"Rawhead And Bloodybones" as written by and Peter Clarke Susan Ballion....
Bad word
Or bad deed
Unpunished invites grief
Here's
Rawhead and Bloodybones

Reaching from
Dark cupboard
Crouching under stair
Lurking in chimney
Pond or well

We're down here
Held here
Dragged here
And drowned here by
Rawhead and Bloodybones

Pop eyed
Horns
Bushy tailed
Long teeth and
Claws as well
Rawhead and
Bloodybones



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"Rawhead and Bloodybones" as written by Steven Bailey Peter Clarke

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    General CommentThis is the retelling of the myth of Rawhead and Bloodybones, a folklore creature who is rumored to reward good children and punish bad ones:

    Bloody-Bones is said to live near water (in older tellings) and under sink pipes (in newer tellings). Rawhead/Bloodybones rewards very good children, but will punish naughty children by dragging them down the drainpipes or into the water and drowning them. In addition to drowning naughty children, he is said to be able to turn them into objects such as pieces of trash or spots of jam, which are inadvertently cleaned-up and thrown out by unwitting parents. [quote:monstropedia.org]

    Rawhead and Bloodybones is also said to have big pop-eyes, a scrunched and crouching form, horns, claws, scabs, and a gremlin form. There is also a rhyme associated with it:

    Rawhead and Bloody Bones
    Steals naughty children from their homes,
    Takes them to his dirty den,
    And they are never seen again.
    BonjourLaFilleon December 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYay for ancient folklore!
    I'm pretty sure there's not much of a meaning to this song with anything farther than the scary story behind it.
    .:WhiteMorphine:.on July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy uncle used to tease me about Rawhead and Bloodybones when I was a wee little tot...so this song kinda sends a few chills up my spine. Great song, nonetheless!
    xx_acid_starzon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy uncle used to tease me about Rawhead and Bloodybones when I was a wee little tot...so this song kinda sends a few chills up my spine. Great song, nonetheless!
    xx_acid_starzon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis has a great sense of creepy mystery too it. I think it work well in any Tim Burton film.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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