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“Go Cat Go”: Norma Jean Co-opts the Rockabilly Battle Cry

I like how the beleaguered singer of this song ironically subverts the mythic rockabilly refrain, “Go Cat Go,” into a cry of liberation from her no-good, double-crossing partner:

Click on link to hear audio for “Go Cat Go” by Norma Jean

Go Cat Go 7-inch

Norma Jean’s demand for independence (penned by Harlan Howard) was a top-10 country hit from from her 1965 LP, Pretty Miss Norma Jean, her highest-charting album.

Norma Jean LP

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