A Rabbit for Halloween

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With Halloween nearing, I started thinking about Bugs & Witch Hazel in “Broom-Stick Bunny”. I sat down with my autoharp and started retelling the story of an ugly witch who is threatend by Bugs Bunny dressed as an uglier witch for Halloween. But when Witch Hazel finds out that Bugs is actually a rabbit, she realizes she needs him for a potion. During the fight to kill Bugs, Witch Hazel accidentally drinks a potion that makes her beautiful. Then the Genie in the mirror goes ga-ga chases after her on his flying carpet. The song was added to my CD, What Color Is Your Dragon?.

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She was someone's daughter once
And so a beautiful thing
Her crooked nose and greenish skin, they
Don't bother me. If she'd
Stop trying to kill me
I wouldn't care one bit
That she was witch with a tiny hitch,
Which was…
The spellcasting itch.

Now I'm running through the halls
I'm running through the rooms
I run into a closet and climb up on a broom.
I fly up in the sky across the yellow moon
But the witch's eye with a lustful gleam
Wants a rabbit…
For Halloween.

She opened up her door, and saw
That I was one ugly witch
But it's Halloween and I trick or treat
My witch mask is rich
But her magic mirror on the wall
Said, “She's uglier than thou.”
And now I find sweat on my brow
From her…
Spellcasting tao.

Now I'm running through the halls
I'm running through the rooms
I run into a closet and climb up on a broom.
I fly up in the sky across the yellow moon
But the witch's eye with a lustful gleam
Wants a rabbit…
For Halloween.

You should know that I'm a rabbit
And you are just a witch
I know your mama loved you once, so
I accept the glitch
But once you drink that potion
Your Genie on the wall
Entralled will whistle his cat call
And chase…
You down the hall

Then you're running through the halls
You're running through the rooms
You run into a closet and climb up on your broom
You fly up in the sky across the yellow moon
But the Genies's eye with a lustful gleam
Wants you…
For Halloween.

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from What Color Is Your Dragon?, released August 7, 2008
Lyrics and music Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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