I found this album of 78's at a garage sale last weekend. The black cat and Jack O' Lantern caught my eye.
"Songs for Little Folks" is a collection 4 records whose topics range from holidays to seasons to standard childhood fun.
The Halloween-themed song is called "On October 31" and is set to the music of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg.
The original lyrics are sung by a band of Trolls in the play "Peer Gynt" and are translated as follows:
Slay him! The Christian man's son has seducedI can understand why they might have changed the lyrics for children.
the fairest maid of the Mountain King!
May I hack him on the fingers?
May I tug him by the hair?
Hu, hey, let me bite him in the haunches!
Shall he be boiled into broth and bree to me
Shall he roast on a spit or be browned in a stewpan?
Ice to your blood, friends!
Listen here or watch below, as played on my Æolian-Vocalion: