“Werewolves of London”

Since it’s only a few weeks away until my favorite holiday, Halloween, this week I wanted to write about a “spooky” song. 😮

One song that used to creep me out when I was a kid was “Werewolves of London.” I found it to be especially creepy when I heard it on the radio in the car when I was traveling with my family at night. I am told that when I was a child, I would howl along with the song. Thinking back to that, I wonder, is there anything creepier than a little kid’s voice howling in the back of a car at night? 😉

I had no idea who sang the song or what the lyrics were, except for the chorus of course. I found this video of Zevon performing their song live, and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed watching this!

The lyrics are as follows:

I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook’s
Gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein

Aaoooooo!
Werewolves of London!
Aaoooooo! (Repeat)

If you hear him howling around your kitchen door
Better not let him in
Little old lady got mutilated late last night
Werewolves of London again

Asoooooo!
Werewolves of London!
Aaoooooo! (Repeat)

He’s the hairy-handed gent who ran amuck in Kent
Lately he’s been overheard in Mayfair
Better stay away from him
He’ll rip your lungs out, Jim
I’d like to meet his tailor

Aaoooooo!
Werewolves of London!
Aaoooooo! (Repeat)

Well, I saw Lon Chaney walking with the Queen
Doing the Werewolves of London
I saw Lon Chaney, Jr. walking with the Queen
Doing the Werewolves of London
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s
And his hair was perfect

Aaoooooo!
Werewolves of London!
Aaoooooo! (Repeat)
Draw blood…

I enjoyed finally learning what the lyrics were to this song. Now looking at what the lyrics actually say, I guess I was right to be creeped out by this song as a child. 😉

If you’d like to see more posts about “spooky” songs, check out my post about the “Hearse Song,” here, the “Monster Mash,” here, and “Spooky, Scary Skeletons,” here.

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