Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, we're a notorious couple of Cats
As knockabout clowns, quick-change comedians, tight rope walkers and acrobats.
We have an extensive reputation, we make our home in Victoria Grove.
This is merely our center of operation, for we are incurably given to rove!
When the family assembled for Sunday dinner,
Their minds made up that they won't get thinner
On Argentine joint, potatoes and greens,
Then the cook would appear from behind the scenes
And say in a voice that is broken with sorrow,
"I'm afraid you must wait and have dinner tomorrow.
The joints have gone from the oven like that!"
Then the family'll say "It's that horrible Cat!
Was it Mungojerrie, or Rumpelteazer?"
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,
And no sober person could take his oath -
"Was it Mungojerrie or Rumpelteazer?"
Or could you have sworn that it mightn't been both?
And when you heard a dining room "SMASH!",
Or up from the pantry, there comes a loud "CRASH".
Or down in 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?
It was Mungojerrie!
And there's nothin' at all to be done about that!