Campfire Songs, Guitar Chords and Lyrics

Our top 10 campfire songs for you to sing, after you have tried our camping recipes!

Whether you are summer camping or huddled around a roaring fire in winter, what type of camp would it be without camp songs and a guitar strumming away in the background? We all like to sing around a campfire, and so we have provided you with lyrics for you to print-off and use. There are camp songs for kids, and adults alike.

When I was a kid my favorite song at summer camp was "Do your Ears Hang Low", however, I am sure that you have a favorite of your own too.

We hope you find your favorite camp fire song here, as they are all old time favorites having been sung around fires for years. These are our top ten campfire songs.

And don't forget, if you have some summer camp song to share of your own, please go down to the bottom of the page and submit the song, along with the guitar chords.

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CAMPFIRE SONGS: 1

Home on the Range

Oh(D) give me a home where the(G) buffalo(Gm) roam,

Where the deer(D) and the antelope(E7) play(A7),

Where seldom(D) is heard a discouraging(G) word(Gm),

And the skies(D) are not cloudy(A7) all day(D).

Chorus:

Home(D), home(A7) on the range(D),

Where the deer(Bm) and the antelope(E7) play(A7),

Where seldom(D) is heard a discouraging(G) word(Gm),

And the skies(D) are not cloudy(A7) all day(D).


Where the air is so pure, and the zephyrs so free,

The breezes so balmy and light,

That I would not exchange my home on the range,

For all of the cities so bright.


The Red man was pressed from this part of the west,

He's likely no more to return,

To the banks of the Red River where seldom if ever

Their flickering campfires burn.


How often at night when the heavens are bright,

With the light from the glittering stars,

Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed,

If their glory exceeds that of ours.


Oh, I love these wild flowers in this dear land of ours,

The curlew I love to hear cry,

And I love the white rocks and the antelope flocks,

That graze on the mountain slopes high.


Oh give me a land where the bright diamond sand,

Flows leisurely down in the stream;

Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along,

Like a maid in a heavenly dream.


Then I would not exchange my home on the range,

Where the deer and the antelope play;

Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,

And the skies are not cloudy all day.


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 2.

Oh Susannah!

Well I come (F) from Alabama (Am),

With my banjo (Dm) on my knee (G),

I'm going (F) to Louisiana (Am), Susannah (Dm),

For (G) my true love for to see (F).

Oh (Bb), Susannah (Dm) don't (F) you cry for me (C).

Cause I come (F) from Alabama (Am) with my banjo (Dm) on (G) my knee (F).


It rained all night the day I left,

The weather it was dry,

The sun so hot I froze to death,

Oh, Susannah now don't you cry for me.

Cause I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee.


Oh Susannah! Oh don't you cry for me,

I've come from Alabama,

With a banjo on my knee.


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 3.

Old Smokey

(C) On top of Old (F) Smokey,

All covered in (C) snow,

I lost my true (G7) lover,

For a courting too (C) slow.


For courting is a pleasure,

And parting is grief,

And a false-hearted lover,

Is worse than a thief.


A thief will just rob you,

And take all you have,

But a false-hearted lover,

Will lead you to the grave.


The grave will decay you,

And turn you to dust,

Not one boy in a hundred,

A poor girl can trust.


They'll hug you and kiss you,

And tell you more lies,

Than cross-ties on a railroad,

Or stars in the sky.


So come all young maidens,

And listen to me,

Never place your affections,

On a green willow tree.


The roots they will wither,

The leaves they will die,

You'll all be forsaken,

And never know why.


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 4.

Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Do your (G) ears hang low

(G) Do they wobble to and fro?

(C) Can you tie them in a knot?

(D) Can you tie them in a bow?

(D) Can you (G) throw them over your shoulder

(G) Like a continental soldier

(G) Do your ears (D) hang (G) low?


Do your ears hang high?

Do they reach up to the sky?

Do they droop when they are wet?

Do they stiffen when they're dry?

Can you semaphore your neighbor

with a minimum of labor?

Do your ears hang high?


Do your ears flip-flop?

Can you use them for a mop?

Are they stringy at the bottom?

Are they curly at the top?

Can you use them for a swatter?

Can you use them for a blotter?

Do your ears flip-flop?


Do your ears hang out?

Can you waggle them about?

Can you flip them up and down

as you fly around the town?

Can you shut them up for sure

when you hear an awful bore?

Do your ears hang out?


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 5.

A campfire song that just goes on and on!!!

She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain

(C) She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes.

She'll be coming around the mountain when she (G7) comes.

(G7) She'll be (C) coming around the mountain, she'll be coming around the mountain,

She'll (F) be coming around (G7) the mountain when (C) she comes.


She'll be driving six white horses when she comes.

She'll be driving six white horses when she comes.

She'll be driving six white horses, she'll be driving six white horses,

She'll be driving six white horses when she comes.


And we'll all go out to meet her when she comes.

And we'll all go out to meet her when she comes.

And we'll all go out to meet her, and we'll all go out to meet her,

And we'll all go out to meet her when she comes.


She'll be wearing pink pyjamas when she comes,

She'll be wearing pink pyjamas when she comes,

She'll be wearing pink pyjamas, she'll be wearing pink pyjamas,

She'll be wearing pink pyjamas when she comes.


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 6.

Kumbaya

(G) Kumbaya my Lord, (Em) kumba (G) ya

(G) Kumbaya my Lord, (C) kumba (D) ya

(G) Kumbaya my Lord, (Em) kumba (G) ya

(C) Oh (G) Lord (D) kumba (G) ya


Someone's crying my Lord, kumbaya

Someone's crying my Lord, kumbaya

Someone's crying my Lord, kumbaya

Oh Lord kumbaya


Someone's singing my Lord, kumbaya

Someone's singing my Lord, kumbaya

Someone's singing my Lord, kumbaya

Oh Lord kumbaya


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 7.

Show Me the Way to go Home

Show (D) me the way to go home,

I'm tired (G) and I want to go to bed (D),

Oh, I had (D) a little drink about an hour ago,

And it's gone (A) right to my head!


Wherever (D) I may roam, on land (G) or sea or foam (D),

You will always (D) hear me singing this song,

Show (A) me the way to go home (D).


Indicate the way to my abode,

I'm fatigued and I wish to retire,

Oh, I had a little beverage 60 minutes ago,

And it's gone right to my cranium,

Wherever I may perambulate, on land or sea or atmospheric

pressure

You will always hear me chanting this melody

Show me the way to my abode.


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 8.

Running Bear

(A) On the bank of the river,

Stood Running (D) Bear, young Indian (A) brave.

On the other side of the river,

Stood a (B7) lovely Indian (E7) maid.

Little (A) White Dove was her name,

Such a (D) lovely sight to (A) see,

But their tribes fought with each other,

So their (E7) love could never (A) be.


CHORUS:
         
(D) Running (A) Bear loved Little White Dove,
         
(E7) With a (A) love big as the sky.
         
(D) Running (A) Bear loved Little White Dove,

(E7) With a (A) love that couldn't die.


They couldn't swim the raging river,

Cos' the river was too wide.

He couldn't reach his little White Dove,

Waiting on the other side.


In the moonlight he could see her,

Blowing kisses cross the waves,

Her little heart was beating faster,

Waiting for her brave.


Running Bear dived in the water,

Little White Dove did the same.

As they swam towards each other,

Through the swirling waves they came.


As their hands touched and their lips met,

The raging river pulled them down,

Now they'll always be together,

In that happy hunting ground.


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 9.

This is a popular Australian campfire song.

Kookaburra

(C) Kookaburra (F) sits in an old (C) gum tree,

(C) Merry, merry (G7) king of the (C) bush is he.

(F) Laugh Kookaburra, (C) laugh Kookaburra,

(C) Gay your life must be!

Ha, ha, ha!

Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree,

Eating all the gum drops he can see.

Stop Kookaburra! stop Kookaburra!

Save some there for me!

Yum, yum, yum!


CAMPFIRE SONGS: 10.

 Although this is last, this is probably everyone's favourite campfire song!

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

(G) In the (C) jungle, the mighty jungle,
         
the
(G) lion  sleeps (D) tonight.
        
(G) In the (C) village, the peaceful village,
       
(G) the people sleep (D) tonight.


Chorus:         
(G) Wimo (C) weh, wimoweh, wimoweh,
     
(G) wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh,
    
(D) wimoweh, wimoweh

Near the village the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village the quiet village
The lion sleeps tonight

Hush my darling don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight


  
   


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