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(excerpt from the 1977 Philmont Songbook)*

(excerpt from the 1977 Philmont Songbook)*

DEDICATED TO THE PHILMONT STAFF OF

1977

I hear America Singing! Walt Whitmans words and spirit persist.

Songs of America and Philmont are herein transcribed for friends,

campers and staff to share our rich musical heritage.

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(excerpt from the 1988 Philmont Songbook)*

This Song Book is a composite work of the Philmont staff over several summers.

The first Philmont Song Book was published in 1977, and was called Silver on the Sage. It had the Black Bull logo on the cover.

In 1980 a second Song Book was compiled by the staff. It was printed and put together by the 1981 staff. There were 1,000 copies of the book which has the 40th Anniversary logo printed on the cover.

This Song Book is a refinement of the 1981 book. It contains more songs written by Philmont staff members, and a special effort was exerted to correct chords that were incorrect in the 1981 version of the Song Book. The 40th Anniversary cover, designed by Jeff Segler, has been retained. A sincere effort has also been made to help Scouts who wish to learn to play a guitar.

Most of the songs written by Philmont staff members were recorded in 1981 for production of a cassette tape. This tape can be purchased in the Philmont Trading Post. The cassette tape, used with the Song Book, should be a great help to those wanting to learn the popular Philmont songs.

The memories of Scouts in Philmonts mountains is great with us. It is hoped the Song Book and Cassette tape will call up memories for you also.

Adios

(Visit the website: PHILMONT Philsongs Songbook HOmE page:

https://www.pineapplefish56.net/index.html )

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Table of Contents

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Philmont Songs Page

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* Philmont Hymn 1

Philmont Grace 1

Taps 1

Welcome to My Morning 2

Scout Vespers 2

* Philmont Ranger Song 3

This Land 4

Theres a Long, Long Trail 4

* On My Honor 5

Ive Got That Scouting Spirit 5

Bear Songs

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* Winter of 29 6

Slewfoot 7

Aint No Bears in Arkansas 8

The Bear 9

Mountain Songs

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* French Henry 10

The Riddle Song 11

Rocky Mountain High 12

Dark as a Dungeon 14

* Boy of the Mountains 15

Rocky Mountain Suite 16

Jeremiah Johnson 17

Cotton Eyed Joe 17

* Black Mountain Cabin Song 18

Tom Dooley 19

Country Roads 20

Sourwood Mountain 21

Down in the Valley 21

Rocky Top 22

Mountain Dew 23

Paradise 24

Clementine 25

Fire on the Mountain 26

Sixteen Tons 27

Shell Be Comin Around the Mountain 27

The Eagle and the Hawk 28

* New Mexico You Will Be Missed 28

Happy Wanderer 29

Georgetown 30

* Black Mountain 31

* Santa Fe Trapper 32

* Mountain Lady 33

* The Trappers Life 34

The Sound of Music 35

* Me and This Old Guitar 36

* Moreno Valley 36

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Western Songs

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The Gambler 37

* New Mexican Cowboy 38

The Dying Cowboy 39

Mariah 40

Song of Wyoming 41

Me and My Uncle 42

Desperado 43

The Strawberry Roan 44

Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Happy Trails to You 45

Cowboys Lament 46

Big Iron 47

Long Black Veil 48

Little Joe the Wrangler 48

Ballad of Spider John 50

Buffalo Skinners 51

Ghost Riders 52

Night Riders Lament 53

Home on the Range 54

Im Bound to Leave Old Texas Now 55

Tennessee Stud 56

Cool Water 57

I Ride An Old Paint 58

Dakota Land 58

Cosmic Cowboy 59

Red River Valley 60

Git Along, Little Dogies 60

The Old Chisholm Trail 61

Sweet Betsy from Pike 62

The Big Rock Candy Mountains 64

Dont Fence Me In 65

Goodnight Irene 66

Religious Songs

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It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 67

Away in a Manger 67

Joy to the World 68

O Little Town of Bethlehem 68

O Come, All Ye Faithful 69

Angels We Have Heard on High 69

What Child is This 70

Silent Night, Holy Night 70

Hes Got the Whole World in His Hands 71

Amazing Grace 71

Kum Ba Yah 71

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 72

Michael Row the Boat Ashore 72

Rock of Ages 73

Go Tell it On the Mountain 73

Just As I Am 73

Theyll Know We Are Christians By Our Love 74

Pass It On 74

Lord of the Dance 75

Only Visiting This Planet 75

Put Your Hand in the Hand 76

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General Songs

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Without Warning 77

* Run With the Wind 78

* Tennessee River 79

Drought Years 80

Rose of Cimarron 81

Shady Grove 81

Canadian Railroad Trilogy 82

Boy F