Neville and the Ghosts
Once there was a stubborn and jolly little boy named Neville
Who came to the Caribbean to the town of Ghost Hill,
And only in the day did all the children in this town
Climb the big Hill and skate back down.
All the children wanted to stay
Out in the dark and play away
But way, way up on that Hill lived some ghosts,
Who loved night and darkness the most.
The ghosts would come out at night
And give the children a big, big fright,
And all the children ran fast, fast away
And only came out again at the dawn of day.
But Neville was a stubborn boy,
He took the stories as a toy,
I will play in the Night,
When all is quiet and there's no light
So one night Neville played in the street
He climbed and skipped, danced and pranced with mud on his feet,
And the bells said..ding dong ding dong
And Neville burst into a happy song
And the clock said, tick tock tick tock
As the waves danced down at the dock,
And the winds whispered while the pipes dripped drip drop drip drop
And Neville's feet went flip flop flip flop.
Neville sang his happy song
Me, fear the ghosts? No no,
Me, fear the Ghosts? No no
Me, fear the Ghosts? No no!"
And then aaaarrrrghhhh!
There came an eerie scream
And Neville froze
His heart pounded and fear arose
A cackle , a scream and a roar
And Neville cried, Oh no! Oh no!
He tried to run, but his feet got caught
Under a rock, a big, big rock
He couldn't move, he couldn't run
And Neville cried, No fun, no fun!
And the ghosts flew closer in the air
And their ugly faces gave Neville a scare
Neville's heart was in his toes
And his blood pressure rose and rose
And the ghosts were, oh so near
Neville screamed, Evil ghosts disappear!
The ghosts had reached him by now
One ghost said, Lets feed him to a cow.
Neville felt like he could die,
As another ghost poked at his eye
Then Neville began to pray and pray
Our Father, who art in Heaven
I'll stop all my trouble and play
let this evil go away when I count to seven
He shut his eye as one ghost hissed in his ear
And another pulled and tugged at his hair
One ghost was sitting on his knee
And scared little Neville
Raced to number seven
Be gone be gone all that is evil.
And then the ghosts screamed a frightening scream
and one by one, they vanished away
and Neville felt like it was all a dream
And up from the ground he jumped crying, " Bonjay Bonjay!"
And ever since that terrible, terrible night
Neville had had such a fright
Come out to Play! No way! No way!
Not even in light or the brightest day!