A Recording of Don Gato in Spanish with the Lyrics and an English Translation

We recently received a new recording of Don Gato wonderfully sung in Spanish by Élodie Chebat. You can click the mp3 link below to hear it. While listening, you can read the lyrics in Spanish below, followed by an English translation…

MP3 of El señor don Gato

El señor don Gato
(Spanish)

Estaba el señor Don Gato
Sentadito en su tejado
Miarrau miau miau miau
Sentadito en su tejado.

Cuando le vinieron nuevas
Que había de ser casado
Miarrau miau miau miau
Que había de ser casado.

Con una gatita parda
Con un pinta en el rabo
Miarrau miau miau miau
Con un pinta en el rabo.

El gato de la alegría
Se ha caído del tejado
Miarrau miau miau miau
Se ha caído del tejado.

Se ha roto siete costillas
Y la puntita del rabo
Miarrau miau miau miau
Y la puntita del rabo.

Le llevaron a enterrar
Por la calle del pescado
miarrau miau miau miau
Por la calle del pescado.

Al olor de las sardinas
Don Gato ha resucitado
Miarrau miau miau miau
Don Gato ha resucitado.

English Translation

Lord Tom Cat was
Sitting on his roof,
Marrameow meow meow meow
Sitting on his roof.

He received news
Saying he had to get married,
Marrameow meow meow meow
Saying he had to get married.

With a grey kitty
With a spot on her tail,
Marrameow meow meow meow
With a spot on her tail.

From the exuberation, the cat
Fell down from the roof,
Marrameow meow meow meow
Fell down from the roof.

He broke seven ribs
And the end of his tail,
Marrameow meow meow meow
And the end of his tail.

He’s taken to be buried,
Through the fish street,
Marrameow meow meow meow,
Through the fish street.

Smelling some sardines
Lord Tom Cat resuscitated
Marrameow meow meow meow
Lord Tom Cat resuscitated.

Many thanks to Élodie Chebat for singing Senor Don Gato for us and for contributing this version of the song!

Check out the Don Gato Song Page for another version of Don Gato in Spanish, with English and French translations, and the sheet music and midi. Check out the Senor Don Gato English version too that’s sung in the US!

Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

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