October 9, 2013

Halloween Countdown Day 9: Grandpa’s Ghost

Grandpa’s Ghost

In Grandma’s house, at the end of a hall
Upstairs, where mice no longer crawl
Stands a big old clock, dark and tall

Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tock-tick
Beat as steady as a rock
The ticking old grandfather clock

Then, at one minute to midnight
When the moon grows full and bright
And the autumn air is just right

Listen close and you’ll hear the sound
Of floorboards creaking, squeaking loud
As Grandpa’s ghost starts walking ‘round

Grandpa died in 1929
From too much fun and too much wine
But he still gets around just fine

And sometimes, when he’s feeling gay
His old Victrola will start to play
And he dances the whole night away

Grandpa won’t stay peaceful and dead
He’d rather raise a big ruckus instead
‘Till Grandma tells him to “Go to bed!”

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