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Camp Cheers and Songs
Click here if you can remember a cheer or song.
John Mercer writing - Any more stanzas out there?
Tom Lynn writing 08/16/2011 -- I remember the "cheer" as having the words "are we IN it?" (rather than "WITH it"). I most remember the cheer being used as the baseball team was dismissed from lunch to head to the game (as we stamped our feet on the floor). Also, although the cheer wasn't original to Hyde Bay (I heard it on an episode of Kukla, Fran & Ollie), I understood that someone in the Theatre Dept came up with the 2nd verse using names of Civil War generals (well ahead of Ken Burns' tribute).
KNIT ONE, PEARL TWO
Stan Heuisler writing 04/07/2012 - We had a pitcher named Bob Trigg one year. So...
John Mercer responding to Richard Koppisch 08/02/2009 - The comet was #3168, which inspired someone, probably my brother, Tom, to write these song lyrics:
I’m unsure if there was more, but that’s all I retained. It was fast — and very delicate, what with its egg-shell decking. Not really a camp boat at all. I believe the first suggestion after it arrived was that it should be covered by fiberglass. The purists bristled, but it was probably the right suggestion for a normal camp. But as we know, HBC was not a normal camp. The Dayman
Jim Main 06/20/12 - Good Morning, Campers ... This one goes back to 1956 I think ... I believe this was written by Al Kerr for a tent play in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan's Mikado ... Wonderful remembrances along with the many other songs written by Mac Mellor the great thespian of the 50's and 60's ... Ah, it seems like yesterday ... Jimain,Jimain
We're three Indian maidens, looking for a brave
David Dube 06/20/12 - How about these memorable lines from one of the camp plays, could have been the same one? Just a snippet, and in my mind I have Josh delivering the lines? And, that line sometimes gets in my head and WONT go away, just like the many memories.
Tom Lynn 09/14/2011 - Just a thought: perhaps a page with submissions of songs/rhymes from tent plays? I'm sure Shoemaker still has his scripts... Here's one song verse I recall:
Ashtrays in subways,
A few lines from one of our tent plays:
When a knight must kill a dragon,
And some more:
Thank the Lord for all small blessings,
Could also have remembrances of great/pitiful performances and/or snafus. As well, as intermission act memories (e.g., The William Clark Five).
Servant to King: Sire the peasants are revolting.
Colin Murray 07/13/12 - While we were on the subject of Sunday Services, it occurred to me that one hymn in particular was a perennial favorite as exemplified by the general gusto with which it was delivered whenever it was on the menu. Soooo, since it was a mission for God, with His permission, a fifty-year time-jump took me to the theater and that old upright which was in significantly better shape than the one in the lodge. The hymnal was a 1926 edition, and that, in its thirteenth printing! Old.
Add your cheer or song here -write as much as you want.