The Cat Came Back
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
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
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!
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!
08/28/2012 Copyright BardLive Music 2012