Back when I reviewed Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), I mentioned that I regularly sing a cat-themed version of “The Trolley Song” while feeding my two cats their breakfast. Well, I sing a lot of cat-themed songs from old musicals to my cats! Now, I’m not claiming to be a great lyricist because, let’s face it, my cats don’t give a shit about my singing, they just want food. They’d probably prefer I didn’t sing at all, per this:
But it’s early in the morning, the coffee is still brewing, and my brain is just spitting out random things as I putter around the kitchen, so this is what they get.
I thought I share a little of my mental playlist and inspiration this Friday!
“The Trolley Song” from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Sample lyrics: “Meow meow meow went the kitty / Chomp chomp chomp on the food / Clang clang clang went the cat bowl / From the moment they ate it alls well”
“Good Morning” from Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Sample lyrics: “Good meowing, good meowing / We’ve yowled the whole night through / Good meowing, good meowing to you / It’s great to yowl up late”
“I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady (1964)
Sample lyrics: “I could have meowed all night / I could have meowed all night / And still I meowed for more / I could have yowled all night / Like a wicked thing / And still been at the door”
“Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music (1965)
Sample lyrics: “Kit a cat, a kitty cat / Meow, a sound it makes all night / Here, a place it wants the food / Can I open it right now?”
“Hello Dolly” from Hello Dolly (1969)
Sample lyrics: “Well hello, kitty / Well hello, kitty / It’s so nice to have you back where you belong / You’re looking fat, kitty / How ’bout that, kitty / You’re still growling, you’re still meowing all along”
Do you sing to your pets? Or make up new lyrics to old musicals? Tell us about it!