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The Addams Family was one of my favorite TV shows when I was a child, and the theme song was one of the best. Catchy and easy to sing along with, I have remembered it for decades. Or have I...
I was humming the tune in my head today while thinking about my halloween cotton baby costumes*, which are also creepy, kooky, mysterious and ooky (not to mention adorably cute!) I thought I would write the lyrics here, from memory, because of course I sang them hundreds of times in my childhood.
But just in case my memory was a little off, I researched the lyrics online first, and was shocked (shocked, I tell you!) to discover I had been singing them wrong all these years!
THE REAL ADDAMS FAMILY LYRICS (by Vic Mizzy)
It's the last grouping/stanza that I had been singing incorrectly since the 1960's. My version of those lines:
So gather with your shawl on,
A roof that you can crawl on,
We're gonna take a call on,
The Addams Family.
I had pictured them up on their haunted mansion roof with their shawls on, looking at the moon and enjoying the night air....
Now I have to re-learn one of my favorite childhood memories (if I want to do it right).
Theme Song from the opening credits of the TV Show (on YouTube)
Side Note and Pet peeve: TV shows used to have theme songs with lyrics, created just for the show! Can't think of many that do so anymore.