‘Cat Party in the Sky’, lyrics by Lord Kitchener (calypsonian)

This is my best attempt at lyrics for this song.


A Sky Party was given delib’rately,

To kill cat birds as big as enemy.

All the birds in town, they all agree

Lend him some feathers, let him fly to the journey.

But when they reach to a certain height,

Poor cat nearly faint with fright.

[Qua-bo] says, I don’t want no row, cat.

We want the things we lent you now.

Meow!

Cat say, I think you act in fear

Fowl say, didn’t we invite you here?

Goose and duck start to laugh, quack, quack, quack!

We want all we feathers back.

Parrot start to talk in parable,

Making cat feel more miserable

Some people really give me the headache

They like to give, but to receive, they cannot take.

Cat say, Is it me you mean?

Mr. Parrot, you aint got to rub it in.

Parrot say, Now don’t talk methink

On who the cat fit,

They can draw the string.

Meow!

Cat say, Me think you act in fear.

Didn’t […] invite you here?

Goose and duck start to laugh, quack, quack, quack.

We want all we feathers back.

Bluebird vexed and talking in a rage,

Cat will attack even when you in a cage!

If you fly around house for a piece of bread,

Cat awaiting like a shark to snatch your head.

He eat me young and suck the egg.

No use, he grumble, no use, he beg.

We gonna make him an example,

And give him a taste of his own medicine

Meow!

Cat say, Me think you act in fear.

Fowl say, didn’t we invite you here?

Goose and duck start to laugh, quack, quack, quack,

We want all we feathers back.

Dr. Bird say, It’s my sweet ambition

To pass sentence on cat, that hooligan,

We fool you with a bogus sky party,

You didn’t know that this was your destiny

Give me those feathers immediately,

And is up to you with your return journey

You could jump if you is expert,

But remember you is 10,000 miles from earth.*

Meow!

Cat say, Me think you act in fear.

Fowl say, didn’t we invite you here?

Goose and duck start to laugh, quack, quack, quack,

We want all we feathers back.

Presuming the 7 lb (3.71 kg) cat is dropped from 10,000 miles, where the force of gravity exerts a 28% pull on a body. From that height the cat would feel like it weighed 1.96 milesSpeed at impact:1 7760.15 m/s, or 63,936.53 kmh (Mach 52) . That cat would reach terminal velocity long before it hit the ground, which would presumably increase the time of decent. So, it would take WAY more than 19.86 minutes, due to friction and resistance cause by particles in the atmosphere.

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