I Love the Flowers

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

I Love the Flowers

An uplifting round and easy-to-learn campfire song, often found in the songbooks of the Girl Scouts.

Composer & Copyright

Traditional. This song is in the public domain.



I love the flowers, I love the daffodils
I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills
And I love the fireside when the light is low
Boom-di-a-da, Boom-di-a-da, Boom-di-a-da, Boom (x2)

  • Jolene
    Posted at 04:45h, 11 April Reply

    Love this one! I’m having fun exploring your website. Sure would love to have the Bali Happy Song. . . . . I’m not sure I’ve got the words right, but of course no one here knows the difference!

  • Jean Kaplan
    Posted at 03:59h, 25 April Reply

    And I can’t wait to hear THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE!
    I’m making a CD of my favorites of your songs for my drive up North to sing-a-long! I love the various rounds in this song!
    Jean Kaplan

  • Anne
    Posted at 07:26h, 21 June Reply

    Lisa…… Love your site and your mission! I agree….. How much the world needs to throw off adult constraints, open up hearts and sing!!!

  • eggle
    Posted at 12:24h, 02 March Reply

    love it just love it absalutely amazing gosh just love it

  • Lulu Flanagan
    Posted at 16:39h, 21 January Reply

    I remember learning this in childhood. Maybe Girl Scouts? So fun to find here!

  • Justin Tai-Sen-Choy
    Posted at 09:24h, 08 November Reply

    My mother has always told me that this song was composed by my great aunty Nora Sykes. She was an instrumental part of founding the girl guides movement in England after the second world war.

  • April Payne
    Posted at 19:33h, 08 August Reply

    Can’t believe I remember the lyrics accurately after all of these years! I sang it in Girl Scouts. Even got the boom-di-otta part right. Wow, just wow.

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