Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nightly Frights: Old Woman All Skin And Bone

For this selection from Scary Stories, we'll look at a song rather than a story.

This one is about a woman who lives near a churchyard and discovers something rather nasty waiting at the church steps.


There was an old woman all skin and bone
Who lived near the graveyard all alone.
O-o-o-o-o-o!

She thought she'd go to church one day
To hear the parson preach and pray.
O-o-o-o-o-o!

And when she came to the church-house stile
She thought she stop and rest awhile.
O-o-o-o-o-o!

She came up to the door
She thought she'd stop and rest some more.
O-o-o-o-o-o!

But when she turned and looked around
She saw a corpse upon the ground.
O-o-o-o-o-o!

From its nose down to its chin
The worms crawled out, and the worms crawled in.
O-o-o-o-o-o!

The woman to the preacher said,
"Shall I look like that when I am dead?"
0-o-o-o-o-o!

The preacher to the woman said,
'You shall look like that when you are dead!"
AAAAAAAAAAA!