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Back in the ‘50’s my dad was camp director at Camp Tionesta, Allegheny Trails Council, PA. I was fortunate enough to have enjoyed two summers at camp, and look back at them happily. One thing I remember is singing after dinner in the dining hall. One of the song had something like “ Stodley Pump” as the chorus. I’ve looked on the internet and keep striking out. I was thinking maybe this would be a good place to ask. 

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Are you referring to Stodola Pumpa (also spelled Stodle Pumpa), the Czech folk song? I don't know if it's the same thing you are looking for, but it's an old tune that basically means "barn pump." 

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I found two different versions of the lyrics translated from Czech to English. Here is the first:

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“STODLE PUMPA” – “The Old Barn Pump”
After The Traditional Chekhovskaya Volk Lied
Appropriated by Bill Sharp mit Ramona im K’Hootzen!

Fanfare Intro – Arpeggio then Langsam
Langsam:
#1 VERSE: (Each Verse Sung after the intro 4 bars of Arpeggio)
Walking at night – along the meadow way:
Home from the Dance to end a perfect day!
Holding you near – I took your precious hand.
Happily Strolling ! That’s where Our Love Began.

Yell”HEY” after the Trumpet Fanfare
And then go into the Gallop !
Gallop: Go for it ! (Stowe-Du-Lah Phoomp-Pah)
“Hey” ! Stodle – Stodle – Stodle Pumpa
Stodle Pumpa – Stodle Pumpa
Stodle – Stodle – Stodle Pumpa
Stodle Pumpa – Ump Pah Pah!
(repeat as needed – with the band)

#2 VERSE:
Nearing the Woods – We heard the Nightingale
Quietly – KaKooing with Her Lonesome Tale !
Softly & Sweetly floats Her Song of Love!
Loftingly they Shimmer down from up above. “Hey” !
Gallop

#3 VERSE:
Close to the Glen – She Whispered in my Ear!
Darling please hold me close . . I need you near.
That’s when a ring – I gave to her with Pride
“Schatze” Oh, My Love! – Oh Yes! I’ll be your Bride. “Hey” !
Gallop

#4 VERSE:
Quietly that night – Alone – No one could see!
The Man of the Moon – Witnessed Our Pledge to Be !
Sparkling were Stars for Two – (Or Maybe Three)
Softly & Tender! You Shared a Kiss With Me ! “Hey” !
Gallop

#5 VERSE:
Papa on the Porch Herr Frowns Mit Schiess Gewehr
Freuline Auf Geht – The Ring She had: So fair!
Up gets Mama – Mit Schnapps for us to share!
So, was the night ! Uns Hoch Zeit started there ! “Hey” !
Shone die Abend!
Gallop

#6 VERSE:
Soon we were wed – and had not ‘one’ but ‘three’!
Blessed with the Love – that came so full and free!
Remembering the night – We danced until the dawn !
Past are Those Days! But Fond Memories Linger On! “Hey” !
Gallop

Here is the second:

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Walking at night along the meadow way
Home from the dance beside my maiden gay
Walking at night along the meadow way
Home from the dance beside my maiden gay . . . Hey!

Chorus: Stodole, stodole, stodole, pumpa
Stodole, pumpa, stodole pumpa
Stodole, stodole, stodole, pumpa
Stodole, pumpa, pum, pum, pum.

Nearing the woods we heard the nightingale
Sweetly it helped me tell my begging tale
Nearing the woods we heard the nightingale
Sweetly it helped me tell my begging tale.

Chorus

Many the stars that brightly shone above
But none so bright as her one word of love
Many the stars that brightly shone above
But none so bright as her one word of love.

Chorus

 

 

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