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Author/Artist: Stray Cats
Title: Stray Cat Strut
Transcribed by: Jimmy Cafarella April 5,2003
Email: jcafarella@hotmail.com


Before you start ,put the guitar down,
and just listen to song and read along. 
Tabs always make way more sense that way.
Especially on a song like this. Keep in 
mind that some of the sections in my tab
aren't 100% accurate as far as strum pattern
and such due to Brian Setzer(guitar god) 
playing in a loose jazzy fashion. But at 
any rate you should end up with your 
fingers in the right place and get a 
feel for the chords.Ok let's go:



Song starts with just bass and drums.

Guitar= mostly clean w/reverb


[Intro fill]

e|-7/8~--------------------------------------|
B|-7/8~--8-----------------------8-----------|
G|---------10brp8-10-8---------8------10---8\|
D|---------------------------9-----11----7---|
A|------------------------10-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

 then another measure of just bass
 then...
 
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--10\--------8\--------6\--------5\|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|---8\--------6\--------4\--------3\|

 "ooohh......."

     Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8---------6---------4---------3|
B|---8---------6---------4---------3|
G|---8---------7---------5---------4|  x4  
D|--10---------8---------6---------5|
A|--10---------8---------6---------5|  hopefully my chord 
E|---8---------6---------4---------3|  names are correct
         
                 
 "black and orange stray cat...."                                         
e|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|
B|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|
G|---8--8--7--7--5--5--4--4-4|
D|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5|
A|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5|
E|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|


     Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8---------6---------4---------3|
B|---8---------6---------4---------3|
G|---8---------7---------5---------4|
D|--10---------8---------6---------5|
A|--10---------8---------6---------5|
E|---8---------6---------4---------3|


 "ain't got enuf..."

e|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|
B|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|
G|---8--8--7--7--5--5--4--4-4|
D|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5|
A|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5|
E|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|


     Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8---------6---------4---------3|
B|---8---------6---------4---------3|
G|---8---------7---------5---------4|
D|--10---------8---------6---------5|
A|--10---------8---------6---------5|
E|---8---------6---------4---------3|


 "I'm flat broke..."   

e|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3--8\-|
B|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3--8\-|
G|---8--8--7--7--5--5--4--4-4--8\-|
D|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5-10\-|
A|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5-10\-|
E|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3--8\-|


 "stray cat strut..." 

    Fm    Em    C#    C
e|--8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|
B|--8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|
G|-10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5|
D|-10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5|play twice
A|--8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|
E|--8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3|


 "get shoes thrown at me..."  

e|--8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3--8\-|
B|--8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3--8\-|
G|-10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5-10\-|
D|-10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-5-10\-|
A|--8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3--8\-|
E|--8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-3--8\-|


      Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3|
B|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3|
G|---8--8------7--7------5--5------4--4|
D|--10-10------8--8------6--6------5--5|play twice
A|--10-10------8--8------6--6------5--5|
E|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3|


e|------8--------------------------------|
B|------8--------------------------------|
G|-10~-----10b-8-------------------------|
D|---------------10--8--6--8--6h8-5h6p5tr|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


e|-------------------------------------2-1-|
B|-------------------------------1--4------|
G|---------------0-----------0h1-----------|
D|------0--1--3-----1--0-------------------|
A|-2/3--------------------3----------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|


e|--8---8--6--6--4--4--3|
B|--9---9--7--7--5--5--4|
G|--9---9--7--7--5--5--4|
D|-10--10--8--8--6--6--5|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|


e|--------------------------8-------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------8--11b-----8b----------8---10|
D|----------7---10--------------10----10---10---|
A|---6---9--------------------------------------|
E|-8--------------------------------------------|


 "I don't bother chasing..."                                                                              
e|-8--8--10--8--8--8--8--8|
B|-9--9---9--9--9--9--9--9|
G|10-10--10-10-10-10-10-10|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


e|-8--10--8--8-8--8\7-8\7-8|
B|-8---8--8--8-8--8\7-8\7-8|
G|-8---8--8--8-8--8\7-8\7-8|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|


 "I slink down the alley..."
e|-8--8--10--8--8--8--8--8|
B|-9--9---9--9--9--9--9--9|
G|10-10--10-10-10-10-10-10|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


 'howling to the moon..."   
e|-10-10-10-10--11-11-11-11|
B|-10-10-10-10--11-11-11-11|
G|-11-11-11-11--12-12-12-12|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|


 "singing the blues..."

     Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8---------6---------4---------3|
B|---8---------6---------4---------3|
G|---8---------7---------5---------4|
D|--10---------8---------6---------5|
A|--10---------8---------6---------5|
E|---8---------6---------4---------3|


 "wild stray cat-you're a real..."

     Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8---------6---------4---------3|
B|---8---------6---------4---------3|
G|---8---------7---------5---------4|
D|--10---------8---------6---------5|
A|--10---------8---------6---------5|
E|---8---------6---------4---------3|


 "I wish I could be as carefree..."
 
      Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3---8\--|
B|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3---8\--|
G|---8--8------7--7------5--5------4--4---8\--|
D|--10-10------8--8------6--6------5--5--10\--|
A|--10-10------8--8------6--6------5--5--10\--|
E|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3---8\--|


e|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-|
B|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-|
G|---8--8--7--7--5--5--4--4-|
D|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-|
A|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-|
E|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-|


e|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-|
B|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-|
G|---8--8--7--7--5--5--4--4-|
D|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-|
A|--10-10--8--8--6--6--5--5-|
E|---8--8--6--6--4--4--3--3-|


e|--------------8--------|
B|-8----9--8----8----9--8|      over the next four measures
G|-8----8--8----8----8--8|      the guitar does something
D|-----------------------|      vaguely like this over the bass.
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|


e|7/8~-----11~--10~---7/8~-------------------------|
B|7/8~-----10~---9~---7/8~---8------------4-------3|
G|-----------------------------10b-8----5-------4--|
D|------------------------------------6-------5----|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


e|-7/8~-----11~--10~|
B|-7/8~-----10~---9~|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|


e|8--11-10-8-------------8------------------------------|
B|-----------11-10-8------------------------------------|
G|-------------------10b---10br8-10-8-------8~-8--------|
D|------------------------------------10---------10-8---|
A|---------------------------------------10-----------10|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


 "I don't bother chasing..."   
e|-8--8--10--8--8--8--8--8|
B|-9--9---9--9--9--9--9--9|
G|10-10--10-10-10-10-10-10|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


e|-8--10--8--8-8--8\7-8\7-8|
B|-8---8--8--8-8--8\7-8\7-8|
G|-8---8--8--8-8--8\7-8\7-8|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|


 "I slink down the alley..."
e|-8--8--10--8--8--8--8--8|
B|-9--9---9--9--9--9--9--9|
G|10-10--10-10-10-10-10-10|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


 'howling to the moon..."
e|-10-10-10-10--11-11-11-11|
B|-10-10-10-10--11-11-11-11|
G|-11-11-11-11--12-12-12-12|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|


 "singing the blues..."

     Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8---------6---------4---------3|
B|---8---------6---------4---------3|
G|---8---------7---------5---------4|
D|--10---------8---------6---------5|
A|--10---------8---------6---------5|
E|---8---------6---------4---------3|


 "wild stray cat-you're a real..."

     Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8---------6---------4---------3|
B|---8---------6---------4---------3|
G|---8---------7---------5---------4|
D|--10---------8---------6---------5|
A|--10---------8---------6---------5|
E|---8---------6---------4---------3|


 "I wish I could be as carefree..."
 
      Cm        Bb        G#        G
e|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3---8\--|
B|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3---8\--|
G|---8--8------7--7------5--5------4--4---8\--|
D|--10-10------8--8------6--6------5--5--10\--|
A|--10-10------8--8------6--6------5--5--10\--|
E|---8--8------6--6------4--4------3--3---8\--|


then bass again


[Outro]

e|-8--------------------------------10tr-----10\-|
B|----------------------------------10tr-----10\-|
G|---10brp8-10-8--------------------11tr-----11\-|
D|---------------10-8----8-9-10------------------|
A|--------------------10-------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


*******************************************

| b    bend up
| r    release bend
| ~    vibrato
| /    slide up
| \    slide down
| *    trill
| tr   tremelo pick
| p.m. palm mute
| x    muffled string or note
| h    hammer on
| p    pull off
 
******************************************* 


email me with questions ,complaints, offers 
for a role in a made-for-television movie, etc.
jcafarella@hotmail.com     April 5 ,2003

HUGS, NOT DRUGS
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JH013 151 Aug 17, 2003 08:00 PM

perfect tab

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andrewbiles 4,765 Dec 13, 2003 07:00 PM

Yep, agreed

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Barroom Hero 10 Jan 24, 2005 07:00 PM

Even I couldn't find any mistakes....and i'm the biggest nitpick around =) so good job man

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