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Winter 2008

Song-CAMP
2007-10-16
© 2008 Song-CAMP/ Walt Lofstrom (ASCAP) & Mary Morrissey, All Rights Reserved

Story

“Homework” was Song-CAMP 2007/2008's very first song – about how hard a student worked on a particular homework assignment. The homework included a paper about “whales”. as well as some spelling, reading and math in it too. Before they could get the homework turned in, their pet dog ate it!

Lyrics

(C1) Homework – I worked so hard on you! Homework – What am I gonna do? (V1) I had a problem with my homework yesterday My dog ate it before I was on my way. I worked so hard to write about the whales. I even wrote about their big fat tails. (C2) Homework – I worked so hard on you! Homework – What am I gonna do? (V2) There was some math in there, some reading and spelling too. Oh, my gosh! What am I gonna do? My dad wanted to go to the baseball game. My homework’s gone – that’s a doggone shame! (C3) Homework – I worked so hard on you! Homework – What am I gonna do? (End) What am I gonna do? Oh, what am I gonna do? (Spoken): GET THAT DOG!
Song-CAMP
2007-10-23
© 2008 Song-CAMP/ Walt Lofstrom (ASCAP) & Mary Morrissey, All Rights Reserved

Story

“Halloween” is a song about witches swishing and laughing. The young person in the story could hear the “reaper” sharpening his blade – making them very afraid. They thought they heard bats shrieking, and ghosts booing (although it could have been an owl). And from far away they could heard a scream! Gotta run, run, run, gotta run away now … you know tonight is Halloween!

Lyrics

(V1) The wind is swishing the witches are laughing I thought I heard a howl Gotta run, run, run, gotta runaway now It could have been just an owl, it could have been just and owl (B1) I could hear the reaper sharpen his blade I felt so very afraid (V2) The bats are shrieking, the ghosts are booing From far away I heard a scream Gotta run, run, run, gotta run away now, you know tonight is Halloween, you know tonight is Halloween (V3) The wind is swishing the witches are laughing I thought I heard a howl Gotta run, run, run, gotta runaway now It could have been just an owl, it could have been just and owl (B2) I could hear the reaper sharpen his blade I felt so very afraid (V4) The bats are shrieking, the ghosts are booing From far away I heard a scream Gotta run, run, run, gotta run away now you know tonight is Halloween, you know tonight is Halloween (End) You know tonight … is … Halloween!
Song-CAMP
2007-11-20
© 2008 Song-CAMP/ Walt Lofstrom (ASCAP) & Mary Morrissey, All Rights Reserved

Story

“Mixed-up Holidays” is a song about a bad dream where Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays get mixed up. Santa Claus ate turkey legs, and for breakfast he ate scrambled eggs – and sweet potatoes, pumpkin pies and cranberries on the side. There were elves and monkeys … it was so weird that the person almost cried inside. Santa drank some turkey cider from a Christmas sock - he sneezed and blew the presents to a boating dock! Rudolph set off fireworks in his Christmas sleigh … and made a great big mess that wouldn’t go away. Ho Ho Ho, Gobble Gobble Gobble … mixed-up Holidays. How did it get this way?! … It was a bad dream - perhaps it must have been from having eaten that bowl of whipped cream!

Lyrics

(V1) Santa Claus ate turkey legs Late on Christmas Eve And for breakfast scrambled eggs ‘ Would you ever believe? Sweet potatoes, pumpkin pies ‘ Cranberries on the side Elves and monkeys It was weird I almost cried inside … (V2) Santa drank some turkey cider From a Christmas sock Sneezed and blew the presents ‘ to a boating dock! Rudolph set off fireworks in his Christmas sleigh Made a mess, a great big mess that wouldn’t go away … (B1) Ho Ho Ho … Gobble Gobble Gobble Mixed up Holidays Ho ho ho … Gobble Gobble Gobble How did it get this way? (B2) Ho ho ho … Gobble Gobble Gobble This is such a crazy dream Ho ho ho … Gobble Gobble Gobble It must have been the bowl of whipped cream!
Song-CAMP
2007-11-27
© 2008 Song-CAMP/ Walt Lofstrom (ASCAP) & Mary Morrissey, All Rights Reserved

Story

“S.O.S. Santa” is a song about writing a letter to Santa, hoping they would get a racecar. Their sister wants a doll, their mother wants a gift card, to shop down at the mall. The young person setup fireworks to shoot off so that if the snow was thick, Santa would be able to find their house. But, just as they were preparing their setup ahead of time, a Christmas Mouse tripped them and caused them to spill the box of matches! A little spark set them off … and the fireworks flew prematurely into the night! S.O.S. Santa – what do they do now?! Well, they fell asleep with a loud snore. Rudolph ultimately saved the day … finding their house okay. When the children awoke, to their delight … everything they had asked for was in plain sight!

Lyrics

(V1) I wrote a letter to Santa If the snow is thick, Watch out for the fireworks You will get here quick. I hope I get a racecar My sister wants a doll My mother wants a gift card To shop down at the mall (V2) Now as I wait for Santa The snow is on its way, I put out milk and cookies The snow is gonna stay. It's time to light the fireworks I set them up just right, If it wasn’t for that Christmas mouse Which gave me such a fright! (B) I spilled the box of matches And they flew into the night, A little spark set them off And now there out of sight. S.O.S. Oh Santa, Just what do I do now? Will you find me, Santa, When will you and how? (V3) I fell asleep just waiting, I guess my snore was loud. Rudolph came to save the day, He thought the snow was plowed. I woke up that next morning, And oh, to my delight, Everything we asked for Was right there in plain sight!
Song-CAMP
2007-10-16
© 2008 Song-CAMP/ Walt Lofstrom (ASCAP) & Mary Morrissey, All Rights Reserved

Story

“Song-CAMP Cheer”: At the end of their very first song-writing session, and as a result of having had such a great time at Song-CAMP, the children wrote this cheer ... and used it at the end of every song-writing session!

Lyrics

One-two-three-four, Give us Song-CAMP more and more. Five-six-seven-eight, Song-CAMP is really great! Yea !