They call them pussywillows, But there's no cat to see Except the little furry toes That stick out on the tree. I think that very long ago When I was just born new, There must have been whole pussycats, Where just the toes stick through. And ev'ry spring it worries me, I cannot ever find Those willow cats that ran away And left their toes behind.
- by Margaret Widdemer (1884 - 1978) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Sandor Harmati (1892 - 1936), "The willow cats", published 1928 [voice and piano], Harcourt, Brace and Co. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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