Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Cat Came Back - thanks to technology

Yahoo's homepage features this story:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080910/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_britain_cat

And even had a link to search for the song "The Cat Came Back." The song was (is?) sung at Camp Ajawah, but never became a Top 40 hit, so to speak. To me, while the lyrics are quite fun, the melody was neither easy nor memorable enough. The chorus is okay, but to this day the tune for the verses is hard to recall - a vaguely monotonous rush of words.

One version I like listening to is Garrison Keillor's. He grew up in Anoka, not far from Ajawah. Perhaps we are Camp Woebegone? I can't find a link to the version of TCCB that I know, but he did a version on his CD "Songs of the Cat."

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