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I originally posted this one on a Halloween many full moons ago and it seems appropriate to revisit it when the leaves are falling, the wind is more crisp and Halloween is here. Special thanks this year to my sister, The Dedicated Librarian for uncovering the ACTUAL piano music book we had as kids!
When I was a kid, I had piano lessons once a week for years.
They didn’t take. I play guitar now…
But, every October 31st, I have the desire to sit back down at a keyboard and plunk out one of the few songs I think I still remember note-for-note. No, I am sure that I remember it.
Except for the title. The title, I didn’t remember, but a quick, internet search told me it’s called (creatively) Halloween Song. That same search revealed that I (and my sisters) are not the only people of a certain age who learned it. Many folks did.
I have great memories of Halloween and I am more mindful of them now because Halloween is The Cinnamon Girl’s favorite holiday.
- the spray painted gray robot costume made of boxes and brown paper bags, milk caps and 8-track tapes
- wearing coats over my costumes on many, many Halloweens because of snow
- perfecting the “Clark Kent-changing-into-Superman” costume long before I saw it marketed
- choosing and making costumes for Stretch and Sous Chef when they were younger
- HJ jr meeting my father for the first time at a Halloween party. Dad was dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow and HJ jr thought the fairly sizable hernia jutting under the costume was part of the costume… he was shocked when he next met Dad in normal clothes!
- watching the joy that this holiday brings The Cinnamon Girl
But, I must admit, all of those memories are set to the sound track of Halloween Song. I remember it so well… I know all the lyrics!
So, happy fall, all! Great ready for All Hallows Eve and enjoy the song!
Halloween the wind is blowing, spooks and goblins all about!