Recently we went camping with my 17-year old daughter, my 16-year old daughter and her two girl friends. And Jeff. And a Whippoorwill that sang us to sleep each night.
Around the campfire songs ranged from My Bolognie Has A First Name to All About that Bass. It’s amazing how the consumption of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers can influence your music playing!
[C] “My bologna has a first name, it’s [F] O-S-C-A-R.
My [G7] bologna has a second name, it’s [C] M-A-Y-E-R.
[C] Oh, I love to eat it every day, and [F] if you ask me why I’ll saaaaaaaay:
Cause Oscar Mayer [C] has a way with [G7] B-O-L-O-[C] G-N-A!”
One of my first camping experiences occurred at a young age with my Girl Guides group. They had their own sing-along book called the Girl Guides of Canada Song Book. Made in the 50’s or 60’s probably. This is where I was able to get the lyrics of the Canadian version of This Land is My Land.
I don’t know if this song is in that publication but here is I Love the Mountains. You may recall this song from a Discovery Channel commercial. Those lyrics are included.
P.S. I recently learned that Whippoorwills are small, nocturnal woodland birds!!