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    I always LOVED the idea of a Collector's Item. Something limited edition. Extra cool. That's one reason I set aside about 20 copies of Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers 16 years ago. So that some day in the future I could sell them and call them a "Collector's Item".

    Here we are and my crappy memory wasn't even sure that's what these were. So I did a double check. Were these first or second edition CDs? How do I know?

    After the first printing of 1000 CDs, I changed the copyright.

    The original copyright was in 2005 on the Jewel Case CDs. The following year, I printed the next edition and changed the copyright to 2006.

    But if you're unsure, there's one other thing I did with the 2005 release that I did not do in the 2006 release. The first edition CD also includes the original version of "Harry Potter and the Rising of the Moon".

    I didn't include it, or even list it on the CD, because I was unsure about what the Rowling Estate would think about that. I tried to reach out to them. I never heard back.

    A couple years later, I learned about the Wizard Rock movement. So I released the song officially on Whiskers in the Jar.

    Interestingly, when I printed the CD Jackets, I changed the copyright back to 2005. But I don't remember what edition those CDs were.

    All that to say, I am very pleased to sell the last copies of my 1st Edition of Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers.

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This cat song is based on the Irish folk song, “Fiddler’s Green“. It tells the story of a cat dreaming about the afterlife, a sorta heaven for cats with milk and catnip and all the luxuries a cat could possibly enjoy. Look for it on my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD.

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As I roved on outside one evening so fair,
To pounce on small crickets and chase birds in the air,
I heard an old Tom cat a-singing a song,
Lying in catnips that’s mine before long.

Wrap me up in a fresh bed of catnip.
No more in my house I’ll be seen.
Just tell me old litter mates
It smells good and tastes great,
And I’ll see ye someday on Catnipping Green.

Now Catnipping Green is a place I’ve heard tell,
Where kitty cats go when their nine lives fail,
Where the sun beam is warm and the bird wings are frayed,
And there’s nary a pussy cat around that’s been spayed.

When your locked up inside, and your humans leave too,
There’s mices that scuttle, and laces on shoes.
There’s bubbles of catnip that blow ’round freely.
And the fawcets have milk that turn on when you sing.

Where there’s plenty to climb and no vets to impale,
And you pounce on a fish bowl with a flick of your tail,
Where you lie at your leisure and clean your fur too,
Though I guess that’s no different than you normally do.

Now I don’t want a human to dote over me.
Well maybe a neck rub, then I’ll leave for the green.
And other cats will sniff the catnip on my paws,
Then meow as they pounce on me while singing this song.

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from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, released January 1, 2005
Lyrics Marc Gunn, music traditional

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Marc Gunn Atlanta, Georgia

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats--Sci F'Irish music.

He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans alike for its unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic.
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