The other day, the incomparable Berkely Breathed put up on his Facebook page the following strip:
His apology is directed to the equally incomparable B. Kliban:
This reminded me that years and years and years ago—the heyday of Kliban’s cat comics—a melody popped into my head for these lyrics. It’s nothing like the cartoon would suggest, but it was catchy and enjoyed a certain vogue amongst the young people who hung about at the theatre in those days.
It has occurred to me that I ought to drag it out (of my head—it’s never been written down that I remember) and see if it would work for my “hero’s theme” for my Unidentified Music Project. It’s certainly catchier than any of my ABORTIVE ATTEMPTS in the linked blogpost. The trick will be to see how flexible it is for variations. More work, as we say, is required.
“Love to Eat Them Mousies” | pdf |
P.S. To the estate of B. Kliban: I have no intention of using these lyrics in any way, so unsharpen your pencils and put your cease & desist letters away. Your copyright is not threatened, at least no more than the intertubes has already threatened it.