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The Owl and the Pussycat

Lyrics: Edward Lear (PD);
Music: Farewell Sweet Lovely Nancy (Trad)

\performance{Sing it in A; works well with multi-part harmony.}
Callie high harmony; Steve lead; no drum
intro: one verse guitar and flute

G C G
The  Owl and the Pussy-cat w ent to s ea
D7 G
In a beautiful p ea green b oat,
C G
They took some honey, and pl enty of m oney,
D7 G
Wrapped up in a f ive pound n ote.
C G C G C
The  Owl l ooked up  to the st ars ab ove,
G C G D7
  And s ang  to a small guit ar,
G C G
'O l ovely Pussy! O P ussy my l ove,
D7 G
What a beautiful P ussy you  are,


G C G
Pussy s aid to the Owl, 'You  elegant f owl!
D7 G
How charmingly sw eet you s ing!
C G
O let us be married! too l ong we have t arried:
D7 G
But what shall we  do for a r ing?'
C G C G C
They s ailed  away, f or a y ear and a d ay,
G C G D7
  To the l and wh ere the Bong-tree gr ows
G C G
And th ere in a wood a P iggy-wig st ood
D7 G
With a ring at the  end of his n ose,


G C G
'Dear p ig, are you willing to s ell for one sh illing
D7 G
Your ring?' Said the P iggy, 'I w ill.'
C G
So they took it away, and were m arried next d ay
D7 G
By the Turkey who l ives on the h ill.
C G C G C
They d ined on m ince,  and sl ices of qu ince,
G C G D7
Wh ich they  ate w ith a runcible sp oon;
G C G
And h and in hand, on the  edge of the s and,
D7 G
They danced by the l ight of the m oon,

The words here are, of course, as we perform them. The arrangement is by Oak, Ash, and Thorn.


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