September 26th, 2011
We’ve had many, many comments on our post about the song The Worms Crawl In, The Worms Crawl Out. Here’s a new one by Kai Patsches (U.S.), that I found particularly fun and interesting… When I was younger, every time we would pass a graveyard in the car we had to put one foot in […]
March 3rd, 2010
Someone just pointed out that The Worms Crawl In, The Worms Crawl Out post from over 4 years ago is still getting comments and now has 83 of them! People seem to love to discuss this beloved (but disgusting) song.
October 18th, 2008
I’ve talked in the past about how all the kids in my neighborhood loved The Hearse Song when I was growing up. (We called the song The Worms Crawl In the Worms Crawl Out.) Evidently, we weren’t the only ones who loved this song. I’ve gotten many people writing in about the different versions of […]
October 29th, 2006
I’ve been discussing the origin of the phrase “The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out”. Yesterday, I posted the old nursery rhyme “There Was a Woman All Skin and Bone”, which contains the phrase. Here’s another version of There Was a Woman All Skin and Bone, this one a song, (sung by me!). In […]
October 28th, 2006
Since it’s the Halloween time of year, and I know that a lot of people out there are interested in the line, “The worms crawled in, the worms crawled out”, I’m going to talk a little more about the earliest sightings of this line in print. In my last blog entry, I mentioned that a […]
October 26th, 2006
Last year I posted a version of The Hearse Song that I sang as a kid. Many other people also remember this song. If you’re interested, you can read all the versions of The Worms Crawl in, The Worms Crawl Out that people sent me over the past year. Meanwhile, I found one of the […]
October 29th, 2005
Robin Colbourne wrote me… Hello Mama Lisa, Whilst trying to find ‘the worms went in and the worms went out’ for a Halloween party tomorrow, I came across your site. I was trying to find the lyrics of the song as we used to sing them at Scout Camp. The Scout Camp was situated in […]
October 26th, 2005
When I was about 3 to about 5 years old there was a large group of neighborhood kids who played together in the field behind my house. I was one of the kids that was always there, with my two big sisters and my older brother. One of the songs we sang was The Worms […]
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