Halloween Ukulele Songs

Rather than the usual single-song-plus-piggyback variations, I’ve selected a handful of Halloween-related ukulele songs appropriate for preschool and toddler storytimes.  Most of the songs I’ve included are played to those same familiar tunes that I’ve already posted on this blog, and lyrics that are new-to-me are linked to sources on Tell Me a Story.


Flutter Flutter Little Bat
Previously posted in: Twinkle Twinkle/Baa Baa/ABC


The Haunted House
Tune: Wheels on the Bus
C
The ghost in the house goes, Boo! Boo! Boo! 
G7

Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo!
C
The ghost in the house goes, Boo! Boo! Boo!  
G7               C

All through the night.

Verses
Skeletons... clatter...
Werewolf... awoooo...
Witch... hee hee hee...



Horns and Fangs
Tune: London Bridge
F
Horns and fangs, knees and claws 
C7               F

Knees and claws, knees and claws

Horns and fangs, knees and claws
C7           F

Eyes, ears, tail and paws



If You Ever See a Monster
Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie
C                            G7        C

If you ever see a monster, a big ugly monster
                                 G7             C

If you ever see a monster, then here’s what you do
      G7               C                G7               C

Make this face... And this face... And this face... And this face...
                               G7           C

If you ever see a monster… be sure to shout BOO!



If You’re A Monster
Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It
            C                                   G7

If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms
                                                C

If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms
             F                                C

If you’re a monster and you know it, and you really want to show it 
             G7                                 C

If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms


Verses
... show your fangs...
... stomp your feet...
... growl out loud...



Once I Had A Pumpkin

Once I Had a Pumpkin
Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie
     C                       G7         C

Oh, once I had a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin
                              G7          C

Oh, once I had a pumpkin with no face at all
     G7          C           G7           C

With no eyes and no nose and no mouth and no teeth
                              G7          C

Oh, once I had a pumpkin with no face at all

C                            G7              C

So I made a jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern
                             G7              C

So I made a jack-o-lantern with a big funny face
      G7            C              G7            C

With big eyes and a big nose and a big mouth and big teeth
                            G7               C

So I made a jack-o-lantern with a big funny face



Pumpkin on the Ground
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
C                F      C

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground
F          C     G7          C

How’d you get so big and round?
C        F      C        G7

Once you were a seed so small 
C       F      C         G7

Now you are a great big ball
C                 F      C

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground
F         C      G7       C

How’d you get so big and round?



Spider on the Floor
Previously posted in: If You’re Happy and You Know It


Ten Little Ghosts

Ten Little Ghosts
Tune: Ten Little…
C

One little, two little, three little, ghosts
G7

Four little, five little, six little, ghosts
C

Seven little, eight little, nine little, ghosts
G7                      C

Ten little ghosts can’t scare me. BOO!



Other Halloween Songs Include
The More We Boo Together (Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)
The Roly Poly Pumpkin (Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Sometimes I Like to Walk in the Dark (Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)


Felt Story Notes
The ghosts are all cut freehand, and the pumpkin is based on one my wonderful colleague Kelly made. The jack-o-lantern’s face is not glued on. Sing the first verse with the plain pumpkin, then add its face before the second verse (if you’re strumming while you sing).

For more Halloween felt story ideas, see the rest of this week’s Flannel Friday roundup. Happy Halloweening!

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