The Alphabet Song

The Alphabet Song is a scary poem for kids based on The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey.

The Alphabet Song

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs
B is for Basil assautled by bears
C is for Clara who wasted away
D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh

E is for Ernest who choked on a peach
F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leach
G is for George smothered under a rug
H is for Hector done in by a thug

I is for Ida who drowned in a lake
J is for James who took lye by mistake
K is for Kate struck with an axe
L is for Leo who swallowed some tacks

M is for Maud who was swept out to sea
N is for Neville who died of ennui
O is for Olive run through with an awl
P is for Prue trampled flat in a brawl

Q is for Quentin who sank in a mire
R is for Rhoda consumed by a fire
S is for Susan who pershed of fits
T is for Titus who was blown to bits

U is for Una who slipped down a drain
V is for Victor squashed under a train
W is for Winnie embedded in ice
X is for Xerxes devoured by mice
Y is for Yorick whose head was knocked in
Z is for Zillah who drank to much gin

A Gorey Demise

The band Creature Feature based their song “A Gorey Demise” on this. Here are the lyrics:

A is for Amber who drowned in a pool
B is for Billy who was eaten by ghouls
C is for Curt with disease in the brain
D is for Daniel derailed on a train

E is for Eric who is buried alive
F is for Frank was stabbed through the eye
G is for Greg who died in the womb
H is for Heather who was sealed in a tomb

I is for Issac who lost his front brakes
J is for Johnny, was bitten by snakes
K is for Kimmy who was shot in the head
L is for Larry who bled and bled

M is for Marie burned to a crisp
N is for Nick who was pummeled by fists
O is for Olive who lived life too fast
P is for Pat who swallowed some glass

Q is for Quentin who took the wrong trail
R is for Raina who rotted in jail
S is for Stevie who was shot by a bow
T is for Tory who froze in the snow

U is for Urich who was trampled by hooves
V is for Vanessa who fell off a roof
W is for Will who was hit by a car
X is for Xavier who sunk in the tar
Y is Yessy who fell from a plane
Z is for Zack who simply went insane

Comments

  1. deerrose6 says

    I can’t help but think of the song of gory demise when I read this XD they both have poeple who died in wierd rhyming ways.

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