Ding Dong the Witch is Dead – Song Lyric Sunday – Halloween Edition

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Ding Dong the Witch is Dead – Song Lyric Sunday – Halloween Edition

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For SLS today we have songs that feature the words ghost, witch, pumpkin, trick or treat. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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This is one of the songs from the 1939 movie, “The Wizard of Oz”. I’ve liked this movie for years, and I remember when it only came on TV once a year.

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An interesting fact from the Wiki article:

Nearly all of the Munchkin voices were dubbed in by uncredited voice actors, who sang in their normal voices at a specific tempo, and the recordings were electronically pitched up to create the Munchkin “voices” that the audience hears during playback

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“Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” is the name of the song sung by the Munchkins in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz after the Wicked Witch of the East is crushed by Dorothy Gale‘s house.

Lyrics

Munchkins:
Ding-dong! The Witch is dead
Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding-dong! The Wicked Witch is dead
Wake up you sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead
She’s gone where the goblins go
Below, below, below
Yo-ho, let’s open up and sing and ring the bells out
Ding-dong’s the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low
Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead!

Mayor:
As mayor of the Munchkin City
In the county of the land of Oz
I welcome you most regally

Judge:
But we’ve got to verify it legally
To see

Mayor:
To see

Judge:
If she

Mayor:
If she

Judge:
Is morally, ethically

Munchkin 1:
Spiritually, physically

Munchkin 2:
Positively, absolutely

Munchkin Men:
Undeniably and reliably dead

Coroner:
As Coroner, I thoroughly examined her
And she’s not only merely dead
She’s really most sincerely dead

Mayor:
Then this is a day of independence for all the munchkins
And their descendants
Yes, let the joyous news be spread
The wicked old witch at last is dead

Munchkins:
Ding-dong the witch is dead
Which old witch, the wicked witch
Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead
Wake up you sleepyhead
Rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up the wicked witch is dead
She’s gone where the goblins go
Below, below, below
Yo-ho, let’s open up and sing and ring the bells out
Ding Dong’s the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low
Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

10 responses »

    • Thanks, Ellen! It sure was a big deal to only be able to see this movie once a year. haha – before we were able to tape from the TV onto VHS. This was the first movie I recorded when we got our machine! 🙂

  1. So great!!! This song came to mind when I saw the prompt and I’m glad I didn’t do it! We watch the Wizard of Oz every single year during the holidays. It will be on some channel & we record it, watch it and delete it. It’s a tradition! 🙂

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