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The Songs of Camp

The Songs of Camp

Ed Badeaux, song leader and stringed instrument instructor at Camp Killooleet in Hancock, Vermont, recorded these summer camp songs on site in 1958. Counselors and groups of counselors performed, while the campers themselves provided the unabashed enthusiasm and informality that typify summer camp singing. Badeaux’s banjo and guitar (and Bob Stein's guitar) further enhanced the musicality of the renditions. The 18 songs in this collection are a mix of traditional camp and well-known popular and folk songs, including spirituals. Liner notes provide background information about camp songs, the recording, and the song lyrics.

Ed Badeaux also recorded Sounds of Camp: A Documentary Study of a Children's Camp for Folkways Records (FW05555).

Track Listing

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Sipping Cider Ed Badeaux 2:30
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102
Crawdad Song Ed Badeaux 2:14
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103
Bay of Mexico Ed Badeaux 2:23
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104
Summer's Almost Gone Ed Badeaux 1:55
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105
Counselor Wrestle Blues Ed Badeaux 2:01
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106
Hill was Steep and Tall Ed Badeaux 2:10
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107
Ship Titanic Ed Badeaux 2:06
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108
You Can't Get to Heaven Ed Badeaux 3:34
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109
Passing Through Ed Badeaux 3:10
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201
Go Tell it on the Mountain Ed Badeaux 1:47
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202
Ain't That A'Rockin All Night Ed Badeaux 1:30
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203
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy Ed Badeaux 2:24
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204
The Hole in the Ground Ed Badeaux 3:20
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205
Brandy, Leave Me Alone Ed Badeaux 2:08
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206
Pretty Little Miss Ed Badeaux 1:03
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207
Apples, Peaches, And Cherries Ed Badeaux 2:30
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208
Wimoweh Ed Badeaux 1:53
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209
Cool Water Ed Badeaux 3:27

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