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"What a Shame" is a song from the 2019 remake of Lady and the Tramp. It replaces the original film's number "The Siamese Cat Song" due to the perceived racially insensitive connotations as well as changing the breed of the cats, causing the song to be sung in an upbeat jazzy melody instead of stereotypical Southeast Asian melody. It is sung by Aunt Sarah's twin cats, Devon and Rex, who proceed to happily destroy the house's furnishings despite Lady's attempts to stop them, which caused Lady to get into trouble.


Devon: "Ugh, look at this place."
Rex: "Yeah, we're gonna need to make some changes."
Devon: "Ooh, what a shame."

Devon and Rex:
Now sit right there and take a seat
I'm sure you're glad we came
But we got some cleaning up to do
We'll need to rearrange

We'll take care of all this furniture
If to you, it's all the same
Rex: But if you don't like how we decorate
Devon: Well that's too bad, what a shame

Well that's too bad what a shame

Rex: I think we can reupholster here
Devon: This figurine is so last year (ugh)
Rex: That's what I would call feng shui
Devon: Stand back dog, you give us room to play

These tables need refurbishing
These curtains need a change
Devon: But if you don't like our artistic flair
Well that's too bad what a shame

Devon: "I'm sorry."
Rex: "I'm not." (wa-hoo-hoo-hoo)

What a shame
Rex: "Cat got your tongue?"

Why are you so miffed?
We gave your living room a modern twist
Now we want some credit for this not blame
Rex: Are you mad?
Devon: What a shame

Yes and...?

Rex: "That's better."
Devon: "Yeah, it really holds the room together."

Devon: "Flowers, really?"
Rex: "The color scheme in here is coo-coo."
Devon: "Aw, did we make a boo boo?"

It's time to break this thing
As soon as we get done it will be you auf wiedersehen
Devon: If things do wrong
Rex: Then we'll be gone
That's too bad what a shame

Devon: Bout to do something bout this vase
Rex: It's a tiny bit out of place
Don't let it fall on your face (oh yeah)

Rex: "You like how I hit that run, don't you dog?"
Devon: "I do like it."

Rex: What a shame

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Lady and the Tramp (Soundtrack/Video) • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's AdventureLady and the Tramp (2019 film) (Soundtrack) • Books
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Entertainment: Once Upon a MouseThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Mickey & Pals Market CaféPizzeria Bella NotteTony's Town Square Restaurant
Firework: MomentousOnce Upon a Time

Original LadyTrampJockTrustyAunt SarahSi and AmJim DearDarlingJim Jr.Tony and JoeMr. BusyThe RatPound DogsStray DogsScampAnnette, Collette, and Danielle

Sequel: AngelBusterReggieFrancoisSparkyMoochRubyScratchyOtisThe Dogcatcher
Remake: Isaac

Original: Peace On EarthJock’s SongWhat is a Baby?La La LuThe Siamese Cat SongBella NotteHe's a TrampFree as the Breeze (deleted)

Sequel: Welcome HomeWorld Without FencesJunkyard Society RagI Didn't Know That I Could Feel This WayAlways There
Remake: What a ShameThat's Enough
Miscellaneous: EverybodyYou're My Best Friend

Lady’s HouseTony's RestaurantDog PoundThe Junkyard