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Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song

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In Mudcat MIDIs:
Witchcraft [Margarett Snyder] (A Girl Scout favorite)


06 Jan 97 - 12:29 PM
Susan of DT 06 Jan 97 - 05:15 PM
Sue Wichers 06 Jan 97 - 08:05 PM
dick greenhaus 07 Jan 97 - 12:29 AM
Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us 07 Jan 97 - 03:28 PM
Susan of DT 07 Jan 97 - 08:25 PM
Joe Offer 06 Nov 02 - 10:57 PM
Night Owl 07 Nov 02 - 12:05 AM
Liz the Squeak 07 Nov 02 - 02:31 AM
Melani 07 Nov 02 - 12:30 PM
Dipsodeb 07 Nov 02 - 01:22 PM
CapriUni 07 Nov 02 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,Roy 17 Dec 03 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,Rose 07 May 08 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Rose 08 May 08 - 07:52 AM
Snuffy 08 May 08 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,Rose 11 May 08 - 06:36 AM
mkebenn 24 Apr 09 - 05:13 PM
GUEST 26 Aug 15 - 10:09 AM
GUEST,Wendy Soderlund 22 Dec 17 - 12:24 PM
GUEST,Onlslowdoggie 02 Oct 19 - 01:08 PM
GUEST,Starship 02 Oct 19 - 07:47 PM
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Subject: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
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Date: 06 Jan 97 - 12:29 PM

My mother is looking for the lyrics of a song she sang in the Girl Scouts. (That would be in the 40s.) It began, "If there were witchcraft, I'd make three wishes..." She doesn't know the official title, but it's probably some words from that line. Anyway, she'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could post complete lyrics and any information on the composer. And are Girl Scouts still singing it?


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: Susan of DT
Date: 06 Jan 97 - 05:15 PM

We were still singing it in late 50s to early 60s. I will look for it/think on it for more words. One wish was for a winding road beckoning me to roam.


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Subject: LYR ADD: Girl Scouts' Witchcraft^^
From: Sue Wichers
Date: 06 Jan 97 - 08:05 PM

Witchcraft
(by Margarett Snyder)

If there were witchcraft I'd make two wishes,
A winding road that beckons me to roam,
And then I'd wish for a blazing campfire,
To welcome me when I'm returning home.

But in this real world there is no witchcraft,
And golden wishes do not grow on trees.
Our fondest daydreams must be the magic
To bring us back these happy memories.

Mem'ries that linger, constant and true,
Mem'ries we cherish, - - - * of you.

^^

It is in Sing! from the American Camping Association and Camp Songs "n" Things which was published in 1939.


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* - - - [insert camp name, or whatever]


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 07 Jan 97 - 12:29 AM

Hi- Thanx. And don't mention it to ASCAP.


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us
Date: 07 Jan 97 - 03:28 PM

Yes, I thank you and my mom thanks you!


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: Susan of DT
Date: 07 Jan 97 - 08:25 PM

Thank you! I had only gotten as far as the roaring campfire and started searching my old scout handbooks to no avail.


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 02 - 10:57 PM

Click to play


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: Night Owl
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 12:05 AM

Hooray, Joe! thanks.....;o)

Just in case it's not clear in the lyrics "Sue" posted above..the dashes in the last line are for the name of the camp....
(or what/whom-ever).


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 02:31 AM

Blimey, all we got was 'when we are married we'll have kippers and jam' and the Worm song!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: Melani
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 12:30 PM

Phooey! I was hoping it was a new merit badge!


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 01:22 PM

In this real world!! there is Witchcraft, good and bad. The song was Obviously geared for the sensitivities of a young girlies mind...
Dipso


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Subject: RE: Girl Scout witchcraft lyrics
From: CapriUni
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 02:09 PM

From Dipsodeb:

In this real world!! there is Witchcraft, good and bad. The song was Obviously geared for the sensitivities of a young girlies mind...

I dunno about that, Dipso... the popularity of the Harry Potter books shows that girls (as well as boys) have their own affinity to witchcraft... Makes me think that this song was more geared to the sensibility of little girlies' parents and teachers who expect them to grow up and tow the line, and not upset the applecart...

From Meleni:

Phooey! I was hoping it was a new merit badge!

Yeah, I was too... or at least a song to sing around the campfire about learning to be witches...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: GUEST,Roy
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 06:11 PM

We have a 1st Grade Brownie Troop, and are always looking for
new songs or items for the girls. The music for this song can be
heard in the Patience and Prudence song Whichcraft. It just has   different words.Now I know where they got the idea from.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: GUEST,Rose
Date: 07 May 08 - 07:58 AM

We 're still singing it over here on Sri Lanka!!!!
Rose


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: GUEST,Rose
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:52 AM

sorry !That should read 'in' Sri Lanka!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 May 08 - 09:21 AM

When is an island big enough to be "in" rather than "on" it?

ON Anglesey, and Corsica, but IN Sri Lanka. (Or is it still "on" the island but "in" the country?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: GUEST,Rose
Date: 11 May 08 - 06:36 AM

yep! I think that's it. ha!ha! what a laugh!! My Mind's addled!!! Shall go and ask my mother and addle her too!

Rose

p.s. but aren't you happy that it's still being sung 'on' the island, 'in' schools!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: mkebenn
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 05:13 PM

From my campfire days in the middle of the last centuary..eeks..

Titanic(br)
I've got sixpence. Mike


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 15 - 10:09 AM

Giant song that I remember... "Once a giant came a-wandering, late at night when the world was still; seeking for a stoop to sit on he climbed a little green hill. Giant, giant I am under you, move or this is the end of me; but the giant answered, thank you, I like it here don't you see.
    That's all I remember...my brother used to sing it.
Robert McIntyre   rmcintyre4@stny.rr.com    Endicott, NY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: GUEST,Wendy Soderlund
Date: 22 Dec 17 - 12:24 PM

I attended a Camp Fire Girl camp--Camp Kitanawa--in 1958 & 1959 located near Battle Creek, Michigan. Our version, as my friend and I remember it, went like this:

If there were witchcraft I'd make two wishes
A winding trail that beckons me to roam
And then I'd wish for a blazing campfire
To welcome me when I'm returning home.
Memories which linger, constant and true
My fondest memories are of Kitanawa and you.

This song brings back so many wonderful memories!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: GUEST,Onlslowdoggie
Date: 02 Oct 19 - 01:08 PM

When I was in the Boy Scouts in Kansas we often sang this song around the camp fire-

If there were witchcraft, I'd make two wishes,
A winding road that beckons me to roam
And then I'd wish for a blazing campfire
To welcome me when I'm returning home.

But in this real world, there is no witchcraft
And golden wishes do not grow on trees
Our fondest daydreams must be the magic
To bring us back those golden memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Girl Scout witchcraft song
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 02 Oct 19 - 07:47 PM

Just found the following at http://www.camplightfoot.org/songs/generalsongs.htm

WITCHCRAFT

If there were witchcraft,
I'd make two wishes
A winding road that beckons me to roam.
And then I'd wish for a blazing campfire
To welcome me when I'm returning home.
But in this real world, there is no witchcraft
And golden wishes never grow on trees.
Our fondest daydreams must be the magic
To bring us back happy memories
Mem'ries that linger, constant and true
Mem'ries we cherish, campers friends, of you.

I need no witchcraft
To tread the old trail
'Neath whisp'ring trees to where a camp fire burns;
No magic crystal to bring before me.
Dear campers scenes on pages time has turned.
For oft in firelight my mem'ry traces
The forms of campers' friends who gathered there;
I see them stand with uplifted faces
And hear again the Indian tribal prayer.
Mem'ries that linger, constant and true
Mem'ries we cherish, campers' friends, of you.


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