Boomdeada

DESCRIPTION: "I (like/love) the mountains, I love the rolling hills, I love the flowers, I love the daffodils, I love the fireside, When all the lights are low, Boomdeada, Boomdeada....." (Repeat as needed, possibly with the text lines repeated over the "Boomdeada"s
AUTHOR: Words: unknown / music: based on "Heart and Soul" by Hoagy Carmichael
EARLIEST DATE: 2014 (Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs)
KEYWORDS: travel flowers nonballad campsong
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
LibraryThingCampSongsThread, post 149, "(Boom-de-yada)t" (1 text, from user cpg, posted October 21, 2021)
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, pp. 30, 261, 315, 317, 441, "Boomdeada" (notes, with an unusual stanza on p. 261 and an unusual ending on p. 315)

ST AverBoom (Partial)
NOTES [156 words]: This is widespread in camps, and no author seems to be known. I have to think it composed, though, because of the chord sequence, I-Vim-IIm/IV-D (i.e. G-Em-Am/C-D in the key of G), which was a feature of a tremendous number of songs centering around the 1950s. (I seem to recall it being called "The Great Fifties Chord Sequence"; Wikipedia has an entry on the "Fifties Progression," though some of the songs listed there don't really use the sequence). The quintessential example is "Heart and Soul," and you can actually use this melody as the bass line for that song. The sequence is also known for its use in doo-wop. I suspect someone took the sequence -- probably from "Heart and Soul," which is the tune attributed by Averill, and which I spotted without her hint -- and used the words as a harmony teaching tool, possibly even to use with the lyrics from "Heart and Soul."
Which doesn't change the fact that it's a great tune. - RBW
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