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To: jamesb@nevada.edu
Subject: Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues

From: euakan@eua.ericsson.se (Theo Kanter)

Subject: Re: TAB & REQ: Stray Cat Blues



COULD SOMEBODY BE SO KIND TO POST THE LYRICS TO STRAY CAT BLUES BY 

THE ROLLING STONES?





As for the TAB: Keith & Mick played it different on different records.





VERSE: 

                D-C-G-F

                D-C-G-F

                D-C-G-F

                D-C-G-F

CHORUS:

                A-A6-A7

                C-C6-C7



1) Acoustic intro



I  do not have my guitar beside my workstation but I'll try to remember:



             tie    tie                    tie     tie               strumming

    D        /\    /   \             C     /\      /\                 G    G F

e !----------------2-3-2-----------!--------------------------------!----!----!

B !------------------------3-------!-----------------------1--------!----!----!

G !----------0-2-------------------!---------------0-2--------------!----!----!

D !-0------------------------------!-------0-2----------------------!----!----!

A !--------------------------------!-3------------------------------!----!----!

E !--------------------------------!--------------------------------!----!----!



VERSE: 

                | D | C | G | G F |

                | D | C | G | G F |

                | D | C | G | G F |

                | D | C | G | G F |

CHORUS:

                | A | A6 | A7 | A6 |          (root + 5th, 6th, 7th)

                | C | C6 | C7 | C6 |





2) Electric intro



                                     strumming on all 6 (five?) strings.......



                                     Open             X position      V    V III

    G7                               G               F                C    C Bb

d !-3-----3------3----3---3--3--3--!----------------!---------------!----!----!

B !-0-----0------0----0---0--0--0--!----------------!---------------!----!----!

G !--------------------------------!----------------!---------------!----!----!

D !--------------------------------!----------------!---------------!----!----!

G !--------------------------------!----------------!---------------!----!----!

D !--------------------------------!----------------!---------------!----!----!



VERSE: 

                | G | F | C | C Bb |

                | G | F | C | C Bb |

                | G | F | C | C Bb |

                | G | F | C | C Bb |

CHORUS:

                | D | D6 | D7 | D6 |          (root + 5th, 6th, 7th)

                | F | F6 | F7 | F6 |

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 14:14:39 -0500
From: ryan@seneca.com (Ryan Malone)
Subject: Stray Cat Blues Lyrics

Someone had asked for the lyrics to "Stray Cat Blues" by the Rolling Stones.

This is as near as I can figure out:

I hear the click-clack of your feet on the stairs,
I know your loping stride, babe.
I'll be a beast if you just come up stairs, but
It's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime.

And I can see that you're just fifteen years old
But I don't want your ID
Don't look so scared, I'm not not hair-brained bear

And it's no hangin matter
It's no capital crime

CHORUS
Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat, oh yeah,
Won't you scratch my back, oh yeah,
You're a strange stray cat, I bet,
I bet your mama don't know that you bite like that
I bet your mama don't  know that you spit like that

You've got a friend, you say she's wilder than you
Why don't you bring her upstairs?
If she's so wild then she can join in, too--
It's no hangin' matter,
It ain't no capital crime

CHORUS

You're alone so far from home,
But you don't really miss your mother
I've been so many times all all alone

But it ain't no hangin' matter
It ain't no capital crime

CHORUS

--ryan@seneca.com




            
            
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riff_master93 31 Jan 08, 2009 10:47 AM

I hear the click-clack of your feet on the stairs
I know you're no scare-eyed honey.
There'll be a feast if you just come upstairs
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime

I can see that you're fifteen years old
No I don't want your I.D.
And I can see that you're so far from home
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime

Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat
Oh yeah, don'tcha scratch like that
Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat
bet your mama don't know you scream like that
I bet your mother don't know that you spit like that.

You look so weird and you're so far from home
but you really miss your mother
Don't look so scared I'm no mad-brained bear
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime

Bet your mama don't know you scream like that
I bet your mother don't know that you bite like that.

You say you got a friend, she's wilder than you
Well, why don't you bring her upstairs
If she's so wild she can join in too
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime

Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat
Oh yeah, don'tcha scratch like that
Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat
bet you mama don't know you scream like that
I bet your mother don't know that you bite like that
I'll bet she never saw you scratch my back

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LordHawHaw 30 Sep 25, 2016 06:31 PM

Reading these lyrics today it seems surprising that anyone could get away with this kind of subject matter but songs about sixteen year olds and schoolgirls were only too common in the 50s and 60s,perhaps not so much the 70s. I think this song is from Beggars Banquet which I think was recorded in 1968.
Led Zeppelin were at it as late as 1969 with Robert Plant warbling about his schoolgirl on Good Times Bad Times on Led Zeppelin 1.Shocking.

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