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Campfire Song Index

Bear In Tennis Shoes

The other day
I met a bear
In tennis shoes
A dandy bear
(all together)
The other day I met a bear;
In tennis shoes -- a dandy bear;

(other verses similar)

He looked at me,
I looked at him.
He sized up me,
I sized up him.

He said to me,
Why don't you run?
For I see you ain't
Got any gun.

And so I ran
Away from there.
And right behind
me was that bear.

And then I came
up to a tree.
I great big tree --
Oh goodness me!

The nearest branch
Was ten feet up.
I'd have to jump
and trust my luck.

And so I jumped
Into the air,
And 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 is
No shocking news:
Don't talk to bears
In tennis shoes.

(and the classic camp song can't-leave-well-enough-alone epilogue:

The end. The end.
The end. The end.

Special thanks to Jane and Bob Rosi for providing this information.