Yesterday, in the middle of her piano lesson, one of my 6-year-old students asked me "Miss Amanda, can we sing the Old Man Song?"
I asked her to sing part of it for me so I could place it, and she started singing in this slow, monotone voice "This old man....he played nine...He played knick knack on my spine...."
And I got the heebie jeebies. We sang the whole song, but seriously - that song is spooky.
"This old man, he played five...he played knick knack on my hide...with a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone...this old man came rolling home."
Can't you just see the horror movie that could be made from this song?
Preview voice: "They thought he was just the harmless old man down the street..." Cue one child singing, a little off-key and with a lot of reverb, "This Old Man." And then a shot of a cane and a rabid dog.
Coming this Halloween.