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Pumpkin Carols

Does anyone remember the Peanuts Pumpkin Carols book? It was orange and shaped like a pumpkin (the Great Pumpkin, as the Peanuts characters would say), and it was full of Halloween "carols"/filks. Ah, the memories.

My quotes for the day come from some of these songs.

Teaser:
I heard the bells on Halloween
Their old, familiar carols scream,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
The pumpkin season's here again.




"Shivery Yells" (to the tune of "Silver Bells")

We're on sidewalks, we're on porches, dressed in costumes to scare;
Through the city we're ringing the doorbells.
Trick or treating, candy eating, gooey stuff in our hair,
But the most fun is shrieking out loud:
SHIVERY YELLS, SHIVERY YELLS,
That's the Halloween nitty-gritty.
Moan and groan, leave us alone,
Halloween's just one night a year.





"I Heard the Bells on Halloween" (to the tune of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day")

I heard the bells on Halloween
Their old, familiar carols scream,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
The pumpkin season's here again.

Then peeled the bells more loud and strong
Great Pumpkin comes before too long!
The good will get the bad will fret
The pumpkin season's here again!!





"Pumpkin Wonderland" (to the tune of "Winter Wonderland")

Screech owls hoot, are you listen'in?
Beneath the moon, all is glist'nin--
A real scarey sight; we're happy tonight.
Waitin' in a pumpkin wonderland!
In the patch, we're watching for Great Pumpkin;
We've been waiting for this night all year.
For we've tried to be nice to everybody,
And to grow a pumpkin patch that is sincere!!!
Later on, while we're eating
What we got trick-or-treating;
We'll share all our sacks of Halloween snacks;
waiting in a pumpkin wonderland!!


Just one more Halloween quiz (because I'm a sucker for them at the moment):


Your Very Own Halloween Horror Story!
LJ Username
Favorite Halloween Film
Favorite Halloween Character
You find yourself in the crop circles of a seemingly endless cornfield
Whose cryptic whispers warn you of danger? groovekittie
You discover you are being chased by the demons of your own approaching madness
Who immediately twists an ankle and becomes a victim? gondoriangirl
Who heroically buys time for your escape? sarah531
Who is the last one left to contemplate your doom with you? fungus_files
This cool quiz by eldritchhobbit - Taken 2 Times.
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st_crispins
Oct. 17th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
Does anyone remember the Peanuts Pumpkin Carols book?

Oh, I do! I had a copy of the book years ago but don't know where I put it.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! I have some great (and geeky) memories attached to that... :)
euclase
Oct. 17th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
We used to sing from that book in music class when I was a kid, actually. That and Old John's Bone (who hasn't?). I remember trying to copy the pictures in that book, though, rather than sing (go figure).

Cool. What a nice dose of memories. :-)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
Awww! Great stuff.
faramirgirl
Oct. 17th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)

Your Very Own Halloween Horror Story!
LJ Username
Favorite Halloween Film
Favorite Halloween Character
You find yourself in the ancient, crumbling catacombs below the city streets
Whose cryptic whispers warn you of danger? the_tinidril
You discover you are being chased by grotesque aliens determined to snatch your body and erase your soul
Who immediately twists an ankle and becomes a victim? solodancer
Who heroically buys time for your escape? rosienicarus
Who is the last one left to contemplate your doom with you? zagovor
This cool quiz by eldritchhobbit - Taken 11 Times.
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faramirgirl
Friday the 13th
Freddy

That was fun.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
Cool! At least you get to explore some cool catacombs before the aliens arrive, right? Ha! (((FG!)))
faramirgirl
Oct. 17th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
And who know I might fine David Wenham there and he will save me from the aliens coming to get me. Well I can always hope right?
agentxpndble
Oct. 17th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
You discover you are being chased by - the demons of your own approaching madness

I really like that!


Your Very Own Halloween Horror Story!
LJ Username
Favorite Halloween Film
Favorite Halloween Character
You find yourself in the overgrown burial ground of a forgotten people
Whose cryptic whispers warn you of danger? crimson_37
You discover you are being chased by ghouls too hideous to be named
Who immediately twists an ankle and becomes a victim? s_c_enigma
Who heroically buys time for your escape? crimson_37
Who is the last one left to contemplate your doom with you? justacat
This Quiz by eldritchhobbit - Taken 15 Times.
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Which reminds me... Must finish Kensal Green post...
agentxpndble
Oct. 17th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Um, that was: agentxpndble, The Haunting, and Mad Scientists
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
You discover you are being chased by - the demons of your own approaching madness

And it's so appropriate, the closer this conference comes... ;)

Sorry I won't be there to contemplate your doom with you. I wonder why? Maybe I was the hapless second victim, gibbering in the corner in delirious dementia? LOL!

Oooh! Kensal Green post! Woohoo!
wildviolet4
Oct. 18th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
It's the Great Pumplin, Charlie Brown!!
Yes, Yes ... I remember!

Of course I remember when "The Great Pumpkin" first aired. Now THAT's scary!!
But oh how I LOVE Halloween!!

Here's my contribution:

THE GREAT PUMPKIN IS COMIN TO TOWN
Oh, you better not shriek, you better not groan,
You better not howl, you better not moan,
Great Pumpkin is coming to town!
He's going to find out from folks that he meets,
Who deserves tricks and who deserves treats;
Great Pumpkin is coming to town!
He'll search in every pumpkin patch, haunted houses far and near;
To see if you've been spreading gloom, or bringing lots of cheer!
So you better not shriek, you better not groan,
You better not howl, you better not moan;
Great pumpkin is coming to town!!

DECK THE PATCH
Deck the patch with orange and black Fa la la la la, la la la la
Take along your goody sack Fa la la la la, la la la la
Don we now our gay apparel Fa la la la la, la la la la
Troll the ancient pumpkin carol Fa la la la la, la la la la
See the great one rise before us Fa la la la la, la la la la
As we sing the Pumpkin chorus Fa la la la la, la la la la
Follow him as he ascends Fa la la la la, la la la la
Join with true GREAT PUMPKIN friends. Fa la la la la, la la la la

I'm really in the spirit now ... maybe I should go snitch a piece of that Halloween candy I've got stashed in the cupboard!!! There goes my diet ... groan.

eldritchhobbit
Oct. 18th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: It's the Great Pumplin, Charlie Brown!!
Fantastic! Thanks so much for that wonderful blast from the past. I think I need some candy now, too. :)
fungus_files
Oct. 24th, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
awww. couldn't think of anyone else with whom I'd rather contemplate doom. :)

see, still catching up. and I'm starting to work backwards. it's that Halloween feeling...
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 24th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
awww. couldn't think of anyone else with whom I'd rather contemplate doom. :)

I feel the very same way! :) Thanks for sharing the apocalypse with me.

By the way, I put up a couple of audiobook texts during this Octoberfest. If any you want have "expired," let me know and I'll put them up again.
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