They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! is a 1966 novelty record written and performed by Jerry Samuels (billed as Napoleon XIV), and released on Warner Bros. The song became an instant success in the United States, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 popular music singles chart on August 13 number 2 in Canada, and reaching No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.
The Gary Mellis Group, The Mad Dog Society - They're Coming To Take Me Away-Ha-Haaa (7", Promo).
Remember when you ran away And I got on my knees And begged you not to leave Because I'd go berserk Well, you left me anyhow And then the days got worse and worse And now you see I've gone Completely out of my mind. You laughed You laughed and laughed and then you left But now you know I'm utterly mad. And, they're coming to take me away ha haaa They're coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha haaa To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds And basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes And they're coming to take me away ha haaa
More songs from 1966. They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-haaa Songfacts. except this was before I knew this one even existed. Erik from Bloomfield Hills, MiIn the backwards version of this song (Aaah-Ah, Yawa Em Ekat Ot Gnimoc Er'yeht), at 0:24 and 1:36, I'm hearing "Worst of all, you sleep with another ma. Billy from Brockton, MaFirst let me say I like the song. However the drum beat sounds very familiar. Our group "THE HERD" was recording a demo in studio B of Associated Recording Studios on 6th Avenue. I remember being called into Studio A where Jerry Samuels was recording this silly thing. I do remember slapping my thighs after clapping hands, but that was 40 years ago.
But now you know I'm utterly mad. They're coming to take me away ha ha. They're coming to take me away. Like Thorazine, and lithium. Electric shock and insulin. To the fucking funny farm. They're coming to take me.
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