Slow Songs
Campfire
1st Castlegar Guide Co.

Barges

Out of my window, looking in the night
I can see the barges flickering light
Silently flows the river to the sea
And the barges too go silently

Chorus:
Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasures in your hold
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Out of my window, looking in the night
I can see the barges flickering light
Starboard shines green and port is glowing red
I can see them flickering far ahead

Chorus

Out of my window looking in the night
I can see the barges flickering light
Harbour ahead and anchorage in view
I will find my resting place with you

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Linger

Mm, mm, I'd like to linger,
Mm, mm, a little longer,
Mm, mm, a little longer here with you.

Mm, mm, it's such a perfect night,
Mm, mm, it doesn't seem quite right,
Mm, mm, that this should be my last with you.

Mm, mm, and come September,
Mm, mm, I will remember,
Mm, mm, our camping days and friendships true.

Mm, mm, and as the years go by,
Mm, mm, I'll think of you and sigh,
Mm, mm, this is good-night and not good-bye.

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On My Honour

Chorus:
On my honour I will try;
There's a duty to be done, and I say "aye."
There's a reason here, for a reason above.
My honour is to try, and my duty is to love.

Chorus

No one needs to know my name.
If I hurt someone, then I'm to blame.
If I've helped someone, then I've helped me.
And that's the way that it should be.

Chorus

I've tucked away a song or two;
If you're feeling low, there's one for you.
If you need a friend, then I will come.
There's plenty more where I've come from.

Chorus

Come with me where a fire burns bright,
We can even see better by its own light;
We can find more meaning in a campfire's glow
Than we've ever found in a year or so.

Chorus

We've got a promise to always keep,
And sing "Day is Done" before we sleep.
We are Girl Guides together, and when we're gone
We'll still be a-trying and a-singing this song...

Chorus

May be copied by members of the Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada for use within Guiding.

Softly Falls the Light of Day

Softly falls the light of day
As our campfire fades away
Silently each Guide should ask
Have I done my daily task?
Have I kept my honour bright?
Can I guiltless sleep tonight?
Have I done and have I dared
Everything to be prepared?

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Campfire Embers

The embers of campfire are now slowly dying
The birds in the treetops have gone to their nest,
The stars twinkling o'er us, are now shining for us,
O God of Nature, grant us now the perfect rest.

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Taps

Day is done, Gone the sun
From the lake, From the hills, From the sky
All is well, Safely rest
God is nigh

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