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Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)

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Subject: Cat Town Races
From: GUEST,mitlyng6@airmail.net
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 01:43 PM

Did you ever learn the words for Cat Town Races?? I've sought them for years...


JIm M



Subject: RE: BS: Songs for Cats
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 07:57 AM

A cat song that did NOT get on the Garrison Keiler cat song CD is "Cat-town Races," which was on A Prairie Home Companion in the very early '80s. Anyone have the words?

I learned the "All Around My Hat" parody from Judy Cook:

"I'm going to kill my cat
And smother him with my pillow.
He pissed upon my hat
And for that he has to pay.
But I'm not in to cruelty
So when I'm through dissecting it
I'm going to send the pieces to the ASPCA."

I last sang it after a spate of "Don't Pet the Dog," "Please Send My Dog Home, Uncle Sam," and a host of others of that ilk.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: Cat Town Races (Keillor)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 11:42 PM

According to A Prairie Home Compendium: The Pretty Good Rundown Pages, CAT TOWN RACES was performed on Jan 29, 1983.

I vaguely remember this song. It's about a pair of cats chasing each other around the house late at night, jumping on the bed and awakening the humans.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)
From: CapriUni
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 08:51 PM

I was just looking for those lyrics -- 'cause there are couple cats chasing each other through the house right now. And all I can remember is a few fragments of lines:

Cat town races, sing this song: Meow, Meow!
(drawing a blank on the rest of the verse[s])

Chorus:
Gonna run all night!
Gonna sleep all day!
Up on the bed jumps the bobtail cat.
Up on the bed jumps the grey!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 09:09 PM

Not this song?

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=133724


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 04:39 AM

No !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)
From: CapriUni
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 06:43 AM

Some clarification and context: A Prairie Home Companion is a live performance radio program, loosely modeled after, and gently parodying, radio shows of the 1930's and '40's, including (among other things) spoofs of commercial sponsors.

Back in the early 1980's, one of those sponsors was Bertha's Kitty Boutique in the 'Dales, and they would advertise products intended to appeal to cat owners. Occasionally, the ads would feature samples from the "Songs of the Cat Songbook," which were all spoofs of famous songs rewritten with a cat theme.

"Cat Town Races," a spoof (naturally) of "Camptown Races," was one of those songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 09:50 AM

Contact him via:

http://www.garrisonkeillor.com/

CJB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Apr 15 - 09:54 AM

No, I never got the lyrics. And I've had my hands full since this first appeared in 2005, so I actually haven't pursued it. (I'm chasing way too many things!)

Learning more of Curmudgeon's repertoire has been my priority lately.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 10:59 PM

Cat Town Races was on the original Cat Songs Cassette many years ago. The only part I remember was Cat Town Races sing this song, meow, meow, Living Room hallway's five miles long.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cat Town Races (Garrison Keillor)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Oct 15 - 07:33 AM

I'll have to find my copy of the Cat Songs cassette, but I remember being disappointed that "Cat Town Races" was NOT on it.

Linn


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