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Brad Sondahl Lyr Req: Hats off when a hearse goes passing by (12) Hats off when a hearse goes rolling 12 Jan 00

The gopher guts reminded me of a part sung ditty from childhood: Hats off when a hearse goes rolling by, or you may be the next to die, They'll wrap you in a moldy sheet....

Can't remember more, until, is sung, The worms crawl in the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout... Anyone know the source? Oh--I did a bit of searching the web, found this on a halloween site--unattributed: THE HEARSE SONG Don't you ever laugh as the hearse goes by, For you may be the next to die. They wrap you up in a big white sheet From your head down to your feet.

They put you in a big black box And cover you up with dirt and rocks. All goes well for about a week, When 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 rolling eyes, Crawls in your stomach and out your eyes.

Your stomach turns a slimy green, And pus pours out like whipping cream.

You spread it on a slice of bread, And that's what you eat when you are dead.

So next time you see the hearse go by, Watch out! You may be the next To Die!

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