Cat’s Cradle

Subject

a bit of nostalgia about that age-old children’s game

Year Composed

1967

Year Copyrighted

2011

Voicing

Unison

Musical Form

  • Verse 1
  • Verse 2
  • Interlude
  • Verse 3

Song Details

Cat’s Cradle is beautiful in its simplicity. The lyrical melody is characterized by gentle ascending and descending scale patterns. This is a song that brings the generations, children of all ages, together.

Performance options

a thoughtful, pantomimed (or actual) game of cat’s cradle could be played during the performance of this song, with a freeze ending

Suggested uses

  • family-themed concert
  • intergenerational-themed concert
  • children’s games unit

Listen to a sample

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Cat's Cradle