Baby Bumble Bee

I've got a little baby bumble bee
(cup hands)
Won't my mummy be surprised at me
I've got a little baby bumble bee
Oo, ee, the bee stung me

I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee
(squash hands)
Won't my mummy be surprised at me
I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee
Oo, ee, I'm all sticky

I'm licking up my baby bumble bee
(lick hands)
Won't my mummy be surprised at me
I'm licking up my baby bumble bee
Oo, ee, the bee's in me

I'm bringing up my baby bumble bee
(be sick on 'bring')
Won't my mummy be surprised at me
I'm bringing up my baby bumble bee
Oo, ee, there's my bee

I'm digging up my baby bumble bee
(digging action)
Won't my mummy be surprised at me
I'm digging up my baby bumble bee
Oo, ee, there's no more bee!

Baby Face

Baby face
You've got the cutest little baby face
There's not another one can take your place
Baby face
My poor heart is jumpin'
You sure have started somethin'
Baby face
I'm up in Heaven when I'm in your fond embrace
I didn't need a shove
'Cause I just fell in love
With your pretty baby face

Ballin' the Jack

First you put your two knees close up tight
Then you swing them to the left
And you swing them to the right
Step around the floor kind of nice and light
And then you twist around and twist around
With all of your might
Stretch your lovin' arms way out in space
You do the Eagle Rock with style and grace
You put your left foot out and bring it back
Now you're doing Ballin' the Jack

Bananas, Coconuts and Grapes

I like bananas, coconuts and grapes
I like bananas, coconuts and grapes
I like bananas, coconuts and grapes
That's why they call me: TARZAN OF THE APES!

Sing three or four times: the first time loudly; the second time softly (except for the "Tarzan" part); the third time, whisper all but the "Tarzan" part; the last time, no one makes a sound until all shout in unison, 'TARZAN . . . .'


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

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?

Away from my window on into the night
I will watch til they are out of sight
Taking their cargo far across the sea
I wish that someday they'd take me

How my heart longs to sail away with you
As you sail across the ocean blue
But I must stay beside my ocean clear
As I watch you sail away from here

Out of my window looking in the night
I can see the barges' flickering light
Starboard shines green and port is glowing red
You can see them flickering far ahead

Beautiful Dreamer

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee
Sounds of the rude world heard in the day
Lulled by the moonlight, have all passed away
Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song
List while I woo thee with soft melody
Gone are the cares of life's busy throng
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

Beaver One, Beaver All


Beaver Teeth: the first two fingers of each hand rather like 'quotes in the air', while making the 'beaver sound' - a kind of click with tongue/teeth - like calling a cat (!) but that's the best way to explain it - similar to 'tut, tut' sound that you make to reprimand someone... to the rhythm 'sssl' (s=short l=long) like 'a ram sam sam' rhythm

Beaver one, beaver all, let's all do the beaver call!
Beaver teeth left then right twice.
Beaver two, beaver three, let's all climb the beaver tree!
Beaver teeth climbing up in the air.
Beaver four, Beaver five, let's all do the beaver jive!
Beaver teeth - one hand forward, one back then swap (do a 'jive'!)
Beaver six, Beaver seven, let's all go to beaver heaven!
Beaver teeth above head.
Beaver eight, Beaver nine, stop hand forward in stop sign! It's beaver time!
Beaver teeth in clockwise circle in front of you
Beaver nine, Beaver ten, Let's all do this song again!

(Substitute 'not' for 'all' when you can't take any more!)

Be Kind to Your Web Footed Friends

Be kind to your web-footed friends
For a duck may be somebody's mother
Who lives all alone in a swamp
Where it's very cold and damp
You might think that this is the end
Well it's not caus' I know another stanza

Be kind to your web-footed friends
For that cop may be Dick Tracy's brother
Who lives all alone on the beat
On a dark and dingy street
You might think that this is the end
Well, Why not!

Bells of St. Mary's

The bells of St. Mary's, I hear they are calling
The young loves, the true loves, who come from the sea
And so my beloved, when red leaves are falling
The love bells shall ring out, ring out, for you and me

Be Prepared

(Tom Lehrer)
Be prepared! That's the Boy Scout's marching song
Be prepared! As through life you march along
Be prepared to hold your liquor pretty well
Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell
Be prepared! To hide that pack of cigarettes
Don't make book if you cannot cover bets
Keep that pot hidden where you're sure that it will not be found
And be careful not to turn on when the scoutmaster's around
For he only will insist that it be shared
Be prepared!
Be prepared! That's the Boy Scouts' solemn creed
Be prepared! And be clean in word and deed
Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice
Unless you get a good percentage of the price
Be prepared! And be careful not to do
Your good deeds when there's no one watching you
If you're looking for adventure of a new and different kind
And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined
Don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be scared
Be prepared!

Beyond the Blue Horizon

Beyond the blue horizon
Waits a beautiful day
Goodbye to things that bore me
Joy is waiting for me
I see a new horizon
My life has only begun
Beyond the blue horizon
Like a setting sun

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home

Won't you come home, Bill Bailey - Won't you come home?
She moans the whole day long
I'll do the cooking, honey, I'll pay the rent
I know I've done you wrong
Remember that rainy evening I threw you out
With nothing but a fine tooth comb?
I know I'm to blame, well, ain't that a shame?
Bill Bailey, won't you please come home?



As I was walking down the street one dark and gloomy day
I came upon a billboard and much to my dismay
The sign was torn and tattered from the storm the night before
The wind and rain had done it's work and this it what I saw:
"Smoke Coca-Cola Cigarettes -- chew Wrigley's Spearmint beer --
Kennel Ration Dog Food keeps your wife's complexion clear
Simonize your baby with a Hershey's candy bar --
And Texaco's the beauty cream that's used by all the stars!"
"So take your next vacation in a brand new Fridgidaire --
Learn to play piano in your winter underwear --
Doctors say that babies should smoke until they are three
And people over 65 should bathe in Lipton Tea!"
(slowly) flow-thru tea bags

Bill Grogan's Goat

Bill Grogan's goat (echo - was feeling fine)
Ate two red shirts (echo - right off the line)
I took a stick, gave him whack
And tied him to a railroad track
The whistle blew, the train grew nigh
Now that poor goat was doomed to die
He gave a shriek of mortal pain
Coughed up that shirt, flagged down train


There was a man who had a dog
And Bingo was his name O
There was a man who had a dog
And Bingo was his name O
And Bingo was his name O


Early in the morning (echo)
When I'm fast asleep (echo)
I hear a little birdy
That goes cheep cheep
Now this little birdy
Has a funny name
It... was...
Auga flauga feega flooga,ishga nauga neega nooga
auga flauga feega flooga birdy

Birth of the Blues

They heard the breeze in the trees
Singing weird melodies
And they made that
The start of the Blues
And from a jail came the wail
Of a downhearted frail
And they played that
As part of the Blues
From a wippoorwill out on a hill
They took a new note
Pushed it through a horn
'Til it was worn
Into a blue note
And then they nursed it
Rehearsed it
And gave out the news
That the southland gave birth to the Blues

Blackcrow's Spirit

Blackcrow's spirit in the happy hunting ground
Blackcrow's spirit in the happy hunting ground
Blackcrow's spirit in the happy hunting ground
But he's ever so far away

Hia Hia Hiawatha
Mini Mini Mini Ha Ha
Hia Hia Hiawatha
But he's ever so far away

Black Socks

Black socks, they never get dirty
The more that you wear them, the stronger they get
Someday, I think I will change them
But something inside me keeps saying not yet, not yet, not yet . . .
(Typically sung as a round)

Black Velvet Band

Her eyes they shine like the diamonds
You'd think she was Queen of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band

As I went walking on Broadway
Not tending to stay very long
I met with a quarrelsome damsel
As she came tripping along
And what she pulled out of her pocket
And slipped right into my hand
On the very first day that I met her
Bad luck to her black velvet band

Bless This House


Bless this house, bless this bread
Come oh Lord and sit with us
May our hearts grow with peace
Come with your love and surround us
Friendship and love may they bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Bless our friends, bless us all
Bless all [ . . . ] Scouts forever

Blow the Man Down

As I was a-walking down Paradise Street
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet
Give me some time to blow the man down
Says she to me "Will you stand a treat?"
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
"Delighted," says I, "For a charmer so sweet"
Give me some time to blow the man down!

Blow, Ye Winds

Oh, a ship was all rigg'd and ready for sea
And all of her sailors were fishes to be.

So, blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow
We're bound for the south'ard, so steady she goes

Oh, first came the herring, the kind of the sea
He jumped on the poop, "I'll be captain," said he

The next was a flat fish, they call him the skate:
"If you be the captain, why, sure, I'm the mate"

The next came the hake, as black as a rook
Says he, "I'm no sailor, I'll ship as the cook"

The next came the shark, with his two rows of teeth:
"Cook mind the cabbage, and I'll mind the beef"

And then came the codfish, with his chuckle head
He jumped in the chains, began heaving the lead

The next came the flounder, as flat as the ground:
"Damn your eyes, chuckhead, mind how you sound"

The next comes the mack'rel with his striped back
He jumped to the waist for to board the main tack

And then came the sprat, the smallest of all
He jumped on the poop, and cried, "Main topsail haul!"

Blue Skies

Blue skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies do I see
Bluebirds singing a song
Nothing but blue skies all day long
Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly
Blue days, all of them gone
Nothing but blue skies from now on

Blue-tail Fly

When I was young and used to wait
On master and hand him his plate
Pass down the bottle when he got dry
And brush away the Blue-Tail fly

Jimmy crack corn and I don't care
Jimmy crack corn and I don't care
Jimmy crack corn and I don't care
My master's gone away

And when he rode in the afternoon
I follow with a hick'ry broom
The pony being very shy
When bitten by the Blue-Tail fly

One day he rode around the farm
The flies so numerous they did swarm
One chanced to bite him on the thigh
The devil take that Blue-Tail fly

The pony ran, he jumped, he pitched
He threw my master in the ditch
He died, the jury wondered why
The verdict was the Blue-Tail fly

They laid him under a 'Simon' tree
His epitaph is there to see
"Beneath this stone I'm forced to lie -
A victim of the Blue-Tail fly"


I'm being swallowed by a boa-constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa-constrictor
And I don't like it one little bit
Oh, no, he's got my toe
O gee, O gee, he's up to my knee
Oh, my, Oh, my, he's reached my thigh
O fiddle, O fiddle, he's at my middle
Oh heck, Oh heck, he's up to my neck
O dread, O dread, He's got my GULP!!!

Boom Boom

Boom boom but it's great to be crazy
Boom boom but it's great to be crazy
Giddy and foolish all day long
Boom boom but it's great to be crazy

Way down south where bananas grow
A flea stepped on an elephants toe
The elephant cried, with tears in his eyes
Pick on someone your own size

A horse and a flea and three blind mice
Sat on a curb stone shooting dice
The horse fell off and sat on the flea
Whoops! said the flea, there's a horse on me

Elliah, Elliah, he sells socks, ten cents a pair
A dollar a box, the longer you wear 'em
The stronger they get
Put 'em in the water and they don't get wet

A man bought a pair of combination underwear
Wore them nine months without any care
Wore them nine months without hesitation
Couldn't get them off, 'cause he lost the combination


I says a-boom-chicka-boom!
I says a-boom-chicka-boom! (Group echoes)
I says a-boom-chicka-rocka-chicka-rocka-chicka-boom!(Group echoes)
Uh-huh! (Group echoes)
On Yeah! (Group echoes)
One more time! (Group echoes)
A little . . . . LOUDER! (Group echoes)

Each time a leader adds a different variation such as:

Bottle of Pop

One bottle of pop, two bottles of pop
Three bottles of pop, four bottles of pop
Five bottles of pop, six bottles of pop
Seven, seven, bottles of pop, pop!

B-P Spirit

I've got that B-P spirit
Right in my head
Right in my head
Right in my head
I've got that B-P spirit right in my head
Right in my head to stay

Other Verses:
Deep in my heart
All round my feet
All over me

Bravo Bravissimo

Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, Bravissimo
Bravo, Bravo, Jolly well done
Bravo, Bravissimo
Bravo, Bravissimo
Bravo, Bravissimo, Jolly well done

Breton Fisherman's Prayer

Protect me O Lord for my boat is so small
Protect me O Lord for my boat is so small
My boat is so small and your sea is so wide
Protect me O Lord

Bringing Mary Home

I was driving down a lonely road a dark and stormy night
When a little girl by the roadside showed up in my headlights
I stopped and she got in the back and in a shakey tone
She said my name is Mary please won't you take me home?
She must have been so frightened all alone there in the night
There was something strange about her cause her face was deathly white
She sat so pale and quiet in the back seat all alone
I never will forget the night I took Mary home
I pulled into the griveway where she told me to go
Got out to help her from the car and opened up the door
But I just could not believe my eyes the back seat it was bare
I looked all around the car but Mary wasn't there
A light shone from the porch someone opened the door
As I walked toward the house I wondered more and more
What happened to the little girl so frightened and forlorn
Could I have just been dreaming bringing Mary home?
I walked up to the lady who was standing in the door
And asked about the little girl that I was looking for
She gently smiled and with her hand she brushed a tear away
And said it sure was nice of you to go out of your way
But thirteen years ago today in a wreck just down the road
Our darling Mary lost her life and we still miss her so
Thank you for your troubles and the kindness you have shown
You're the thirteenth one who's been here bringing Mary home


(My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

Now Gavin inspected the Eagles
And afterwards mentioned to me
"Their campsite is utterly spotless"
It sounded like bunkum to me

Now Craig went to Boks for supper
He said you make jolly good tea
They said "It's not tea Craig it's soup Craig"
It tasted like bunkum you see

The Scouters are terribly hunky
Their SWAT team is scary to see
The women are flocking around them
It all sounds like bunkum to me

The PLs were sweating and slaving
To dig a new lavatory
The Scouts kept on filling the old ones
They're all full of bunkum you see

Bye Bye Blackbird

Pack up all my cares and woe
Here I go, singing low
Bye bye blackbird
Where somebody waits for me
Sugar's sweet, so is she
Bye bye blackbird
No one here can love and understand me
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me
Make my bed and light the light
I'll arrive late to-night
Blackbird, bye bye

Bye Bye Long Johns

(Bye Bye Blackbird)

I just lost my underwear; I don't care, I'll go bare
Bye bye long johns
They were very close to me-tickled me, hee, hee, hee
Bye bye long johns
How I miss that old trap door behind me
When you see them you'll know where to find me
I just lost my underwear; I'll go bare, I don't care
Long johns, bye bye

By the Light of My Scout Flashlight

(By the Light of the Silvery Moon)

By the light of my Scout flashlight
Wish I could see, what it was that just bit my knee
Batteries, why-y did you fail me?
The chance is slim, the chance is slight
I can last through the night, with my Scout flashlight

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By the light of the silvery moon
I want to spoon
To my honey I'll croon love's tune
Honey moon, keep a-shining in June
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams
We'll be cuddling soon
By the silvery moon