Old Black Cat
 


Citation

“Old Black Cat,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 18, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31754.


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Title

Old Black Cat

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States
Cats--Songs and music
Love--Songs and music
Animal welfare--Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Old Black Cat
1st
Who so full of fun and glee?
Happy as a cat can be
Polished sides so nice and fat
Oh how I love my old black cat.

Chorus—
Poor kitty, oh poor kitty.
Sitting so cozy, close to the fire.
Pleasant purring pretty pussy
Frisky full of fun and fussy
Mortal foe of mouse and rat
Oh how I love my old black cat.
Yes-I-do.

2nd
Then the boys to make her run
Call the dogs and set them on
Quickly I put on my hat
And fly to save my old black cat
Chorus—

File name

113_OldBlackCat

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