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Lyr Req: Pussy Cat / Pussycat (from Ames Brothers)

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GUEST,Adrienne 01 Oct 01 - 08:45 PM
Amos 01 Oct 01 - 09:01 PM
Murray MacLeod 01 Oct 01 - 09:23 PM
SINSULL 01 Oct 01 - 11:04 PM
Amos 01 Oct 01 - 11:42 PM
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GUEST,Adrienne 02 Oct 01 - 04:36 PM
GUEST,Adrienne 25 Apr 03 - 08:52 AM
GUEST,noddy 25 Apr 03 - 10:28 AM
Jim Dixon 26 Apr 03 - 01:14 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Oct 07 - 12:27 AM
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GUEST,Martyn Webster 25 Sep 10 - 08:05 AM
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Subject: Pussycat
From: GUEST,Adrienne
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 08:45 PM

Hi. I just found this site, and it looks great! Now maybe I can find the lyrics to a song I knew as a child. This would have been around 1960, and it was on a 45 record, I believe the title was Pussycat. It's about a boy who falls in love with the neighbor's daughter, who happens to be a cat (at least that's the way I interpreted it as a child). The only lyrics I can remember are

"They called her Pussycat, Puss Puss Pussycat, for her hair was silky fine
Pussycat, Puss Puss Pussycat, how her two big eyes did shine.
She had a smile so sweet, and a great deal more than that,
And she grew and she grew and I smiled at her,
her milky skin like silky fur,
my Puss Puss Puss Puss Pussycat."

I think he grows up and marries the cat, or girl, or whatever she is. I have hunted for that record for years. I would be thrilled if someone knows this one! Thanks! And I'm sorry if I'm not posting this correctly...It's my first time.


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 09:01 PM

I'm sure this isn't quite it, but it's the closest I've found so far.

A


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 09:23 PM

Amos, that link is about as much good to Adrienne as this one

Murray


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 11:04 PM

I remember this one Adrienne but have no idea who sang it. Damn. Now I will be up all night!


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 11:42 PM

LOL Murray!!! I forebore to offer that one!! ROTFLMAO.

A


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: GUEST,Adrienne
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 11:42 PM

Amos, Murray, and Sinsull, Thanks for trying. Sinsull, you are the first person I've found that actually remembers this song, so I am heartened. I've thought of some of the words to the first verse, if it rings any bells: Oh I was born in a little old house in a town called (Ioway?), I was eight years old and I fell in love, it seems like yesterday. Down an old (mill road?) in a (pretty little house?) lived some folks not far from me, And they had a child only one year old, a lovely babe to see. They called her Pussycat...

Again, thanks for your help!


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Oct 01 - 03:00 PM

I remember it slightly differently:

"Pussycat, Puss Puss Pussycat
For her hair was dark and fine
Pussycat, Puss Puss Pussycat
For her two big eyes did shine
She had a smile so sweet
And a great deal more than that
And she cooed and she purred
When I smiled at her
With her (monkey?)milky skin of silky fur
My Pussycat, Puss Puss Pussycat"

Someone has to know this one.


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: GUEST,Adrienne
Date: 02 Oct 01 - 04:36 PM

Sinsull, I'm sure you are right about the "cooed and purred". The last time I heard this song I was 5 or 6 years old, so the lyrics are pretty vague in my memory.


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: GUEST,Adrienne
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 08:52 AM

A year and a half later, and I'm still trying to find this song. Does anyone remember who sang it? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Pussycat
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 10:28 AM

surely this must be the longest running thread.
Best of luck but try a new title with "lyric required" rather than just pussycat. Lots of mudcatters like to show they know every song and others are just plain helpful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pussycat
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 01:14 PM

The site that Amos linked to above is quite an amusing one, although the song found there is not the one Adrienne was looking for. That site belongs to a guy who composes music for kids' pantomimes, and the song in question was created for "Dick Whittington," hence the cat theme. What would you call the style? Techno DJ rap for kids? Anyway, it's clever and fun. Check it out.

I failed to find what Adrienne wanted, but at least this message will refresh the thread.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PUSSY CAT (from The Ames Brothers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 12:27 AM

PUSSY CAT
Tom Glazer, Sunny Skylar
As sung by the Ames Brothers

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat.

Well, I was born in a little old house in a town called Barrel Bay.
I was eight years old when I fell in love and it seems like yesterday.
Down the old mill road in a pretty house lived some folks not far from me,
And they had a child only one year old and a lovely babe to see.

CHORUS: They called her Pussy Cat, Puss, Puss, Pussy Cat, for her hair was soft and fine;
Pussycat, Puss, Puss, Pussy Cat, for her two big eyes would shine.
She had a smile so sweet and a great deal more than that,
And she'd coo and purr when I smiled at her
With a milky skin like silky fur,
My Puss, Puss, Puss, Puss, Pussy Cat.

Now, years went by and I grew quite tall for I shot up like a vine,
And I used to watch over Pussy Cat till she reached the age of nine.
Then I said goodbye for I left one morn, for a town in Ioway,
And I didn't see anyone I knew till I came back one fine day. CHORUS

Well, there she was like a pretty rose, and my goodness, how she'd grown.
But the sparkling eyes and the turned-up nose looked the same though years had flown.
Then I knew at once she belonged to me and I knew she felt the same,
So our lives were joined and our first new-born was a girl who bore her name. CHORUS

Puss, Puss, Puss, Puss, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat.

[Sung by The Ames Brothers on "The Very Best of the Ames Brothers," 1998.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pussy Cat / Pussycat (from Ames Brothers)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 05:30 PM

I too fondly remember and love this song from my youth, and it took me a long time to finally track it down as I didn't know who the singers were. While the lyrics posted above are the same as I've found elswhere, the actual singing of it by the Ames Bros was slightly different.

I swear still that in the second stanza where the posted lyrics say:
"Well, the years went by.." was really
"Now years went by...

"... I left one year, for a town in Iowa" was actually sung as:
"... I left one morn, for a town in Iowa"

Third stanza difference:
"Well, there she stood like a pretty rose..." was really
"Well, there she was like a pretty rose..."

Listen for yourself at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dxiMF9-I-A

This of course doesn't dampen its appeal, just wish the published words matched the performance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pussy Cat / Pussycat (from Ames Brothers)
From: oldhippie
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 09:17 PM

Iowa was pronounced "Eye Oh Way".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pussy Cat / Pussycat (from Ames Brothers)
From: GUEST,Martyn Webster
Date: 25 Sep 10 - 08:05 AM

After nine years, I doubt if you are still looking for this elusive "moggy" Adrienne , but I have finally cornered her here on YouTube.   I also loved this song when I was young at home listening to the radio with my Mum. A lovely memory!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRCsMV6DfvU

Enjoy!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pussy Cat / Pussycat (from Ames Brothers)
From: GUEST,Bob
Date: 23 Nov 13 - 11:35 AM

I finally found the 45rpm on RCA by Ames Brothers on ebay few years ago It doesn't seem to be on any of their available reissue CDs I onloy remember hearing it once on the radio on R Luxemburg


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