The Owl and the Pussy​-​Cat

by First Person SINGular

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This was my favorite childhood song.
Poem by Edward Lear.

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
BY EDWARD LEAR

I
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

II
Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

III
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

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released June 5, 2013

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First Person SINGular Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Amanda started toying with the accordion in 2007 and began a more serious approach once she returned from a year in France in 2009. Since age 14 she has played scheissy guitar but never had luck with songwriting this way. Songs came much more easily and successfully once she began working with the right instrument. She takes a rather witty approach with words in English, French, German, etc. ... more

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