Kitty Alone

 

As I was going to Bandy Rowe, kitty-alone, kitty-alone.

As I was going to Bandy Rowe, kitty-alone-a-lye.

As I was going to Bandy Rowe, Saw a crow flying low,

Kitty-alone-a-lye, rock-a-ma-rye-ree.

 

Big old owl in a tree, kitty alone, kitty alone.

Big old owl in a tree, kitty-alone-a-lye.

Big old owl in a tree, just as sleepy as he can be,

Kitty-alone-a-lye, rock-a-ma-rye-ree.

 

Way up yonder above the moon, kitty-alone, kitty-alone.

Way up yonder above the moon, kitty-alone-a-lye.

Way up yonder above the moon, bluebird eats with a silver spoon.

Kitty-alone-a-lye, rock-a-ma-rye-ree.

 

Way up yonder above the sun, kitty-alone, kitty-alone.

Way up yonder above the sun, kitty-alone-a-lye.

Way up yonder above the sun, eagle rests when his work is done

Kitty-alone-a-lye, rock-a-ma-rye-ree.

 

Saw a possum in a log, kitty-alone, kitty-alone.

Saw a possum in a log, kitty-alone-a-lye.

Saw a possum in a log, looking just like a big groundhog.

Kitty-alone-a-lye, rock-a-ma-rye-ree.

 

As I was going to Bandy Rowe, kitty-alone-a-lye.

As I was going to Bandy Rowe, kitty-alone-a-lye.

As I was going to Bandy Rowe, Saw a crow flying low,

Kitty-alone-a-lye, rock-a-ma-rye-ree.

 

This Southern Appalachian lullaby includes verses from Bill Smith’s rendition of “Kitty Alone” on his recent CD “Back Cove.”