Well, the countdown has wound down, and it’s howlin’en! Time to bring this bit of madness to a howling end – howling with laughter. Tonight’s musical treat is, of course, Monster Mash.

Monster Mash

Bobby Pickett, The Crypt-Kickers

I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
He did the mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mash

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

They did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
It caught on in a flash
They did the mash
They did the monster mash

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son

The scene was rockin’, all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, “The Crypt-Kicker Five”

They played the mash
They played the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They played the mash
It caught on in a flash
They played the mash
They played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Drac’s voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
He opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, “Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist”

It’s now the mash
It’s now the monster mash
The monster mash
And it’s a graveyard smash
It’s now the mash
It’s caught on in a flash
It’s now the mash
It’s now the monster mash

Now everything’s cool, Drac’s a part of the band
And my monster mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash
The monster mash
And do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash
You’ll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash

Songwriters: LEONARD CAPIZZI, BOB PICKETT

Data from: LyricFind

And, curl up in a cobwebby corner with Charles Addams cartoons.

“Charles Samuel “Chas” Addams (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters. Some of the recurring characters, who became known as The Addams Family, have been the basis for spin-offs in several other forms of media. . . . Addams drew more than 1,300 cartoons over the course of his life. ” Wikipedia.com

He was a favourite of my father; and as a result, I was “reading” Addams at a young age. Hummm . . . . I wonder if that explains some things . . .

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And, to end of a musical note: Addams Family (original TV series) theme song. The quality isn’t the best, but . . . :

The Addams Family

Andrew Gold

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky
They’re all together ooky, the Addams Family
Their house is a museum, when people come to see-em
They really are a scre-um the Addams Family
Neat, sweet, petit!
So get a witch’s shawl on, a broomstick you can crawl on
We’re going to make a call on the Addams Family

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky
They’re all together ooky, the Addams Family
Their house is a museum, when people come to see-em
They really are a scre-um the Addams Family
Neat, sweet, petit!
So get a witch’s shawl on, a broomstick you can crawl on
We’re going to make a call on the Addams Family

Songwriters: VIC MIZZY

Data from: LyricFind

Have a howlin’, hauntingly, phantasmagorical halloween

 

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