Now, Old Mr. Johnson had troubles all his own.
He had a yellow cat, who wouldn't leave his home.
He tried, and he tried to give the cat away.
He gave it to a man going far, far away.
But the cat came back the very next day.
The cat came back. They thought he was a gonner,
But the cat came back. He just couldn't stay away. Meow.
Now, the man around the corner swore he'd kill the cat on
So, he loaded up his shotgun with nails & dynamite.
He waited & he waited for the cat to come around....
97 pieces of the man is all that was found.
So, he gave it to a man going up in a balloon.
He told him for to take him to the Man in the Moon.
The balloon came down about 90 miles away. Where the man is now,
well I dare not say. Chorus
So, he gave it to a man going way out west.
Told him to take him to the one he loved the best.
First the train hit the track, then it jumped the rail.
Not a soul was left behind to tell the gruesome tale.
Now the cat was a possessor or a family all his own,
With 7 little kittens, til there came a cyclone.
It tore the houses all apart and tossed the cat around.
The air was filled with kittens, but not one was ever found.