Monster Mash (G)

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

           G
He did the mash 

He did the monster mash 
            Em
The monster mash 

It was a graveyard smash 
           C
He did the mash 

It caught on in a flash 
           D
He did the mash 

He did the monster mash

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

They did the mash ...

    C   
The zombies were having fun 
    D
The party had just begun 
    C
The guests included Wolf Man 
D
Dracula and his son 

    G
The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds 
Em
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds 
    C
The Coffin-Bangers were about to arrive 
           D
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five" 

They played the mash ...

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

It's now the 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 ...

2013 Arrangement

  • Keyboard/guitar doo wop vamp/intro
  • Repeat vamp — All instruments
  • Andrew/soloist
  • Chorus/call & response — He did the mash
  • Andrew next verse (over chorus/Aah–ooh)
  • After 3rd verse:  Solo by Domenic
  • After last verse:  Solo by Domenic
  • Outro:  Fade out:  1st vamp loud/forte, 2nd vamp medium/mezzo-forte, last vamp — quiet/piano going to pianissimo
    [**We may cut a verse or two — this one is long-winded — And will cut the 3rd non-standard verse that begins “The zombies were all . . .”]
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