Favorite Campfire Songs

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Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby vwjodyme » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:00 am

With campfire season upon us I was wondering what everyones favorite songs to play are.

I busted out Monkey and the Engineer, Dire Wolf, and Friend of the Devil for some kids this past weekend. Just looking for a few more ideas. I'm also working on I Know you Rider and Jack a roe, but jack a roe is pretty tough after a few beers :lol:
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby vwjodyme » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:56 am

Alright, I think i've put together a pretty solid list running through the songs on this site.

Anyone have any others to add/subtract?

Althea
Bertha
Deal (Not sure how this will turn out on acoustic)
Dire Wolf
Friend of the Devil
I know you Rider
Jack A Roe
Loser
Me & My Uncle
Ripple
Sugaree
Tangled up in Blue ( Good luck remembering all those words :lol: )
Uncle John's Band
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby jkstraw » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:32 am

Anything done by Grisman & Garcia

*** One caveat - Wind and Rain.....when people realize what is being said jaws usually drop. :P
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby TRG » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:34 am

Here's a few others:

Been all around this world
Rosalie McFall
Cumberland Blues
Whiskey in the Jar
Deep Elem Blues
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby tcsned » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Dupree's Diamond Blues - I played around a campfire for about 4 hours straight :D
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby Poor Peter » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:21 pm

Teddy Bears Picnic is always a hit with kids and a campfire for me.
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby WildEye » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:31 pm

Yeah anything off of "not for kids only"... I think "Arkansas Traveler" is a top choice...
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby tigerstrat » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:58 am

wildly dependent on set,setting, audience, time of night (or day)

Beatles, Willie nelson, John Prine, Cat Stevens... how about "TV Party" by Black Flag? or "Bobby Brown Goes Down" by Zappa? "I'll Stop The World" by Modern English"?
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby jeffm725 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:56 am

Black Napkin
.......................................................have you heard the one about the yellow dog?
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Re: Favorite Campfire Songs

Postby Grateful Dad » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:43 am

So much good stuff to write. Going camping next week by a river in Lower Bank NJ so any devil related song is good. Here are some of my favorites:

Long Black Veil
The Hobo Song
Evangeline
In the Jailhouse Now
Gates of Eden
Ballad of Hollis Brown
Illegal Smile :D
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