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**Lines in brackets are from the original London cast recording and have since been cut.**

Mungojerrie -

Mungojerrie

Rumpelteazer -

and Rumpelteazer

Both -

we're a notorious

couple of cats.

Rumpel -

As knockabout clowns, quick-change comedians, tight-rope

walkers and acrobats

Mungo -

We have an extensive reputation. We make our home in

Victoria Grove-

This is merely our centre of operation, for we are

incurably given to rove.

(Rumpel -

We are very well known in Cornwall Gardens,

Mungo -

in Launces-

ston Place

Rumpel -

and in Kensington Square-

We have really a little more reputation than a couple of cats

can very well bear.)

Mungo -

If the area window is found ajar

Rumpel -

And the basement looks like a field of war,

If a tile or two comes loose on the roof,

Which presently fails to be waterproof,

Mungo -

If the drawers are pulled out from the bedroom chests,

And you can't find one of your winter vests,

Or after supper one of the girls

Suddenly misses her Woolworth pearls:

Both -

The the family'll say: "It's that horrible cat!

Mungo -

Was it Mungojerrie-

Rumpel -

or Rumpelteazer?"-

Both -

And most of the

time they leave it at that.

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer have a very unusual gift of the

gab.

They are highly efficient cat-burglars as well,

Rumpel-

and remark-

ably smart at a smash-and-grab.

Mungo -

We make our home in Victoria Grove. We have no

regular occupation.

We are plausible fellows who like to engage a friendly

policemen in conversation.

Both -

When the family assembles for Sunday dinner,

Rumpel -

Their minds made up that they won't get thinner

Mungo -

On Argentine joint,

Rumpel -

potatoes and greens,

Then the cook will appear from behind the scenes

Mungo -

And say in a voice that is broken with sorrow:

"I'm afraid you must wait and have dinner tomorrow!

For the joint has gone from the oven-like that!"

Both -

Then the family'll say: "It's that horrible cat!

Mungo -

Was it Mungojerrie-

Rumpel -

or Rumpelteazer?"-

Both -

And most of the

time they leave it at that.

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer have a wonderful way of

working together.

And some of the time you would say it was luck,

and some of

the time you would say it was weather.

We go through the house like a hurricane,

Mungo -

and no

sober person

Both -

could take his oath

Mungo -

Was it Mungojerrie-

Rumpel -

or Rumpelteazer?

Both -

or could you have

sworn that it mightn't be both?"

And when you hear a dining-room smash

Or up from the pantry there comes a loud crash

Or down from the library came a loud ping

From a vase which was commonly said to be Ming-

Then the family'll say: "Now which was which cat?

Mungo -

It was Mungojerrie!

Rumpel -

AND Rumpelteazer!"-

Both -

And there's

nothing at all to be done about that!

And there's

nothing at all to be done about that!

All -

And there's

nothing at all to be done about that!