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February 19, 2014

 

 

I have always wanted to be Irish!  I think that is why my favorite color is “GREEN.”

 

Their magical world!

Leprechauns

Pots of Gold at the end of the Rainbow

Shamrocks

The Blarney Stone

Irish Stew

Irish Coffee

Irish Folk Songs

The Irish Jig

Irish Pubs

THE IRISH ROVERS

St. Patrick

The LUCK of the Irish!

 

As a child, I remember we had to wear “GREEN” on St. Paddy’s Day or be pinched!

Today all over the world, many cities celebrate with big St. Patrick Day parades!

It’s a wonderful celebration for those of Irish descent, and people like me who only dream of being Irish.  One day a year, I pretend to be.

 

This month, my campfire theme is “Irish and Everything Green.”  I have included many of my favorite songs from Ireland.  I hope you will enjoy this program.

 

I want to leave you with my favorite Irish Song, I’M A LEPRECHAUN – Val Doonican.  You can listen to it on You Tube. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFOk4Z6_MKs.  ENJOY!

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone.

Till next month!

 

Guider Dusk (Dawn)

 

 

O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me quick or I'll be gone
O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me
I'm a leprechaun

Way back in Ireland in days of yore
There lived a wee man seldom seen anymore
He stood some inches high and he was always dressed in green
The master of magic, ah the best ever seen
Wearing silver bottles, tiny Golden bells
He would go singing through the dells

O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me quick or I'll be gone
O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me
I'm a leprechaun
 
Now when I was a boy more than once I was told
About this leprechaun and his pot of gold
Golden sovereigns and more than this,
If you could catch the Leprechaun he would grant you a wish
But catching this little man was hard I fear
Whenever he was seen he would always disappear


 O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me quick or I'll be gone
O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me
I'm a leprechaun


Now you can say I was drunk you can call me a liar
One night out in the woods yes I saw a fire
I thought go wee closer and have me a peep
Slowly in the woods I started to creep
To my surprise around the fire dancing in the rain
Was a score of little leprechauns, and I heard ‘em sing

 

O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me quick or I'll be gone
O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me
I'm a leprechaun
 
I thought I'd wait until they finished their fun
And when they'd gone to sleep then maybe I'd catch me one
All tired from dancing they laid down by a log
So I crept up and I caught one but he turned into a frog
He was all wet and slippery from me hands he did spring
As he hopped through the woods I could hear them sing:

O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me quick or I'll be gone
O fiddle diddle catch and griddle me
I'm a leprechaun

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Campfire Planning Sheet

PROMOTE PARTICIPATION, FUN & FRIENDSHIP

 

Date:

March ____, 2014

 

 

Campfire Leader:

___________________________________

 

 

Campfire Theme:

Irish And Everything Green!

 

 

Time Allowed:

45 - 60 minutes

 

 

Official Opening:

An Irish Welcome

 

Tsoona Campfire Opening (2-Part Round) – Dolores Rice

 

 

Well Known Songs:

When Irish Eyes are Smiling - Ireland

 

Cockles & Mussels - Ireland

 

I’m a Little Shamrock

 

 

Fun Songs:

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

 

The Little Green Frog

 

 

Action Songs:

I’m a Little Leprechaun

 

The Unicorn - The Irish Rovers

 

 

Rousing Song:

The Green Grass Grew All Around

 

 

Quieter Songs:

Gypsy Rover

 

Danny Boy

 

 

Story:

The Leprechaun Trap – Teresa Bateman

 

Reflection:

All Through the Night

 

Irish Blessing

 

 

Vespers & Taps:

Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral - That's An Irish Lullaby

 

Taps

 

 

 

An Irish Welcome

 

Here’s Cead míle fáilte to friend and to rover

That’s a greeting that’s Irish as Irish can be

It means you are welcome

A thousand times over

Wherever you come from,

Whosoever you be.

 

 

 

Hurry hurry hurry, hurry hurry hurry campfire’s begun,

Hurry hurry hurry, hurry hurry hurry chores are all done.

Dancing flames in red and gold,

Songs and games both new and old.

Hurray hurry hurry, hurry hurry hurry campfire’s begun.

 

 

 

There's a tear in your eye,
And I'm wondering why,
For it never should be there at all.
With such pow'r in your smile,
Sure a stone you'd beguile,
So there's never a teardrop should fall.
When your sweet lilting laughter's
Like some fairy song,
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be;
You should laugh all the while
And all other times smile,
And now, smile a smile for me.

Chorus:        

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

For your smile is a part
Of the love in your heart,
And it makes even sunshine more bright.
Like the linnet's sweet song,
Crooning all the day long,
Comes your laughter and light.
For the springtime of life
Is the sweetest of all
There is ne'er a real care or regret;
And while springtime is ours
Throughout all of youth's hours,
Let us smile each chance we get.

 

 

 

In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty,

I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,

As she pushed her wheel barrow,

Through streets broad and narrow,

Crying cockles and mussels alive, alive, Oh!

 

Chorus:                             

Alive, alive, Oh!

Alive, alive, Oh!

Crying cockles and mussels alive, alive, Oh!

 

She was a fishmonger, but it sure was no wonder,

For so were her father and mother before,

And they each pushed their wheel barrow,

Through streets broad and narrow,

Crying cockles and mussels alive, alive, Oh!

 

She died of a fever and no one could save her,

And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone;

Her ghost wheels her barrow,

Through streets broad and narrow,

Crying cockles and mussels alive, alive, Oh!

 

 

I'm a Little Shamrock (Tune:  I’m a Little Teapot) 

 

I'm a little shamrock, (Hold fingers close together to represent something tiny)
See my leaves. (Close one eye, and pretend to look through magnifying glass)
Count my petals, (Symbolize counting on fingers)
If you please.
If you give me water and lots of sun, (Pretend to pour water)
I'll bring you good luck and lots of fun!  (Smile)

 

 

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

 

Five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green and speckled frogs.

 

Four green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were three green and speckled frogs.

 

Three green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were two green and speckled frogs.

 

Two green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there was one green and speckled frogs.

 

One green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were no green and speckled frogs.

 

 

The Little Green Frog

 

Gar, lump, went the little green frog one day,
Gar, lump, went the little green frog,
Gar, lump, went the little green frog one day,
So we all went

Glump Glump Glump.

But........

We all know frogs go la de da da da,
la de da da da,
la de da da da,
We all know frogs go la de da da da,
They don't go

Glump Glump Glump

 

 

I’m a Little Leprechaun (Tune:  I’m a Little Teapot)

 

I'm a little leprechaun (Hands on hips)

Dressed in green, (Point to shirt)

The tiniest man (Hold thumb and index finger about an inch apart)
That you have seen.  (Point to the other people)
If you ever catch me, so it's told, (Make a motion like you're grabbing at a leprechaun)
I'll give you my big pot of gold.  (Make a motion like you're giving something away)

 

 

The Unicorn - The Irish Rovers

 

A long time ago when the earth was green,
There were more kinds of animals than you’ve ever seen.
They’d run around free while the earth was being born.
But the loveliest of all was the unicorn.

There were green alligators and long neck geese,
Some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees,
Some cats and rats and elephants but sure as you’re born

The loveliest of all was the unicorn.


Now God seen some sinning and it gave him pain.
So he said “Stand back I’m gonna make it rain.”
And then he said Hey Brother Noah, I’ll tell you what to do.
Build me a floating zoo and take some of them…….

There were green alligators and long neck geese,
Some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees,
Some cats and rats and elephants but sure as you’re born

The loveliest of all was the unicorn.


Well, Noah was there to answer the call.
He finished building the ark as the rain started to fall.
He marched in the animals two by two.
And called them as they went through. Hey Lord, I got your…..

Green alligators and long neck geese,
Some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees,
Some cats and rats and elephants but sure as you’re born

Don’t you forget my unicorn.


Well, Noah looked out through the driving rain.
The unicorns were hiding, playing silly games.
They were kicking and splashing as the rain was pouring.
Oh them silly unicorns.

There were green alligators and long neck geese,
Some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees,
Some cats and rats and elephants but sure as you’re born

And he just couldn’t wait for no unicorn.

 

Now the ark started moving and it drifted with the tide.
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried.
And the water came down and sort of floated them away.
(Spoken) And that’s why you’ve never seen a unicorn to this very day.

You’ll see some….

 

There were green alligators and long neck geese,
Some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees,
Some cats and rats and elephants but sure as you’re born

You’re never gonna see no unicorn.

 

Actions

 

Green alligators…..Bring hands wide and then bring them together.
Long neck geese….Move hand on neck and then out twice.
Humpty back camels…Move right arm up and down.
Chimpanzees….Make scratching motions and move feet.
Cats….Put both hands above head.
Rats….Put both hands on side of face.
Elephants….Move both hands from face to the ground like an elephants trunk.
As you’re born…Rock hands back and forth.
Unicorn…..Put 1 finger on head and dance around.

 

 

 

There once was a tree (There once was a tree)
A pretty little tree (A pretty little tree)
The prettiest little tree (The prettiest little tree)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

Now on this tree (Now on this tree)
There was a limb (There was a limb)
The prettiest little limb (The prettiest little limb)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

 

Now on this limb (Now on this limb)
There was a branch (There was a branch)
The prettiest little branch (The prettiest little branch)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

Now on this branch (Now on this branch)
There was a bough (There was a bough)
The prettiest little bough (The prettiest little bough)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the bough on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
and the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

Now on this bough (Now on this bough)
There was a twig (There was a twig)
The prettiest little twig (The prettiest little twig)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the twig on the bough,
And the bough on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
and the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

Now on this twig (Now on this twig)
There was a leaf (There was a leaf)
The prettiest little leaf (The prettiest little leaf)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the leaf on the twig,

And the twig on the bough,
And the bough on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
and the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

Now on this leaf (Now on this leaf)
There was a nest (There was a nest)
The prettiest little nest (The prettiest little nest)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the nest on the leaf,
And the leaf on the twig,
And the twig on the bough,
And the bough on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
and the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

Now in this nest (Now in this nest)
There was a bird (There was a bird)
The prettiest little bird (The prettiest little bird)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the bird in the nest,
And the nest on the leaf,
And the leaf on the twig,
And the twig on the bough,
And the bough on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
and the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

Now on this bird (Now in this bird)
There was a feather (There was a feather)
The prettiest little feather (The prettiest little feather)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the feather on the bird,

And the bird in the nest,
And the nest on the leaf,
And the leaf on the twig,
And the twig on the bough,
And the bough on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
and the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

Now on this feather (Now in this feather)
There was a flea (There was a flea)
The prettiest little flea (The prettiest little flea)
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

Oh, the flea on the feather,
And the feather on the bird,
And the bird in the nest,
And the nest on the leaf,
And the leaf on the twig,
And the twig on the bough,
And the bough on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
and the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around

 

 

 

A gypsy rover came over the hill
Down through the valley so shady.
He whistled and he sang 'til the green wood’s rang
And he won the heart of a lady.

 

Chorus:        

Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day

Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee

He whistled and he sang 'til the green wood’s rang

And he won the heart of a lady.

 

She left her father's castle gate.
She left her own fine lover.
She left her servants and her state
To follow her gypsy rover.

 

She left behind her velvet gown
And shoes of Spanish leather
They whistled and they sang 'till the green wood’s rang
As they rode off together

Last night, she slept on a goose feather bed
With silken sheets for cover

Tonight she'll sleep on the cold, cold ground
Beside her gyspy lover

 

Her father saddled up his fastest stead
And roamed the valley all over.
Sought his daughter at great speed
And the whistlin' gypsy rover.

 

He came at last to a mansion fine
Down by the river Claydee.
And there was music and there was wine
For the gypsy and his lady.

 

"Have you forsaken your house and home?
Have you forsaken your baby?
Have you forsaken your husband dear?
For a whistling gypsy rover?"

 

"He is no gypsy, my Father," she cried
"but Lord of these lands all over.
And I shall stay 'til my dying day
with my whistlin' gypsy rover."

 

 

 

Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen to glen and down the mountain side,

The summer’s gone and all the roses falling,

It’s you, it’s you must go and I must bide.

 

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow,

Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow,

It’s I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow,

Oh, Danny Boy, oh, Danny Boy

I love you so!

 

 

The Leprechaun Trap – Teresa Bateman

 

Michael O'Connor was a thief, and proud of it.

 

"There's no one in Ireland cleverer than I am," he declared. "Why, taking gold from the foolish is as easy as plucking apples from a tree. There are days when I think I could outwit even the leprechauns."

 

Michael had long believed that cleverness was better than hard work and honesty, and he smiled as he fingered the two gold coins in his pocket.

 

At that moment, he heard someone coming along the path behind him. He sneaked into the trees, then parted the leaves to see what luck would bring. His eyes widened, for there, striding along as if he owned the world, was a leprechaun!

 

Leaping out, Michael grabbed the wee man by the back of his jacket. "Now I've got you!" he shouted. "And I'll not let you go until you've given me your gold— and your name," he added, for he knew that a leprechaun's name was his bond.

 

The leprechaun hung there, pitiful and powerless. "Name is Daniel," he squeaked as Michael tightened his grip. "And all right, I'll give you what gold I have, only let me go."

 

"I'll not release you until I see the gold," Michael said prudently.

 

With a sorrowful wave of the leprechaun's hand, a tiny pot appeared nearby.

 

Michael O'Connor dropped his captive, seized the crock, then frowned when he saw only three gold coins inside.

 

What's this?" Michael asked. "Is this all the gold you have?"

 

Daniel sighed. "Aye, and I'm lucky to have even that. My brother Liam's the clever one. He has a mountain of gold coins, and is always bragging how nobody can outwit him. Now he'll laugh at me for having been outwitted myself."

 

Michael's eyes gleamed. "You say Liam has gold?" he asked.

"Aye," Daniel replied. "And he's always coming home with more that he's tricked from one person or another. How he laughs at me and my three coins!"

 

At that, Michael grinned. "It seems you're a small fish and there's a bigger one in the pond," he said. "I'll throw you back if you help me teach your brother a lesson."

 

Daniel frowned. "It would be nice if this time I were the clever one," he said slowly. "All right.

 

I'll teach you how to build a leprechaun trap," he declared, "and see how my brother deals with that!"

 

So the pact was made, and they hurried to Michael's cottage. Under Daniel's direction, Michael built a wooden trap with a door that would snap shut when something entered and with sturdy walls that offered no escape. Now all they needed was bait.

 

Daniel suggested shamrocks. "Leprechauns love them," he insisted.

 

They hurried to a nearby meadow where Michael fell to his knees in the hot afternoon sun to scout about for shamrocks.

 

"I'd help you," Daniel shouted from the shade of a nearby tree, "only I would never be able to resist the things myself. Best I just stay here."

 

Finally, red and sweating, Michael clutched in his hand four drooping shamrocks. These he placed in the trap, and Michael and Daniel settled down to wait the night away.

 

The next morning the trap was sprung, but when Michael eagerly pried it open he found only a rabbit, which hopped away. The shamrocks had been eaten.

 

"Too bad," Daniel said. "You'd best take my wee pot of gold, and I'll be on my way. No need to tell you more leprechaun secrets or let on about better bait."

 

"Better bait?" Michael picked up the leprechaun and said, "Tell me more, or you'll wish you did."

 

Daniel sagged in his hands. "Rainbows," he admitted. "Leprechauns love rainbows. Why do you suppose we hide pots of gold at the ends of them?"

 

"And where would I get a rainbow to toss into the trap?" Michael bellowed.

 

"Easy," the leprechaun replied. "On a sunny day like today you'll find a beautiful rainbow in the waterfall just down the river from here. It's one of my brother's favorite spots."

Michael dragged the trap out of the bushes, then hauled the heavy thing half a mile to the waterfall, Daniel riding on top and giving directions.

Michael was scratched, hot, and exhausted by the time they arrived, but he didn't care once he saw the rainbow dancing in the waterfall.

 

"Just set the trap out under the falls," Daniel advised. "I'll tell you where. With luck, Liam's gold will be yours before noon!"

 

Michael dragged the trap into the river. At first the cool water felt wonderful, but soon he was frozen through. He thought of the gold, however, and refused to quit. When the trap was finally set, Michael stumbled, half-drowned, back to the warm rock where the leprechaun was dipping his toes in the water.

 

Michael flopped down and fell into a shivering doze. He awoke to Daniel's shout.

 

"You've caught something!"

 

Back into the freezing water went Michael O'Connor. He retrieved the trap, but when he upended it on the bank, three trout tumbled out and wriggled past his feet into the river again.

 

Michael scowled. "I should just take your gold and be done with the matter."

 

"Isn't that what I've been saying all along?" Daniel agreed. "Settle for my three coins. It's not your fault if Liam's cleverer than you are."

 

At this, Michael's eyes flashed. "Nobody's cleverer than I am," he declared. "I just need the right bait." He glared at Daniel.

 

"Well, gold's the best bait," Daniel said hesitantly, "but I didn't think you'd want to use it."

 

"No problem," Michael replied. "I'll just use your pot of gold."

 

"You can use it, but it won't tempt Liam," Daniel said. "If it did, he'd have already tricked me out of it. To trap my brother you'd need much more gold. That's why I didn't suggest it before."

 

This stopped Michael, but only for a moment. Then he pulled the two gold coins from his pocket. "Would these help?" he asked.

 

"It's better," Daniel admitted, "but Liam has a mountain of gold. It would take more than five coins to interest him."

 

Michael hurried home and dragged out the small chest where he kept all of his ill-gotten gains. He hauled it to the river and opened it in front of Daniel.

 

"Will this do?" he panted.

"Ah, there's a glorious sight," Daniel declared. "Add that to the rest, and it's sure to fetch Liam."

 

Michael O'Connor placed the gold in the trap and settled down to wait. But after an afternoon in the hot sun, a night on the stony ground, and a morning in the river, he was worn out. First his head nodded, then it sagged, then he was asleep entirely.

 

A small voice came out of a nearby bush. "It's a grand trap you have there, Daniel."

 

"Aye, Liam. The man's a dab hand at making a trap. It's a fine one indeed."

 

"No better than our own," Liam replied with a grin.

 

An hour later Michael's eyes fluttered open. He looked around in bewilderment. The leprechaun was gone, and all the gold as well.

 

For, indeed, it had been a fine leprechaun trap.

 

 

All Through the Night

                                                          

Sleep my child and peace attend thee

All through the night

Guardian angels, God will send thee

All through the night

 

Soft the drowsy hours are creeping

Hill and vale in slumber sleeping

I my loving vigil keeping

All through the night

 

While the moon her watch is keeping

All through the night

While the weary world is sleeping

All through the night

 

O'er thy spirit gently stealing

Visions of delight revealing

Breathes a pure and holy feeling

All through the night

 

 

 

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sunshine warm upon your face,

The rain fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again someday,

May God hold you in the palm of God’s hand.

May the memories that we have shared linger on and on.

 

 

 

Over in Killarney,
Many years ago,
Me mither sang a song to me
In tones so sweet and low.
Just a simple little ditty,
In her good old Irish way,
And I'd give the world if she could sing
That song to me this day.


Chorus:        

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Hush, now don't you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,

That's an Irish lullaby.

Oft, in dreams I wander
To that cot again,
I feel her arms a huggin' me
As when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a humin'
To me as in days or yore,
When she used to rock me fast asleep
Outside the cabin door.

 

 

Taps

 

Day is done

Gone the sun

From the lake,

From the hills,

From the sky,

All is well

Safely rest

God is nigh.

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May the luck of the Irish be with you!