This song was sung with glee by adults and children alike after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Though historians believe the legend of Mrs. O'Leary's cow starting the blaze to be a myth, this song is still one of the very best ways to annoy your parents on a long car trip.
One dark night
when we were all in bed
Old Mother O'Leary took
the lantern to the shed
and when the cow kicked it over
she winked her eye and said
"It'll be a hot time
in the old town
(Shout) Fire! Fire! Fire!
Now sing the verse over and over again getting quieter and quieter but make the Fire! Fire! Fire!s louder and louder. You'll be on your way to a spanking in no time!
note: this song is also enjoyed by many a summer camper