Don Gato

Singable English Lyrics

1. Oh Señor Don Gato was a cat,
On a high, red roof Don Gato sat.
He went there to read a letter, meow, meow, meow,
Where the reading light was better, meow, meow, meow,
‘Twas a love note for Don Gato.

2. “I adore you!” wrote the lady cat,
Who was fluffy, white and nice and fat,
There was not a sweeter kitty,…
In the country or the city,…
And she said she’d wed Don Gato!

3. Oh, Don Gato jumped so happily,
He fell off the roof and broke his knee,
Broke his ribs and all his whiskers,…
And his little solar plexus,…
“¡Ay caramba!” cried Don Gato!

4. Then the doctors all came on the run
Just to see if something could be done,
And they held a consultation,…
About how to save their patient,…
How to save Señor Don Gato!

5. But in spite of everything they tried,
Poor Señor Don Gato up and died,
Oh, it wasn’t very merry,…
Going to the cemetery,…
For the ending of Don Gato!

6. When the funeral passed the market square,
Such a smell of fish was in the air,
Though his burial was slated,…
He became re-animated,…
He came back to life, Don Gato!

Spanish lyrics

Estaba el señor Don Gato
sentadito en su tejado
marramiau miau, miau, miau,
sentadito en su tejado.

Ha recibido una carta
por si quiere ser casado,
marramiau, miau, miau, miau,
por si quiere ser casado.

Con una gatita blanca
sobrina de un gato pardo,
marramiau, miau, miau, miau,
sobrina de un gato pardo.

El gato por ir a verla
se ha caído del tejado,
marramiau, miau, miau, miau,
se ha caído del tejado.

Se ha roto seis costillas
el espinazo y el rabo,
marramiau, miau, miau, miau,
el espinazo y el rabo.

Ya lo llevan a enterrar
por la calle del pescado,
marramiau, miau, miau, miau,
por la calle del pescado.

Al olor de las sardinas
el gato ha resucitado,
marramiau, miau, miau, miau,
el gato ha resucitado.

Por eso dice la gente
“siete vidas tiene un gato”,
marramiau, miau, miau, miau,
“siete vidas tiene un gato”.

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1 thought on “Don Gato”

  1. I was so excited to find this today! I’m doing “Homeschool” specials with my kids as they do virtual learning and for Music class wanted to teach them this song I still remember from my own elementary school music class days!

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