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Thread #21125   Message #223550
Posted By: GUEST,Al Secen
05-May-00 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kitty Alone
Subject: Kitty Alone
I have a cassette tape of tune used in Beatrix Potter stories. One story, the Tailor of Glocester, contains a tune that is not included in the original text. It appears to be a variant of the "Frog went Courting" tune. I have a guess at the words, but can't be sure. My five year old daughter is desperate to know what's being sung and doesn't trust my interpretation. Can anyone help?

The words as I hear them are:

"There was a frog lived in a well,
kitty alone, kitty alone,
A merry mouse in the mill
Cock me carry, kitty alone, kitty alone."

"The frog he went a wooing ride,
kitty alone, kitty alone,
a sword and buckler by his side,
cock me carry, kitty alone, kitty alone"

"When he was on his high horse set,
kitty alone, kitty alone,
his boots they shone as black as jets
cock me carry, kitty alone, kitty alone"


Am I close to a proper interpretation? They singers seem to have a very heavy cockney accent so I'm just not sure.

Thanks for your help!

Al (al.secen@lmco.com)