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Azizi Origins: Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye (93* d) RE: Origins: Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye 03 Jun 13


I'm not sure why I became interested in "Black Cat Piddled In The White Cat's Eye" almost four years after this discussion thread was started. I think that it was because I came across the YouTube videos of Australian & American performances of this song, and there didn't appear to be any awareness of any possible-or probable- African American sources for this "Black Cat..." song.

I decided to publish a page about "Black Cat..." on my Cocojams website. That page presents selected comments from this thread in an easier to read format [with subject headings]

I also created that page because the latter portion of this Mudcat discussion contains comments that include profanity & sexual references. This Cocojams page doesn't contain those comments and, as such, can be considered suitable for use for children & youth.

Disclaimer- That Cocojams page is not meant to be a compilation of internet material on "Black Cat Piddled In A White Cat's Eye". Also, this page only includes selected comments from that Mudcat thread. Cocojams visitors may want to read (and participate in)- the entire discussion, as it also includes comments about other subjects of folkloric interest, such as the meanings of "josie" in the song "Jim Along Josie".

Also, full disclosure, I shared my reasons for only very sporadically posting on Mudcat along my opinion about what one type of reseach & discussion that I think Mudcat excels in [this type of discussion thread] in an Addendum to that post.

I also published a companion post of videos about "Black Cat Piddled In The White Cat's Eye" on my cultural blog. Those two hyperlinks are:

http://cocojams.com/content/discussion-song-black-cat-piddled-white-cats-eye

and

http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/06/videos-of-black-cat-piddled-in-white.html

Thanks to all whose comments I quoted in that Cocojams post.

Azizi Powell


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