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Thread #27319   Message #334769
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
04-Nov-00 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: Info req: The Cat's in the Cradle
Subject: RE: Info req: The Cat's in the Cradle
Anyone feel like posting the lyrics? It might spark of some memories by putting the images in context. (And anyway it sounds an intriguing song.)

Little Boy Blue I've always thought a nursery rhyme with a strange melancholy quality.

Little Boy Blue, come blow on your horn
the sheep's in the meadow the cows in the corn,
where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haycock, fast asleep.

It's about things going wrong that can't be repaired. And so is the Man in the Moon, which Snuffy already quoted. And even the cat in the cradle might not be such a gentle image, if you think about it. As in Rock-a-bye Baby, the child might be in some considerable danger...