Monthly Archives: January 2008

Friday Morn

Twas Friday night when we set sail
And we were not far from land
When out captain spied a pretty mermaid
With a comb and a brush in her hand

Chorus:

Oh, the ocean waves may ro-o-oll
The stormy winds may blow (woo woo)
We poor sailors go skipping to the tops
And the land-lubbers lie down below-ow-ow
And the land-lubbers lie down below

Then up spoke the captain of our gallant gallant ship
And a well spoken man was he
“I’ve married a gal in Salem Town
And tonight a widow she’ll be”

Chorus

Then up spoke the cook of our gallant gallant ship
And a red hot cook was he (tssss)
“I care more for my pots and my pans
Than I do for the bottom of the sea.”

Chorus

Then up spoke the cabin boy of our gallant gallant ship
And a dirty little rat was he
“I don’t care if our ship sinks
’cause nobody cares about me.”

Chorus

Then three times round, went our gallant gallant ship
Then three times round went she
Then three times round, went our gallant gallant ship
And sank to the bottom of the sea

Chorus

As requested by Joel, I’ve dug up the words to Friday Morn.   I was even able to include the cabin boy verse that Rachel (Heffalump) says wasn’t sung at other camps she’s worked at.  She also mentioned that Kilowan has the rowdiest version around too.  And she’d be the one to know this sort of thing.  Thanks for asking after it Joel! It always reminds me of good times in Teal, even if it did mean the end of another great week.

Larken

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maps

I recently received an USGS topo map of the Camp Kilowan area for my birthday from fellow Kilowan alum Rachel C., aka Heffalump. An excellent present if I do say so myself. She and I were discussing the available aerial photos and making out Kilowan buildings in them. In case anyone else out there wants to search for Teal Lodge, the swimming pool or the Covered Rec (most smaller cabins aren’t visible) I thought I’d add a link to Google Maps were you can see them for yourselves.

Kilowan: Google Maps

Enjoy! Larken

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