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"Cats" and all related things are the property of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Really Useful Group, and related parties. Lyrics are taken from and based off "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" and other poems by T.S. Eliot, with additions by Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe. No copyright infringement is intended.
The Jellicle Ball
Sung by: The Company
Original London Cast
Original Broadway Cast
Original Australian Cast
Video
Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball

Jellicle cats are black and white,
Jellicle cats are rather small
Jellicle cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when we caterwaul.
Jellicle cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle cats have bright black eyes;
We like to practice our airs and graces.
And wait for the Jellicle moon to rise

Jellicle cats develop slowly
Jellicle cats are not too big;
Jellicle cats are roly-poly
We know how to dance a gavotte and a jig
Until the Jellicle moon
appears
We make our toilette and take our repose
Jellicles wash behind their ears,
Jellicles dry between their toes.

Jellicle cats are white and black,
Jellicle cats are of moderate size;
Jellicles jump like a jumping-jack,
Jellicle cats have moonlit eyes.

We're quiet enough in the morning hours,
We're quiet enough in the afternoon,
Preserving our Terpsichorean powers
To dance by the light of the Jellicle moon.

Jellicle cats are black and white
Jellicle cats (as we said) are small
If it happens to be a stormy night
We will practice a caper or two in the hall
If it happens the sun is shining bright
You would say we had nothing to do at all
We are resting and saving ourselves to be right
For the Jellicle moon and the Jellicle ball

Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball.
Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball

Jellicle cats are black and white,
Jellicle cats are rather small
Jellicle cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when we caterwaul.
Jellicle cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle cats have bright black eyes;
We like to practice our airs and graces.
And wait for the Jellicle moon to rise

Jellicle cats develop slowly
Jellicle cats are not too big;
Jellicle cats are roly-poly
We know how to dance a gavotte and a jig
Until the Jellicle moon
appears
We make our toilette and take our repose
Jellicles wash behind their ears,
Jellicles dry between their toes.

Jellicle cats are white and black,
Jellicle cats are of moderate size;
Jellicles jump like a jumping-jack,
Jellicle cats have moonlit eyes.

We're quiet enough in the morning hours,
We're quiet enough in the afternoon,
Reserving our Terpsichorean powers
To dance by the light of the Jellicle moon.

Jellicle cats are black and white
Jellicle cats (as we said) are small
If it happens to be a stormy night
We will practice a caper or two in the hall
If it happens the sun is shining bright
You would say we had nothing to do at all
We are resting and saving ourselves to be right
For the Jellicle moon and the Jellicle ball

Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball.
Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball

Jellicle cats are black and white,
Jellicle cats are rather small
Jellicle cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when we caterwaul.
Jellicle cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle cats have bright black eyes;
We like to practice our airs and graces.
And wait for the Jellicle moon to rise

Jellicle cats develop slowly
Jellicle cats are not too big;
Jellicle cats are roly-poly
We know how to dance a gavotte and a jig
Until the Jellicle moon
appears
We make our toilette and take our repose
Jellicles wash behind their ears,
Jellicles dry between their toes.

Jellicle cats are white and black,
Jellicle cats are of moderate size;
Jellicles jump like a jumping-jack,
Jellicle cats have moonlit eyes.

We're quiet enough in the morning hours,
We're quiet enough in the afternoon,
Reserving our Terpsichorean powers
To dance by the light of the Jellicle moon.

Jellicle cats are black and white
Jellicle cats (as we said) are small
If it happens to be a stormy night
We will practice a caper or two in the hall
If it happens the sun is shining bright
You would say we had nothing to do at all
We are resting and saving ourselves to be right
For the Jellicle moon and the Jellicle ball

Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball.
Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball

Jellicle cats are black and white,
Jellicle cats are rather small
Jellicle cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when we caterwaul.
Jellicle cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle cats have bright black eyes;
We like to practice our airs and graces.
And wait for the Jellicle moon to rise

Jellicle cats develop slowly
Jellicle cats are not too big;
Jellicle cats are roly-poly
We know how to dance a gavotte and a jig
Until the Jellicle moon
appears
We make our toilette and take our repose
Jellicles wash behind their ears,
Jellicles dry between their toes.

Jellicle cats are white and black,
Jellicle cats are of moderate size;
Jellicles jump like a jumping-jack,
Jellicle cats have moonlit eyes.

We're quiet enough in the morning hours,
We're quiet enough in the afternoon,
Preserving our Terpsichorean powers
To dance by the light of the Jellicle moon.

Jellicle cats are black and white
Jellicle cats (as we said) are small
If it happens to be a stormy night
We will practice a caper or two in the hall
If it happens the sun is shining bright
You would say we had nothing to do at all
We are resting and saving ourselves to be right
For the Jellicle moon and the Jellicle ball

Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball.

Jellicle cats come out tonight,
Jellicle cats come one, come all
The Jellicle moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle ball.
Notes

Also called "The Song of the Jellicles", which is the name of the original poem, too. Technically, the vocal part of this song is "The Song of the Jellicles" and the instrumental part is "The Jellicle Ball" - but every CD lists it as simply "The Jellicle Ball", so that's what I went with. :) But yes, both names are correct.