Cat Came Back (And the)
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But the cat came back, he couldn't stay no longer,
Yes the cat came back de very next day,
the cat came back—thought she were a goner,
But the cat came back for it wouldn't stay away.
It was popularized among country musicians in the early 78 RPM era through recordings by north Georgia's Fiddlin' John Carson and Riley Puckett, and by Kentucky's Fiddlin' Doc Roberts. It was later recorded by fiddler Tommy Jackson (musician), and (late in his career) Clark Kessinger.