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The Old Gumbie Cat

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The Old Gumbie Cat Lyrics

    I have a Gumbie Cat in mind
    Her name is Jennyanydots
    Her coat is of the tabby kind with tiger stripes and leopard spots
    All day she sits upon the stair or on the step or on the mat
    She sits and sits and sits and sits
    And that's what makes a Gumbie Cat
    That's what makes a Gumbie Cat!

    But . . .
    When the day's hustle and bustle is done
    Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun
    And when all the family's in bed and asleep
    She tucks up her skirts to the basement to creep
    She is deeply concerned with the ways of the mice
    Their behaviour's not good and their manners not nice
    So when she has got them lined up on the matting
    She teaches them music, crocheting and tatting

    I have a Gumbie Cat in mind
    Hr name is Jennyanydots
    Her equal would be hard to find
    Se likes the warm and sunny spots
    All day she sits beside the hearth or on the bed or on my hat
    She sits and sits and sits and sits
    And that's what makes a Gumbie Cat
    That's what makes a Gumbie Cat!

    But . . . When the day's hustle and bustle is done
    Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun
    As she finds that the mice will not ever keep quiet
    She is sure it is due to irregular diet
    And believing that nothing is done without trying
    She sets right to work with her baking and frying
    She makes them a mouse-cake of bread and dried peas
    And a beautiful fry of lean bacon and cheese

    I have a Gumbie Cat in mind
    Her name is Jennyanydots
    The curtain cord she likes to wind and tie it into sailor knots
    She sits upon the windowsill or anything that's smooth and flat
    She sits and sits and sits and sits
    And that's what makes a Gumbie Cat
    That's what makes a Gumbie Cat!

    But . . .
    When the day's hustle and bustle is done
    Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun
    She thinks that the cockroaches need employment
    To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment
    So she's formed from that lot of disorderly louts
    A troop of well disciplined helpful boy scouts
    With a purpose in life and a good deed to do
    And she's even created a Beetles Tattoo!

    So for old Gumbie Cats let us give three cheers
    On whom well ordered households depend, it appears
    Three cheers, three cheers, three cheers!
    For she's a jolly good fellow!

    Thank you my dears!