The Rooster Story - Donna Rhodenizer's Camp Song Collection

Donna Rhodenizer’s

Camp Song Collection

Learn About Donna's 20 Favorite Camp Songs here

The Rooster Story 

(Mr. Stingyman) 

Enjoy this folk tale of a very special rooster and his encounter with Mr. Stingyman. There are multiple spots in the story where students are delighted to join in. They love to help the rooster sing,

     “Hey, Mr. Stingyman listen to me holler,

     Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo, give me back my dollar!”

Children also join in with gusto as the rooster and Mr. Stingyman argue back and forth, “yes”  and “no” and “enough!”

The twists and turns of the plot keep kids engaged as the rooster is able to use his special talents to get out of a well, a fiery furnace and a beehive and end up as the hero in this story.

The Rooster Song

The Rooster Story

Story starts at 0:22

Camp Songs come in a variety of categories:

Songs with disgusting lyrics 

that make us say, "Eeuw!"

       Found a Peanut

       Herman the Worm

       Tom the Toad

       Action Songs

       Bim Bum

       Dum Dum Dada

       I'm Glad I am a Camper

       Waddle-ee Ahcha

Call and Response / Echo Songs

       The Bear Song

        Boom Chicka Boom

        Going on a Bear Hunt

        The Moose Song 

Sing-along Songs / Story Songs

     Banjo Song / My Old Banjo

     The Chicken Song

     The Fox

      Long-legged Sailor

      Old MacDonald Mash-up

      Rattlin' Bog 

Canons / Rounds

       A Ram Sam Sam

       Fire's Burning

       One Bottle o' Pop


The Rooster Story

Donna Rhodenizer - Lighthouse - Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Composer, Elementary Music Specialist, Performer

Donna Rhodenizer

Donna has taught elementary music for 35 years. As a Composer - Donna has over 400 published solo voice, choral, handbell, recorder, violin and piano compositions. She is an accomplished presenter and continues to perform in the duo "Donna & Andy"