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"Ghouls O The Briny Deep" (also known as "We're the Ghouls of the Briny Deep") is a song sung by Lord Poltergeist's ghost mates in the episode "Ghoul Fools." The instrumental titled "Crypt Keeper Comedy" can also be heard in "Séance Shméance."


Ghouls: Yo, yo, ho, yo ho!
Patrick: They're good.
Ghouls: Oh, we're the ghouls of the briny deep.
Under the waves we like to creep.
Sleeping in coffins with spider webs
As ghostly pillows beneath our heads.
Oh, we're the ghouls of the briny deep.
Under the waves we like to creep.
We wear black shrouds that look quite neat.
But we don't wear shoes, 'cause we have no feet.
(musical interlude)
We like to haunt and frighten and scare
'Til you jump right out of your underwear.
We like to eat eyes and brains.
And drink right out of rusty drains.
We don't keep animals like cutesy snails.
SpongeBob: Gary!
Ghouls: Our favorite pet's the Cat-O'-Nine-Tails!


  • The cat-o-nine-tails bears a resemblance to the Kitsune of Japanese folklore. However, the Kitsune is a fox, not a cat.
  • Historically, a cat-o-nine-tails was a whip with nine ends used to punish sailors in the navy.
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  • This song is known as "Ghouls O The Briny Deep" Song in the credits of "Ghoul Fools."
  • This song is used again as an instrumental background music in a scene during the season 9 episode "Séance Shméance" where ghosts invade the Krusty Krab, and when Patrick is running around the Krusty Krab at the end of the episode.