Repeat After Me Songs and Chants

        Here are some repeat after me songs and chants. They are great fun for young and old around the campfire. There must be many songs like this for all youth group ages and programs, so please send me your favorites and I'll include them here

Table of Contents

Songs

Chants

 

-- Songs --

One Sunny Day

This is a "Repeat after me" song

One sunny day
(echo)
I met a bear
(echo)
Out in the woods
(echo)
A way out there
(echo)

(All)
One sunny day
I met a bear
Out in the woods
A way out there

(other verses sung in the same manner)
He looked at me
I looked at him
He sized up me
I sized up him

He said to me
Why don't you run?
I can see you
Ain't got a gun

And so I ran
Away from there
Right behind me was
That great big bear

In front of me
There was a tree
Oh my oh me
A great big tree

The nearest branch
Was ten feet up
I'd have to jump
And trust to luck

And so I jumped
Into the air
I missed that branch
A way up there

Now don't you fret
Now don't you frown
I caught that branch
On the way back down

That's all there is
There ain't no more
Unless I meet
That bear once more

Next time I saw
That great big bear
He was a rug
On the bathroom floor

-- Thanks to Lynn Whited

 

The Littlest Worm

The littlest worm
(echo)
I ever saw
(echo)
was stuck inside my soda straw
(echo)
(all together)The littlest worm I ever saw, was stuck inside my soda straw.

I took a sip
(echo)
and he went down
(echo)
right through my pipes
(echo)
He'll surely drown
(echo)
(all together)I took a sip and he went down, right through my pipes he''ll surely drown.

I burped him up
(echo)
and he was dead
(echo)
i buried him
(echo)
in a flower bed
(all together)I burped him up and he was dead, I buried him in a flower bed.

He was my pal
(echo)
he was my friend
(echo)
and now he's gone
(echo)
and now he's dead
(echo)
(all together)He was my pal he was my friend and now he's gone and now he's dead.

Princess Pat

The Princess Pat--
Lived in a tree--
She sailed across--
The seven seas--
She sailed across--
The Channel Two--
And she took with her--
A rig of bamboo--

CHORUS:
A rig of bamboo--
Now what is that?--
It's something made--
By the Princess Pat--
It's red and gold--
And purple too--
That's why it's called--
A rig of bamboo--

Now the Captain Jack--
Had a mighty fine crew--
He sailed across--
The Channel Two--
But his ship did sink--
And yours will too--
If you don't take--
A rig of bamboo--

[CHORUS]

Now the Princess Pat--
Saved Captain Jack--
She pulled him out--
She brought him back--
She saved his life--
And his crew too--
Do you know how?--
With a rig of bamboo--

[CHORUS]

 

Sippin' Cider

This is a repeat after me song.

The prettiest girl (echo)
I ever saw (echo)
Was sippin' cider (echo)
Through a straw (echo)

(all together) The prettiest girl I ever saw, was sippin' cider through a straw.

I asked her if (echo)
She'd teach me how (echo)
To sip some cider (echo)
Through a straw (echo)

(all together) I asked her if she'd teach me how, to sip some cider through a straw.

First cheek to cheek (echo)
Then jaw to jaw (echo)
We sipped that cider (echo)
Through that straw (echo)

(all together) First cheek to cheek thrn jaw to jaw, we sipped that cider through that straw.

And now and then (echo)
That straw did slip (echo)
And we'd sip cider (echo)
Lip to lip (echo)

(all together) And now and then that straw did slip, and we'd sip cider lip to lip.

Now 49 kids (echo)
All call me "pa" (echo)
From sippin' cider (echo)
Through a straw (echo)

(all together) Now 49 kids all call me "pa", From sippin' cider through a straw.

The moral of (echo)
This little joke (echo)
Is don't sip cider (echo)
Sip a coke!! (echo)

(all together) The moral of this little joke, is don't sip cider, sip a coke!!

-- Thanks to Kyna Hendra

 

Boom Chicka Boom


I said a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
I said a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
I said a-boom-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-boom!
[Group echoes.]

Uh-huh! [Group echoes.]
On Yeah! [Group echoes.]
This time! [Group echoes.]
We sing! [Group echoes.]
HIGHER!

Each time a leader adds a different variation such as: LOWER,
WHISPER, LOUDER, TONGUE-IN-CHEEK, SEXY, GROOVY (COOL).

Goin' On a Lion Hunt

Audience echos each line. You can also have audience sets up clap or slap legs to the rhythm

Goin' on a lion hunt.
Goin to catch a big one.
I'm not afraid.
Look, what's up ahead?
Mud!
Can't go over it.
Can't go under it.
Can't go around it.
Gotta go through it. [Make sloshing sounds and move hands as if slogging.]

Following verses:
Sticks. [Snap fingers.]
Tree. [Make gestures climbing up and down.]
Gate. [Make gate-opening gestures.]
River. [make swimming gestures.]
Cave. [Go in it and find lion. Reverse all motions quicky to get home.]

-- Thanks to Delmont Scout Reservation and Resica Falls Scout Reservation 1996 Songbook


-- Chants --

A-Root-Chy-Cha

Hands up! (they echo & do motion)
Wrists together! (they echo & do motion)

A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!

Hands Up! (echo)
Wrists together! (echo)
Elbows In! (echo) (keep adding the motion)

A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!

Hands Up! (echo)
Wrists together! (echo)
Elbows In! (echo)
Head back! (echo)

A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!

(Keep going back to the beginning, adding one motion each time and doing the "root-chy-cha" chorus. During the chorus, kids are moving to the beat.)

Add:
Knees together....
Toes together....
Bottom out....
Eyes closed....
Tongue out.....

-- Thanks to Donna Ransdell, Poway, CA

Salt and Pepper

My name is salt (clap clap clap clap)
My name is pepper(clap clap clap clap)
I taste real good(clap clap clap clap)
I taste like pepper(clap clap clap clap)
When salt goes away(clap clap clap clap)
Pepper starts to cry wa wa wa wa
When salt comes back(clap clap clap clap)
We are together!

 

Flea

In this song, the song leader sings (says) a line and the audience repeats the line. Keep the beat by alternately slapping thighs and clapping hands:

Flea!
Flea Fly!
Flea Fly Mosquito!
Oh no no no no Mosquito!
Get that big bad bug with the bug spray!
PSSSSSSSSSSH (spray can sound)

Repeat three or more times, each time a little faster.

Another Version:

Flea!
Flea Fly!
Flea Fly Flo!
Eenie, meenie, decimeenie, oo wall a wall a meenie!
Ex a meenie, zoll a meenie, oo wall a wall!
Beep billy ott in dotten oh bo ba beaten dotten shh!

Flea!
Flea fly!
Flea fly flow!
Kumalata kumalata kumalata veeslay!
Oh, no no no, not the veeslay.
Ich a mini, satch a mini, oo walla walla mini.
Des a mini, satch a mini, oo walla wall.
A beat billy oaten bobin obo a boatin bobin obo a boatin bobin boatin bobin boatin bobin boatin bobin sssshhh...

Fleas (audience repeats)
Fleas Flies (audience repeats)
Fleas Flies Mosquitos (audience repeats)
Calimine, calimine, calimine lotion
Oh no, no more calimine lotion
Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, itty bitty
Nasty bitey mosquito -- SQUASH (squash is yelled at top of lungs)

Flea!
Flea Fly!
Flea Fly Flo!
Vista
Coo-ma-la, Coo-ma-la, Coo-ma-la Vista
Oh no-no, no, not the vista
Eenie, meenie, decimeenie, oo walla walla meenie!
Ex a meenie, zoll a meenie, oo walla wall!
Beep billy ott in dotten oh bo ba beaten dotten shh!

-- Thanks to Susan Best, Ev Holm, Cathy Porter

The Pizza Chant

(This is a repeat after me chant)

Big
Big and Hot
Big, Hot and Juicy
Eatalota, Eatalota, Eatalota Pizza
Oh no more Italian pizza
Pepperoni, mushrooms, anchovies on the pizza
Mozzerella cheese, and Parmesan too
Cheese, doesn't matter kind of pizza,
Doesn't matter kind of pizza
Mmmm, Mmmm good!

Small
Small and cold
small, Cold and Moldy
Barfalota, Barfalota, Barfalota pizza
Oh no, 3 week old pizza
Doesn't matter kind of pizza,
doesn't matter kind of pizza
Mmmm, Mmmm good!

Whattatin Chew!

Whattatin Chew!
Bodo Skedetenat Whattatin Chew!
It's Skiddlin' Oatin' Dotin' Bodo Skedetenat Whattatin Chew!
Ishy Dishy Little Fishy, It's Skiddlin' Oatin' Dotin' Bodo Skedetenat Whattatin Chew!
Itten Ditten Little Kitten, Ishy Dishy Little Fishy, It's Skiddlin' Oatin'>Dotin' Bodo Skedetenat Whattatin Chew!
Oaten Doaten Little Boaten, Itten Ditten Little Kitten, Ishy Dishy Little Fishy, It's Skiddlin' Oatin' Dotin' Bodo Skedetenat Whattatin Chew!
WHATTATIN CHEW!!!
-- Thanks to Craig McGarrah

 

Froggie

The leader or leaders begin this song by starting the tempo by slapping their thighs then clapping their hands. Then yell the following. Remember - this is an echo song.


This is a repeat after me song
This is a repeat after me song (audiance echo)

(body)
Dog
Dog (audiance echo)
Dog - Cat
Dog - Cat (audiance echo)
Dog - Cat - Mouse
Dog - Cat - Mouse (audiance echo)
Froggie
Froggie (audiance echo)
Itty Bitty teeney weenie little greenie frogie
Itty Bitty teeney weenie little greenie frogie (audiance echo)
Jump, jump, jump little froggie
Jump, jump, jump little froggie (audiance echo)
Little greenie froggie eating all the bugs and spiders
Little greenie froggie eating all the bugs and spiders (audiance echo)
Fleas and flies are scrumpditllyitious
Fleas and flies are scrumpditllyitious (audiance echo)
Ribit ribit ribit ribit ribit ribit CROAK !
Ribit ribit ribit ribit ribit ribit CROAK ! (audiance echo)
(pause)

FASTER ! (speed up the tempo)
FASTER ! (audiance echo)
(repeat body)
(pause)

CUB SCOUT SPEED !! (speed up the tempo)
CUB SCOUT SPEED !! (audiance echo)
(repeat body)
(pause)

SUPER CUB SCOUT SPEED !!!! (Heres the tricky one)
SUPER CUB SCOUT SPEED !!!! (audiance echo)
Dog croak ! (one slap "Dog", One clap "Croak")

(After a few times the audiance will get SUPER CUB SCOUT SPEED)

-- Thanks to David M. Sanchez, Cubmaster, Pack 265, San Jose, Ca.


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