The Horror Honeys: Spooky Kid Saturday Jam ~ 'Come Little Children'

Spooky Kid Saturday Jam ~ 'Come Little Children'

Come little children, I'll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment
Come little children
The times come to play
Here in my garden of magic

If Practical Magic was the witch movie that taught budding Honeys about sisterhood, Hocus Pocus was the witch movie that taught us about strangling our sisters and how to cast spells involving virgins. Personally, Hocus Pocus was one of those movies I watched ad nauseum (mostly because I was convinced Bette Midler was my real mother), and it's still the film I use to kick off Halloween every year. Of all the musical moments in the movie, one of my favorites has always been, "Come Little Children," the song Sarah Sanderson uses as her spell for trapping children. The most amazing thing about this song, though? There are three extra versus floating around the internet and NO ONE knows who is responsible for them. Some say the song used in Hocus Pocus is based on a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, but no one has been able to definitively prove that. The man who wrote the incantations used Hocus Pocus is Brock Walsh, and he is credited with "Come Little Children," but he doesn't know anything about the additional verses. While we may never know who is really responsible for "Sarah's Song," one thing is for certain... It's still spellbinding. ~RH