Everyone knows it’s Berchta

Everyone knows it’s Berchta
(sung to the “Slinky” jingle)
Who beats down your door,
and spits on your floor,
and makes a cackling sound,
A hag! A hag! She carries a bag!
Everyone knows it’s Berchta.
It’s Berchta, it’s Berchta,
sometimes she’ll give you a toy,
It’s Berchta, it’s Berchta,
She gobbles up girls and boys.
Everyone knows it’s Berchta,
you’d better watch out for Berchta.
So when it is Yule,
and there’s goat in your gruel,
be sure you don’t break any bones!
Not even a crack, or it’s YOU in the sack,
dinner for Mother Berchta!
It’s Berchta, it’s Berchta,
sometimes she’ll give you a toy,
It’s Berchta, it’s Berchta,
She gobbles up girls and boys.
Everyone knows it’s Berchta,
you’d better watch out for Berchta.
    Be gentle with us, O Witch Winter!!  You can almost hear the cackling, can’t you?
(Listen to Steven Posch’s Radio Paganistan for more lore on the Hag of Hags and Crone of Crones.)

Author: thewitchmama

Melanie Elizabeth Hexen is a midwife, regionally famous bellydancer, homeschooling mother and matriarch of the Many Hands House. She has been a witch for 25 years, and her belief system is currently based on the writings of Terry Pratchett and the teachings of Steven Posch. With her coven, the Prärie Hexen, she is creating the Hexen Tradition of Witchcraft.

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