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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Come Little Children" By Edgar Allan Poe


Here's a little poem by Mr. Poe that in fact is the lyrics of one  of our background songs. The first time that we heard this song was in 1993 on a halloween movie "Hocus Pocus" from Disney, they had to change the word "Shadows" for "Magic", because it was a movie for children. Actually the original version sounds creepy, like a Psychophony, that's why we choose this version sung by a  girl in Youtube.

Anyways, here's the link just in case you want to hear the original version...


Come little children
I'll take thee away, into a land
of Enchantment

Come little children
the time's come to play
here in my garden
of Shadows

Follow sweet children
I'll show thee the way
through all the pain and
the Sorrows

Weep not poor childlen
for life is this way
murdering beauty and
Passions

Hush now dear children
it must be this way
to weary of life and
Deceptions

Rest now my children
for soon we'll away
into the calm and
the Quiet

Come little children
I'll take thee away, into a land
of Enchantment

Come little children
the time's come to play
here in my garden
of Shadows

24 comments:

  1. Omg!! i love this!! and also congrats on the blog it was the best one !! love you both ♥♥ grace :D

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  2. I would love to hear this whole poem sung by Sarah Jessica Parker dressed as Sarah Anderson from Hocus Pocus. The movie version is too short...but magical.

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    1. I totally agree with you

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  3. Edger Allan Poe is one of the best poets. I always like his poetry. June

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  4. i love Edgar Allan Poe he's my favorite poet, im just in love with all of his work

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  5. Lovely song tanks for the information i've been looking up for this

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  6. Oooohhhh!!!!!!!!!!I didn't know that it was Poe's poem!!!!!!!!Great info!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. That's because this isn't his work. It was done by the director of the hocus pocus movie and then turned into a full poem that people accredited to edgar allan poe

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  7. Who read the poem in the melody of Hocus Pocus? I know i did.

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    1. I did. Lol. I sang it actually in the style of "Supernatural's" version. I love that version. Lol

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  8. Love the site, love the blog! Great music, great theme, all around Kudos :D

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  9. Sorry to tell you all, this is not poes work. This was in fact written for the movie and then expanded upon to create this full poem. There is no proof outside of the Internet that poe ever wrote this. And I have done many uni assessments around poe and his works and I have never come across this in any of his works. And in fact, other people who have also based their studies around mr poe didn't see this poem until 1993 when that movie first came out and then there were people saying that because it is a dark style poem it has to be edgar allan poes work. But it's not. It was written by a mr Warner for the movie and that is fact. Many people have found links online saying its poe, but it is easy to post something that people then take as fact. None of the works that I haven ever seen of his make a reference to this. As I said, up until this movie, no one had ever heard this poem.

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    1. The directors of the movie only USED part of the poem and changed the word shadows into magic because it would be too dark for children. Poe DID write the poem, the only reason you couldn't find it was because you didn't try looking for it, only when the movie came out was when you started researching it. So your answer is invalid. Thank You

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    2. Actually, if you bothered to do PROPER research you'd know that there is NO EVIDENCE whatsoever to link this to Poe other than internet propaganda. This poem is NOT included in his Complete Works for a reason. He did not write it. There is no record of the poem anywhere before the 1990's.

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  10. To everyone who thinks that Mr. Edgar Allan Poe wrote this, then you are one of those sad little folks who take 'Internet Propaganda" for fact without doing any real research whatsoever. My college professor her at UGA who actually has a Masters degree for the study of famous poets (both American and European) of the past three centuries, when showed this poem, said for a fact that it is NOT Poe's work. While he does use lots of words, phrases, metaphors, and idioms that were the staple of the Victorian era, he NEVER used the word "thee" in any of his works as that was Middle English language. The meter of this poem is also not one he ever used either. Add to the fact that my professor has over two dozen first edition books of Mr. Poe's works (some are kept in archive given their condition) and this does not appear in ANY of those works, it can be said that "Come Little Children" is definitely not one of his works.

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  11. Great music! I love this blog. I couldn't stop singing the song:D

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  12. Here's a link to someone who has done extensive research about this poem and has come to the conclusion that it is likely based off of Poe's work but was not an poe original. They found that the first verse was written for the '93 movie Hocus Pocus but calls the next two verses mystery verses since they could not find the author.

    http://www.dmelhoff.com/who-wrote-come-little-children

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  13. i love this song/poemhttp://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=come%20little%20children&source=video&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDYQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D1t8-_pI1-9Q&ei=j4WoUqSrL4rIkAebiYGoBg&usg=AFQjCNG853K0TGCbzwWt5uxQYj3J6YumaA&bvm=bv.57799294,d.eW0

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    1. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8-_pI1-9Q‎

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  14. It's obviously not Poe but its written well and KateTheGreat is an awesome singer. I love playing this song during the Halloween song. This, Mordreds Lullaby by Heather Dale, and Hypnos lullaby. Aah. Good stuff.

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  15. This poem isn't by Edgar Allan Poe. It's by John Debney. And the "Supernatural version" wasn't made by Supernatural. Katethegreat did a cover of the song from the movie Hocus Pocus that used the poem as lyrics for the song. Obviously somebody who was a serious fan of both the song and Supernatural used a variety of scenes from the TV show to make one beautiful video that perfectly goes along with the song.

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