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OH SUZANNAH

CHORUS: OH, TRI SIGMA, OH HOW WE HONOR THEE,
FOR I'M JUST A LITTLE PLEDGE WITH
A PLEDGE PIN PINNED ON ME.

WITH SPIRIT AND WITH FORTITUDE
THESE SEVEN WEEKS WE TRY,
TO LEARN TO BE THE KIND OF GIRL
THAT RATES WITH SIGMA TRI.
CHORUS
AS PLEDGES WE WILL DO OUR BEST
TO TRY TO SATISFY.
IN HOPES THE BONDS OF SISTERHOOD
WILL HOLD US TILL WE DIE
CHORUS
SONG OF SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA
BETA TAU CHAPTER

Data entry tech comment: WILL WE HOLD US...

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): OLD SUSANNAH ; SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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" COME GATHER ROUND THE FIRESIDE "

COME GATHER ROUND THE FIRESIDE BRIGHT
IN BONDS OF BROTHERHOOD TONIGHT
AND RAISE YOUR VOICES LUSTILY
TO SING OF OUR FRATERNITY.

THE CIRCLE CHANGES WITH THE YEARS
THE BROTHERS COME AND DISAPPEAR
BUT STILL THE FIRE IS BURNING BRIGHT
UPON THE CHAPTER HEARTH TONIGHT.

CHORUS:
LONG MAY SHE LIVE. AND MAY THERE BE
TRUE FELLOWSHIP ETERNALLY.
ONCE MORE WE PLEDGE OUR LOYALTY
TO SIGMA PI FRATERNITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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SUNSHINES

YOU ARE OUR SUNSHINES,
OUR ONLY SUNSHINES
TRI SIGMA MEMBERS WE LOVE YOU
WE DO RESPECT YOU
ANYTHING YOU SAY WE'LL DO.
WE ARE YOUR PLEDGES
YOUR LOWLY PLEDGES.
RIGHT NOW WE'RE SILLY, GOOFY TOO.
BUT AFTER PLEDGING, NO LONGER FLEDGLINGS
WE'LL BE MEMBERS JUST LIKE YOU.

YOU GIVE DEMREITS
OH YES, DEMERITS
WHEN WE ARE BAD OR MISBEHAVE.
BUT SIGMA MEMBERS, WE DO NOT MIND IT.
YOU'RE OUR MASTERS, WE ARE SLAVES.

STILL YOU'RE OUR SUNSHINES
OUR ONLY SUNSHINES
TRI SIGMA MEMBERS WE LOVE YOU
WE DO RESPECT YOU,
WE WON'T NEGLECT YOU
ANYTHING YOU SAY WE'LL DO.

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA SIGMA
SIGMA BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG ; SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SIGMA-RATION

SIGMA, SIGMA, SIGMA,-RATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE'RE THE BEST IN ALL THE NATION,
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE HAVE EARNED A REPUTATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE CREATE AN ADMIRATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)

WE ARE
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
TRI SIGMA
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE ARE SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA
GO, GO, GO, GO,...
REPEAT: SIGMA, SIGMA, SIGMA-RATION...

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA TRI:
BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; SORORITY OR FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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BROWNIE SONG:
I'VE GOT SOMETHING IN MY POCKET THAT BELONGS ACROSS
MY FACE,
I KEEP IT VERY CLOSE IN HAND IN A MOST CONVENIENT PLACE.
I'M SURE YOU'LL NEVER GUESS IT IF YOU GUESS
A LONG, LONG WHILE
SO I'LL TAKE IT OUT AND PUT IT ON
IT'S A GREAT BIG BROWNIE SMILE}

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GIRL SCOUTS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PLEDGE SONG,
ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY,
WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PLEDGE SONG,
AND WE HOPE IT IS O.K.

CAN'T YOU SEE OUR KNEE'S A-KNOCKING
WE'RE NOT COMPOSED AS WE SEEM,
CAN'T YOU HEAR OUR HEARTS A-SHOUTING
TRI SIGMA SUPREME}

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA TRI BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SORORITY OR FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Work
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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ADAM SONG

CHORUS
THE S STANDS FOR SIGMA, THE P FOR P-I, PI.
THE S STANDS FOR SIGMA, THE P FOR P-I, PI.
AND IF YOU LOOK AROUND YOU, OR GAZE INTO THE SKY.
YOU WILL SEE THAT NAUGHT IS WRITTEN, BUT THE NAME OF SIGMA PI.

ADAM WAS THE FIRST MAN TO WEAR A SIG PI PIN,
NOAH WAS THE SECOND, THEY HAD TO LET HIM IN,
MOSES WAS THE THIRD ONE, WE HAD A LOT OF FUN,
WHEN JULIUS CAESAR CAME ALONG, THEY PLEDGED THE SON OF A GUN.
CHORUS
HE RAMBLED DOWN TO U. OF D., HE THOUGHT HE'D JOIN A FRAT,
HE THOUGHT HE'D TAKE A LOOK AROUND TO SEE WHERE HE WAS AT.
BECAUSE HE WAS A FELLOW WE KNEW HE'D BE ALL RIGHT,
THE COLORS THAT HE WORE NEXT DAY WERE LAVENDER AND WHITE.
CHORUS
HE RAMBLED DOWN TO U OF D., HE THOUGHT HE'D JOIN A FRAT,
HE THOUGHT HE'D TAKE A LOOK AROUND TO SEE WHERE HE WAS AT.
BECAUSE HE WAS A FELLOW WE KNEW HE': BE ALL RIGHT,
THE COLORS THAT HE WORE NEXT DAY WERE LAVENDER AND WHITE.
CHORUS
HE RAMBLED UP TO HEAVEN TO SEE WHO ALL WAS THERE,
HE FOUND A BUNCH A-HANGING AROUND THE FOOT OF THE GOLDEN STAIRS,
SOME WERE SMOKING CIGARETTES, THEY ALL WERE FEELING HIGH,
THEY ALL WERE DAMN GOOD FRIENDS OF HIS, THEY ALL WERE SIGMA PI'S.
CHORUS
HE RAMBLED DOWN TO HADES TO SEE THE POOR LOST SOULS,
HE FOUND A BUNCH OF THETA XI'S A-ROASTING ON THE COALS,
FOR THE TEKES AMD THEATA TAUS THE SIZZLE HAD BEGUN,
WHILE SIGMA PI'S IN VELVET CHAIRS WERE WATCHING ALL THE FUN.
CHORUS
THEN IN CAME OLD BEELZEBUB, OF HELL HE WAS THE KING;
AND ALL THE LITTLE IMPS CAME IN AND THEY BEGAN TO SING.
THEY SAW THE GANG GIVE HIM A GRIP, AND THEN THEY HEARD THE CRY.
THAT HE'S A CHARTER MENBER AND A DAMN GOOD SIGMA PI.
CHORUS
NOW DON'T BE DISCONCERTED IF YOU MISS THE NARROW PATH.
OR IF YOU FLUNK YOUR MORALS LIKE YOU USED TO FLUNK YOUR MATH,
AND DON'T BE DISCONCERTED WHEN YOU HEAR THE FUNERAL KNELL,
FOR WE HAVE A STRONG ALUMNI IN THE VERY DEPTHS OF HELL.
CHORUS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL FIGURES ; FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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OH SIGMA PI (TUNE: DANNY BOY)

OH SIGMA PI, THE MEN THE MEN ARE SHOWING
FROM HOUSE TO HALL AND O'RE THE CAMPUS WIDE
BUT SOME ARE GONE AND MANY MORE ARE GOING
TIS SAD, TIS SAD THAT SOME MUST STAND ASIDE.

BUT THEY'LL COME BACK WHEN BROTHERS MEET AGAIN,
OR WHEN THERE'S WAR, WE'LL GATHER TEN TIMES TEN,
WE'LL ALL BE THERE IN SUNSHINE OR IN SHADOW
OH SIGMA PI, OH SIGMA PI I LOVE YOU SO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; UNION

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 03-22-1968

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FLICKER

FLICKER THE LIGHT OF THE CAMPFIRE,
WIND IN THE PINES,
STARS IN THE HEAVENS
A MOON THAT SHINES,
A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GATHER,
MEET FRIENDS OF ALL KINDS,
A PLACE WHERE OLD MAN TROUBLE IS ALWAYS LEFT BEHIND.
SO GIVE ME THE LIGHT OF THE CAMPFIRE
WARM AND BRIGHT
AND GIVE ME SOME FRIENDS TO SING WITH, I'LL BE HERE ALL NIGHT,
FOR LOVE IS FOR THOSE WHO FIND IT
I FOUND MINE RIGHT HERE,
JUST YOU AND ME AND THE CAMPFIRE
AND THE SONGS WE LOVE TO HEAR.
GREEN ARE THE VALLEYS
SWEET IS THE CLOVER,
GONE ARE THE COLD WINDS FOREVER MORE,
THE ROSES NOW ARE BLOOMING,
THE OCEAN SO BLUE,
THE SUN ABOVE IS SETTING,
UPON OUR LOVE SO NEW,
FOR LOVE IS LIKE A WARM FIRE
SOFT AND LOW
AND WHEN YOU FIND YOUR TRUE LOVE
YOUR HEART WILL KNOW
AND AS THE LEAVES START FALLING
AND FRIENDS BEGIN TO PART
THESE MEMORIES OF THE SUMMER
WILL STAY IN EVERY HEART.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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LINGER

OOOO I WANT TO LINGER
OOO A LITTLE LONGER
OOO A LITTLE LONGER HERE WITH YOU
OOOO IT'S SUCH A PERFECT NIGHT
OO IT DOESN'T SEEM QUITE RIGHT
OO THAT THIS SHOULD BE OUR LAST GOODBYE
OOOO AND COME DECEMBER
OOO I WILL REMEMBER
OOOO THE CAMPING DAYS AND FRIENDSHIPS TRUE
OOOO AND AS THE YEARS GO BY
OO I'LL THINK OF YOU AND SIGH
OO THIS IS GOODNIGHT AND NOT GOODBYE
OOOO I WANT TO LINGER
OOO A LITTLE LONGER
OOO A LITTLE LONGER HERE WITH YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Nostalgia

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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EACH CAMPFIRE LIGHTS ANEW, THE
FLAME OF FRIENDSHIP TRUE, THE JOY WE'VE
HAD IN KNOWING YOU, WILL LAST OUR
WHOLE LIFE THROUGH.
AND AS THE EMBERS FADE AWAY, WE WISH
THAT WE MIGHT EVER STAY, BUT SINCE WE
CANNOT HAVE OUR WAY, WE'LL COME AGAIN
SOME OTHER DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Nostalgia

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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CAMP SONG WE WELCOME YOU TO CAMP WATHANA

WE WELCOME YOU TO CAMP WATHANA, WE'RE MIGHTY GLAD YOU'RE HERE,
WE'LL SEND THE AIR REVERBERATING, WITH A MIGHTY CHEER, RAH RAH,
WE'LL SING YOU IN, SING YOU OUT, TO YOU WE'LL RAISE A MIGHTY SHOUT,
HAIL, HAIL THE GANG'S ALL HERE AND WE WELCOME YOU TO CAMP WATHANA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMP SONG WE'RE OUT AT WATHANA

WE'RE OUT AT WATHANA, THE CAMP OF OUR DREAMS,
WHERE THE WATER JUST RIPPLES AND SPARKLES AND GLEAMS.
SO COME OUT AND JOIN US FOR WE ARE NEVER BLUE, BE A MEMBER
OF OUR HAPPY LAUGHING CREW, YOU TOO.
AT NIGHT ROUND THE CAMPFIRE WE LAUGH AND WE SING,
GIVE A CHEER FOR WATHANA THAT WILL MAKE THE ECHOES RING,
WE'LL CHEER FOR US CAMPERS, OUR COUNSELORS GOOD SPORTS TOO,
WE'LL CHEER FOR YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU, YOU TOO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMP SONG WHERE DOES THE WIND COME FROM?

WHERE DOES THE WIND COME FROM, DOES ANYBODY KNOW?
WHERE DOES THE WIND COME FROM, BEFORE IT STARTS TO BLOW?
ON SATURDAY NIGHT, WHERE DOES HE HANG HIS HAT,
DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE THE WIND IS AT?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTIONS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMP SONG WHERE OH WHERE

WHERE OH WHERE ARE YOU TONIGHT,
WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME HERE ALL ALONE,
I SEARCHED THE WORLD OVER AND THOUGHT I FOUND TRUE LOVE,
YOU FOUND ANOTHER AND ----- YOU WERE GONE.

Submitter comment: AT THE DASH IN THE LAST LINE, THE SINGER STICKS OUT HER TONGUE AND
MAKES A RASBERRY NOISE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMP SONG WHITE SAND AND GRAY SAND

WHITE SAND AND GRAY SAND,
WHO'LL BUY MY GRAY SAND?
WHO'LL BUY MY WHITE SAND?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cries of street vendor
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMP SONG YOU AND ME

YOU AND ME WE 'RE GONNA BE PARTNERS, YOU AND ME WE'RE GONNA BE PALS,
YOU AND ME WE'RE GONNA BE PARTNERS, BUDDIES AND PALS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMPSONG SARAH THE WHALE

IN FRISCO BAY THERE WAS A WHALE, THEY FED HER OYSTERS BY THE PAIL,
BY BATHTUB, BY TEACUP, BY THIMBLE AND BY SCHOONER.
HER NAME WAS SARAH AND WHEN SHE SMILED,
SHE SHOWED HER TEETH FOR MILES AND MILES,
AND TONSILS, AND SPARE RIBS AND THINGS TOO FIERCE TO MENTION.
OH, WHAT YOU DO WITH A WHALE LIKE THAT? OH, WHAT WOULD YOU DO
IF SHE SAT ON YOUR HAT? OR YOUR TOOTHBRUSH, OR YOUR COUNSELOR,
OR ANYTHING'S THAT'S USEFUL LIKE THAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF CAMP COUNSELOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMPSONG SARASPONDA

SARASPONDA, SARASPONDA, SARASPONDA, RET-SET-SET(REPEAT),
AH-DO-RAY-OH, AH-DO-RAY-OH, AH-DO-RAY-BOOM-DAY-RET-SET-SET,
AW-SAY-PAW-SAY-OH. BOOMDA,BOOMDA,BOOMDA, (REPEAT).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): NONSENSE SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
SPEECH -- Phonology Phonetics

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMPSONG SLAP BANG

SLAP BANG, HERE WE GO AGAIN, HERE WE GO AGAIN, HERE WE GO AGAIN,
SLAP BANG, HERE WE GO AGAIN, JOLLY CAMPFIRE GIRLS, WE LAUGH, WE SING,
WE LAUGH HA HA WE SING TRA LA, SLAP BAMG, HERE WE GO AGAIN,
JOLLY CAMPFIRE GIRLS.

Submitter comment: SING TWO MORE TIMES, ONCE SLOW AND ONCE REAL FAST.
SONG IS SUNG WHILE STANDING.
THERE IS BOTH CLAPPING AND SLAPPING OF THE THIGHS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Joy Happiness
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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