What a sweet, unguarded moment. Patti Smith, "the Godmother of Punk", sings to her cat, who is clearly captivated. As an observer you feel privileged to have this very private peek at her life. The clip is from Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008), an award-winning documentary by Steven Sebring. Sebring followed Smith around for 10 years after the loss of her husband, Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist for the MC5.
Patti sings "Amore Che Vieni Amore Che Vai" by Fabrizio De André, but in an English translation.
After reading Patti Smith's Just Kids, a memoir of her early life in New York City, and seeing this snippet, I really want to watch the entire documentary. I'm surprised I never came across the clip until now.
Patti Smith is a known cat lover. You can find numerous photos of her online posing with her feline friends, many taken by famous photographers. Check out a photo of Patti in 1974 with a black cat.