SCOUTS - Be Prepared

The Ging Gang Gooli Story

In deepest darkest Africa there is a legend concerning the great grey ghost elephant. Every year, after the rains, the great Grey ghost elephant arose from the mists and wondered throughout the land at darn. When he came to a village, he would stop and sniff the air, and then he would either go around the village or through it. If he went around the village, the village would have a prosperous year, if he went through the village, there would be hunger and drought. The village of Wat-Cha had been visited three years in a row by the elephant and things were very bad indeed for stop the village leader Ging Ganger was very worried, as was the village medicine man Ha-La-Shay. Together they decided to do something about the problem. Now Ging Ganger and his warriors were huge men with big shields and spears. They decided to stand in front of the elephant and shake their shields and spears at it to frighten it away. Ha-La-Shay and his followers were going to cast magic spells to deter the elephant by shaking their medicine bags as the elephant approach which made the sound Shelley Wiley Shelly Wiley. This was to use powerful medicine to deter the elephant. The elephant approached and Ging Ganger started:-

Ging Gang Gooli Gooli Gooli Gooli Watch Yer,

Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Gooli Gooli Gooli Gooli Watch Yer,

Ging Gang Goo Ging Gang Goo

The elephant stopped and sniffed at the air and Ha-La-Shay started:-

Hayla, O Hayla shayla,

hayla shayla hayla Hoo Hayla,

O Hayla shayla,

hayla shayla hayla Hoo

The medicine man shook their medicine bags:-

Shally-Wally, Shally-Wally,

Shally-Wally, Shally-Wally,

The elephant approached:-

Oumpah, Oumpah, Oumpah, Oumpah, Oumpah, (etc.)

The elephant finally walked around the village. Click here to see the full song.