Does Anyone Know a Girl Scout Song that Sounds like Bagpipes?

Rebecca sent me a song with a question:

Umm by the way.. if you happen to know a Girl Scout song on the database that sounds like bagpipes when you sing it in a round… could you let me know? I’ve been looking for it for a long time but I can’t for the life of me remember a single word. oh well. I’m just glad that kids can have fun singing this fun song! e-mail me if you ever get around to it!! your site is so cool! <3 fairy godmother

If anyone can help Rebecca, please let us know in the comments below.


Mama Lisa

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3 Responses to “Does Anyone Know a Girl Scout Song that Sounds like Bagpipes?”

  1. Beth Says:

    I don’t know one like bagpipes, but there is one that sounds like church bells gonging as you are walking towards them, then away from them.

    French Cathedrals (from France)

    Orlean, Beaugency (or le own, bo john say)
    Notre Dame de Clery (nor tre da ma, de clar ay)
    Vendome, Vendome (von dome a, von dome a)

    It is sung in group rounds starting off softly then getting louder then getting softer to the end. Sing about 5 times with the 3 time being the loudest. (the emphasis is placed on the middle syllable in each word)

    and this one I have never heard….

    The Calliope
    Divide the group into four or five parts. Start the groups off one at a time, bringing in the next as the one before gets going.

    1st part sings: Um-pah-pah
    2nd part sings: Um-sss-sss
    3rd part sings: Um-peep-peep
    4th part sings: Um-tweedle-tweedle
    The rest of the group sings the melody of a suitable tune, such as “Daisy, Daisy,” “East Side, West Side,” “In the Good Old Summertime,” or “The More We Get Together.”

  2. Tabitha Says:

    THANK YOU! I have been looking for this song for years. I sang it at GS Camp and couldn’t remember the words.

  3. Staar Says:

    We sing “Wasaw” which is an up to 16 part round, and is supposed to really sound like bagpipes when you have enough parts

    Wasaw the 42 nd. Wasaw goin to wa
    Wasaw the 42nd marching through the brambles raw

    Zoomba dem hae boots and stockings,
    Zoomba dem hae nae no wa
    Zoomba dem hae boot and stocking,
    Marching through the brambles raw

    (supposedly the original word were garbled by marching…and I am not sure where the hae and nae come from…Scottish, perhaps to go with bagpipes, or maybe it was a Scottish regiment)

    “We saw the 42nd, we saw them going to war, we saw the 42nd, marching through the brambles raw. Some of them had boots and stockings, some of them had none at all…etc)

    In addition to the 16 part round (come in right after the first “wasaw”) one group could just sing zoom, zoom, zoom…like the drones!!

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