The song “I Love The Mountains” has long been a sing-along staple at kids’ summer camps, on seniors’ tour buses, anywhere people who like to sing gather. The words are simple and the refrain is too catchy to forget. But you’ve got to admit, the original lyrics just beg for modification.
I love the mountains
I love the rolling hills
I love the flowers
I love the daffodils
I love the fireside
When the lights are low
When I went to summer camp, modify them we did. Of course we jammed the lyrics with inside jokes so hysterical that no nine-year-old could get through the song. Those days aren’t over.
That’s because Discovery Channel rewrote the lyrics for an ad campaign a few years back. It really took off. Multiple versions have been made by Discovery Channel as well as by fans.
Clever ones are still cropping up.
Mr. Vasicek’s fourth grade class
What are the chances you’ll get the refrain out of your head now?