Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat
Lyrics: Edward Lear (1812-1888), England.
Adap. and Music: Bret Hesla © 2001

The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat.
They took some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five pound note.
The owl looked up to the stars above and sang to a small guitar.
Oh, beautiful Pussy, oh Pussy my love, What a beautiful pussy you are.
What a beautiful pussy you are my dear, what a beautiful pussy you are.
Oh, beautiful Pussy, oh Pussy my love, What a beautiful pussy you are.

Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl, how charmingly sweet you sing.
Oh, let us be married, too long we have tarried but what shall we use for a ring?”
So they sailed away for a year and a day to the land where the bong tree grows.
And there in the wood a piggy wig stood with a ring on the end of his nose.
With a ring on the end of his nose, my dear. With a ring on the end of his nose.
And there in the wood a piggy wig stood with a ring on the end of his nose.

“Dear Sir, are you willing to sell for a shilling your ring?” Said the piggy, “I will.”
So they took it away and were married next day by the turkey who lived on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince which they ate with a runcible spoon.
And there in the sand they danced hand in hand by the light of the silvery moon.
By the light of the silvery moon, my dear. By the light of the silvery moon.
And there in the sand they danced hand in hand by the light of the silvery moon.

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