There Once Was a Witch


(Folk song)

1. There once was a witch,
Believe it if you can,
She tapped on the windows and she ran, ran, ran.
She ran helter-skelter with her toes in the air,
Cornstalks flying from the witch’s hair.
2. “Swish,” goes the broomstick.
“Meow,” goes the cat.
“Plop,” goes the hop toad sitting on her hat.
“Whee!” chucked I, “What fun! What fun!”
Halloween night when the witches run.

See also


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  • Song with chords, another version: There Once Was a Scarecrow, Lesson ideas for adding instruments, Student Copies, Orff arrangement (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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