On a whim of curiosity, I came across this: http://tinyurl.com/y4qqja8c
..and I don't think I heard any of these! ..except CATcerto a couple years ago.
Delilah - by Queen
Freddie Mercury, front man for the band Queen, adored cats. Most of his kitties were adopted from shelters. Mercury would call home when on tour
to talk to each cat. His felines played an important role in his life and inspired his music. "Delilah" was written by Mercury as a tribute to one
of his favorite cats, a tortoiseshell with an assertive personality. She
was without a doubt the most famous Mercury cat. Album: "Innuendo" 1991.
CATcerto - by Mindaugas Piecaitis
If you are a fan of Nora the Piano Cat, you will love this piano piece for chamber orchestra composed and conducted by Mindaugas Piecaitis, featuring Nora on the keyboard. CATcerto was performed in 2009 by the Klaipeda
Chamber Orchestra with conductor Piecaitis, who composed the piece for
The Cat Waltz - by Frederic Chopin
When Frederic Chopin's cat jumped up on his piano one day and walked
across the keys, he was so inspired by what he heard that he sat down at
the piano and composed an entire piece around the melody played by his
Walkin' My Cat Named Dog - by Norma Tanega
This was the only Top 100 hit for singer-songwriter Norma Tanega. She had
a cat she named Dog because she always wanted a dog, but her living
situation only allowed for a cat. She would walk Dog around the
neighborhood on a leash. Album: "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" 1966.
Soft Kitty - From The Big Bang Theory
The real title of the song is "Warm Kitty," an 1800 Polish children's folk song. It was written in 1937 by Laura Pendleton McCartney who adapted it
from an earlier version by Edith Newlin.
Man of the Hour - by Norah Jones
For Norah Jones, the one man in her life none of her boyfriends could
compete with was her Poodle named Ralph. She wrote this ballad to honor Ralph. Album: "The Fall" 2009.
Cracker Jack - by Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton grew up on a farm in the Tennessee foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Even though her family was poor, we learn through her songs
they were rich in love and faith. In the song "Cracker Jack," Parton tells the true heartwarming story of a favorite dog she found when she was a
child. Album: "Jolene" 1974.
Martha My Dear - by the Beatles
The first pet Paul McCartney owned was Martha, an Old English Sheepdog.
She was named after his muse, and McCartney adored her. Martha would often lie at McCartney's feet while he composed. One afternoon while playing a piano exercise, he heard a melody and the phrase "Martha My Dear." A
tribute to his dog, McCartney and John Lennon wrote the song. Album:
"White Album" 1968
I Love My Dog - by Cat Stevens
When Cat Stevens was a kid, he found a Dachshund tied to a post. After searching for the dog's owner and finding no one who claimed him, Stevens adopted him. This is a song to honor his Dachshund. Album: "Matthew and
Old King - by Neil Young
A Bluetick Hound named Elvis traveled with his owner, Neil Young, when he
was on tour. One day the bus pulled off the highway for a brief stop.
Elvis rushed off the bus and disappeared. A devastated Young was forced to leave to get to his next gig. He left a shirt and bowl of food by the road hoping Elvis would find the familiar scent. After getting to his
destination, he immediately sent someone back. Elvis was waiting by the shirt. The song is a tribute to Elvis, who spent hours listening as Young confided in him. Album: "Harvest Moon" 1992.
cat dog songs maryDog & Butterfly - by Heart
Ann Wilson was in her music room one afternoon waiting for her muse to
wake up. She was watching her dog from her window while he chased a butterfly. He was defiant and refused to give up. As she watched his determined effort, the chase took on another meaning. Wilson explained,
"Like so much in life, the spirit is undaunted, you keep going after it."
The dog's determination was her inspiration for the song. Album: "Dog and Butterfly" 1978.
Song My Dog Wrote - by Brendan Biondi
Calvin was a "Hero Dog" puppy in training in 2014. Hero Dogs are raised
and trained by volunteers and then paired with disabled or injured vets. Biondi, a volunteer, had never owned a dog and was so impressed with
Calvin that he was inspired to write a song from the perspective of a dog.
Such a neat message, thank you :) I especially love Delilah.. never
heard that one that I can remember.. :)
Delilah - by Queen
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