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Singing 'round the campfire, back in the 60's....

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Singing 'round the campfire, back in the 60's....

Postby Rosabella » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:29 pm

I'm heading south at the end of the week to Yosemite area for the HSC trip with my sister.... and started to think about some of our camping trips from back in the early-to-mid 60's, and the Ranger-led Campfire Programs we used to go to in Yosemite and Sequoia. We would look forward to these on all our camping trips! The Rangers would tell stories, and then lead songs around the campfire.

Most of the songs were your typical "camping songs"... Smokey the Bear, I've Been Working on a Railroad, etc., but they also taught us a few not-so-typical songs.... like the "Sequoia" song (sang to the melody of Battle Hymme of the Republic) but our favorite was "The Tuolomne Meadow Store" - a song that poked fun at the quality of food sold at the store.

I was just curious if anyone else ever attended those campfires back then, and learned any of those renegade songs.

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Postby Allyn » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:33 pm

Hey Rosie. I was in the valley this morning and saw a book on campfire songs and I thought about this post! Didn't see any renegade songs but reminded me of the olden days of campfire songs and sitting around the campfire.

have fun next week. Weather has been a little cool and the T-storms just started. They are supposed to trail off by Thursday. Water is very low. No water coming over Yosemite Falls this morning, which changed our plans to hike down Yosemite Creek.

Let us know if you come up with any new songs! :lol:
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