I really do love these After-School Songwriting Workshops. I was at Fairview-Clifton German School yesterday, here in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio to write a song on the theme of Friendship. Last time this batch of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders and I wrote a thoughtful song about “Courage“.
But a few unexpected things happened yesterday. First, we all got special delivery mega-delicous sorbet thanks to Oliver and Natalie’s mom, Margot Madison. (Yes, THE Margot Madison!) Thanks Madisonos! Secondly, well, you know, like I said, I suggested we write our song about Friendship. And the kids were all like, No! We want to write about Halloween. And I was like, DUH! Of course you do. So we wrote a truly hilarious “Halloween Song”.
And, I’m sorry, I laugh through the whole recording. I had to go in and edit out some of my cackles because I just guffawed all over the place. (My little family teases me about how loud I laugh. Now that my girls are tween and teen, they find it/me to be a source of horror beyond anything Halloween could provide. There she goes again! How embarrassing! If they would just stop being hilarious there wouldn’t be a problem, right? Unfortunately for them, they’re awesome.)
Let us know if you like our song – the kids would love (!!!!) to read your comments, I’m sure.
“A Halloween Song” aka “Carmel Apple Save Me, Now!”
By the Fairview-Clifton After School Songwriters and April Eight c2013
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween!
The lights go out, the stairwell creaks,
(creaking sound) I see people trick or treat
Ghosts and spiders, jack o’lanterns BOO!
Harry Potter and witches too
Lollipops and candy corn
Jolly Ranchers and i want more, more, more!
I love Halloween! I love Halloween! I love Halloween!
The moon is shining down
I see a hand stick out of the ground
A black cat crosses my path
Carmel apple, save me now!
The carmel apple gets stuck in my teeth
Halloween horrors, I can’t breathe!
I can’t wait for November’s Fairview-Clifton After School Workshop. You can register your kid for one or for the whole series. A few of the kids go to other schools and that is A-OK – we start at 3:45 at Fairview.
And if you child would like to be a part of the cool project we’re doing over at Clifton Performance Theatre, you can still register them to help us write the script and the songs for our show “Once Upon a Time and Then What Happened?”