Saturday, November 6, 2010

Red, White and Blue Streak

I am a very patriotic cat even though I effectively snoozed through last Tuesday's elections and I can't tell donkeys and elephants apart when it comes to politics. I also know it's Veterans Day next week and a bunch of men from the American Legion will be coming by to visit Jack and me. And, if that isn't enough to salute the colors, there's the birthday of John Philip Sousa, the march king today.

Since the classical station is always left on in the parlor, I've heard my share of Sousa marches and been rudely awakened by horns and clashing cymbals. To return the favor, I have come up with my own rendition of "The Caissons Keep Rolling Along" by a Gen. Gruber who wrote it around 1908. My version has been adapted especially for the feline voice and spirit.

So, all together now, friends--Wouldn't it be fun to have a bouncing mouse over the lyrics as we sing?


Over here
Over there
There is cat hair everywhere
It's how I know
It's here I belong.

Over here
Over there
There is catnip on the chair
I'm living high on the nip
And the song.

I'm dropping fur
With such vigor--it's a blur
And I can't be remorseful in the least
It keeps the humans on their toes
And I'm sure each one of 'em knows
They can't cuss at me since I am a priest.

Very nice! Everybody take a bow!



SeaThreePeeO said...

What an excellent rendition of a much improved song!

Hannah and Lucy said...

A very good idea to have a bouncing mouse over the lyrics - we wholeheartedly agree.
Thank you for your kind words about Lucy - I think she's fed up with me keep asking her if shes OK!!

The Daily Pip said...

Love the bouncing mouse idea and and the new lyrics! I stayed up and watched the election returns with mom, but I am with you I can't tell the difference between donkeys and elephants.

Your pal, Pip

Marg said...

We sang right along with you Tom. What a super song. Well done. That was fun. Take care and have a fun week end.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

We meowed along and the mom wanted to know what all the noise was about! MOL Fanks Tom!!


Katnip Lounge said...

hee hee...Mommy want to march now. She says "thank you" for the ear worm, she'll be humming the song all day!

Cathy Keisha said...

Bravo! Bravo! Take a bow! That's a wonderful rendition. It's gonna replace my version of "The Kitteh Sleeps Tinight" atop the charts. Love the bouncing mice idea. xoxo


You put a big smile on Momma's face today!
We love your rendition of this song!

Bouncing mice purrfecto!


Cara n Crew said...

:). We think we'll march through our house and sing your song, Tom! Maybe a good thing you didn't have a bouncing mouse...too distracting!

Our mom leaves the classical station on for us too! Purrs-
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Summer at said...

That is a PAWSOME song!!!

Gattina said...

Nice to meet a church cat, so far I only knew church mice, lol !

Mr Puddy said...

Great Song !!!!
I really love the lyrics ! and now I'm going to sing for my family.

Over here
Over there
There is cat hair everywhere
It's how I know
It's here I belong.

Over here ....

Brian said...

Bravo!!! Now that's once catchy tune!

The Island Cats said...

We loved your version of that song, Tom!

The Florida Furkids said...

We really like your lyrics!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Team Tabby said...

We definitely need the bouncing mousie, we got a little mixed up, but we started out in grand style, all of us - really. It is so nice to meet you Father Tom, you're furry handsome, glad you stopped by!

Mindy, Moe, BonBon, Cookie & Mike
PS them Temptations 'r irresistible

Mariodacat said...

Brovo - you are in especially good voice tonight too. Great rendition of dat song. LOVE IT! We need to wish dat composer a happy birthday too. He was a good one.