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 The Hearse Song they sang as kids.
Here’s an animation of a vampire singing the song from YouTube, for you to enjoy for Halloween. It’s followed by the lyrics to read along with while watching…
The Hearse Song
Didn’t you ever think, as a hearse goes by,
That you may be the next to die?
They wrap you up in a big white sheet,
And bury you down in the 6 feet deep.
They put you in a big black box,
And cover you up with dirt and rocks.
And all goes well for about a week,
And then the coffin begins to leak.
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
The worms play pinochle on your snout.
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose,
They eat the jelly between your toes.
A great big worm with rolling eyes,
Crawls in your stomach and out your eyes.
Your stomach turns a slimy green,
And puss pours out like whipping cream.
You spread it on a slice of bread,
And that’s what the worms eat, when you are dead.
Have a spooky Halloween!
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2 Responses to “The Hearse Song Animation for Halloween”
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July 1st, 2009 at 11:49 am
This version is from Brisbane Australia in the 1960s:
I saw the hearse go rolling by.
I wondered who was the next to die,
First they wrap you up in a white sheet
And bury you in a coffin six feet deep.
Then the worms come crawling out
And play ping pong on your snout
And pus runs out of your nose
Like thick whipped cream.
September 17th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
The graveyard is a gastly place,
They cover you up and throw dirt in your face.
The worms crawl in the worms crawl out
the ants play pinochle on your snout
The puss runs out like whipping cream
and me with out a spoon