Monday, October 21, 2013

The Munsters

October 30, 2006

Here's a recent comment we received about spooky music:
My favourite is not exactly Halloween but within the ambit of the theme- the theme of "The Munsters" (instrumental only). I also like Butch Patrick's 20 years later novelty tune "What Ever Happened to Eddie, the Kid From Mockingbird Place?" which was done to the theme.
I love The Munsters theme. It was done differently in the two seasons the show was on--first with a great organ backing, then with a cool guitar lick. I'm not that impressed with the Butch Patrick novelty since the words are so poorly written. Just look at the title. If you know the tune, you can see that "Eddie" is sung over three notes. Horrendous.

Far better is the actual lyric (rarely sung) to The Munsters theme. (It's still far from perfect. Compare it to the superior job done on I Dream Of Jeannie, Bewitched of The Odd Couple.):

When you are walking down the street at night
And behind you there's no one in view.
But you hear mysterious feet at night,
Then the Munsters are following you.

If you should meet this strange family
Just forget what some people have said,
The Munsters may shake your hand clammily
But they're not necessarily dead.

Behind their house you mustn't be afraid
To see a figure digging with a spade.
Perhaps someone didn't quite make the grade
With the Munsters, with the Munsters.

If when you're sleeping you dream a lot,
Ghoulish nightmares parade through your head,
And then you wake up and scream a lot,
Oh the Munsters are under your bed.

At midnight if creatures should prowl about,
And if vampires and vultures swoop down.
And werewolves and fiends shriek and howl about,
Oh the Munsters are out on the town.

One night I dared peak through their window screen,
My hair turned white at such a crazy scene.
Because every evening its Halloween
At the Munsters, at the Munsters.


Blogger New England Guy said...

The disco version of the Munsters theme actually works. The Addams family tune on the hand sounds more kid-song-y/cartoonish

12:13 PM, October 21, 2013  
Blogger New England Guy said...

Which is what I liked about the Butch Patrick version- the beat overcame the eh-eh-eddy

12:15 PM, October 21, 2013  

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