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Cats Musical – The Ad-Dressing Of Cats lyrics

[Verse 1]
Old Deuteronomy:
You've heard of several kinds of cat
And my opinion now is that
You should need to interpreter to understand our character
You've learned enough to take the view
That cats are very much like you
You've seen us both at work and games
And learnt about our proper names
Our habits and our habitat
But how would you ad - dress a cat
So first, your memory I'll jog
And say: A cat is not a dog

[Hook]
All:
So first, your memory I'll jog
And say: A cat is not a dog

[Verse 2]
Old Deuteronomy:
Now dogs pretend they like to fight
They often bark, more seldom bite
But yet a dog is, on the whole
What you would call a simple soul

[Verse 3]
The usual dog about the town
Is much inclined to play the clown
And far from showing too much pride
Is frequently undignified

[Verse 4]
He's such an easygoing lout
He'll answer any hail or shout
The usual dog about the town
Is inclined to play the clown

[Chorus]
Again I must remind you that
A dog's a dog, a cat's a cat

[Verse 5]
With cats, some say, one rule is true
Don't speak 'till spoken to
Myself I do not hold with that
I say, you should ad - dress a cat
But always bear in mind that he resents familiarity
You bow, and taking off your hat, ad - dress him in this form "O Cat"!

[Verse 6]
Before a cat will condescend
To treat you as a trusted friend
Some little token of esteem is needed, like a dish of cream
And you might now and then supply
Some caviar or Strassburg pie
Some potted grouse or salmon paste
He's sure to have his personal taste

[Verse 7]
And so in time you reach your aim
And call him by his name
A cat's entitled to expect
These evidences of respect
So this is this and that is that
And there's how you ad - dress a cat

[Outro]
A cat's entitled to expect these evidences of respect
So this is this, and that is that
And that's how you ad - dress a cat



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/cats_musical/the_ad_dressing_of_cats.html

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    forty-two
    This song is the final song in the musical and sums up the musical by referring to the naming of cats and describes the way in which you can learn the name that "the cat himself knows and will never confess" basically treat the cat with respect and in time after supplying with food that the cats like you will reach the aim and call him by his name.
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