"That Darn Cat!" is the theme song in the 1965 version of That Darn Cat! The song was written by Robert and Richard Sherman and sung by Bobby Darin.


While the city sleeps, ev'ry night he creeps
Just surveyin' his domain
He roams around like he owns the town
He's the King, he makes that plain

He knows ev'ry trick doesn't miss a lick
When it comes to keepin' fat
Some city slicker, no one is quicker than
That darn cat

Ev'ry nook and cranny and garbage can he
Inspects so thoroughly
When he's on his rounds, nothin's out of bounds
To his curiosity

He can smile and purr at a pretty her
Till she don't know where she's at
Nose like a Geiger, oh, what a tiger is
That darn cat

He's a sly old codger, an artful dodger
A scrounger unsurpassed
A ball of fire, a nine live wire
Who just can't be outclassed

Yeah, this midnight rover, he lives in clover
It's an art he's got down pat
Never was a greater smooth operator than
That ummmmm darn, that darn cat
That darn cat
That darn cat
That darn cat
That darn cat


Now our cat's been paid ev'ry accolade
And he's earned all his acclaim
In a blaze of glory, he ends our story
In the Feline Hall of Fame

But the way life goes, in a year who knows,
From the fam'ly he begat
You may wind up with one of, maybe the son of
That darn cat

v - e - d
That Darn Cat logo
That Darn Cat! (1965)That Darn Cat (1997)
Patti RandallZeke KelsoD.C.Dan and IggyIngrid Randall • Gregory Benson • Mr. MacDougallMrs. MacDougall • Supervisor Newton • Margaret Miller • Canoe • Landlady • Graham • Spires • Cahill • Kelly • Mr. Hofstedder
That Darn Cat!
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+