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Rllink
10-10-2016, 04:37 AM
Okay, so I'm going to sit out on the front porch on Halloween and sing songs. I need a new Halloween playlist that is kid friendly. Monster Mash is number one on the list. That makes it a short list. I need more.

jollyboy
10-10-2016, 05:11 AM
Yay - Halloween :)

Kid friendly - so no Misfits back catalogue I'm guessing. Shame.

How about...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlyR9U1pQ70

Uncle Rod Higuchi
10-10-2016, 05:48 AM
do You are my Sunshine in Dm, Gm and A7, sing it somberly and in the past tense :)

we did that yesterday at SUPA (seattleukulele.org) and had a 'ghoul' time singing it :)

kohanmike
10-10-2016, 05:55 AM
Check out the songs from "Hocus Pocus" the Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker movie.

quiltingshirley
10-10-2016, 06:24 AM
Two years ago I bought "The haunted Ukulele" book by M. Ryan Taylor. It's a collection of 59 songs with the music and hints. He has many of the songs on YouTube which helped. I go to it every October to use. An easy song is Frankenstein to the tune of clementine. The 2 chords make it easy to follow in jamming. Some are easy to play and some take more effort. I should have got it out last week cause love to work on When the Night Winds Howls with all those effort strums and chords.

Ukejenny
10-10-2016, 07:19 AM
We have some Halloween songs on our music page. Check it out! Scroll down a little ways for the Halloween list. http://ubalabama.weebly.com/music.html

Doxuke
10-10-2016, 07:28 AM
I love Monster Mash. It's a fun song to play. How about Spooky?
http://www.scorpexuke.com/song-display.html?song=Spooky_Classics_IV&id=1258

Rllink
10-10-2016, 07:51 AM
Yay - Halloween :)

Kid friendly - so no Misfits back catalogue I'm guessing. Shame.

How about...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlyR9U1pQ70That's a good one. I wonder if little kids know who Casper the Ghost is? I'll do it anyway.

Maiden Uke
10-10-2016, 08:08 AM
How about Witchcraft (though maybe more for adults?) and Witch Doctor? www.doctoruke.com/songs

quiltingshirley
10-10-2016, 08:11 AM
Small kids seem to like 5 little pumpkins sitting in a row. I save Monster Mash for us Older folks that remember every word and expression. Love doing Casper but the grandkids hadn't heard it.

Doxuke
10-10-2016, 08:54 AM
Flying Purple People Eater?
http://sanjoseukeclub.org/Song%20Book/Purple%20People%20Eater%20(easy%20version).pdf

Rllink
10-10-2016, 09:20 AM
Flying Purple People Eater?
http://sanjoseukeclub.org/Song%20Book/Purple%20People%20Eater%20(easy%20version).pdfI'm loving that one.

jollyboy
10-10-2016, 09:40 AM
My head is full of themes for some reason...

The Addams Family & Ghostbusters - again I guess they're a bit dated and kids probably won't know them. But they're fun tunes :)

bellgamin
10-10-2016, 09:51 AM
Big bad teddy bears hiding in the woods. Woooo! (For singing to your grandchildren on Halloween) :eek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDndFOtBy-E

lakesideglenn
10-10-2016, 09:51 AM
Ol Man Mose

BluesPreacher
10-10-2016, 10:23 AM
"Swamp Witch" by Jim Stafford

"Witchy Woman" by the Eagles

"Teddy Bears' Picnic"--Scared the bejeezuz out of me as a little kid!

"With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm"--Don't know if that's the real title, but I remember it from my brother's Kingston Trio record.

jollyboy
10-10-2016, 10:26 AM
Marie LaVeau (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpZzehuWdM4) - not especially kid-friendly but it is an awesome song :)

Rllink
10-10-2016, 11:05 AM
Marie LaVeau (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpZzehuWdM4) - not especially kid-friendly but it is an awesome song :)A good blues progression would probably carry a guy through that one. I like it. Thanks. I don't just have to play kid songs. I just don't want to play anything that is inappropriate for young ears.

stevejfc
10-10-2016, 11:14 AM
Unfortunately, the only Halloween song I know is Lou Reeds "Halloween Parade",............ which ain't for kids, and like many of Lou's songs, can be considered politically insensitive. Lefty Frizzell's "the Long Black Veil", (covered by The Band, Emmylou Harris and many others) would work for adults.

Maiden Uke
10-10-2016, 03:17 PM
"Love Potion #9" is another one that comes to mind.

PECORO
10-11-2016, 06:43 AM
Hi! Maybe "The Addams Family theme" and "The Munsters theme" ?

kkimura
10-11-2016, 03:41 PM
The Dinosaur Song!

Rllink
10-11-2016, 03:45 PM
Lots of good songs. Thanks and keep them coming. I'm getting up a playlist.

UkingViking
10-11-2016, 03:47 PM
Last year at Halloween there was a halloween theme in Seasons of the Ukulele.
You can look up the thread under Ukulele Contests and find some inspiration there.

Someone suggested witchcraft. I had a go at it in the key of F some months ago.
The intro won't fit on the ukulele. I only discovered after learning the chords, so I played only a part of the intro. If you want it all, you might need to transpose it and/or tune linear.

Ukejenny
10-11-2016, 04:53 PM
I just did a little version of Ghost Busters, by Ray Parker, Jr. http://ubalabama.weebly.com/uploads/5/2/3/9/523919/ghostbusters.pdf

ScooterD35
10-11-2016, 04:55 PM
Bad Moon Rising
Werewolves of London
Science Fiction, Double Feature
Over at the Frankenstein Place
Scooby Doo theme

Maiden Uke
10-12-2016, 08:02 AM
Someone suggested witchcraft. I had a go at it in the key of F some months ago.
The intro won't fit on the ukulele. I only discovered after learning the chords, so I played only a part of the intro. If you want it all, you might need to transpose it and/or tune linear.[/QUOTE]

Check out Dr. Uke's version. It starts with just a count - no musical intro. Go to www.doctoruke.com to hear him singing it or get the chords he uses for GCEA tuning.

river_driver
10-12-2016, 01:13 PM
The Cockroach that Ate Cincinnati!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtEpqlrwX5c

UkingViking
10-12-2016, 05:02 PM
Someone suggested witchcraft. I had a go at it in the key of F some months ago.
The intro won't fit on the ukulele. I only discovered after learning the chords, so I played only a part of the intro. If you want it all, you might need to transpose it and/or tune linear.

Check out Dr. Uke's version. It starts with just a count - no musical intro. Go to www.doctoruke.com to hear him singing it or get the chords he uses for GCEA tuning.[/QUOTE]

Well, a song can be arranged in many ways, it depends on whether you want some intro, and which chords you like to play. Playing half an intro worked for me.

uke-garou
10-12-2016, 06:28 PM
Thriller
This is Halloween
Dem Bones
Bury me not on the lone prairie (has multiple title references)

YouTube has a video of KidsTV123 "Too Spooky for Me". I like it. It can be modified to suit you.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7gZy-vQ0RnQ

Theme from Halloween tutorial.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?113707-Halloween-Theme-Solo-Ukulele&highlight=Halloween