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There Are No Cats in America

watch video from An American Tail (1986) song music by James Horner and Barry Mann, lyrics by
Cynthia Weil, performed by Nehemiah Persoff (Papa Mousekewitz), Johnny Guarnieri (Italian-Singer-Mouse) and Warren Hays (Irish-Singer-Mouse)
Lyrics with pictures
PAPA MOUSEKEWITZ: Our family was travelingOur family was traveling / Through the snow to Minsk / Suddenly Papa / Saw those huge paw prints / When I heard him screaming / I fainted dead away / And I woke up an orphan / Oy vey. / But! MICE: But!  But there are no cats in America But there are no cats in America / And the streets are paved with cheese / Oh, there are no cats in America / So set your mind at ease ITALIAN SINGER MOUSE: Ma la cosa terribile che esiste nella patria mia. If you think things were bad in Russia, you should see things in my countryyou should see things in my country! [singing]: The times were hard in Sicily / We had no provolone / The Don: he was a tabby / With a taste for my brother, Tony / When Mama went to plead for him / The Don said he would see her / We found her rosary on the ground / Poor mamma mia! / But! MICE: But there are no cats in America / And the streets are paved with cheese / Oh, there are no cats in America / So set your mind at easeset your mind at ease IRISH SINGER MOUSE: Surely, that's sad, but sadder still. / When I was but a lad, / I lost my true love fairI lost my true love fair / A calico / He caught us by surprise / In a flash of teeth and fur / Her tail was all he left of her / 'Neath the heather / Is where it turra-lurra lies
MICE: Oh. IRISH SINGER MOUSE: But!
MICE: But there are no cats in America
And the streets are paved with cheese
But there are no cats in America
There are no cats in America / That's why / We sail / These seas.
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Warren Hays (the voice of the Irish Singer Mouse) worked as the Systems Administrator and Systems Supporter of A Bug's Life (1998), the Information Systems Manager of Toy Story 2 (1999), the Information Systems Manager and Lead of Finding Nemo (2003), and Desktop and Infrastructure: Pixar Studio Team of Up (2009).

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