The Legend of Tall Betsy

She comes out only on Halloween On Centenary Avenue she can be seen, Tall Betsy is the Lady in Black, For scaring "night-owls" she has a knack.

Now if you're good and go home early, You won't get 'et by this gruesome girlie. But if you linger 'til after ten, We want you to know you are a "has been".

Cause Betsy will tuck you under her arm, and you can bet, that is cause for alarm. To Fort Hill Cemetery she will go, To her mausoleum, with YOU in tow!

IF you don't escape before sunrise, I warn you now you will be her prize. She will have you for breakfast, I do not jest, You'll be on the menu but not as her guest.

Your bones, she'll dump in that ole well, At Arnold School and no one will tell. Your parents, they'll worry and fret, They'll search all over for you, I'll bet.

So, Go home early on Halloween night and November 1st You'll be all right. Trick or treating is so much fun But if you see Tall Betsy RUN!

PBS Documentary of Tall Betsy



The Return of Tall Betsy!



2005 Halloween Block Party


The Biggest Block Party in History!



Tall Betsy's Favorite Photos!

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