Campfire Girl Camp Songs, 1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Campfire Girl Camp Songs
1976 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Karen Van Wagoner was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

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Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Folk song: twenty-two camp songs
"If You're Happy and You Know It"--"If you're happy and you know it clap your hands"
"The Peppiest Girls"--"The peppiest girls I ever knew, they never came a pokin'"
"Chicken"--" C -that's the way it begins"
"Desperado"--"Oh there was a desperado from the wild and wooly west"
"Lollypop"--." L-O double L, Y p-o-p spells lollypop; lollypop"
"Plant a Watermelon Vine"--"Plant a watermelon vine upon my grave"
"Mrs. Leary" -- "Late last night, when we were all in bed"
"My Aunt Came Back"--"My aunt came back, from the county fair"
"Johnny Ubeck"--"Mister mister Johnny Ubeck how could you be so mean?"
"I Have Suitors at my Door"--"I have suitors at my door oh a laya bock ee ah"
"Fair Rosie"--"Fair Rosie was a lovely lass"
"The Cannibal King"--"Oh the cannibal king, with his big nose ring"
"Skiminerinkydinkydink"--"Skiminerinkydinkdink skiminerinkydoo"
"Down on the Banks"--"Down on the banks of the hanky tank"
"Mud"--"Mud, mud, glorious mud mud mud"
"A Pretty Girl"--"A pretty girl went out to pick a flower"
"Ring 0ut Three Cheers "--" Ring 0ut three cheers for our driver, our driver"
"Cooky"--"Cooky cooky listen while we sing to you"
"Announcements"--"Announcements, announcements, announcements, a terrible death to die"
"Weather"--"Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot"
"Flicker of a Campfire"--"Flicker of a campfire, wind in the pines"
"Say When"--"Say when will we ever meet again"

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Description Dates
T02_1976_086: Karen Van Wagoner interview sound recordings
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Camp Fire Girls
  • camp songs
  • folksongs
  • Sound recordings
  • Personal Names :
  • Van Wagoner, Karen
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project