Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Cat
(Sing to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
Tinkle, tinkle, little cat.
Why’d you mess the floor like that?
Mom just used her brand new mop.
Kitty cat, you’d better stop.
What goes on inside your head?
Use your litter box instead.
Naughty, Naughty, little cat.
Why’d you scratch the couch like that?
Then you scratched up Dad’s new chair.
Our clean laundry’s everywhere.
Even though I love you most.
Next time use your scratching post.
Sprinkle, sprinkle rug shampoo.
What’s a kid like me to do?
When you make a mess like that,
You are such a naughty cat.
Mom says if you mess once more,
Kitty cat goes out the door!
— Kathy Kenney-Marshall
Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved. From Oh My Darling Porcupine: And Other Silly Sing-Along Songs. Meadowbrook Press. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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From Oh My Darling Porcupine: And Other Silly Sing-Along Songs
This anthology contains 20 funny songs by Bruce Lansky and his gaggle of Giggle Poets. The songs were tested by a panel of 500 school children and graded “hilarious.” Kids can sing these silly songs without any sheet music because all of the songs were written to familiar tunes (like “Oh, Susanna,” and “This Land is Your Land”). Each page contains charming four-color illustrations by Stephen Carpenter.