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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Goblins Gonna Get You If You Don't Watch Out!


This is truly my FAVORITE day of the year!  So, thought I would post a little poem that always fascinated me and scared my older sister to death when she was growing up.  I hope you love it!  It is one of my favorites and will get you in the mood for tonight!

Little Orphan Annie's come to our house to stay,
And wash the cups and saucers up, and brush the crumbs away,
And shoo the chickens off the porch and dust the hearth and sweep,
And make the fire, and bake the bread, and earn her board and keep;
And all us other children, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire and has the mostest fun
A-listenin' to the witch tales that Annie tells about,
And the Gobble-uns that gits you if you don't watch out!

Once they was a little boy who wouldn't say his prayers--
And when he went to bed at night, away upstairs,
His mammy heard him holler and his daddy heard him bawl,
And when they turned the kivvers down, he wasn't there at all!
And they seeked him in the rafter room, and cubby hole and press,
And seeked him up the chimney flue, and everywheres, I guess;
But all they ever found was just his pants and round about!
And the Gobble-uns'll git you if you don't watch out!

And one time a little girl would always laugh and grin,
And make fun of everyone, and all her blood and kin;
And once when they was company and old folks was there,
She mocked them and shocked them and said she didn't care!
And just as she kicked her heels, and turnt to run and hide,
They was two great big Black Things a-standin' by her side,
And they snatched her through the ceiling
'fore she knowed what she's about!
And the Gobble-uns'll git you if you don't watch out!

And little Orphan Annie says, when the blaze is blue,
And the lampwick sputters, and the wind goes woo-oo!
And you hear the crickets quit and the moon is gray,
And the lightning bugs in dew is all squenched away--
You better mind your parents, and your teachers fond and dear,
And cherish them that loves you, and dry the orphan's tear,
And help the poor and needy one that cluster all about,
Or the Gobble-uns'll git you if you don't watch out!

Have a wonderfully, wicked Halloween tonight all my Pretties!  



BumbleBeeLane said...

Loved this! Never heard it before as a child I loved Rhymes and stories( Well guess the kid in me still does..smile..) Happy Halloween!~Amy

Carlin said...

Sure loved this, LeeAnn! This really brought back memories of my childhood and those wonderful Halloweens! Thank You! ~ Carlin

Charmed Confections said...

Hi Amy and Carlin! Glad you liked the poem. It sure scared my sister growing up. Just goes to show you, you need to behave now and then. HA! HA! Hope you both had a wonderful Halloween. LeeAnn