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The greatest magicians have something to learn
from Mr. Mistoffelees' conjuring turn
And we all say "Oh well I never,
was there ever, a cat so clever as Magical Mr. Mistoffelees
He is quiet and small, he is black
From his ears to the tip of his tail
He can creep through the tiniest crack
He can walk on the narrowest rail
He can pick any card from the pack,
He is equally cunning with dice
He is always deceiving you into believing that he's only hunting for mice.
He can play any trick with a cork
Or a spoon and a bit of fish paste
If you look for a knife or a fork
And you think it is merely misplaced.
You have seen it one moment and then it is gone
You will find it next week lying out on the lawn.
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His manner is vague and aloof
You would think there is nobody shyer
But his voice has been heard on the roof
When he was curled up by the fire
And he's sometimes been heard by the fire
When he was about on the roof
At least we all heard that somebody purred which is incontestable proof
Of his singular magical powers
And I've known the family to call
Him in from the garden for hours
When he was asleep in the hall
And not long ago this phenomenal cat produced seven kittens right out of a hat
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(spoken)Ladies and Gentlement, I give you the marvelous, magical, Mr. Mistoffelees.