Skellykins (1966)

Recorded by Rusty Diamond

Skellykins, skellykins, hiding in the chimmely
phanthoms, phanthoms, hiding in the backyard
[repeat throughout the song]

(Man, that white lightning is doin' funny things to me...)

Skellykins, skellykins, hiding in the chimmely
And nobody else can see
I'm scrunched way down in a garbage can
So the skellykins can't get me
Big black phanthoms hiding in the backyard
Vampowers in the tree
I'm hiding in here with a corncob in my ear
And woostercheerchire sauce runnin' down my knee
(Oooh, them vampowers is what's mean...)

I'd better take another swig of moonshine
Real fine moonshine
Tastes like turpentine
I been hidin' in here since noontime
Startin' to grow on me

(Where's that weird music comin' from?
Oh, look at them cute little green fellers
Them must be leprecorns
But man, I can do without them fire breathin' dragoons...)

Sittin' in the trash can waitin' for a trash man
Wish it was an ashcan ruther than the hash can
Sittin' in a pile of corned beef hash
Can really set you free

Skellykins, skellykins, hiding in the chimmely
And nobody else can see
I'm scrunched way down in the garbage can
So the skellykins can't get me
Big black phanthoms hiding in the backyard
Vampowers in the tree
I'm hiding in here with a corncob in my ear
And woostercheerchire sauce runnin' down my knee

(There goes those goat riders in the sky
And I'm all wrapped up in yesterday's menu
Here come the prunes(?)
Skellykins, skellykins and more skellykins...)

Skellykins, skellykins, hiding in the chimmely
phanthoms, phanthoms, hiding in the backyard
Pellykins, pellykins, hiding in the chimmely
phanthoms, phanthoms, hiding in the backyard...

Words and music by Jack Blanchard. Copyright  Jack Blanchard Songs (BMI).
All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author.


DISCOLOGY 45: Stop Records ST-112 (1966) CD: NASHVILLE SPUTNIK - The Deep South/Outer Space Productions of Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan 1956-2004 The Omni Recording Corporation OMNI-115 (2008)

 

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