Simon (my son) and I went to the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Scarecrow Trail one year. His complete fascination with the “Crowella De Ville” scarecrow and a couple of observations (quoted directly in the lyrics) about scary things in general led to this song. The title comes from him asking me not to leave one evening when he was scared he would have nightmares. “Get down, Mama, sleep your eyes down!” This song is a collaborative effort between us.
“Get Down Mama,” by Doctor Mary Crowell
…thanks to the people who pointed out I had the wrong song earlier. Not sure how I did that.