Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A book about camp songs

Just a quick note to share something I recently came across, a book that was published last year titled "Camp Songs, Folk Songs" by Patricia Averill.  She has a website with an exhaustive list of songs as well as information about her book and herself.

This is not a songbook, FYI, but an academic book about the history and usage of these types of songs.  If that's of interest, check it out.  I'll be doing the same.

 

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Ultimate Camp Song Playlist

It's still a work in progress, but here is a new playlist I've put up on Spotify:

Ultimate Summer Camp Songs

I'm about halfway through the @200 songs listed on the right side of this page.  The low hanging fruit is gone but I'll do my best to add the missing songs.  Some simply aren't anywhere to be found, some are under different names, etc.

If you know of any that I've missed - or have versions that you think are better than the ones I've selected - please let me know in the comments.

In the meantime, you can spend the next five and a half hours listening to camp songs, if you are so inclined...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I wrote about "When You Hear a Cannon" nearly five years ago, wondering how there could be so little information online about this simple round.  I searched again recently and found nothing new.  So I decided to put up a version on YouTube and to write the sheet music.  Nothing too fancy for either effort. 

First, the video:


Second, the sheet music:
Please chime in on the comments if you know this song.