There was an Old Woman All Skin and Bones – A Hallowe’en Song and Video

I’ve posted several versions of this great Halloween song in the past… It’s called There Was an Old Woman All Skin and Bones.

Here’s yet another version below from Matt Vaughan and his friend Pam. They explain how to make it spookier for Halloween!

Here are the chords from Matt…
Am – Dm Am / Am Dm Am – ://

There was an old woman all skin and bones
Ooo oo-oo-oooo
She lived down by the old graveyard
Ooo oo-oo-oooo
One night she thought she’d take a walk
Ooo oo-oo-oooo
She walked down by the old graveyard
Ooo oo-oo-oooo
She saw the bones a-laying around
Ooo oo-oo-oooo
She went to the closet to get a broom
Ooo oo-oo-oooo
She opened the door and…

Have a spooky-fun Halloween!

Mama Lisa

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15 Responses to “There was an Old Woman All Skin and Bones – A Hallowe’en Song and Video”

  1. christopher escue Says:

    What a blast from the past!!! I remember we did this exact same song in our gym every halloween at our elementry school. I believe it was in 1981 or 82 when we first started it. I found my old pictures of it too. Thanks for the memory….

  2. Christopher Coffin Says:

    I know that song, but it didn’t scare me at all. My music teacher says it, and it’s really frightening!

  3. elijah Says:

    good memory.k-4th grade,music class.

  4. charles allen Says:

    I have never heard this song before. I like it.

  5. BILL Says:

    OH MY GOD! This takes me back! My first year in public school was 1984, and this is one of the best memories of that time.

  6. Kelli Says:

    Aww. I remember this song. My music teacher in elementary school used to scare the crap out of us when she would play this. It’s one of my best memories as a kid.

  7. Ann Says:

    I live in Australia, but went to elementary school for a year in Maryland in 1985. This is song brings back great memories! I loved holloween. I can’t believe I found these lyrics! Thanks for posting

  8. Mandy Says:

    Here’s a great video I use with my kids…it’s called “Halloween Night” and I found it at the youtube site toddlerworldtv:

    I hope you enjoy it as much as my kids do!! Best, Mandy

  9. Tony Stoner Says:

    I remember this song from kindergarten in 1974 Laurel,Maryland.

  10. Tom Says:

    Wow…this brings back GREAT memories of my first steps into the music world! My music teacher in 5th or 6th grade taught us this (might have been an earlier grade) in the mid 1980’s. Those were much better times than now, in my opinion. Do music teachers still teach this song?

  11. Amanda Rogers Says:

    I remember this song from 1997 there was an old lady all skin and bones oooo she lived down by the grave yard oooo one night she decided to take a walk oooo she went to the grave yard and saw the bones alaying on the ground oooo she went to the closet to get a broom oooo she opens the door then BOO

  12. kayleigh B Says:

    like this song i did it for my choir.

  13. 5th grader Says:

    omg we sang this song today! im a 5th grader and the first time our music teacher (mrs.sousbee) sang this! it sared me soooo much! im fixing to do this to my lil sis, lil bro, and old bro! ;) ;)

  14. Ryan T Says:

    We played this song today. Its fun

  15. Jolin Says:

    There was a really spooky version of this with a guy groaning the words while the wind was blowing in the background. Sang it as a class in preschool 1989. Absolutely gave me a prominent picture of a woman who was eyeless walking with her bare bony chest exposed and with a babushka on. lol good times!

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