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Smokey the Bear Song

Smokey the Bear Song

Written during the height of Smokey Bear’s popularity, this song celebrates the world’s most famous bear. In a move that has spawned debate over Smokey’s real name ever since, the song was written using a “the” in Smokey’s name so that the words could fit the melody. Click on the image for a printable PDF.

Lyrics and music for song

Smokey Bear’s Song is reprinted here by permission from the USDA Forest Service, the AD Council, and the National Association of State Foresters.