|Contemporary Campfire Songs|
|Getting the most out of your campfire singing|
|The Best Camping Songs|
|Teaching Guitar with the Campfire Songbook|
|Easy Guitar Song Book|
|Guitar Tab Version|
|Banjo Tab Version|
|Mandolin Tab Version|
Contemporary Campfire Songs
Over the past few years, I have spent quite a bit of time researching what constitutes a great campfire song. I have come to the conclusion that there are two kinds of campfire songs; 1. old-time, traditional songs that most people learned as kids; and 2. songs that we grew up listening to as teenagers, young adults and even older adults.
Most of this site focuses on the first group; songs that are easily learned, and easy to sing. I would like to focus on the second group; contemporary campfire songs. By contemporary, I mean songs that have been written and performed from the 1950s(ish) to the present.
John Denver, James Taylor, Jack Johnson and Jim Croce come to mind. Usually, it will be a song done by an acoustic artist; something that sounds good with just a guitar and voice. Of course, it doesn't have to be guitar; it can be any accompaniment instrument such as banjo, ukulele, autoharp, etc.
I have mentioned in other places on this site that these kinds of campfire songs aren't usually suited for a singalong. However, they are great for entertainment. Sometimes a campfire crowd needs to be entertained, and who knows; some of the people in your group might know the words to "Banana Pancakes" or "Take Me Home, Country Roads".
Below, I have included a list of contemporary campfire songs. This is a work in progress. You can click on the song to go to the guitar chords and lyrics.
Good luck in your campfire singing! Most important of all; have fun!
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