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Thread #27319   Message #334492
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
04-Nov-00 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Info req: The Cat's in the Cradle
Subject: Info req: The Cat's in the Cradle
A friend of mine would like to do his own translation into German of this Harry Chapin song. We found, however, that neither of us knew what exactly the first two lines of the chorus refer to:
The cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon
I suspect it's popular US children's books or TV characters or something. Any ideas? Thanks!