Old Black Cat Lyrics

Ian Anderson


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: No. 8 track in album Rupi's Dance
release date: 2003-8-19
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length: 3:42

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My old black cat passed away this morning
He never knew what a hard day was.
Woke up late and danced on tin roofs.
If questioned “Why?” – answered, “Just because.”
He never spoke much, preferring silence:
eight lost lives was all he had.
Occasionally sneaked some Sunday dinner.
He wasn’t good and he wasn’t bad.
My old black cat wasn’t much of a looker.
You could pass him by – just a quiet shadow.
Got pushed around by all the other little guys.
Didn’t seem to mind much – just the way life goes.
Padded about in furry slippers.
Didn’t make any special friends.
He played it cool with wide-eyed innocence,
Receiving gladly what the good Lord sends.
Forgot to give his Christmas present.
Black cat collar, nice and new.
Thought he’d make it through to New Year.
I guess this song will have to do.
My old black cat……….
Old black cat…………

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song)
  • 2 Rupi's Dance
  • 3 Lost in Crowds
  • 4 A Raft of Penguins
  • 5 A Week of Moments
  • 6 A Hand of Thumbs
  • 7 Eurology
  • 8 Old Black Cat
  • 9 Photo Shop
  • 10 Pigeon Flying Over Berlin Zoo
  • 11 Griminelli's Lament
  • 12 Not Ralitsa Vassileva
  • 13 Two Short Planks
  • 14 Birthday Card at Christmas