Mudcat Café message #249777 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22681   Message #249777
Posted By: Branwen23
30-Jun-00 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Parody of Willie McBride
Here you go:

(Tune: "No-man's Land," by Eric Bogle)
(Words: Unknown, but doubtless depraved individual)

Well, how are you doing, old Moggy the Cat?
I just noticed you lying where I almost sat.
Do you mind if I push you a bit to the side?
I've been walking all day on the road where you died.

You've been squashed like a butterfly pressed between glass.
Were you hit by a truck that was moving too fast?
Did he slam on the brakes as he saw you go past?
Or, Moggy the Cat, did he step on the gas?

CHORUS: Did he honk the horn loudly?
Did you stand your ground proudly?
Did a shadow fall o'er you as the truck mowed you down?
Did you die with a yowl and a big fuss?
Did the birds come and pick at your carcass?

The ground squirrels and mice all seem happy today.
The butterflies frolic and hummingbirds play.
A mockingbird sits there composing a dirge
'Till he finally yields to his scavenger urge.

The robins and sparrows all join in the feast
In their joyous relief that the terror has ceased,
And the birds dance around you, not sad in the least,
Like the Munchkins danced over the Witch of the East.


Old Moggy the Cat, I sure wish I knew why
You road-kills look so damned surprised when you die.
Did you think that some animal spirit survives?
Did you really believe that a cat has nine lives?

Well, if that is true, this is life number ten,
Getting ever more flat, spinning 'round now and then,
As the cars run you over again and again,
And again and again and again and again!


HTML line breaks added, and title corrected. --JoeClone, 17-Sep-02.