Sleepless In London

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When I was a kid, one of the first films I ever saw was ‘tom thumb’, which always played on the lower half of a double bill with ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, and I much preferred it to the main feature. For years, I was haunted by the creepy, charming Yawning Man. The film seems all but forgotten now, and no soundtrack was ever issued. Try not to yawn before the end of the song…
BTW, there are clearer downloads around, but this has better sound quality.

3 comments on “Sleepless In London”

  1. BangBang!! says:

    This is brilliant – I used to whistle the tune in the link below and could never remember where I had heard it until I saw the this vid – sweet!!

  2. Steve says:

    I was haunted as a child by several things….a cartoonish talking worm with a moon face and large long-lashed eyes called “Mooney” slithered through my dreams when I was about three. Yes, I remember dreams I had at that age. I found out many many years later that my mother and I actually invented Mooney together. I didn’t recall that part, just the dreams.
    A few years later, it was the cover of a paperback book – I believe I was about 5 – featuring a scantily clad screaming woman being approached by something with a lot of long pointy teeth. Nightmares about that one.
    Then about the age of six, an advertisement in the paper for (the original)”House on Haunted Hill”. Skulls. Nightmares for weeks.

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen Tom Thumb.

  3. Sam Tomaino says:

    Actually, there was sort of a soundtrack released, at least in the U.S.

    I had a little 45 RPM record which was a little longer playing then most 45’s. It had a small hole in the center instead of the larger one. My memory is a little fuzzy after all these years but it did have Tom’s Thuem song (the do-de-do-de-do song) and the Yawning man, at least.

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