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08 January 2009 @ 08:32 am
For posterity: The Tale of Don Gato  
We used to sing this in music class in elementary school. It was one of my favorite songs, and oft-requested by most of the students at Lewinsville. At an early age, it taught me about love, heartbreak, and what a solar plexus was:

O Senor Don Gato was a cat.

O Senor Don Gato was a cat.
On a high red roof Don Gato sat.
He was there to read a letter,
(meow, meow, meow)
where the reading light was better,
(meow, meow, meow)
'Twas a love-note for Don Gato!

"I adore you," wrote the ladycat,
who was fluffy white, and nice and fat.
There was not a sweeter kitty,
(meow, meow, meow)
in the country or the city
(meow, meow, meow)
and she said she'd wed Don Gato!

O Senor Don Gato jumped with glee!
He fell off the roof and broke his knee,
broke his ribs and all his whiskers,
(meow, meow, meow)
and his little solar plexus
(meow, meow, meow)
"Ay Caramba!!" cried Don Gato.

All the doctors they came on the run,
just to see if something could be done.
And 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 everything they tried,
poor Senor Don Gato up and died.
No, it wasn't very merry,
(meow, meow, meow)
going to the cemetary,
(meow, meow, meow)
for the ending of Don Gato.

But as the the funeral passed the market square,
such a smell of fish was in the air,
though the burial was plated,
(meow, meow, meow)
he became reanimated,
(meow, meow, meow)
he came back to life, Don Gato!
maugornmaugorn on January 8th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Finnigan's Wake as a cat story.

The horror the horror.
Stormwindz: Arr!stormwindz on January 8th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
... and the cat came back! The very next daaaaaaaay
I vaguely remember this song from school. Much clearer and not quite the same is http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8wacMgB-gKs
(Anonymous) on April 15th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I love that song beacase it has a nice beat