Tag Archives: Bird


Don’t Pout, There’s a Bird Coming!

Folk Piece “Don’t pout or a bird will land on that lip!”   Background “It’s kind of ridiculous. Like, of course a bird isn’t going to land on my lip. But, like, kids are also crazy and would probably believe everything. When I started hearing this phrase so much it bothered me, but now as… Continue Reading »

Waluhmaloo Bird

The informant (L) is a 22 year old film student at the California State University Los Angeles. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma until leaving for college after high school. She attended camp many summers during her middle and high school years. She told me the story of the Waluhmaloo bird that is told at… Continue Reading »

“Rare Bog, Rattlin’ Bog,” A Camp Song

“Rare Bog, Rattlin’ Bog,” A Camp Song Chorus (clapping) Rare bog, rattlin’ bog, way down in the valley-o Rare bog, rattlin’ bog, way down in the valley-o And in this bog There was a tree [arms in front of you in a circle] A rare tree! [swing arms to left and right] A rattlin’ tree… Continue Reading »