Add a Song! :) :)

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ok, I'm starting another One of those "Challenge Threads"

    The original post..... Read the last couple to get the original "song"

    Cat's on the Layout

    Now, Between Judy & I we have this so far:

    The cat's on the layout in the railroad room
    the place where I play everyday at noon -

    When ya gettin down Cat? I don't know when.
    You'll get to run trains then, Glen..
    You're gonna get to run trains, then..


    First - I'm makin this a sticky just for the weekend, until everyone sees it. Then I'll let it float. :)

    Second - Either add to "Cats on the layout" Or start your own RR song

    Third - This "New song MUST be original, take any phrase from RRing & put it to a "well known" song's music.
    Hint: Take someons most repeated saying from your RR club & figure out what song will support it.

    Fourth - Have fun!!!!!! :D :D and our thanks to zeeglen for the pic & for giving us another diversion. :D :eek: :D
  2. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    Cat's in the layout in the railroad room,
    Can't run the trains till we finish this tune.
    We shoo her away but she comes right back,
    There's a hairball on my track -
    Another hairball on my track!
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Came home fer lunch just the other day,

    Fat cat on the tracks I just had to say,

    What can I do to get you to move?

    I thot to my self then turned on the juice!
  5. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    Cat's in the layout in the railroad room,
    Sent a locomotive to it's almost doom.
    Why are the cars always off the track?
    Oh no - the cat came back!
    (Thought she was a goner but) she keeps on coming back!

    Yes, i was thinking of Harry Chapin, may he rest in peace. I was a fan way back when and had the privilege of seeing him perform live.

    There was another song from about 40 years ago called "The Cat Came Back", forget who sang it but was about a guy kept trying to get rid of his pesky cat, every verse ended with "But the cat came back. Thought he was a goner but the cat came back cuz he wouldn't stay awayyyyyy". Maybe he was a railroad modeller?

    Abby did send a Z scale diesel to the floor once which is what first clued me in on why there were so many unexplained derailments, but only when i wasn't watching. Was testing the loco for stalling and would let it run overnight, often the next morning cars would all be lying beside the track. When she got the loco I was right there and realized what had been happening to the trains. Fortunately the coupler wasn't damaged, just the headlight smashed and the front nose of the body shell was cracked. Was tempted to crack her nose too but cats will be cats, and a Z scale locomotive is mouse size. Moved the layout into the garage after that.

    RailRon, maybe the grey beer reefer looked too much like a grey mouse. Are cats totally colour blind or do they have some colour perception?
  6. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    Just checked through the archives on the cat subject and saw that yes, this is a very common problem. Woodland Scenics tells me they will discuss cat-repelling scenery materials in their next new product development group meeting. While this subject is somewhat humourous, cats do varying degrees of damage that is not funny to the damagee; this is just one more of the many problems that plague/challenge railroaders.

    This verse is inspired by some of the archived messages posted b4 my time (OK, just this one sickie then i'll shutup for a while):

    Cat's in the layout in the railroad room,
    She just might become 'muskie bait' real soon...
    This cat is a walking cat-astrophee,
    Glad we don't use kitty litter scenery,
    So glad we don't use kitty litter scenery!
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I was actually composing this today, When I heard on th news that Robert Palmer died.

    You're Addicted to Chat

    The Chat room’s up, but you’re not there
    You’re running trains, without a care
    You’re ears ring, you’re eyes blur
    Look at the clock and see the Hour

    Dick is on, 88 is too
    NG and TC too
    Val’s there, right on cue

    Whoa, you wanna think that you can make it by yourself, oh yeah
    It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
    You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to Chat
  8. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    Hey Mikey ----- I like it!!

    This is great for getting those creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, I'm not much of a songwriter or poet. I have been known to write essays about things I feel strongly about or have personal experience about. But I'll leave songwriting to those who are more skilled than I.
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Thanks. Just so you know how I did it, I searched the Net for "You're addicted to love" Lyrics.

    Then I copy / Pasted them into a word processor & just changed line by line into the "new Words". An old trick my Mom taght me :) :)
    If you pick the song first it makes it easier.

    It's the timing that got me. Finding out he dies as i was re-writing one of his songs. :(
  10. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    how bout just a twist on a old song parden me boy is that the cat that chewed your new choo choo.:p
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict


    I heard that as a joke & it ended:
    Pardon me Roy, is that the cat that ate your new shoe???

    Great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member


    ...taste like chicken,
    my fingers I'm a licking,
    while I watch my choo-choos go round.

    Some kitty fur about,
    I'm sorry that I must spit it out,
    but it's better than some equipment on the ground.

    Cats will be so rude,
    with their cat attitude and destroy all with a whim.

    I'd rather be cooler,
    spank it's ass with a ruler and be in charge, instead of him.

    A cat on the layout,
    had better be played out,
    as I creep up with a shovel to bash.

    To pick up the remains,
    so I can run my trains,
    and enjoy my hard earned cash.

    Repeat chorus~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And a one anda two anda three and a four-
    Bump bum bum-

    Cats taste like chicken,
    my fingers I'm a licking,
    while I watch my choo-choos go round.

    (That's right, think, Marlena Deitrich...)


    (I never met a cat that I didn't appreciate more than one as a memory in someone else's life. Did ya ever read "1001 Ways To Wok A Cat"?):eek:
  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    How's this for a chorus;

    Hey! The cat's on the layout, Honey get me a broom.
    One more crushed car and he's off to the moon.
    When I get a broom he'll really know then,
    My layout's not his gulldang playpen,
    one swat'll make him understand.:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Harry Chapin was one of the best.
  14. Blake

    Blake Member

    Cat butt............sittin on my railroad
    Cat butt............gonna be a cat payload
    Big honkin' cat feet, steppin' on muh station
    If he don't stay off, he's gonna be claymation
    Cat butt............knockin' off the freight cars
    Cat butt............gonna wind up behind bars
    Sharp little cat teeth, chewin' up my ground foam
    If he don't watch out, he won't have a home
    Cat feet.............stompin' on my little folks
    Cat feet.............he's gonna wind up in the spokes
    Battin' round my locos, they're hittin' the floor
    Gonna be a cat shaped hole, through my front door
    Cat face.............I put up a curtain
    Cat stops him from hurtin'
    Now he behaves, doesn't jump up no more
    Bites my ankles instead, just to settle the score

    CAT BUTT!!!

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  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    LOL -- Great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Cat...the other white meat.:eek: :p ;) :D
  17. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    yes it is ;)
  18. absnut

    absnut Member

    My contribution to this songfest:

    Grease that coupler, check that pin,
    See what shape the points are in,
    Poorly laid track is a mighty sin......

    Please don’t run the trains too fast,
    THAT’s a WIDE car you just passed,
    Wonder how long your train will last......

    Keep your fingers off the track,
    Keep the cat from coming back,
    All these dangers my pike doesn’t lack......

    Best would be to power down,
    Send the cat far out of town,
    Do these things and have no frown, nor......

  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Not bad Dick! :) :) :)
  20. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Cat's on the layout
    What will I do?
    Maybe I can think
    Of a thing or two.

    There's a great big hairball
    All over the track
    And there is something stinky
    Way in the back.

    The buildings are knocked over
    And the trains won't run
    When you live with a cat
    Is Model Railroading fun?

    Cat fur in the motors
    And wizz in the lake
    To get rid of this cat
    What will it take?

    I've gotten tired of
    This stupid ditty
    So I'm gonna build a layout
    Just for Kitty!!!

    :D :D :D

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