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Rank this week: 37 (↑4)
Duration: 2:26 
Release Date: 1991  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Tim Hensley (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Tim Hensley (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Charles Schneider (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Sympathy Records SFTRI 117 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
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A strange song even by this site's standards. Combines lots of familiar Halloween concepts- spooky music, scarecrows, farmers, outhouses, toilets...wait, what? This one may have been even too much for Dr. Demento. He played it a couple of times in '92 and once and '93, but not since. This was on a mix tape for H'ween I made in '92. I always thought its sound evoked both the "Halloween spirit" (whatever that is) and the capacity for strangeness this genre of music that I'm a fan of has.- Stavro Arrgolus
  • A hick farmer sings a strange Halloween song about a farmer, a cornfield, an evil scarecrow and, of course, toilets. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • The second song of the A-side of the Rube Ruben single, "Shmendrick" (Sympathy Records, 1991) (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Farmer Ned had a seat in the outhouse
    Spends nine hours there out of ten
    Uses a nibbletless cob for his paper
    Looks at the moon through the moon in the door

    Be on yer guard late at night
    When nature calls an' yer hollow
    The terlet calls fer you!

    Outhouse out in the middle of a cornfield
    Scarecrow on a stick it sways
    Uproots itself and shambles though the cornfield
    All the straw, stuff and hay

    Be on yer guard late at night
    When nature calls an' yer hollow
    The terlet calls fer you!

    Rustling - you can hear it
    It must be the sound of the corn in the wind
    Rustling - I still hear it
    It can only be corn that the wind disturbs

    The terlet calls fer you!

    No one knows just quite what happened
    Ned just up and disappeared
    A scarecrow out on a stick in the crop
    Cackles and bears a close resemblance

    Be on yer guard late at night
    When nature calls an' yer hollow
    The terlet calls fer you!
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
    Current Rating 9.2 (1 vote)
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