Thomas Cat, The

DESCRIPTION: The "Thomas" cat meets his Miss and asks if she's "been off keeping comp'ny with some other Thomas cat." "The cats they have a concert at the end of every year" marked by miaowing and fighting.
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: courting fight humorous nonballad animal
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bennett-Downey 23, pp. 140-142, "The Thomas Cat" (1 text)
Roud #21462
Tom Cornelly, "Thomas Cat" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Jerome Downey, "The Thomas Cat" (on NFJDowney01)

NOTES [79 words]: The tune is close to "The Bigler" without the chorus. There's a note about that tune at "The Tramway Line" and a list of songs related by that tune at "The Bigler's Crew [Laws D8]."
Also see a text and hear an excerpt of "Thomas Cat" among Newfoundland songs as sung by Tom Cornelly on the "MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada" site at, accessed February 17, 2015. Bennett-Downey says Downey learned his version from Cornelly. - BS
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