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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

rupi's dance / with an old black cat

Ian Anderson (you may know him as the frontman for Jethro Tull) put out a charming album in 2003 titled Rupi's Dance.  Rupi at the time was a wee black girl kitten who has a song of the same name in her honor among the tracks.  Another is called "Old Black Cat," and starts so:
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.”
It's a thoughtful farewell to a friend with no airs and nine short lives.  Here's the lyrics and Ian's commentary; and you may listen to "Old Black Cat" here on YouTube along with the rest of the album. 

1 comment:

parlance said...

Nice to know the love of a human for a cat has been immortalised.