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The Cat Came Back

Traditional

Old Mr. Johnson had troubles of his own

An old yellow cat who wouldn’t leave her home

He tried and he tried to give the cat away

Gave her to a man going far, far away

                   CHORUS:

            But the cat came back

            The very next day

            The cat came back

            They thought she was a goner

            The cat came back,

            She just wouldn’t stay away.

 

He gave her to a man going up in a balloon

Told him for to take her to the man in the moon

Balloon came down ‘bout ninety miles away

Where the man is, I really can’t say

                 CHORUS

The man around the corner said he’d kill the cat on sight

Loaded up his gun with nails and dynamite

Waited and he waited for the cat to come around,

Ninety-seven pieces of the gun is all they found!

                 CHORUS

On a telegraph wire, sparrows sittin’ in a bunch

Cat was feelin’ hungry; thought she’d have some lunch.

She climbed up the pole, and when she reached the top,

Put her paw on the wire, which tied her in a knot!

                                            CHORUS

08/28/2012                         Copyright  BardLive Music     2012