Howl at the Moon {halloween songs}

A few years back, I was Activities Director (just one of my many responsibilities) at a wonderful Assisted Living Facility in Orem, Utah. In my search for something fun to do with the residents, I found these Halloween Carols along with many more. The tunes are easily recognizable and easy to sing or even hum along with. These are also fun for children's Halloween parties.

Trick or Treat
(Tune: Jingle Bells)
Dashing through the streets,
Meeting goblins as we go,
Wearing contour sheets,
Wishing it would snow.
Bells in doorways ring,
Making spirits bright,
What fun it is to come and sing
And get some food tonight.
Trick or treat, trick or treat, trick or treat we say!
Try to get the treats before the ghost takes us away!
Trick or treat, trick or treat, trick or treat we say!
If you don't have treats for us we'll never go away!
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Deck the Halls
(Tune: Deck the Halls)
Deck the halls with poison ivy,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
'Tis the season to be slimy,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our strange apparel,
fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Halloween carol,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
See the goblins rise before us,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
As we sing the Halloween chorus,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
Follow them as they ascend,
fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Join with all your loony friends,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
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Spirit Wonderland
(Tune: Winter Wonderland)
Screech owls hoot, are you listening?
'Neath the moon, all is glistening.
A real scary sight, we're happy tonight.
Waitin' in a spirit wonderland.
In the streets, we're begging for some candy.
We've been waiting for this night all year.
We've tried to embarrass everybody,
And to make a costume filling you with fear.
Later on, while we're eating
What we got trick or treating.
We'll share all our sacks
Of Halloween snacks,
Waitin' in a spirit wonderland.
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GREAT PUMPKIN IS COMING TO TOWN
(Tune: Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
Oh, you better not shriek,
You better not groan,
You better not howl,
You better not moan,
Great Pumpkin is coming to town!
He's going to find out
From folks that he meets
Who deserves tricks
And who deserves treats;
Great Pumpkin is coming to town.
He'll search in every pumpkin patch,
Haunted houses far and near,
To see if you've been spreading gloom,
Or bringing lots of cheer.
So, you better not shriek,
You better not groan,
You better not howl,
You better not moan,
Great Pumpkin is coming to town!
Songs for the little ones:
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I'M A LITTLE SPIDER
(Tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little spider,
Watch me spin.
If you'll be my dinner, I'll let you come in.
Then I'll spin my web to hold you tight,
And gobble you up in just one big bite!
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PUMPKIN SONG
(Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
We are pumpkins big and round, big and round, big and round.
We are pumpkins big and round sitting on the ground.
See our great big shiny eyes, shiny eyes, shiny eyes.
See our great big shiny eyes, looking all around.
See our great big laughing mouth, laughing mouth, laughing mouth.
See our great big laughing mouth, smiling right at you!
*
THIS OLD GHOST
(Tune: This Old Man)
This old ghost, he played one,
He played peek-a-boo on the run.
With a Boo! Boo! Boo! and a clap, clap, snap!
This old ghost is a friendly chap.
This old ghost, he played two,
He played peek-a-boo in a shoe.
With a Boo! Boo! Boo! and a clap, clap, snap!
This old ghost is a friendly chap.
This old ghost, he played three,
He played peek-a-boo behind a tree.
With a Boo! Boo! Boo! and a clap, clap, snap,
This old ghost is a friendly chap.
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GOBLINS IN THE DARK
(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The goblin in the dark, the goblin in the dark,
Hi ho, Halloween, the goblin in the dark.
The goblin takes the witch, the goblin takes a witch,
Hi ho, Halloween, the goblin takes a witch.
The witch takes the bat, the witch takes a bat,
Hi ho Halloween, the witch takes a bat.
The bat takes the ghost, the bat takes a ghost,
Hi ho, Halloween, the bat takes a ghost.
The ghost says, "BOO!" The ghost says, "Boo!"
Hi ho, Halloween, the ghost says, "Boo!"
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RIDING WITCHES
(Tune: Yankee Doodle)
A witch went riding on a broom
On a cold October evening;
She met a ghost and a big black cat,
And down her neck they were breathing.
"Jump up on my broom," she said,
"Let's come out of hiding,"
"Jump up on my broom," she said,
"And let's all go a-riding!"
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IN THE GRAVEYARD
(Tune: Darling Clementine)
In the graveyard, in the graveyard,
When the moon begins to shine
There's a doctor, crazy doctor
And his monster Frankenstein.
Oh, my monster, oh, my monster,
Oh, my monster Frankenstein,
You are looking very scary,
Sweet old monster Frankenstein.

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