Campfires and camping are almost synonymous to each other. It is a pity if you could not light a small fire while camping. It is a wonderful experience to do a ’chat and music’ session at night closer to a campfire. Campfire is also a good place to share other people’s experience and also to identify hidden talents of your friends.
There are hundreds of songs specifically written for campfires, but you may sing any song that you like. The following song is one of my favourites and it is sung to the tune of famous German love song during the World War 2 - ‘Lily Marleen’
With the scent of woodsmoke drifting in the air,
And the glow of firelight we always love to share,
Visions of camp-fires all return,
And as the logs flame up and burn,
We dream of bygone camp-fires and long for those to come.
Tongues of yellow fire flickering up on high,
Reaching twisting fingers up to a starlit sky,
Voices recall songs old and new,
Songs once dear to our fathers too,
Who dreamed of bygone camp-fires and longed for those to come.
Gently dying embers cast a rosy glow,
Voices slowly sinking to tones so soft and low,
Slowly upon the still night air,
Fall faithful voices hushed in prayer,
That dream of bygone camp-fires and long for those to come.