Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Silly songs and football

It started so simply - we were watching a football game Sunday evening after church. Frankly I can't tell you who was playing, I really didn't care. I was grading papers and the rest of the family was into the game. I asked a question about a Spanish translation (Caleb and Claire are both taking Spanish), and one thing led to another. Before we knew it, Caleb was looking up the words for a silly song Dave & I used to sing as children, and we were all rolling with laughter before it was all over. The kids couldn't believe that we had such silly songs! Who won the game? I can't tell you, but what I do know is that we all shared a good laugh over a childhood memory and a YouTube video. Sometimes it's so nice to laugh and enjoy a simple evening - even if there is a football game on!
Oh Senor Don Gatto was a cat
On a high red roof Don Gatto sat He went there to read a letter meow meow meow Where the reading light was better meow meow meow Twas a love note for Don Gatto
I adore you wrote the lady cat Who was fluffy white and nice and fat There was not a sweeter kitty
meow meow meow
In the country or the city
meow meow meow
And she said she'd wed Don Gatto
Poor Don Gatto jumped so happily
He fell off the roof and broke his knee
Broke his ribs and all his whiskers
meow meow meow
And his little solar plexus meow meow meow
Aye-Karamba cried Don Gatto
Then the doctors all came on the run
Just to see if something could be done
And they held a consultation
meow meow meow
About how to save their patient
meow meow meow
How to save Senor Don Gatto
But in spite of everything they tried
Poor Senor Don Gatto up and died
And it wasn't very merry
meow meow meow
Going to the cemetery
meow meow meow
For the ending of Don Gatto
When the funeral passed the market square
Such a smell of fish was in the air
Though his burial was slated
meow meow meow
He became re-animated
meow meow meow

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