I put a record on the turntable
It has just struck midnight
And the dead leave their resting place
Skeletons with creaking limbs
They dance a swaying languorous waltz
Death plays the fiddle
Kings and queens, peasants
Each take their turn
To the sound of strings woodwind tympani
The violins are heart breaking
Cockcrow sounds morning has arrived
The spirits disappear in the early breeze
Death is all out of dancing partners
Anne McCrea lives in North West Ireland where Halloween is a big thing- especially in Derry/Londonderry which is the city nearest to her. Her cats, Snowy an alabaster cat and Cooper, a rescue cat, sometimes get anxious at all the bangs and flashes but Anne mixes a Halloween brew to soothe and reassure.
Fabulous Annem very proud of you.