When You Get to Camp

by Sweet Soubrette

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"A poignant ode to putting up tents & other camp joys featuring uke, violin and audience singalongs." - Ayun Halliday, Theater of the Apes

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Tie a square knot or a bowline
Or a double half hitch
The beauty’s in the trimness
Of the tent that you pitch
You can build a campfire
Get the tinder to catch
Remember that a Scout should only
Ever need one match

Deep in the woods
Far from the town
Sit by the lake
Sing at sundown
You’ll learn how to love
The dirt and the damp
See for yourself
When you get to camp

You wake up in the morning
When the reveille blows
Sunshine on the water
And the tents in a row
When you gotta get rid of something
You know what they say
Burn it or bury it
Give it away

Deep in the woods
Far from the town
Sit by the lake
Sing at sundown
You’ll learn how to love
The dirt and the damp
See for yourself
When you get to camp

A round toe and a low heel
Are what’s best for the trail
The cougars won’t track you
If you travel in pairs
You can send a signal
With semaphore flags
How does anyone sleep
Without listening to Taps?

Deep in the woods
Far from the town
Sit by the lake
Sing at sundown
You’ll learn how to love
The dirt and the damp
See for yourself
When you get to camp

credits

released March 21, 2018
Vocals/ukulele: Ellia Bisker
Violin/backing vocals: Heather Cole
Written & composed by Ellia Bisker
Recorded live (mostly) and mixed by Ellia Bisker in Brooklyn, NY
photo by Jenny Rebecca Nelson (wyldephotography.com)

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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