Haunted House

Album: Jumpin' Gene Simmons (1964)
Charted: 11
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  • I just moved in my new house today
    Movin was hot but I got squared away
    Bells started ringin and chains rattled loud
    I knew I'd moved in a haunted house

    Still I made up in my mind to stay
    Nothin was a gonna drive me away
    When I seen somethin that gave me the creep
    Had a one big eye and two big feet

    I stood right still and I did the freeze
    And he did the stroll right up to me
    Made a sound with his feet like a drum
    Sayin you'll be here when the mornin comes

    Say yes I'll be here when the mornin comes
    I'll be right here and I ain't gonna run
    I bought this house now you know I'm boss
    Ain't no haint gonna run me off

    In the kitchen my stove was a blazin hot
    The coffee was a boilin in the pot
    The grease had melted in my pan
    I had a hunk of meat in my hand

    From out of space there sat a man
    On a hot stove was pots and pans
    Say that's hot I began to shout
    He drank a hot coffee from the spout

    He ate the raw meat right from my hand
    Drank the hot grease from the fryin pan
    He said to me now you better run
    And don't be here when the mornin comes

    Say yes I'll be here when the mornin comes
    I'll be right here and I ain't gonna run
    I bought this house now you know I'm boss...

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Comments: 11

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1969 {November 2nd} the Compton Brothers' covered version of "Haunted House" peaked at #11 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles* chart...
    "Haunted House" reached #3 on the Canadian RPM Singles Tracks chart..
    "Haunted House" was the duo's highest-peaking record on the Hot Country Singles chart, between 1966 and 1975 the St. Louis, Missouri natives had fifteen records on the Hot Country Singles chart...
    Their other Top 20 record, "Charlie Brown" {#16 in 1970}...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the Hot Country Singles' Top 10 on November 2nd, 1969:
    At #1. "To See An Angel Cry" by Conway Twitty
    #2. "Okie From Muskogee" by Merle Haggard & the Strangers
    #3. "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye" by Jerry Lee Lewis
    #4. "I Rather Be Gone" by Hank Williams, Jr.
    #5. "Since I Met You Baby" by Sonny James
    #6. "The Ways To Love A Man" by Tammy Wynette
    #7. "Such A Fool" by Roy Drusky
    #8. "Sweet Thang and Cisco" by Nat Stuckey
    #9. "Try A Little Kindness" by Glen Campbell
    #10. "I'd Still Be Missing You" by Warner Mack
  • Wilson from ChicagoWhich month did it record i wonder.
  • Brenda Curtis from Edenton,nc27932I don't know who Wayne in Gulfport . Miss. ex father-in-law was but he is not the one who played on the Haunted House with Gene Simmons Though he is correct about the money. Glen Curtis from Blytheville , Arkansas played bass on the Haunted House with Gene. The last time Gene was in Blytheville he was at the
    Ramada Inn in Blytheville with his then girlfriend Ruth Buzzi and Glen went out to see him. Just wanted to clear that up.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 9th 1965, Jumpin' Gene Simmons performed "Haunted House" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Five months earlier on August 8th, 1964 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on September 20th, 1964 it peaked at #11 (for 1 week) and also spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    On the same 'Bandstand' appearance he performed his only other Top 100 entry, "The Dodo", it stayed on the Top 100 for three weeks, peaking at position #83...
    He co-composed Tim McGraw's 1994 #8 Country hit, "Indian Outlaw"...
    R.I.P. Mr. Simmons, born Morris Eugene Simmons, (1933 - 2006).
  • Wayne from Gulfport, MsMy ex father in law played bass on the recording. He was offered a piece of the profits or just his regular $50 studio pay. He opted for the studio pay and still regrets it.
  • Tim from Cary, Ncdoes anybody else hear him say.."the grease was melting in my hand...instead of "pan"....love the song......I just always hear that
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyJust missed making the Top Ten, peaking at #11. Had only one other record to make the Top 100, "Dodo", which peaked at #83!!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThis song was performed by Bruce Springsteen during 'The River' tour on October 31st, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA. It was a Halloween show and Bruce was carried onstage in a coffin.
  • Chuck Celaya from Chicago, IlI could'nt find this song for the longest time, thank you for making my day-month-year!. Just can't get the song out of my head.
  • Farrah from Elon, NcA classic!!! If you like novelty tunes that are hilarious, this is the song for you.
  • Steve from Salt Lake City, UtAin't no HAIN'T gonna scare me off !

    Gotta love it baby !
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