Ghost of John – Halloween Song with MP3 Recording

My daughter and her friends Marisa and Melisa taught me this Halloween song, which seems to be traditional American. It’s called Ghost of John. Below are the lyrics and two renditions, one by Marisa and one by Melisa, plus a drawing by Melisa.

But first, here’s Marisa announcing it with a Halloween song about Halloween songs

Halloween is coming soon,
One, Two Three,
If you want a spooky song,
Call on me.

Here’s the Ghost of John song…

MP3 of Ghost of John by Marisa

MP3 of Ghost of John by Melisa

Ghost of John

Have you seen the Ghost of John?
Long white bones and the rest all gone,
Ooh, ooh!
Wouldn’t it be chilly with no skin on?

While the girls would sing the song they would all stand in the mirror, looking for the ghost of John. Of course, someone would see part of the ghost… like his ear, in the mirror. Then they would all scream. Finally, they ended the game because they were freaking each other out. I guess that’s what Halloween is all about… ghosts!

Drawing of Ghost of John

Many thanks to Marisa and Melisa for singing Ghost of John for us and to Melisa for the drawing!

Mama Lisa

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4 Responses to “Ghost of John – Halloween Song with MP3 Recording”

  1. Ed Gawlinki Says:

    Here is a german word game for Halloween words

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  3. Heather Says:

    There is something very creepy about a child’s voice singing a spooky and rather morbid Halloween song like The Ghost of John. I’ve taught it to my class of 3-5 year olds in Italy, and it sends shivers up my spine! Tell Marisa and Melisa they did a great job freaking me out! :)

    By the way, I made a page about The Ghost of John and I’ll be adding a link to your page there if that’s okay with you!


  4. Wes Says:

    I’m curious about the song ‘Halloween is coming soon’. Where did that song come from? Did that girl write it? I want to quote it for an essay I’m writing and want to know who to accredit to.

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