Weird Things Happen on Halloween Night

from by Monty Harper

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Mr. Jones is a practical man.
He has no use for Halloween night.
He says ghosts and ghouls are myths for fools
and he closes his shutters up tight.

But Halloween night while Mr. Jones is sleeping
his bones slip out of his skin,
without permission they go out trick-or treating;
in the morning they sneak back in!

Weird things happen on Halloween night;
wonderful things that give you a fright.
Such strange things tingle your spine with delight
when you're out on Halloween night!

Gloria Green loves Halloween
because she gets to be somebody new.
She dresses up like a teacher or a mother
or a business woman in blue.

To you and me that seems rather boring
but to her it's a wonderful switch.
She's always sad when Halloween is over
and it's back to being a witch!

Weird things happen on Halloween night;
wonderful things that give you a fright.
Such strange things tingle your spine with delight
when you're out on Halloween night!

Jeanie, Grant, and Brian went out trick-or-treating;
walking from door to door.
They turned down a darkened street, heard an extra pair of feet,
and instead of three kids there were four!

The new kid's costume was a quite convincing mummy;
straight from Egyptian lore.
They took him home to meet their ma, turned around and all they saw
was a pile of linen rags on the floor!

Weird things happen on Halloween night;
wonderful things that give you a fright.
Such strange things tingle your spine with delight
when you're out on Halloween night!

Widow Dole was a frightened old soul.
She was terrified of being greeted.
So she carved a pumpkin with a hideous face
just to scare away trick-or-treaters.

The pumpkin worked so well nobody rang her bell.
She kissed it as if to say,
"You've been one terrific friend!"So it winked at her and grinned,
and she fainted dead away!

Weird things happen on Halloween night;
wonderful things that give you a fright.
Such strange things tingle your spine with delight
when you're out on Halloween night!

You are invited to a party tonight
just to celebrate Halloween.
Dance with Mr. Jones' bones, greet the widow's jack-o-lantern,
have some cookies baked by Gloria Green!

It would be no fun if you said you couldn't come
so we hope to see your face.
We'll have a howling good time from midnight until nine,
and we thank you for the use of your place!

Weird things happen on Halloween night;
wonderful things that give you a fright.
Such strange things tingle your spine with delight
when you're out on Halloween night!

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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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