This article contains links to free sheet music for the popular summer campfire song, If You're Happy and You Know It! Included are PDF versions of the song, complete with written music notation, to use around the campfire this summer. Also included are MP3 audio versions of the melody so you can hear what it is supposed to sound like as well as a Finale format music notation file that can be opened and edited to fit your camp's individual needs.
Like many of our more well known traditional American folk songs, She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain has it's roots in an African American spiritual. The original song, known as "When The Chariot Comes," is almost unknown in modern song books but the tune has remained the same across the many generations. In the early 1900's the song was adapted with new lyrics as a children's song and those lyrics are the same ones that are most often used today.
Sometimes known as It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo', this classic of American folk songs is still sung today by thousands of children all over the world. An interesting restored audio file of a 1920's version of the original song sung by Ukelele artist Wendell Hall can be found along with some images over at the Internet Archive. The fun thing about this recording is the lyrics, and it goes to show just how much this song has changed over the last hundred or more years.
This article contains the words and printed sheet music to the song (sheet music and MP3 audio files are provided at the bottom of this page), John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, a popular traditional children's song thought to have originated in Germany in the 19th century. It is still a popular summer camp song even today, and is also listed on various youth group sites such as the Boy Scouts of America as well as many others.
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.
Ahh, the Farmer In The Dell, another great classic camp and children's song. The article below holds the printed lyrics as well as links to full music notation files of the sheet music for Farmer In The Dell.
Whether sung in church, Sunday School, or around the campfire, Kum Ba Ya is another of the most well known hymnsongs in American culture. Sung around the world in various forms, Kum Ba Ya (also occasionally spelled Kum Bah Yah or Kum Bah Ya) is easy to sing or play on any instrument. This document contains links to sheet music for Kum Ba Ya for all common concert band instruments as well as voice.
Ah, good old Alice the Camel. A classic children's song if there ever was one. Sung around campfires and in classrooms alike it is one of the most well known children's songs around. For the actual sheet music to this song and an MP3 audio file of the melody scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Yet another classic campfire and childrens song, Baby Bumblebee is a variant of the official state historical song of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveller. Originally written in the late 1800's by Colonel Sandy Faulkner, it was later adapted to use the words of the now familiar Baby Bumblebee song with the new lyrics written by Stanley Murphey in 1912.
For those who are uninitiated to the term Goober Peas are not peas at all. They are peanuts!
Early versions of this song were sung during the time of the American civil war and continue to be used even today.
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