The Legend of Tall Betsyby Joyce Jones
She comes out only on Halloween
On Centenary Avenue she can be seen,
Tall Betsy is the Lady in Black,
For scaring “night-owls” she has a knack.
Now if you’re good and go home early,
You won’t get ‘et by this gruesome girlie.
But if you linger ’til after ten,
We want you to know you are a “has been.”
‘Cause Betsy will tuck you under her arm,
and you can bet, that is cause for alarm.
To Fort Hill Cemetery she will go,
To her mausoleum, with YOU in tow!
If you don’t escape before sunrise,
I warn you now you will be her prize.
She will have you for breakfast, I do not jest,
You’ll be on the menu but not as her guest.
Your bones, she’ll dump in that ole well,
At Arnold School and no one will tell.
Your parents, they’ll worry and fret,
They’ll search all over for you, I’ll bet.
So, go home early on Halloween night
and November 1st you’ll be all right.
Trick or treating is so much fun
But if you see Tall Betsy… RUN!