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Camp Counselor Coyote Songs Master Post

For nighttime, slow, or bedtime songs! Feel free to add to this at any time!

LINGER
Mmm, I want to linger
Mmm, a little longer
Mmm, a little longer here with you

Mmm, its such a perfect night
Mmm, it doesn’t seem quite right
Mmm, that this should be my last with you

Mmm, and as the years go by
Mmm, I’ll think of you and sigh
Mmm, This is good night and not good bye

Mmm, I want to linger
Mmm, a little longer
Mmm, a little longer here with you

Mmm, and come September
Mmm, I will remember
Mmm, our camping days and friendships true

Mmm, I want to linger
Mmm, a lttle longer

Mmm, a little longer here with you

ON MY HONOR (Girl Scouts)

Chorus
On my honor I will try
There’s a duty to be done, and I say “Aye”
There’s a reason here for the reason above
My honor is to try and my duty is to love.
People don’t need to know my name
If I’ve done any harm then I’m to blame
If I’ve helped another then I’ve helped me
And I’ve opened up my eyes to see.
Chorus
I’ve tucked away a song or two
If you’re feeling low, there’s one for you
If you need a friend, then I will come
And there’s many more where I come from.
Chorus
Come with me where the fire burns bright
We can see even better by a candle’s light
We’ll find more meaning in a campfire’s glow
Than we’ve ever learned in a year or so.
Chorus
We’ve made a promise to always keep
And pray softly fall before we sleep
We’ll be Girl Scouts together and when we’re gone
They’ll still be trying and singing this song.
Chorus
MAKE NEW FRIENDS 
All verses can be found here
Make new friends,
But keep the old;
One is silver,
And the other gold.
A circle is round,
It has no end;
Thats how long
I want to be your friend.
I have a hand,
And you have another;
Put them together,
And we have each other.
MY PADDLE’S KEEN AND BRIGHT 
My paddle’s keen and bright,
Flashing like silver!
Follow the wild goose flight,
Dip, dip and swing.

Dip, dip and swing and back,
Flashing like silver!
Follow the wild goose track,
Dip, dip and swing.
(Repeat on a round)
ONE TIN SOLDIER 
Listen children to a story that was written long ago,
About a kingdom on a mountain and the valley far below.
On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone,
And the valley people swore they’d have it for their very own.
Chorus
So go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing, come the judgement day,
But on the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away.
So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill,
Asking for the buried treasure, tons of gold for which they’d kill.
Came an answer from the mountain, “With our brothers, we will share,
"All the secrets of the mountain, all the riches buried there."
Chorus
Now the valley cried with anger, “Mount your horses! Draw your swords!
So they killed the mountain people, and they won their just reward.
Now they stood beside the treasure on that mountain dark and red,
Turned the stone and looked beneath it…
"Peace on earth" was all it said.
Chorus
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON 
Chorus 
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea 
He frolicked in the autumn mist 
In a land called Honalee 
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff 
And brought him strings and sealing wax 
And other fancy stuff.
Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail 
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff’s gigantic tail 
Noble Kings and Princes would bow when’er they came 
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name
Chorus
A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys 
Painted wings and giant’s rings make way for other toys 
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more 
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar
Chorus
His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane 
Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave 
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave.
Chorus
BARGES 
Out of my window, looking in the night
I can see the barges’ flickering light
Silently flows the river to the sea
And the barges too go silently
Chorus
Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasures in your hold
Do you fight with pirates, brave and bold?
Out of my window, looking in the night
I can see the barges’ flickering light
Starboard shine green and port is glowing red
In the night the signal far ahead
Chorus
Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
But I must stay beside my window, drea
as I watch you sail away from here.
Chorus
JIMMY BROWN
Run and jump and skip and fall
You think you’re tall 
But you’re so small
Mama calls for supper
No more play
Soon comes tomorrow
There’ll be another day.
Chorus
Singin’ Hey la de da
Oh la de de
Oh de ow don do and 
Ali oxen free 
Oh, I can run faster than Jimmy Brown
I’m the king* of the mountain and 
You’ll never get me down.
Up bright and early got a lot to do 
Gonna build a castle
And go to the zoo
And visit Mother Goose 
In Storybook Land
Why does Mommy 
Hold my hand?
Chorus
I’m pretty old now, five and a half
Gonna be like daddy 
And never laugh
Cause when you’re old 
You gotta be strong
You’re not a child 
For very long.
Chorus
I’m full grown now, on my own
Oh how I wish 
I could go back home
And play all day 
With my old friends
Why does childhood 
Have to end?
Chorus 
ON THE LOOSE 
Chorus
On the loose to climb a mountain, On the loose where I am free,
On the loose to live my life the way I think my life should be.
For I only have a moment, and a whole world yet to see.
I’ll be looking for tomorrow on the loose.
Have you ever seen the sunrise turn the sky completely red?
Have you slept beneath the moon and stars, a pine bough for your bed?
Have you sat and talked with friends, though a word was never said?
Then you’re just like me and you’ve been on the loose.
Chorus
There’s a trail that I’ll be hiking just to see where it might go,
Many places yet to visit, many people yet to know.
But in following my dreams, I will live and I will grow,
In a world that’s waiting out there on the loose.
Chorus
So in search of love and laughter, I am traveling across this land.
Never sure of where I’m going, for I haven’t any plans.
Anytime when you are ready, come and join me take my ha
nd. And together we’ll share life out on the loose.
Chorus
As I sit and watch the sunset and the daylight slowly fades,
I am thinking of tomorrow, and the friendships I have made.
I will treasure them for always, and I hope that you will too.
And forever we’ll share life out on the loose.
Chorus 
MOON ON THE MEADOW 
Moon on the meadow, bugs in our ears,
Smoke in our eyes, wet wood and tears.
Up on the meadow, water somewhere.
We were the only ones there.
Wild horses rushing, dry lakes and peaks,
Finding the love that everyone seeks.
Hiking to rainbows, sunsets, and stars.
Just finding out who we are.
We will return there some lucky day.
Our hearts will guide us, they know the way.
People in cities don’t understand
Falling in love with the land.
Moon on the meadow, bugs in our ears,
Smoke in our eyes, wet wood and tears.
Up on the meadow, laughter somewhere.
With you my friend, I am there.
EVERY LONG JOURNEY 
Every long journey is made of small steps,
Is made of the courage, the feeling you get;
The world has been waiting, been waiting for you,
The journey’s the only thing you want to do.
Chorus
And we cannot know what you go through or see through your eyes,
But we will surround you our pride undisguised;
In every direction, what ever your veiw,
We’re taking our love there with you.
Every long journey, what drives you to go,
It’s half what you know and half what you don’t;
The secret’s been waiting, your heart’s got the key,
The secret’s the only thing you want to see.
Chorus
Every long journey begins with a dream,
The spirit, the courage to make it all real;
The dream has been calling, been calling to you,
The dream is the only thing you want to do.
Chorus
HARRIET TUBMAN 
Last night I dreamed I lived in slavery
'Bout 1860 was the time
Sorrow was the only sign
Nothin’ around to ease my mind
Out of the night appeared a lady
Leading a distant pilgrim band
First mate she called pointing her hand
Make room on board for this young woman…
Chorus
Singin’ come on up, mmmmmm, I’ve got a life line
Come on up, to this train of mine
Come on up, mmmmmm, I’ve got a life line
Come on up, to this train of mine
She said her name was Harriet Tubman
And she drove for the underground railroad (4 beats snapped out)
Who are these people dressed in red
They must be the ones that Moses led (2x)
Hundreds of miles we traveled onward
Gathering slaves from town to town
Seeking every lost and found
Setting those free that once were bound
Somehow my heart was growing weaker
I fell by wayside sinking sand
Firmly did this lady stand
Lifting me up and taking my hand
Chorus
Then I awoke, no more I faltered
Finding new strength in paths we’re shown
Sisters and brothers fleeing their homes
History, their people, all they’ve known
And they are fleeing their homes in Guatemala
Chile, Brazil, El Salvador
Fleeing from the prisons and war
Through the night and to our door
Chorus 
SONG OF THE SOUL
Love of my life I am crying
I am not dying, I am dancing
Dancing along in the madness
There is no sadness
Only the song of the soul
Chorus 
And we’ll sing this song
Why don’t you sing along
Then we can sing for a long, long time
Why don’t you sing this song
Then we can sing along
Then we can sing for a long, long time
What do you do for a living
Are you forgiving, giving shelter
Follow your heart, love will find you
Truth will unbind you
Seek out a song of the soul
Chorus
Come to your life like a warrior
Nothing will bore yer, you can be happy
Let in the light, it will heal you
And you can feel you
Sing out a song of the soul
Chorus
Love of my life I am crying
I am not dying, I am dancing
Dancing along in the madness
There is no sadness
Only the song of the soul
Chorus

GREEN TREES (iamt2)
Green trees around us
Blue skies above
Friends all around us
In a world filled with love

Taps sounding softly
Hearts beating true
As Girl Scouts say
Goodnight to you

MAGIC
When I was young I thought the stars were made for wishing on
And every hole inside a tree would hide a leprechaun
Old houses all had secret rooms if one chould find the key
I do believe in magic, I believe

Chorus
But magic is the sun that makes a rainbow out of rain
And magic keeps the dream alive to try and try again
And magic is the love that stays when good friends have to leave
I do believe in magic, I believe

Growing up, the grownups said one day I’d wake to find
That magic was a childish game I’d have to leave behind
Like clothes that I no longer wore, or toys that I’d ignore
I don’t believe in magic anymore

Chorus

All grown up, I woke one day and much to my surprise
The magic did not fade away, it took a new disguise
A child, a friend, a smile, a song, the courage to stand tall
I do believe in magic, after all

Chorus…
And magic is the love that stays when good friends have to leave
I do believe in magic, ‘cause love’s the greatest magic
I do believe in magic, I believe 

— 2 years ago with 17 notes
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