From the recording Spooky
"Spooky" was originally an instrumental song performed by saxophonist Mike Sharpe (Shapiro), written by Shapiro and Harry Middlebrooks, Jr., which first charted in 1967 hitting #57 on the US pop charts.  Its best known version was created by The Classics IV when guitarist James Cobb and producer Buddy Buie added lyrics centering on a "spooky little girl". In 1968, the vocal version of the song reached #3 in the U.S. (Billboard Hot 100) and #46 in the UK.
Cobb (along with bandmates Robert Nix and Dean Daughtry) later became part of the Atlanta Rhythm Section and re-recorded "Spooky" in 1979. ARS's version hit #17 in the US and #48 in the UK.
"Spooky" has also been covered by a number of artists including Dusty Springfield (whose version was featured prominently in the Guy Ritchie film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Andy Williams, Martha and the Vandellas, Michel Pagliaro (recorded song in French), Velvet Monkeys, Daniel Ash, Lydia Lunch, R.E.M., The Jazz Butcher, Joan Osborne, GoldieLocks, Imogen Heap, David Sanborn, The Golden Cups, The Puppini Sisters, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Marc Antoine, The Boris Gardiner Happening, Element of Crime, Phish and The Lettermen.
The song's main riff is sampled in the song "Why's Everbody Always Pickin' On Me?" by Bloodhound Gang, released in 1996
In the cool of the eveningWhen everything is gettin kind of groovyI call you up and ask you if youWould you like to go with me and see a movieFirst you say no, you've got some plans for the nightAnd then you stop, and say, all rightLove is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like youYou always keep me guessinI never seem to know what you are thinkinAnd if a fella looks at youIt's for sure your little eye will be a-winkinI get confused, cause I don't know where I standAnd then you smile, and hold my handLove is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like youSpookySpookyIf you decide someday to stop this little game that you are playinI'm gonna tell you all what my heart's been a-dyin to be sayinJust like a ghost, you've been a-hauntin my dreamsSo I'll propose on HalloweenLove is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like youSpooky, spooky, oh whoa, all rightSpooky, oh yea yeaI said Spooky yea yea Lyrics from <a href="http://www.elyrics.net">eLyrics.net</a>