“The Headless Horseman” is a song from the 1949 Disney animated film “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad“. It is performed during the climax of the film’s first segment, which is an adaptation of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.
In the song, the singer warns of the danger posed by the Headless Horseman, a terrifying figure who haunts the countryside around the town of Sleepy Hollow. The song is performed by Bing Crosby, who also provides the voice of the film’s narrator.
The song’s lyrics and music were written by American composer and songwriter Oliver Wallace. The song has become a Halloween classic, and is often associated with the holiday due to its spooky, atmospheric tone and references to supernatural beings.
“The Headless Horseman” has been covered by numerous artists and has been featured in various other media, including films, television shows, and video games.
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The Headless Horseman (Song) Details
- Related Disney Character(s): Headless Horseman (The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad)
- Song Written By: Don Raye and Gene de Paul
- Song Performed By: Bing Crosby
- Year Released: 1949