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Stray Cat Strut

Stray Cat Strut
Stray Cats, Built For Speed
Stray Cat Strut


Lyrics and Arrangement
(harmon parts in italics)

Intro - instruments

Harmony 1

Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, (x 4)

Verse 1
Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence
Ain't got enough dough to pay the rent
I'm flat broke but I don't care
I strut right by with my tail in the air

Chorus
Stray cat strut, I'm a ladies' cat,
A feline Casanova, hey! man, thats that.
Get a shoe thrown at me from a mean old man
Get my dinner from a garbage can

Bridge
(ad-libbed)
Meow!
Yeah don't cross my path

Guitar Solo

Bridge 2
I don't bother chasing mice around, whoa no!
I slink down the alley looking for a fight
Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night

Harmony 2
Singin' the blues while the lady cats cry,
  Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, (background)
"Wild stray cat, you're a real gone guy."

  Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, (background)

I wish I could be as carefree and wild,

  Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, (background)

but I got cat class and I got cat style.

Guitar Break, extended

Bridge 3
I don't bother chasing mice around
I slink down the alley looking for a fight
Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night

Harmony 2
Singin' the blues while the lady cats cry,
  Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, (background)
"Wild stray cat, you're a real gone guy."
  Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, (background)
I wish I could be as carefree and wild,
  Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, (background)
but I got cat class and I got cat style.

Outro

How To Play

Chord Chart from alt.guitar.tab 

[I haven't checked this yet - Neil]

This is the basic progression: Cm  Bb  Ab  G7


                            Stray Cat Strut
      by
         The Stray Cats

Shuffle
|Cm    Bb    |Ab    G7   | cont.     |          |
 Oooh                      Oooh

Cm               Bb        Ab           G7
Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence.

Cm          Bb            Ab      G7
Ain't got enough dough to pay the rent.

Cm       Bb        Ab      G7        G7 (tacet)
I'm flat broke but I don't care,   I strut right by with my tail in the air.

Fm        Eb          Db     C7         Fm         Eb       Db         C7
Stray cat strut I'm a ladies cat, I'm a feline Casanova hey man that's that.

      Fm          Eb           Db       C7    Fm (tacet)
Get a shoe thrown at me from a mean old man.  Get my dinner from a garbage can.


(instrumental)
Cm   Bb | Ab   G7|Cm(tacet)|     |

Verse 2
Fm             Fm7               Cm    Fm
I don't bother chasing mice around.  I slink down the alley looking for a fight

 D7                           G7                 Cm             Bb
howlin' to the moonlight on a hot summer night.  Singin' the blues while the

Ab        G7      Cm       Bb           Ab        G7      Cm           Bb
lady cats cry.  Wild stray cat you're a real gone guy.  I wish I could be as

Ab            G7           Cm(tacet)
care-free and wild,  but I got cat class and I got cat style.

solo
|Cm  Bb  |Ab  G7  | etc.

repeat verse 2

|Cm  Bb  |Ab  G7  |Cm (tacet)                       Cm
                  |-8-------------------|------------------|
                  |---------------------|------------------|
                  |---11-10-8-10-8------|------------------|
                  |----------------10-8-|---7-9-10---------|
                  |---------------------|10----------------|
                  |---------------------|------------------|

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this is a good one.  I play it for my cat all the time.  Crank up the reverb
and play it clean.  Some of you might want to sing Strat Cat Strut.
could someone send this to Nevada FTP?
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