31 October 2007

a special treat.


For me, halloween conjures up more than just miniature snickers bars and memories of a childhood pumpkin seed fight with my sister. it brings to mind everyone's best-loved halloween song by none other than The Wiggins sisters (aka The Shaggs). if you have yet to discover these wonderful musical siblings, today is a special day for you indeed...
The Shaggs, according to wikipedia, were "an American all-female rock and roll group from Fremont, New Hampshire. Their first album,
Philosophy of the World was released in 1969. The Shaggs have often been considered the worst rock and roll band in the world (or the "Most Horrible" by the New York Times), and this designation has made the band's first and most famous album a collector's item in its original vinyl pressing."

while my personal favorite song from their collection of hits is definitely "My Pal Foot-Foot," ("Who Are Parents" is also brilliant) you'd be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable holiday classic than "It's Halloween!"

Listen
here.

lyrics:

It's Halloween
It's Halloween
It's time for scares
It's time for screams
It's Halloween
It's Halloween

The ghosts will spook
The spooks will scare
Why, even Dracula will be there

It's time for games
It's time for fun
Not for just one
But for everyone

The jack-o-lanterns are all lit up
All the dummies are made and stuffed
By just looking you will see
It's this time of year again

It's Halloween
It's Halloween

All the kids are happy and gay
There doesn't seem to be a cloud in their way
But when it's over and they've had all their fun
They'll wish that Halloween had just begun

Oh, there are witches, goblins, vampires, devils, Frankensteins and zombies
And there are tramps, Cinderallas, pirates, angels and gypsies
So let's have lots of fun and give many cheers
For Halloween comes but once a year

It's time for games
It's time for fun
Not for just one
But for everyone

It's Halloween
It's Halloween
It's Halloween
It's Halloween

It's Halloween!

3 comments:

jenni said...

Wow. Johnny is gonna love this...

Marcella said...

Oh boy. I had to stop the song after the first two verses, but it made me smile. Then again, your posts always make me smile :)

lisa said...

hilarious!