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The Hearse Song

by Hopalong Ginsberg

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Song traditional; arrangement copyright 2021 by Hopalong Ginsberg

Performed and programmed by Hopalong Ginsberg.

Contact: hopalongginsberg at gmail dot com



Don't ever laugh as a hearse goes by
For you may be the next to die
They wrap you up in a bloody sheet
From your head down to your feet

They put you in a big black box
And cover you up with dirt and rocks
And all goes well for about a week
And then your coffin begins to leak

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose
They eat the jelly between your toes

A big green worm with googly eyes
Crawls in your stomach and out your eyes
Your stomach turns a slimy green
And pus pours out like sour cream
You spread it on a slice of bread
That's what you eat when you are dead

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
Play pinochle on your snout


released December 31, 2021




Hopalong Ginsberg

Just a Jewish cowboy turned songwriter. All original works on my channel are registered with ASCAP and are available for licensing except as otherwise specified. HopalongGinsberg dot com


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