This is the free sheet music for the classic summer camp song, Hey Mom I Want To Go Home (also known as Hey Mom I Wanna Go Home). Full written sheet music for the song is provided in a format that can easily be printed and provided to your campers for use around the campfire this summer.
Please note that an MP3 audio file is also provided that plays the melody only so that you can see how the song is supposed to sound. Also provided is a Finale notation file that can be opened and edited in the Finale line of music notation software.
The exact origins of this song are unclear, but it is almost a guarantee that some part of its popularity can be traced back to the army during the world wars. Several sites such as the Women's Army Corps Veteran's Association publish the lyrics to Gee Mom I Wanna Go Home, lending creedence to the idea, as well as to the Hitler verse that many camps have customized to apply to their own camp counselors (see the lyrics below for the sample verse).
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Oh, they say that at our scout camp the coffee's mighty fine.
Oh I don't want no more of Boy Scout Camp,
Oh, they say that at our scout camp the biscuits are mighty fine.
Other versions of the same verses can be customized to almost any camp situation. For example:
Oh, they say at Camp Mitigwa, the coffee's.....
Oh, they say that at our church camp.....