, peek out from behind arm, then repeat with other arm

Crocodile - make a set of jaws with your arms and chomp

Elephant - one arm up to your face as a trunk

Platypussqueeze your lips between your fingers and make

raspberry sounds

Porcupine - shake fingers out in front of your body stiffly, as if you

were feeling the back of a porcupine!

 

5.  Go Bananas

 

Bananas of the World Unite

(Arms from hanging straight down go out to the side and up to a point above the head to form a banana)

 

Peel banana, peel peel banana,

Peel banana, peel peel banana

(Peel yourself)

 

Slice banana, slice, slice banana,

Slice banana, slice, slice banana

(Slice)

 

Mash bananas, mash, mash bananas,

Mash bananas, mash, mash bananas.

(Mash in the palm of your hand)

 

Eat banana, eat, eat banana,

Eat banana, eat, eat banana,

(Feed yourself)

 

Go Bananas, go go bananas,

Go Bananas, go go bananas.

(Go bananas)

 

6.  Goin' On a Lion Hunt                             

 

(Leader sings a line, everyone repeats. During each verse, everyone slaps their hands on their knees in a rhythm as if they were marching.)

 

Goin' on a lion hunt!

I'm not scared!

Look at all the beautiful flowers.

Oh-oh!

Tall, tall grass ahead!

Can't go over it!

Can't go under it!

Can't go around it!

Gotta go through it!

(Everyone does actions as if parting long grass)

 

Goin' on a lion hunt!

I'm not scared!

Look at all the beautiful flowers.

Oh-oh!

Icky, sticky, mud ahead!

Can't go over it!

Can't go under it!

Can't go around it!

Gotta go through it!

(Actions as if you were trying to walk through mud)


Goin' on a lion hunt!

I'm not scared!

Look at all the beautiful flowers.

Oh-oh!

Deep, wide, river ahead!

Can't go over it!

Can't go under it!

Can't go around it!

Guess we gotta swim it!

 

Goin' on a lion hunt!

I'm not scared!

Look at all the beautiful flowers.

Oh-oh!

Tall, tall trees ahead!

Can't go over them!

Can't go under them!

Can't go around them!

Guess we gotta climb them!

(Actions as if climbing up one side of a tree and down the other)


Goin' on a lion hunt!

I'm not scared!

Look at all the beautiful flowers.

Oh-oh!

Deep, dark cave ahead!

Can't go over it!

Can't go under it!

Can't go around it!

Gotta go through it!

(Next verse is done very, very quietly, as if you were scared of the cave)

 

Goin' on a lion hunt

I'm not scared

Look at all the beautiful flowers

Oh-oh

Big, fuzzy nose ahead

Two green eyes ahead

Long, long whiskers ahead

Long, sharp teeth ahead

It's a LION!

RUN!!

(Slapping on knees goes very fast, as if you were running... go through all the obstacles in reverse order and as fast as you can, with more slapping of hands on knees in-between each obstacle.)

 

Up the trees! Down the trees! Run!!!

Swim the river! Run!!

Through the mud! Run!!

Through the grass! Run!!

HOME!

 

7.  Ham and Eggs

 

Split the participants into 2 halves. Start off quietly and get progressively louder, ending as loud as you can!

 

Team 1 - HAM AND EGGS

Team 2 - HAM AND EGGS

Team 1 - I LIKE MINE FRIED NICE AND BROWN (normal)

Team 2 - I LIKE MINE FRIED UPSIDE DOWN (a bit louder)

Team 1 - HAM AND EGGS

Team 2 - HAM AND EGGS

Team 1 - FLIP 'EM (louder)

Team 2 - FLOP 'EM (louder still)

Team 1 - FLIP 'EM (even louder still)

Team 2 - FLOP 'EM (a lot louder)

Everyone - HAM AND EGGS (really loud)

 

8.  Itchy Flea (Flea Fly)

 

Flea.

Flea fly.

Flea fly mosquito.

Oh, no no no more mosquitoes.

Itchy itchy, scratchy scratchy, oh, I got one down my backy.

Beat that big bad bug with the bug spray.

SSSSSSsssssssssss!

 

9.  Rise and Shine

 

Chorus:                 

Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory

Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory

Rise and shine and (clap) give God the glory, glory

Children of the Lord.

 

The Lord told Noah, "There's going to be a floody, floody."

The Lord told Noah, "There's going to be a floody, floody."

Get those children out of the muddy, muddy,

Children of the Lord.

 

The Lord told Noah to build an arky, arky,

The Lord told Noah to build an arky, arky,

Out of twigs and hickory barky, barky

Children of the Lord.

 

The animals they came by twosies, twosies, twosies,

The animals they came by twosies, twosies, twosies,

El-e-phants and kangaroosies roosies

Children of the Lord.

 

It rained and poured for 40 daysies, daysies

It rained and poured for 40 daysies, daysies

Nearly drove those animals crazy, crazy

Children of the Lord.

 

Now Noah sent dove to take a peeky, peeky

Noah sent dove to take a peeky, peeky

He came back with a twig in his beaky, beaky

Children of the Lord

 

The animals came off, came off in threesies, threesies

The animals came off in threesies, threesies, threesies

Must have been the birds and beesies, beesies

Children of the Lord.

 

This is the end, the end of my story, story

This is the end, the end of my story, story

So rise and shine and give God the glory, glory

Children of the Lord.

 

10.  Tongo - Africa

 

(A repeating song: leader sings one line, everyone sings back. Repeat the verse a number of times, each time getting louder and louder. Last verse should be very quiet. After last verse, everyone yells "Tongo!" together.)

 

Tongo

Jim de be na be i oh

Tongo

Oo pe oo kum ba yah

Oh wa lay

Mah lee pah mah lee way

Music washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach