Thursday, July 10, 2008

Practical Thursday Part Nine

And we're back with another Practical Thursday! This week is a real mystery...


MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT

Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw-
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's
        despair:
For when they reach the scene of the crime-Macavity's not there!

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
And when you reach the scene of the crime-Macavity's not there!
You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the
        air-
But I tell you once and once again, Macavity's not there!

Macavity's a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin;
You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in.
His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly
        domed;
His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed.
He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a
        snake;
And when you think he's half asleep, he's always wide awake.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
For he's a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity.
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the
        square-
But when a crime's discovered, then Macavity's not there!

He's outwardly respectable. (They say he cheats at cards.)
And his footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard's.
And when the larder's looted, or the jewel-case is rifled,
Or when the milk is missing, or another Peke's been stifled,
Or the greenhouse glass is broken, and the trellis past repair-
Ay, there's the wonder of the thing! Macavity's not there!

And when the Foriegn Office find a Treaty's gone astray,
Or the Admiralty lose some plans and the drawings by the way,
There may be a scrap of paper in the hall or on the stair-
But it's useless to investigate-Macavity's not there!
And when the loss has been disclosed, the Secret Service say:
'It must have been Macavity!'-but he's a mile a way.
You'll be sure to find him resting, or a-licking of his thumbs,
Or engaged in doing complicated long division sums.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
There never was a Cat of such deceitfulness and suavity.
He's always has an alibi, and one or two to spare:
and whatever time the deed took place-MACAVITY WASN'T
        THERE!
And they say that all the Cats whose wicked deeds are widely
        known
(I might mention Mungojerrie, I might mention Griddlebone)
Are nothing more than agents for the Cat who all the time
Just controls their operations: the Napoleon of Crime!

8 comments:

goldenshade said...

That Macavity seems like quite the scoundrel and in need of a sibling for some proper grooming.

~purrs Shade

Tybalt said...

Ooooh . . . Macavity!!!!!

The Furry Kids said...

Hmmm. I am not sure what to think about Macavity.

Hi Bert!
Love and whiskie kissies to you,
Tazo

T'Abby Normal said...

My mom loves that song.

Camie's Kitties said...

Mom likes Macavity.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

You know that my human has still never seen that musical??

Kaze

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Oh boy, now momma's singing again!!

Purrrs and nose bumps Jake~ Queen Snickers

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hmm, we think we need to rename Zippy...