I was working in MasterWriter when I got up to admire a bluejay outside the window. When I came back, Barbra was sitting on my laptop keyboard, writing a song. Here’s what he wrote:

yttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttgyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
– (c) 2006 Barbra Streisand O’Neill-Soltauer, aspiring cat songwriter

I’m not sure what the melody’s supposed to be. If anyone has any idea, please let me know.

Feline songwriting

20 thoughts on “Feline songwriting

  • February 6, 2006 at 12:50 pm
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    Given the length of that note, I’d suspect it’s something similar to Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You.”

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  • February 6, 2006 at 12:52 pm
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    Yeah, I read your comment to Karsten, and he says “I Will Always Scratch You.” 🙂

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  • February 6, 2006 at 12:58 pm
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    Hidden kitty talents!

    -J

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  • February 6, 2006 at 1:01 pm
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    Yes indeed! His singing was part of what earned him his celebrity name (also, of course, that he has the same nose as Ms. Babs), so we knew he was musical, but a lyricist as well? I’m highly intimidated. 🙂

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  • February 6, 2006 at 1:21 pm
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    This song will be followed by much tail swishing.

    Quick, enroll him in diva training!

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  • February 6, 2006 at 1:46 pm
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    Brat approves, although he refused to translate.

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  • February 6, 2006 at 2:02 pm
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    my sister got a cd recently called “monster ballads”. we were speculating what might be on it. “yarrrrrr rowrrrrrrrrwwww!” etcetera.

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  • February 6, 2006 at 2:11 pm
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    It seems like semi-dischordant half-steps up from B. There may be a full step in there somewhere but with some really interesting chords, it could work!

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  • February 6, 2006 at 2:18 pm
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    You know, I had hoped you would have an answer. Being familiar with cats and all, and being an edu-ma-cated musical person. Thank you for shedding (ha!) light on this issue.

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  • February 6, 2006 at 2:19 pm
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    That cat knows what it’s doing – it’s OUT THERE!

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  • February 6, 2006 at 2:21 pm
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    Yoiks! Love songs between monsters?

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  • February 6, 2006 at 2:21 pm
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    Cats are so secretive about these things.

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  • February 6, 2006 at 2:25 pm
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    I asked Barbra if he had any comment in response, and he says to say “mro-row!”

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  • February 6, 2006 at 2:38 pm
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    Oh, yeah. He and Zoe are the naturally divalicious. 🙂

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  • February 6, 2006 at 4:44 pm
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    I love Barbra to pieces and all, but since he is the alpha male in our kitty household, I think he’d make a terrible co-writer. He’d be one of those writers who thinks every “ygttttyuuuu” he writes is pure genius and cannot — CANNOT! — be changed. And he’d kick anybody’s ass who says different. Plus, as you can see from the userpic on this comment, he’s a real heavy drinker.

    In other words, he fits right in around these parts.

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  • February 6, 2006 at 5:22 pm
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    I love that you have a male cat named Barbra.

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  • February 6, 2006 at 6:27 pm
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    I’ve wondered if Babs herself would appreciate that factoid. Surely he’s not the only one.

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  • February 6, 2006 at 10:31 pm
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    Well, our cat is more like Stevie Wonder. Mainly because he’s blind.

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