There's a Vampire in Our Basement

from by Monty Harper

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There's a vampire in our basement; my brother told me that.
He lurks among the shadows. At nighttime he's a bat.
He's in his coffin sleeping. I know he's really there;
I can hear his lid start creaking when I'm sneaking down the stairs!

Before you visit my house, there are things you ought to know.
There are certain nooks and crannies where you really shouldn't go,
unless you're like my brother, either dumb or half insane;
in the basement with the vampire 's where he runs his model trains!

There's a mummy in the closet down the hall from my bedroom.
My brother says it won't wake up if no one bumps its tomb.
It's somewhat safely hidden behind a pile of drapes.
I can tell it's really back there from the smell that it creates!

Before you visit my house there are things you ought to know.
There are certain nooks and crannies where you really shouldn't go,
so don't be like my brother; he takes bravery too far.
In the closet with the mummy 's were he hides his baseball cards!

There's a ghost up in our attic; she's been there for fifty years.
My brother says she used to be the lady who lived here.
I know she's really up there 'cause on quiet afternoons,
I can hear the ceiling creak and pop as she glides above my room!

Before you visit my house there are things you ought to know.
There are certain nooks and crannies where you really shouldn't go,
I worry 'bout my brother; when he wants to be alone
it's the dark and ghostly attic that he likes to call his own!

There's a little hairy spider living underneath my bed,
and when I told my brother that he almost lost his head,
so now he won't go near there, which is more than fine with me,
'cause that's where I keep the comic books I don't want him to see!

Before you visit my house there are things you ought to know.
There's a ghost up in the attic; there's a vampire down below;
there's a mummy in the closet; but the thing my brother dreads
is the little hairy spider living underneath my bed!

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from Halloween Madness (EP), released September 11, 2012

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Monty Harper Stillwater, Oklahoma

Monty Harper is a children's musician in Stillwater, OK. He performs for elementary schools and libraries, helps kids write their own songs in workshops and residencies, does informal science education, and writes songs for clients.

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