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.

Lyrics

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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