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Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:07 am
by ostarella
[quote="Lbeauchesne"]However, while providing this translation service as I am otherwise unable to work until the doctor says otherwise (even though I think they are wrong), this does not mean that I want to spend 6 hours deciphering your handwriting for each track. Seriously, how is it possible for one person to have 17 billion different styles of handwriting in a single track? Could you not have provided me with a computer print out?[/quote]

Handwritten? O...M...G... :shock:

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:22 am
by Lbeauchesne
[quote="ostarella"][quote="Lbeauchesne"]However, while providing this translation service as I am otherwise unable to work until the doctor says otherwise (even though I think they are wrong), this does not mean that I want to spend 6 hours deciphering your handwriting for each track. Seriously, how is it possible for one person to have 17 billion different styles of handwriting in a single track? Could you not have provided me with a computer print out?[/quote]

Handwritten? O...M...G... :shock:[/quote]

Seriously. I spent 13 years working in the NHS, and there are doctors with more legible handwriting than this guy.

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:33 pm
by Noizchild
Ever looked at a piece of work and go, "Yeah, it's time to wrap you up?"

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:41 pm
by ostarella
[quote="Noizchild"]Ever looked at a piece of work and go, "Yeah, it's time to wrap you up?"[/quote]

Oh yeah. Typically when I come to one of many "forks in the road", look back at what I've already written and decide the story could go on, but it's better just to finish up and get on with the next.

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:30 pm
by Noizchild
I finally finished that draft. Onto the next.

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:18 am
by roda havet
Just popping in to see how everyone is doing, fine I hope. :)

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:27 am
by wdarcy
Doing fine here. Hope to see more of you, Roda!

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:21 pm
by Noizchild
Writers can't do math. I just want you to know this.

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:36 am
by Oldtimer
I've got a very old song bugging me. Can't get it out of my head. There are lots of verses but I only know the chorus. It goes:
But the cat came back, the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back. Just wouldn't stay away.

Re: 2017 Writers' Lounge

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:47 pm
by Pat James
[quote="Oldtimer"]I've got a very old song bugging me. Can't get it out of my head. There are lots of verses but I only know the chorus. It goes:
But the cat came back, the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back. Just wouldn't stay away.[/quote]
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Read about it here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cat_Came_Back

Watch it here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjMffHG1V_Q


There are many versions. Here is one.

The Cat Came Back
(H.S. Miller)

Just about one of the most memorable and exciting kids' (?!) songs out there. Of course, this is a much tamer version than some others I have heard…

CD Version:

Old Mr. Johnson had troubles of his own
He had a yellow cat that wouldn't leave his home
He tried and he tried to give the cat away
He gave it to a man going far far away

But the cat came back, the very next day
The cat came back
(they thought he was a goner)
but the cat came back, he just couldn't stay
Away away away
MEOW!

So he gave it to a woman going
Up in a balloon
He told her for to take it to the
Man up in the moon
The balloon came down about
90 miles away
and where the woman is now,
well I cannot say

but the cat came back…

so he gave it to a man going way out West
he told him for to take it to the one he loved the best
first the train hit the track,
then it jumped the rail
and nobody was left to tell the awful tale

But the cat came back…

DVD Version:

Oh, Old Mr. Johnson had troubles of his own
He had a yellow cat that wouldn’t leave his home
He tried and he tried to give the cat away
He gave it to a man going far, far away

But the cat came back, the very next day
Oh, the cat came back
(they thought he was a goner)
but the cat came back, he just couldn’t stay
Away away away
MEOW!

So he gave it to a woman going
Up in a balloon
He told her for to take it to the
Man up in the moon
The balloon came down about
90 miles away
and where the woman is now,
well I cannot say

But the cat came back, the very next day
Oh, the cat came back
(they thought he was a goner)
but the cat came back, he just couldn’t stay
Away away away
MEOW

So he gave it to a man going way out West
he told him for to take it to the one he loved the best
first the train hit the track,
and then it jumped the rail
and nobody was left to tell the awful tale

But the cat came back, the very next day
Oh, the cat came back
(they thought he was a goner)
but the cat came back, he just couldn’t stay
Away away away

The cat came back, the very next day
Oh, the cat came back
(they thought he was a goner)
but the cat came back, he just couldn’t stay
Away away away

MEOOOOOOOW!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Another version
Now, Old Mister Johnson had troubles of his own
He had a yellow cat who wouldn't leave his home;
He tried and he tried to give the cat away
He gave it to a man goin' far, far away

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; he just couldn't stay away
Give me a "Meow", go

Now, the man around the corner swore he'd kill the cat on sight
So he loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite;
He waited and he waited for the cat to come around
Ninety seven pieces of the man is all that they found

But you know...?
The cat came back the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; he just couldn't stay away
Give me a "Meow", go

So he gave it to a man going up in a balloon
He told him for to take it to the man in the moon;
The balloon came down about ninety miles away
Where the man is now, well I dare not say



But you know...?
The cat came back the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; he just couldn't stay away
Give me a "Meow", go

So he gave it to a man going way out West
Told him for to take it to the one he loved the best;
First the train hit the track, then it jumped the rail
Not a soul was left behind to tell the gruesome tale

But you know what?
The cat came back the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; he just couldn't stay away
Give me a "Meow", go

Now, the cat was a possessor of a family of his own
With seven little kittens till there came a cyclone;
It tore the houses all apart and tossed the cat around
The air was filled with kittens, but not one was ever found

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; he just couldn't stay away
Give me a "Meow", go


Sing it all again, now
The cat came back the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; he just couldn't stay away
Give me a "Meow", go

Louder "Meow"!

LOUDEER!

A little quieter...

Quieter "Meow"
*meeooww*
Quieter now
*meooww*
Quieter
*meoww*
Shh! As quite as you can
*meow*