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The Hearse Song by gregbo The Hearse Song by gregbo
Illustration of a classic childhood favorite "The Hearse Song".
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Given 2012-10-17
A truly fascinating work that honors a classical work of horror brilliantly

The Hearse Song by =gregbo ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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deliuxas47 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
This is an awesome illustration! Great job! 
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gregbo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondeliuxas47:
deliuxas47 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
You're welcome :D
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Graveyardmist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
This is kool
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gregbo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job, I like it. 
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gregbo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. 
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lina-witch Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
cool i love it so gothic
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PekoeBlaze Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is really cool :) Although, out of morbid curiosity, I decided to look this song up on Youtube and now about two different versions of it are stuck in my head LOL!!!

This song also kind of inspired me to do a hearse-themed drawing too, although it's more comedic (and includes a modern rather than an old hearse) [link].
I've mentioned this rather indirect inspiration and your amazing drawing in the description, but is it ok if I add a link in the description too?

But thanks for introducing me to this wonderful song too :)
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gregbo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome. :) yes, feel free to link to it.
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PekoeBlaze Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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gregbo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love hearing the different lyric variations. :) My mother used to sing a different version to me as a child. When researching for this illustration, I was amazed at just how many different versions of the lyrics there were.
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samoholic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG, I know this, but from the Scary Stories books. lol Great job this is amazing. Congrats on the DD. [link]
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Moonstar4183 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!!!

I memorized the version I read a looong time ago! I used to sing it all the time!

This is the version I remember:

If you ever see a hearse go by
Then you may be the next to die
They wrap you in a big white sheet
From your head down to your feet
They put you in a big black box
And cover you up with dirt and rocks
All goes well for about a week
Then your coffin begins to leak
The worms crawl in the worms crawl out
The worms play pinnacle on your snout
They eat your eyes they eat your nose
They eat the jelly between your toes
A big green worm with rolling eyes
Crawls in your stomach and out your eyes
Your stomach turns a slimey green
And puss pours out like whipping cream
You spread it on a slice of bread
And thats what you eat when you are dead!!

Sorry for any typos!
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Cryolath Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Great illustration of that song.

I'll chip in the variation I learned:
Did you ever think, when the hearse goes by, that you may be the next to die?
They wrap you up in a big white sheet and throw you down about thirty feet.
You're alright for about a week until the coffin starts to leak!
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, in through your gizzard and out your snout!
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Hemamal Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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LayeredLikeAnOnion Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I've known a version with different lyrics than this, but in the same context. Cool illustration! :D
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Ashrooms Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss this song so much!
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koolsydlol Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh my gosh love that poem with all my heart
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Aekely Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I still have these books! I read one and I haven't opened all three since then :iconscaredplz:
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:iconthegreattitanicchick:
Oh i still LOVE this song! great job ^^
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:iconzuwadi:
zuwadi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH...MY..GWAD...
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:icongregbo:
gregbo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the recognition!! It is very much appreciated! :) Also, thanks for all of the kind comments!
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I like the Hearse Song!
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ShamanBeauty Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Amazing!!! The art, the poem, PERFECT for the season.
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witwitch Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
This is nightmarefuel.
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TheBirb Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Artist
awesome!!!
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hjbunnylord Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to sing this song in a really high pitched voice to creep out my friends.
neat picture!
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jedimarajade2 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
from scary stories to tell in the dark! i loved those books when i was a kid <3
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DanielMurrayART Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Much goodness here.
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celticmagick Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Awesome :) I catch myself singing this song from time to time. It's interesting to see how many different versions there are of this little rhyme! Congrats on the DD
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LostLeaf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
great work!
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A-Dawg13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
O_o...Wicked 8D
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silverlunawolf6 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like this! I had never heard the rhyme, guess I need to start it up inmy neighborhood!
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DarkenedSoul12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
omg lol this is my new fave Halloween song!
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ExtremeYaoiFanatic Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favourite songs around Halloween time. x3
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flyingcupcake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
love it!
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Burned-Ink Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I remember reading this in 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' there was another version of this but same concept.
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j0sh-3000 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it. :)
The way I heard it was:
If you should see a hearse go by
Then you may be the next to die.
They'll wrap you up in a big white sheet,
And send you under six feet deep.
Then you will turn a ghastly green,
And pus will come out like whipping cream
...Won't you wish you had a spoooooon?!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this - the details and colors and style is wonderful - this takes me back to me childhood reading this and the others songs/poems
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Blue-Vendetta Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
0.o GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDD
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GINI-BEANIE Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I Remember that. it was From that Book of Scary Stories, huh?
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I LOVE this, although I don't think I have ever heard that song before. Can you give me a link to it somehow?
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WhimsicalRoses Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

Have fun.
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I must say, that didn't sound too creepy, and you obviously left out some lyrics, so I think your picture was better than the song itself, especially since it seemed like you added it a line of your own that went with it rather well. XD
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marveen86 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!..you're a talented illustrator for sure [link]
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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TSsweets Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is fabulous, I sang this a lot as a child and this just works wonderfully~ wistful and scary
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muddly661 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!luv it...amazing!!!
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