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Rog Peek Lyr Req: from Tom Paxton Saturday Night album (27) Lyr Add: KING OF THE CAT CAFE (Tom Paxton) 30 Aug 14


KING OF THE CAT CAFE (Tom Paxton)

Everyone wants to sit with Huwey,
King of the Cat Café
Just to be recognised by Huwey
Is enough to make one's day
He never moves from his corner table
Under the poster of Betty Grable
Nothing escapes the notice of Huwey
King of the Cat Café

All of the poets look for Huwey
Soon as they come to town
He never says he likes their poems
But he never puts them down
Fifteen minutes at the corner table
Under the poster of Betty Grable
It's enough to send them happily away
From the King of the Cat Café

Lovers seek the sight of Huwey
Telling their tales of woe
Sitting on either side of Huwey
They all but come to blows
Pounding their fists on Hewey's table
Rattling the poster of Betty Grable
They reconcile and slip away
From the King of the Cat Café

Politicians have lunch with Huwey
Seeing to the public (wheel?)
Having their pictures taken with Huwey
Is sure to increase their appeal
Always welcome at the corner table
Personal friends of Betty Grable
Always a compliment of (fate?)
At the King of the Cat Café

Huwey's table is the noisiest place
In all of the Cat Café
Everyone wants to catch his eye
Read him a new screen-play
Huwey the perfect patron saint
Huwey made from wax and paint
Sends them happily on their way
King of the Cat Café


Couple of problems with verse4, someone may be able to help with that.
I have a copy of Saturday Night on vinyl. Issued in UK the album cover was different to US issue.


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