Cats Musical Lyrics

The Ad-dressing Of Cats

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The Ad-dressing Of Cats Lyrics

    You've heard of several kinds of cat
    And my opinion now is that
    You should need no interpreter
    To understand our character

    You've learned enough to take the view
    That cats are very much like you
    You've seen us both at work and games
    And learnt about our proper names
    Our habits and our habitat
    But how would you ad-dress a cat?

    So first, your memory I'll jog
    And say: A cat is not a dog

    Now dogs pretend they like to fight
    They often bark, more seldom bite
    But yet a dog is, on the whole
    What you would call a simple soul

    The usual dog about the town
    Is much inclined to play the clown
    And far from showing too much pride
    Is frequently undignified
    He's such an easygoing lout
    He'll answer any hail or shout

    The usual dog about the town
    Is inclined to play the clown

    Again I must remind you that
    A dog's a dog, a cat's a cat

    With cats, some say one rule is true
    Don't speak 'til you are spoken to
    Myself I do not hold with that
    I say you should ad-dress a cat
    But always bear in mind that he
    Resents familiarity

    You bow, and taking off your hat
    Ad-dress him in this form: "O' cat!"

    Before a cat will condescend
    To treat you as a trusted friend
    Some little token of esteem
    Is needed, like a dish of cream

    And you might now and then supply
    Some caviar, or Strassburg pie
    Some potted grouse or salmon paste
    He's sure to have his personal taste
    And so in time you reach your aim
    And call him by his name

    So this is this, and that is that
    And there's how you ad-dress a cat

    A cat's entitled to expect
    These evidences of respect
    So this is this, and that is that
    And there's how you ad-dress a cat