The Addams Family Theme Song

What’s the most famous four-note musical introduction phrase of all time? Beethoven’s Fifth? Probably, but The Addams Family theme song comes a close second.

The show featured a very memorable and catchy theme song composed and sang by Vic Mizzy, who also composed the theme to Green Acres. It features a harpsichord and finger snaps as percussion. Vic Mizzy overdubbed himself so that it would sound like a group of vocalists singing. The “neat,” “sweet” and “petite” before the last stanza were said by actor Ted Cassidy, using his character Lurch’s voice.


They’re creepy and they’re kooky
Mysterious and spooky
They’re all together ooky
The Addams Family

Their house is a museum
Where people come to see ’em
They really are a scream
The Addams Family

(Neat), (Sweet), (Petite)

So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We’re gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family.

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The Theme Song From Green Acres

With complete lyrics

For our very first post, the theme to an all-time American television classic, Green Acres. The theme song was actually made for the show, so it was not “outsourced.” There’s no evidence of any working title for it other than the “Green Acres Theme Song.”

The song was sung by the show’s lead, Eddie Albert, while his partner, Eva Gabor, recites most of her part. It was composed by Vic Mizzy, who also happens to have written another iconically popular televsion anthem, The Addams Family theme song.

Below is the complete lyrics to the song.

Green acres is the place for me.
Farm livin’ is the life for me.
Land spreadin’ out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

New York is where I’d rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.

The chores.
The stores.
Fresh air.
Times Square

You are my wife.
Good bye, city life.
Green Acres we are there.

About Green Acres

The lyrics pretty much explains the basic premise of the show but anyway, for the young ones out there, Green Acres is an American television series starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who moved from New York City to a farm in the country. The show was a spin-off to Petticoat Junction. The series was originally broadcast on CBS from September 15, 1965 to April 27, 1971.