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Lyr Add: Overflowing Cat Box Blues (Jane Robinson)

Barbara 27 Nov 98 - 02:32 AM
alison 27 Nov 98 - 05:57 PM
Barbara 29 Nov 98 - 11:14 PM
BSeed 30 Nov 98 - 01:26 AM
BSeed 30 Nov 98 - 01:29 AM
Greg Baker 08 Dec 98 - 11:44 PM
Garry 09 Dec 98 - 03:27 AM
GUEST,Genie 06 Sep 01 - 03:39 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: OVERFLOWING CAT BOX BLUES (Jane Robinson)
From: Barbara
Date: 27 Nov 98 - 02:32 AM

Here ya go, alison. can you improvise a tune or shall I post what I know?
Blessings,
barbara

OVERFLOWING CAT BOX BLUES
(Jane Robinson PhD )
LA paleontologist.

First I must mention the lack of attention:
Here I am wasting away. (it's awful)
Why did you get me if you won't pet me
Seventeen hours a day? I ask you
What is this crap when I sit on your lap?
I expect a devoted masseuse;
I got those `Nobody loves me, nobody feeds me
Overflowin' cat box blues.

Now I have grown gaunt from privation and want
But catfood I don't deign to take (how gauche)
But I could connive to completely revive
When you give-a me half of your steak (done rare)
I'll sit and I'll beg with my claws in your leg
Until you concede what I'm due;
I got those `Nobody loves me, nobody feeds me..

Hey, I don't deserve this lousy door service:
I'm always on the wrong side. You know this
Prancing and yowling, moaning and growling
Works, but it hurts a cat's pride. So I'll just
Claw and I'll spray till the door rots away
And leaves me a hole to pass through;
I got those `Nobody loves me, nobody feeds me...

Say, whenever I go for the bed or the sofa
You always shoo me away. (How rude!)
You say I get hair on the fabric of chairs
That offends your pristine derriere. Well now if
I can't repose where I want, I suppose, I'll
Throw up where you most like to snooze;
I got those `Nobody loves me, nobody feeds me..

Well, you ought to know when a cat's got to go
That you owe her a spotless commode. (Let's hear it)
Why should I squat on the same soggy spot
Right on top of three weeks worth of load? Now really!
If I were a grouch I would piss on the couch,
But instead I have pissed in your shoe;
I got those `Nobody loves me, nobody feeds me...

Since you have spayed me nobody's laid me -
I'm all neurotic and tense - it's true now -
Kneading and mewing is all that I'm doing
And not wooing toms on the fence. Don't think that
I've become bitter because I can't litter
No, but I've lost a few screws;
I got those `Nobody loves me, nobody feeds me
Overflowin' cat box blues.
I got those `Nobody loves me, nobody feeds me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cat Box Blues, for alison
From: alison
Date: 27 Nov 98 - 05:57 PM

Hi,

thanks Barbara..... I loved it.... Yes please send whatever tune you've got, although probably any 12 bar blues would work.

slainte

alison


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Subject: Tune Add: OVERFLOWING CAT BOX BLUES (J Robinson)
From: Barbara
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 11:14 PM

Hi crew, this is (more or less) what I learned as the tune, course when its blues, the third slides around a little, and the ending that I know repeats the chorus half time and ends with the word 'blues' dropping to the seventh note.
Blessings,
Barbara

MIDI file: catbox.mid

Timebase: 240

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 64 080 0144 0 64 064 0036 1 63 080 0048 0 63 064 0012 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 55 080 0192 0 55 064 0048 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 57 080 0144 0 57 064 0036 1 56 080 0048 0 56 064 0012 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 57 080 0192 0 57 064 0168 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0192 0 55 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 55 080 0288 0 55 064 0072 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 57 080 0192 0 57 064 0048 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 63 080 0096 0 63 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 55 080 0192 0 55 064 0048 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 56 080 0096 0 56 064 0024 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 57 080 0192 0 57 064 0048 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0192 0 55 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 55 080 0288 0 55 064 0072 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 57 080 0192 0 57 064 0048 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 63 080 0096 0 63 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 55 080 0192 0 55 064 0048 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 56 080 0096 0 56 064 0024 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 57 080 0192 0 57 064 0048 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0192 0 55 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 55 080 0288 0 55 064 0072 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 57 080 0192 0 57 064 0048 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 63 080 0096 0 63 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 55 080 0288 0 55 064 0072 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 56 080 0096 0 56 064 0024 1 57 080 0096 0 57 064 0024 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 57 080 0288 0 57 064 0072 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 55 080 0096 0 55 064 0024 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 60 080 0768 0 60 064
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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Subject: Chords Add: OVERFLOWING CAT BOX BLUES (J Robinson)
From: BSeed
Date: 30 Nov 98 - 01:26 AM

Great song,Barbara. It seems to me to be more of a rag than a blues. Here are the chords for the way I worked it out. If I could use my Refresh Threads link, I'd look up ABC Format so I could post my tune (I don't know what it is--I'm sure I didn't create it), but the box sits on top of the Support The Mudcat graphic and I get either that or the Clone Browser window if I click in it.



  /C                       /C7
First I must mention the lack of attention:
/F /C
Here I am wasting away. (it's awful)
/ / F C
Why did you get me if you won't pet me
/A7 /G7
Seventeen hours a day? I ask you
/C /C7
What is this crap when I sit on your lap? I ex-
/F F#dim /C
pect a devoted masseuse; I got those
/F /C A7
`Nobody loves me, nobody feeds me
/D7 G7 /C
Overflowin' cat box blues.¹

--seed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cat Box Blues, for alison
From: BSeed
Date: 30 Nov 98 - 01:29 AM

Damn it. I can't figure this out. I got it all right except the first line--what happened that time? What did i do differently? --seed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cat Box Blues, for alison
From: Greg Baker
Date: 08 Dec 98 - 11:44 PM

The song is on a filk album, "Bedlam Cats", which is a Wail Song production. Email me at nyekulturniy@hotmail.com and I'll try to get a copy to you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cat Box Blues, for alison
From: Garry
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 03:27 AM

Probably any 12 bar will work but not real blues


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cat Box Blues, for alison
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 03:39 AM

The title reminds me, rhythmically, of Jim Croce's "Workin' At The Car Wash Blues." I wonder if the words could be fitted to that tune.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Overflowing Cat Box Blues (Jane Robinson)
From: Genie
Date: 20 Jul 16 - 08:02 PM

Yeah, just about any 12-bar progression works. And you can make it a blues if you play and sing it as that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Overflowing Cat Box Blues (Jane Robinson)
From: Helen
Date: 21 Jul 16 - 06:09 AM

The tune on the ABC above reminds me of

Nobody Likes Me (The Worm Song)

which kind of matches the attitude of the cat in the Cat Box Blues song, except the cat would probably eat the worms just to throw them up on an inappropriate spot in the house.


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