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Old 07-13-2004, 05:16 PM   #1
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camp song

Anyone out there remember this?
" I go to Wel-Met Camp, so pity me.
There ain't a decent boy (girl) in the vicinity.
And every night at nine they lock the doors.
I don't know why the hell I ever came before.
I'm going to pack my bags and homeward bound.
I'm going to burn the damn camp to the ground.
I'm going to smoke and drink and neck and wreck, and what the heck.
The hell with the whole damn camp!"

Sometimes I can't remember my name, but I can remember this song.

Barryville '69-'71 - camper
Silverlake '75 - unit clerk
Narrowsburg '76 - Pioneers unit clerk
Narrowsburg '77 - Unit 5 AAA
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:10 PM   #2
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How can I forget that song....haven't heard it in eons but it seems like just yesterday.
Shelley Stahl
TAC 68
western trip 1 '67
unit 5 65
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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I thought this song was a universal "camp song" - I guess not! I see that Suzanne was the unit clerk in Pioneers in Narrowsburg in 1976 - I was a camper in Pioneers that year - Susan Rosenberg. I can't say I remember you - but I too can't always remember my name!! (But the song, ahhhh, the song stays with me!!).
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Old 07-18-2004, 01:55 PM   #4
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It's definately a generic, universal camp song. Later in life, I spent summers or parts thereof of other summer camps (affiliated with both the Reform and Conservative movements in Judaism, as well as the NJ YMHA camps not too far from Barryville) and did hear from people who had gone to other camps the same song with the names of other camps plugged in.

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Old 07-26-2004, 04:24 PM   #5
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Our years at Narrowsburg

Hey, Shell, check your dates - I think we were in Unit 5 in 1964, Pioneers in '65, WT in '66 (but I could be wrong, too!) Davia
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:41 AM   #6
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Wel-Met "song"

Thanks for posting that. I remembered the first part and couldn't remember the rest. I think the end line was "...the heck with the Wel-Met Camps"
--Peter Brooks
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Old 10-29-2005, 01:29 PM   #7
Meredith Rubel
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Camp Song

My 12 year old daughter Skye found the words (which I copied from this site) to "I Come and Stand At Every Door." She couldn't imagine what kind of camp I went to, with such sad, disturbing lyrics..... so I belted out, "I go to Wel-Met Camp so pity me......" to show we had plenty of levity.

She then came back with one of her camp cheers:

Ikey, Mikey, Jacob, Sam
We're the kids who eat no ham
Eat no pork, eat no swine
We're the kids from Palestine.

Gimme an oy!
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