Mudcat Café message #38210 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162   Message #38210
Posted By: J. D. Roberson
15-Sep-98 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Senor Don Gato
Subject: Lyr Add: DON GATO
DON GATO

I learned this at Robt. E. Peary Elementary School, Tulsa, Okla., in 2nd grade (1976-77), Frances Blazer's music/speech class.....remember it to this day.

O Senor Don Gato was a cat.
On a high red roof Don Gato sat.
He went there to read a letter, Meow, Meow Meow.
Where the reading light was better, M.., M.., M..
Twas a love note for D. G.

"I adore you," wrote the lady cat.
Who was fluffy white and nice and fat.
There was not a sweeter kitty, M, M, M.
In the country or the city, M, M, M.
And she said she'd wed D. G.

O D. G. jumped so happily.
He fell off the roof and broke his knee.
Broke his ribs and all his whiskers, M, M, M.
And his little solar plexis, M, M, M.
"Ay Carramba!" cried D. G.

Well the doctors all came on the run.
Just to see if something could be done.
So they held a consultation, Meow, Meow Meow.
About how to save their patient, Meow, Meow Meow.
How to save Senor Don Gato

But in spite of ev'rything they tried.
Poor Senor Don Gato up and died.
O it wasn't very merry, Meow, Meow Meow.
Going to the cemetery, Meow, Meow Meow.
For the ending of Don Gato


As the funeral passed the market square.
Such a smell of fish was in the air.
Though the burial was slated, M, M, M.
He became re-animated, M, M, M.
He came back to life, Don Gato!

(optional refrain)
For he had nine lives, Don Gato!