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​The Cat Came Back

This song is by Slim Clark and appears on the album Cowboy Songs (1958).

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The Cat Came Back
Old Mr Johnson had troubles of his own
And he had an old yellow cat that wouldn't leave home
Tried everything he knew to do to keep the cat away
He even gave him to a preacher and he told him to stay

But the cat came back, very next day
The cat came back, thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away

Now the cat had company out in the back yard
Somebody threw a boot and threw it awful hard
Hit the cat behind the ear and he thought it was a slight
And down came a brick and drove him out of sight...

But the cat came back, very next day
The cat came back, thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away

Now, they gave the old cat to the man in the balloon
And they told him to leave him with the man in the moon
Well the balloon, it busted and everybody said,
"Ten miles away they picked a man up dead"...

But the cat came back, very next day
The cat came back, thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away

On the telegraph wire the birds were sittin' in a bunch
Saw an even number, thought he'd' have 'em for his lunch
Climbed softly up the pole, until he reached the top
Put his foot upon the electric wire, tied him in a knot...

But the cat came back, very next day
The cat came back, thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away

Now the cat was a terror and they thought it would be best
To give him to a feller who was goin' out West
Train ran around a corner and hit a broken rail
Not a blessed soul aboard the train lived to tell the tale...

But the cat came back, very next day
The cat came back, thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away

Now the farmer on the corner swore he'd kill the cat on sight
He loaded up his gun with nails and dynamite
He waited and he waited for the cat to come around
Ninety seven pieces of the man is all they found

But the cat came back, very next day
The cat came back, thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away