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Grim Grinning Ghosts is the theme song for The Haunted Mansion attractions at Disney theme parks. It was composed by Buddy Baker, with lyrics by X Atencio.


When hinges creak in doorless chambers

And strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls

Whenever candlelights flicker or the air is deathly still

That is the time when ghosts are present

Practicing their terror with goolish delight

When the crypt doors creak, and the tombstones quake

Spooks come out for a swinging wake

Happy haunts materialize

And begin to vocalize

Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize

Now don't close your eyes and don't try to hide

Or a silly spook may sit by your side

Shrouded in a daft disguise

They pretend to terrorize

Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize

As the moon climbs high o'er the dead oak tree

Spooks arrive for the midnight spree

Creepy creeps with eerie eyes

Start to shriek and harmonize

Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize

When you hear the knell of a requiem bell

Weird glows gleam where spirits dwell

Restless bones etherialize

Rise as spooks of every size

Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize


If you would like to join our jamboree

There's a simple rule that's compulsory

Mortals pay a token fee

Rest in peace, the haunting's free

So hurry back, we would like your company

Hurry back...Hurry back...

Be sure to bring your death cerfificate

If you decide to join us

Make final arrangements now

We've been...dying... to have you