MY LITTLE PUSSY'S A BIG HIT; Cheeky Richie is all set for another No1smash.
IRELAND'S funniest pop star is at it again - Richie Kavanagh is No 17 in the charts and rising with his latest naughty offering.
The cloth-capped culchie's mischievious new song Pussy-Pussy-Cat has climbed eight places in the Irish singles charts in a week.
One tongue-in-cheek line in the song goes: "Oh me girlfriend has a pussy/A lovely pussy now/An' every time I rubs it/She goes miaow."
Most famous for his 1996 hit Aon Focail Eile, 50-year-old Richie from Garyhill, Co Carlow, said he is thrilled with his latest success.
The comedian and singer said last night: "Sure, I'm amazed at how well it's doing - it's a great bit of fun."
And Richie defended the suggestive lyrics by claiming that his grandson Adam, who's three, loves it and even sings along to all the words.
Richies last hit single caused a right old rumpus.
Aon Focail Eile, which stayed at No1 for eight weeks, was sung by schoolchildren across the country - much to the alarm of parents and teachers.
Pupils used the Irish word Focail so much that parents believed they were swearing in English.
But Richie insisted it is all a bit of fun and it is up to individual listeners how they interpret his songs, adding: "Pussy-Pussy- Cat is about a cat - it's as simple as that.
"I've had no complaints from anybody about the song because it is just meant to make people smile. It's not intended to offend because if you see the video it is very straight up."
Richie revealed he got the idea for his song about a cat from watching late night TV.
He said: "Whenever I get back from doing a gig I'm on a real high so I always watch a bit of television before I go to bed.
"I got into watching that Are You Being Served? show and I got the idea from Mrs Slocombe always going home to wash her pussy. I said to the wife, Nancy, that it could be a great little song - Mrs Slocombe's Pussy - but she said no-one watched it.
"To be honest, I thought it might be a bit too naughty and I spent 18 months messing with it.
"I had a rough version on one of my demos and my grandchildren heard it and they loved it.
"They would wait for the miaow bits and sing along - so you see kids really get it.
"Adults can make up their own minds about it - but I've always been a great one to play with words."
RTE radio presenter Gerry Ryan said last night that he will still play the single despite the suggestive lyrics.
He added: "We would like to think that we were in fact partly responsible for Richie's meteoric rise.
"We were the first to play Aon Focail Eile and we will continue to play his latest number.
"It has already been played on the show and as yet we have not had one complaint.
"And why would there be? It is a great country classic."
Richie expects the single to climb even further up the charts.
He said: "The reaction has been positive. The shops seem to think it's doing very well.
"I might have another No1 hit on my hands."
Oh me girlfriend has a pussy
A lovely pussy now
An' every time I rubs it
She goes miaow
She has a lovely pussy
I seen it in her house
I did I seen her pussy cat
A gobble up a mouse.
Oh ya thought it was so naughty
But it''s not a naughty song
Ya thought it was so naughty
I was coddin' all along
Pussy Pussy Pussy
Pussy Pussy Cat
Pussy Pussy Pussy
So fluffy and so fat.
T'was late that night when I got home
T'was early in the morning
Me mammy says get into bed
Me boy you should be snoring
What kept ya out me mammy says
Ya know she's awful fussy
Says I sure I was only playing
With me girlfriend''s pussy.
Well me mammy nearly done her nut
Come here you little brat
A chap like you of 32
Them things should not be at
But mammy you should see it
Such a lovely pussy cat
A rubbing up against me
A sitting on the mat
First time I saw her pussy
Twas on a summer day
Her lovely fluffy pussy
A lying in the hay
A do ya like me pussy
It''s the only one I got
Begore I do, I surely do
I like it quite a lot.
HOPEFUL: Richie with his pet cat Mini yesterday
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 27, 2001|
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