“Most of you may recognize the name Jeepers Creepers from the 2001 movie. The song would play whenever the creeper was coming, giving off an eerie feeling. However, that’s not where the song originated.
Jeepers Creepers was written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer in 1938. It was made for a movie called Going Places. In the movie, a man named Gabriel is trying to train a wild horse. The horse’s name is Jeepers Creepers and he wouldn’t calm down enough for people to ride him. Gabriel wrote a song for the horse and named it after him. By playing the song on a trumpet or singing it, Gabriel was able to soothe Jeepers Creepers.
The song was never meant to be a scary tune. It was made to be relaxing and soothing.”
Jenna is a sophomore at Rowan University. She is currently studying Elementary Education and Writing Arts. Currently, she enjoys listening to pop, rap, and alternative music. In her free time, she likes to play with her dog, spend time with friends, and go on nature walks.