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Kitty in a Basket (lyrics only)

Written by Bob Merrill 

(Miaow.........Miaow) 

If there's someone in the city,
Doesn't want a little kitty,
Tell them put the little kitty in a basket.
Leave the little basket outside my door
And I'll love the little kitty forever more.

Wrap the kitty warm,
You never know about a storm,
And I don't want a little kitty with the sneezes.
I'll hug her and I'll squeeze her,
Never, never tease her,
Want a little kitty in a basket.

Don't matter 'bout the color of her nosie,
Don't care if she's a feller or a girl.
Don't have to be as pretty as a posey,
And I promise not to laugh
If she only has a half a tail.

If there's someone in the city
Doesn't want a little kitty
Tell them put the little kitty in a basket.
Leave the little basket outside my door
And I'll love the little kitty forever more.

Savin' up a dollar
And I'm gonna buy a collar
If she's lookin' for a home, please won't you ask it
Don't want a little tisket,
Or a little tasket,
Just a little kitty in a basket.

I'll warm her milk and dress her in pajamas.
I'll make a bed for her in Daddy's shoe.
And if she starts in crying for her Mamma,
She can bring along her Mamma
And her sisters and her brothers too.

Don't have to be as pretty as a posey,
And I promise not to laugh if she only has a half a tail.

If there's someone in the city
Doesn't want a little kitty,
Tell them put the little kitty in a basket.
Leave the little basket outside my door
And I'll love the little kitty forever more.

Wrap the kitty warm,
You never know about a storm,
And I don't want a little kitty with the sneezes.
I'll hug her and I'll squeeze her,
Never, never tease her,
Want a little kitty in a basket.

I'll hug her and I'll squeeze her,
Never, never tease her,
Want a little kitty in a basket.