Senor Don Gato

Words & Music:

Traditional Children's


Senor Don Gato was a cat.  Meow, meow, meow!

On a high red roof Don Gato sat.  Meow, meow, meow!

He went there to read a letter.  Meow, meow, meow!

Where the reading light was better.  Meow, meow, meow!

'Twas a love note for Don Gato.


"I adore you" wrote the lady cat.  Meow, meow, meow!

Who was fluffy, white, and nice and fat.  Meow, meow, meow!

There was not a sweeter kitty.  Meow, meow, meow!

In the country or the city.  Meow, meow, meow!

And she said she'd wed Don Gato.


Oh, Senor Don Gato jumped with glee.  Meow, meow, meow!

He fell off the roof and broke his knee.  Meow, meow, meow!

Broke his ribs and all his whiskers.  Meow, meow, meow!

and his little solar plexus.  Meow, meow, meow!

"Ay carumba!" cried Don Gato


As the funeral passed the market square.  Meow, meow, meow!

The smell of fish was in the air.  Meow, meow, meow!

Though the funeral was slated.  Meow, meow, meow!

He became re-animated.  Meow, meow, meow!

He came back to life, Don Gato!



Back to the Songbook Index.

This page's content is copyrighted ©1977-2008 by Kristin C. Hall. Please drop me a line (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") if you wish to use it or link to it or correct it! Please send comments, suggestions, fixes and general mischievious mayhem to the web diva via the above email address. (sorry, spambots have forced me to remove my automatic mail link.) Many thanks...and enjoy!

Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk:
I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc. I have posted these only as a helpful resources for teachers, camp counselors and people who like to "sing along with Mitch", if you will. If you do not want your work posted to these pages, please just email me (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") and I shall remove it.