Mudcat Café message #93662 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162   Message #93662
Posted By: Matthew B.
09-Jul-99 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Senor Don Gato
Subject: RE: Senor Don Gato
I remember when I heard this song. It was 1964 and I was in elementary school. The teacher played us the album, and most of us were crying (or at least very choked up) by the time the cat died, and then suddenly overjoyed when he came back to life. What an emotional roller coaster for a room full of 3rd graders.

Anyway, I never heard it again, but I never forgot it either -- even though I'd heard it only once (which says a lot about how strong an impression one song can make). I'm delighted to see it in print at last.