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Stray Cat Strut Chords

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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?

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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guymenton 10 Dec 10, 2007 12:37 AM

I love this song!! Great tab for a beginner like me! Thanks! Brian Setzer is the sh*t!!!!

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harpy1976 51 Dec 15, 2008 08:44 PM

yeah, great job man!5*!!

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lesgoldy 10 Nov 12, 2011 10:28 AM

In the section labeled as Verse 2, the G7 is actually an Eb add9 aug5
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--9--
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The chord is very similar to G7, but sounds just right

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