Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
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:


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

Azizi Powell

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.