Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Wobblin' Goblin

I've been trying to remember the lyrics to a song my mom used to sing around this time of year. I looked it up on youtube, and was tickled to hear the original, as sung by Rosemary Clooney.

The Wobblin Goblin

There once was a sad little goblin,
Who had a broken broom
When he went anywhere, it would wobble in the air
And his heart would fill with gloom
He tried to hard to fix it every night
But he just couldn't get it working right

The Wobblin goblin with the broken broom
Could never fly too high
For right after take-off
Another piece would break off
And soon he would be danglin' in the sky!

Each evening just as he would leave the ground
His radio would say:
"Control tower to Goblin,
Your broom stick is wobblin',
You better make a landing right away."

It soon got so he could only ride
When the witches took him piggy back
Until at last, he used his brain,
And bought himself an aero-plane!

So if you look for him on Halloween
You'll see him zip and zoom
No harm can befall him, no longer can they call him,
The Wobblin' Goblin with the Broken Broom!


FairiesNest said...

I remember singing this in elementary school! How fun!

Anonymous said...

I remember this well.

There were a couple of others from the same songbook that I remember.

Lyrics to a song about a new student in the class:

Anya came from far away,
From a country 'cross the sea,
She'd never heard of Valentines,
Was excited as can be.

And one about space travel:

Zoom zoom zoom past Mars,
Zoom zoom zoom past the stars,
Our speed of flight is fast as light,
Let's hope our course is right.

snoopy1960 said...

Would you happen to know the lyrics to Punky Punkin (The Happy Pumpkin)?

Please & Thank You! :)

Deanna Hogan said...

I found Punky Punkin on Youtube, but no lyrics (though you could listen and transcribe) Fun song!

Anonymous said...

This song is about a planet called Akbar. We sang it in elementary school, about 45 years ago