Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Cacklin' Ghosts"

Original Song Title:

"Cracklin' Rosie"

Original Performer:

Neil Diamond

Parody Song Title:

"Cacklin' Ghosts"

Parody Written by:

Tim Mayfield

The Lyrics

This one's for Johnny D.. Well, sort of, I mean, I sort of stole the idea from him, anyway....
Cacklin' ghosts can get me scared
One sound from them will straighten my hair! Oh no!!
Running too slow
Locking the doors
Met too many slimes in this old stone castle

Hidin' from a bunch of spooks
Behind a chair hoping they will soon be gone
Hope I'm not wrong
Don't know why they haunt
Those creeps wouldn't weep if they'd sleep in a quiet tomb

How I run from these phantasms
They've got a way to make me panic
Just a glimpse can give me spasms
Cacklin' ghosts they just keep on coming
If you don't blink you can see me running
They seem so ethereal
Must be their burning eyes

Fraidy cat
Fraidy cat, a baby

Cacklin' ghosts will make me a hide
Apparitions make me cower, such a fright
Faces so white
And it just isn't right
A little bit like that Michael Jackson, yeah

How I hate a ghostly wraith
Got no privacy from a specter
Walks through walls and the staircase
Cacklin' ghosts they just keep on coming
If you don't blink you can see me running
They won't let me be, though
I keep on shunning souls

Stay away
Stay away
Stay away, you phantoms

Cacklin' ghosts love to paralyze
Must be where they get their power I surmise
Think it's unwise
To look in their eyes
I wish I could get them to start haunting you

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 5

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   2
 5   3

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Copyright Cop - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Why don't you think up your own ideas instead of stealing ideas from others, we are parodists, not plagiarists!!!
JM - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
i think ideas are always up for improvement, is that stealing?
Michael Pacholek - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice parody about ghosts, Buster!
Johnny D - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Copyright Cop, back off. Tim, I am flattered that you chose my parody as inspiration for your own --- I retroactively give you "permission" ! And here's a vote of 555 as well.
Tim Mayfield - March 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks JM, Michael and Johnny. It wasn't really intentional Johnny, but when I post a parody, I check to see if I'm duplicating a work already done. So, actually copyright cop is totally off base anyway. I didn't steal, I deja vued.

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 572