African-American Spiritual in the public domain, based on Ezekiel 37:1-14. In this passage, the prophet Ezekiel visits a valley full of bones and brings them to life simply by mentioning the Lord.

Also known as "Dry Bones" or "Dem Dry Bones," the song has become a staple of children's music to teach the parts of the body. The popular tune associated with it was written by James Weldon Johnson and these lyrics are by his brother J. Rosamund Johnson:

Ezekiel connected dem dry bones
Ezekiel connected dem dry bones
Ezekiel connected dem dry bones
I hear the word of the Lord.

Your toe bone connected to your foot bone,
Your foot bone connected to your ankle bone,
Your ankle bone connected to your leg bone,
Your leg bone connected to your knee bone,
Your knee bone connected to your thigh bone,
Your thigh bone connected to your hip bone,
Your hip bone connected to your back bone,
Your back bone connected to your shoulder bone,
Your shoulder bone connected to your neck bone,
Your neck bone connected to your head bone,
I hear the word of the Lord!

Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk aroun'
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun'
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun'
I hear the word of the Lord!

Disconnect dem bones, dem dry bones
Disconnect dem bones, dem dry bones
Disconnect dem bones, dem dry bones
I hear the word of the Lord!

Your head bone connected from your neck bone,
Your neck bone connected from your shoulder bone,
Your shoulder bone connected from your back bone,
Your back bone connected from your hip bone,
Your hip bone connected from your thigh bone,
Your thigh bone connected from your knee bone,
Your knee bone connected from your leg bone,
Your leg bone connected from your ankle bone,
Your ankle bone connected from your foot bone,
Your foot bone connected from your toe bone,
I hear the word of the Lord!
I hear the word of the Lord!

This song has appeared in numerous television shows, including The Prisoner (in the episode "Fallout," a recording by the Four Lads, a Toronto vocal group, from their 1962 album, Dixieland Doin's) and Dennis Potter's television miniseries The Singing Detective (an early episode features Marlowe hallucinating a Broadway style dance number performed by hospital staff, to a recording of this song by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians).

Dem Bones® is a registered trademark belonging to Brach's Confectioners, Inc. Dem Bones are candy treats that are tart and tangy not unlike SweeTARTS®. There are six fruity flavors of treats: cherry, orange, grape, lemon, lime, and pineapple.

What really distinguishes these yummy treats from all the rest is the shapes of the candies. All of the pieces are shaped like bones. There are five shapes: a skull, a foot, a hand, a rib cage, and a bone that resembles a thighbone (or femur). Each of the bones comes in each of the flavors (or so it appears in the bag I purchased)

Dem Bones also have four complete skeletons on the package to act as mascots: Boney Tony, Neckbone Nick, Fractured Fran, and Slim Jim. They appear happy, dancing, and frolicking.

The 8 oz. package contains approximately 285 individual candies and 900 calories of pure carbohydrates

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