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      Gus The Theatre Cat - with Sir John Gielgud

      Gus The Theatre Cat - with Sir John Gielgud

      Sarah Brightman

      Album: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection

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      Sarah Brightman - Gus The Theatre Cat - with Sir John Gielgud Música y Letra

      Gus is the cat at the theatre door
      His name, as I ought to have told you before
      Is really Asparagus, but that's a fuss to pronounce
      That we usually call him just Gus
      His coat's very shabby, he's thin as a rake
      And he suffers from palsy that makes his paw shake
      For he was in his youth quite the smartest of cats
      But no longer a terror to mice or to rats
      For he isn't the cat that he was in his prime
      Though his name was quite famous, he says, in his time
      And whenever he joins his friends at their club
      (Which takes place at the back of the neighbouring pub)
      He loves to regale them, if someone else pays
      With anecdotes drawn from his palmiest days
      For he once was a star of the highest degree
      He has acted with Irving, he's acted with Tree
      And he likes to relate his success on the halls
      Where the gallery once gave him seven cat calls
      But his grandest creation as he loves to tell
      Was Firefrorefiddle, the fiend of the fell
      [Sir John:]
      I have played in my time every possible part
      And I used to know seventy speeches by heart
      I'd extemporize backchat, I knew how to gag
      And I knew how to let the cat out of the bag
      I knew how to act with my back and my tail
      With an hour of rehearsal, I never could fail
      I'd a voice that would soften the hardest of hearts
      Whether I took the lead, or in character parts
      I have sat by the bedside of poor little Nell
      When the curfew was rung then I swung on the bell
      In the pantomime season, I never fell flat
      And I once understudied Dick Whittington's cat
      But my grandest creation, as history will tell
      was Firefrorefiddle, the fiend of the fell
      Then, if someone will give him a toothful of gin
      He will tell how he once played a part in East Lynne
      At a Shakespeare performance he once walked on pat
      When some actor suggested the need for a cat
      [Sir John:]
      And I say now these kittens, they do not get trained
      As we did in the days when Victoria reigned
      They never get drilled in a regular troupe
      And they think they are smart just to jump through a hoop
      And he says as he scratches himself with his claws
      [Sir John:]
      Well the theatre is certainly not what is was
      These modern productions are all very well
      But there's nothing to equal from what I hear tell
      That moment of mystery when I made history
      As Firefrorefiddle, the fiend of the fell

      Sarah Brightman - Gus The Theatre Cat - with Sir John Gielgud Música y Letra





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