Friday, April 20, 2007

Meow, Meow, Meow

When I was in the fourth grade my teacher, Miss Flynn, taught us a song called "Don Gato." It's a feline love story. Cat loves cat, cat falls from roof and dies, cat comes back to life. The first time I sang it I loved it. It made me laugh and laugh and laugh.

For many years I've been searching for the lyrics to this song. I would sing what I knew for everyone and anyone who would listen and no one knew it. Some even had the audacity to laugh at me. I was beginning to think the song never existed and it was merely a figment of my childhood imagination.

Lo and behold last week I warbled what I knew for a woman at work and she knew the song. Meoooow! From there I was able to surf the web and happily found the lyrics.

I'm so excited that I want to share them with the world. So here they are:

O Senor Don Gato was a cat.
On a high red roof Don Gato sat.
He was there to read a letter,
(meow, meow, meow)
where the reading light was better,
(meow, meow, meow)
'Twas a love-note for Don Gato!
"I adore you," wrote the ladycat,
who was fluffy white, and nice and fat.
There was not a sweeter kitty,
(meow, meow, meow)
in the country or the city
(meow, meow, meow)
and she said she'd wed Don Gato!
O Senor Don Gato jumped with glee!
He fell off the roof and broke his knee,
broke his ribs and all his whiskers,
(meow, meow, meow)
and his little solar plexus
(meow, meow, meow)
"Ay Caramba!!" cried Don Gato.
All the doctors they came on the run,
just to see if something could be done.
And they held a consultation,
(meow, meow, meow)
about how to save their patient,
(meow, meow, meow)
how to save Senor Don Gato.
But in spite of everything they tried,
poor Senor Don Gato up and died.
No, it wasn't very merry,
(meow, meow, meow)
going to the cemetery,
(meow, meow, meow)
for the ending of Don Gato.
But as the the funeral passed the market square,
such a smell of fish was in the air,
though the burial was slated,
(meow, meow, meow)
he became reanimated,
(meow, meow, meow)
he came back to life, Don Gato!

And if you're still reading this post, you can find a version of the song at the following link:

Meow, meow, meow!

1 comment:

Owen said...

I kick cats.