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SONG: Gus: The Theatre Cat ARTIST: Andrew Lloyd Webber From the musical, Cats D (4 bars) Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm Gus is the Cat at the Theatre Door Em7 A Dsus2 D His name as I ought to have told you before Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm Is really Asparagus, but that's such a fuss G -- F#m7--Em9--G/A G D To pronounce that we usually call him just Gus Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm His coat's very shabby. He's thin as a rake Em7 A Dsus2 D And he suffers from palsy that makes his paw shake Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm Yet he was in his youth quite the smartest of cats G--F#m7--Em9--G/A G D But no longer a terror to mice and to rats G D/F# Em7 D/F# For he isn't the cat that he was in his prime G D F#7 Bm Though his name was quite famous, he says, in his time G D/F# Em7 D/F# And whenever he joins his friends at their club G D F#7 Bm (Which takes place at the back of the neighbouring pub) Em7 A Dsus2 D He loves to regale them if someone else pays Em7 A Dsus2 D With anecdotes drawn from his palmiest days G D/F# Em7 D/F# For he once was a star of the highest degree G D/F# F#7 Bm He has acted with Irving, he's acted with Tree G D/F# Em7 D/F# And he likes to relate his success on the halls G D/F# F#7 Bm Where the gallery once gave him seven catcalls G-- F#m7--Em9--G/A Bm Bm But his grandest creation as he loves to tell Em7--F#m7--Gmaj7--G/A Csus2 G D Was Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm "I have played, in my time, every possible part Em7 A Dsus2 D And I used to know seventy speeches by heart Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm I'd extemporize backchat. I knew how to gag G -- F#m7--Em9--G/A G D And I knew how to let the cat out of the bag Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm I knew how to act with my back and my tail Em7 A Dsus2 D With an hour of rehearsal, I never could fail Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm I'd a voice that would soften the hardest of hearts G--F#m7-Em9-G/A G D Whether I took the lead, or in character parts G D/F# Em7 D/F# I have sat by the bedside of poor little Nell G D/F# F#7 Bm When the curfew was rung then I swung on the bell G D/F# Em7 D/F# In the pantomime season I never fell flat G D/F# F#7 Bm And I once understudied Dick Whittington's cat G-- F#m7--Em9--G/A Bm Bm But my grandest creation as history will tell Em7--F#m7--Gmaj7--G/A Csus2 G/B D Was Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell D D D D C#/A D D Then if someone will give him a toothful of gin A7sus/E A7 D D He will tell how he once played a part in East Lynne D C#/A D D At a Shakespeare performance he once walked on pat D A E7 A When some actor suggested the need for a cat G D/F# Em7 D/F# "And I say now these kittens, they do not get trained G D/F# F#7 Bm As we did in the days when Victoria reigned G D/F# Em7 D/F# They never get drilled in a regular troupe G D/F# F#7 Bm And they think they are smart just to jump through a hoop" Em7 A Dsus2 D And he says as he scratches himself with his claws Em7 A Dsus2 D "Well, the theatre is certainly not what it was G D/F# Em D/F# These modern productions are all very well G D/F# F#7 B But there's nothing to equal from what I hear tell G--F#m7--Em9--G/A Bm Bm That moment of mystery when I made history Em7--F#m7--Gmaj6-G/A Csus2 G As Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell" D (Reprise) "I once crossed the stage on a telegraph wire To rescue a child when a house was on fire And I think that I still can much better than most Produce blood-curdling noises to bring on the ghost And I once played Growltiger Could do it again Could do it again Could do it again . . ."