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Silly songs are perfect for setting the mood around the campfire. Soon everyone will be giggling, and no one will remember about being too shy to sing!




There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

I love this song! I learned it at camp when I was a child, I sang it when I was a camp counselor myself, I taught it to my students when I was a teacher, and I taught it to my own children.


sea creatures


It's a perfect campfire song because there is not much to learn. You'll be able to pick up the words quickly, but the song goes on for a long time.


The words

There's a hole in the bottom of the sea
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea
There's a hole
There's a hole
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea

There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There's a hole
There's a hole
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea

There's a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

There's a frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

There's a tail on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

There's a wart on the tail on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

There's a hair on the wart on the tail on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

There's a fly on the hair on the wart on the tail on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

There's a flea on the fly on the hair on the wart on the tail on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

There's a hole
There's a hole
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea!


More fun with this song

  • Challenge the bigger kids and the adults to sing the entire song with no mistakes. It's not easy!
  • See how fast you can sing it!
  • Write your own silly songs based on this one. How about "There's A Tent In The Middle Of The Campsite"?




Boom Boom

Children love this song, because it's so silly!

The words

Chorus

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish all day long.
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

A horse and a flea and three blind mice
Sat on a curbstone shooting dice
The hose he slipped and fell on the flea.
“Whoops!” said the flea.
“There’s a horse on me!”

Chorus

Away down south where bananas grow
A flea stepped on an elephant’s toe.
The elephant cried with tears in his eyes,
“”Pick on someone your own size!”

Chorus

Eli, Eli, he sells socks.
Five cents a pair and a dollar a box.
The longer you wear ‘em, the shorter they get.
You put ‘em in the water and they don’t get wet!

Chorus




Do Your Ears Hang Low?

The words

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder
Like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?


By the time you've finished singing these silly songs, you'll all be laughing - and hungry! It might be a good time to make some Smores!

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