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Come Wayward Souls Songs of the Series Over The Garden Wall Cartoon Network

Come Wayward Souls is a song in Over the Garden Wall performed by The Beast.


Come wayward Souls,

That wander through the darkness,

There is a light for the lost and the meek.

Sorrow and fear,

Are easily forgotten,

When you submit to the soil of the earth.


Come Wayward Souls Composer's Cut

Composer's cut

Composer's cut:

Grow, tiny seed,

you are gone to the tree.

Rise, 'til your leaves fill the sky,

until your sighs fill the air in the night.

Lift your mighty limbs,

and give praise

to the fire.


  • The song shares a cadence with "O Holy Night", and can be sung to its tune.
  • The tune draws from the Lacrimosa of Verdi's Requiem.
  • A tune similar to "Come Wayward Souls" is heard in "Hard Times at the Huskin' Bee" when Enoch and the Pumpkin People are approaching Wirt and Greg in the Field of Pottsfield.
  • In addition, the theme plays many more times in the series, usually when the Beast is mentioned; this includes when Beatrice spots the Beast with Greg at the Beginning of "The Unknown", also when Adelaide mentions him in "Lullaby in Frogland".
  • The song's tune, specifically the first two bars, a minor key, shares a similarity to the French nursery rhyme: Alouette. The nursery rhyme, Little Bunny Foo Foo, also uses this tune, and shares a similar analogy in lyrical structuring. Example: "Come wayward Souls, That wander through the darkness" versus "Little Bunny Foo Foo, Hopping through the forest"