There Was A Woman All Skin And Bone


There was a woman all skin and bone
Who lived in a cottage all on her own,

She thought she'd go to church one day
To hear the parson preach and pray,

When she got to the wooden stile
She thought she'd stay and rest a while

When she reached the old church door
A ghastly ghost lay on the floor,

The grubs crawled in, the grubs crawled out,
Of its ears, eyes, nose, and mouth.

Oh you ghastly ghost, she said,
Shall I be like you when I am dead ?

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weightloss rumor, Denmark

24 October 2015 at 3:06pm

Major thanks for the blog post.Much thanks again. Awesome.

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Lillie, United States

2 October 2012 at 11:56am

Yes Michelle, That is the version I remember. It scared me so bad it was about in 5th grade when I learned it too that I still get cold chills when I sing it.

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Zionna, United States

14 October 2011 at 11:45pm

Can you please let us hear some of the song before we try to download it? Please?

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Chloe, United States

23 September 2011 at 10:45pm

this is not the version that i know but this ok,to.....

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Sally, Canada

25 May 2011 at 6:04pm

thats the way we used to do it too but this version is great too

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Saydercat, United States

31 October 2010 at 1:38pm

Thanks Michelle! That's the way I remember it.

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Michelle, United States

12 October 2010 at 6:37pm

We did this song in 5th grade which was a long time ago. So I don't know who wrote it, but the version we sang was pretty different. There was an old woman all skin and bones Oo oo ooo She lived down by the old graveyard Oo oo ooo One night she thought she'd take a walk Oo oo ooo She saw the bones a-lying around Oo oo ooo She went to the closet to get a broom Oo oo ooo She opened the door and ... BOOO

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