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"Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton's Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.

Ross Higgins performs this song for the album Seven from the 0-9 Series and ABC For Kids Video Hits.

Lyrics

I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

(He did the mash)
He did the monster mash
(The monster mash)
It was a graveyard smash

(He did the mash)
It caught on in a flash
(He did the mash)
He did the monster mash

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

(They did the mash)
They did the monster mash
(The monster mash)
It was a graveyard smash

(They did the mash)
It caught on in a flash
(They did the mash)
They did the monster mash

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolfman,
Dracula, and his son

The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"

(They played the mash)
They played the monster mash
(The monster mash)
It was a graveyard smash

(They played the mash)
It caught on in a flash
(They played the mash)
They played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Drac's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
Opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist?"

(It's now the mash)
It's now the monster mash
(The monster mash)
And it's a graveyard smash

(It's now the mash)
It's caught on in a flash
(It's now the mash)
It's now the monster mash

Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band
And my Monster Mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

(Then you can mash)
Then you can monster mash
(The monster mash)
And do my graveyard smash

(Then you can mash)
You'll catch on in a flash
(Then you can mash)
Then you can monster mash

Video

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Ross Higgins - Monster Mash

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