Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Cat Came Back...

Update on the cat.

Charlotte Rose, clearly amused by my attempts to keep her from peeing and pooping on the boy's bedroom carpet, let me know today who is in charge.

I had cleaned with the nature's miracle. I had bought a new litter for the upstairs. She stopped going on the carpet. I was thrilled. Today, I got the NoMark stuff- just to be sure.



Five minutes after I sprayed the NoMark? She went and pooped on the rug.

Then she came down and sat on my table in my office. On top of my newspapers, and some work papers. Ears flat, tail twitching.

Ok. I give up. You win.

Reminded me of a children's song the boys loved when they were little...

The Cat Came Back
Written By: Harry S. Miller (with later folk additions,
Copyright Unknown


Old Mister Johnson had troubles of his own
He had a yellow cat which wouldn't leave its home;
He tried and he tried to give the cat away,
He gave it to a man goin' far, far away.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

He gave it to a man going up in a balloon,
He told him for to take it to the man in the moon;
The balloon came down about ninety miles away,
Where he is now, well I dare not say.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

He gave it to a man going way out West,
Told him for to take it to the one he loved the best;
First the train hit the curve, then it jumped the rail,
Not a soul was left behind to tell the gruesome tale.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

Away across the ocean they did send the cat at last,
Vessel only out a day and making water fast;
People all began to pray, the boat began to toss,
A great big gust of wind came by and every soul was lost.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

The cat was a possessor of a family of its own,
With seven little kittens till there came a cyclone;
Blew the houses all apart and tossed the cat around,
The air was full of kittens, and not a one was ever found.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

(there are other lyrics that are more gruesome, but this is the version from a book we had.)

5 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

Gruesome Girl Scout Songs?

4:31 AM  
Anonymous Bil Browning said...

The absolute best video of the song. Every time I hear or read mention of the song, I think of this animation.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous donald said...

the cats ALWAYS win! ask thomas about our friends cat that crapped on his coat one time!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Suzy said...

Great now I am going to have the song stuck in my head all day thanks.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

The man around the corner swore he'd kill the cat on sight,
He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite;
He waited and he waited for the cat to come around,
Ninety seven pieces of the man is all they found.


I think that's gruesome.

5:11 PM  

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