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The Demented Cat Game

from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers by Marc Gunn

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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.

    You can now own one of the final 20 copies of the CD. I'll even autograph it on request.

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Bob Dylan wrote his own version of “Patriot Game” back in the 60s in response to the Vietnam War. You can’t blame him, because “Patriot Game” is just a great tune. So it was a must to parody for my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD. This story tells of the dominion of the cats in my household.

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Come all ye young fellows and listen while I sing
For the love of a kitty cat is terrible thing.
He'll banish your senses. You'll be prisoner to his pain.
And he'll make you a part of the demented cat game.

My name it is Marc Gunn, and I'm nearly thirty-three.
My home is in Austin, where two cats live with me.
Well I've known all my life that all cats are insane
Yet I still fell in love with the demented cat game.

These two cats of mine have terrorized me.
My home is too small for their cat tyranny.
But still Tiziano is greatly to blame
He meows and I melt in the demented cat game.

I came in and saw Torre stretched out on his chair.
His sleepy eyes saw me smile at his stare.
His fine body stretched, then his tongue licked his mane.
Contorting his neck in the demented cat game.

It's nearly two years since these two cats moved in.
The sofa's now covered with the scent of cat chin.
Well I read about felines, and never wanted the same.
Until I became part of the demented cat game.

I lie in my bed and on me my cats lie
I see Torre legs bend he's ready to fly.
He jumps on my tummy. I give thanks for the pain.
And the explosive nature of the demented cat game.

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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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