Saturday, October 28, 2006

Halloween Carols

It Occurred to me ... (Now where have I heard that before?) ... Ahem, anyway, it occurred to me that Halloween has become as popular as Christmas when it comes to decorations and yard displays.

Christmas, however, has one thing that Halloween does not - carols. Far be it for me not to try to remedy that oversight. Not being in the slightest musically inclined, I had to resort to "borrowing" the tunes from some well known Christmas carols.

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Halloween

It's beginning to look a lot like like Halloween
Everywhere you go;
Take a look in the five-and-ten flowing once again
With candy corn and spooky skulls aglow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween,
Candy in every store;
But the scariest sight to see are the kids who will be
Knocking on your front door.

Hmmm ... not bad. I think I can do better. I just had a thought. Don't worry, it's like lightning - never twice in the same place. Seeing that Halloween and the elections are so close together and that both can be quite scary, I feel a Halloween-Election song coming on ...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the mummy to the little gnome,
Do you see what I see?
Way up the street, little gnome,
Do you see what I see?
A ghost, a ghost, dancing in the street
With its eyes cut in a sheet,
With its eyes cut in a sheet.

Said the little gnome to Snow White,
Do you hear what I hear?
Crying up the street, Snow White,
Do you hear what I hear?
A scream, a scream, carried in the breeze
With a voice as scary as can be,
With a voice as scary as can be.

Said little Snow White to King Bush,
Do you know what I know?
In that house over there, King Bush,
Do you know what I know?
Candy, candy, awaits us in that house,
Let us go and ring the bell,
Let us go and ring the bell.

Said King Bush to the people everywhere,
Listen to what I say.
There will be peace, people everywhere,
Listen to what I say,
Over there in Iraq, cross your fingers tight,
I will bring us peace and end the war,
I will bring us peace and end the war.

Said the people to mighty King Bush,
You listen to what we say!
We'll put Democrats in, mighty King Bush,
So, listen to what we say.
A change, a change, with no more tricks,
He'll bring us candy and treats,
He'll bring us candy and treats.

Don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight, folks! Of course, you can do like I do - wait until I get up and do it tomorrow.



Serena said...

Love the Halloween Carols!

I'm waiting 'til morning to do the clocks, too. I always love to wake up and be surprised at the time. LOL. I did set the clock on the coffeemaker; I want my coffee on time in the A.M., come hell or high water.

Karen said...

lovelovelove your Halloween-Election song!

too tired to do clocks tonight. only good thing about falling back is one extra hour.

Peter said...

Hi Mike, thank goodness we don't have Halloween over here in Oz, there is enough other stuff all year round.
Good luck to the world with your upcoming elections.

Anonymous said...

You have a real tallent. Changed our clocks last night and sprained my wrist. Too many clocks.

Miss Cellania said...

Love the carols! Thpse are funny. But in radio, we do have a set of songs we pull out every year and call them Halloween carols.
The MOnster Mash
Werewolves of London
Legend of the Wooly Swamp
Witchy Woman
I Put a Spell on You
That Old Black Magic

and studd like that

Hello Betty said...

I quite enjoyed your halloween parodies... very entertaining...

I noticed through Miss. C's comment, radio stations are in need of an updated song for this time of year...

I totally forgot to change the time this weekend, so thanks for the reminder.... got to do that now or I might be late for work tomorrow, and that wouldn't be a good thing.

Margaret said...

Loved the Halloween carols, particularly the election one. Thanks for visiting my site for Cobb & Co.
Cheers Margaret

Christina said...

I always set my clocks in the morning. I love to sleep in late, then realize it's actually an hour earlier so I don't feel as guilty for sleeping so late!

Distant Timbers Echo said...

Yep! Only a matter of time before Halloween becomes commercialized and no one remembers what started the holiday in the first place...

Oh wait! We're already there! Damn! Is no holiday sacred???


Anonymous said...

Very cute and festive Halloween carols. That extra hour of sleep DOES NOT make up for all of the darkness hours though. Blek.