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Camp Songs, Free Downloads

Campfire Songs

Becky’s Campfire Songbook
Becky has loads of songs, skits, stories and legends as well as other ideas for campfire success. Sing along!

Camp Songs
This page brought back lots of memories of Girl Scout camp in the 60’s. Um hmmm I want to linger, um hmmm a little longer…

Camp Songs
The perfect way to build spirit, let loose, and create many fond memories of camp for years to come. Select from the categories here for hundreds of songs – most can be sung loudly and off-key.

Bohemian Rhapsody–Homeschool style

Campfire Song Book
A large collection of lyrics from ScoutWeb South Africa.

MacScouter’s Songs for Scouts and Scouters
The Campfire Songs I have tried to include here are ones that are not that easy to find. You may not find some very familiar songs here. Turns out that lots of songs we sing around the campfire are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced on a Web Site.

Free Music Downloads

Free Kids Music
A kid-friendly gathering place for the discovery of new music exclusively in the Kids Music genre. Chuck Brown has assembled a group of independent kids music artists who are making MP3s of some of their songs available for preview, download, playing on your computer, your MP3 player or burning to a personal CD for portable listening. It’s all completely free and totally legal.

Guide to Making MP3 Files
With the right software and hardware, it’s easy to use MP3s to turn your computer into a virtual jukebox, create audio files that are nearly indistinguishable from the original source, make compilation discs from your CD collection, and share music with your friends. The problem is that there are so many choices to make and settings to tweak that its easy to get overwhelmed by all the options.

Homeschool Jukebox
A collection of inventive and original songs actually sung by homeschoolers, is a demonstration of what children, teens and adults can do when their creative spirit, skill, and love for learning are given the support and freedom to achieve any possibility.

Karaoke

Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America
Folk and traditional music and popular songs, with lyrics, midi, tune information and history behind the folksongs and ballads. Irish, British and American folk music including Francis J. Child Ballads and Sea Shanties.

I Love My Mac The Song
I love my Mac
cuz its so dependable, so sensible so beautiful
oh it’s the only one for me
Composed by Daphne Kalfon using GarageBand.

Mojo’s Musical Mouseum
Let this little mouse help you find the lyrics for your favorite children’s songs.


PBS Kids Karaoke
Ready to show off your musical talents? Put on your dancing shoes and turn the speakers up! (Needs Shockwave and RealPlayer.)

Not On The Test
Sample of “Not on the Test” and lyrics by John Forster & Tom Chapin. (To refer this to friends, please use the link, and not duplicate the whole thing!)
Go on to sleep now, third grader of mine.
The test is tomorrow but you’ll do just fine.
It’s reading and math. Forget all the rest.
You don’t need to know what is not on the test.

Sing-along Songs BEST COLLECTION
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences feels that children learn to read better while reading lyrics and singing along to music. I quite agree! Have fun with these!

Young Voices for the Planet We Sing Out!
We Sing Out! features the Rivertown Kids singing with folk legend Pete Seeger. These youth pay a poignant tribute to Pete who, sadly, passed on before the film was completed. But he left a legacy; the Rivertown kids have a deep environmental ethic and ‘speak out musically’ about a renewable energy powered future. Seeger, an iconic musician and a truly good, decent, honest and principled human being, changed the world in so many ways from marching with Martin Luther King for civil rights to the clean up of the Hudson River, to his commitment to acting as a mentor to the younger generation.


Commercial

The quality of these music sites is high. Usually their albums are for sale on the site. A to Z, however, is not affiliated with these folks. Your guide just likes the songs, and thinks you will, too.

The Chuckleberries
Listen and sing along with Chuck Brown & The Chuckleberries album. Formated for easy listening, you’ll have fun with these!


Judy & David’s Online Songs
Words to most children’s songs, activity sheets, sound files, tapes available, concert schedule, too.

Courses

Young Women In Harmony
Let the Sweet Adelines teach emerging voices the skills, joy and rewards of performing and singing four-part harmony, barbershop style. Free materials for starting your own 4-part chorus.

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