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Furry Friday: The song of my people

NICK BARNETT
Last updated 10:22 07/03/2014

Do cats have a national anthem? I say they do. I say they keep it secret. We hear snatches of it, perhaps a couple of bars of duet sung outside the window in the tiny hours, but never the whole thing. Until today. Today, a choir of cats has gathered to sing you the song of their people.

You'll have to, uh, imagine what it sounds like. This blog has no sound system, so it'll be a picture of a song (what a novelty!). But I'll try to help by describing it.

Like any stadium stemwinder, the song starts quietly. (Axel)

Axel

A delicate melody is introduced. (Shortbread)

Shortbread

A tenor joins in.  (Georgie Girl)

Georgie Girl

Then an alto. (Buri)

Buri

Finally a bass. (Odie)

Odie

The tune is joined from all directions. (Baclofen)

Baclofen

Getting pretty loud now. (Miranda Purr)

Miranda Purr

Inevitably, there is that rappy bit by a rapper. (Ollie)

Ollie

And trills from one of the backup girls. (Luna)

Luna

Breath control very important. (Molly)

Molly

Then there is the "bridge", bringing a key change. (Violet)

Violet

The emotion builds. (Ace)

Ace

More trills. (Meow)

Meow

More rap. (Puss in Boots)

Puss in Boots

Just time for a breath before the chorus. (Axel)

Axel; 

  It's so loud. (Charlie, Jax, Gingy)    
Charlie Jax Gingy
  Very loud. (Lucy, Kitten, Maggie)    
Lucy Kitten Maggie
Ears bleed. (Noodle, Teetoe, Meg)    
Noodle Teetoe Meg
  Eyes bleed. (Zeus, Phineas, Spider)    
Zeus Phineas Spider Cat
  The climax. (Mischief, Fez, Tigger)    
Mischief Fez Tigger

Then it goes all quiet, just like it does for Celine Dion. Time to snatch a ragged breath. (Henry)

Henry

Another ragged breath as the chord fades. (Leo)

Leo

It's over. All that's left now is groove-face and peace out, man. (Arthur)

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