Cat came back

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Freddie Wilson had a cat that he didn’t want to keep
He offered it for sale, but no-one would buy it cheap
He called upon the preacher to ask for his advice
The preacher said just leave him here, for it would be so nice

But the cat came back, he wouldn’t stay away
He was sitting on the porch on the very next day
The cat came back, he didn’t want to roam
The very next day he was home sweet home

Freddie put the cat on board a ship was headed for Ceylon
The ship was overloaded, about forty thousand ton
Not many miles from shore that gallant ship went down
There wasn’t any doubt about it, everybody drowned

But the cat came back, he wouldn’t stay away
He was sitting on the porch on the very next day
The cat came back, he didn’t want to roam
The very next day he was home sweet home

Freddie put the cat on board with a man in a balloon
Who would give the cat away to the man up in the moon
The balloon it didn’t rise, it burst in bits instead
Ten miles away they found the man stone dead

But the cat came back, he wouldn’t stay away
He was sitting on the porch on the very next day
The cat came back, he didn’t want to roam
The very next day he was home sweet home

Freddie Wilson took his gun and he hid behind a bush
In the barrel of his gun lead and powder he did push
He aimed it at the spot where the cat would appear
The next day all they found was Freddie Wilson’s ear

But the cat came back, he wouldn’t stay away
He was sitting on the porch on the very next day
The cat came back, he didn’t want to roam
The very next day he was home sweet home

Now the cat sat on the porch and he ate a piece of cheese
An Irishman came by, he was feeling well at ease
The cat he was a-smiling, for he was fully fed
The Irishman sang “Britannia!” and the cat fell dead

But his ghost came back, he wouldn’t stay away
He was sitting on the porch on the very next day
His ghost came back, he didn’t want to roam
He haunted Freddie’s house and his home sweet home

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