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The Cat Came Back chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
very simple and fun song
the chords are the same for every line

Em          D           C           B7
Old Mr. Johnson had troubles of his own
He had a yellow cat which wouldn't leave its home
He tried & he tried to give the cat away
He gave it to a man going far, far away

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, it just couldn't stay 
Away   [you can either combine this with the line above or make it its own line]

The man around the corner swore he'd kill the cat on sight
He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite
He waited & he waited for the cat to come around
97 pieces of the man is all they found


He gave it to a fisherman with a dollar note
Told him for to take it up the river in a boat
They tied a rope around its neck, it must have weighed a pound
But they had to drag the river for the fisherman was drowned


He gave it to a man going up in a balloon
He told him for to take it to the man in the moon
The balloon came down about 90 miles away
And where he is now I dare not say


He gave it to a man goin' way out west
Told him for to take it to the one he loved the best
First the train hit the curve, then it jumped the rail
Not a soul was left behind to tell the gruesome tail


The atom bomb fell one bright summer day
Then they dropped the H-bomb the very same way
Russia went, England went & then the USA
The human race was finished without a chance to pray


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bigblackbus 195 Dec 19, 2009 05:05 PM

thanks for this, man. i wanted to know how to play this for the version of the song by a band called macabre. if you havent heard theirs already, you should check it out

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arnebeckers 186 Apr 11, 2017 12:43 PM

The Macabre version uses lower chords. They actually play it like this:


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braak 10 Nov 04, 2017 03:16 PM

hey thanks, my son loves this song

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