Thursday, May 22, 2008

Practical Thursday Part Four

Time for our weekly installment of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats! We're sure that most of you can sing along with this one (Mommy was as she typed this for us). But this week we'd like to dedicate this to our favorite group of Mostly Jellicle Cats!


THE SONG OF THE JELLICLES
Jellicle Cats come out to-night
Jellicle Cats come one come all:
The Jellicle Moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball.

Jellicle Cats are black and White.
Jellicle Cats are rather small;
Jellicle Cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.
Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle Cats have bright black eyes;
They like to practise their airs and graces
And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise.

Jellicle Cats develop slowly,
Jellicle Cats are not too big;
Jellicle Cats are roly-poly,
They know how to dance a gavotte and jig.
Until the Jellicle Moon appear
They make their toilette and take their repose:
Jellicles wash behind their ears,
Jellicles dry between their toes.

Jellicle Cats are white and black,
Jellicle Cats are of moderate size;
Jellicles jump like a jumping jack,
Jellicle Cats have moonlit eyes.
They're quiet enough in the morning hours,
They're quiet enough in the afternoon,
Reserving their terpsichorean powers
To dance by the light of the Jellicle Moon.

Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats (as I said) are small;
If it happens to be a stormy night
They will practise a caper or two in the hall.
If it happens the sun is shining bright
You would say they had nothing to do at all:
They are resting and saving themselves to be right
For the Jellicle Moon and the Jellicle Ball.

12 comments:

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

We like this week's installment!

Pearl - We think Dante has recovered from his swoon upon seeing your picture yeasterday. However, he has been practicing looking pitiful all night so that you will come over and nurse him "back to health."

HotMBC said...

Aw fanks yall. :) :) :) That's so sweet. Now we gotta nap til the Jellicle moon time!
Purrrrrrrrrs,
Alla Us Hotties

Willow said...

I liked your Jellicle Cat song, but I did have to go and see it on YouTube because I didn't know how the song sounded! That sure is a good song for the Hotties!

Purrrrrrs, Willow

goldenshade said...

That was a nice poem! Jellicle moon... sounds a little scary.

Tybalt said...

Great. . . now mommy is singing . . . *covers ears with paws*

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom sez I am a Jellicle cat!~Sadie
Hah, we think mom sed she was a jelly-roll cat...snirk

The Furry Kids said...

Bert, I'm coming over. It's freezy cold here!

Love and whiskie kissies,
Tazo

Wedding Guest said...

Now Mom is singin' that song too :) Heehee'tryin' hahahaha!!!!!
That was nice,,Jellicle Cats :)
Purrs Mickey

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Mom says she use to sing a song when she was a young girl abut a Jelly Moon... wonder if it's the same thing?

JB's Big World said...

That is a great song!
--JB

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Oh... so DAT's what a Jellicle cat is!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Cool post!! Jellicle Cats rock!
Pearl that is a beautiful picture of you from yesterday!!
Your FL furiends,