Old Mr. Johnson had troubles of his own.
He had a yellow cat that wouldn’t leave
He gave it to a man goin far, far away
But, the cat came back the very next day.
But the cat came back
It just wouldn’t stay away, away, away
Hey, Hey, Hey
The man around the corner said he’d kill
that cat on sight. He loaded up his gun with nails and
He waited and he waited for the cat to come around.
Ninety-seven pieces of that man were all they found.
He gave it to a boy with a dollar note
he told him to take it up the river in a boat.
They tied a rope around his neck
It must’ve weighed a pound
Now they drag the river for that boy who has