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"Hush, Hush, Hush, Here Comes the Bogeyman" is a 1932 song performed by the late Henry Hall and his Orchestra, with the vocals provided by Val Rosing. The song warns the children about the Bogeyman and tells them how to defend themselves from him if he comes for them.

Lyrics

Children, have you ever met the Bogeyman before?
No, of course you haven't, for you're much too good, I'm sure
Don't you be afraid of him, if he should visit you
He's a great big coward, so I'll tell you what to do:

Hush! Hush! Hush!
Here comes the Bogeyman!
Don't let him come too close to you
He'll catch you if he can
Just pretend, that you're a crocodile
And you will find that Bogeyman will run away a mile

Say, "Shoo! Shoo!"
And stick him with a pin!
Bogeyman will very nearly jump out of his skin
Say, "Buzz! Buzz"
Just like the wasp that stings
Bogeyman will think you are an elephant with wings!

Hush! Hush! Hush!
Here comes the Bogeyman!
Tell him you've got soldiers in your bed
For he will never guess that they are only made of lead

Say, "Hush-Hush!"
He'll think that you're asleep
If you make a lovely snore, away he'll softly creep
Sing this tune, you children one and all
Bogeyman will run away, he'll think it's Henry Hall!
When the shadows of the evening creep across the sky
And your mommy comes upstairs to sing a lullaby
Tell her that the Bogeyman no longer frightens you
Uncle Henry's very kindly told you what to do:

Hush! Hush! Hush!
Here comes the Bogeyman!
Don't let him come too close to you
He'll catch you if he can
Just pretend, your teddy bear's a dog!
Then shout out, "Fetch him teddy!"
And he'll hop off like a frog!

Say, "Meow!"
Pretend that you're a cat
He'll will think you may scratch and
That will make him fall down flat
Just pretend he isn't really there
You will find that Boogeyman will vanish in thin air
Here's one way to catch him without fail
Just keep a little salt with you and put it on his tail!

Other Appearances

  • The song has been featured in several albums during the years.
  • The song was featured in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army.
  • It also appeared in the BBC television adaptation of the novel Johnny and the Bomb.
  • The song was featured in the 2010 video game BioShock 2.
  • The song appeared in the Newgrounds point and click flash game Alice is Dead.
  • The song was featured in the horror films Jeepers Creepers (2001) and Sinister 2 (2015).

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