Fleet Cat, Don't You Know? (Children's Rhyme)
Sung to an ancient folk tune...
"Fleet Cat, Don't You Know?" (Children's Rhyme)
Fleet cat, fleet cat don't you know There's a whole entire world for you to roam But you stalk around the gutter From the Notch up to the Runner And the rats fleeing before you are too slow Sly cat, sly cat don’t you see Your clowder taking part in all your glee You’ll all rise and as you’re rising You will hide the tax man’s tithings And you’ll sleep without the bite of any flea
Fat cat, fat cat don't you hear The glaring of your Guild is drawing near They will ask and then they'll borrow Then they'll snatch and then they'll snarl And won't quit until the threat of claw is clear Scared cat, scared cat don't you feel The fingers tightening around your heel So you shed all of your furs and Fill the lining of your purse and Tell the Amalguard you want to make a deal Fleet rat, fleet rat how you know The whole entire world would keep you low Now you slink around the gutter From the Notch down to the Runner And the cats chasing after you are too slow
— Author Unknown