October 27, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we mark All Saints' Day with a special Halloween sampler. The bloodthirsty un-dead are lined up for our Annual Vampire Amateur Singing Contest, Guy Noir goes trick-or-treating, and we dust off the enormous "Songbook Of Death" for a few favorites. Maria Jette sings Mozart's little-known Halloween aria, and we'll check on everyone's favorite delusional basement dweller, Larry. So check the batteries in your flashlight, be generous with the candy, and never stomp on a burning paper bag left on your doorstep. It's willowy figures in white, a squawking raven, and other creepy characters, this week on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:56GK Open
00:04:06"Ain't No Sin to Take Off That Skin (and Dance Around in Your Bones)" - Andy Stein and Shoes
00:07:23GK reads Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
00:19:26"Larry" script
00:30:13GK Intro "Banks of the Ohio"
00:30:39"Banks of the Ohio" - GK and Prudence with Shoes
00:34:23Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:36:21"Haunted House" - Johnny Nieman and Shoes
00:40:03"Vampire's Only Amateur Singing Contest" script, with Maria Jette singing Mozart's "Halloween Aria"
00:45:51"Guy Noir" script
00:58:45"The House is Haunted" - The Chenille Sisters
01:03:26GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
01:08:38GK Welcome Back
01:09:19"Too Young To Die" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
01:12:12"Costumes" script
01:13:49"Ketchup" script
01:16:37"Bringing Mary Home" - Rhonda Vincent and GK with Shoes
01:19:32"Teen Vampire" script
01:23:00GK Intro Mono
01:24:03"Skeleton Jangle" - Shoes
Segment 4
01:27:21News From Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:44:00"Devil's Paintbrush Road" - The Wailin' Jennys
01:47:18GK Intro "Long Black Veil"
01:47:39"Long Black Veil" - GK and Shoes
01:50:05"Slice of Life" script
01:53:28"Somethin's In The Attic" - Shoes
01:55:44GK Credits
01:56:41"Vampire Blues" - Tim Russell and Shoes
01:58:54Credits/Out

Photos from the show
Garrison receives a note from a dangling headless man. Pat Donohue in disguise.
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage with a performance of "You Don't Love God if You Don't Love Your Neighbor." Garrison Keillor, with another edition of The News from Lake Wobegon.

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