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Origins: Ghosties And Ghoulies

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GUEST,Piers 06 Aug 10 - 06:04 PM
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Subject: Origins: Ghosties And Ghoulies
From: GUEST,Piers
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 06:04 PM

Hello all. I was just wondering if anyone knew the origins of this song I found on traditionalmusic.co.uk? I'm not sure if it is a folk song, but either way I would like to know.
Cheers


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ghosties And Ghoulies
From: GUEST,Piers
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 06:04 PM

Here it is http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/irish-folk-music/irish%20songs/ghosties_and_ghoulies.htm
Sorry


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Subject: ADD: Ghosties And Ghoulies
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 07:28 PM

Interesting song, but I couldn't find any information on it at all. For the record, here are the lyrics:

THE GHOSTIES AND THE GHOULIES

I remember as a laddie I would get an awful fright,
When mother used to tell me of the bog.
I remember, oh so clearly, I was scared to death at night,
When I used to see it covered up in fog.

    CHORUS
    (Softly the first time through)
    Oh, the ghosties and the ghoulies are out hunting on the moor,
    And they neither dance nor drink the way of men.
    Keep your lads and lassies home at night, not wandrin' on the moor;
    Or you'll never see them anywhere again!
    NO! NO !
    Or you'll never see them anywhere again!

There were never any visitors at our house after five,
And summertime or winter was the same;
It was as if the moorland simply swallowed them alive,
If they started out, you know they never came.
There were times at night in bed, when I'd my window sash ajar,
I'd listen to the cries from off the moor.
And in my room would echo sounds from near and from afar,
That spoke to me of terror on the moor.
CHORUS

source: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk



Ghosties And Ghoulies



EmD
I REMEMBER AS A LADDY I WOULD  GET AN AWFUL FRIGHT
EmB7Em
WHEN MOTHER USED TO TELL ME OF THE BOG.
EMB7
I REMEMBER, OH SO CLEARLY, I WAS SCARED TO DEATH AT NIGHT,
EmB7Em
WHEN I USED TO SEE IT COVERED UP IN FOG.


SOFTLY
FIRST TIME THROUGH]
AM
OH, THE  GHOSTIES AND THE GHOULIES
Em
ARE OUT  HUNTING ON THE MOOR,
AND THEY NEITHER DANCE
B7
NOR DRINK THE WAY OF MEN.
EmD
KEEP YOUR LADS AND LASSIES HOME AT NIGHT
EM
NOT WAN  D'RIN' ON THE MOOR,


EmDEmB7
OR YOU'LL NEVER SEE THEM ANYWHERE AGAIN. NO! NO !
Em
YOU'LL NEVER SEE THEM
DEm
ANYWHERE AGAIN.
EmDCB7
OOOO OOOO OOOO OOOO X2


EMD
THERE WERE NEVER ANY VISITORS AT  OUR
HOUSE AFTER FIVE
EmB7Em
AND SUM  MERTIME ORWINTER WAS THE SAME.
EmB7
IT T'WAS AS IF THE MOORLAND SIMPLY SWALLOWED
THEM ALIVE.
EmB7EmCH. FOR...
IF THEY STARTED OUT, YOU KNOW THEY NEVER CAME. 


Em
THERE WERE TIMES AT
D
NIGHT IN BED WHEN I'D MY WINDOW SASH AJAR,
EmB7Em
I'D LISTEN TO THE CRIES FROM OFF THE MOOR.***
AND
EmB7
IN MY ROOM WOULD ECHO SOUNDS FROM NEAR AND FROM AFAR,
EmB7Em
THAT SPOKE TO ME OF TERROR ON THE MOOR.
CH. "AH...


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Subject: ADD: Ghosties And Ghoulies (Broadway)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 07:42 PM

Now, there's a song with a similar title, but not the same song. It's from the Broadway musical, Meet Me In St. Louis, Music and lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane - Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me in St. Louis.


Ghosties and Ghoulies and Things That Go Bump in the Night
(Music and lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane)

KATIE:
No Hallowe'en is for children.

TOOTIE:
What do you mean?

KATIE:
Well, with your imaginations, you can see things we grown folk can not.

TOOTIE & AGNES:
Why?

KATIE:
Because you little ones are closer to God…

[Heavenly sting.]
And the devil.

[Terror sting segues into the song.]
FROM GHOSTIES AND GHOULIES
AND THINGS THAT BUMP IN THE NIGHT
DEAR LORD, PLEASE PROTECT THEM!
FROM GOBLINS AND GORGONS
THAT PUT LITTLE GIRLS IN A FRIGHT
PLEASE DRAW YOUR SWORD
AND PROTET THEM
THERE'S A CHILL IN THE NIGHT
AND A CHILL IN OUR HEARTS
WHEN I THINK OF WHAT DEMONS
MIGHT LURK IN THESE PARTS

SO, DEAR LORD, PLEASE PROTECT THEM!
FROM TERRIBLE THINGS THAT GO KLUMP!
HORRIBLE THINGS THAT GO THUMP!
HIDEOUS THINGS THAT GO BUMP!
IN THE NIGHT!

[Song resumes.]

TOOTIE:
FROM GHOSTIE AND GHOULIES
AND THINGS THAT BUMP IN THE NIGHT
DEAR LORD, PLEASE PROTECT ME!
FROM GOBLINS AND GORGONS
THAT PUT LITTLE GIRLS IN A FRIGHT
PLEASE DRAW YOUR SWORD
AND PROTET ME
THERE'S A FIEND OR A WITCH

[A WITCH on a broom runs across the stage screeching.]

I'D REALLY KNOW WHICH
WHO IS WAITING TO DRAG ME
RIGHT INTO THE DITCH

SO, DEAR LORD, PLEASE PROTECT ME!

AHHH!

FROM TERRIBLE THINGS THAT GO BAM!
HORRIBLE THINGS THAT GO SLAM!
HIDEOUS THINGS THAT GO WHAM!

MUSIC CUE: Hallween Ballet

[TOOTIE is chased (and entertained)
through a world of her worst visual nightmare in
a modern dance extravaganza involving
the ENSEMBLE dressed up as all of the fiendish creatures
described in the song lyrics.
Twisiting every day life into a childish nightmare.
- A group of scary fighting trees with eyes
- A group of PUMPKINHEADS who can remove their heads
- A group of SKELETONS
- several of TOOTIE's dead dolls.
AH! My dead dolls!

[The last to emerge, is probably the most famous, BRIDGET ROCKEFELLER.]
Bridget Rockefeller!

[TOOTIE
tries to escape and runs through the graveyard to the doorway of MR. BRAUKOFF.
She knocks three times to escape the banshees.
No answer. She knocks again.]

MR. BRAUKOFF
Well?

TOOTIE
I--I hate you, Mr. Braukoff.

[She throws a fist full of flour in his face
and runs for her life, dodging banshees along the way.]


Source: lyrics.astraweb.com


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ghosties And Ghoulies
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 03:11 PM

Ordinary churchgoing folks used to have prayer books which included not only regular church services, but litanies for various applications. A litany, for those who don't know, is a group of "versicles and responses" asking for various things from God. (People were expected to have family prayers in their homes.) Might be morning, afternoon, & evening litanies--or litanies for special events of various sorts. So you had help approaching God under a variety of circumstances. Of course, the ones you used regularly got memorized. & each nationality had their own expressions. In the 1930s-40s the author of the Simon Templar("The Saint") detective stories (Leslie Charteris?) had him turning up Nazi spies in England & America. In one book he's getting himself ready to face down some bad guys on his own & he recites for himself a piece out of an old Scottish litany for evening: "From ghosties & ghoulies & long-leggity beasties, & things that go bump in the night, Good Lord deliver us". Tw


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ghosties And Ghoulies
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 12:17 AM

Thanks for posting those lyrics, Joe.   That would be a good song to sing at a Hallowe'en party.

Tannywheeler, I've heard that phrase before but never known where it came from. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ghosties And Ghoulies
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 01:18 AM

Has anybody actually heard this song, or are we just going from lyrics and chords posted on the Internet?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ghosties And Ghoulies
From: GUEST,jerseydevil
Date: 18 Oct 12 - 01:55 PM

Dorth tarosvadnow hag boka du,
hag prevyon hag hir garrow bests,
hag taklow pyth mos bonk yn termyn an nos,
Mas Arlydhi, Delivra 'Gan'n!!

That is the Cornish prayer.
From ghosties and ghoulies and creepy and crawlies,
and long leggedy beasties,
and things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord,Deliver Us!

The origional Cornish,which is a Celtic based language does'nt quite roll off the tongue lol


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ghosties And Ghoulies
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 12 - 10:57 AM

In these parts ghoulies have a different meaning. You would not like a kick in them.


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