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Song Parodies -> "Cat's On The Keyboard"

Original Song Title:

"Cat's In The Cradle"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Harry Chapin

Parody Song Title:

"Cat's On The Keyboard"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Well, I worked from home, just the other day
Typing at my PC in the usual way
I had mails to send, and things to say
But Kitty wants attention, yeah, she wants to play
I heard the pitter-patter of feline feet
And I think it she "Delete", oh
I know she hit delete

There's a cat on the keyboard and it's having fun
But please don't ask me what it's done
I'm sure my file was there before
But it ain't any more, no
It isn't there no more


Well, I went online just the other day
Organizing money in the usual way
I did balance checks, had bills to pay
But Kitty wants attention and won't go away
My on-line banking website was in front of me
When the cat it hit a key, oh
It surely hit a key

There's a cat on the keyboard as I bank on-line
It's giving away all that's mine
I'm not exactly sure who it sent money to
Did it send cash to you, hey?
Did it send cash to you?


Wrote my first book, just the other day
Finally finished my opus vivend-ay
I thought it had been saved away
But Kitty must have reckoned it was not OK
I don't know what it was that she had stepped upon
But now the book's all gone, oh
My whole life's work is gone...

There's a cat on the keyboard and I go beserk
At all my whole life's missing work
And then I saw a disk that she'd begun to chew
She got the backup, too, oh
She chewed the backup too


Well, I wrote a song just the other day
Typing it in notepad in the usual way
When this thing popped up, got in the way
Highlighted the whole thing like a Ctrl+A
I guess it should have come as no surprise to me
She found the right mouse key, oh
She likes the right mouse key

She must have hit a comma with her little claws
And made a, little, clause, oh
Her claws, have made a clause

There's a cat on the keyboard as I write this song
I guess that's why it's all typed wrafsds
And I think before I post it that I'd better pause
Before she'll use her paws
I'll pause before her paws

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Overall Rating: 4.7

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alvin rhodes - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
nice job on a tough song
Stephen Harrington - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Is am good, 5s.
John Barry - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Kitty liter[ature]. 555
Cat - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Uh yeah...for the briefest second I thought this was about me...but I haven't been on long enough to have tributes yet. ;) My cat isn't actually interested in my keyboard, but he has on occasion tried to catch the news ticker when my dad is watching CNN.
Rex - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Reminds me of "The Cat Came Back". Funny and too true.
Phil Alexander - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
This is nearly a true story.. we're currently looking after a pair of my cousin's cats, and one has likes curling up by the computer, and if you're trying to use it, he'll try and get his head between your fingers and the keyboard. All very sweet, and you can see where the idea for this came from :-) But so far, it's not had the dire consequences mentioned above.
Tommy Turtle - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought I was MIA - Where the #$%& have YOU been? I named a song after you (PLUG:), "Alexander (and others): Vol. III of Turtle Trilogy", people blasted me for being "Alexpander the Great", and you don't even comment??? Cat got your keyboard??

Nice to see you again. What alvin said. %%% (oops caps lock was on)

John B., good one.
Adagio - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Funny critters! 5's
Red Ant - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Luckily our cat is too fat and clumsy to get up on the keyboard. Great work Phil.
John Jenkins - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I think your cat did distract you on the sixth line, but this is a very good parody. I like the claws/clause and the paws/pause.
Larry Hensley - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Your cat's not afraid of the keyboard, huh? Really funny, 5's
Phil Alexander - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
A song 'bout me? I must have missed that one... will have to go and have a look..
JJ - I was in two minds whether to say "she" or "it"... looks like I must have gone for both :-)
TT - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks for the clever "Wanderer" parody/compliment to "Alexander". But "Vivend-ay"? Who would use such misquotes - I mean, paraphrases - to make such horribly mangled rhymes? Not I! heh heh heh. ;)
Phil Alexander - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
My spoken Latin was never up to much...and there's much worse rhymes around than that :-)
Meriadoc - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Very cute!
T. Chelonia - March 12, 2006 - Report this comment
You wouldn't be referring to anyone in particular, would you??? :D
Mr. Me - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
There's another parody (flash video)somewhere about Chinese food...this is MUCH better!!!
faye raye - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
So funny, sweet too,
Porfle Popnecker - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm a cat lover, and I love this parody, too.

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