Season of the Witch

There is a lot of movies called “Season of the Witch”, but the song got it’s name from the George A. Romero movie from 1972 also known as “Hungry Wives”. The song is just loosely based on the movie. The lyrics in the song is focused on the real witch hunt that took place in Vardø. The witch trials of Vardø were held in Vardø in Finnmark in Northern Norway in the winter of 1662–1663 and were one of the biggest in Scandinavia.

“Ingeborg Iversdatter confessed during interrogations on 26 January 1663 that she and Sølve Nilsdatter had celebrated Christmas 1662 in Kiberg with Maren Olsdatter and Sigri Klockare while incarcerated in the witches-hole. She and Solveig had transformed themselves into cats and crawled under the gate and met Maren and Sigri, who came flying over the sea from Vardangerfjorden, in Kiberg. They had broken into a basement and helped themselves to wine until they became drunk, while Satan held the candle for them. The two adult women had argued, and Sølve had become so drunk that Satan had a hard time getting her on her feet and back to jail later that night. The priest of the fortress pointed out that this must have been the reason why alcohol had disappeared from the basement. Sølve Nilsdatter confessed during the interrogations in January that, in the Christmas of 1661, a gigantic witches’ sabbath had been held at Dovrefjell mountain in southern Norway, where the witches had arrived in the shapes of dogs and cats to drink and dance with Satan, who appeared in the shape of a black dog. When Margrette Jonsdotter danced with him, she had lost her shoe, but Satan had given her a new one.”

LYRICS:

Feel the fire – you god damn witch
Burst in flames – yes, burn and twitch
In the mountain – they are all bewitched
And they all scream – in a their highest pitch

It’s the season of the witch
Burn that bitch
It’s the season of the witch
Burn that Bitch

The witches dance – on the mountain of doom
In the year one thousand six six six – they all burned
By the court and by the church – they were sentenced to burn
Guilty as charged, they said – so let them burn

It’s the season of the witch
Burn that bitch
It’s the season of the witch
Burn that Bitch

At the end of the world – at the gates to Hell
In the Christmas eve – unholy deeds was done
Fornication with Satan – on the mountain high
Accused of sorcery – and making a pact with the one

It’s the season of the witch
Burn that bitch
It’s the season of the witch
Burn that Bitch