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I Met a Bear

This one is a very popular camp or scout song.



The other day (echo)
I met a bear (echo)
A great big bear (echo)
A-way out there(echo)
(Together)
The other day I met a bear
out in the woods a-way out there.

He said to me (echo)
“Why don’t you run? (echo)
I see you ain’t (echo)
Got any gun” (echo)
(Together)
He said to me, “Why don’t you run?
I see you ain’t got any gun”

And so I ran
Away from there
But right behind
Me was that bear

Ahead of me
I saw a tree
A great big tree
Oh glory be

The nearest branch
Was 10 feet up
I’d have to jump
And trust my luck

And so I jumped
Into the air
But I missed that branch
Away up there

Now don’t you fret
Now don’t you frown
Cause I caught that branch
On the way back down

The moral of
This story is
Don’t talk to bears
In tennis shoes

Extra verse:
That’s all there is
There ain’t no more
So what the heck
You singing for


















(Continue this echo/together pattern)